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...

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...

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...

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          ...

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...

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