R Ashwin’s feat – becomes the seventh Indian bowler to capture four or more five wicket innings hauls against West Indies

R Ashwin’s five for 52 against West Indies in the first innings of the ongoing Kingston test was his fourth five wicket haul against Indies. He became the seventh Indian bowler to capture four or more five wicket innings hauls against West Indies. Others are – Harbhajan Singh {05}, BS Chandrasekhar {04}, SP Gupte {04}, N Kapil Dev {04}, A Kumble {04} and PP Ojha {04}. The following table lists the performance of these seven bowlers. Harbhajan Singh No Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date 1 38.0 3 138 5 1 Win Kingston 18 May 2002 2 28.3 12 48 7 3 Win Mumbai 09 Oct 2002 3 57.3 15 115 5 2 Win Kolkata 30 Oct 2002 4 44.0 6 147 5 1 Win Basseterre 22 Jun 2006 5 4.3 0 13 5 2 Win Kingston 30 Jun 2006 R Ashwin No Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date 1 21.3 5 47 6 3 Win Delhi 06 Nov 2011 2 52.1 6 156 5 1 Win Mumbai 22 Nov 2011 3 25.0 8 83 7 3 Win North Sound 21 Jul 2016 4 16.0 2 52 5 1 Win Kingston 30 Jul 2016 BS Chandrasekhar No Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date 1 61.5 17 157 7 2 Win Mumbai (BS) 13 Dec 1966 2 32.2 8 120 6 1 Win Port of Spain 07 Apr 1976 3 42.0 7 153 5 2 Win Kingston 21 Apr 1976 4 43.0 7 116 5 2 Win Mumbai 01 Dec 1978 SP Gupte No Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date 1 66.0 15 162 7 2 Win Port of Spain 21 Jan 1953 2 48.0 14 107 5 2 Win Port of Spain 19 Feb 1953 3 65.1 14 180 5 2 Win Kingston 28 Mar 1953 4...

New Zealand skippers scoring a ninety in a test innings

KS Williamson of New Zealand scored 91 against Zimbabwe in the ongoing test at Bulawayo to provide the 13th occasion of a New Zealand captain scoring a ninety in a test innings. He became the seventh New Zealand captain to score a ninety in a test innings. All the thirteen occasions are listed below No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date 1 JR Reid 92 1 v South Africa Cape Town 01 Jan 1962 2 JR Reid 97 1 v Pakistan Wellington 22 Jan 1965 3 JV Coney 98 2 v Australia Christchurch 28 Feb 1986 4 JV Coney 93 2 v Australia Auckland 13 Mar 1986 5 JG Wright 98 2 v England Lord’s 21 Jun 1990 6 MD Crowe 98 1 v Australia Wellington 04 Mar 1993 7 SP Fleming 91 2 v Australia Brisbane 07 Nov 1997 8 SP Fleming 99 3 v South Africa Bloemfontein 17 Nov 2000 9 SP Fleming 97 1 v England Leeds 03 Jun 2004 10 SP Fleming 97 2 v West Indies Wellington 17 Mar 2006 11 DL Vettori 94 2 v Bangladesh Wellington 12 Jan 2008 12 DL Vettori 99 1 v Pakistan Dunedin 24 Nov 2009 13 KS Williamson 91 2 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 He became the fourth captain to score a ninety in a test innings against Zimbabwe. Others are – ST Jayasuriya, Habibul Bashar and Mushfiqur Rahim No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 ST Jayasuriya 92 1 Srl Zim Colombo (SSC) 27 Dec 2001 2 Habibul Bashar 94 1 Ban Zim Chittagong 06 Jan 2005 3 Mushfiqur Rahim 93 3 Ban Zim Harare 25 Apr 2013 4 KS Williamson 91 2 NZl Zim Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016...

Karnataka Premier League – Key Statistical Parameters

KARNATAKA PREMIER LEAGUE Country India Administrator Karnataka State Cricket Association Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka, India Format Twenty20 First tournament 2009 Last tournament 2015 Tournament format Round-robin Current champion Belagavi Panthers Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is an Indian Twenty20 cricket league established by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in August, 2009. The domestic cricket competition is modeled along the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL). Just like the Indian Premier League, whose title sponsor was realty major DLF, the title sponsor of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) is Bangalore-based real estate developer, Mantri Developers. Mantri Developers won the rights to be the title sponsor of this event for a period of five years for an amount of ₹110 million The first season was held from 9 September 2009, to 23 September 2009.[2] The second season was held from 18 September 2010, to 3 October 2010. The league is chaired by the KSCA secretary, Brijesh Patel, and includes eight franchisee teams representing cities in Karnataka. The third season was held from 28 August 2014 and the auction for the same was conducted on August 7th. The fourth season is to be held in Aug-Sep 2015 and the matches will be played at Mysore and Hubli. TEAMS OF THE FIRST SEASON OF KARNATAKA PREMIER LEAGUE Franchisee Zone Captain Owner Bangalore Brigadiers Bangalore Urban Deepak Chougule Brigade Enterprises Provident Bangalore Bangalore Rural Balachandra Akhil Melmont Constructions Mangalore United Mangalore Bharat Chipli Fiza Developers Belagaavi Panthers Belgaum Jagadeesh Arunkumar Subash Enterprises Shamanur Davanagere Diamonds Hubli-Dharwad Sunil Joshi Shamanuru Shivashankarappa Bijapur Bulls Gulbarga SP Shinde Vivid Creations Mysore Maharaajas Mysore Chethan Williams Shirish Auto Malnad Gladiators Shimoga Ganesh Satish Jayaprakash Hegde The Karnataka Premier League Cup finals were held on 23 September 2009 as a 20-over match between Bangalore Provident (Rural) and Belagavi Panthers, played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Bangalore Provident (Rural)...

Batsmen scoring 175 plus runs in the third innings of a test

BKG Mendis of Sri Lanka scored 176 against Australia in the ongoing Palekkele test to provide the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 175 plus runs in the third innings of a test. He is the third batsman to accomplish such a feat after ST Jayasuriya and KC Sangakkara. ST Jayasuriya and KC Sangakkara have achieved this feat on two occasions. The performance of these three batsmen are furnished below No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date 1 ST Jayasuriya 199 3 v India Colombo (SSC) 09 Aug 1997 2 ST Jayasuriya 253 3 v Pakistan Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004 3 KC Sangakkara 185 3 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 26 Mar 2006 4 KC Sangakkara 211 3 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 18 Oct 2011 5 BKG Mendis 176 3 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 BKG Mendis of Sri Lanka scored 176 against Australia in the ongoing Palekkele test to provide the fifteenth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring 175 plus runs in the third innings of a test against Australia. He aslo became the first Sri Lankan batsman to accomplish such a feat. All such occasion are listed below No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 WR Hammond 177 3 Eng Aus Adelaide 01 Feb 1929 2 AD Nourse 231 3 SAF Aus Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 3 DCS Compton 184 3 Eng Aus Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 4 ER Dexter 180 3 Eng Aus Birmingham 08 Jun 1961 5 DT Lindsay 182 3 SAF Aus Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966 6 JH Edrich 175 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 31 Jul 1975 7 CG Greenidge 226 3 Win Aus Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991 8 Saleem Malik 237 3 Pak Aus Rawalpindi 05 Oct 1994 9 VVS Laxman 281 3 Ind Aus Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 10 R Dravid 180 3 Ind Aus...

Bowlers who have conceded 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket in a test innings on their debut – RL Chase of West Indies joins the list

RL Chase of West Indies returned with none for 102 against India at North Sound to provide the 26th occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings on debut. All such occasions are listed below No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 GOB Allen 34.0 7 115 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 27 Jun 1930 2 JJ Warr 36.0×8 4 142 0 2 Eng Aus Sydney 05 Jan 1951 3 RG Nadkarni 54.0 13 132 0 1 Ind NZl Delhi 16 Dec 1955 4 S Guha 43.0 10 105 0 1 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967 5 JR Thomson 17.0×8 1 100 0 2 Aus Pak Melbourne 29 Dec 1972 6 B Andrews 19.0×8 2 100 0 1 NZl Aus Melbourne 29 Dec 1973 7 RGCE Wijesuriya 24.0 2 105 0 2 Srl Pak Lahore 22 Mar 1982 8 CG Butts 47.0 12 113 0 2 Win NZl Georgetown 06 Apr 1985 9 Aaqib Javed 34.0 5 103 0 1 Pak NZl Wellington 10 Feb 1989 10 PL Symcox 28.0 3 100 0 1 SAF Srl Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993 11 Fahim Muntasir 32.0 6 109 0 2 Ban Pak Dhaka 09 Jan 2002 12 T Mupariwa 34.0 1 136 0 2 Zim Srl Bulawayo 14 May 2004 13 Shahadat Hossain 12.0 0 101 0 2 Ban Eng Lord’s 26 May 2005 14 SJ Benn 40.0 6 120 0 1 Win Srl Providence 22 Mar 2008 15 Sohail Khan 21.0 2 131 0 1 Pak Srl Karachi 21 Feb 2009 16 BE McGain 18.0 2 149 0 2 Aus SAF Cape Town 19 Mar 2009 17 Robiul Islam 22.0 2 107 0 1 Ban Eng Lord’s 27 May 2010 18 XJ Doherty 35.0 5 107 0 3 Aus Eng Brisbane 25 Nov 2010 19 JD...

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