Test debutants at Bangalore and Results of Ind-Aus tests at Bangalore

A total of 21 cricketers have  made  their test debut at Bangalore – eight from India and thirteen from visiting team. The list includes immortals like CG Greenidge, IVA Richards and MD Marshall of West Indies, MJ Clarke and DA Lehmann of Australia. CG Greenidge who scored 93 and 107 on his test debut,  LK Germon who on test debut led New Zealand, RMH Binny – perhaps the only cricketers in the annals of test cricket to make  his test debut and also play his farwell game at the same venue – Bangalore. Yajurvindra Singh who equaled the world record of most catches in a test on his test debut, PR George on his test debut took the wicket of SR Tendulkar are the some noteworthy debutants at Bangalore.The following table lists the debutants at Bangalore.

Indian Cricketers
No Player Team Oppn Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
1 HS Kanitkar Ind Win 1974-1974 1 2 0 83 65 41.50 0 1 0
2 Yajurvindra Singh Ind Eng 1977-1977 1 2 0 23 15 11.50 0 0 0
3 NS Yadav Ind Aus 1979-1979 1
4 RMH Binny Ind Pak 1979-1979 1 1 0 46 46 46.00 0 0 0
5 Harbhajan Singh Ind Aus 1998-1998 1 2 1 4 4* 4.00 0 0 1
6 N Chopra Ind SAF 2000-2000 1 2 0 7 4 3.50 0 0 0
7 M Kaif Ind SAF 2000-2000 1 2 0 35 23 17.50 0 0 0
8 CA Pujara Ind Aus 2010-2010 1 2 0 76 72 38.00 0 1 0
Visiting Cricketers
No Player Team Oppn Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
1 CG Greenidge Win Ind 1974-1974 1 2 0 200 107 100.00 1 1 0
2 IVA Richards Win Ind 1974-1974 1 2 0 7 4 3.50 0 0 0
3 MD Marshall Win Ind 1978-1978 1 2 0 5 5 2.50 0 0 1
4 Ehteshamuddin Pak Ind 1979-1979 1
5 Azeem Hafeez Pak Ind 1983-1983 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1
6 CM Kuggeleijn NZl Ind 1988-1988 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 2
7 LK Germon NZl Ind 1995-1995 1 2 0 89 48 44.50 0 0 0
8 AC Dale Aus Ind 1998-1998 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 0 0 0
9 DS Lehmann Aus Ind 1998-1998 1 1 0 52 52 52.00 0 1 0
10 MJ Clarke Aus Ind 2004-2004 1 2 0 168 151 84.00 1 0 0
11 Yasir Arafat Pak Ind 2007-2007 1 2 0 44 44 22.00 0 0 1
12 CL White Aus Ind 2008-2008 1 2 1 24 18* 24.00 0 0 0
13 PR George Aus Ind 2010-2010 1 2 0 2 2 1.00 0 0 1

 

Match results – India vs Australia at Bangalore
Played – 05 : Won by India – 01 : Lost by India – 02 : Drawn – 02
Team Result Margin Toss Bat   Opposition Ground Start Date
India Draw   lost 2nd   v Australia Bangalore 19 Sep 1979
India Lost 008 wkts won 1st   v Australia Bangalore 25 Mar 1998
India Lost 217 runs lost 2nd   v Australia Bangalore

06 Oct 2004

India Draw   lost 2nd   v Australia Bangalore 09 Oct 2008
India Won 007 wkts lost 2nd   v Australia Bangalore 09 Oct 2010

Test matches at Bangalore

Bangalore has hosted 21 tests so far and the ensuing test between India and Australia will be the 22nd test to be played at Bangalore. Other Indian centers to host 20 plus tests are – Kolkata {40}, Delhi {33}, Chepauk {32}, Mum-WS {25} and Kanpur {22]. India has won six tests, lost six tests and nine tests were drawn.

India and Australia would be playing their sixth test at Bangalore. Other Indian test centers to host more than six tests between India and Australia are – Kolkata {07}, Delhi {07} and Chennai {07}

Highest Totals
India Ind 626 Vs Pakistan Dec 2007
Visiting Team Pak 570 Vs India Mar 2005

 

Lowest Totals in a completed innings
India Ind 118 Vs West Indies Nov 1974
Visiting Team Pak 116 Vs India Mar 1987

 

Five hundred plus runs
India 02 Occasions
Visiting Team 02 Occasions

 

Number of  centuries
India 15 Occasions 12 batsmen
Visiting Team 15 Occasions 15 batsmen

 

Highest Individual innings
India 239 SC Ganguly Ind Vs Pak Dec 2007
Visiting Team 267 Younus Khan Pak vs Ind Mar 2005

 

Number of five wicket hauls
India 17 Occasions
Visiting Team 12 Occasions

 

Best innings bowling effort
India 7-027 Maninder Singh In Vs Pak Mar 1987
Visiting Team 7-064 TG Southee NZl vs Ind Aug 2013

 

Number of ten wicket hauls
India 02 Occasions
Visiting Team 00 Occasions

 

Best Match bowling effort
India 11-224 Harbhajan Singh Ind Vs Aus Oct 2004
Visiting Team 9-221 Iqbal Qasim Pak vs Ind Mar 1987

V Kohli would be leading India on 25th occasion in this test. Other Indian captains who have lead  India on 25 or more occasions are – MS Dhoni {60}, SC Ganguly {49}, M Azharuddin {47}, SM Gavaskar {47}, MAK Pataudi {40}, N Kapil Dev {34}, R Dravid {25} and SR Tendulkar {25}. Thus V Kohli would become the ninth Indian captain to lead in 25 or more tests.

V Kohli has scored 263 boundary fours while leading India. Two more boundary fours would fetch him 265 boundary fours. If he scores them, then he would go past SR Tendulkar who has scored 264 boundary fours. Other Indian captains to score more boundary fours than V Kohli prior to the start of the Bangalore test are – SM Gavaskar {378}, MS Dhoni {368}, M Azharuddin {335}, SC Ganguly {326} and MAK Pataudi {278} and SR Tendulkar [264}

V Kohli has an aggregate of 4464 runs as a batsman and needs 36 runs for his 4500 runs. If he gets them, then he would become the 12th Indian batsman to aggregate 4500 test runs.

Captains and wicket keepers scoring ducks in the same innings of a test against Australia

V Kohli and WP Saha scored ducks in India’s first innings against Australia in the just concluded test at Pune to provide the 15th occasion of captain and wicket keeper scoring ducks in the same innings of a test against Australia. All such occasions are listed below. The list is arranged innings wise of a test match.

No   Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 C Hon.IFW Bligh 0 1 Eng Aus Melbourne 19 Jan 1883
  Wk EFS Tylecote 0 1 Eng Aus Melbourne 19 Jan 1883
                 
2 C AN Hornby 0 1 Eng Aus Manchester 10 Jul 1884
  Wk R Pilling 0 1 Eng Aus Manchester 10 Jul 1884
                 
3 C AJ Strauss 0 1 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
  Wk MJ Prior 0 1 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
                 
4 C WG Grace 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
  Wk G MacGregor 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
                 
5 C HF Wade 0 2 SAF Aus Cape Town 01 Jan 1936
  Wk F Nicholson 0 2 SAF Aus Cape Town 01 Jan 1936
                 
6 C Zaheer Abbas 0 2 Pak Aus Perth 11 Nov 1983
  Wk Wasim Bari 0 2 Pak Aus Perth 11 Nov 1983
                 
7 C GC Smith 0 2 SAF Aus Johannesburg 26 Feb 2009
  Wk MV Boucher 0 2 SAF Aus Johannesburg 26 Feb 2009
                 
8 C JO Holder 0 2 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
  Wk D Ramdin 0 2 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
                 
9 C V Kohli 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
  Wk WP Saha 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
                 
10 C F Mitchell 0 3 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
  Wk TA Ward 0 3 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
                 
11 C JDC Goddard 0 3 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951
  Wk SC Guillen 0 3 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951
                 
12 C Waqar Younis 0 3 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
  Wk Rashid Latif 0 3 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
                 
13 C SR Tendulkar 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
  Wk NR Mongia 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
                 
14 C Inzamam-ul-Haq 0 4 Pak Aus Perth 16 Dec 2004
  Wk Kamran Akmal 0 4 Pak Aus Perth 16 Dec 2004
                 
15 C M Jayawardene 0 4 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007
  Wk P Jayawardene 0 4 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007

Indian captains and wicket keepers scoring ducks in the same innings of a test

V Kohli and WP Saha scored ducks in India’s first innings against Australia in the just concluded test at Pune to provide the ninth occasion of Indian captain and wicket keeper scoring ducks in the same innings of a test cricket. All such occasions are listed below. The list is arranged innings wise of a test match.

No   Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 C S Venkataraghavan 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
  Wk B Reddy 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
                 
2 C AL Wadekar 0 2 Ind Win Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
  Wk P Krishnamurthy 0 2 Ind Win Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
                 
3 C SC Ganguly 0 2 Ind Eng Bangalore 19 Dec 2001
  Wk D Dasgupta 0 2 Ind Eng Bangalore 19 Dec 2001
                 
4 C V Kohli 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
  Wk WP Saha 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
                 
5 C VS Hazare 0 3 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
  Wk PG Joshi 0 3 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
                 
6 C Ghulam Ahmed 0 3 Ind Win Kolkata 31 Dec 1958
  Wk NS Tamhane 0 3 Ind Win Kolkata 31 Dec 1958
                 
7 C MAK Pataudi 0 3 Ind Win Bridgetown 23 Mar 1962
  Wk FM Engineer 0 3 Ind Win Bridgetown 23 Mar 1962
                 
8 C VS Hazare 0 4 Ind Win Bridgetown 07 Feb 1953
  Wk PG Joshi 0 4 Ind Win Bridgetown 07 Feb 1953
                 
9 C SR Tendulkar 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
  Wk NR Mongia 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996

Captain and wicket keeper scoring ducks in the same innings of a test

V Kohli and WP Saha scored ducks in India’s first innings against Australia in the just concluded test at Pune to provide the 60th occasion of captain and wicket keeper scoring ducks in the same innings of a test in the annals of  test cricket. All such occasions are listed below. The list is arranged innings-wise of a test match.

No   Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 C Hon.IFW Bligh 0 1 Eng Aus Melbourne 19 Jan 1883
  Wk EFS Tylecote 0 1 Eng Aus Melbourne 19 Jan 1883
                 
2 C AN Hornby 0 1 Eng Aus Manchester 10 Jul 1884
  Wk R Pilling 0 1 Eng Aus Manchester 10 Jul 1884
                 
3 C PS McDonnell 0 1 Aus Eng The Oval 13 Aug 1888
  Wk JM Blackham 0 1 Aus Eng The Oval 13 Aug 1888
                 
4 C GHS Trott 0 1 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
  Wk JJ Kelly 0 1 Aus Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1896
                 
5 C J Darling 0 1 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
  Wk JJ Kelly 0 1 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
                 
6 C J Darling 0 3 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
  Wk JJ Kelly 0 3 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
                 
7 C RES Wyatt 0 1 Eng SAF Leeds 13 Jul 1935
  Wk LEG Ames 0 1 Eng SAF Leeds 13 Jul 1935
                 
8 C HB Cave 0 1 NZl Win Dunedin 03 Feb 1956
  Wk TG McMahon 0 1 NZl Win Dunedin 03 Feb 1956
                 
9 C ID Craig 0 1 Aus SAF Cape Town 31 Dec 1957
  Wk ATW Grout 0 1 Aus SAF Cape Town 31 Dec 1957
                 
10 C S Venkataraghavan 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
  Wk B Reddy 0 1 Ind Eng Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
                 
11 C AR Border 0 1 Aus Win Perth 30 Jan 1993
  Wk IA Healy 0 1 Aus Win Perth 30 Jan 1993
                 
12 C AR Border 0 1 Aus NZl Auckland 12 Mar 1993
  Wk IA Healy 0 1 Aus NZl Auckland 12 Mar 1993
                 
13 C A Ranatunga 0 1 Srl NZl Dunedin 18 Mar 1995
  Wk CI Dunusinghe 0 1 Srl NZl Dunedin 18 Mar 1995
                 
14 C N Hussain 0 1 Eng SAF Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
  Wk AJ Stewart 0 1 Eng SAF Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
                 
15 C N Hussain 0 1 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000
  Wk AJ Stewart 0 1 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000
                 
16 C Naimur Rahman 0 1 Ban Srl Colombo (SSC) 06 Sep 2001
  Wk Khaled Mashud 0 1 Ban Srl Colombo (SSC) 06 Sep 2001
                 
17 C SR Waugh 0 1 Aus Ind Brisbane 04 Dec 2003
  Wk AC Gilchrist 0 1 Aus Ind Brisbane 04 Dec 2003
                 
18 C AJ Strauss 0 1 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
  Wk MJ Prior 0 1 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
                 
19 C AG Cremer 0 1 Zim NZl Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016
  Wk RW Chakabva 0 1 Zim NZl Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016
                 
20 C WL Murdoch 0 2 Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
  Wk JM Blackham 0 2 Aus Eng The Oval 06 Sep 1880
                 
21 C WG Grace 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
  Wk G MacGregor 0 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
                 
22 C JWHT Douglas 0 2 Eng SAF Durban 14 Feb 1914
  Wk H Strudwick 0 2 Eng SAF Durban 14 Feb 1914
                 
23 C APF Chapman 0 2 Eng SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1931
  Wk G Duckworth 0 2 Eng SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1931
                 
24 C WM Woodfull 0 2 Aus Eng Leeds 20 Jul 1934
  Wk WAS Oldfield 0 2 Aus Eng Leeds 20 Jul 1934
                 
25 C HF Wade 0 2 SAF Aus Cape Town 01 Jan 1936
  Wk F Nicholson 0 2 SAF Aus Cape Town 01 Jan 1936
                 
26 C A Melville 0 2 SAF Eng Johannesburg 24 Dec 1938
  Wk WW Wade 0 2 SAF Eng Johannesburg 24 Dec 1938
                 
27 C IWG Johnson 0 2 Aus Eng Leeds 12 Jul 1956
  Wk LV Maddocks 0 2 Aus Eng Leeds 12 Jul 1956
                 
28 C GS Sobers 0 2 Win Eng Kingston 08 Feb 1968
  Wk DL Murray 0 2 Win Eng Kingston 08 Feb 1968
                 
29 C AL Wadekar 0 2 Ind Win Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
  Wk P Krishnamurthy 0 2 Ind Win Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
                 
30 C Zaheer Abbas 0 2 Pak Aus Perth 11 Nov 1983
  Wk Wasim Bari 0 2 Pak Aus Perth 11 Nov 1983
                 
31 C CA Walsh 0 2 Win Srl St John’s 13 Jun 1997
  Wk CO Browne 0 2 Win Srl St John’s 13 Jun 1997
                 
32 C SC Ganguly 0 2 Ind Eng Bangalore 19 Dec 2001
  Wk D Dasgupta 0 2 Ind Eng Bangalore 19 Dec 2001
                 
33 C GC Smith 0 2 SAF Aus Johannesburg 26 Feb 2009
  Wk MV Boucher 0 2 SAF Aus Johannesburg 26 Feb 2009
                 
34 C JO Holder 0 2 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
  Wk D Ramdin 0 2 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
                 
35 C V Kohli 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
  Wk WP Saha 0 2 Ind Aus Pune 23 Feb 2017
                 
36 C J Darling 0 3 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
  Wk JJ Kelly 0 3 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
                 
37 C C Hill 0 3 Aus SAF Melbourne 31 Dec 1910
  Wk H Carter 0 3 Aus SAF Melbourne 31 Dec 1910
                 
38 C F Mitchell 0 3 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
  Wk TA Ward 0 3 SAF Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
                 
39 C ML Page 0 3 NZl SAF Christchurch 27 Feb 1932
  Wk KC James 0 3 NZl SAF Christchurch 27 Feb 1932
                 
40 C JDC Goddard 0 3 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951
  Wk SC Guillen 0 3 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951
                 
41 C VS Hazare 0 3 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
  Wk PG Joshi 0 3 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
                 
42 C Ghulam Ahmed 0 3 Ind Win Kolkata 31 Dec 1958
  Wk NS Tamhane 0 3 Ind Win Kolkata 31 Dec 1958
                 
43 C MAK Pataudi 0 3 Ind Win Bridgetown 23 Mar 1962
  Wk FM Engineer 0 3 Ind Win Bridgetown 23 Mar 1962
                 
44 C GS Sobers 0 3 Win Eng The Oval 18 Aug 1966
  Wk JL Hendriks 0 3 Win Eng The Oval 18 Aug 1966
                 
45 C GS Sobers 0 3 Win Ind Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
  Wk TM Findlay 0 3 Win Ind Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
                 
46 C DS de Silva 0 3 Srl NZl Wellington 11 Mar 1983
  Wk SAR Silva 0 3 Srl NZl Wellington 11 Mar 1983
                 
47 C MW Gatting 0 3 Eng Pak Karachi 16 Dec 1987
  Wk BN French 0 3 Eng Pak Karachi 16 Dec 1987
                 
48 C CA Walsh 0 3 Win Srl Kingstown 20 Jun 1997
  Wk CO Browne 0 3 Win Srl Kingstown 20 Jun 1997
                 
49 C SR Waugh 0 3 Aus Win Port of Spain 05 Mar 1999
  Wk IA Healy 0 3 Aus Win Port of Spain 05 Mar 1999
                 
50 C Waqar Younis 0 3 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
  Wk Rashid Latif 0 3 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
                 
51 C SP Fleming 0 3 NZl Pak Hamilton 19 Dec 2003
  Wk RG Hart 0 3 NZl Pak Hamilton 19 Dec 2003
                 
52 C VS Hazare 0 4 Ind Win Bridgetown 07 Feb 1953
  Wk PG Joshi 0 4 Ind Win Bridgetown 07 Feb 1953
                 
53 C R Benaud 0 4 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
  Wk BN Jarman 0 4 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
                 
54 C IVA Richards 0 4 Win Pak Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986
  Wk PJL Dujon 0 4 Win Pak Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986
                 
55 C AR Border 0 4 Aus Win Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991
  Wk IA Healy 0 4 Aus Win Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991
                 
56 C SR Tendulkar 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
  Wk NR Mongia 0 4 Ind Aus Delhi 10 Oct 1996
                 
57 C N Hussain 0 4 Eng Srl Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001
  Wk AJ Stewart 0 4 Eng Srl Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001
                 
58 C Inzamam-ul-Haq 0 4 Pak Aus Perth 16 Dec 2004
  Wk Kamran Akmal 0 4 Pak Aus Perth 16 Dec 2004
                 
59 C M Jayawardene 0 4 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007
  Wk P Jayawardene 0 4 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007
                 
60 C Younis Khan 0 4 Pak Ind Bangalore 08 Dec 2007
  Wk Kamran Akmal 0 4 Pak Ind Bangalore 08 Dec 2007

R Ashwin moves to the second place among the spin bowlers who have captured most wickets while opening the bowling

Ravichandran Ashwin

R Ashwin with an aggregate of 33 wickets – at the end of the just concluded test between India and Australia at Pune – when he has opened the bowling as a spinner moved to the second place among the bowlers who have captured most wickets while opening the bowling as a spinner. H Trumble has most wickets – 62 – in this category of statistics.  The following table list  the spin bowlers who have captured 30 plus wickets while opening the bowling

No Player Team M I Balls Runs W 5 10
1 H Trumble Aus 9 15 2647 927 62 6 3
2 R Ashwin Ind 8 10 1330 738 33 3 2
3 GE Palmer Aus 6 10 1646 550 31 2 1
4 E Peate Eng 8 14 2016 645 30 2 0
5 R Peel Eng 8 12 1377 483 30 2 1

 

Bowlers who have captured twelve or more wickets in a test against India

SNJ O’Keefe returned  with figures of 12 for 70 against India  in  the  just  concluded test to provide the tenth occasion of a bowler capturing twelve or more wickets in a test against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Fazal Mahmood 51.4 19 94 12 Pak Ind Lucknow 23 Oct 1952
2 AK Davidson 77.4 30 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
3 AME Roberts 42.3 11 121 12 Win Ind Chennai 11 Jan 1975
4 G Dymock 63.4 12 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
5 IT Botham 48.5 14 106 13 Eng Ind Mumbai 15 Feb 1980
6 BA Reid 55.2 16 126 12 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
7 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 SAF Ind P Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
8 JJ Krejza 74.5 4 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
9 NM Lyon 70.1 9 286 12 Aus Ind Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
10 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

The best match bowling figures against India is credited to IT Botham of England who has figures of 13 for 106 at Mumbai in Feb 1980, SNJ O’keefe’s 12 for 70 is the best bowling figures against India amongst the bowlers who have  captured exact twelve wickets in a test

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 IT Botham 48.5 14 106 13 Eng Ind Mumbai 15 Feb 1980
                   
1 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 Fazal Mahmood 51.4 19 94 12 Pak Ind Lucknow 23 Oct 1952
3 AME Roberts 42.3 11 121 12 Win Ind Chennai 11 Jan 1975
4 AK Davidson 77.4 30 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
5 BA Reid 55.2 16 126 12 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
6 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
7 G Dymock 63.4 12 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
8 NM Lyon 70.1 9 286 12 Aus Ind Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
9 JJ Krejza 74.5 4 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008

SNJ O’Keefe became the sixth Australian bowler to capture 12 wickets in a test against India and his 12 for 70 represents the best bowling figures by an Australian bowler against India. The previous best was AK Davidson’s 12 for 124 at Kanpur in Dec 1959.

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 AK Davidson 77.4 30 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
3 BA Reid 55.2 16 126 12 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
4 G Dymock 63.4 12 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
5 NM Lyon 70.1 9 286 12 Aus Ind Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
6 JJ Krejza 74.5 4 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008

 

Australian bowlers who have captured six or more wickets in a test innings against India

Australia’s SNJ O’Keefe captured 6 for 35 in the second innings of the test between India and Australia at Pune to provide the 22nd occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 ERH Toshack 17.0×8 6 29 6 3 Ind Brisbane 28 Nov 1947
2 RR Lindwall 16.5×8 4 38 7 3 Ind Adelaide 23 Jan 1948
3 R Benaud 29.3 10 72 7 1 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
4 RR Lindwall 22.5 9 43 7 3 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
5 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 Ind Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
6 AK Davidson 57.3 23 93 7 3 Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
7 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
8 GD McKenzie 21.4×8 2 66 7 1 Ind Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
9 AA Mallett 32.3 10 64 6 2 Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
10 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
11 JD Higgs 41.3 12 143 7 2 Ind Chennai 11 Sep 1979
12 G Dymock 28.4 5 67 7 3 Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
13 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
14 BA Reid 29.0 9 60 6 3 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
11 MR Whitney 12.1 3 27 7 4 Ind Perth 01 Feb 1992
16 SK Warne 42.3 5 125 6 2 Ind Chennai 14 Oct 2004
17 MJ Clarke 6.2 0 9 6 3 Ind Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
18 JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 1 Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
19 NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 2 Ind Delhi 22 Mar 2013
20 NM Lyon 34.1 5 152 7 4 Ind Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
21 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
22 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

BA Reid {02}, GD McKenzie {03}, NM Lyon {02}, R Benaud {02}, RR Lindwall {02} and SNJ O’Keefe  are the six Australian bowlers who have captured six or more wickets in a test innings on two  or  more occasions against India. The following table lists the performance of these six bowlers

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
2 BA Reid 29.0 9 60 6 3 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
                   
1 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
2 GD McKenzie 21.4×8 2 66 7 1 Ind Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
3 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
                   
1 NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 2 Ind Delhi 22 Mar 2013
2 NM Lyon 34.1 5 152 7 4 Ind Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
                   
1 R Benaud 29.3 10 72 7 1 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
2 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 Ind Kolkata 2 Nov 1956
                   
1 RR Lindwall 16.5×8 4 38 7 3 Ind Adelaide 23 Jan 1948
2 RR Lindwall 22.5 9 43 7 3 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
                   
1 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

BA Reid and SNJ O’Keefe are the two Australian bowlers to capture six wickets in each innings of a test against India.  BA Reid’s performance came at Melbourne in Dec 1991, while SNJ O’Keefe emulated BA Reid in the just concluded test at Pune

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
2 BA Reid 29.0 9 60 6 3 Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
                   
1 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

Australia’s SNJ O’Keefe captured 6 for 35 in the second innings of the test between India and Australia at Pune to provide the 15th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against India in India. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Benaud 29.3 10 72 7 1 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
2 RR Lindwall 22.5 9 43 7 3 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
3 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 Ind Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
4 AK Davidson 57.3 23 93 7 3 Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
5 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
6 AA Mallett 32.3 10 64 6 2 Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
7 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
8 JD Higgs 41.3 12 143 7 2 Ind Chennai 11 Sep 1979
9 G Dymock 28.4 5 67 7 3 Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
10 SK Warne 42.3 5 125 6 2 Ind Chennai 14 Oct 2004
11 MJ Clarke 6.2 0 9 6 3 Ind Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
12 JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 1 Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
13 NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 2 Ind Delhi 22 Mar 2013
14 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
15 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

GD McKenzie {02} R Benaud {02}, and SNJ O’Keefe {02] are the three Australian bowlers who have captured six or more wickets in a test innings on two occasions against India in India. The following table lists the performance of these three bowlers

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
2 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
                   
1 R Benaud 29.3 10 72 7 1 Ind Chennai 19 Oct 1956
2 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 Ind Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
                   
1 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

SNJ O’Keefe became the first Australian bowlers to capture six wickets in each innings of a test against India in India. His performance is listed below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

 

SNJ O’keefe emulates BS Chandrasekhar

Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar

Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

SNJ O’Keefe emulated BS Chandrashekhar in a sort of records. Both the bowlers captured identical number of wickets conceding identical number of runs in both innings of a test. Chandrashekhar had chosen Australia  as opposition while capture 6 for 52 in both innings at Melbourne in 1977-78, while SNJ O’Keefe chose India as opposition as he captured 6 for 35 in both innings at Pune in 2016-17

Player Overs M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
BS Chandrasekhar 14.1×8 2 52 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
BS Chandrasekhar 20.0×8 3 52 6 4 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
                   
SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017

BS Chandrasekhar and SNJ O’keefe are the only two bowlers in the history of test cricket to capture six wickets conceding identical number of runs in both innings of a test

Bowlers capturing twelve or more wickets in a test conceding less than 100 runs

SNJ  O’Keefe of Australia returned with match figures of 11 for 70 to provide the 23rd occasion of a bowler capturing 12 or more wickets conceding less than 100 runs in a match.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 J Briggs 33.3×4 16 28 15 Eng SAF Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
2 GA Lohmann 25.3×5 11 45 15 Eng SAF Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896
3 CA Walsh 36.0 15 55 13 Win NZl Wellington 10 Feb 1995
4 SF Barnes 37.4 14 57 13 Eng SAF The Oval 12 Aug 1912
5 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
6 GA Lohmann 31.2 10 71 12 Eng SAF Johannesburg 02 Mar 1896
7 DL Underwood 48.5 25 71 13 Eng Pak Lord’s 08 Aug 1974
8 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
9 M Muralitharan 35.5 11 82 12 Srl Ban Kandy 11 Jul 2007
10 R Ashwin 43.2 14 85 12 Ind NZl Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
11 CTB Turner 88.0×4 50 87 12 Aus Eng Sydney 10 Feb 1888
12 H Trumble 65.0×5 19 89 12 Aus Eng The Oval 10 Aug 1896
13 JH Wardle 42.6×8 12 89 12 Eng SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1957
14 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval 28 Aug 1882
15 JC Laker 68.0 27 90 19 Eng Aus Manchester 26 Jul 1956
16 JJ Ferris 54.2 27 91 13 Eng SAF Cape Town 19 Mar 1892
17 Fazal Mahmood 51.4 19 94 12 Pak Ind Lucknow 23 Oct 1952
18 Danish Kaneria 28.0 6 94 12 Pak Ban Multan 29 Aug 2001
19 DL Underwood 44.1×8 14 97 12 Eng NZl Christchurch 25 Feb 1971
20 R Ashwin 46.0 13 98 12 Inf SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
21 C Blythe 38.3 10 99 15 Eng SAF Leeds 29 Jul 1907
22 AV Bedser 55.5 23 99 14 Eng Aus Nottingham 11 Jun 1953
23 Fazal Mahmood 60.0 27 99 12 Pa Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1954

SNJ O’Keefe became the second bowler to capture 12 wickets in a test conceding less than 100 runs against India after Fazal Mahmood. Fazal Mahmood had figures of 12 for 94 at Lucknow in Oct 1952. Thus it took 67 years for another bowler to capture 12 wickets conceding less than 100 runs against India

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 Fazal Mahmood 51.4 19 94 12 Pak Ind Lucknow 23 Oct 1952

SNJ O’Keefe became the fifth Australian bowler to capture 12 wickets in a test conceding less than 100 runs. He became the first Australian bowler to perform such a feat against India. All the other four bowler has chosen England as  their opposition. All the five occasions are listed below

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
3 CTB Turner 88.0×4 50 87 12 Aus Eng Sydney 10 Feb 1888
4 H Trumble 65.0×5 19 89 12 Aus Eng The Oval 10 Aug 1896
5 FR Spofforth 64.3×4 33 90 14 Aus Eng The Oval 28 Aug 1882

SNJ O’Keefe’s feat has come after 115 years after MA Noble’s feat. MA Noble had captured 13 for 77 against England at Melbourne in Jan 1902

No Player Overs M R W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SNJ O’Keefe 28.1 6 70 12 Aus Ind Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 MA Noble 33.4 7 77 13 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1902

 

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