India’s test wins by 200 plus runs margin

India won the second test against Sri Lanka by 278 runs at Col-PSS to provide the eleventh occasion of India winning a test by 200 plus runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 320 runs won 1st v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
2 India won 280 runs won 1st v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 India won 279 runs won 1st v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
4 India won 278 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
5 India won 272 runs lost 1st v New Zealand Auckland 07 Mar 1968
6 India won 259 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
7 India won 255 runs won 1st v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988
8 India won 235 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 27 Jul 1993
9 India won 222 runs won 1st v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
10 India won 216 runs won 1st v New Zealand Chennai 26 Nov 1976
11 India won 212 runs won 1st v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999 

India won the second test against Sri Lanka by 278 runs at Col-PSS to provide the fourth  occasion of India winning a test by 275 plus runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 320 runs won 1st v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
2 India won 280 runs won 1st v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 India won 279 runs won 1st v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
4 India won 278 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015 

India won the second test against Sri Lanka by 278 runs at Col-PSS to provide the third occasion of India winning a test by 200 plus runs margin against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 278 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
2 India won 259 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
3 India won 235 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 27 Jul 1993

 

England’s test defeats by an innings margin

England lost the fifth and final test against Australia at The Oval by an innings and 46 runs to provide the 56th occasion of England losing a test by an innings margin against various oppositions. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England lost inns & 332 runs v Australia Brisbane 29 Nov 1946
2 England lost inns & 226 runs v West Indies Lord’s 23 Aug 1973
3 England lost inns & 215 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 18 Dec 2003
4 England lost inns & 200 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
5 England lost inns & 180 runs v Australia Nottingham 10 Aug 1989
6 England lost inns & 180 runs v West Indies Birmingham 14 Jun 1984
7 England lost inns & 161 runs v West Indies Kingston 14 Mar 1935
8 England lost inns & 156 runs v West Indies Manchester 30 Jun 1988
9 England lost inns & 154 runs v Australia Brisbane 26 Nov 1954
10 England lost inns & 149 runs v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948
11 England lost inns & 148 runs v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1993
12 England lost inns & 147 runs v Australia Sydney 01 Feb 1895
13 England lost inns & 132 runs v New Zealand Christchurch 03 Feb 1984
14 England lost inns & 118 runs v Australia Birmingham 05 Jul 2001
15 England lost inns & 100 runs v Pakistan Lahore 29 Nov 2005
16 England lost inns & 099 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2006
17 England lost inns & 093 runs v West Indies Birmingham 15 Jun 2000
18 England lost inns & 092 runs v South Africa Lord’s 31 Jul 2003
19 England lost inns & 091 runs v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1920
20 England lost inns & 087 runs v Pakistan Lahore 25 Nov 1987
21 England lost inns & 085 runs v Australia Birmingham 10 Jul 1975
22 England lost inns & 080 runs v Australia Leeds 07 Aug 2009
23 England lost inns & 079 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 13 Feb 1981
24 England lost inns & 074 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2010
25 England lost inns & 064 runs v West Indies Birmingham 06 Jul 1995
26 England lost inns & 064 runs v West Indies Manchester 26 Jul 1984
27 England lost inns & 062 runs v Australia Lord’s 17 Jun 1993
28 England lost inns & 061 runs v Australia Leeds 24 Jul 1997
29 England lost inns & 056 runs v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1950
30 England lost inns & 055 runs v West Indies Leeds 04 Aug 1966
31 England lost inns & 055 runs v Australia Melbourne 01 Jan 1898
32 England lost inns & 052 runs v West Indies St John’s 20 Mar 1998
33 England lost inns & 051 runs v Australia Adelaide 21 Nov 2002
34 England lost inns & 048 runs v Australia Perth 29 Nov 2002
35 England lost inns & 046 runs v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015
36 England lost inns & 046 runs v India Leeds 22 Aug 2002
37 England lost inns & 044 runs v West Indies Georgetown 17 Mar 1994
38 England lost inns & 040 runs v West Indies Manchester 02 Jun 1966
39 England lost inns & 039 runs v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930
40 England lost inns & 037 runs v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2000
41 England lost inns & 033 runs v Australia Sydney 13 Dec 1946
42 England lost inns & 032 runs v West Indies St John’s 12 Apr 1990
43 England lost inns & 030 runs v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Mar 1986
44 England lost inns & 028 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 22 Feb 2001
45 England lost inns & 025 runs v Australia The Oval 23 Aug 2001
46 England lost inns & 023 runs v West Indies Kingston 04 Feb 2009
47 England lost inns & 022 runs v India Chennai 11 Feb 1993
48 England lost inns & 021 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
49 England lost inns & 018 runs v Pakistan Leeds 02 Jul 1987
50 England lost inns & 016 runs v South Africa Cape Town 30 Mar 1906
51 England lost inns & 015 runs v India Mumbai 19 Feb 1993
52 England lost inns & 013 runs v Australia Adelaide 14 Jan 1898
53 England lost inns & 013 runs v Australia Sydney 05 Jan 1951
54 England lost inns & 012 runs v South Africa The Oval 19 Jul 2012
55 England lost inns & 009 runs v Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1966
56 England lost inns & 008 runs v India Chennai 06 Feb 1952

England lost the fifth and final test against Australia at The Oval by an innings and 46 runs to provide the 24th occasion of England losing a test by an innings margin against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England lost inns & 332 runs v Australia Brisbane 29 Nov 1946
2 England lost inns & 200 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
3 England lost inns & 180 runs v Australia Nottingham 10 Aug 1989
4 England lost inns & 154 runs v Australia Brisbane 26 Nov 1954
5 England lost inns & 149 runs v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948
6 England lost inns & 148 runs v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1993
7 England lost inns & 147 runs v Australia Sydney 01 Feb 1895
8 England lost inns & 118 runs v Australia Birmingham 05 Jul 2001
9 England lost inns & 099 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2006
10 England lost inns & 091 runs v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1920
11 England lost inns & 085 runs v Australia Birmingham 10 Jul 1975
12 England lost inns & 080 runs v Australia Leeds 07 Aug 2009
13 England lost inns & 062 runs v Australia Lord’s 17 Jun 1993
14 England lost inns & 061 runs v Australia Leeds 24 Jul 1997
15 England lost inns & 055 runs v Australia Melbourne 01 Jan 1898
16 England lost inns & 051 runs v Australia Adelaide 21 Nov 2002
17 England lost inns & 048 runs v Australia Perth 29 Nov 2002
18 England lost inns & 046 runs v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015
19 England lost inns & 039 runs v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930
20 England lost inns & 033 runs v Australia Sydney 13 Dec 1946
21 England lost inns & 025 runs v Australia The Oval 23 Aug 2001
22 England lost inns & 013 runs v Australia Adelaide 14 Jan 1898
23 England lost inns & 013 runs v Australia Sydney 05 Jan 1951
24 England lost inns & 009 runs v Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1966

Leeds and The Oval are the two grounds which have witnessed six occasions of England losing the test by an innings margin. The details are listed below.

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England lost inns & 148 runs v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1993
2 England lost inns & 080 runs v Australia Leeds 07 Aug 2009
3 England lost inns & 061 runs v Australia Leeds 24 Jul 1997
4 England lost inns & 055 runs v West Indies Leeds 04 Aug 1966
5 England lost inns & 046 runs v India Leeds 22 Aug 2002
6 England lost inns & 018 runs v Pakistan Leeds 02 Jul 1987
             
1 England lost inns & 149 runs v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948
2 England lost inns & 056 runs v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1950
3 England lost inns & 046 runs v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015
4 England lost inns & 039 runs v Australia The Oval 16 Aug 1930
5 England lost inns & 025 runs v Australia The Oval 23 Aug 2001
6 England lost inns & 012 runs v South Africa The Oval 19 Jul 2012

 

Sri Lankan bowlers who have conceded 100 plus runs in both innings of a test

PHT Kaushal of Sri Lanka returned with figures of none for 111 and 4 for 118 in the ongoing second test against India at Col-PSS to provide the eighth occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler to concede 100 plus runs in both innings of a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 ALF de Mel 28.0 2 124 3 1 v Pakistan Karachi 05 Mar 1982
  ALF de Mel 23.2 3 100 1 3 v Pakistan Karachi 05 Mar 1982
                   
2 M Muralitharan 45.0 8 135 4 1 v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1998
  M Muralitharan 41.0 10 108 4 3 v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1998
                   
3 M Muralitharan 37.0 6 115 1 1 v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 29 Nov 2001
  M Muralitharan 36.0 5 116 2 3 v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 29 Nov 2001
                   
4 UDU Chandana 26.0 2 109 5 1 v Australia Cairns 09 Jul 2004
  UDU Chandana 18.4 1 101 5 3 v Australia Cairns 09 Jul 2004
                   
5 M Muralitharan 38.4 8 100 7 1 v India Delhi 10 Dec 2005
  M Muralitharan 38.0 5 118 1 3 v India Delhi 10 Dec 2005
                   
6 M Muralitharan 40.0 6 112 3 2 v West Indies Providence 22 Mar 2008
  M Muralitharan 45.0 6 112 3 4 v West Indies Providence 22 Mar 2008
                   
7 HMRKB Herath 38.1 8 125 5 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
  HMRKB Herath 19.0 0 100 0 4 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
                   
8 PHT Kaushal 30.0 2 111 0 1 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
  PHT Kaushal 31.0 1 118 4 3 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015

PHT Kaushal of Sri Lanka returned with figures of none for 111 and 4 for 118 in the ongoing second test against India at Col-PSS to provide the second occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler to concede 100 plus runs in both innings of a test against India. M Muralitharan was the other bowler. He had returned with figures of 7 for 100 and 1 for 118 at Delhi in Dec 2005. Both the occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 M Muralitharan 38.4 8 100 7 1 v India Delhi 10 Dec 2005
  M Muralitharan 38.0 5 118 1 3 v India Delhi 10 Dec 2005
                   
2 PHT Kaushal 30.0 2 111 0 1 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
  PHT Kaushal 31.0 1 118 4 3 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015

 

Indian opening batsmen who have scored a duck and fifty in a test

M Vijay scored a duck and 82 in the ongoing test against Sri Lanka at Col-PSS to provide the 28th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a zero and a fifty in a test against various oppositions. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 VM Merchant 78 0 v England Manchester 20 Jul 1946
2 MH Mankad 111 0 v Australia Melbourne 06 Feb 1948
3 P Roy 140 0 v England Mumbai (BS) 14 Dec 1951
4 ML Apte 0 163* v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Feb 1953
5 P Roy 0 67* v Pakistan Dhaka 01 Jan 1955
6 P Roy 0 78 v Pakistan Bahawalpur 15 Jan 1955
7 P Roy 0 99 v Australia Delhi 12 Dec 1959
8 ML Jaisimha 66 0 v Australia Mumbai (BS) 10 Oct 1964
9 S Abid Ali 63 0 v New Zealand Nagpur 03 Oct 1969
10 FM Engineer 86 0 v England Lord’s 20 Jun 1974
11 SM Gavaskar 0 118 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
12 CPS Chauhan 0 85 v Australia Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
13 RJ Shastri 66 0 v England The Oval 08 Jul 1982
14 K Srikkanth 94 0 v New Zealand Mumbai 24 Nov 1988
15 NS Sidhu 116 0 v West Indies Kingston 28 Apr 1989
16 NS Sidhu 0 85 v Pakistan Karachi 15 Nov 1989
17 WV Raman 0 96 v New Zealand Christchurch 02 Feb 1990
18 NR Mongia 152 0 v Australia Delhi 10 Oct 1996
19 DJ Gandhi 0 75 v New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct 1999
20 V Sehwag 106 0 v England Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
21 SB Bangar 77 0 v West Indies Kolkata 30 Oct 2002
22 V Sehwag 109 0 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
23 V Sehwag 0 63 v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2010
24 A Mukund 62 0 v West Indies Roseau 06 Jul 2011
25 G Gambhir 0 83 v Australia Sydney 03 Jan 2012
26 S Dhawan 0 115 v New Zealand Auckland 06 Feb 2014
27 M Vijay 0 80 v Australia Sydney 06 Jan 2015
28 M Vijay 0 82 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015

 

M Vijay scored a duck and 82 in the ongoing test against Sri Lanka at Col-PSS to provide the 28th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a zero and a fifty in a test against Sri Lanka. Both the listed below. Coincidentally, both the occasions are witnessed at Col-PSS. V Sehwag had scored 109 and Zero in Aug 2010 and M Vijay has now scored a duck and 82 in Aug 2015

 

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 V Sehwag 109 0 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
2 M Vijay 0 82 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015

 

The following list shows the four Indian opening batsman who have a scored a duck and fifty in a test on two or more occasions. P Roy {04}, V Sehwag {03}, NS Sidhu {02} and M Vijay {02} are the four Indian batsmen.

 

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 P Roy 140 0 v England Mumbai (BS) 14 Dec 1951
2 P Roy 0 67* v Pakistan Dhaka 01 Jan 1955
3 P Roy 0 78 v Pakistan Bahawalpur 15 Jan 1955
4 P Roy 0 99 v Australia Delhi 12 Dec 1959
             
1 V Sehwag 106 0 v England Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
2 V Sehwag 109 0 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
3 V Sehwag 0 63 v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2010
             
1 M Vijay 0 80 v Australia Sydney 06 Jan 2015
2 M Vijay 0 82 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
             
1 NS Sidhu 116 0 v West Indies Kingston 28 Apr 1989
2 NS Sidhu 0 85 v Pakistan Karachi 15 Nov 1989

 

England dismissed for a total of less than 150 runs in a test innings against Australia at home – “The Oval Syndrome”

England was dismissed all out for 149 in its first innings in the ongoing fifth test at The Oval against Australia to provide the 28th occasion of England dismissed for a total less than 150 runs in an innings against Australia at home. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 101 71.3×4 2 v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882
2 England 77 55.0×4 4 v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882
3 England 95 63.0×4 1 v Australia Manchester 10 Jul 1884
4 England 53 50.0×4 2 v Australia Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
5 England 62 47.0×4 4 v Australia Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
6 England 100 55.0×5 2 v Australia The Oval 11 Aug 1890
7 England 145 81.3×5 1 v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
8 England 84 49.0×5 3 v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
9 England 145 61.3 2 v Australia Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
10 England 120 49.4 4 v Australia Manchester 24 Jul 1902
11 England 121 55.3 2 v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909
12 England 121 60.5 3 v Australia Lord’s 14 Jun 1909
13 England 87 37.5 4 v Australia Leeds 01 Jul 1909
14 England 119 52.2 2 v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1909
15 England 112 37.0 1 v Australia Nottingham 28 May 1921
16 England 147 85.4 3 v Australia Nottingham 28 May 1921
17 England 141 107.4 4 v Australia Nottingham 08 Jun 1934
18 England 145 63.3 4 v Australia The Oval 18 Aug 1934
19 England 123 50.5 3 v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1938
20 England 52 42.1 1 v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948
21 England 144 72.4 2 v Australia Nottingham 11 Jun 1953
22 England 116 55.2 3 v Australia Lord’s 22 Jun 1972
23 England 101 45.3 2 v Australia Birmingham 10 Jul 1975
24 England 125 38.4 3 v Australia Nottingham 18 Jun 1981
25 England 77 42.3 1 v Australia Lord’s 19 Jun 1997
26 England 102 33.5 1 v Australia Leeds 07 Aug 2009
27 England 103 37.0 4 v Australia Lord’s 16 Jul 2015
28 England 149 48.4 2 v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015

England was dismissed all out for 149 in its first innings in the ongoing fifth test at The Oval against Australia to provide the eighth occasion of England dismissed for a total less than 150 runs in an innings against Australia at The Oval. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 101 71.3×4 2 v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882
2 England 77 55.0×4 4 v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1882
3 England 100 55.0×5 2 v Australia The Oval 11 Aug 1890
4 England 145 81.3×5 1 v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
5 England 84 49.0×5 3 v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
6 England 145 63.3 4 v Australia The Oval 18 Aug 1934
7 England 52 42.1 1 v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948
8 England 149 48.4 2 v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015

The previous occasion of England dismissed for as total less than 150 runs against Australia at The Oval was in Aug 1948 – 67 years ago. England was dismissed for 52 runs in this test.

England conceding the first innings lead of 300 plus runs against Australia

England conceded a first innings lead of 332 runs in the ongoing fifth test at The Oval against Australia to provided the eleventh occasion of England conceding the first innings lead of 300 plus runs against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 321 117.3 380 2 v Australia The Oval 18 Aug 1934
2 England 239 71.5×8 365 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
3 England 141 61.5×8 504 2 v Australia Brisbane 29 Nov 1946
4 England 190 76.1×8 411 2 v Australia Brisbane 26 Nov 1954
5 England 191 69.1 341 2 v Australia The Oval 28 Aug 1975
6 England 255 76.5 347 2 v Australia Nottingham 10 Aug 1989
7 England 205 99.0 427 2 v Australia Lord’s 17 Jun 1993
8 England 200 82.5 453 2 v Australia Leeds 22 Jul 1993
9 England 157 61.1 445 2 v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
10 England 172 68.2 398 2 v Australia Adelaide 05 Dec 2013
11 England 149 48.4 332 2 v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015

 

Rival captains scoring fifties in Sri Lanka-India test series

V Kohli {78} and AD Mathews {102} scored fifties for India and Sri Lanka respectively in the ongoing second test to provide the eighth occasion of rival captains scoring fifties  in a test in Sri Lanka-India test series.   All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 LRD Mendis 51 1 Srl Ind Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
  N Kapil Dev 78 4 Ind Srl Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
               
2 SR Tendulkar 143 1 Ind Srl Col-RPS 02 Aug 1997
  A Ranatunga 86 2 Srl Ind Col-RPS 02 Aug 1997
               
3 M Azharuddin 87 1 Ind Srl Col-SSC 24 Feb 1999
  A Ranatunga 66 2 Srl Ind Col-SSC 24 Feb 1999
               
4 MS Atapattu 88 2 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
  R Dravid 53 3 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
  MS Atapattu 67 4 Srl` Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
               
5 MS Dhoni 100* 2 Ind Srl Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
  KC Sangakkara 137 3 Srl Ind Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
               
6 KC Sangakkara 219 1 Srl Ind Col-SSC 26 Jul 2010
  MS Dhoni 76 2 Ind Srl Col-SSC 26 Jul 2010
               
7 AD Mathews 64 1 Srl Ind Galle 12 Aug 2015
  V Kohli 103 2 Ind Srl Galle 12 Aug 2015
               
8 V Kohli 78 1 Ind Srl Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
  AD Mathews 102 2 Srl Ind Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015

V Kohli and AD Mathews provide the only pair of rival captains to score fifties in consecutive tests of a series between Sri Lanka and India.  They had scored fifties at Galle and now at Col-PSS. The performance in these two occasions is listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Mathews 64 1 Srl Ind Galle 12 Aug 2015
  V Kohli 103 2 Ind Srl Galle 12 Aug 2015
               
2 V Kohli 78 1 Ind Srl Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
  AD Mathews 102 2 Srl Ind Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015

 

Sri Lankan captains scoring a hundred in a test innings

AD Mathews of Sri Lanka scored a hundred – 102 – in the ongoing second test at Col-PSS against India to provide the 41st occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a hundred in a test innings. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 LRD Mendis 111 1 v England Lord’s 23 Aug 1984
2 LRD Mendis 124 4 v India Kandy 14 Sep 1985
3 A Ranatunga 127 2 v Australia Col-SSC 17 Aug 1992
4 A Ranatunga 131 3 v South Africa Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993
5 ST Jayasuriya 188 1 v Pakistan Kandy 28 Jun 2000
6 ST Jayasuriya 148 1 v South Africa Galle 20 Jul 2000
7 ST Jayasuriya 111 2 v India Galle 14 Aug 2001
8 ST Jayasuriya 139 2 v Zimbabwe Kandy 04 Jan 2002
9 ST Jayasuriya 145 2 v Bangladesh Col-PSS 21 Jul 2002
10 HP Tillakaratne 144 2 v New Zealand Col-PSS 25 Apr 2003
11 MS Atapattu 170 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 May 2004
12 MS Atapattu 249 2 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 14 May 2004
13 MS Atapattu 133 2 v Australia Cairns 09 Jul 2004
14 MS Atapattu 127 2 v New Zealand Napier 04 Apr 2005
15 M Jayawardene 119 3 v England Lord’s 11 May 2006
16 M Jayawardene 374 2 v South Africa Col-SSC 27 Jul 2006
17 M Jayawardene 123 4 v South Africa Col-PSS 04 Aug 2006
18 M Jayawardene 127 2 v Bangladesh Col-SSC 25 Jun 2007
19 M Jayawardene 165 2 v Bangladesh Kandy 11 Jul 2007
20 M Jayawardene 104 2 v Australia Hobart 16 Nov 2007
21 M Jayawardene 195 2 v England Col-SSC 09 Dec 2007
22 M Jayawardene 213* 1 v England Galle 18 Dec 2007
23 M Jayawardene 136 1 v West Indies Providence 22 Mar 2008
24 M Jayawardene 136 1 v India Col-SSC 23 Jul 2008
25 M Jayawardene 166 3 v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
26 M Jayawardene 240 1 v Pakistan Karachi 21 Feb 2009
27 KC Sangakkara 130* 4 v Pakistan Col-SSC 20 Jul 2009
28 KC Sangakkara 109 3 v New Zealand Col-SSC 26 Aug 2009
29 KC Sangakkara 137 3 v India Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
30 KC Sangakkara 103 1 v India Galle 18 Jul 2010
31 KC Sangakkara 219 1 v India Col-SSC 26 Jul 2010
32 KC Sangakkara 150 1 v West Indies Col-RPS 23 Nov 2010
33 TM Dilshan 193 2 v England Lord’s 03 Jun 2011
34 KC Sangakkara 119 3 v England Southampton 16 Jun 2011
35 M Jayawardene 180 1 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
36 M Jayawardene 105 1 v England Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
37 AD Mathews 157* 3 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013
38 AD Mathews 102 2 v England Lord’s 12 Jun 2014
39 AD Mathews 160 3 v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014
40 AD Mathews 122 3 v Pakistan Pallekele 03 Jul 2015
41 AD Mathews 102 2 v India Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015

AD Mathews of Sri Lanka scored a hundred – 102 – in the ongoing second test at Col-PSS against India to provide the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan captain scoring a hundred in a test innings against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 LRD Mendis 124 4 v India Kandy 14 Sep 1985
2 ST Jayasuriya 111 2 v India Galle 14 Aug 2001
3 M Jayawardene 136 1 v India Col-SSC 23 Jul 2008
4 KC Sangakkara 137 3 v India Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
5 KC Sangakkara 103 1 v India Galle 18 Jul 2010
6 KC Sangakkara 219 1 v India Col-SSC 26 Jul 2010
7 AD Mathews 102 2 v India Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015

AD Mathew’s 102 represent his fifth test hundred as captain. He became the fourth Sri Lankan captain to score five or more test hundreds. Others are – M Jayawardene {14}, KC Sangakkara {07} and ST Jayasuriya {05}. The performance of  these four captains are detailed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 M Jayawardene 119 3 v England Lord’s 11 May 2006
2 M Jayawardene 374 2 v South Africa Col-SSC 27 Jul 2006
3 M Jayawardene 123 4 v South Africa Col-PSS 04 Aug 2006
4 M Jayawardene 127 2 v Bangladesh Col-SSC 25 Jun 2007
5 M Jayawardene 165 2 v Bangladesh Kandy 11 Jul 2007
6 M Jayawardene 104 2 v Australia Hobart 16 Nov 2007
7 M Jayawardene 195 2 v England Col-SSC 09 Dec 2007
8 M Jayawardene 213* 1 v England Galle 18 Dec 2007
9 M Jayawardene 136 1 v West Indies Providence 22 Mar 2008
10 M Jayawardene 136 1 v India Col-SSC 23 Jul 2008
11 M Jayawardene 166 3 v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
12 M Jayawardene 240 1 v Pakistan Karachi 21 Feb 2009
13 M Jayawardene 180 1 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
14 M Jayawardene 105 1 v England Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
             
1 KC Sangakkara 130* 4 v Pakistan Col-SSC 20 Jul 2009
2 KC Sangakkara 109 3 v New Zealand Col-SSC 26 Aug 2009
3 KC Sangakkara 137 3 v India Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
4 KC Sangakkara 103 1 v India Galle 18 Jul 2010
5 KC Sangakkara 219 1 v India Col-SSC 26 Jul 2010
6 KC Sangakkara 150 1 v West Indies Col-RPS 23 Nov 2010
7 KC Sangakkara 119 3 v England Southampton 16 Jun 2011
             
1 ST Jayasuriya 188 1 v Pakistan Kandy 28 Jun 2000
2 ST Jayasuriya 148 1 v South Africa Galle 20 Jul 2000
3 ST Jayasuriya 111 2 v India Galle 14 Aug 2001
4 ST Jayasuriya 139 2 v Zimbabwe Kandy 04 Jan 2002
5 ST Jayasuriya 145 2 v Bangladesh Col-PSS 21 Jul 2002
             
1 AD Mathews 157* 3 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013
2 AD Mathews 102 2 v England Lord’s 12 Jun 2014
3 AD Mathews 160 3 v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014
4 AD Mathews 122 3 v Pakistan Pallekele 03 Jul 2015
5 AD Mathews 102 2 v India Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015

 

AN Cook and AJ Strauss share the record for most catches by an England fieldsman other than the wicket keepers

AN Cook of England took a catch – that of CJL Rogers of the bowling of MA Wood – in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing fifth test between England and Australia at The Oval. It was his 121st catch as a fieldsman for England. He is now on par with AJ Strauss who also has a tally of 121 catches. At the end of  Australia’a first innings at The Oval – AN Cook and AJ Strauss share the record for most catches by an England fieldsman other than wicket keeper with 121 catches each. AN Cook went past IT Botham  and MC Cowdrey who had pouched 120 catches on his way to share the record. AN Cook now needs one more catch to own the record for most catches by an England fieldsman other than the wicket keepers.

 

No Player Mat Inns Dis Ct
1 AN Cook 119 222 121 121
2 AJ Strauss 100 189 121 121
3 IT Botham 102 179 120 120
4 MC Cowdrey 114 214 120 120
5 WR Hammond 85 154 110 110
6 GP Thorpe 100 179 105 105
7 GA Gooch 118 211 103 103

 

AN Cook is one of the three England’s fieldsmen other than the wicket keepers to pouch seventy plus catches on home soil – AJ Strauss – 83, AN Cook – 78 and  MC Cowdrey –  70. AN Cook now needs six more catches at home to surpass the tally of AJ Strauss and to own the record of most catches by an England fieldsman other the wicket keepers at home.

 

AN Cook has an aggregate of 37 catches against Australia and needs three more catches for his 40 catches against Australia. If he gets them, he would become the fourth England fieldsman to pouch 40 plus catches against Australia. Others are – IT Botham {57}, WR Hammond {43} and MC Cowdrey {40}

 

The following table furnishes the performance of AN Cook and AJ Strauss opponent wise and also ho  they share the England record for most catches by a fieldsman other than the wicket keeper

 

AN Cook AJ Strauss
Opposition Mat Inns Dis Ct Opposition Mat Inns Dis Ct
v Australia 30 56 37 37 v Australia 20 37 21 21
v Bangladesh 4 8 1 1 v Bangladesh 4 8 7 7
v India 20 39 22 22 v India 12 24 13 13
v New Zealand 13 25 18 18 v New Zealand 9 18 15 15
v Pakistan 11 21 9 9 v Pakistan 13 25 13 13
v South Africa 11 20 12 12 v South Africa 16 30 12 12
v Sri Lanka 13 24 8 8 v Sri Lanka 8 16 18 18
v West Indies 17 29 14 14 v West Indies 18 31 22 22
Total 119 222 121 121 Total 100 189 121 121

 

Australian batsmen batting at number nine scoring a fifty in a test innings against England – MA Starc emulates R Lindwall

MA Starc scored 58 against England in the ongoing fifth test at The Oval to provide the 20th occasion of an Australian batsman batting at number nine scoring a fifty in a test innings against England. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AE Trott 85* 1 v England Sydney 01 Feb 1895
2 CE McLeod 50* 2 v England Sydney 13 Dec 1897
3 H Trumble 64* 1 v England The Oval 11 Aug 1902
4 C Hill 160 3 v England Adelaide 10 Jan 1908
5 H Carter 66 3 v England Melbourne 07 Feb 1908
6 TJ Matthews 53 3 v England Adelaide 12 Jan 1912
7 JM Gregory 100 1 v England Melbourne 31 Dec 1920
8 WAS Oldfield 50 1 v England Adelaide 14 Jan 1921
9 WAS Oldfield 65* 3 v England Sydney 27 Feb 1925
10 CV Grimmett 50 1 v England Manchester 25 Jul 1930
11 RR Lindwall 100 3 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1947
12 RR Lindwall 50 3 v England Lord’s 25 Jun 1953
13 RR Lindwall 62 1 v England The Oval 15 Aug 1953
14 R Benaud 51 1 v England Brisbane 30 Nov 1962
15 MHN Walker 78* 2 v England The Oval 25 Aug 1977
16 PR Reiffel 54* 2 v England Leeds 24 Jul 1997
17 DW Fleming 71* 1 v England Brisbane 20 Nov 1998
18 MA Starc 66* 1 v England Manchester 01 Aug 2013
19 MA Starc 58 3 v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015
20 MA Starc 58 1 v England The Oval 20 Aug 2015 

MA Starc scored 58 against England in the ongoing fifth test at The Oval to provide the third  occasion of his scoring a fifty  while batting at number nine  in a test innings against England. MA Starc became the second Australian batsman to score three fifties while batting at number nine  in a test innings against England. RR Lindwall is the other batsman to perform such a feat. The performances of these two batsmen are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RR Lindwall 100 3 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1947
2 RR Lindwall 50 3 v England Lord’s 25 Jun 1953
3 RR Lindwall 62 1 v England The Oval 15 Aug 1953
             
1 MA Starc 66* 1 v England Manchester 01 Aug 2013
2 MA Starc 58 3 v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015
3 MA Starc 58 1 v England The Oval 20 Aug 2015

 

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