Teams posting two 150 plus runs partnerships in an innings in one day games

AD Hales-JE Root added 248 runs for the second wicket and JC Buttler-EJG Morgan added 161 runs in an unfinished partnership for the fourth wicket in England’s innings against Pakistan at Nottingham on 30.08.16 to provide the seventh occasion of a team posting two partnerships of 150 plus runs in an innings in the annals of one day games. All the seven occasions are listed below

It is interesting to note that the first such instance was witnessed in.12.09 – 38 years after the first one-day game was played – in the game between India and Sri Lanka at Rajkot on 15.12.09. Indian batsmen accomplished such a feat

No No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar 1 153 1 Ind Srl Rajkot 15.12.09
  2 MS Dhoni, V Sehwag 2 156 1 Ind Srl Rajkot 15.12.09
                   
2 1 JP Duminy, CA Ingram 3 151 1 RSA Neth Amstelveen 31.05.13
  2 JP Duminy, F du Plessis 4 152* 1 RSA Neth Amstelveen 31.05.13
                   
3 1 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 176 2 Ind Aus Jaipur 16.10.13
  2 V Kohli, RG Sharma 2 186* 2 Ind Aus Jaipur 16.10.13
                   
4 1 HM Amla, RR Rossouw 1 247 1 RSA Win Jo’burg 18.01.15
  2 HM Amla, AB de Villiers 2 192 1 RSA Win Jo’burg 18.01.15
                   
5 1 Azhar Ali, Mohd Hafeez 1 170 1 Pak Zim Lahore 26.05.15
  2 Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik 3 201 1 Pak Zim Lahore 26.05.15
                   
6 1 Q de Kock, F du Plessis 2 154 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25.10.15
  2 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 3 164* 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25.10.15
                   
7 1 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30.08.16
  2 JC Buttler, EJG Morgan 4 161* 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30.08.16

AD Hales-JE Root added 248 runs for the second wicket and JC Buttler-EJG Morgan added 161 runs in an unfinished partnership for the fourth wicket in England’s innings against Pakistan at Nottingham on 30.08.16 to provide the third occasion of a team posting two partnerships of 150 plus runs in  an innings – of which one is a 200 plus runs partnership – in the annals of one  day games. All the three occasions are listed below

The first such instance was witnessed in.12.15 – 44 years after the first one-day game was played – in the game between South Africa against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18.01.15. South African batsmen accomplished such a feat

No No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 HM Amla, RR Rossouw 1 247 1 RSA Win Jo’burg 18.01.15
  2 HM Amla, AB de Villiers 2 192 1 RSA Win Jo’burg 18.01.15
                   
2 1 Azhar Ali, Mohd Hafeez 1 170 1 Pak Zim Lahore 26.05.15
  2 Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik 3 201 1 Pak Zim Lahore 26.05.15
                   
3 1 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30.08.16
  2 JC Buttler, EJG Morgan 4 161* 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30.08.16

 

England batsmen scoring 150 plus runs in a one day game

AD Hales of England scored 171 runs against Pakistan at Nottingham on 31.08.16 to provide the seventh occasion of an England batsman scoring 150 plus runs in a one-day game against various oppositions. All such occasions are listed below. It also represents the highest score by an England batsman in one day games. The previous best was 167 not out by RA Smith against Australia at Birmingham on 21.05.93. Thus RA Smith’s score of 167 not out stood as a record score by an England batsman for 23 years.

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Hales 171 1 Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 RA Smith 167* 1 Aus Birmingham 21 May 1993
3 JJ Roy 162 2 Srl The Oval 29 Jun 2016
4 DI Gower 158 1 NZl Brisbane 15 Jan 1983
5 AJ Strauss 158 2 Ind Bangalore 27 Feb 2011
6 AJ Strauss 154 1 Ban Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
7 AJ Strauss 152 1 Ban Nottingham 21 Jun 2005

AD Hales’ 171 in this game represents the highest score by an England opening batsman in one day games. Previous best was 161 by JJ Roy against Sri Lanka at The Oval on 29.06.16. The following table furnished the five occasions of England opening batsman scoring 150 plus runs in one day games

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Hales 171 1 Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 JJ Roy 162 2 Srl The Oval 29 Jun 2016
3 AJ Strauss 158 2 Ind Bangalore 27 Feb 2011
4 AJ Strauss 154 1 Ban Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
5 AJ Strauss 152 1 Ban Nottingham 21 Jun 2005

AD Hales became the third batsman to score 150 plus runs against Pakistan in one day games. His 171 in this game provide the fourth occasion of England batsman scoring 150 plus runs against Pakistan in one-day game. All the four occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 V Kohli 183 2 Ind Pak Dhaka 18 Mar 2012
2 AD Hales 171 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
3 BC Lara 156 1 Win Pak Adelaide 28 Jan 2005
4 BC Lara 153 2 Win Pak Sharjah 05 Nov 1993

AD Hales became the second batsman to score 150 plus runs against Pakistan in one day games. His 171 in this game provide the highest score by an England batsman against Pakistan in one-day game. Previous best was BC Lara’s 153 at Sharjah on 05.11.93. Both the occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Hales 171 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 BC Lara 153 2 Eng Pak Sharjah 05 Nov 1993

 

England’s 200 plus runs partnership in one day games

AD Hales and JE Root of England posted 248 runs for the second wicket against Pakistan at Nottingham on 31.08.16 to provide the ninth occasion of England batsmen posting a 200 plus runs partnership against various oppositions in one day games. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 GA Gooch, DI Gower 2 202 2 v Australia Lord’s 03 Jun 1985
2 NH Fairbrother, GA Hick 3 213 2 v West Indies Lord’s 27 May 1991
3 VS Solanki, ME Trescothick 1 200 2 v South Africa The Oval 28 Jun 2003
4 A Flintoff, AJ Strauss 4 226 1 v West Indies Lord’s 06 Jul 2004
5 PD Collingwood, AJ Strauss 4 210 1 v Bangladesh Nottingham 21 Jun 2005
6 AJ Strauss, IJL Trott 2 250 1 v Bangladesh Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
7 RS Bopara, EJG Morgan 5 226* 2 v Ireland Dublin (M) 03 Sep 2013
8 AD Hales, JJ Roy 1 256* 2 v Sri Lanka Birmingham 24 Jun 2016
9 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016

AD Hales and JE Root of England posted 248 runs for the second wicket against Pakistan at Nottingham on 31.08.16 to provide the second occasion of England batsmen posting a 200 plus runs partnership against various oppositions at Nottingham in one day games. Nottingham became the third ground on England soil on which England batsmen have posted 200 plus runs on two or more occasions. Others are – Lord’s {03] and Birmingham {02}. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AJ Strauss, IJL Trott 2 250 1 v Bangladesh Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
2 AD Hales, JJ Roy 1 256* 2 v Sri Lanka Birmingham 24 Jun 2016
               
1 GA Gooch, DI Gower 2 202 2 v Australia Lord’s 03 Jun 1985
2 NH Fairbrother, GA Hick 3 213 2 v West Indies Lord’s 27 May 1991
3 A Flintoff, AJ Strauss 4 226 1 v West Indies Lord’s 06 Jul 2004
               
1 PD Collingwood, AJ Strauss 4 210 1 v Bangladesh Nottingham 21 Jun 2005
3 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016

AD Hales and JE Root of England posted 248 runs for the second wicket against Pakistan at Nottingham on 31.08.16 to provide the third occasion of England batsmen posting a 200 plus runs partnership against various oppositions in one day games. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AJ Strauss, IJL Trott 2 250 1 v Bangladesh Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
2 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
3 GA Gooch, DI Gower 2 202 2 v Australia Lord’s 03 Jun 1985

The following table lists the seven occasions of various teams posting a 200 plus runs partnership against Pakistan in one day games. England’s 248 runs partnership for the second wicket in this game represents the highest partnership posted by a team against Pakistan in one day games. The previous best was 238 runs partnership between HM Amla and AB de Villiers of South Africa at Johannesburg on 17.03.13

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 HM Amla, AB de Villiers 3 238 1 RSA Pak Johannesburg 17 Mar 2013
3 DJ Cullinan, JN Rhodes 4 232 1 RSA Pak Nairobi (G) 29 Sep 1996
4 NS Sidhu, SR Tendulkar 2 231 1 Ind Pak Sharjah 15 Apr 1996
5 PA de Silva, ST Jayasuriya 3 213* 2 Srl Pak Lahore 05 Nov 1997
6 M Jayawardene, WU Tharanga 1 202 2 Srl Pak Dambulla 03 Aug 2009
7 R Dravid, V Sehwag 3 201 1 Ind Pak Kochi 02 Apr 2005

AD Hales and JE Root of England posted 248 runs for the second wicket against Pakistan at Nottingham on 31.08.16 to provide the second occasion of England batsmen posting a 200 plus runs partnership for the second wicket against Pakistan in one day games. All such occasions are listed below.

This stand represents the highest partnership by any team for the second wicket against Pakistan in one day games. The previous best was the 231 runs partnership between India’s NS Sidhu and SR Tendulkar at Sharjah on 15.04.96. Thus England rewrote the second wicket partnership against Pakistan after 20 years

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Hales, JE Root 2 248 1 Eng Pak Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 NS Sidhu, SR Tendulkar 2 231 1 Ind Pak Sharjah 15 Apr 1996

 

England posts the highest team total in one day games – posts 444 for 3 against Pakistan at Nottingham

England posted a team total of 444 for 3 against Pakistan at Nottingham on 30.08.16 which represents the highest team total registered by a team in the history of one day games. The previous best was 443 for 9 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands at Amstelveen on 04.07.16. Sri Lanka’s total stood as a record for ten years one month and 25 days. The following table furnishes the occasions of a team positing 400 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day games

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 444/3 50.0 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 Sri Lanka 443/9 50.0 1 v Netherlands Amstelveen 04 Jul 2006
3 South Africa 439/2 50.0 1 v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
4 South Africa 438/9 49.5 2 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
5 South Africa 438/4 50.0 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
6 Australia 434/4 50.0 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
7 South Africa 418/5 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 Sep 2006
8 India 418/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Indore 08 Dec 2011
9 Australia 417/6 50.0 1 v Afghanistan Perth 04 Mar 2015
10 India 414/7 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
11 India 413/5 50.0 1 v Bermuda Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
12 Sri Lanka 411/8 50.0 2 v India Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
13 South Africa 411/4 50.0 1 v Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015
14 South Africa 408/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015
15 England 408/9 50.0 1 v New Zealand Birmingham 09 Jun 2015
16 India 404/5 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Kolkata 13 Nov 2014
17 New Zealand 402/2 50.0 1 v Ireland Aberdeen 01 Jul 2008
18 India 401/3 50.0 1 v South Africa Gwalior 24 Feb 2010

England’s 444 for 3 represents the highest team total losing few wickets. The previous best was 402 for 2 by New Zealand against Ireland at Aberdeen on 01.07.09

England’s 444 for 3 in this game provides England’s highest team total in one day games. The previous best was 408 for 9 against New Zealand at Birmingham on 09.06.15. These are the only two occasions of England positng a total of 400 plus runs in one day games

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 444/3 50.0 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 England 408/9 50.0 1 v New Zealand Birmingham 09 Jun 2015

England became the first team to post a total of 400 plus runs in one day games. The previous best total against Pakistan in a one-day game was South Africa’s 392 for 6 at Centurion on 04.02.07

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 England 444/3 50.0 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
2 South Africa 392/6 50.0 1 v Pakistan Centurion 04 Feb 2007

 

DW Steyn’s five wicket hauls in South Africa’s winning tests

DW Steyn of South Africa captured 5 for 33 in the just concluded test against New Zealand at Centurion and South Africa won the test by 204 runs. DW Steyn’s five for 33 in this game represents the 22nd five wicket haul in South Africa’s winning tests. He is the only pace bowler to have captured 20 plus five wicket hauls is a team’s winning tests in the annals of test cricket. All such hauls are listed below. The next best performance in this category of statistics is by G McGrath of Australia who has captured 18 five wicket hauls in his team’s winning tests

No Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 17.0 4 47 5 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
2 15.0 3 56 5 v Pakistan Karachi 01 Oct 2007
3 14.3 3 34 5 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
4 17.0 1 59 5 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
5 10.3 1 49 6 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
6 21.5 6 72 6 v West Indies Durban 10 Jan 2008
7 8.0 2 23 5 v India Ahmedabad 03 Apr 2008
8 18.0 4 63 5 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008
9 29.0 6 87 5 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
10 20.2 3 67 5 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
11 13.5 1 51 5 v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2010
12 16.4 6 51 7 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
13 14.0 5 29 5 v West Indies Port of Spain 10 Jun 2010
14 21.0 6 56 5 v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012
15 13.0 5 17 5 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 11 Jan 2013
16 8.1 6 08 6 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
17 28.4 10 52 5 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
18 30.0 9 100 6 v India Durban 26 Dec 2013
19 23.0 8 54 5 v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014
20 22.4 11 46 5 v Zimbabwe Harare 09 Aug 2014
21 8.2 2 34 6 v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014
22 16.2 4 33 5 v New Zealand Centurion 27 Aug 2016

DW Steyn’s best performance of six for 8 against Pakistan at Johannesburg in Feb 2013 is one of the four performances of a bowler capturing six or more wickets conceding single digit runs in an innings

No Player O M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GA Lohmann 9.4×5 5 7 8 Eng SAF P Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896
2 JJC Lawson 6.5×6 4 3 6 Win Ban Dhaka 08 Dec 2002
3 AER Gilligan 6.3×6 4 7 6 Eng SAF Birmingham 14 Jun 1924
4 DW Steyn 8.1×6 6 8 6 SAF Pak Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013

DW Steyn is one of the four bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in a team’s winning tests on 20 plus occasions in the annals of test cricket. Others are – M Muralitharan {41}, SK Warne {27} and A Kumble {20}

No Player Team M I Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5
1 M Muralitharan Srl 32 41 7493 2653 245 9/051 16/220 10.82 41
2 SK Warne Aus 24 27 4945 2020 154 8/071 11/077 13.11 27
3 DW Steyn SAF 19 22 2321 1088 117 7/051 11/060 09.29 22
4 A Kumble Ind 20 20 3588 1499 115 10/74 14/149 13.03 20

DW Steyn is one of the five bowlers in the annals of test cricket to capture 100 plus wickets with their five wicket hauls in their team’s winning tests. The five bowlers are – M Muralitharan {245 wkts : 41 5W}, SK Warne {154 wkts : 27 5W}, DW Steyn {117 wkts : 22 5W}, A Kumble {115 wkts : 20 5W} and HMRKB Herath {101 wkts : 17 5W}

Player Team M I Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5
M Muralitharan Srl 32 41 7493 2653 245 09/051 16/220 10.82 41
SK Warne Aus 24 27 4945 2020 154 08/071 11/077 13.11 27
DW Steyn SAF 19 22 2321 1088 117 07/051 11/060 09.29 22
A Kumble Ind 20 20 3588 1499 115 10/074 14/149 13.03 20
HMRKB Herath Srl 12 17 3075 1300 101 09/127 14/184 12.87 17

It is interesting to note that DW Steyn is the only pace bowler in the captioned five bowlers list. Thus DW Steyn is the only pace bowler to capture 100 plus wickets – to be exact 117 wickets – with his 22 five wicket hauls. The next best performance in this category of statistics is held by RJ Hadlee who has captured 99 wickets with 17 five wicket hauls in New Zealand’s winning tests. The following table lists the bowlers with 90 plus wickets with their five wicket hauls in their team’s winning tests

No Player Team M I Balls Runs W BBI BBM Ave 5
1 DW Steyn SAF 19 22 2321 1088 117 7/051 11/060 09.29 22
2 RJ Hadlee NZl 13 17 2358 0891 99 9/052 15/123 09.00 17
3 GD McGrath Aus 16 18 2107 0845 96 8/024 10/027 08.80 18
4 MD Marshall Win 15 17 2240 0873 95 7/022 11/089 09.18 17
5 SF Barnes Eng 12 16 2661 0975 92 9/103 17/159 10.59 16
6 DK Lillee Aus 13 17 2417 1111 92 7/083 11/123 12.07 17

Captains scoring ducks in a one day international at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket

Pakistan’s captain Azhar Ali failed to score against England at Lord’s on 27.08.16 to provide the sixth occasion of a captain scoring a duck in a one day game at Lord’s. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Stewart 0 2 Eng Pak Lord’s 22 Aug 1992
2 Waqar Younis 0 1 Pak Aus Lord’s 23 Jun 2001
3 MP Vaughan 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 2005
4 AJ Strauss 0 1 Eng Pak Lord’s 02 Sep 2006
5 R Dravid 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 08 Sep 2007
6 Azhar Ali 0 1 Pak Eng Lord’s 27 Aug 2016

Azhar Ali became the third visiting captain after Waqar Younis and R Dravid to score a duck at Lord’s against England in a one day game. Azhar Ali is the second Pakistan captain to suffer the ignominy of scoring a duck at Lord’s in a one day game. He also became the second batting captain to score a duck at Lord’s in a one-day game after R Dravid. R Dravid had failed to score at Lord’s on 08.09.07. Waqar Younis is considered a bowling captain. Azhar Ali became the second captain after R Dravid to open the account against England at Lord’s. Waqar Younis had failed to score against Australia on 23.06.01

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Waqar Younis 0 1 Pak Aus Lord’s 23 Jun 2001
2 R Dravid 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 08 Sep 2007
3 Azhar Ali 0 1 Pak Eng Lord’s 27 Aug 2016

 

Wicket keeper batsman’s centuries in a losing cause in one day internationals

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan scored 105 against England at Lord’s on 27.08.16. This knock was in vain as Pakistan lost the game to England by four wickets. This provides the 33rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman’s century in vain in the annals of one day games. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 KJ Wadsworth 104 2 NZl Aus Christchurch 31 Mar 1974
2 DL Houghton 142 2 Zim NZl Hyd-RGS 10 Oct 1987
3 A Flower 115* 1 Zim Srl N Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
4 AC Parore 108 2 NZl RSA Centurion 11 Dec 1994
5 R Dravid 103* 1 Ind Win Singapore 08 Sep 1999
6 AJ Stewart 100* 2 Eng Win Nottingham 20 Jul 2000
7 A Flower 120* 1 Zim Srl Sharjah 21 Oct 2000
8 A Flower 142* 1 Zim Eng Harare 07 Oct 2001
9 A Flower 145 2 Zim Ind Col-RPS 14 Sep 2002
10 KC Sangakkara 101 2 Srl Aus Col-RPS 27 Feb 2004
11 KC Sangakkara 138* 1 Srl Ind Jaipur 31 Oct 2005
12 A Bagai 137* 2 Can Sco Nairobi (R) 31 Jan 2007
13 T Taibu 107* 2 Zim RSA Harare 26 Aug 2007
14 KC Sangakkara 128 1 Srl Ind Adelaide 19 Feb 2008
15 BRM Taylor 118* 1 Zim Ban Chittagong 05 Nov 2009
16 T Taibu 103* 2 Zim RSA Benoni 08 Nov 2009
17 MS Dhoni 107 1 Ind Srl Nagpur 18 Dec 2009
18 Mushfiqur Rahim 101 2 Ban Zim Harare 16 Aug 2011
19 AB de Villiers 125* 1 RSA Srl Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012
20 KC Sangakkara 105 1 Srl Ind Hobart 28 Feb 2012
21 KC Sangakkara 133 2 Srl Ind Hambantota 21 Jul 2012
22 MS Dhoni 113* 1 Ind Pak Chennai 30 Dec 2012
23 MS Dhoni 139* 1 Ind Aus Mohali 19 Oct 2013
24 W Barresi 137* 1 Net Ken Lincoln 23 Jan 2014
25 Anamul Haque 100 1 Ban Pak Dhaka 04 Mar 2014
26 D Ramdin 128 2 Win Eng North Sound 05 Mar 2014
27 JC Buttler 121 2 Eng Srl Lord’s 31 May 2014
28 Q de Kock 107 1 RSA Aus Sydney 23 Nov 2014
29 BRM Taylor 121 2 Zim Ire Hobart 07 Mar 2015
30 KC Sangakkara 104 2 Srl Aus Sydney 08 Mar 2015
31 BRM Taylor 138 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14 Mar 2015
32 Q de Kock 138* 2 RSA Eng Bloemfontein 03 Feb 2016
33 Sarfraz Ahmed 105 1 Pak Eng Lord’s 27 Aug 2016

 

Wicket keeper batsmen scoring centuries in a one day game at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan scored 105 against England at Lord’s on 27.08.16 to become the third wicket keeper batsman to score a century at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket. Others are – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and JC Buttler of England. The performance of these three wicket keepers are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 KC Sangakkara 112 1 Srl Eng Lord’s 31 May 2014
2 JC Buttler 121 2 Eng Srl Lord’s 31 May 2014
3 Sarfraz Ahmed 105 1 Pak Eng Lord’s 27 Aug 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed became the second batsman to witness his century in a losing cause at Lord’s after JC Buttler. JC Buttler had scored 121 runs against England on 31.05.14.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JC Buttler 121 2 Eng Srl Lord’s 31 May 2014
2 Sarfraz Ahmed 105 1 Pak Eng Lord’s 27 Aug 2016

R Ashwin joins the list of bowlers who have captured 200 plus wickets in Twenty20 games

R Ashwin of India captured two for 11 In the second T20I against West Indies at Lauderhill on 28.08.16. His second wicket – that of KA Pollard who he had bowled for 13 – gave him his 200th wicket in Twenty20 games. He became the 17th bowler in the history of Twenty20 games to capture 200 plus wicket. A Mishra another Indian bowler is on the verge of joining this list. He has an aggregate of 199 wickets which includes his three wickets conceding 24 runs against West Indies at Lauderhill on 28.08.16. The following table lists all the bowlers who have captured 199 wickets in Twenty20 games

No Player Mat Inns Overs M Runs Wkts BBI Ave 4 5
1 DJ Bravo 326 309 1029.5 02 8322 343 5/23 24.26 08 1
2 SL Malinga 221 216 805.5 13 5393 299 6/07 18.03 08 4
3 Yasir Arafat 223 221 771.4 08 6223 280 4/05 22.22 10 0
4 AC Thomas 225 214 759.4 15 5737 263 5/24 21.81 04 1
5 Azhar Mahmood 230 229 804.1 10 6143 258 5/24 23.81 03 1
6 DP Nannes 215 211 770.4 09 5720 257 5/31 22.25 07 2
7 Saeed Ajmal 175 174 654.4 13 4219 242 4/14 17.43 07 0
8 Shakib Al Hasan 209 204 736.3 09 4973 242 6/06 20.54 06 2
9 SP Narine 193 189 735.2 17 4167 241 5/19 17.29 10 1
10 Shahid Afridi 223 219 803.0 09 5331 239 5/07 22.30 04 2
11 Sohail Tanvir 227 223 791.3 08 5741 231 6/14 24.85 04 1
12 JA Morkel 287 262 782.5 08 5999 230 4/25 26.08 03 0
13 KA Pollard 324 241 640.2 01 5137 219 4/15 23.45 04 0
14 SW Tait 167 163 600.0 07 4737 214 5/32 22.13 03 1
15 DW Steyn 179 176 662.3 11 4423 201 4/09 22.00 04 0
16 AD Russell 222 206 629.5 04 5119 201 4/11 25.46 07 0
17 R Ashwin 195 192 691.4 07 4663 200 4/08 23.31 04 0
18 A Mishra 168 167 594.5 10 4183 199 5/17 21.02 04 2

 

 

First five or more batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings

SC Cook {56}, Q de Kock {82}, HM Amla {58}, JP Duminy {88} and F du Plessis {112} scored fifties in the first innings of South Africa’s second test against New Zealand in the ongoing test at centurion while batting at number one to five to provide the 23rd occasion of first five or more batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

There is one occasion of first seven batsmen scoring fifties, five occasions of first six batsmen scoring fifties and 17 occasions of first five batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings. All such occasions are listed below

No Team/inns/Oppn/Venue Start Date 50+ C HC
1 Pak (inns 3) v Ind at Karachi 29 Jan 2006 7 1 6
2 Eng (inns 1) v Win at Kingston 03 Apr 1930 6 2 4
3 Pak (inns 2) v Ind at Lahore 01 Dec 1989 6 3 3
4 Ind (inns 2) v Aus at Kolkata 18 Mar 1998 6 1 5
5 Win (inns 1) v Ind at Mumbai 22 Nov 2011 6 1 5
6 Aus (inns 1) v Ind at Sydney 06 Jan 2015 6 2 4
7 Eng (inns 2) v Aus at Lord’s 26 Jun 1926 5 2 3
8 Eng (inns 4) v SAF at Durban 03 Mar 1939 5 3 2
9 NZl (inns 2) v Pak at Lahore 02 Apr 1965 5 1 4
10 Pak (inns 2) v Aus at Melbourne 29 Dec 1972 5 2 3
11 Aus (inns 1) v Eng at Lord’s 17 Jun 1993 5 3 2
12 Aus (inns 1) v Eng at Nottingham 07 Aug 1997 5 0 5
13 Ind (inns 3) v NZl at Mohali 10 Oct 1999 5 2 3
14 Aus (inns 1) v Eng at The Oval 23 Aug 2001 5 3 2
15 Eng (inns 3) v Srl at Lord’s 16 May 2002 5 2 3
16 Aus (inns 2) v Ind at Delhi 29 Oct 2008 5 1 4
17 Ind (inns 2) v Srl at Mum-BS) 02 Dec 2009 5 1 4
18 Pak (inns 3) v NZl at Napier 11 Dec 2009 5 0 5
19 Aus (inns 1) v Pak at Melbourne 26 Dec 2009 5 0 5
20 Srl (inns 1) v Ind at Col-SSC) 26 Jul 2010 5 3 2
21 SAF (inns 2) v Ind at Centurion 16 Dec 2010 5 3 2
22 Pak (inns 1) v NZl at Abu Dhabi 09 Nov 2014 5 3 2
23 SAF (inns 1) v NZl at Centurion 27 Aug 2016 5 1 4

South African batsmen have accomplished such a feat twice – against India at Centurion in Dec 2010 and in the ongoing test at Centurion in Aug 2016. It is interesting to note that both the feats have come at Centurion. Both the feats are listed below

No Team/inns/Oppn/Venue Start Date 50+ C HC
1 SAF (inns 2) v Ind at Centurion 16 Dec 2010 5 3 2
2 SAF (inns 1) v NZl at Centurion 27 Aug 2016 5 1 4

The following table lists the four occasions of first five batsmen scoring fifties against New Zealand in a test innings – India {01}, Pakistan {02} and South Africa {01}

No Team/inns/Oppn/Venue Start Date 50+ C HC
1 Ind (inns 3) v NZl at Mohali 10 Oct 1999 5 2 3
2 Pak (inns 3) v NZl at Napier 11 Dec 2009 5 0 5
3 Pak (inns 1) v NZl at Abu Dhabi 09 Nov 2014 5 3 2
4 SAF (inns 1) v NZl at Centurion 27 Aug 2016 5 1 4

 

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