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

 

India’s test wins by 300 plus runs margin

India won the Galle test against Sri Lanka by 304 runs to provide the fourth occasion of India posting a win by 300 plus runs margin.  All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 337 runs v South Africa Delhi 03 Dec 2015
2 India won 321 runs v New Zealand Indore 08 Oct 2016
3 India won 320 runs v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017

 

India’s 304 runs win against Sri Lanka at Galle is its largest win by runs margin against Sri Lanka. Its previous largest win was the 278 runs win at Col-PSS in Aug 2015. The following table lists the Indian win by 100 plus runs margin against Sri Lanka.

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India won 278 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
3 India won 259 runs v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
4 India won 235 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
5 India won 188 runs v Sri Lanka Delhi 10 Dec 2005
6 India won 170 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
7 India won 117 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

India’s 200 plus runs win against various oppositions are tabulated below. India’s 304 runs win at Galle represent the largest margin of win against Sri Lanka. The previous largest win was Pakistan’s win by 301 runs at Col-PSS in Aug 1994. Thus a team has  to wait  for almost 23 years to post a win by 300 plus runs against Sri Lanka

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 Pakistan won 301 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 09 Aug 1994
3 South Africa won 282 runs v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
4 India won 278 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
5 India won 259 runs v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
6 India won 235 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
7 Pakistan won 222 runs v Sri Lanka Karachi 12 Mar 2000
8 South Africa won 206 runs v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016
9 Pakistan won 204 runs v Sri Lanka Karachi 05 Mar 1982

 

India’s win by 304 runs against Sri Lanka at Galle represent its largest margin of win on away soil. Previous largest win was the 279 runs win against England at Leeds in Jun 1996. The following table list the eleven win by 100 plus runs margin on away soil

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India won 279 runs v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
3 India won 278 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
4 India won 272 runs v New Zealand Auckland 07 Mar 1968
5 India won 237 runs v West Indies Gros Islet 09 Aug 2016
6 India won 235 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
7 India won 222 runs v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
8 India won 170 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
9 India won 123 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006
10 India won 117 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015
11 India won 113 runs v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Jan 2010

 

TS Roland-Jones joins the select band of England bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in an innings on test debut

TS Roland-Jones of England captured 5 for 57 against South Africa at The Oval in the ongoing test to provide the 157th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings on test debut. He became the 148th bowler to accomplish such a feat

 

It also provides the 51st occasion of an England bowler accomplishing such a feat. All such occasions are tabulated below.  TS Roland-Jones became the 47th England bowler to capture five or more wickets in a test innings on debut.

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Shaw 34.0×4 16 38 5 3 Aus Melbourne 15 Mar 1877
2 F Morley 32.0×4 9 56 5 2 Aus The Oval 06 Sep 1880
3 R Peel 40.1×4 15 51 5 3 Aus Adelaide 12 Dec 1884
4 CA Smith 13.2×4 6 19 5 1 SAF P Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889
5 F Martin 27.0×5 9 50 6 1 Aus The Oval 11 Aug 1890
6 F Martin 30.2×5 12 52 6 3 Aus The Oval 11 Aug 1890
7 WH Lockwood 45.0×5 11 101 6 2 Aus Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
8 T Richardson 23.4×5 5 49 5 1 Aus Manchester 24 Aug 1893
9 T Richardson 44.0×5 15 107 5 3 Aus Manchester 24 Aug 1893
10 C Heseltine 16.2×5 3 38 5 3 SAF Jo’burg 2 Mar 1896
11 WM Bradley 33.0×5 13 67 5 2 Aus Manchester 17 Jul 1899
12 SF Barnes 35.1 9 65 5 2 Aus Sydney 13 Dec 1901
13 LC Braund 28.4 8 61 5 3 Aus Sydney 13 Dec 1901
14 A Warren 19.2 5 57 5 2 Aus Leeds 03 Jul 1905
15 WS Lees 23.1 10 34 5 2 SAF Jo’burg 02 Jan 1906
16 DW Carr 34.0 2 146 5 1 Aus The Oval 09 Aug 1909
17 GHT Simpson-Hayward 16.0 3 43 6 1 SAF Jo’burg 01 Jan 1910
18 FR Foster 31.3 5 92 5 3 Aus Sydney 15 Dec 1911
19 GG Macaulay 37.0 11 64 5 3 SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
20 WR Hammond 21.2 9 36 5 3 SAF Jo’burg 24 Dec 1927
21 MJC Allom 19.0 4 38 5 1 NZl Christchurch 10 Jan 1930
22 James Langridge 17.0 4 56 7 3 Win Manchester 22 Jul 1933
23 CS Marriott 11.5 2 37 5 2 Win The Oval 12 Aug 1933
24 CS Marriott 29.2 6 59 6 3 Win The Oval 12 Aug 1933
25 K Farnes 40.2 10 102 5 1 Aus Nottingham 08 Jun 1934
26 K Farnes 25.0 3 77 5 3 Aus Nottingham 08 Jun 1934
27 CIJ Smith 8.0 4 16 5 3 Win Bridgetown 08 Jan 1935
28 RTD Perks 41.0×8 5 100 5 1 SAF Durban 03 Mar 1939
29 WH Copson 24.0×8 2 85 5 1 Win Lord’s 24 Jun 1939
30 AV Bedser 29.1 11 49 7 1 Ind Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
31 R Pollard 27.0 16 24 5 2 Ind Manchester 20 Jul 1946
32 JC Laker 37.0 9 103 7 1 Win Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948
33 TE Bailey 32.3 6 118 6 2 NZl Leeds 11 Jun 1949
34 R Berry 31.5 13 63 5 2 Win Manchester 08 Jun 1950
35 R Appleyard 17.0 5 51 5 1 Pak Nottingham 01 Jul 1954
36 LJ Coldwell 41.0 13 85 6 3 Pak Lord’s 21 Jun 1962
37 JDF Larter 25.0 4 57 5 2 Pak The Oval 16 Aug 1962
38 K Shuttleworth 17.5×8 2 47 5 3 Aus Brisbane 27 Nov 1970
39 PH Edmonds 20.0 7 28 5 2 Aus Leeds 14 Aug 1975
40 JK Lever 23.0 6 46 7 2 Ind Delhi 17 Dec 1976
41 IT Botham 20.0 5 74 5 1 Aus Nottingham 28 Jul 1977
42 NGB Cook 26.0 11 35 5 2 NZl Lord’s 11 Aug 1983
43 NA Mallender 23.0 7 50 5 3 Pak Leeds 23 Jul 1992
44 PM Such 33.3 9 67 6 1 Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
45 DG Cork 19.3 5 43 7 4 Win Lord’s 22 Jun 1995
46 JM Anderson 16.0 4 73 5 2 Zim Lord’s 22 May 2003
47 RL Johnson 12.0 4 33 6 2 Zim Ch-le-St 05 Jun 2003
48 RJ Kirtley 16.2 7 34 6 4 SAF Nottingham 14 Aug 2003
49 G Onions 9.3 1 38 5 2 Win Lord’s 06 May 2009
50 AU Rashid 18.5 3 64 5 3 Pak Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
51 TS Roland-Jones 16.4 4 57 5 2 SAF The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

TS Roland-Jones’ feat provides the ninth occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings on test debut against South Africa. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CA Smith 13.2×4 6 19 5 1 SAF Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889
2 C Heseltine 16.2×5 3 38 5 3 SAF Jo’burg 02 Mar 1896
3 WS Lees 23.1 10 34 5 2 SAF Jo’burg 02 Jan 1906
4 GHT Simpson-Hayward 16.0 3 43 6 1 SAF Jo’burg 01 Jan 1910
5 GG Macaulay 37.0 11 64 5 3 SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
6 WR Hammond 21.2 9 36 5 3 SAF Jo’burg 24 Dec 1927
7 RTD Perks 41.0×8 5 100 5 1 SAF Durban 03 Mar 1939
8 RJ Kirtley 16.2 7 34 6 4 SAF Nottingham 14 Aug 2003
9 TS Roland-Jones 16.4 4 57 5 2 SAF The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

TS Roland-Jones’ feat provides the second occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings on test debut against South Africa in England. RJ Kirtley had returned with the figures of 6 for 34 at Nottinghamd in Aug 2003. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RJ Kirtley 16.2 7 34 6 4 SAF Nottingham 14 Aug 2003
2 TS Roland-Jones 16.4 4 57 5 2 SAF The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

TS Roland-Jones became the 16th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture five or more wickets in an innings against South Africa on test debut. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CA Smith 13.2×4 6 19 5 1 Eng SAF P Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889
2 C Heseltine 16.2×5 3 38 5 3 Eng SAF Jo’burg 02 Mar 1896
3 WS Lees 23.1 10 34 5 2 Eng SAF Jo’burg 02 Jan 1906
4 GHT Simpson-Hayward 16.0 3 43 6 1 Eng SAF Jo’burg 01 Jan 1910
5 HV Hordern 14.2 2 66 5 4 Aus SAF Melbourne 17 Feb 1911
6 GG Macaulay 37.0 11 64 5 3 Eng SAF Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
7 WR Hammond 21.2 9 36 5 3 Eng SAF Jo’burg 24 Dec 1927
8 RTD Perks 41.0 5 100 5 1 Eng SAF Durban 03 Mar 1939
9 I Meckiff 31.0×8 3 125 5 1 Aus SAF Jo’burg 23 Dec 1957
10 RJ Kirtley 16.2 7 34 6 4 Eng SAF Nottingham 14 Aug 2003
11 SR Clark 17.0 3 55 5 1 Aus SAF Cape Town 16 Mar 2006
12 MR Gillespie 30.0 7 136 5 2 NZl SAF Centurion 16 Nov 2007
13 Tanvir Ahmed 28.0 6 120 6 1 Pak SAF Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010
14 PJ Cummins 29.0 5 79 6 3 Aus SAF Jo’burg 17 Nov 2011
15 J Nyumbu 49.3 7 157 5 2 Zim SAF Harare 09 Aug 2014
16 TS Roland-Jones 16.4 4 57 5 2 Eng SAF The Oval 27 Jul 2017

 

V Kohli becomes the second Indian captain after SM Gavaskar to score ten or more centuries

V Kohli’s 103 not out against Sri Lanka at Galle in the ongoing test represents his tenth century as captain. He became the 18th captain in the annals of test cricket to score ten or more centuries as captain.  He also became the second Indian captain to accomplish such a feat after SM Gavaskar. SM Gavaskar  has  scored ten  centuries while leading India.  The following tables list the centuries scored by V Kohli as captain, the 18 captains who have scored ten or more centuries and two Indian captains who have scored ten or more centuries

No Runs Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 115 4 2 v Australia Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
2 141 4 4 v Australia Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
3 147 4 2 v Australia Sydney 06 Jan 2015
4 103 4 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
5 200 4 1 v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016
6 211 4 1 v New Zealand Indore 08 Oct 2016
7 167 4 1 v England Visakhapatnam 17 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

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0
1 GC Smith SAF 109 193 12 8659 277 47.83 25 36 10
2 RT Ponting Aus 77 140 13 6542 209 51.51 19 35 07
3 AR Border Aus 93 154 24 6623 205 50.94 15 36 07
4 SR Waugh Aus 57 83 12 3714 199 52.30 15 10 06
5 DG Bradman Aus 24 38 7 3147 270 101.51 14 07 05
6 MJ Clarke Aus 47 86 10 3946 329* 51.92 14 07 04
7 M Jayawardene Srl 38 66 4 3665 374 59.11 14 10 07
8 BC Lara Win 47 85 4 4685 400* 57.83 14 19 05
9 CH Lloyd Win 74 111 9 5233 242* 51.30 14 27 03
10 GS Chappell Aus 48 86 10 4209 235 55.38 13 19 07
11 AN Cook Eng 59 111 7 4844 263 46.57 12 24 03
12 SPD Smith Aus 24 43 6 2711 192 73.27 12 09 01
13 SM Gavaskar Ind 47 74 6 3449 205 50.72 11 14 02
14 GA Gooch Eng 34 63 2 3582 333 58.72 11 16 01
15 GS Sobers Win 39 71 11 3528 178* 58.80 11 15 07
16 V Kohli Ind 27 44 3 2505 235 61.09 10 04 01
17 PBH May Eng 41 65 8 3080 285* 54.03 10 15 05
18 RB Simpson Aus 39 71 4 3623 311 54.07 10 16 03

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0
1 SM Gavaskar Ind 47 74 6 3449 205 50.72 11 14 02
2 V Kohli Ind 27 44 3 2505 235 61.09 10 04 01

 

V Kohli scores his tenth century on away soil to join the select band of Indian batsmen who have scored ten or more centuries on away soil

V Kohli of India scored 103 not out against Sri Lanka at Galle in India’s second innings. This knock represents his tenth century on away soil. He became the fifth Indian batsman to score ten or more centuries on away soil. Others are – SR Tendulkar {29}, R Dravid {21}, SM Gavaskar {18} and V Sehwag {10}. The following table lists the five Indian batsmen who have scored ten or more centuries on away soil

 

No Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0
1 SR Tendulkar 1990-2011 29 29 11 4245 248* 235.83 29 0 0
2 R Dravid 1997-2011 20 21 6 3048 270 203.20 21 0 0
3 SM Gavaskar 1971-1986 16 18 4 2491 221 177.92 18 0 0
4 V Kohli 2012-2017 09 10 2 1318 200 164.75 10 0 0
5 V Sehwag 2001-2010 10 10 1 1719 309 191.00 10 0 0

 

V Kohli’s ten centuries on away soil are listed below

 

No Runs Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 116 6 2 v Australia Adelaide 24 Jan 2012
2 119 4 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013
3 105* 4 4 v New Zealand Wellington 14 Feb 2014
4 115 4 2 v Australia Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
5 141 4 4 v Australia Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
6 169 4 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2014
7 147 4 2 v Australia Sydney 06 Jan 2015
8 103 4 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
9 200 4 1 v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016
10 103* 4 3 v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017

 

Sri Lankan batsmen scoring nineties in a test innings

MDK Perera of Sri Lanka scored 92 not out against India at Galle in the ongoing test to provide the 48th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RL Dias 98 1 v Pakistan Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982
2 RS Madugalle 91* 1 v Pakistan Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982
3 RL Dias 97 3 v India Chennai 17 Sep 1982
4 A Ranatunga 90 2 v Australia Kandy 22 Apr 1983
5 S Wettimuny 96 3 v Australia Kandy 22 Apr 1983
6 LRD Mendis 94 3 v England Lord’s 23 Aug 1984
7 RL Dias 95 1 v India Colombo (PSS) 06 Sep 1985
8 JR Ratnayeke 93 1 v India Kanpur 17 Dec 1986
9 PA de Silva 96 1 v New Zealand Auckland 01 Mar 1991
10 HP Tillakaratne 93 1 v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 06 Dec 1992
11 HP Tillakaratne 93* 2 v England Colombo (SSC) 13 Mar 1993
12 PA de Silva 93 4 v India Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
13 HP Tillakaratne 92 1 v South Africa Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993
14 CI Dunusinghe 91 3 v New Zealand Napier 11 Mar 1995
15 A Ranatunga 90 3 v New Zealand Dunedin 18 Mar 1995
16 ST Jayasuriya 90 2 v West Indies Kingstown 20 Jun 1997
17 MS Atapattu 98 2 v India Mumbai 03 Dec 1997
18 DPMD Jayawardene 91 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 26 Nov 1999
19 RP Arnold 99 3 v Pakistan Peshawar 05 Mar 2000
20 DPMD Jayawardene 98 2 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000
21 KC Sangakkara 98 3 v South Africa Centurion 20 Jan 2001
22 KC Sangakkara 95 3 v England Kandy 07 Mar 2001
23 DPMD Jayawardene 99 2 v West Indies Galle 13 Nov 2001
24 ST Jayasuriya 92 1 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 27 Dec 2001
25 HP Tillakaratne 96 1 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 27 Dec 2001
26 UDU Chandana 92 1 v Zimbabwe Galle 12 Jan 2002
27 HP Tillakaratne 93 2 v New Zealand Kandy 03 May 2003
28 KC Sangakkara 92 1 v England Kandy 01 Dec 2007
29 WPUJC Vaas 90 1 v England Galle 18 Dec 2007
30 TT Samaraweera 90 1 v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
31 CK Kapugedera 96 1 v Bangladesh Chittagong 03 Jan 2009
32 TM Dilshan 92 1 v New Zealand Galle 18 Aug 2009
33 DPMD Jayawardene 92 1 v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009
34 DPMD Jayawardene 96 3 v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009
35 AD Mathews 99 1 v India Mumbai (BS) 02 Dec 2009
36 NT Paranavitana 95 3 v West Indies Galle 15 Nov 2010
37 AD Mathews 95 4 v Australia Galle 31 Aug 2011
38 TM Dilshan 92 1 v Pakistan Sharjah 03 Nov 2011
39 DPMD Jayawardene 91 2 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
40 HDRL Thirimanne 91 1 v Australia Sydney 03 Jan 2013
41 AD Mathews 91 1 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013
42 JK Silva 95 2 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 08 Jan 2014
43 AD Mathews 91 1 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
44 MDK Perera 95 1 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
45 AD Mathews 91 2 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
46 WU Tharanga 92 1 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
47 JK Silva 94 1 v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016
48 MDK Perera 92* 2 v India Galle 26 Jul 2017

MDK Perera of Sri Lanka scored 92 not out against India at Galle in the ongoing test to provide the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against India.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RL Dias 97 3 v India Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 RL Dias 95 1 v India Colombo (PSS) 6 Sep 1985
3 JR Ratnayeke 93 1 v India Kanpur 17 Dec 1986
4 PA de Silva 93 4 v India Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
5 MS Atapattu 98 2 v India Mumbai 03 Dec 1997
6 AD Mathews 99 1 v India Mumbai (BS) 02 Dec 2009
7 MDK Perera 92* 2 v India Galle 26 Jul 2017

MDK Perera of Sri Lanka scored 92 not out against India at Galle in the ongoing test to provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings at Galle. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DPMD Jayawardene 99 2 v West Indies Galle 13 Nov 2001
2 UDU Chandana 92 1 v Zimbabwe Galle 12 Jan 2002
3 WPUJC Vaas 90 1 v England Galle 18 Dec 2007
4 TM Dilshan 92 1 v New Zealand Galle 18 Aug 2009
5 NT Paranavitana 95 3 v West Indies Galle 15 Nov 2010
6 AD Mathews 95 4 v Australia Galle 31 Aug 2011
7 DPMD Jayawardene 91 2 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
8 AD Mathews 91 2 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
9 MDK Perera 92* 2 v India Galle 26 Jul 2017

MDK Perera of Sri Lanka scored 92 not out against India at Galle in the ongoing test to provide the 111th occasion of a  batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against India. It also provides the 56th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety against India  on home soil.

MDK Perera of Sri Lanka scored 92 not out against India at Galle in the ongoing test to provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring an unbeaten ninety in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below in the  ascending order of the runs scored.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RS Madugalle 91* 1 v Pakistan Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982
2 MDK Perera 92* 2 v India Galle 26 Jul 2017
3 HP Tillakaratne 93* 2 v England Colombo (SSC) 13 Mar 1993
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