Bowlers who have performed the hat tricks in tests – MM Ali of England joins the list

MM Ali of England performed the hat trick against South Africa at The Oval in the just concluded test to provide the 43rd occasion of a bowler performing the feat in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Bowler Team Oppn Ground Season
1 FR Spofforth Aus Eng Melbourne 1878-79
2 W Bates Eng Aus Melbourne 1882-83
3 J Briggs Eng Aus Sydney 1891-92
4 GA Lohmann Eng RSA P Elizabeth 1895-96
5 JT Hearne Eng Aus Leeds 1899
6 H Trumble Aus Eng Melbourne 1901-02
7 H Trumble Aus Eng Melbourne 1903-04
8 TJ Matthews Aus RSA Manchester 1912
9 TJ Matthews Aus RSA Manchester 1912
0 MJC Allom Eng NZl Christchurch 1929-30
11 TWJ Goddard Eng RSA Johannesburg 1938-39
12 PJ Loader Eng Win Leeds 1957
13 LF Kline Aus RSA Cape Town 1957-58
14 WW Hall Win Pak Lahore 1958-59
15 GM Griffin RSA Eng Lord’s 1960
16 LR Gibbs Win Aus Adelaide 1960-61
17 PJ Petherick NZl Pak Lahore 1976-77
18 CA Walsh Win Aus Brisbane 1988-89
19 MG Hughes Aus Win Perth 1988-89
20 DW Fleming Aus Pak Rawalpindi 1994-95
21 SK Warne Aus Eng Melbourne 1994-95
22 DG Cork Eng Win Manchester 1995
23 D Gough Eng Aus Sydney 1998-99
24 Wasim Akram Pak Srl Lahore 1998-99
25 Wasim Akram Pak Srl Dhaka 1998-99
26 DNT Zoysa Srl Zim Harare 1999-00
27 Abdul Razzaq Pak Srl Galle 1999-00
28 GD McGrath Aus Win Perth 2000-01
29 Harbhajan Singh Ind Aus Kolkata 2000-01
30 Mohd Sami Pak Srl Lahore 2001-02
31 JJC Lawson Win Aus Bridgetown 2002-03
32 Alok Kapali Ban Pak Peshawar 2003
33 AM Blignaut Zim Ban Harare 2003-04
34 MJ Hoggard Eng Win Barbados 2003-04
35 JEC Franklin NZl Ban Dhaka 2004-05
36 IK Pathan Ind Pak Karachi 2005-06
37 RJ Sidebottom Eng NZl Hamilton 2007-08
38 PM Siddle Aus Eng Brisbane 2010-11
39 SCJ Broad Eng Ind Nottingham 2011
40 Sohag Gazi Ban NZl Chittagong 2013-14
41 SCJ Broad Eng Srl Leeds 2014
42 HMRKB Herath Srl Aus Galle 2016
43 MM Ali Eng RSA The Oval 2017

 

MM Ali of England performed the hat trick against England at The Oval in the just concluded test to provide the 14th occasion of an England bowler performing the feat in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Bowler Team Oppn Ground Season
1 W Bates Eng Aus Melbourne 1882-83
2 J Briggs Eng Aus Sydney 1891-92
3 GA Lohmann Eng RSA P Elizabeth 1895-96
4 JT Hearne Eng Aus Leeds 1899
5 MJC Allom Eng NZl Christchurch 1929-30
6 TWJ Goddard Eng RSA Johannesburg 1938-39
7 PJ Loader Eng Win Leeds 1957
8 DG Cork Eng Win Manchester 1995
9 D Gough Eng Aus Sydney 1998-99
10 MJ Hoggard Eng Win Barbados 2003-04
11 RJ Sidebottom Eng NZl Hamilton 2007-08
12 SCJ Broad Eng Ind Nottingham 2011
13 SCJ Broad Eng Srl Leeds 2014
14 MM Ali Eng RSA The Oval 2017

 

MM Ali of England performed the hat trick against England at The Oval in the just concluded test to provide the sixth occasion of a bowler performing the feat against South Africa in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

LF Kline of Australia was the last bowler to perform the hat trick against South Africa at Cape Town in 1957-58. It took sixty seasons for another bowler to perform the feat of hat trick against South Africa

 

No Bowler Team Oppn Ground Season
1 GA Lohmann Eng RSA P Elizabeth 1895-96
2 TJ Matthews Aus RSA Manchester 1912
3 TJ Matthews Aus RSA Manchester 1912
4 TWJ Goddard Eng RSA Johannesburg 1938-39
5 LF Kline Aus RSA Cape Town 1957-58
6 MM Ali Eng RSA The Oval 2017

 

Fourth innings test hundreds in a losing cause – D Elgar of South Africa joins the list

 

D Elgar of South Africa scored 136 in the fourth innings of The Oval test against England. His knock was in a losing  cause as South Africa lost the game by 239 runs. D Elgar became the third South African batsman to witness his fourth innings century in a losing cause.

 

He became the second South African batsman to witness his fourth innings century in a losing cause against England. The first South African batsman was HW Taylor. His fourth innings century – 102 against England at Durban in Feb 1923 was in a losing cause. It is interesting to note that it took 94 years for a South African batsman to witness the fourth innings century in a losing cause.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HW Taylor 102 4 SAF Eng Durban 16 Feb 1923
2 RA McLean 113 4 SAF NZl Cape Town 01 Jan 1962
3 D Elgar 136 4 SAF Eng The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

HW Taylor was the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to witness his fourth innings hundred in a losing cause. JB Hobbs was the first batsman to witness his fourth innings century in a losing cause. He has scored 123 against Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1921.D Elgar’s 136 against England at The Oval provide the 73rd occasion of a batsman’s fourth innings century going in vain in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JB Hobbs 123 4 Eng Aus Adelaide 14 Jan 1921
2 HW Taylor 102 4 SAF Eng Durban 16 Feb 1923
3 H Sutcliffe 115 4 Eng Aus Sydney 19 Dec 1924
4 FE Woolley 123 4 Eng Aus Sydney 19 Dec 1924
5 H Sutcliffe 127 4 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1925
6 EH Hendren 123 4 Eng Win Georgetown 21 Feb 1930
7 DG Bradman 131 4 Aus Eng Nottingham 13 Jun 1930
8 M Leyland 111* 4 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1937
9 C Washbrook 114 4 Eng Win Lord’s 24 Jun 1950
0 JB Stollmeyer 104 4 Win Aus Sydney 25 Jan 1952
11 W Watson 116 4 Eng Win Kingston 15 Jan 1954
12 AA Baig 112 4 Ind Eng Manchester 23 Jul 1959
13 PR Umrigar 118 4 Ind Eng Manchester 23 Jul 1959
14 RB Kanhai 110 4 Win Eng Port of Spain 28 Jan 1960
15 RA McLean 113 4 SAF NZl Cape Town 01 Jan 1962
16 ML Jaisimha 101 4 Ind Aus Brisbane 19 Jan 1968
17 GS Sobers 113 4 Win Aus Sydney 14 Feb 1969
18 SM Nurse 137 4 Win Aus Sydney 14 Feb 1969
29 BE Congdon 176 4 NZl Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1973
20 V Pollard 116 4 NZl Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1973
21 FC Hayes 106* 4 Eng Win The Oval 26 Jul 1973
22 APE Knott 106* 4 Eng Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1975
23 IVA Richards 101 4 Win Aus Adelaide 23 Jan 1976
24 DW Randall 174 4 Eng Aus Melbourne 12 Mar 1977
25 Asif Iqbal 135 4 Pak Win Kingston 15 Apr 1977
26 SM Gavaskar 113 4 Ind Aus Brisbane 02 Dec 1977
27 AR Border 105 4 Aus Pak Melbourne 10 Mar 1979
28 GA Gooch 116 4 Eng Win Bridgetown 13 Mar 1981
29 GN Yallop 114 4 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
30 AR Border 123* 4 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
31 AJ Lamb 113 4 Eng Win Lord’s 16 Jun 1988
32 Ijaz Ahmed 121 4 Pak Aus Melbourne 12 Jan 1990
33 M Azharuddin 106 4 Ind Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1992
34 PV Simmons 110 4 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1992
35 GA Gooch 133 4 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
36 Moin Khan 117* 4 Pak Srl Sialkot 22 Sep 1995
37 ST Jayasuriya 112 4 Srl Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1996
38 Mohammad Wasim 109* 4 Pak NZl Lahore 21 Nov 1996
39 SL Campbell 113 4 Win Aus Brisbane 22 Nov 1996
40 SR Tendulkar 136 4 Ind Pak Chennai 28 Jan 1999
41 ME Trescothick 117 4 Eng Pak Manchester 31 May 2001
42 NJ Astle 222 4 Eng Eng Christchurch 13 Mar 2002
43 AB Agarkar 109* 4 Ind Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
44 BC Lara 122 4 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
45 ST Jayasuriya 131 4 Srl Aus Kandy 16 Mar 2004
46 Shahid Afridi 122 4 Pak Win Bridgetown 26 May 2005
47 Yuvraj Singh 122 4 Ind Pak Karachi 29 Jan 2006
48 AN Cook 116 4 Eng Aus Perth 14 Dec 2006
49 S Chanderpaul 116* 4 Win Eng Manchester 07 Jun 2007
50 Younis Khan 126 4 Pak SAF Karachi 01 Oct 2007
51 KC Sangakkara 192 4 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Nov 2007
52 Mohammad Ashraful 101 4 Ban Srl Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
53 MJ Clarke 136 4 Aus Eng Lord’s 16 Jul 2009
54 MEK Hussey 121 4 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
55 DL Vettori 140 4 NZl Srl Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009
56 Mushfiqur Rahim 101 4 Ban Ind Chittagong 17 Jan 2010
57 Shakib Al Hasan 100 4 Ban NZl Hamilton 15 Feb 2010
58 Junaid Siddique 106 4 Ban Eng Chittagong 12 Mar 2010
59 DPMD Jayawardene 105 4 Srl Aus Galle 31 Aug 2011
60 BRM Taylor 117 4 Zim NZl Bulawayo 01 Nov 2011
61 DA Warner 123* 4 Aus NZl Hobart 09 Dec 2011
62 IJL Trott 112 4 Eng Srl Galle 26 Mar 2012
63 H Masakadza 111* 4 Zim Ban Harare 25 Apr 2013
64 BA Stokes 120 4 Eng Aus Perth 13 Dec 2013
65 S Dhawan 115 4 Ind NZl Auckland 06 Feb 2014
66 CJL Rogers 107 4 Aus SAF Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014
67 MM Ali 108* 4 Eng Srl Leeds 20 Jun 2014
68 V Kohli 141 4 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
69 AD Mathews 110 4 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015
70 DM Bravo 116 4 Win Pak Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2016
71 Asad Shafiq 137 4 Pak Aus Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
72 RL Chase 101* 4 Win Pak Roseau 10 May 2017
73 D Elgar 136 4 SAF Eng The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

D Elgar’s 136 against England at The Oval provide the sixteenth occasion of a batsman’s fourth innings century going in vain against England in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HW Taylor 102 4 SAF Eng Durban 16 Feb 1923
2 DG Bradman 131 4 Aus Eng Nottingham 13 Jun 1930
3 AA Baig 112 4 Ind Eng Manchester 23 Jul 1959
4 PR Umrigar 118 4 Ind Eng Manchester 23 Jul 1959
5 RB Kanhai 110 4 Win Eng Port of Spain 28 Jan 1960
6 BE Congdon 176 4 NZl Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1973
7 V Pollard 116 4 NZl Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1973
8 GN Yallop 114 4 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
9 AR Border 123* 4 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
10 NJ Astle 222 4 Eng Eng Christchurch 13 Mar 2002
11 AB Agarkar 109* 4 Ind Eng Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
12 S Chanderpaul 116* 4 Win Eng Manchester 07 Jun 2007
13 MJ Clarke 136 4 Aus Eng Lord’s 16 Jul 2009
14 MEK Hussey 121 4 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 2009
15 Junaid Siddique 106 4 Ban Eng Chittagong 12 Mar 2010
16 D Elgar 136 4 SAF Eng The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

V Kohli joins the select band of captains who have scored ten or more fifties in winning tests

V Kohli’s 103 not out at Galle against Sri Lanka provides his tenth fifty in India’s winning tests as captain. All his fifties are tabulated below. He became the first Indian captain to score ten fifties in India’s winning tests.

 

No Runs Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 78 4 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
2 88 5 3 v South Africa Delhi 03 Dec 2015
3 200 4 1 v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016
4 211 4 1 v New Zealand Indore 08 Oct 2016
5 167 4 1 v England Vizag 17 Nov 2016
6 81 4 3 v England Vizag 17 Nov 2016
7 62 4 2 v England Mohali 26 Nov 2016
8 235 4 2 v England Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
9 204 4 1 v Bangladesh Hyd-RGS 09 Feb 2017
10 103* 4 3 v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017

 

V Kohli earned the distinction of becoming the 13th captain in the annals of test cricket to score ten or more fifties. The following table lists all the thirteen captains with their performances

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RT Ponting Aus 48 87 12 4434 209 59.12 14 23 37
2 GC Smith SAF 53 84 08 4679 259 61.56 16 19 35
3 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 26 43 11 2230 114 69.68 07 17 24
4 CH Lloyd Win 36 51 05 2792 242* 60.69 08 13 21
5 SR Waugh Aus 41 56 10 2546 157* 55.34 11 07 18
6 GS Chappell Aus 21 36 09 2197 204 81.37 09 08 17
7 AN Cook Eng 24 44 06 2190 190 57.63 07 09 16
8 DG Bradman Aus 15 23 03 2478 270 123.90 12 03 15
9 MJ Clarke Aus 24 42 07 2137 329* 61.05 08 05 13
10 RB Simpson Aus 12 22 02 1518 225 75.90 06 07 13
11 SPD Smith Aus 12 21 04 1429 165* 84.05 06 07 13
12 M Jayawardene Srl 18 29 02 2006 374 74.29 08 04 12
13 V Kohli Ind 17 31 02 1784 235 61.51 06 04 10

 

India setting a target of 500 plus runs to win a test match

India set a target of 550 runs for Sri Lanka in the fourth innings to win the test at Galle in the just concluded test to provide the fourth occasion of India setting a target of 500 plus runs for a team to win the test. All such occasions are listed below.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 434/7d 116.0 616 3 draw v New Zealand Wellington 03 Apr 2009
2 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
3 India 314/3d 65.0 515 3 won v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

It also provides the second such occasion against Sri Lanka – the first one was at Ahmedabad when India set a target of 509 in Dec 2005

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

India set a target of 550 runs for Sri Lanka in the fourth innings and won the the just concluded Galle test against Sri Lanka to provide the third occasion of India setting a target of 500 plus runs and won the test. All such occasions are listed below.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
2 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
3 India 314/3d 65.0 515 3 won v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

It also provides the second such occasion against Sri Lanka – the first one was at Ahmedabad when India set a target of 509 in Dec 2005

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

The following table lists the seven occasions of India winning a test after setting a target of 400 plus runs  on away soil.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 359/4d 118.0 471 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
3 India 413/8d 87.0 414 3 won v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Jan 2010
4 India 294 80.4 412 3 won v Australia Perth 16 Jan 2008
5 India 325/8d 91.0 412 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
6 India 237 76.3 407 3 won v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
7 India 236 64.4 401 3 won v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006

 

India’s winning the  test at Galle by setting 549 runs target not only provides the first occasion of India setting a team 500 plus runs target, but also provides the first occasion of India winning a test after setting 500 plus runs on away soil. The previous best in this category of statistics was India’s win against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 1993 when  it set a target of 471 runs.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 359/4d 118.0 471 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993

 

Captains who did not bat in a test innings due to injury – Sri Lanka’s HMRKB Herath joins the list

HMRKB  Herath of Sri Lanka did not bat in the fourth innings of the just concluded first test against India to provide the 20th occasion of a captain not batting in a test innings due  to the injury. All such occasions are tabulated below.

 

HMRKB Herath became the first Sri Lankan captain to suffer such an ignominy and his not batting due to injury at Galle provide the first such occasion against India

 

No Player absent Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RES Wyatt absent 3 Eng Win Kingston 14 Mar 1935
2 ML Page absent 3 NZl Eng The Oval 14 Aug 1937
3 DG Bradman absent 2 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 1938
4 DG Bradman absent 3 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 1938
5 FR Brown absent 4 Eng Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
6 AD Nourse absent 3 SAF Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1951
7 JDC Goddard absent 2 Win Eng The Oval 22 Aug 1957
8 JDC Goddard absent 3 Win Eng The Oval 22 Aug 1957
9 MH Mankad absent 4 Ind Win Chennai 21 Jan 1959
10 MAK Pataudi absent 4 Ind Win Bengaluru 22 Nov 1974
11 BS Bedi absent 3 Ind Win Kingston 21 Apr 1976
12 CH Lloyd absent 2 Win Eng The Oval 24 Jul 1980
13 SM Gavaskar absent 2 Ind Eng The Oval 08 Jul 1982
14 KR Rutherford absent 2 NZl Srl Dunedin 18 Mar 1995
15 N Hussain absent 3 Eng NZl Lord’s 22 Jul 1999
16 SR Waugh absent 3 Aus Srl Kandy 09 Sep 1999
17 RR Sarwan absent 2 Win Eng Leeds 25 May 2007
18 RR Sarwan absent 3 Win Eng Leeds 25 May 2007
18 GC Smith absent 4 SAF Aus Durban 06 Mar 2009
20 HMRKB Herath absent 4 Srl Ind Galle 26 Jul 2017

 

DG Bradman of Australia, JDC Goddard and RR Sarwan of West Indies are the three captains who did not bat in both innings of a test.  It is interesting to note all the three captains were injured in a test against England in which they did not bat in both innings.

 

No No Player absent Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 1 DG Bradman absent 2 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 1938
  2 DG Bradman absent 3 Aus Eng The Oval 20 Aug 1938
                 
2 1 JDC Goddard absent 2 Win Eng The Oval 22 Aug 1957
  2 JDC Goddard absent 3 Win Eng The Oval 22 Aug 1957
                 
3 1 RR Sarwan absent 2 Win Eng Leeds 25 May 2007
  2 RR Sarwan absent 3 Win Eng Leeds 25 May 2007

 

HMRKB Herath became the second captain to suffer such an ignominy on Sri Lankan soil. SR Waugh of Australia did  not bat in  the third  innings at Kandy in Sep 1999.

 

No Player absent Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SR Waugh absent 3 Aus Srl Kandy 09 Sep 1999
2 HMRKB Herath absent 4 Srl Ind Galle 26 Jul 2017

 

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