JM Anderson joins the dubious club of batsmen who have been dismissed run out on three or more occasions while batting at number eleven in a test innings

JM Anderson was dismissed run out for the  third occasion is his test career while batting at number eleven in a test innings, when he was dismissed run out for 5 in  England’s second innings in the just concluded test against India at Mohali. The three occasions are listed below

No Runs Pos Dismissal Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 2 11 run out 4 v India Lord’s 17 Jul 2014
2 2 11 run out 2 v West Indies St George’s 21 Apr 2015
3 5 11 run out 3 v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016

JM Anderson shares the record for most run outs amongst the England batsman batting at number eleven with  SJ Harmison and MS Panesar

The following list shows the batmen batting at number eleven from various countries who have been dismissed run out on three or more occasions. Danish Kaneria of Pakistan and GD McGrath of Australia  share the record in this category of statistics with five occasions each. JM Anderson joins this dubious  club as its tenth member

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Dis Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
1 Danish Kaneria Pak 5 5 0 5 1 1 0.20 0 0 4
2 GD McGrath Aus 5 5 0 5 36 14 7.20 0 0 0
3 NAT Adcock SAF 3 3 0 3 4 3 1.33 0 0 1
4 JM Anderson Eng 3 3 0 3 9 5 3.00 0 0 0
5 SJ Harmison Eng 3 3 0 3 33 16 11.00 0 0 0
6 H Ironmonger Aus 3 3 0 3 16 12 5.33 0 0 1
7 WA Johnston Aus 3 3 0 3 18 11 6.00 0 0 0
8 MS Panesar Eng 3 3 0 3 1 1 0.33 0 0 2
9 JV Saunders Aus 3 3 0 3 6 4 2.00 0 0 1
10 CA Walsh Win 3 3 0 3 10 6 3.33 0 0 1

 

JM Bairstow writes himself into record books with most dismissals in a calendar year.

JM Bairstow of England wrote himself into record books with most dismissals in a calendar year. At the end of India’s innings in the Mohali test on 28.11.16, he has effected 68 dismissals in the calendar year 2016. He went past the previous record of 67 dismissaIs held jointly by IA Healy of Australia and MV Boucher of South Africa. IA Healy had effected  67 dismissals in 1993 while MV Boucher had effected 67 dismissals in 1998

As on date JM Bairstow and MV Boucher share the record for most catches by wicket keepers in  a calendar year. Both have pouched 65 catches

The following table list the four wicket keepers – JM Bairstow of England, IA Healy of Australia, MV Boucher of South Africa and AC Gilchrist of Australia – who have effected 60 plus dismissals in a calendar year.

No Player Team Mat Inns Dis Ct St Ct Wk Ct Fi Year
1 JM Bairstow Eng 15 28 68 65 3 65 0 2016
2 IA Healy Aus 16 29 67 58 9 58 0 1993
3 MV Boucher SAF 13 25 67 65 2 65 0 1998
4 AC Gilchrist Aus 14 28 66 58 8 58 0 2004

Five or more Indian batsmen scoring half centuries in a test innings

The ongoing Mohali test between India and England witnessed five or more Indian batsmen scoring half centuries to provide the sixth occasion of Indian batsmen scoring half centuries  in a test innings. It also includes an occasion of six Indian batsman accomplishing such a feat against New Zealand at Kanpur in Nov 1976. All such occasions are listed below

No No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 1 SM Gavaskar 66 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
  2 M Amarnath 70 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
  3 GR Viswanath 68 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
  4 AV Mankad 50 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
  5 SMH Kirmani 64 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
  6 BS Bedi 50 1 v New Zealand Kanpur 18 Nov 1976
               
2 1 SM Gavaskar 50 2 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
  2 SMH Kirmani 57 2 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
  3 DB Vengsarkar 65 2 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
  4 Yashpal Sharma 52 2 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
  5 N Kapil Dev 83 2 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
               
3 1 NS Sidhu 79 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
  2 R Dravid 92 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
  3 M Azharuddin 62 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
  4 SC Ganguly 99 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
  5 A Kumble 78 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
               
4 1 VVS Laxman 95 2 v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
  2 NS Sidhu 97 2 v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
  3 R Dravid 86 2 v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
  4 SR Tendulkar 79 2 v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
  5 SC Ganguly 65 2 v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
               
5 1 KD Karthik 77 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  2 W Jaffer 62 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  3 SR Tendulkar 91 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  4 SC Ganguly 79 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  5 VVS Laxman 54 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
               
6 1 KD Karthik 91 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  2 R Dravid 55 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  3 SR Tendulkar 82 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  4 VVS Laxman 51 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  5 MS Dhoni 92 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
               
7 1 CA Pujara 51 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  2 V Kohli 62 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  3 R Ashwin 72 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  4 RA Jadeja 90 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  5 J Yadav 55 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016

The ongoing Mohali test between India and England witnessed five Indian batsmen scoring half centuries to provide the third occasion of Indian batsmen scoring half centuries  in a test innings.against England All such occasions are listed below. It is observed that Indian batsmen have accomplished the feat for the first occasion against England on home soil. The other two  occasions were at Nottingham in Jul 2007  and at The Oval in Aug 2007

No No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 1 KD Karthik 77 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  2 W Jaffer 62 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  3 SR Tendulkar 91 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  4 SC Ganguly 79 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
  5 VVS Laxman 54 2 v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
               
2 1 KD Karthik 91 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  2 R Dravid 55 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  3 SR Tendulkar 82 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  4 VVS Laxman 51 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
  5 MS Dhoni 92 1 v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
               
3 1 CA Pujara 51 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  2 V Kohli 62 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  3 R Ashwin 72 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  4 RA Jadeja 90 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
  5 J Yadav 55 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016

 

Batsmen batting at seven, eight and nine scoring fifties in a test innings – Indian batsmen accomplish the feat for the first occasion

R Ashwin {72}, RA Jadeja {90} and J Yadav {55} scored fifties  batting at seven, eight  and nine  in Indian  innings against England at Mohali in  the ongoing test to provide the seventh occasion of batsmen scoring fifties while batting at number seven, eight and nine in  the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below. It also provides the first  such occasion by Indian batsmen

No No Pos Batsman Score Inns Team Oppn Ground Mon Year
1 1 7 WK Lees 152 2          
  2 8 RJ Hadlee 87 2          
  3 9 BL Cairns 52* 2 NZl Pak Karach Nov 1976
                     
2 1 7 IT Botham 118 3          
  2 8 APE Knott 59 3          
  3 9 JE Emburey 57 3 Eng Aus Manchester Aug 1981
                     
3 1 7 MD Marshall 76 1          
  2 8 RA Harper 60 1          
  3 9 MA Holding 73 1 Win Eng St John’s Apr 1986
                     
4 1 7 DA Marillier 73 2          
  2 8 HH Streak 65 2          
  3 9 TJ Friend 81 2 Zim Ban Dhaka Nov 2001
                     
5 1 7 T Taibu 83 1          
  2 8 HH Streak 127 1          
  3 9 AM Blignaut 91 1 Zim Win Harare Nov 2003
                     
6 1 7 JDP Oram 119 2          
  2 8 BB McCullum 57 2          
  3 9 DL Vettori 53 2 NZl SAF Hamilton Mar 2004
                     
7 1 7 R Ashwin 72 2          
  2 8 RA Jadeja 90 2          
  3 9 J Yadav 55 2 Ind Eng Mohali Nov 2016

It also provides the second such occasion against England – the first occasion was by West Indian batsmen at St John’s in Apr 1996. Both the occasions are listed below

No No Pos Batsman Score Inns Team Oppn Ground Mon Year
1 1 7 MD Marshall 76 1          
  2 8 RA Harper 60 1          
  3 9 MA Holding 73 1 Win Eng St John’s Apr 1986
                     
2 1 7 R Ashwin 72 2          
  2 8 RA Jadeja 90 2          
  3 9 J Yadav 55 2 Ind Eng Mohali Nov 2016

 

England batsmen scoring ten or more fifties in a calendar year

JM Bairstow’s  89 in the first innings of the Mohali Test against India represents his tenth fifty in the calendar year 2016 in the matches played as of date. He became the second batsman to score ten fifties in 2016. JE Root is the other batsman to accomplish the feat. The performances of these two batsmen are listed below

JM BAIRSTOW
No Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 150* 1 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2016
2 140 1 v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016
3 167* 1 v Sri Lanka Lord’s 09 Jun 2016
4 58 1 v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016
5 83 3 v Pakistan Birmingham 03 Aug 2016
6 55 1 v Pakistan The Oval 11 Aug 2016
7 81 3 v Pakistan The Oval 11 Aug 2016
8 52 1 v Bangladesh Chittagong 20 Oct 2016
9 53 2 v India Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
10 89 1 v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016
JE ROOT
No Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 50 1 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2016
2 110 2 v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016
3 76 2 v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016
4 80 1 v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016
5 254 1 v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016
6 71* 3 v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016
7 62 3 v Pakistan Birmingham 03 Aug 2016
8 56 2 v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Oct 2016
9 124 1 v India Rajkot 09 Nov 2016
10 53 2 v India Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016

The following table lists all the England batsmen who have scored ten or more fifites in the calendar year –  arranged in the descending order of fifties  scored. It is observed that JE Root has accomplished the feat in consecutive  years of 2015 and 2016

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 50+ Year
1 JE Root 14 26 3 1385 182* 60.21 3 10 1 13 2015
2 KWR Fletcher 12 21 4 1085 178 63.82 2 9 0 11 1973
3 AN Cook 14 26 1 1364 263 54.56 3 8 1 11 2015
4 KP Pietersen 14 26 1 1343 158 53.72 4 6 1 10 2006
5 JM Bairstow 15 25 4 1355 167* 64.52 3 7 1 10 2016
6 JE Root 15 28 3 1243 254 49.72 3 7 1 10 2016

 

South African opening batsman’s century in a losing cause in a test

SC Cook’s 104 against Australia at Adelaide was in a losing cause to provide the 14th occasion of a South African opening batsman’s century going in vain in a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 JW Zulch 150 3 v Australia Sydney 03 Mar 1911
2 HW Taylor 109 1 v England Durban 13 Dec 1913
3 B Mitchell 109 3 v England Durban 20 Jan 1939
4 A Melville 117 2 v England Lord’s 21 Jun 1947
5 EAB Rowan 143 1 v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950
6 EJ Barlow 109 1 v Australia Melbourne 01 Jan 1964
7 AC Hudson 163 2 v West Indies Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
8 AC Hudson 102 1 v Australia Cape Town 17 Mar 1994
9 G Kirsten 153 3 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2002
10 HH Gibbs 183 1 v England The Oval 04 Sep 2003
11 HH Gibbs 161 2 v England Johannesburg 13 Jan 2005
12 AN Petersen 100 1 v India Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
13 D Elgar 118* 2 v England Durban 26 Dec 2015
14 SC Cook 104 3 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

SC Cook’s 104 against Australia at Adelaide was in a losing cause to provide the sixth occasion of a South African opening batsman’s century going in vain in a test against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 JW Zulch 150 3 v Australia Sydney 03 Mar 1911
2 EAB Rowan 143 1 v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950
3 EJ Barlow 109 1 v Australia Melbourne 01 Jan 1964
4 AC Hudson 102 1 v Australia Cape Town 17 Mar 1994
5 G Kirsten 153 3 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2002
6 SC Cook 104 3 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

 

South African skipper’s century in a losing cause – F de Plessis joins the list

F de Plessis’s 118 not out against Australia at Adelaide was in a losing cause to provide the sixth occasion of South African skipper’s century going in vain in a test. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 HW Taylor 109 1 v England Durban 13 Dec 1913
2 HW Taylor 102 4 v England Durban 16 Feb 1923
3 A Melville 117 2 v England Lord’s 21 Jun 1947
4 AD Nourse 114 3 v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
5 WJ Cronje 126 1 v England Nottingham 23 Jul 1998
6 F du Plessis 118* 1 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

F de Plessis’s 118 not out against Australia at Adelaide was in a losing cause to provide the second occasion of South African skipper’s century going in vain in a test against Australia. Both the occasions are listed below. It is interesting  to note that the interval between  the two occurrences is 66 years 11 months

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AD Nourse 114 3 v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
2 F du Plessis 118* 1 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

All round performance of 500 runs and 50 wickets in tests in a calendar year – R Ashwin joins the list and emulates DL Vettori as a spin bowler

R Ashwin completed 500 runs in the calendar year 2016 when he was on 27 during his knock of 57 not out in the third test at Mohali. With 56 wickets in the calendar year 2016, he achieved the all-round feat of scoring 500 plus runs and capturing 50 plus wickets in calendar year 2016. His feat provides the tenth occasion of such a feat in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below in the chronological order of the calendar year.

No Player Team Mat Runs Wkts Year
1 IT Botham Eng 12 597 66 1978
2 N Kapil Dev Ind 17 619 74 1979
3 IT Botham Eng 13 629 62 1981
4 N Kapil Dev Ind 18 579 75 1983
5 SM Pollock SAF 14 593 69 1998
6 SM Pollock SAF 13 573 55 2001
7 A Flintoff Eng 14 709 68 2005
8 DL Vettori NZl 14 672 54 2008
9 MG Johnson Aus 13 500 63 2009
10 R Ashwin Ind 10 530 56 2016

N Kapil Dev, SM Pollock. IT Botham are the three cricketers to perform such a feat on two occasions. The performance of these three cricketers are furnished below

No Player Team Mat Runs Wkts Year
1 IT Botham Eng 12 597 66 1978
2 IT Botham Eng 13 629 62 1981
             
1 N Kapil Dev Ind 17 619 74 1979
2 N Kapil Dev Ind 18 579 75 1983
             
1 SM Pollock SAF 14 593 69 1998
2 SM Pollock SAF 13 573 55 2001

It is interesting to note that DL Vettori and R Ashwin are the only two spin bowlers in the elite list. The performance of these two cricketers are listed below

No Player Team Mat Runs Wkts Year
1 DL Vettori NZl 14 672 54 2008
2 R Ashwin Ind 10 530 56 2016

 

Indian batsmen dismissed run out on test debut – KK Nair emulates his coach A Kumble

KK Nair was dismissed run out for 4 against England at Mohali in the ongoing test to provide the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out on his test debut. The following table lists all such occasions.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 KC Ibrahim 44 3 v West Indies Delhi 10 Nov 1948
2 JM Ghorpade 0 3 v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Feb 1953
3 CG Borde 7 2 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 28 Nov 1958
4 Surendranath 8 2 v West Indies Kolkata 31 Dec 1958
5 AA Baig 112 4 v England Manchester 23 Jul 1959
6 PH Sharma 49 3 v West Indies Delhi 11 Dec 1974
7 K Srikkanth 13 3 v England Mumbai 27 Nov 1981
8 AO Malhotra 31 3 v England Chennai 13 Jan 1982
9 NS Sidhu 15 2 v West Indies Ahmedabad 12 Nov 1983
10 R Lamba 24 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 17 Dec 1986
11 A Kumble 2 2 v England Manchester 09 Aug 1990
12 KK Nair 4 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016

KK Nair was dismissed run out for 4 against England at Mohali in the ongoing test to provide the fifth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out on his test debut against England. The following table lists all such occasions. The previous such occasion was witnessed against England when A Kumble  dismissed run out for 4 at Manchester in  Aug 1990.  A Kumble  is  the present coach of the Indian team

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AA Baig 112 4 v England Manchester 23 Jul 1959
2 K Srikkanth 13 3 v England Mumbai 27 Nov 1981
3 AO Malhotra 31 3 v England Chennai 13 Jan 1982
4 A Kumble 2 2 v England Manchester 09 Aug 1990
5 KK Nair 4 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016

 

South African skippers scoring centuries against Australia

F du Plessis’ 118 not out against Australia at Adelaide in the ongoing test provides the seventh occasion of a South African captain scoring a century against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 AD Nourse 114 3 v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
2 DJ McGlew 108 1 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Dec 1957
3 GC Smith 108 4 v Australia Perth 17 Dec 2008
4 JH Kallis 102 2 v Australia Cape Town 19 Mar 2009
5 GC Smith 101* 4 v Australia Cape Town 09 Nov 2011
6 GC Smith 122 2 v Australia Adelaide 22 Nov 2012
7 F du Plessis 118* 1 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

It also provides the second century by a South African captain against Australia at Adelaide, the first being GC Smith’ s 122 in Nov 2012. It also provides the second unbeaten century by a South African captain against Australia, the first being GC Smith’s 101 not out at Cape Town in Nov 2011

It also provides the third century by a South African captain against Australia in Australia. The following table lists all the three centurions

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 GC Smith 108 4 v Australia Perth 17 Dec 2008
2 GC Smith 122 2 v Australia Adelaide 22 Nov 2012
3 F du Plessis 118* 1 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016

 

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