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

Nagpur Test – Second day’s statistical highlights

South Africa was dismissed for 79 in the first innings of this test to provide its lowest total in a completed innings against India. Its previous lowest total was 84 at Johannesburg in Dec 2006. Thus South Africa has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs by India on two occasions.

South Africa was dismissed for 79 in the first innings of this test to provide the 30th occasion of it being dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs in a test innings, It also provides the 206th occasion of a team dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs in a test innings in the annals of test cricket

South Africa was 5 for 12 at one stage in its innings to provide the the fifth occasion of a team losing its five wickets for 12 runs or less than 12 runs in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Team FoW Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Zimbabwe 5/12 3 v New Zealand Napier 26 Jan 2012
2 South Africa 5/12 2 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
3 Australia 5/11 4 v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896
4 Australia 5/07 3 v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888
5 India 5/06 2 v England The Oval 14 Aug 1952

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide its lowest score when it had lost its half the side. The previous lowest was five for 14 against Australia at Cape Town in Nov 1902

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide the very first occasion of a team suffering from such an ignominy against India.

India is the only team to be at the receiving end and the performing end in this category of statistics. India was at the receiving end when it had lost half the side for six runs against England at Manchester in Aug 1952. India was at the performing end in the ongoing test against South Africa at Nagpur in Nov 2015 when it had South Africa reeling at five for 12 in its first innings

South Africa was dismissed for 79 in this test to provide the seventh occasion of a team dismissed for a total less than 100 runs against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 New Zealand 94 38.2 v India Hamilton 19 Dec 2002
2 Australia 93 30.5 v India Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
3 Bangladesh 91 46.3 v India Dhaka 10 Nov 2000
4 South Africa 84 25.1 v India Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006
5 Australia 83 48.4 v India Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
6 Sri Lanka 82 51.5 v India Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
7 South Africa 79 33.1 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

South Africa’s 79 is the lowest team total in a completed innings by any team against India. The previous lowest was Sri Lanka’s 82 at Chandigarh in Nov 1990.

India has dismissed a team for less than 100 runs on three occasions at home. The three occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 93 30.5 v India Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
2 Sri Lanka 82 51.5 v India Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
3 South Africa 79 33.1 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin returned with figure of 5 for 32 in this game to provide the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against South Africa. It also provides the tenth occasion of an Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets on home soil against South Africa. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 J Srinath 11.5 4 21 6 4 v South Africa Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996
2 BKV Prasad 35.0 6 104 6 1 v South Africa Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
3 A Kumble 68.4 15 143 6 2 v South Africa Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
4 A Kumble 54.0 13 131 6 1 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
5 Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7 3 v South Africa Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
6 Harbhajan Singh 44.5 4 164 5 1 v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008
7 Harbhajan Singh 48.3 23 59 5 3 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
8 R Ashwin 24.0 5 51 5 2 v South Africa Mohali 05 Nov 2015
9 RA Jadeja 11.5 4 21 5 4 v South Africa Mohali 05 Nov 2015
10 R Ashwin 16.1 6 32 5 2 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin’s 5 for 32 in the first innings of this test provide the second occasion of his capturing five or more wickets against South Africa on home soil. The other occasion was at Mohali when he had figures of 5 for 51. R Ashwin became the third bowler to capture five or more wickets on two or more occasions against South Africa on home soil. Others are – Harbhajan Singh {03} and A Kumble {02}. The performance of these three bowlers are furnished below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 68.4 15 143 6 2 v South Africa Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
2 A Kumble 54.0 13 131 6 1 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
                   
1 Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7 3 v South Africa Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
2 Harbhajan Singh 44.5 4 164 5 1 v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008
3 Harbhajan Singh 48.3 23 59 5 3 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
                   
1 R Ashwin 24.0 5 51 5 2 v South Africa Mohali 05 Nov 2015
2 R Ashwin 16.1 6 32 5 2 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

R Ashwin’s 5 for 32 in this test provide his 14th five wicket haul in tests. He became the 43rd bowler and sixth Indian bowler to capture five or more wickets on 14 plus occasions in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists the Indian bowlers who have performed the feat

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5s
1 A Kumble 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35
2 Harbhajan Singh 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25
3 N Kapil Dev 131 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 23
4 BS Chandrasekhar 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16
5 R Ashwin 31 56 8669 4317 162 7/103 12/85 26.64 14
6 BS Bedi 67 118 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 14

R Ashwin’s 5 for 32 in the first innings of this test is his seventh five wicket haul when he has opened the bowling as a spinner. All seven occasions are listed below. The record for most five wicket haul when a spinner has opened the bowling is eight hauls and is shared by C Blythe of England and H Trumble of Australia

No O M R W 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

M Morkel’s captured his 40th wicket against India when he had M Vijay caught by HM Amla for 7 in India’s second innings. At the end of India’s second innings, his aggregate wickets against India read 42. He became the fourth South African bowler to capture 40 plus wickets against India. Others are – DW Steyn {63|, AA Donald {57} and SM Pollock {52}

M Morkel’s three for 35 in India’s second innings fetched him an aggregate of 18 wickets against India in India. He now shares the second place with M Ntini for most wickets against India in India. M Ntini also has a bag of 18 wickets. The first place is held by DW Steyn with 26 wickets to his credit.

HM Amla took his 75th catch of his test career when  he caught M Vijay off M Morkel for 7 in India’s second innings. At the end of India’s second innings, he had a tally of 76 catches against India. He became the sixth South African fieldsman excluding wicket keepers to pouch 75 plus catches in their test career. Others are JH Kallis {196}. GC Smith {166}, AB de Villiers {99}. HH Gibbs {94} and G Kirsten {83}

Imran Tahir returned with figure of five for 38 in India’s second innings to provide the 16th occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets in test innings against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AA Donald 27.0 11 55 5 1 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2 AA Donald 28.0 4 84 7 3 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
3 L Klusener 21.3 4 64 8 4 v India Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
4 PR Adams 19.1 6 55 6 1 v India Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
5 AA Donald 16.0 5 40 5 2 v India Durban 26 Dec 1996
6 N Boje 38.0 14 83 5 3 v India Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
7 SM Pollock 21.4 10 56 6 3 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
8 SM Pollock 16.0 3 40 5 2 v India Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001
9 M Ntini 19.0 6 48 5 4 v India Durban 26 Dec 2006
10 DW Steyn 8.0 2 23 5 1 v India Ahmedabad 03 Apr 2008
11 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
12 M Morkel 12.4 5 20 5 1 v India Centurion 16 Dec 2010
13 DW Steyn 19.0 6 50 6 1 v India Durban 26 Dec 2010
14 DW Steyn 31.0 11 75 5 2 v India Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
15 DW Steyn 30.0 9 100 6 1 v India Durban 26 Dec 2013
16 Imran Tahir 11.3 2 38 5 3 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

Imran Tahir returned with figure of five for 38 in India’s second innings {third innings of the test} to provide the fourth occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AA Donald 28.0 4 84 7 3 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2 N Boje 38.0 14 83 5 3 v India Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
3 SM Pollock 21.4 10 56 6 3 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
4 Imran Tahir 11.3 2 38 5 3 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

Imran Tahir returned with figure of five for 38 in India’s second innings to provide the sixth occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets in test innings against India in India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 L Klusener 21.3 4 64 8 4 v India Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
2 PR Adams 19.1 6 55 6 1 v India Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 N Boje 38.0 14 83 5 3 v India Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
4 DW Steyn 8.0 2 23 5 1 v India Ahmedabad 03 Apr 2008
5 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
6 Imran Tahir 11.3 2 38 5 3 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

Imran Tahir returned with figure of five for 38 in India’s second innings {third innings of the test} to provide the second occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test against India in India. The other such occasions was witnessed at Bangalore when N Boje in Mar 2000 had figures of 5 for 83. Both the occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 N Boje 38.0 14 83 5 3 v India Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
2 Imran Tahir 11.3 2 38 5 3 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

Thus Imran Tahir’s 5 for 38 represent the best bawling figures by a South African bowler in the third inning of a test against India in India

Twenty wickets fell on the second day of this test {eight wickets in South Africa’s first innings, ten wickets in India’s second innings and two wickets in South Africa’s second innings} to provide the twelfth occasion of 20 plus wickets on second day’s play. All such occasions are listed below. It is noted with interest that this is the very first occasion of 20 wickets falling on a second day’s play on Indian soil

No Team 1 Team 2 Day Runs Wkts Ground Match Date
1 England Australia 2 199 20 The Oval 28 Aug 1882
2 England Australia 2 240 20 Birmingham 27 May 1909
3 England India 2 286 20 Birmingham 13 Jul 1967
4 Zimbabwe New Zealand 2 158 20 Harare 07 Aug 2005
5 Sri Lanka Pakistan 2 255 20 Kandy 03 Apr 2006
6 South Africa India 2 323 20 Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006
7 India South Africa 2 273 20 Nagpur-J 25 Nov 2015
8 England New Zealand 2 236 21 Birmingham 01 Jul 1999
9 England West Indies 2 188 21 Lord’s 29 Jun 2000
10 South Africa Australia 2 294 23 Cape Town 09 Nov 2011
11 England Australia 2 255 24 The Oval 10 Aug 1896
12 England Australia 2 157 27 Lord’s 16 Jul 1888

Twenty wickets fell on the second day of this test {eight wickets in S0uth Africa’s first innings, ten wickets in India’s second innings and two wickets in South Africa’s second innings} to provide the second occasion of 20 wickets in a day’s play on Indian soil. India and Australia test at Mumbai in Nov 2004 had witnessed 20 wickets falling on third day’s play. Both the occasions are listed below.

No Team 1 Team 2 Day Runs Wkts Ground Match Date
1 India Australia 3 293 20 Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
2 India South Africa 2 273 20 Nagpur-J 25 Nov 2015

Twenty wickets fell on the second day of this test {eight wickets in South Africa’s first innings, ten wickets in India’s second innings and two wickets in South Africa’s second innings} to provide the record for most wickets falling on a day’s play in India-South Africa test series. The previous record was 18 wickets on the third day’s play in the first test of the ongoing test series at Mohali,  Both the occasions are listed below.

No Team 1 Team 2 Day Runs Wkts Ground Match Date
1 India South Africa 2 273 20 Nagpur-J 25 Nov 2015
2 India South Africa 3 184 18 Mohali 05 Nov 2015

AB de Villiers failed to score in South Africa’s first innings to provide the fourth occasion of his being dismissed for a duck in his test career spanning 101 tests and 166 innings. All the four occasions are listed below

No Runs BF Pos Dismissal Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 0 2 6 stumped 2 v Bangladesh Centurion 26 Nov 2008
2 0 5 5 caught 2 v India Durban 26 Dec 2010
3 0 1 5 lbw 1 v New Zealand Dunedin 07 Mar 2012
4 0 6 5 caught 2 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

AB de Villiers failed to score in South Africa’s first innings to provide the second occasion of his being dismissed for a duck against India in his test career spanning 16 tests and 26 innings. He was caught by MS Dhoni off S Sreesanth for a duck in South Africa’s first innings at Durban in Dec 2010. Both the occasions are listed below

No Runs BF Pos Dismissal Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 0 5 5 caught 2 v India Durban 26 Dec 2010
2 0 6 5 caught 2 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

Teams losing its half the side for 12 or less than 12 runs in an innings – South Africa joins the list

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide the fifth occasion of a team losing its five wickets for 12 runs or less than 12 runs in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Team FoW Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Zimbabwe 5/12 3 v New Zealand Napier 26 Jan 2012
2 South Africa 5/12 2 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
3 Australia 5/11 4 v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896
4 Australia 5/07 3 v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888
5 India 5/06 2 v England The Oval 14 Aug 1952

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide the second occasion of a team losing its five wickets for exact 12 runs in the annals of test cricket. Zimbabwe was the other team to suffer such an ignominy against New Zealand at Napier in Jan 2012. Both the occasions are listed below

No Team FoW Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Zimbabwe 5/12 3 v New Zealand Napier 26 Jan 2012
2 South Africa 5/12 2 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

There have been two instances when a team lost its half the side for single digit runs in the annals of test cricket. India lost its five wickets for six runs against England at The Oval in Aug 1952 and Australia had lost its five wickets for seven runs against England at Manchester in Aug 1888

No Team FoW Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 5/07 3 v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888
2 India 5/06 2 v England The Oval 14 Aug 1952

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide its lowest score when it had lost its half the side. The previous lowest was five for 14 against Australia at Cape Town in Nov 1902

South Africa lost its half the side for 12 runs in the ongoing third test at Nagpur against India to provide the very first occasion of a team suffering from such an ignominy against India.

India is the only team to be at the receiving end and the performing end in this category of statistics. India was at the receiving end when it had lost half the side for six runs against England at Manchester in Aug 1952. India was at the performing end in the ongoing test against South Africa at Nagpur in Nov 2015 when it had South Africa reeling at five for 12 in its first innings

Just have a close look at the two fall of wickets at the number of runs scored by the teams when five wickets fell – five for six and five for twelve – six twice are twelve. 

 

Nagpur Test – Stats highlights as of first day

India won the toss and elected to bat first in this test to provide the 192nd occasion of India doing so in its 496 tests. It also provides the 115th occasion of India doing so in its 247 tests at home.

 

India won the toss and elected to bat first in this test to provide the 12th occasion of India doing so in its 32 tests against South Africa. It also provides the seventh occasion of India doing so in its 15 tests at home against South Africa.

 

M Vijay and S Dhawan were concerned in a 50 runs partnership for the first wicket to provide the 81st occasion of Indian opening batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for various wickets against South Africa. It also provides the 37th such occasion at home against South Africa.

 

M Vijay and S Dhawan were concerned in a 50 runs partnership for the first wicket to provide the eleventh occasion of Indian opening batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wickets against South Africa. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 A Jadeja, RJ Shastri 1 68 4 v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Nov 1992
2 R Dravid, NR Mongia 1 68 2 v South Africa Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
3 NR Mongia, WV Raman 1 76 1 v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
4 NR Mongia, V Rathour 1 90 3 v South Africa Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
5 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 218 2 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
6 W Jaffer, KD Karthik 1 153 1 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2007
7 W Jaffer, V Sehwag 1 213 2 v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008
8 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 73 2 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
9 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 137 3 v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2010
10 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
11 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

S Dhawan-M Vijay became the second pair of Indian batsmen to post a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wicket on two occasions against South Africa. G Gambhir-V Sehwag is the other pair to perform such a feat on three occasions.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 218 2 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
2 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 73 2 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
3 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 137 3 v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2010
               
1 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
2 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

M Vijay and S Dhawan were concerned in a 50 runs partnership for the first wicket to provide the seventh occasion of Indian opening batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wickets against South Africa at home. All such occasions are listed below

 

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 R Dravid, NR Mongia 1 68 2 v South Africa Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
2 NR Mongia, WV Raman 1 76 1 v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 218 2 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
4 W Jaffer, V Sehwag 1 213 2 v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008
5 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 73 2 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
6 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
7 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

S Dhawan-M Vijay became the second pair of Indian batsmen to post a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wicket on two occasions against South Africa. G Gambhir-V Sehwag is the other pair to perform such a feat on two occasions.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 218 2 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
2 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 73 2 v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
               
1 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
2 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

S Dhawan-M Vijay are concerned in four partnerships of 50 plus runs in their six test matches and seven innings association at home They are listed below. They have also added 496 runs for the first wicket in six tests and seven innings. It is interesting to note that of the four fifty plus stands posted by these two batsman, three have come on the test which had a start date 14.

 

No Partner Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 289 2 v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013
2 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 77 2 v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013
3 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
4 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

It is interesting to note that of the four fifty plus stands posted by these two batsman, three have come on the test which had a start date 14.

 

No Partner Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 289 2 v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013
2 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 77 2 v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013
3 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015

 

S Dhawan-M Vijay are concerned in seven partnerships of 50 plus runs in their 18 test matches and 30 innings association at home They are listed below. They have also added 1215 runs for the first wicket in 18 matches and 30 innings. It is interesting to note that of these seven partnerships, two are 200 plus runs partnerships.

 

No Partner Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 289 2 v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013
2 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 77 2 v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013
3 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 56 1 v Australia Brisbane 17 Dec 2014
4 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 55 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2014
5 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 283 1 v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015
6 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 80* 2 v South Africa Bangalore 14 Nov 2015
7 S Dhawan M Vijay 1 50 1 v South Africa Nagpur 25 Nov 2015

 

M Vijay was dismissed leg before wicket for 40 in the first innings of this test to provide the 16th occasion of his being dismissed leg before wicket in 15 tests. The run aggregate of all the occasions when he was dismissed leg before wicket read 999. This aggregate is only second among the Indian batsmen – to SR Tendulkar’s run aggregate of 2184 from 63 innings and 51 tests.

 

M Vijay scored 40 in this game to take his run aggregate to 409 against South Africa. He became the eleventh Indian batsman to total 400 plus runs against South Africa.

 

India was dismissed for a total of 215 in the first innings of this test to provide the 30th occasion of India dismissed all out for a total of less than 250 runs in an innings against South Africa. It also provides the 13th such occasion in a test played at home

 

India was dismissed for a total of 215 in the first innings of this test to provide the second occasion of India dismissed all out for a total of less than 250 runs in an innings against South Africa at Nagpur. The other occasion was 233 in Feb 2010.

 

India was dismissed for a total of 215 in the first innings of this test to provide the eleventh occasion of India dismissed all out for a total of less than 250 runs in an innings against South Africa while batting in the first innings of a test. It also provides the seventh such occasion in a test played at home

 

WP Saha and RA Jadeja added 48 runs for the seventh wicket in this test to provide the record stand for the seventh test against South Africa when India batted in the first innings of a test at home. The previous best under such circumstances was 28 runs between J Srinath and SB Joshi at Ahmedabad in Nov 1996.

 

S Dhawan and M Vijay added 50 runs for the first wicket in this test to provide the second occasion of Indian batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in a home test against South Africa while batting in the first innings of a test. The other occasion under such circumstances was the 76 runs partnership between NR Mongia and WV Raman at Kanpur in Dec 1996.

 

RG Sharms was dismissed for 2 in the first innings of this test to provide the tenth occasion of his being dismissed for single digits in an innings which includes three ducks in it. It also provides the third occasion of his being dismissed for a single digit in an innings against South Africa. The other two occasions are – for 6 at Johannesburg in Dec 2013 and for zero at Durban in Dec 2013. It is interesting to note that he has been dismissed for single digits on ten occasions out of the 26 innings he has played. RG Sharma was born on 30.04.87 at Bansod, Nagpur.

 

 

Approaching milestones in India-South Africa tests ahead of the third test at Nagpur

HM Amla has scored 149 boundary fours against India prior to the start of this test. He needs one more boundary four for his 150 boundary fours. If he gets them, he would then become the second South African batsman to score 150 plus boundary fours against India after JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored 173 boundary fours.

 

AB de Villiers has scored nine boundary sixes against India prior to the start of the test. He needs one more boundary sixe for his ten boundary sixes. If he scores them, then he would become the second South African batsman to score ten or more boundary sixes against India after JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored eleven boundary sixes

 

AB de Villiers has scored eight boundary sixes against India prior to the start of the test. He needs four more boundary sixes for his twelve boundary sixes. If he scores them, then he would own the record of most boundary sixes by South African batsman against India. He would go part JH Kallis has scored eleven boundary sixes on his way to own the record

 

HM Amla has scored nine fifties against India prior to the start of the test. He needs one more fifty for his tenth fifty. If he gets them, he would then become the second South African batsman to score ten or more fifties against India after JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored twelve fifties.

 

HM Amla has scored nine fifties against India prior to the start of the test. He needs one more fifty for his tenth fifty. If he gets them, he would then become the third batsman to score ten or more fifties in India-South Africa test series after JH Kallis and SR Tendulkar. JH Kallis and SR Tendulkar have scored twelve fifties

 

HM Amla has scored two centuries against India prior to the start of the test. He needs two more centuries to share the record of most centuries scored by a South African batsman against India which is held by JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored seven centuries against India.

 

HM Amla has scored two centuries against India prior to the start of the test. He needs two more centuries to share the record of most centuries scored by a batsman in India-South Africa test series which is held by JH Kallis and SR Tendulkar. JH Kallis and SR Tendulkar have scored seven centuries

 

HM Amla has scored four half centuries against India prior to the start of the test. He needs one more half century for his fifth half century. If he gets it, he would then become the fifth South African batsman to score five or more half centuries against India. Others are – GC Smith {08}, AC Hudson {06}, MV Boucher {05} and JH Kallis {05}

 

AB de Villiers has an aggregate of 7770 runs prior to the start of this test. He needs 230 more runs for his 8000 runs. If gets it, he would then become the third South African batsman to score 8000 plus runs. Others are – JH Kallis {13206} and GC Smith {6253}

 

HM Amla has scored 23 centuries prior to the start of the test. He needs two more centuries for his 25 centuries. If he scores, he would then become the third South African batsman to score 25 or more centuries. Others are – JH Kallis {45} and GC Smith {27}

 

AB de Villiers has scored 59 fifties prior to the start of the test. He needs one more fifty for his sixty fifties. If he gets them, he would he would then become the third South African batsman to score 60 or more fifties. Others are – JH Kallis {103} and GC Smith {65}

 

AB de Villiers has scored 38 half centuries prior to the start of the test. He needs two more half centuries for his forty half centuries.  If he gets them, he would he would then become the second South African batsman to score 40 or more half centuries after JH Kallis.  JH Kallis has scored 58 half centuries.

 

AB de Villiers has scored 38 half centuries prior to the start of the test. He now shares the record for the second place with GC Smith for most half centuries by a South African batsman in tests. GC Smith has scored 38 half centuries. The first place is occupied by JH Kallis. JH Kallis has scored 58 half centuries.

 

HM Amla has scored 19 fifties on away soil prior to the start of the test. He needs one more fifty for his 20th fifty. If he gets it, he would then become the sixth South African batsman to score 20 or more fifties. Others are – JH Kallis {43}, GC Smith {34}, G Kirsten {31}, AB de Villiers {22} and HH Gibbs {21}.

 

M Morkel has taken 36 wickets against India prior to the start of the test. He needs four more wickets for his 40 wickets. If he gets them, he would then become the fourth South African bowler to capture 40 plus wickets against India. Others are – DW Steyn {63}, AA Donald {57} and SM Pollock {52}.

 

DW Steyn has captured five five wickets innings haul against India prior to the start of the test. One more such haul would be his sixth five wicket innings haul which would make him to become the fourth bowler to take six five wickets innings haul against India. Others are IT Botham, Imran Khan and MD Marshall

 

DW Steyn has captured five five wickets innings haul against India prior to the start of the test. Two more such hauls would fetch him his seventh five wicket innings haul which would make him to share the most five wicket innings hauls against India with Muralidharan. M Muralidharan has seven five wicket innings hauls against India.

 

DW Steyn has captured five five wickets innings haul against India prior to the start of the test. Two more such hauls would fetch him his seventh five wicket innings haul which would make him to own the record for most five wicket innings hauls against India by a pace bowler.

 

Indian batsmen have posted 22 three figure partnerships against South Africa. There more such stands would give India 25 three figure partnerships.

 

RA Jadeja has captured 18 wickets against South Africa prior to the start of this test. He needs two more wickets for his 20 wickets. If he gets them, he would then become the eighth Indian bowler to captured 20 plus wickets against South Afirca. Others are – A Kumble {84}, J Srinath {64}, Harbhajan Singh {60}, Zaheer Khan {40}, S Sreesanth {31}, BKV Prasad {25} and I Sharma {20}

 

V Kohli has an aggregate of 2824 test runs prior to the start of this test. He needs 176 more runs for his 3000 test runs. If he gets it, he would then become the 20th Indian batsman to score 3000 test runs.

 

 

 

Tests at Nagpur – Some key statistical parameters

Nagpur City has two test grounds – Vidharba Cricket Association Ground and Vidharba Cricket Assocation Ground, Jamta. Nagpur City has hosted thirteen tests so far and the ensuing test against South Africa will be the 14th test playes at Nagpur City. India has won four tests, lost three tests and six tests were drawn.

At Jamta, India has played four tests so far and the ensuing test against South Africa will be the fifth test. Out of the four tests played at Jamta, India has won two tests, lost one and one test was drawn

The following are some of the key statistical parameters of the tests played at Nagpur

Summary of Match results of the tests played at Nagpur – VCA Ground, Jamta
Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L Ave RPO Inns HS LS
India 4 2 1 0 1 2.000 38.24 3.17 6 566 233
South Africa 1 1 0 0 0 93.00 3.17 1 558
Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0.000 28.20 3.04 2 355 209
England 1 0 0 0 1 0.000 48.71 2.27 2 352 330
New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0 0.000 18.40 3.12 2 193 175
Summary of the tests played at Nagpur City as a whole
Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L Ave RPO Inns HS LS
India 13 4 3 0 6 1.333 39.14 3.07 20 609 109
Australia 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 36.88 3.36 4 398 209
New Zealand 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 22.52 2.55 4 319 175
South Africa 1 1 0 0 0 93.00 3.17 1 558
England 2 0 0 0 2 0.000 50.81 2.66 4 393 330
Pakistan 1 0 0 0 1 0.000 33.09 2.55 2 322 322
Sri Lanka 2 0 1 0 1 0.000 17.25 3.19 2 204 141
West Indies 1 0 0 0 1 0.000 37.33 2.60 2 428 428
Zimbabwe 2 0 1 0 1 0.000 37.61 2.85 4 503 182

 

Centurions in tests played at Nagpur City as a whole
No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HM Amla 253* 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
2 A Flower 232* 3 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
3 SR Tendulkar 201* 1 Ind Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
4 R Dravid 191 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
5 SR Tendulkar 179 1 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
6 SR Tendulkar 176 2 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
7 JH Kallis 173 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
8 R Dravid 162 1 Ind Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
9 DB Vengsarkar 153 2 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
10 IJL Trott 143 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
11 PD Collingwood 134* 1 Eng Ind Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
12 M Amarnath 131 2 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
13 JC Adams 125* 2 Win Ind Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
14 IR Bell 116* 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
15 DR Martyn 114 1 Aus Ind Nagpur 26 Oct 2004
16 SS Das 110 1 Ind Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
17 SR Tendulkar 109 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
18 V Sehwag 109 2 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
19 NS Sidhu 107 1 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
20 GW Flower 106* 2 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
21 SS Das 105 2 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
22 AN Cook 104* 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
23 V Kohli 103 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
24 ADR Campbell 102 3 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
25 SM Katich 102 2 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
26 SB Bangar 100* 2 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
27 W Jaffer 100 4 Ind Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
28 SR Tendulkar 100 3 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010

 

Centurions at VCA Ground – Jamta
No Player Runs Inns Taam Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HM Amla 253* 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
2 R Dravid 191 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
3 JH Kallis 173 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
4 IJL Trott 143 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
5 IR Bell 116* 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
6 SR Tendulkar 109 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
7 V Sehwag 109 2 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
8 V Kohli 103 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
9 SM Katich 102 2 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
10 SR Tendulkar 100 3 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010

 

Team totals of 500 plus runs in tests at Nagpur City as a whole
No Team Score Overs Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 609/6d 155.5 1 draw v Zimbabwe Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
2 India 570/7d 184.5 2 won v Zimbabwe Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
3 India 566/8d 165.0 2 won v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
4 South Africa 558/6d 176.0 1 won v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
5 India 546/9d 155.0 1 draw v West Indies Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
6 Zimbabwe 503/6 161.0 3 draw v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
Team totals of 500 plus runs at VCA Ground – Jamta
No Team Score Overs Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 566/8d 165.0 2 won v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
2 South Africa 558/6d 176.0 1 won v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010

 

Five or more wickets by bowlers in tests at Nagpur City as q whole
No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 1 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
2 Maninder Singh 17.4 4 51 7 3 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
3 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
4 MJ Hoggard 30.5 13 57 6 2 Eng Ind Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
5 S Venkataraghavan 30.1 8 74 6 3 Ind NZl Nagpur 03 Oct 1969
6 HJ Howarth 23.0 11 34 5 4 NZl Ind Nagpur 03 Oct 1969
7 JN Gillespie 22.5 8 56 5 2 Aus Ind Nagpur 26 Oct 2004
8 A Kumble 37.0 15 63 5 3 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
9 Mohammad Nazir 50.0 19 72 5 3 Pak Ind Nagpur 05 Oct 1983
10 RJ Shastri 30.4 7 75 5 2 Ind Pak Nagpur 05 Oct 1983
11 NS Yadav 19.1 4 76 5 1 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
12 CL Hooper 40.0 8 116 5 1 Win Ind Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
13 KR Pushpakumara 32.0 3 122 5 1 Srl Ind Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
14 SLV Raju 50.0 11 127 5 2 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
15 RW Price 68.0 18 182 5 2 Zim Ind Nagpur 21 Feb 2002

 

Five or more wickets by bowlers in tests at VCA Ground – Jamta
No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 1 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
2 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010

 

Three figure partnerships in tests played at Nagpur City as a whole
No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HM Amla, JH Kallis 3 340 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
2 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 3 249 1 Ind Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
3 ADR Campbell, A Flower 4 209 3 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
4 IR Bell, IJL Trott 4 208 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
5 M Azharuddin, SR Tendulkar 5 202 1 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
6 MS Dhoni, V Kohli 5 198 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
7 MS Dhoni, R Dravid 6 193 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
8 NS Sidhu, SR Tendulkar 3 177 1 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
9 M Amarnath, DB Vengsarkar 3 173 2 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
10 SB Bangar, SR Tendulkar 6 171 2 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
11 R Dravid, W Jaffer 2 167 4 Ind Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
12 SC Ganguly, A Kumble 6 159 1 Ind Srl Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
13 SS Das, R Dravid 2 155 1 Ind Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
14 MEK Hussey, SM Katich 3 155 2 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
15 DS Lehmann, DR Martyn 4 148 1 Aus Ind Nagpur 26 Oct 2004
16 MJ Clarke, DR Martyn 4 148 3 Aus Ind Nagpur 26 Oct 2004
17 VVS Laxman, SR Tendulkar 4 146 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
18 R Dravid, NS Sidhu 2 137 1 Ind Srl Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
19 S Badrinath, V Sehwag 4 136 2 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
20 JC Adams, CL Hooper 5 133 2 Win Ind Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
21 SS Das, R Dravid 2 130 2 Ind Zim Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
22 R Dravid, W Jaffer 2 129 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
23 NS Sidhu, SR Tendulkar 3 128 3 Ind Win Nagpur 01 Dec 1994
24 M Kaif, A Kumble 8 128 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
25 M Amarnath, R Lamba 2 126 2 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
26 AN Cook, KP Pietersen 3 124 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
27 MS Dhoni, SC Ganguly 6 119 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
28 SM Gavaskar, DB Vengsarkar 4 116 2 Ind Srl Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
29 V Sehwag, M Vijay 1 116 3 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
30 A Flower, DP Viljoen 6 113 3 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
31 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 113 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
32 MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh 7 108 3 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
33 HM Amla, AB de Villiers 4 108 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
34 ADR Campbell, SV Carlisle 2 106 1 Zim Ind Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
35 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 3 104 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
36 MJ Prior, JE Root 6 103 1 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
37 M Nazar, Zaheer Abbas 5 101 2 Pak Ind Nagpur 05 Oct 1983
38 SV Carlisle, GJ Whittall 2 101 2 Zim Ind Nagpur 25 Nov 2000

 

Three figure partnerships in tests played at VCA Ground – Jamta
No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HM Amla, JH Kallis 3 340 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
2 IR Bell, IJL Trott 4 208 3 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
3 MS Dhoni, V Kohli 5 198 2 Ind Eng Nagpur 13 Dec 2012
4 MS Dhoni, R Dravid 6 193 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
5 MEK Hussey, SM Katich 3 155 2 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
6 VVS Laxman, SR Tendulkar 4 146 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
7 S Badrinath, V Sehwag 4 136 2 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
8 MS Dhoni, SC Ganguly 6 119 1 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
9 V Sehwag, M Vijay 1 116 3 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
10 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 113 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
11 MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh 7 108 3 Ind Aus Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
12 HM Amla, AB de Villiers 4 108 1 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
13 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 3 104 2 Ind NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
14 MJ Prior, JE Root 6 103 1 Eng Ind Nagpur 13 Dec 2012

 

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