Tests at Delhi – Key statistical parameters

India has played 32 tests at Delhi and the ensuing fourth test against South Africa slated for the 3rd December 2015 will be the 33rd test to be played at Delhi. This test will also be the first ever test to be played against South Africa at Delhi and South Africa will become India’s eighth opposition to play a test match at Delhi. The following table lists the performance of each teams that have played tests in Delhi

OVERALL FIGURES
Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw
Ind 32 12 6 0 14
Aus 7 1 3 0 3
Eng 7 3 0 0 4
Win 7 2 1 0 4
Pak 5 0 3 0 2
Zim 3 0 3 0 0
NZl 2 0 1 0 1
Srl 1 0 1 0 0

There are eight occasions of teams posting 500 plus runs in an innings, which includes three occasion of 600 plus runs in an innings. West Indies scored 644 for 8 declared against India in Feb 1959, which represent the highest team total posted in tests played at Delhi. All the eight occasions are listed below

TEAM TOTAL OF 500 PLUS RUNS
No Team Score Overs Overs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Win 644/8d 214.0 2 Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
2 Win 631 183.4 1 Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
3 Ind 613/7d 161.0 1 Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
4 Aus 577 179.3 2 Ind Delhi 29 Oct 2008
5 Ind 566/8d 142.2 1 Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
6 Ind 536/7d 132.0 1 Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
7 Ind 531/7d 241.5 2 NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955
8 Ind 510/7d 144.2 1 Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979

Of the 32 tests played at Delhi, 14 tests were drawn , six were lost by India and 12 tests were won by India. The following table furnishes the details of these tests.

DRAWN TESTS
Nov Team Result Margin Toss Bat Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Ind draw lost 2nd Win Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 Ind draw lost 2nd Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951
3 Ind draw lost 2nd NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955
4 Ind draw won 1st Win Delhi 06 Feb 1959
5 Ind draw won 1st Pak Delhi 08 Feb 1961
6 Ind draw won 1st Eng Delhi 13 Dec 1961
7 Ind draw won 1st Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
8 Ind draw won 1st Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
9 Ind draw won 1st Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
10 Ind draw lost 2nd Pak Delhi 04 Dec 1979
11 Ind draw lost 2nd Eng Delhi 23 Dec 1981
12 Ind draw won 1st Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
13 Ind draw lost 2nd Aus Delhi 26 Sep 1986
14 Ind draw won 1st Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
TESTS LOST BY INDIA
Nov Team Result Margin Toss Bat Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Ind lost inns & 127 runs won 1st Aus Delhi 12 Dec 1959
2 Ind lost 6 wickets won 1st Eng Delhi 20 Dec 1972
3 Ind lost inns & 17 runs won 1st Win Delhi 11 Dec 1974
4 Ind lost inns & 25 runs lost 2nd Eng Delhi 17 Dec 1976
5 Ind lost 8 wickets won 1st Eng Delhi 12 Dec 1984
6 Ind lost 5 wickets won 1st Win Delhi 25 Nov 1987
TESTS WON BY INDIA
Nov Team Result Margin Toss Bat Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Ind won inns & 70 runs won 1st Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
2 Ind won 7 wickets lost 2nd NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
3 Ind won 7 wickets lost 2nd Aus Delhi 28 Nov 1969
4 Ind won inns & 13 runs won 1st Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
5 Ind won 7 wickets lost 2nd Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
6 Ind won 212 runs won 1st Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
7 Ind won 7 wickets lost 2nd Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
8 Ind won 4 wickets lost 2nd Zim Delhi 28 Feb 2002
9 Ind won 188 runs won 1st Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
10 Ind won 6 wickets lost 2nd Pak Delhi 22 Nov 2007
11 Ind won 5 wickets lost 2nd Win Delhi 06 Nov 2011
12 Ind won 6 wickets lost 2nd Aus Delhi 22 Mar 2013

The following table lists the team wise break up of centurions at Delhi. – Australia {03}, England {07}, India {32), New Zealand {02}, Pakistan {01}, West Indies {11} and Zimbabwe {02}. The sum of these total 58 centuries

CENTURIONS AT DELHI
No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RN Harvey 114 2 Aus Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1959
2 IM Chappell 138 1 Aus Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
3 MJ Clarke 112 2 Aus Ind Delhi 29 Oct 2008
               
1 AJ Watkins 137* 3 Eng Ind Delhi 02 Nov 1951
2 KF Barrington 113* 2 Eng Ind Delhi 13 Dec 1961
3 MC Cowdrey 151 2 Eng Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1964
4 DL Amiss 179 1 Eng Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
5 G Boycott 105 1 Eng Ind Delhi 23 Dec 1981
6 CJ Tavare 149 1 Eng Ind Delhi 23 Dec 1981
7 RT Robinson 160 2 Eng Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1984
               
1 HR Adhikari 114* 2 Ind Win Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 VM Merchant 154 2 Ind Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951
3 VS Hazare 164* 2 Ind Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951
4 VL Manjrekar 177 2 Ind NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955
5 CG Borde 109 1 Ind Win Delhi 06 Feb 1959
6 PR Umrigar 112 1 Ind Pak Delhi 08 Feb 1961
7 ML Jaisimha 127 1 Ind Eng Delhi 13 Dec 1961
8 VL Manjrekar 189* 1 Ind Eng Delhi 13 Dec 1961
9 Hanumant Singh 105 1 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
10 BK Kunderan 100 3 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
11 MAK Pataudi 203* 3 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
12 DN Sardesai 106 2 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
13 MAK Pataudi 113 2 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
14 SM Gavaskar 120 1 Ind Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
15 DB Vengsarkar 109 1 Ind Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
16 N Kapil Dev 126* 1 Ind Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
17 SM Gavaskar 115 1 Ind Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
18 GR Viswanath 131 1 Ind Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
19 Yashpal Sharma 100* 1 Ind Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
20 DB Vengsarkar 146* 4 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Dec 1979
21 GR Viswanath 107 2 Ind Eng Delhi 23 Dec 1981
22 SM Gavaskar 121 1 Ind Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
23 DB Vengsarkar 159 1 Ind Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
24 DB Vengsarkar 102 3 Ind Win Delhi 25 Nov 1987
25 VG Kambli 227 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
26 NR Mongia 152 2 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
27 R Dravid 200* 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
28 SR Tendulkar 122 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
29 SC Ganguly 136 2 Ind Zim Delhi 28 Feb 2002
30 SR Tendulkar 109 1 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
31 G Gambhir 206 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
32 VVS Laxman 200* 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
               
1 B Sutcliffe 230* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
2 JR Reid 119* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
               
1 Mushtaq Mohammad 101 2 Pak Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1961
               
1 CL Walcott 152 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 GE Gomez 101 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
3 ED Weekes 128 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
4 RJ Christiani 107 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
5 JKC Holt 123 2 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
6 OG Smith 100 2 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
7 JS Solomon 100* 2 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
8 IVA Richards 192* 2 Win Ind Delhi 11 Dec 1974
9 CH Lloyd 103 2 Win Ind Delhi 29 Oct 1983
10 IVA Richards 109* 4 Win Ind Delhi 25 Nov 1987
11 S Chanderpaul 118 1 Win Ind Delhi 06 Nov 2011
               
1 A Flower 115 2 Zim Ind Delhi 13 Mar 1993
2 A Flower 183* 1 Zim Ind Delhi 18 Nov 2000

B Sutcliffe of New Zealand socred 230 not out in Dec 1955. This innings represents the highest individual innings by a batsman of a visiting team in the tests played at Delhi. VG Kambli’s 227 against England in Mar 1993 provides the highest individual innings by an Indian batsman in tests played at Delhi. The following table furnishes the highest individual innings for each team at Delhi

CENTURIONS AT DELHI – HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL INNINGS FOR EACH TEAM
No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 IM Chappell 138 1 Aus Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
2 DL Amiss 179 1 Eng Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
3 VG Kambli 227 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
4 B Sutcliffe 230* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
5 Mushtaq Mohammad 101 2 Pak Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1961
6 CL Walcott 152 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
7 A Flower 183* 1 Zim Ind Delhi 18 Nov 2000

The following list furnishes the batsmen who have scored double hundreds in the tests played at Delhi. There are six occasions –  Indian batsmen on five occasions and New Zealand batsman on one occasion

DOUBLE CENTURIONS AT DELHI
No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 B Sutcliffe 230* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
2 VG Kambli 227 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
3 G Gambhir 206 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
4 MAK Pataudi 203* 3 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
5 R Dravid 200* 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
6 VVS Laxman 200* 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008

The following table furnishes the team wise breakup of the bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in an innings in test played at Delhi. A Kumble’s 10 for 74 against Pakistan at Delhi in Feb 1999 represent the best ever innings bowling effort by a bowler in tests played at Delhi. There are 39 occasions of bowlers capturing five or more wickets in the tests played at Delhi.

FIVE OR MORE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS
No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Benaud 46.0 18 76 5 3 Aus Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1959
2 AA Mallett 32.3 10 64 6 2 Aus Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
3 NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 2 Aus Ind Delhi 22 Mar 2013
                     
1 GG Arnold 23.4 7 45 6 1 Eng Ind Delhi 20 Dec 1972
2 JK Lever 23.0 6 46 7 2 Eng Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
                     
1 CR Rangachari 29.4 4 107 5 1 Ind Win Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 SG Shinde 35.3 9 91 6 1 Ind Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951
3 MH Mankad 47.0 27 52 8 2 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
4 MH Mankad 24.2 3 79 5 3 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
5 VV Kumar 37.5 21 64 5 2 Ind Pak Delhi 08 Feb 1961
6 S Venkataraghavan 51.1 26 72 8 1 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
7 BS Bedi 23.0 11 37 5 3 Ind Aus Delhi 28 Nov 1969
8 EAS Prasanna 24.2 10 42 5 3 Ind Aus Delhi 28 Nov 1969
9 BS Chandrasekhar 41.5 18 79 8 2 Ind Eng Delhi 20 Dec 1972
10 N Kapil Dev 32.0 7 82 5 2 Ind Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
11 N Kapil Dev 23.5 8 58 5 1 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Dec 1979
12 S Madan Lal 32.0 4 85 5 1 Ind Eng Delhi 23 Dec 1981
13 N Kapil Dev 31.0 2 77 6 2 Ind Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
14 L Sivaramakrishnan 49.1 17 99 6 2 Ind Eng Delhi 12 Dec 1984
15 C Sharma 13.1 2 55 5 2 Ind Win Delhi 25 Nov 1987
16 A Kumble 38.5 16 70 5 3 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
17 A Kumble 41.0 12 67 5 3 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
18 A Kumble 26.3 9 74 10 4 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
19 J Srinath 24.1 6 60 5 3 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
20 Harbhajan Singh 31.0 5 62 6 3 Ind Zim Delhi 28 Feb 2002
21 A Kumble 28.0 6 72 6 2 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
22 V Sehwag 40.0 9 104 5 2 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
23 PP Ojha 34.2 9 72 6 1 Ind Win Delhi 06 Nov 2011
24 R Ashwin 21.3 5 47 6 3 Ind Win Delhi 06 Nov 2011
25 R Ashwin 34.0 18 57 5 1 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Mar 2013
26 RA Jadeja 16.0 2 58 5 3 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Mar 2013
                     
1 Sikander Bakht 21.0 3 69 8 2 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Dec 1979
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 35.5 9 94 5 1 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Feb 1999
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 46.4 13 122 5 3 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Feb 1999
                     
1 M Muralitharan 38.4 8 100 7 1 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
                     
1 OG Smith 42.0 19 90 5 3 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
2 LR Gibbs 40.5 17 76 6 3 Win Ind Delhi 11 Dec 1974
3 BP Patterson 8.5 1 24 5 1 Win Ind Delhi 25 Nov 1987
4 CA Walsh 29.3 9 54 5 3 Win Ind Delhi 25 Nov 1987

The following are the five eight or more wicket hauls at Delhi. Indian bowlers have performed the feat on four occasions and Pakistan bowler on one occasion

EIGHT OR MORE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS
No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 26.3 9 74 10 4 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
2 MH Mankad 47.0 27 52 8 2 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
3 S Venkataraghavan 51.1 26 72 8 1 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
4 BS Chandrasekhar 41.5 18 79 8 2 Ind Eng Delhi 20 Dec 1972
5 Sikander Bakht 21.0 3 69 8 2 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Dec 1979

The following table furnishes the three figure partnerships posted by various teams in tests played at Delhi. There are 82 such occasions. 278 runs between G Gambhir and VVS Laxman for the fourth wicket in the test between India and Australia in Oct 2008 represent the highest partnership in the tests played at Delhi.

THREE FIGURE PARTNERSHIPS
No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RN Harvey, KD Mackay 4 132 2 Aus Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1959
2 AR Border, AMJ Hilditch 2 127 3 Aus Ind Delhi 13 Oct 1979
3 ML Hayden, SM Katich 1 123 2 Aus Ind Delhi 29 Oct 2008
4 IM Chappell, HB Taber 6 118 1 Aus Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
5 MJ Clarke, CL White 7 106 2 Aus Ind Delhi 29 Oct 2008
                 
1 KF Barrington, G Pullar 2 164 2 Eng Ind Delhi 13 Dec 1961
2 DB Carr, AJ Watkins 4 158 3 Eng Ind Delhi 02 Nov 1951
3 G Boycott, GA Gooch 1 132 1 Eng Ind Delhi 23 Dec 1981
4 KWR Fletcher, CJ Tavare 4 120 1 Eng Ind Delhi 23 Dec 1981
5 G Boycott, CJ Tavare 2 116 1 Eng Ind Delhi 23 Dec 1981
6 MC Cowdrey, PH Parfitt 5 115 2 Eng Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1964
7 AJ Lamb, RT Robinson 3 110 2 Eng Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1984
8 PR Downton, RT Robinson 6 106 2 Eng Ind Delhi 12 Dec 1984
9 AW Greig, AR Lewis 5 101* 4 Eng Ind Delhi 20 Dec 1972
10 JB Bolus, JH Edrich 1 101 2 Eng Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1964
11 DL Amiss, APE Knott 6 101 1 Eng Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
                 
1 G Gambhir, VVS Laxman 4 278 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
2 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
3 VS Hazare, VM Merchant 3 211 2 Ind Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951
4 CG Borde, MAK Pataudi 5 190* 3 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
5 SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar 2 178 1 Ind Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
6 SM Gavaskar, GR Viswanath 3 159 1 Ind Aus Delhi 13 Oct 1979
7 SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar 2 151 1 Ind Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
8 RJ Shastri, DB Vengsarkar 4 145 1 Ind Win Delhi 29 Oct 1983
9 CG Borde, MAK Pataudi 4 138 2 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
10 NJ Contractor, PR Umrigar 2 137 1 Ind Win Delhi 06 Feb 1959
11 VG Kambli, SR Tendulkar 3 137 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
12 HR Adhikari, CG Borde 6 134 1 Ind Win Delhi 06 Feb 1959
13 CG Borde, VL Manjrekar 5 132 1 Ind Eng Delhi 13 Dec 1961
14 SC Ganguly, NR Mongia 2 131 2 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
15 G Gambhir, SR Tendulkar 3 130 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
16 SMH Kirmani, RJ Shastri 8 128 2 Ind Eng Delhi 23 Dec 1981
17 VL Manjrekar, GS Ramchand 5 127 2 Ind NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955
18 BK Kunderan, MAK Pataudi 3 125 3 Ind Eng Delhi 08 Feb 1964
19 VL Manjrekar, RG Nadkarni 6 123 2 Ind NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955
20 Hanumant Singh, DN Sardesai 2 123 2 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
21 DB Vengsarkar, Yashpal Sharma 4 122 4 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Dec 1979
22 KC Ibrahim, RS Modi 2 121 2 Ind Win Delhi 10 Nov 1948
23 NJ Contractor, P Roy 1 121 3 Ind Aus Delhi 12 Dec 1959
24 NJ Contractor, ML Jaisimha 1 121 1 Ind Eng Delhi 13 Dec 1961
25 M Amarnath, SM Gavaskar 3 121 3 Ind Eng Delhi 12 Dec 1984
26 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 4 121 1 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
27 GR Viswanath, AL Wadekar 4 120* 4 Ind Aus Delhi 28 Nov 1969
28 SC Ganguly, V Sehwag 5 120 2 Ind Zim Delhi 28 Feb 2002
29 CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar 1 119 1 Ind Win Delhi 24 Jan 1979
30 MS Dhoni, VVS Laxman 6 115 2 Ind Pak Delhi 22 Nov 2007
31 R Dravid, SC Ganguly 4 110* 4 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
32 HR Adhikari, Ghulam Ahmed 10 109 1 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
33 HR Adhikari, CG Borde 4 108 3 Ind Win Delhi 06 Feb 1959
34 CA Pujara, M Vijay 1 108 2 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Mar 2013
35 NJ Contractor, RF Surti 2 107 1 Ind Pak Delhi 08 Feb 1961
36 CG Borde, PR Umrigar 4 107 1 Ind Pak Delhi 08 Feb 1961
37 VG Kambli, NS Sidhu 2 107 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
38 M Azharuddin, VG Kambli 4 107 1 Ind Zim Delhi 13 Mar 1993
39 SS Das, R Dravid 2 107 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
40 MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh 7 104* 3 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
41 S Madan Lal, RJ Shastri 9 104 2 Ind Eng Delhi 23 Dec 1981
42 V Kohli, CA Pujara 2 104 4 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Mar 2013
43 FM Engineer, ED Solkar 6 103 3 Ind Eng Delhi 20 Dec 1972
44 PH Sharma, GR Viswanath 4 101 3 Ind Win Delhi 11 Dec 1974
45 SC Ganguly, J Srinath 8 100 3 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
                 
1 JR Reid, B Sutcliffe 3 222* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
2 JW Guy, B Sutcliffe 2 130 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
3 TW Jarvis, B Sutcliffe 5 104 3 NZl Ind Delhi 19 Mar 1965
4 JG Leggat, SN McGregor 1 101 3 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
                 
1 Javed Burki, Mushtaq Mohammad 5 136 2 Pak Ind Delhi 08 Feb 1961
2 Asif Iqbal, Wasim Raja 5 130 1 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Dec 1979
3 Saeed Anwar, Shahid Afridi 1 101 4 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Feb 1999
                 
1 MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene 3 113 2 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
                 
1 GE Gomez, CL Walcott 4 267 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 JKC Holt, CC Hunte 1 159 2 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
3 CH Lloyd, AL Logie 6 131 2 Win Ind Delhi 29 Oct 1983
4 BF Butcher, OG Smith 4 127 2 Win Ind Delhi 06 Feb 1959
5 KD Boyce, IVA Richards 8 124 2 Win Ind Delhi 11 Dec 1974
6 CH Lloyd, IVA Richards 5 120 2 Win Ind Delhi 11 Dec 1974
7 RJ Christiani, ED Weekes 7 118 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
8 KC Brathwaite, S Chanderpaul 4 108 1 Win Ind Delhi 06 Nov 2011
9 DS Atkinson, RJ Christiani 9 106 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
10 JDC Goddard, ED Weekes 6 101 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
                 
1 A Flower, GW Flower 4 192 2 Zim Ind Delhi 13 Mar 1993
2 ADR Campbell, SV Carlisle 3 119 1 Zim Ind Delhi 18 Nov 2000
3 DD Ebrahim, A Flower 4 116 1 Zim Ind Delhi 28 Feb 2002

Delhi  has witnessed three two hundred runs partnerships by Indian batsmen, one each by West Indian and New Zealand batsmen. All such occasions are listed below

TWO HUNDRED RUNS PARTNERSHIPS
No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 G Gambhir, VVS Laxman 4 278 1 Ind Aus Delhi 29 Oct 2008
2 GE Gomez, CL Walcott 4 267 1 Win Ind Delhi 10 Nov 1948
3 JR Reid, B Sutcliffe 3 222* 1 NZl Ind Delhi 16 Dec 1955
4 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
5 VS Hazare, VM Merchant 3 211 2 Ind Eng Delhi 02 Nov 1951

The following are the seven occasion of bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in the tests played at Delhi. It is observed out of these seven occasions, four are by Indian bowlers, two by Pakistan bowlers and one by an England bowler. A Kumble of India is the only bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a Delhi test on two occasions. A Kumble – 14 for 149 in Feb 99 against Pakistan and Saqlain Mushtaq – 10 for 216 in Feb 99 against India provides the only occasion of rival bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in the same test

No Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 51.0 13 149 14 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
2 MH Mankad 71.2 30 131 13 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
3 S Venkataraghavan 112.3 56 152 12 Ind NZl Delhi 19 Mar 1965
4 Sikander Bakht 59.0 10 190 11 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Dec 1979
5 JK Lever 36.4 12 70 10 Eng Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
6 A Kumble 64.0 13 157 10 Ind Srl Delhi 10 Dec 2005
7 Saqlain Mushtaq 82.3 22 216 10 Pak Ind Delhi 04 Feb 1999

Nagpur Test – Third day stats highlights – Records galore for R Ashwin

South Africa was set a target of 310 runs to win this test. The following are the occasions when a visiting team has won the test by chasing the target of 100 plus runs in the fourth innings of the tests played in India.  West Indies chased 276 runs at Delhi in Nov 1986 by five wickets. They scored 276 for 5. As far South Africa is concerned, it has chased a target of 163 at Mumbai in Feb 2000. South Africa made 164 for 6 and won the test by four wickets.

Team Score O Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
West Indies 276/5 85.3 1 4 won v India Delhi 25 Nov 1987
England 208/4 88.5 2 4 won v India Delhi 20 Dec 1972
Australia 195/2 58.0 2 4 won v India Bangalore 25 Mar 1998
West Indies 192/4 64.1 1 4 won v India Mumbai (BS) 13 Dec 1966
South Africa 164/6 63.0 2 4 won v India Mumbai 24 Feb 2000
England 127/2 23.4 3 4 won v India Delhi 12 Dec 1984

HM Amla’s first boundary four in South Africa’s innings during his knock of 39 runs, fetched him 150 boundary fours against India. He became the second South African batsman to score 150 plus boundary fours against India after JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored 173 boundary fours against India. At the end of the South Africa’s second innings, HM Amla has scored 151 boundary fours.

AB de Villiers was dismissed for 9 in South Africa’s second innings to provide the 35th occasion of his being dismissed for single digit in a test innings which include four ducks.

AB de Villers was dismissed for 0 and 9 in this test to provide the third occasion of his being dismissed for single digit scores in both innings of the test. All such occasions are listed below.

No FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 2 1 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2006
2 8 7 v Australia Cape Town 16 Mar 2006
3 0 9 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin became the third bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture five wickets haul on eight occasions when a spinner has shared the new ball. R Ashwin shares this feat with C Blythe of England and H Trumble of Australia. Both these bowlers had captured five wickets haul on eight occasion while they opened the bowling as spinners.

R Ashwin’s feat of eight five wicket haul has come after 105 years of test cricket. The last occasion of a bowler performing this feat was in Mar 1910, when C Blythe of England had captured his eighth five wicket haul as a spinner opening the bowling in an innings against South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 1910.

It is just a coincidence that both C Blythe and R Ashwin captured their eighth five wicket haul against South Africa – C Blythe at Cape Town in Mar 1910 and R Ashwin at Nagpur in Nov 2015

It is also purely coincidental that both C Blythe and R Ashwin had their eighth five wicket haul as seven wicket hauls. C Blythe returned with figures of 7 for 46 against South Africa at Cape Town Mar 1910 and R Ashwin returned with figures of 7 for 66 against South Africa at Nagpur in Nov 2015

R Ashwin’s aggregate of wickets in the calendar year 2015 read 55 at the end of this  test. His feat provides the 91st occasion of a bowler capturing 50 plus wickets in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the 12th occasion of an Indian bowler performing such a feat. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5 10 Year
1 N Kapil Dev 18 25 3469 1739 75 9/83 10/135 23.18 5 1 1983
2 N Kapil Dev 17 29 3553 1699 74 6/63 9/121 22.95 5 0 1979
3 A Kumble 12 23 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 6 2 2004
4 Harbhajan Singh 13 24 3567 1463 63 7/48 8/85 23.22 5 0 2002
5 Harbhajan Singh 13 23 4230 1987 63 6/102 10/153 31.53 2 1 2008
6 Harbhajan Singh 12 22 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 6 2 2001
7 A Kumble 12 23 3798 1910 57 6/78 9/146 33.50 2 0 2006
8 R Ashwin 8 15 1884 980 55 7/66 12/98 17.81 6 2 2015
9 A Kumble 10 19 3491 1461 54 10/74 14/149 27.05 4 2 1999
10 BS Chandrasekhar 11 17 3139 1458 52 6/94 8/179 28.03 3 0 1976
11 MH Mankad 9 15 3302 1106 51 8/52 13/131 21.68 5 2 1952
12 Z Khan 15 26 2875 1479 51 5/29 6/85 29.00 2 0 2002

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the South Africa’s second innings in the just concluded test between India and South Africa at Nagpur provide his sixth five wicket haul in the calendar year 2015. Hid feat provides the 22nd occasion of a bowler capturing six or more five wicket hauls in a calendar year.

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the South Africa’s second innings in the just concluded test between India and South Africa at Nagpur provide his sixth five wicket haul in the calendar year 2015. He became the fourth Indina bowler to perform the feat of capturing five wickets haul on six occasions after SP Gupte, Harbhajan Singh and A Kumble. The performance of these four bowlers are listed below

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5 Year
1 SP Gupte Ind 9 17 3288 1000 46 7/128 8/120 21.73 6 1955
2 Harbhajan Singh Ind 12 22 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 6 2001
3 A Kumble Ind 12 23 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 6 2004
4 R Ashwin Ind 8 15 1884 980 55 7/66 12/98 17.81 6 2015

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in this game provides the third occasion of an Indian bowler capturing seven wickets in an innings against South Africa. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 R Ashwin 29.5 7 66 7 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7 v South Africa Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
3 Harbhajan Singh 38.0 1 120 7 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2011

Thus R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in this test represent the best innings bowling figures against South Africa. The previous best was 7 for 87 by Harbhajan Singh at Kolkata in Nov 2004

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in this test provide the sixth occasion of a bowler capturing seven or more wickets in a test in India-South Africa test series. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 L Klusener 21.3 4 64 8 4 SAF Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
2 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
3 R Ashwin 29.5 7 66 7 4 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
4 AA Donald 28.0 4 84 7 3 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
5 Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7 3 Ind SAF Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
6 Harbhajan Si 38.0 1 120 7 3 Ind SFA Cape Town 02 Jan 2011

R Ashwin became the second bowler to capure seven wickets in a test innings at Nagpur in India-South Africa test series. DW Styen of South Africa had figures of 7 for 51 at Nagpur in Feb 2010

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
2 R Ashwin 29.5 7 66 7 4 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin captured 12 for 98 in this test to provide the fourth occasion of his capturing ten or more wickets in a test. He became the third Indian bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a test on four or more occasions. Others are – A Kumble {08} and Harbhajan Singh {05}. R Ashwin’s four ten wicket hauls are listed below

No O M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 43.2 14 85 12 v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
2 74.0 18 198 12 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
3 42.0 8 160 10 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
4 46.0 13 98 12 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashiwn’s 12 for 98 in this test provide the 17th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing 12 or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 MH Mankad 69.4 24 108 12 v England Chennai 06 Feb 1952
2 MH Mankad 71.2 30 131 13 v Pakistan Delhi 16 Oct 1952
3 JM Patel 61.3 23 124 14 v Australia Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
4 S Venkataraghavan 112.3 56 152 12 v New Zealand Delhi 19 Mar 1965
5 BS Chandrasekhar 34.1 5 104 12 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
6 L Sivaramakrishnan 77.2 20 181 12 v England Mumbai 28 Nov 1984
7 ND Hirwani 33.5 6 136 16 v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988
8 A Kumble 51.0 13 149 14 v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999
9 J Srinath 46.0 10 132 13 v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
10 Harbhajan Singh 68.2 15 196 13 v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
11 Harbhajan Singh 80.1 26 217 15 v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001
12 A Kumble 88.5 15 279 12 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2004
13 A Kumble 64.3 12 181 13 v Australia Chennai 14 Oct 2004
14 IK Pathan 34.2 7 126 12 v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Sep 2005
15 R Ashwin 43.2 14 85 12 v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
16 R Ashwin 74.0 18 198 12 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
17 R Ashwin 46.0 13 98 12 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashiwn’s 12 for 98 in this test provide the third occasion of his capturing 12 or more wickets in a test. He now shares the record for most 12 plus wickets in a test with A Kumble. A Kumble has also captured 12 plus wickets in a test on three occasions. The following table furnishes the performance of these two bowlers.

No Player O BPO M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 51.0 6 13 149 14 v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999
2 A Kumble 88.5 6 15 279 12 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2004
3 A Kumble 64.3 6 12 181 13 v Australia Chennai 14 Oct 2004
                   
1 R Ashwin 43.2 6 14 85 12 v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
2 R Ashwin 74.0 6 18 198 12 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
3 R Ashwin 46.0 6 13 98 12 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin became the second Indian bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a test against South Africa when he captured 12 for 98 in this test. BKV Prasad was the other Indian bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a test against South Africa. He had figures of 10 for 153 at Durban in Dec 1996. Thus R Ashwin’s 12 for 98 in this test represent the best match bowling figures by an Indian bowler against South Africa

No Player O M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 R Ashwin 46.0 13 98 12 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 BKV Prasad 44.0 10 153 10 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 1996

R Ashwin’s 12 for 98 in this test provide the fifth occasion of a bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test in India-South Africa test series. All the five occasions are listed below

No Player O M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Ashwin 46.0 13 98 12 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
3 DW Steyn 34.5 7 108 10 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
4 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 SAF Ind Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
5 BKV Prasad 44.0 10 153 10 Ind SAF Durban 26 Dec 1996

R Ashwin’s 12 for 98 in this test represent the best match bowling figures by a bowler in India-South Africa test series. The previous best was South Africa’s AA Donald’s 12 for 109 at Port Elisabeth in Dec 1992

R Ashwin and AA Donald are the only two bowlers who have captured twelve wickets in a test in India-South Africa test series. The following table lists the performance of these two bowlers.

No Player O M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Ashwin 46.0 13 98 12 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in this test provides the 49th occasion of a bowler capturing seven or more wickets in the fourth innings of a test to win the test. It also provides the fifth such occasion by an Indian bowler. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Opposition Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 26.3 9 74 10 v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999
2 ND Hirwani 15.2 3 75 8 v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988
3 A Kumble 38.0 16 63 7 v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
4 R Ashwin 29.5 7 66 7 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
5 I Sharma 23.0 6 74 7 v England Lord’s 17 Jul 201

R Ashwin’s tally of wickets in India’s wins read 107 at the end of this test. He became the 59th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 100 plus wickets in a team’s winning test. He also became the fourth Indian bowler to capture 100 wickets in India’s winning tests. The following table lists the performance of these four bowlers.

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble 43 86 12810 5400 288 10/74 14/149 18.75 20 5
2 Harbhajan Singh 42 84 11791 5031 221 8/84 15/217 22.76 14 4
3 Z Khan 38 75 7219 3841 149 7/87 10/149 25.77 5 1
4 R Ashwin 15 30 4393 1964 107 7/66 12/85 18.35 12 3

India won the test by 124 runs and clinched the four test series by winning two tests – at Mohali and at Nagpur. The second test at Bangalore was drawn. Thus India has won three series against South Africa in India. The three series are listed below

1 South Africa in India Test Series India 1996/97   India 2-1 (3)
2 South Africa in India Test Series India 2004/05   India 1-0 (2)
3 Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India) India 2015/16   India 2-0 (3)

India won this test to provide its ninth win against South Africa in 32 tests between the two teams. The result summary as at the end of the Nagpur test read thus

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw
India 32 09 13 0 10
South Africa 32 13 09 0 10

India’s nine wins against South Africa is listed below. It has won seven tests on home soil and two tests on away soil

No Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
1 India South Africa India 064 runs Ahmedabad Nov 20-23, 1996
2 India South Africa India 280 runs Kanpur Dec 08-12, 1996
3 India South Africa India 8 wickets Kolkata Nov 28-Dec 02, 2004
4 South Africa India India 123 runs Johannesburg Dec 15-18, 2006
5 India South Africa India 8 wickets Kanpur Apr 11-13, 2008
6 India South Africa India inns & 57 runs Kolkata Feb 14-18, 2010
7 South Africa India India 087 runs Durban Dec 26-29, 2010
8 India South Africa India 108 runs Mohali Nov 05-07, 2015
9 India South Africa India 124 runs Nagpur Nov 25-27, 2015

India won this test by 124 runs to provide India’s sixth test win against South Africa by runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date
1 India South Africa India 064 runs Ahmedabad Nov 20-23, 1996
2 India South Africa India 280 runs Kanpur Dec 08-12, 1996
3 South Africa India India 123 runs Johannesburg Dec 15-18, 2006
4 South Africa India India 087 runs Durban Dec 26-29, 2010
5 India South Africa India 108 runs Mohali Nov 05-07, 2015
6 India South Africa India 124 runs Nagpur Nov 25-27, 2015

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the second innings of this test provides the 15th occasion of his capturing five or more wickets in a test innings. All such occasions are listed below.

No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 29.5 7 66 7 2 4 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 42.0 12 103 7 4 1 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
3 16.3 5 31 6 4 2 v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
4 13.4 2 46 6 3 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
5 21.3 5 47 6 2 3 v West Indies Delhi 06 Nov 2011
6 26.5 9 54 6 4 3 v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
7 16.1 6 32 5 2 2 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
8 16.0 6 42 5 1 4 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
9 24.0 5 51 5 1 2 v South Africa Mohali 05 Nov 2015
10 34.0 18 57 5 3 1 v Australia Delhi 22 Mar 2013
11 28.0 12 63 5 2 3 v Australia Hyd-RGS 2 Mar 2013
12 22.0 1 69 5 4 3 v New Zealand Bangalore 31 Aug 2012
12 25.0 6 87 5 2 2 v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015
14 32.0 6 95 5 1 3 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
15 52.1 6 156 5 4 1 v West Indies Mumbai 22 Nov 2011

R Ashwin with his 15 five wicket hauls became the 36th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 15 or more five wicket hauls in a test innings.  He also became the 15th spinner to take 15 or more five wicket hauls in a test innings. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 M Muralitharan Srl 133 230 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 67 22
2 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 37 10
3 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
4 Harbhajan Singh Ind 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
5 HMRKB Herath Srl 65 118 18742 8642 293 9/127 14/184 29.49 23 5
6 CV Grimmett Aus 37 67 14513 5231 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 21 7
7 DL Vettori NZl 113 187 28814 12441 362 7/87 12/149 34.36 20 3
8 LR Gibbs Win 79 148 27115 8989 309 8/38 11/157 29.09 18 2
9 GP Swann Eng 60 109 15349 7642 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 17 3
10 DL Underwood Eng 86 151 21862 7674 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 17 6
11 R Benaud Aus 63 116 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 16 1
12 BS Chandrasekhar Ind 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16 2
13 Abdul Qadir Pal 67 111 17126 7742 236 9/56 13/101 32.80 15 5
14 R Ashwin Ind 31 57 8848 4383 169 7/66 12/85 25.93 15 4
15 Danish Kaneria Pak 61 112 17697 9082 261 7/77 12/94 34.79 15 2

R Ashwin with his 15 five wicket hauls became the fourth Indian spin bowler to capture 15 or more five wicket hauls in a test innings.  All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
2 Harbhajan Singh Ind 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
3 BS Chandrasekhar Ind 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16 2
4 R Ashwin Ind 31 57 8848 4383 169 7/66 12/85 25.93 15 4

R Ashwin with his 15 five wicket hauls became the fifth Indian bowler i to capture 15 or more five wicket hauls in a test innings.  All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
2 Harbhajan Singh Ind 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
3 N Kapil Dev Ind 121 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.54 23 2
4 BS Chandrasekhar Ind 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16 2
5 R Ashwin Ind 31 57 8848 4383 169 7/66 12/85 25.93 15 4

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the second innings of this test provides the second occasion of his capturing seven wickets in a test innings. The other occasion was against Australia at Chennai in Feb 2013. Thus his 7 for 66 in this test represent his best innings bowling effort. Both the occasions are listed below.

No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 29.5 7 66 7 2 4 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
2 42.0 12 103 7 4 1 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013

 

Indian bowlers who have captured fifty plus test wickets in a calendar year – R Ashwin joins the list

R Ashwin’s aggregate of wickets in the calendar year 2015 read 55 at the end of the just concluded test between India and South Africa at Nagpur. His feat provides the 91st occasion of a bowler capturing 50 plus wickets in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the 12th occasion of an Indian bowler performing such a feat. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5 10 Year
1 N Kapil Dev 18 25 3469 1739 75 9/83 10/135 23.18 5 1 1983
2 N Kapil Dev 17 29 3553 1699 74 6/63 9/121 22.95 5 0 1979
3 A Kumble 12 23 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 6 2 2004
4 Harbhajan Singh 13 24 3567 1463 63 7/48 8/85 23.22 5 0 2002
5 Harbhajan Singh 13 23 4230 1987 63 6/102 10/153 31.53 2 1 2008
6 Harbhajan Singh 12 22 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 6 2 2001
7 A Kumble 12 23 3798 1910 57 6/78 9/146 33.50 2 0 2006
8 R Ashwin 8 15 1884 980 55 7/66 12/98 17.81 6 2 2015
9 A Kumble 10 19 3491 1461 54 10/74 14/149 27.05 4 2 1999
10 BS Chandrasekhar 11 17 3139 1458 52 6/94 8/179 28.03 3 0 1976
11 MH Mankad 9 15 3302 1106 51 8/52 13/131 21.68 5 2 1952
12 Z Khan 15 26 2875 1479 51 5/29 6/85 29.00 2 0 2002

 

R Ashwin’s feat – joins the list of bowlers who have captured five or more wickets on six or more occasions in a calendar year

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the South Africa’s second innings in the just concluded test between India and South Africa at Nagpur provide his sixth five wicket haul in the calendar year 2015. Hid feat provides the 22nd occasion of a bowler capturing six or more five wicket hauls in a calendar year. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5 Year
1 MD Marshall Win 13 25 3251 1471 73 7/53 10/107 20.15 9 1984
2 M Muralitharan Srl 11 21 3532 1521 90 8/70 12/225 16.90 9 2006
3 SF Barnes Eng 9 15 2201 863 61 8/29 13/57 14.14 8 1912
4 AA Donald SAF 14 26 3232 1571 80 6/88 8/74 19.63 7 1998
5 M Muralitharan Srl 8 16 3302 1256 68 9/65 16/220 18.47 7 1998
6 M Muralitharan Srl 10 17 3740 1463 75 7/84 13/171 19.50 7 2000
7 M Muralitharan Srl 12 23 4688 1699 80 8/87 11/170 21.23 7 2001
8 HMRKB Herath Srl 10 18 3224 1417 60 6/43 12/171 23.61 7 2012
9 CTB Turner Aus 4 6 1008 348 33 7/43 12/87 10.54 6 1888
10 MA Noble Aus 12 21 2208 989 51 7/17 13/77 19.39 6 1902
11 SP Gupte Ind 9 17 3288 1000 46 7/128 8/120 21.73 6 1955
12 IT Botham Eng 12 23 2877 1201 66 8/34 11/140 18.19 6 1978
13 RJ Hadlee NZl 10 18 2588 1116 64 9/52 15/123 17.43 6 1985
14 TM Alderman Aus 10 18 2592 1067 50 6/128 10/151 21.34 6 1989
15 Waqar Younis Pak 7 12 1626 838 55 7/91 13/135 15.23 6 1993
16 SK Warne Aus 10 19 3774 1274 70 8/71 12/128 18.20 6 1994
17 SM Pollock SAF 14 25 3592 1411 69 7/87 9/103 20.44 6 1998
18 Harbhajan Singh Ind 12 22 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 6 2001
19 A Kumble Ind 12 23 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 6 2004
29 SK Warne Aus 15 30 4336 2114 96 6/46 12/246 22.02 6 2005
21 GP Swann Eng 14 25 3456 1662 64 6/65 10/217 25.96 6 2010
22 R Ashwin Ind 8 15 1884 980 55 7/66 12/98 17.81 6 2015

 

R Ashwin’s 7 for 66 in the South Africa’s second innings in the just concluded test between India and South Africa at Nagpur provide his sixth five wicket haul in the calendar year 2015. He became the fourth Indina bowler to perform the feat of capturing five wickets haul on six occasions after SP Gupte, Harbhajan Singh and A Kumble. The performance of these four bowlers are listed below

 

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5 Year
1 SP Gupte Ind 9 17 3288 1000 46 7/128 8/120 21.73 6 1955
2 Harbhajan Singh Ind 12 22 3424 1557 60 8/84 15/217 25.95 6 2001
3 A Kumble Ind 12 23 3680 1838 74 8/141 13/181 24.83 6 2004
4 R Ashwin Ind 8 15 1884 980 55 7/66 12/98 17.81 6 2015

 

 

R Ashwin’s feat – shares the record with C Blythe of England and H Trumble of Australia for most five wicket hauls when a spinner has opened the bowling in a test innings

R Ashwin became the third bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture five wickets haul on eight occasions when a spinner has shared the new ball. R Ashwin shares this feat with C Blythe of England and H Trumble of Australia. Both these bowlers had captured five wickets haul on eight occasion while they opened the bowling as spinners. The following table lists the performance of the three bowlers

C Blythe of England
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 32.0 13 68 6 2 1 v South Africa Cape Town 24 Mar 1906
2 28.5 10 50 5 2 3 v South Africa Cape Town 24 Mar 1906
3 15.5 1 59 8 2 2 v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907
4 22.4 9 40 7 1 4 v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907
5 20.3 5 61 5 1 2 v South Africa The Oval 19 Aug 1907
6 23.0 6 44 6 2 1 v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909
7 24.0 3 58 5 2 3 v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909
8 18.0 5 46 7 2 2 v South Africa Cape Town 11 Mar 1910
H Trumble of Australia
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 40.0×5 10 59 6 2 1 v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896
2 25.0×3 9 30 6 1 3 v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896
3 39.3×5 16 60 5 1 2 v England Leeds 29 Jun 1899
4 44.0×6 18 74 6 1 3 v England Adelaide 17 Jan 1902
5 25.0×6 4 62 5 2 2 v England Melbourne 28 Feb 1902
6 25.0×6 9 53 6 1 4 v England Manchester 24 Jul 1902
7 31.0×6 13 65 8 1 2 v England The Oval 11 Aug 1902
8 10.5×6 2 34 5 1 3 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1904
R Ashwin of Indiia
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 21.3 5 47 6 2 3 v West Indies Delhi 06 Nov 2011
2 32.0 6 95 5 1 3 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
3 28.0 12 63 5 2 3 v Australia Hyd-RGS 02 Mar 2013
4 25.0 6 87 5 2 2 v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015
5 16.0 6 42 5 1 4 v Sri Lanka Col-RPS 20 Aug 2015
6 24.0 5 51 5 1 2 v South Africa Mohali 05 Nov 2015
7 16.1 6 32 5 2 2 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
8 29.5 7 66 7 2 4 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin’s feat of eight five wicket haul has come after 105 years of test cricket. The last occasion of a bowler performing this feat was in Mar 1910, when C Blythe of England had captured his eighth five wicket haul as a spinner opening the bowling in an innings against South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 1910.

It is just a coincidence that both C Blythe and R Ashwin captured their eighth five wicket haul against South Africa  – C Blythe at Cape Town in Mar 1910 and R Ashwin at Nagpur in Nov 2015

It is also purely coincidental that both C Blythe and R Ashwin had their eighth five wicket haul as seven wicket hauls. C Blythe returned with figures of 7 for 46 against South Africa at Cape Town Mar 1910 and R Ashwin returned with figures of 7 for 66 against South Africa at Nagpur in Nov 2015

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