Batsmen who have scored a fifty against India in a Twenty20I while chasing

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the 19th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty against India while batting second – that is while chasing. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 JH Kallis 73 2 RSA Ind Gros Islet 02 May 2010
3 SR Watson 72 2 Aus Ind Col-RPS 28 Sep 2012
4 BB McCullum 69* 2 NZl Ind Wellington 27 Feb 2009
5 JP Duminy 68* 2 RSA Ind Dharamsala 02 Oct 2015
6 MN van Wyk 67 2 RSA Ind Durban 09 Jan 2011
7 DJ Bravo 66* 2 Win Ind Lord’s 12 Jun 2009
8 F du Plessis 65 2 RSA Ind Col-RPS 02 Oct 2012
9 DA Warner 63* 2 Aus Ind Col-RPS 28 Sep 2012
10 ML Hayden 62 2 Aus Ind Durban 22 Sep 2007
11 Mohammad Hafeez 61 2 Pak Ind Bangalore 25 Dec 2012
12 Shoaib Malik 57* 2 Pak Ind Bangalore 25 Dec 2012
13 BB McCullum 56* 2 NZl Ind Christchurch 25 Feb 2009
14 Mohammad Hafeez 55 2 Pak Ind Ahmedabad 28 Dec 2012
15 Misbah-ul-Haq 53 2 Pak Ind Durban 14 Sep 2007
16 KP Pietersen 53 2 Pak Ind Kolkata 29 Oct 2011
17 KC Sangakkara 52* 2 Srl Ind Dhaka 06 Apr 2014
18 AB de Villiers 51 2 RSA Ind Dharamsala 02 Oct 2015
19 MJ Lumb 50 2 Eng Ind Mumbai 22 Dec 2012

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against India while batting second – that is while chasing. All such occasions are listed below. It also represents the highest score by an Australian batsman against India while batting second in T20I. Previous best was 72 by SR Watson against India at Col-RPS on 28.09.12

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
3 SR Watson 72 2 Aus Ind Col-RPS 28 Sep 2012
3 DA Warner 63* 2 Aus Ind Col-RPS 28 Sep 2012
4 ML Hayden 62 2 Aus Ind Durban 22 Sep 2007

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the highest score by a batsman against India while batting second in T20I. Previous best was 73 by JH Kallis of South Africa at Gros Islet on 02.05.10

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 JH Kallis 73 2 RSA Ind Gros Islet 02 May 2010

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in a losing cause against India while batting second – that is while chasing. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 JH Kallis 73 2 RSA Ind Gros Islet 02 May 2010
3 MN van Wyk 67 2 RSA Ind Durban 09 Jan 2011
4 F du Plessis 65 2 RSA Ind Col-RPS 02 Oct 2012
5 ML Hayden 62 2 Aus Ind Durban 22 Sep 2007
6 Mohammad Hafeez 55 2 Pak Ind Ahmedabad 28 Dec 2012

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the second occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in a losing cause against India while batting second – that is while chasing. Both the occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 ML Hayden 62 2 Aus Ind Durban 22 Sep 2007

AJ Finch scored 74 against India at Melbourne on 29.01.16 to provide the highest score by a batsman against India in a losing cause while batting second in T20I. Previous best was 73 by JH Kallis of South Africa at Gros Iselt on 02.05.10

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 JH Kallis 73 2 RSA Ind Gros Islet 02 May 2010

 

Australia vs India – Second T20I at Melbourne on 29.01.16 – India won by 27 runs

Australia capped three cricketers – SM Boland, NM Lyon and AJ Tye for this game. They became the 75th, 76th and 77tt cricketers to represent Australia in T20Is. They also became the seventh, eighth and ninth Australian cricketers to make their T20I debut against India   

Australia capped three cricketers in this game to provide the 99th occasion of a team capping three or more cricketers in the history of T20I games. These occasions include the team’s debut in T20Is

Australia capped three cricketers in this game to provide the tenth occasion of Australia capping three or more cricketers in a T20I. This includes Australia’s debut in T20Is

Australia won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game to provide the 17th occasion of Australia doing so against all oppositions and it also provides the third such occasion against India.

Australia won the toss and inserted the opposition and lost this game to provide the tenth occasion of Australia losing a T20I game after winning the toss and inserting the opposition against various oppositions in T20Is. It also provides the third such occasion against India.

RG Sharma and AJ Finch scored 60 and 74 respectively in this game to provide the 39th occasion of rival openers scoring fifties in the history of T20I games. It also provides the third such occasion in Australia-India T20I series

RG Sharma and AJ Finch scored 60 and 74 respectively and were dismissed run out in this game to provide the very first occasion of rival openers dismissed run out after scoring fifties in the history of T20I games

RG Sharma and AJ Finch scored 60 and 74 respectively and were dismissed run out in this game to provide the 17th and 18th occasion of openers dismissed run out after scoring fifties in the history of T20I games.

RG Sharma scored 60 and was dismissed run out in this game to provide the first occasion of an Indian opener dismissed run out after scoring fifty in a T20I game.

AJ Finch scored 74 and was dismissed run out in this game to provide the third occasion of an Australian opener dismissed run out after scoring fifty in a T20I game.

AJ Finch scored 74 in this game to provide the 77th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the history of T20Is. It also provides the seventh occasion of an Australian captain scoring a fifty in a T20I

AJ Finch scored 74 in this game to provide the 21st occasion of a captain opener scoring a fifty in the history of T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of an Australian captain opener scoring a fifty in a T20I

AJ Finch scored 74 and was dismissed run out in this game to provide the third occasion of a captain opener scoring a fifty in the history of T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of an Australian captain opener dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in a T20I. All the three such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Gayle 98 1 Win Ind Bridgetown 09 May 2010
2 MR Swart 89 1 Net Ken Windhoek 19 Apr 2013
3 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016

AJ Finch became the second captain opener to be dismissed runout after scoring a fifty against India. CH Gayle was dismissed for 98 at Bridgetown on 09.05.10.

RG Sharma was dismissed run out for 60 in this game to provide the second occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in T20I. V Kohli was the other batsman. He was dismissed run out for 77 against Sri Lanka at Dhaka on 06.04.14

RG Sharma completed 900 runs in T20Is when he was on 2 during the course of his knock of 60 in this game. His run aggregate read 958 at the end of this game. He became the fifth Indian batsman to total 900 plus runs in T20Is. Others are – V Kohli {1165}, SK Raina {1024}, Yuvraj Singh {968} an G Gambhir {932}. MS Dhoni is on the threshold of joining the five elite batsman. He has an aggregate of 899 runs and need one more run for his 900 runs.

V Kohli’s 59 not out in this game provides his eleventh fifty in T20Is. He became the fifth batsman in the history of T20Is to score eleven or more fifties. Others are – BB McCullum {15}, CH Gayle {14}, TM Dilshan {12} and DA Warner {11}

AJ Finch-SE Marsh posted 94 runs for the first wicket and RG Sharma-S Dhawan added 97 runs for the first wicket in this game to provide the first occasion of rival teams posting 90 plus runs partnership for the first wicket in the history of T20Is

AJ Finch-SE Marsh posted 94 runs for the first wicket a to provide the third occasion of Australian batsmen posting 90 plus runs partnership for the first wicket in T20Is

RG Sharma-S Dhawan added 97 runs for the first wicket in this game to provide the first occasion of Indian batsmen posting 90 plus runs partnership for the first wicket in T20Is

V Kohli became the first batsman in T20Is to total 1000 plus runs while batting at number three. He reached the landmark when he was on 51 during the course of his knock of 59 not out in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate read 1008.

V Kohli became the first batsman in T20Is to score ten fifties while batting at number three. His 59 not out in this game represent his tenth fifty while batting at number three.

V Kohli became the first batsman in T20Is to score 100 plus boundary fours while batting at number three. He scored seven boundary fours in his knock of 59 not out in this game. His fifth boundary four gave him the land mark of 100 boundary fours. At the end of this game, his boundary fours aggregate read 102.

V Kohli is the only batsman in the history of T20Is – as on date – to total 1000 plus runs, score ten fifties and score 100 plus boundary fours while batting at number three.

AJ Finch’s 74 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 183rd occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in the history of T20Is.  It also provides the 19th occasion of an Australian batsman’s fifty in a losing cause

AJ Finch’s 74 was in a losing cause in this game. It was his third fifty in a losing cause. He became the second Australian batsman to witness three or more fifties going in vain in T20Is. DA Warner is  the other batsman to witness his five fifties going in vain in T20Is. AJ Finch became the 16th batsman in the history of T20Is to witness three of more fifties in a losing cause

AJ Finch’s 74 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 33rd occasion of a captain’s fifty going in vain in the history of T20Is.  It also provides the fourth occasion of an Australian captain’s fifty in a losing cause

AJ Finch’s 74 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the eighth occasion of a captain opener’s fifty going in vain in the history of T20Is.  It also provides the first occasion of an Australian captain opener’s fifty in a losing cause

AJ Finch’s 74 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 76th occasion of an opener’s fifty going in vain in the history of T20Is.  It also provides the eleventh occasion of an Australian opener’s fifty in a losing cause

Bowlers who have captured 13 or more wickets in a test conceding less than 100 runs

The following list tabulates eleven bowlers who have conceded less than 100 runs and captured 13 or more wickets in a test. J Briggs of England has the best figures in this category of stats. He captured 15 wickets conceding 28 runs against South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 1899

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Mon/Year
1 J Briggs 33.3×4 16 28 15 Eng SAF Cape Town Mar 1889
2 GA Lohmann 25.3×5 11 45 15 Eng SAF Port Elizabeth Feb 1896
3 CA Walsh 36.0 15 55 13 Win NZl Wellington Feb 1995
4 SF Barnes 37.4 14 57 13 Eng SAF The Oval Aug 1912
5 DL Underwood 48.5 25 71 13 Eng Pak Lord’s Aug 1974
6 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne Jan 1902
7 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1882
8 JC Laker 68.0 27 90 19 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1956
9 JJ Ferris 54.2×5 27 91 13 Eng SAF Cape Town Mar 1892
10 C Blythe 38.3 10 99 15 Eng SAF Leeds Jul 1907
11 AV Bedser 55.5 23 99 14 Eng Aus Nottingham Jun 1953

 

 

Bowlers who have captured 13 plus wickets in a test – K Rabada is the new entrant to the elite club

K Rabada of South Africa captured 13 wickets conceding 144 runs in the just concluded test against England at Centurion to provide the 51st occasion of a bowler capturing 13 or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 FR Spofforth 60.0×4 25 110 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 02 Jan 1879
2 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval 28 Aug 1882
3 W Bates 59.2×4 28 102 14 Eng Aus Melbourne 19 Jan 1883
4 J Briggs 33.3×4 16 28 15 Eng SAF Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
5 JJ Ferris 54.2×5 27 91 13 Eng SAF Cape Town 19 Mar 1892
6 GA Lohmann 25.3×5 11 45 15 Eng SAF Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896
7 T Richardson 110.3×5 39 244 13 Eng Aus Manchester 16 Jul 1896
8 SF Barnes 80.1 22 163 13 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
9 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
10 W Rhodes 30.2 3 124 15 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1904
11 C Blythe 38.3 10 99 15 Eng SAF Leeds 29 Jul 1907
12 SF Barnes 37.4 14 57 13 Eng SAF The Oval 12 Aug 1912
13 SF Barnes 65.3 16 159 17 Eng SAF Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
14 SF Barnes 61.5 17 144 14 Eng SAF Durban 14 Feb 1914
15 AA Mailey 76.2 9 236 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
16 JC White 124.5 37 256 13 Eng Aus Adelaide 01 Feb 1929
17 CV Grimmett 96.2 28 199 14 Aus SAF Adelaide 29 Jan 1932
18 H Verity 58.3 23 104 15 Eng Aus Lord’s 22 Jun 1934
19 CV Grimmett 93.0 41 173 13 Aus SAF Durban 28 Feb 1936
20 MH Mankad 71.2 30 131 13 Ind Pak Delhi 16 Oct 1952
21 HJ Tayfield 66.5 22 165 13 SAF Aus Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
22 AV Bedser 55.5 23 99 14 Eng Aus Nottingham 11 Jun 1953
23 JC Laker 68.0 27 90 19 Eng Aus Manchester 26 Jul 1956
24 Fazal Mahmood 75.0 28 114 13 Pak Aus Karachi 11 Oct 1956
25 HJ Tayfield 74.0 26 192 13 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
26 JM Patel 61.3 23 124 14 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
27 RAL Massie 60.1 16 137 16 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1972
28 AW Greig 69.1 17 156 13 Eng Win Port of Spain 30 Mar 1974
29 DL Underwood 48.5 25 71 13 Eng Pak Lord’s 08 Aug 1974
30 MA Holding 53.4 15 149 14 Win Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1976
31 IT Botham 48.5 14 106 13 Eng Ind Mumbai 15 Feb 1980
32 Imran Khan 52.2 11 116 14 Pak Srl Lahore 22 Mar 1982
33 Sir RJ Hadlee 52.3 13 123 15 NZl Aus Brisbane 08 Nov 1985
34 Abdul Qadir 73.0 27 101 13 Pak Eng Lahore 25 Nov 1987
35 ND Hirwani 33.5 6 136 16 Ind Win Chennai 11 Jan 1988
36 MG Hughes 73.1 16 217 13 Aus Win Perth 02 Dec 1988
37 BA Reid 61.0 20 148 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 1990
38 Waqar Younis 56.0 15 135 13 Pak Zim Karachi 01 Dec 1993
39 CA Walsh 36.0 15 55 13 Win NZl Wellington 10 Feb 1995
40 M Muralitharan 113.5 41 220 16 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998
41 A Kumble 51.0 13 149 14 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
42 J Srinath 46.0 10 132 13 Ind Pak Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
43 M Muralitharan 76.0 13 171 13 Srl SAF Galle 20 Jul 2000
44 Harbhajan Singh 68.2 15 196 13 Ind Aus Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
45 Harbhajan Singh 80.1 26 217 15 Ind Aus Chennai 18 Mar 2001
46 WPUJC Vaas 57.2 8 191 14 Srl Win Colombo (SSC) 29 Nov 2001
47 M Muralitharan 66.4 26 115 13 Srl Zim Kandy 04 Jan 2002
48 A Kumble 64.3 12 181 13 Ind Aus Chennai 14 Oct 2004
49 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 SAF Win Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
50 HMRKB Herath 55.2 5 184 14 Srl Pak Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
51 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

K Rabada of South Africa captured 13 wickets conceding 144 runs in the just concluded test against England at Centurion to provide the eleventh occasion of a bowler capturing 13 or more wickets in a test against England. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 FR Spofforth 60.0×4 25 110 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 02 Jan 1879
2 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval 28 Aug 1882
3 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
4 AA Mailey 76.2 9 236 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
5 HJ Tayfield 74.0 26 192 13 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
6 RAL Massie 60.1 16 137 16 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1972
7 MA Holding 53.4 15 149 14 Win Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1976
8 Abdul Qadir 73.0 27 101 13 Pak Eng Lahore 25 Nov 1987
9 BA Reid 61.0 20 148 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 1990
10 M Muralitharan 113.5 41 220 16 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998
11 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

K Rabada of South Africa captured 13 wickets conceding 144 runs in the just concluded test against England at Centurion to provide the fourth occasion of a South African bowler capturing 13 or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HJ Tayfield 66.5 22 165 13 SAF Aus Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
2 HJ Tayfield 74.0 26 192 13 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
3 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 SAF Win Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
4 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

The following table lists the bowlers who have captured 13 plus wickets in a test on two or more occasions. SF Barnes is the only bowler to capture 13 or more wickets on four occasions in thw annals of test cricket. M Muralitharan [03}, A Kumble {02}, CV Grimmett {02}. FR Spofforth {02}, Harbhajan Singh {02} and HJ Tayfield {02} are the other six bowlers who have captured 13 plus wickets on two o  more occasions

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 51.0 13 149 14 Ind Pak Delhi 04 Feb 1999
2 A Kumble 64.3 12 181 13 Ind Aus Chennai 14 Oct 2004
                   
1 CV Grimmett 96.2 28 199 14 Aus SAF Adelaide 29 Jan 1932
2 CV Grimmett 93.0 41 173 13 Aus SAF Durban 28 Feb 1936
                   
1 FR Spofforth 60.0×4 25 110 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 02 Jan 1879
2 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval 28 Aug 1882
                   
1 Harbhajan Singh 68.2 15 196 13 Ind Aus Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
2 Harbhajan Singh 80.1 26 217 15 Ind Aus Chennai 18 Mar 2001
                   
1 HJ Tayfield 66.5 22 165 13 SAF Aus Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
2 HJ Tayfield 74.0 26 192 13 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
                   
1 M Muralitharan 113.5 41 220 16 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998
2 M Muralitharan 76.0 13 171 13 Srl SAF Galle 20 Jul 2000
3 M Muralitharan 66.4 26 115 13 Srl Zim Kandy 04 Jan 2002
                   
1 SF Barnes 80.1 22 163 13 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
2 SF Barnes 37.4 14 57 13 Eng SAF The Oval 12 Aug 1912
3 SF Barnes 65.3 16 159 17 Eng SAF Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
4 SF Barnes 61.5 17 144 14 Eng SAF Durban 14 Feb 1914

 

Tests won by teams when its captain failed to open the account in both innings of the test

South Africa won the just concluded test against England at Centurion by 280 runs to provide the fourth occasion of a team winning a test when its captain collected a pair. AB de Villiers – South African captain –  had failed to open his account in both innings of this test. All the four occasions are listed below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date Result of the match
1 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902 Aus Won by 143 runs
2 N Hussain 0 0 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000 Eng Won by 158 runs
3 MS Atapattu 0 0 Srl Pak Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004 Srl Won by 201 runs
4 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016 SAF Won By 280 runs

Australia and South Africa are the two teams to win a test against England under this category of statistics. Australia had won the only test to be played at Sheffield by 143 runs when its captain J Darling collated a pair. After a gap of 114 years, England lost a test when the opponent captain collected a pair

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date Result of the match
1 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902 Aus Won by 143 runs
2 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016 SAF Won By 280 runs

South Africa’s winning margin – by 280 runs – at Centurion – provide the largest victory msrgin

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date Result of the match
1 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016 SAF Won By 280 runs
2 MS Atapattu 0 0 Srl Pak Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004 Srl Won by 201 runs
3 N Hussain 0 0 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000 Eng Won by 158 runs
4 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902 Aus Won by 143 runs

 

K Rabada’s feat – becomes the second South African bowler to capture 13 wickets in a home test after 58 years 11 months and seven days

K Rabada of South Africa returned with figures of 13 for 144 against England in the just concluded test at Centurion to provide the 18th occasion of a South African bowler capturing ten or more wickets on home soil. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Ave Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 11.07 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 HJ Tayfieldx8 74.0×8 26 192 13 14.76 v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
3 SJ Snooke 53.0 9 127 12 10.58 v England Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
4 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 11.58 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
5 AEE Vogler 52.1 6 181 12 15.08 v England Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
6 DW Steyn 36.5 16 60 11 5.45 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
7 AE Hall 62.3 20 112 11 10.18 v England Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
8 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 11.54 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
9 EP Nupen 51.4 4 150 11 13.63 v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1930
10 SF Burke 81.0 29 196 11 17.81 v New Zealand Cape Town 01 Jan 1962
11 DW Steyn 24.3 6 91 10 9.10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
12 DW Steyn 31.3 4 93 10 9.30 v New Zealand Johannesburg 8 Nov 2007
13 VD Philander 24.1 3 102 10 10.20 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011
14 PS de Villiers 40.2 15 108 10 10.80 v Pakistan Johannesburg 19 Jan 1995
15 CB Llewellyn 49.5 12 116 10 11.60 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
16 M Ntini 33.0 5 145 10 14.50 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
17 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 14.70 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
18 M Ntini 44.5 6 178 10 17.80 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006

K Rabada of South Africa returned with figures of 13 for 144 against England in the just concluded test at Centurion to provide the seventh occasion of a South African bowler capturing ten or more wickets against England on home soil. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Ave Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 11.07 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 HJ Tayfieldx8 74.0×8 26 192 13 14.76 v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
3 SJ Snooke 53.0 9 127 12 10.58 v England Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
4 AEE Vogler 52.1 6 181 12 15.08 v England Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
4 AE Hall 62.3 20 112 11 10.18 v England Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
6 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 11.54 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
7 EP Nupen 51.4 4 150 11 13.63 v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1930

K Rabada of South Africa returned with figures of 13 for 144 against England in the just concluded test at Centurion to provide not only the best match effort by a South African bowler against England at Home but also the best match figures by a South African bowler at home against all oppositions. The previous best was 13 for 192 by HJ Tayfield against England at Johannesburg in Feb 1957. HJ Tayfield and K Rabada are the only two bowlers to capture 13 wickets in a home test. Thus it took 58 years 11 months and 07 days for a South African bowler to capture 13 wickets at home.

No Player O M R W Ave Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 39.4 8 144 13 11.07 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 HJ Tayfieldx8 74.0×8 26 192 13 14.76 v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957

Australia vs India – First T20I at Adelaide on 26 Jan 2016 – India won by 37 runs

India capped JJ Bumrah and HH Pandya for this game. They became the 57th and 58th cricketers to represent India in T20Is. They also became the sixth and seventh Indian cricketers to make their T20I debut against Australia

Australia capped TM Head for this game. He became the 74th cricketer to represent Australia in T20Is. They also became the sixth Australian cricketer to make his T20I debut against India

Australia won the toss and inserted the opposition to provide the 16th occasion of Australia doing so against various oppositions in T20Is. It also provides the second such occasion against India. The first occasion was at Dhaka on 30.03.14

V Kohli scored 90 not out in this game to provide the 21st occasion of a batsman scoring an individual ninety in T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of an Indian batsman scoring an individual ninety in T20Is. It also provides the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety against Australia in T20Is

V Kohli’s 90 not out in this game was his tenth fifty of his T20I career. It also represents his best score in T20Is. The previous best was 78 not out against Pakistan at Col-RPS on 30.09.12

V Kohli became the ninth batsman in the history of T20Is to score ten or more fifties. He also became the first Indian batsman to earn the distinction of scoring ten fifties

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 BB McCullum NZl 71 70 10 2140 123 35.66 2 13 3 199 91
2 MJ Guptill NZl 57 55 7 1666 101* 34.70 1 9 2 154 68
3 TM Dilshan Srl 68 67 10 1618 104* 28.38 1 11 9 191 27
4 M Jayawardene Srl 55 55 8 1493 100 31.76 1 9 4 173 33
5 DA Warner Aus 54 54 3 1465 90* 28.72 0 11 5 139 67
6 CH Gayle Win 45 43 3 1406 117 35.15 1 13 2 122 87
7 H Masakadza Zim 44 44 2 1320 93* 31.42 0 10 0 120 46
8 SR Watson Aus 50 48 3 1176 81 26.13 0 10 3 90 70
9 V Kohli Ind 31 29 6 1106 90* 48.08 0 10 0 115 25

V Kohli’s aggregate of boundary sixes at the end of this game read 25. He became the 44th batsman in the history of T20Is to total 25 or more sixes. He also became the fifth Indian batsman to score 25 or more sixes in T20Is. Others are – Yuvraj Singh {63}, SK Raina {37}, RG Sharma {33} and MS Dhoni {26}

V Kohli and SK Raina added 134 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 89th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in T20Is. It also provides the 18th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in T20Is

V Kohli and SK Raina added 134 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the sixth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in T20Is

V Kohli and SK Raina added 134 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the record stand by Indian batsmen for the third wicket in T20Is. The previous best was the 88 runs partnership against South Africa at Gros Islet on 02.05.10

India posted 188 for 3 in this game which represent the highest team total by India against Australia in Australia. The previous best was 140 for 6 at Sydney on 01.02.12

India posted 188 for 3 in this game which represent the fifth occasion of India posting a total of 150 plus against Australia

SK Raina completed 1000 runs in T20Is when he was on 17 during his knock of 41 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate in T20Is read 1024. He became the second Indian batsman to total 1000 runs in T20Is after V Kohli. V Kohli’s run aggregate at the end of this game 1106

SK Raina completed 1000 runs in T20Is when he was on 17 during his knock of 41 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate in T20Is read 1024. He became the 22nd batsman to total 1000 runs in the history of T20Is

SR Watson was making his 50th appearance in T20Is. He became the 29th cricketer in the history of T20Is to play 50 T20Is. He also became the second Australian cricketer to achieve this distinction after DA Warner. DA Warner has played 54 T20Is.

JJ Bumrah returned with figures of 3 for 23 to provide the 51st occasion of a bowler capturing three or more wickets on debut in T20Is. It also provides the fourth occasion of an Indian bowler capturing three or more wickets on T20I debut. All the four occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 PP Ojha 4.0 0 21 4 2 Ban Nottingham 06 Jun 2009
2 B Kumar 4.0 0 09 3 2 Pak Bangalore 25 Dec 2012
3 AR Patel 4.0 0 17 3 2 Zim Harare 17 Jul 2015
4 JJ Bumrah 3.3 0 23 3 2 Aus Adelaide 26 Jan 2016

Australia was dismissed all out for 151 in this game to provide the 12th occasion of Australia dismissed all out in T20Is. It also provides the seventh occasion of Australia dismissed all out while batting second – that is while chasing the target.

Australia was dismissed all out for 151 in this game to provide the third occasion of Australia dismissed all out against India in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of Australia dismissed all out while batting second against India – that is while chasing the target. The first such occasion was at Dhaka on 30.03.14 when Australia was dismissed all out for 86 by India.

India won this game by 37 runs to provide the 32nd occasion of India winning a T20I game. It also provides India’s sixth win against Australia

V Kohli’s 90 not out in this game provide the 41st occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty against various oppositions in T20Is. It also provides the seventh occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty against Australia in T20Is. It also represents the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against Australia in T20Is. The previous best was 79 not out by RG Sharma at Bridgetown on 07.05.10

The Result summary between the two teams at the end of this game read thus

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Tie+W Tie+L NR
Australia 10 4 6 0 0 0 0
India 10 6 4 0 0 0 0

R Ashwin captured two wickets conceding 28 runs in this game and took his tally of wickets to 31 in T20Is. He became the first Indian bowler to capture 30 plus wickets in T20Is. He also became the 39th bowler in the history of T20Is to capture 30 plus wickets.

“Father and Son” pair in tests

SC Cook made his test debut for South Africa against England at Centurion in the ongoing test. His father SJ Cook also represented South Africa in tests. They became the 48th pair of “father and son’ to represent a team in tests. The following table list all such pairs which includes three pairs o a father and two sons

No Father and two Sons
1 GR, MR and SE Marsh (Aus)
2 L Amarnath, M and S Amarnath (Ind)
3 WA Hadlee, DR and RJ Hadlee (NZ)
   
No Father and Son
1 EJ and SE Gregory (Aus)
   
2 RT and TWM Latham (NZ)
   
3 DL and JM Bairstow (Eng)
4 BC and SCJ Broad (Eng)
5 AR and MA Butcher (Eng)
6 MC and CS Cowdrey (Eng)
7 J Hardstaff snr and J Hardstaff jnr (Eng)
8 L and RA Hutton (Eng)
9 IJ and SP Jones (Eng)
10 FG and FT Mann (Eng)
11 JH and JM Parks (Eng)
12 A and RJ Sidebottom (Eng)
13 MJ and AJ Stewart (Eng)
14 FW and MW Tate (Eng)
15 CL and DCH Townsend (Eng)
   
16 RMH and STR Binny (Ind)
17 DK and AD Gaekwad (Ind)
18 HS and HH Kanitkar (Ind)
19 VL and SV Manjrekar (Ind)
20 MH and AV Mankad (Ind)
21 Nawab of Pataudi snr (Eng and Ind) and MAK Pataudi (Ind)
22 Pankaj and Pranab Roy (Ind)
23 S Wazir Ali (Ind) and Khalid Wazir (Pak)
24 Yograj Singh (Ind) and Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
   
23 WM and RW Anderson (NZ)
26 WP and GE Bradburn (NZ)
27 BP and DAJ Bracewell (NZ)
28 BL and CL Cairns (NZ)
29 PGZ and CZ Harris (NZ)
30 AJ and RE Redmond (NZ)
31 KR and HD Rutherford (NZ)
32 HG and GE Vivian (NZ)
   
33 Hanif Mohammad and Shoaib Mohammad (Pak)
34 Nazar Mohammad and Mudassar Nazar (Pak)
35 Majid Khan and Bazid Khan (Pak)
   
36 SJ and SC Cook (RSA)
37 F Hearne (Eng and RSA) and GAL Hearne (RSA)
38 JD and DT Lindsay (RSA)
39 AW and AD Nourse (RSA)
40 PM and SM Pollock (RSA)
41 LR and L Tuckett (RSA)
   
42 GA and RGA Headley (WI)
43 RGA Headley (WI) and DW Headley (Eng)
44 OC and AHP Scott (WI)
45 ED Weekes and DA Murray (WI)

SC Cook made his test debut for South Africa against England at Centurion in the ongoing test. His father SJ Cook South Africa in tests. The following table list all such pairs

No Father and two Sons
1 SJ and SC Cook (RSA)
2 F Hearne (Eng and RSA) and GAL Hearne (RSA)
3 JD and DT Lindsay (RSA)
4 AW and AD Nourse (RSA)
5 PM and SM Pollock (RSA)
6 LR and L Tuckett (RSA)

 

 

AB de Villiers become the second South African captain to collect a pair in tests after 103 years 05 months and 10 days

AB de Villiers of South Africa collected a pair in the ongoing test against England at Centurion to provide the 21st occasion of a captain collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
2 LJ Tancred 0 0 SAF Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
3 VS Hazare 0 0 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
4 HB Cave 0 0 NZl Win Dunedin 03 Feb 1956
5 FMM Worrell 0 0 Win Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1960
6 R Benaud 0 0 Aus Eng Leeds 06 Jul 1961
7 Imtiaz Ahmed 0 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
8 BS Bedi 0 0 Ind Eng Delhi 17 Dec 1976
9 IT Botham 0 0 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
10 AR Border 0 0 Aus Win Perth 30 Jan 1993
11 MA Taylor 0 0 Aus Pak Karachi 28 Sep 1994
12 SP Fleming 0 0 NZl Aus Hobart 27 Nov 1997
13 CA Walsh 0 0 Win Pak Rawalpindi 29 Nov 1997
14 Rashid Latif 0 0 Pak SAF Port Elizabeth 06 Mar 1998
15 N Hussain 0 0 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000
16 JC Adams 0 0 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2000
17 Waqar Younis 0 0 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
18 Habibul Bashar 0 0 Ban Zim Harare 19 Feb 2004
19 MS Atapattu 0 0 Srl Pak Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004
20 DJG Sammy 0 0 Win NZl Wellington 11 Dec 2013
21 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

AB de Villiers of South Africa collected a pair in the ongoing test against England at Centurion to provide the second occasion of a South African captain collecting a pair a test after LJ Tancred. LJ Tancred was dismissed for a pair against England at The Oval in Aug 1912. Both the occasions are listed below. It is interesting to note that AB de Villiers collected a pair after 103 years 05 months and 10 days to become the second South African captain to earn the dubious distinction {Note the number of days has reference to the start date of the test}

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 LJ Tancred 0 0 SAF Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
2 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

The following list tabulates the seven captains who have collected a pair in test against England and the list include the two South African captains – LJ Tancred and AB de Villiers

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
2 LJ Tancred 0 0 SAF Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
3 VS Hazare 0 0 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
4 R Benaud 0 0 Aus Eng Leeds 06 Jul 1961
5 Imtiaz Ahmed 0 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
6 BS Bedi 0 0 Ind Eng Delhi 17 Dec 1976
7 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

 

List of South African bowlers who have captured seven or more wickets in a test innings – K Rabada joins the list

K Rabada of South Africa captured seven wickets for 112 runs against England in the ongoing test at Centurion to provide the 24th occasion of a South African bowler to capture seven or more wickets in test innings against various oppositions. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WH Ashley 43.1×4 18 95 7 1 Eng Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
2 SJ Snooke 31.4 8 70 8 4 Eng Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
3 AEE Vogler 47.2 12 128 7 1 Eng Lord’s 01 Jul 1907
4 AEE Vogler 22.0 2 94 7 4 Eng Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
5 SJ Pegler 31.0 8 65 7 2 Eng Lord’s 10 Jun 1912
6 GA Faulkner 27.1 4 84 7 2 Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
7 AE Hall 37.3 12 63 7 4 Eng Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
8 GF Bissett 19.0 5 29 7 3 Eng Durban 04 Feb 1928
9 HJ Tayfield 8.4 1 23 7 2 Aus Durban 20 Jan 1950
10 HJ Tayfield 37.1×8 13 81 7 4 Aus Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
11 HJ Tayfield 37.7×5 14 69 8 3 Eng Durban 25 Jan 1957
12 HJ Tayfield 37.0×8 11 113 9 4 Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
13 GB Lawrence 30.3 12 53 8 2 NZl Johannesburg 26 Dec 1961
14 JT Partridge 31.1 6 91 7 1 Aus Sydney 07 Feb 1964
15 AA Donald 28.0 4 84 7 3 Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
16 AA Donald 33.0 12 71 8 3 Zim Harare 13 Oct 1995
17 L Klusener 21.3 4 64 8 4 Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
18 SM Pollock 41.0 11 87 7 2 Aus Adelaide 30 Jan 1998
19 PR Adams 45.0 11 128 7 2 Pak Lahore 17 Oct 2003
20 M Ntini 19.5 7 37 7 3 Win Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
21 DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 2 Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
22 M de Lange 23.2 3 81 7 1 Srl Durban 26 Dec 2011
23 KJ Abbott 11.4 4 29 7 2 Pak Centurion 22 Feb 2013
24 K Rabada 29.0 6 112 7 2 Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

K Rabada of South Africa captured seven wickets for 112 runs against England in the ongoing test at Centurion to provide the eleventh occasion of a South African bowler to capture seven or more wickets in test innings against England. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WH Ashley 43.1×4 18 95 7 1 Eng Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
2 SJ Snooke 31.4 8 70 8 4 Eng Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
3 AEE Vogler 47.2 12 128 7 1 Eng Lord’s 01 Jul 1907
4 AEE Vogler 22.0 2 94 7 4 Eng Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
5 SJ Pegler 31.0 8 65 7 2 Eng Lord’s 10 Jun 1912
6 GA Faulkner 27.1 4 84 7 2 Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
7 AE Hall 37.3 12 63 7 4 Eng Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
8 GF Bissett 19.0 5 29 7 3 Eng Durban 04 Feb 1928
9 HJ Tayfield 37.7×5 14 69 8 3 Eng Durban 25 Jan 1957
10 HJ Tayfield 37.0×8 11 113 9 4 Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
11 K Rabada 29.0 6 112 7 2 Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

K Rabada of South Africa captured seven wickets for 112 runs against England in the ongoing test at Centurion to provide the fourth occasion of a South African bowler to capture seven or more wickets in test innings conceding 100 plus runs against various oppositions. All such occasions are listed below

 N0 Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
 1 AEE Vogler 47.2 12 128 7 1 Eng Lord’s 01 Jul 1907
 2 PR Adams 45.0 11 128 7 2 Pak Lahore 17 Oct 2003
 3 HJ Tayfield 37.0×8 11 113 9 4 Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
 4 K Rabada 29.0 6 112 7 2 Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

K Rabada of South Africa captured seven wickets for 112 runs against England in the ongoing test at Centurion to provide the third occasion of a South African bowler to capture seven or more wickets in test innings conceding 100 plus runs against England. All such occasions are listed below

No  Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
 1 AEE Vogler 47.2 12 128 7 1 Eng Lord’s 01 Jul 1907
 2 HJ Tayfield 37.0×8 11 113 9 4 Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
 3 K Rabada 29.0 6 112 7 2 Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016

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