Some more feats by MA Agarwal in Ranji Trophy

C Keshavamurthy pens some more records on MA Agarwal. Peruse them ……………………………

MA Agarwal scored 173 and 134 aggregating 307 against Railways at Delhi. His feat of scoring 300 plus runs in a match provides the fourth occasion of a Karnataka batsman accomplishing the feat. It is Interesting to note that MA Agarwal has achieved the feat twice to become the only Karnataka Batsman to score 300 plus runs in a match on two occasions. The four occasions are listed below. MA Agarwal’s feat  of scoring 300 plus runs in a match on two occasions have come in one season – 2017-18

No Players Runs FI SI Team Oppn Venue Season
1 KL Rahul 380 337 43 Karnataka Uttar  Pradesh Bangalore 2014-15
2 KK Nair 328 328   Karnataka Tamilnadu Mumbai 2014-15
3 MA Agarwal 307 173 134 Karnataka Railways Delhi 2017-18
4 MA Agarwal 304 304   Karnataka Maharashtra Pune 2017-18

 

MA Agarwal’s heroics in Ranji Trophy season 2017-18

Domestic Champion Statistician C Keshava Murthy pens an article on Agarwal’s heroics in Ranji Trophy Matches in 2017 exclusively for the netizens of hrgcricstats.com. Read on ……………

MA Agarwal has been phenomenal with his batting in this season. He has scored centuries against Maharashtra at Pune, against Delhi at Bangalore, against UP at Kanpur and against Railways at Delhi. – He has accounted for many memorable feats and achieved a couple of milestone this season which are enumerated below.

Born on 16th February 1991 at Bangalore  Agarwal (full name – Mayank Anurag Agarwal), made his presence felt in his debut match itself 4 years ago in Ranji Trophy by scoring 90 against Jharkhand at Mysore in 2013-14. He made 380 runs in 8 matches at 34.54 in that season. He had a lean season in 2014-15 (121 in 4 matches at 20.16 with a lone half century) followed by a somewhat better performance in 2015-16 (417 runs in 5 matches at 52.12 with his maiden century and 3 half centuries) but again went into oblivion with a poor performance in 2016-17 (284 runs in 7 matches at 23.66 with 3 half centuries).

Rumours were floating whether he would retain his place this season, and he had a sigh of relief when he found his normal place in the playing eleven. Things were not all that rosy for him  in the first  two matches of the season. He was dismissed for 31 against Assam in the  first match and collected a pair in the next match against Hyderabad at Shimoga He was selected for the next match against Maharashtra at Pune despite the failure in the first two matches. He made his presence felt in this game by scoring a triple century – 304 not out.  The following are  some of the statistical accreditations of MA Agarwal’s 304 not out. 

He became the third Karnataka batsman to score a triple century after KL Rahul and KK Nair.

No Player Opposition Score Venue Season
1 KL Rahul Uttar Pradesh 337 Bangalore 2014-15
2 KK Nair Tamilnadu 328 Mumbai 2014-15
3 MA Agarwal Maharashta 304* Pune 2017-18

MA Agarwal’s 304 not out represent the highest score  by a Karnataka batsman against Maharashtra and  he became the first  Karnataka batsman to score a triple century against  Maharashtra. The previous best was 264* by CM Gautam at Pune in 2012-13.

MA Agarwal’s 304 not out represent the 43rd occasion of a batsman scoring 300 plus runs in an innings in the history of Ranji Trophy. He also became the third batsman to score a triple hundred in the ongoing season 2017-18

No Player Runs Opposition Venue Ground
1 P Chopra 338 Him Pradesh Punjab Dharmasala
2 GH Vihari 302* Andhra Orissa Vizianagaram
3 MA Agarwal 303* Karnataks Maharashtra Pune

The following table lists the triple hundreds scored by batsmen against Maharashtra. MA Agarwal became the fifth batsman to accomplish the feat and his knock represents the third highest score.

No Player Runs Team Opposition Venue Season
1 VM Merchant 359* Mumbai Maharashtra Mumbai 1943-44
2 RR Panth 308 Delhi Maharashtra Mumbai 2016-17
3 MA Agarwal 304* Karnataka Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
4 AS Chopra 301 Rajasthan Maharashtra Nasik 2010-11
5 A Mukund 300* Tamilnadu Maharashtra Nasik 2008-09

MA Agarwal became the 33rd player From Karnataka to achieve the feat of scoring 2000 or more runs in the Ranji Trophy – He accomplished the feat of scoring 2000 runs  when he was on 41 in his first innings knock of 173 against Railways at Delhi in his 30th match and 50th innings. At the  end of this match, his run aggregate read 2266. The complete list of the players who have completed 2000 or more runs in Ranji Trophy for Karnataka is furnished below

No Runs Player Mat
1 7126 BP Patel 104
2 6845 RV Uthappa 098
3 5655 GR Vishwanath 093
4 4874 R Dravid 048
5 4699 MK Pandey 066
6 4679 J Arunkumar 072
7 4288 Vijay Bharadwaj 067
8 4179 SMH Kirmani 097
9 4173 RMH Binny 068
10 4116 SB Joshi 117
11 4027 VS Thilak Naidu 081
12 3907 CM Gautam 079
13 3893 RL Barrington 059
14 3824 KA Jeshwanth 066
15 3759 CS Saldanha 060
16 3731 STR Binny 069
17 3453 S Somasundar 068
18 3418 AV Jayaprakash 070
19 3907 R Sudhakar Rao 067
20 2913 KL Rahul 029
21 2816 MR Srinivasprasad 047
22 2622 KB Pawan 043
23 2549 R Samarth 033
24 2468 KK Nair 032
25 2432 VS Thilak Naidu 044
26 2361 Ganesh Satish 039
27 2300 PV Shashikanth 049
28 2266 MA Agarwal 030
29 2251 V Subramanya 044
30 2191 B Vijayakrishna 074
31 2188 AA Verma 036
32 2081 R Vinay Kumar 097
33 2071 S Vishwanath 045

MA Agarwal achieved another milestone during his second innings knock of 134 against Railways at Delhi. He completed 1000 runs in 2017-18 season when he was on 70. At the end of this game his run aggregate read 1064. He is  the only batsman  to accomplish the feat this season. He became the third Karnataka batsman to aggregate 1000 plus runs in a Ranji Trophy season. Others are Vijay Bharadwaj and KL Rahul

No Runs Player Mat Season
1 1280 Vijay Bharadwaj 10 1998-99
2 1064 MA Agarwal 06 2017-18
3 1033 KL Rahul 10 2013-14

MA Agarwal became the 18th player to aggregate 1000 plus runs in a season in the history of Ranji Trophy.  The following table lists all the eighteen batsmen

No Runs Mts Player Team HS Season 100-50
1 1415 09 VVS Laxman Hyderabad 353 1999-00 8-0
2 1321 10 SS Iyer Mumbai 200 2015-16 4-7
3 1310 10 PK Panchal Gujarat 314* 2016-17 5-4
4 1280 10 Vijay Bharadwaj Karnataka 200* 1998-99 4-7
5 1260 10 W Jaffer Mumbai 301 2008-09 4-5
6 1223 11 KM Jadhav Maharashtra 204 2013-14 6-2
7 1089 10 AM Rahane Mumbai 201 2008-09 4-5
8 1075 08 S Sriram Tamilnadu 288 1999-00 5-1
9 1066 07 DS Jadhav Maharashtra 251 2003-04 4-3
10  1064 06 MA Agarwal Karnataka 304* 2017-18 5-1
11 1037 08 JJ Martin Baroda 242 1998-99 5-2
12 1034 10 R Lamba Delhi 250 1996-97 3-4
 13 1034 10 RD Bist Rajasthan 176 2011-12 4-4
14 1033 08 AK Sharma Delhi 220* 1996-97 5-3
15 1033 10 KL Rahul Karnataka 158 2013-14 3-4
16 1018 07 WV Raman Tamilnadu 313 1988-89 3-1
17 1008 05 RS Modi Mumbai 245* 1944-45 5-1
18 1004 11 HH Khadiwale Maharashtra 262 2013-14 3-4

MA Agarwal scored centuries in both innings – 173* and 134 against Railways at Delhi. He became the  second Karnataka batsman to accomplish the feat of scoring  twin centuries in a match. Prior to MA Agarwal, Kunal Kapoor who had scored 106 and 100* against Haryana at Hubballi in 2012-13 Agarwal also became only the fifth batsman to score century in each innings against Railways in Ranji Trophy

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Venue Season
1 S Madanlal 140 100 Delhi Railways Delhi 1980-81
2 Padam Shastri 159 101 Rajasthan Railways Kota 1984-85
3 Ajay Sharma 136 182 Delhi Railways Delhi 1995-96
4 Amay Khurasiya 105 118* Mad Pradesh Railways Delhi 2000-01
5 Mayank Agarwal 173* 134 Karnataka Railways Delhi 2017-18

MA Agarwal became the first batsman in the history of Ranji Trophy to score five hundreds in four consecutive matches. His scores this season read thus

No Opponent FI SI Venue Season
1 Maharashtra 304*   Pune 2017-18
2 Delhi 176 23 Bengaluru 2017-18
3 Uttar Pradesh 90 133* Kanpur 2017-18
4 Railways 173* 134 Delhi 2017-18

MA Agarwal became the third batsman to score five centuries in consecutive matches in a season after RS Modi of Mumbai and AK Sharma of Delhi. It is noted with interest that all the three batsmen have scored at least one double century, while MA Agarwal is the only batsman to score a triple century. Modi and AK Sharma scored  five centuries in five consecutive matches, while MA Agarwal scored  five centuries in four consecutive matches.

RS Modi of Mumbai
No Opponent FI SI Season
1 Sind 160   1944-45
2 Western India 210   1944-45
3 Baroda 245* 031* 1944-45
4 N India 113   1944-45
5 Holkar 98 151 1944-45
AK Sharma of Delhi
No Opponent FI SI Season
1 Tamilnadu 128   1996-97
2 Railways 220*   1996-97
3 Baroda 118 010 1996-97
4 Maharashtra 144   1996-97
5 Mumbai 176   1996-97
   MA Agarwal       
No Opponent FI SI Season
1 Maharashtra 304*   2017-18
2 Delhi 176 23 2017-18
3 Uttar Pradesh 90 133* 2017-18
4 Railways 173* 134 2017-18

MA Agarwal has scored five centuries in four consecutive matches and is the only Karnataka batsman to accomplish the feat. The following table lists the Karnataka batsmen who have scored three centuries in three consecutive  matches

No Players Season Cs Runs Oppn Runs Oppn Runs Oppn
1 BP Patel 1977-78 –  1978/79 03 100 UP 100 Kerala 126 And
2 RMH Binny 1982/83 –  1983-84 03 115 + 045 Bom 101*+ 19 Kerala 14 + 108*  
3 R Dravid 1990/91 – 1991/92 03 134 Ben 126 Goa 128 Ker
4 R Dravid 1997/98 – 1999/00 03 215 UP 210 Hyd 71 + 149 Raj
5 KK Nair 2013-14 03 105 + 008 Del 100 + 25 UP 151* Pun
6 RV Uthappa 2015-16 03 011 + 160 Raj 148 Ori 148 Del

MA Agarwal became the fourth Karnataka player to score a century against Railways in Ranji Trophy and his twin centuries provide the sixth occasion of a Karnataka batsman scoring a century against Railways. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Venue Season
1 Vijay Bharadwaj 164 Bangalore 1997-98
2 RL Barrington 100* Delhi 2000-01
3 RV Uthappa 131 Bangalore 2008-09
4 RV Uthappa 117 Delhi 2011-12
5 MA Agarwal 173 & 104* Delhi 2017-18

MA Agarwal was also involved in three three figure partnerships for the first wicket with R Samarth to provide the first occasion of  the same pair posting three three figure partnership for the first wicket in the same season.

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Venue Season
1 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 259 1st Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
2 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 262* 1st Uttar Pradesh Kanpur 2017-18
3 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 117 1st Railwaya Delhi 2017-18

Apart from the three three figure partnerships mentioned above, Agarwal also figures in four other three figure listed below. Thus he has figured in seven three figure partnerships in this season

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Venue Season
1 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 259 1st Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
2 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 262* 1st Uttar Pradesh Kanpur 2017-18
3 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 117 1st Railways Delhi 2017-18
4 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 112 2nd Delhi Bangalore 2017-18
5 MA Agarwal, KK Nair 279 3rd Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
6 MA Agarwal, MK Pandey 136 4th Delhi Bangalore 2017-18
7 MA Agarwal, MK Pandey 229 4th Railways Delhi 2017-19

MA Agarwal has figured in four double century partnerships out of five 200 plus partnerships posted by Karnataka batsman in a single season. He has equaled the record of Vijay Bharadwaj who has also been involved in four double century partnerships out of six double century partnerships recorded in 1998-99 season.

The following table lists the 200 plus runs partnerships posted by Karnataka batsmen in 2017-18

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Venue Season
1 D Nischal, MK Pandey 354 4th Uttar Pradesh Kanpur 2017-19
2 MA Agarwal, KK Nair 279 3rd Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
3 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 262* 1st Uttar Pradesh Kanpur 2017-18
4 MA Agarwal, R Samarth 259 1st Maharashtra Pune 2017-18
5 MA Agarwal, MK Pandey 229 4th Railways Delhi 2017-19

 {All Stats as at the end of the gaem between  Karnataka and Railways at Delhi 28.11.2017}

 

Captain’s twin fifties in a losing cause

LD Chandimal of Sri Lanka scored fifties in both innings of the just concluded Nagpur test against India. His effort was in vain, as Sri Lanka lost the test by an innings and 239 runs to provide the 47th occasion of a captain’s twin fifties in a losing cause in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 G Giffen 57 51 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Mar 1895
2 MA Noble 61 64 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1908
3 JWHT Douglas 50 60 Eng Aus Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
4 HW Taylor 59* 56 SAF Eng Leeds 12 Jul 1924
5 J Ryder 63 87 Aus Eng Adelaide 01 Feb 1929
6 GC Grant 53* 71* Win Aus Adelaide 12 Dec 1930
7 AD Nourse 65 114 SAF Aus Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
8 VS Hazare 89 56 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
9 GO Rabone 107 68 NZl SAF Durban 11 Dec 1953
10 L Hutton 72 77 Eng Win Bridgetown 06 Feb 1954
11 PBH May 63 53 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jun 1956
12 ER Dexter 57 62 Eng Ind Kolkata 30 Dec 1961
13 JR Reid 60 142 NZl SAF Johannesburg 02 Feb 1962
14 JR Reid 74 100 NZl Eng Christchurch 15 Mar 1963
15 JR Reid 128 76 NZl Pak Karachi 09 Apr 1965
16 MAK Pataudi 64 148 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967
17 MAK Pataudi 75 85 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
18 IM Chappell 65 50 Aus Eng Melbourne 08 Feb 1975
19 AW Greig 116 76* Eng Win Leeds 22 Jul 1976
20 DI Gower 57 106 Eng Aus Lord’s 22 Jun 1989
21 KC Wessels 59 74 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
22 GA Gooch 65 133 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
23 WJ Cronje 126 67 SAF Eng Nottingham 23 Jul 1998
24 BC Lara 51 79 Win SAF Durban 26 Dec 1998
25 A Flower 74 129 Zim Srl Harare 26 Nov 1999
26 BC Lara 67 75 Win NZl Wellington 26 Dec 1999
27 SR Tendulkar 116 52 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
28 SP Fleming 57 99 NZl SAF Bloemfontein 17 Nov 2000
29 CL Hooper 53 54* Win SAF Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001
30 BC Lara 91 122 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
31 T Taibu 71* 52 Zim Ind Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
32 MS Atapattu 88 67 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
33 Habibul Bashar 69 73 Ban Srl Bogra 08 Mar 2006
34 A Flintoff 70 51 Eng Ind Mohali 09 Mar 2006
35 BC Lara 61 122 Win Pak Lahore 11 Nov 2006
36 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
37 Shakib Al Hasan 87 100 Ban NZl Hamilton 15 Feb 2010
38 RT Ponting 77 72 Aus Ind Bengaluru 09 Oct 2010
39 MS Dhoni 77 74* Ind Eng Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
40 BRM Taylor 50 117 Zim NZl Bulawayo 01 Nov 2011
41 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
42 M Jayawardene 72 60 Srl Aus Sydney 03 Jan 2013
43 V Kohli 115 141 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
44 AD Mathews 50 66 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
45 AN Cook 75 56 Eng NZl Leeds 29 May 2015
46 JE Root 59 72 Eng Win Leeds 25 Aug 2017
47 LD Chandimal 57 61 Srl Ind Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

Of these 47 occasions, there are 18 occasions of a captain scoring a fifty and a hundred which have gone in vain. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AD Nourse 65 114 SAF Aus Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
2 GO Rabone 107 68 NZl SAF Durban 11 Dec 1953
3 JR Reid 60 142 NZl SAF Johannesburg 2 Feb 1962
4 JR Reid 74 100 NZl Eng Christchurch 15 Mar 1963
5 JR Reid 128 76 NZl Pak Karachi 09 Apr 1965
6 MAK Pataudi 64 148 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967
7 AW Greig 116 76* Eng Win Leeds 22 Jul 1976
8 DI Gower 57 106 Eng Aus Lord’s 22 Jun 1989
9 GA Gooch 65 133 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
10 WJ Cronje 126 67 SAF Eng Nottingham 23 Jul 1998
11 A Flower 74 129 Zim Srl Harare 26 Nov 1999
12 SR Tendulkar 116 52 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
13 BC Lara 91 122 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
14 BC Lara 61 122 Win Pak Lahore 11 Nov 2006
15 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
16 Shakib Al Hasan 87 100 Ban NZl Hamilton 15 Feb 2010
17 BRM Taylor 50 117 Zim NZl Bulawayo 01 Nov 2011
18 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012

The following are the 28 occasions of captain’s twin half centuries going in vain. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 G Giffen 57 51 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Mar 1895
2 MA Noble 61 64 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1908
3 JWHT Douglas 50 60 Eng Aus Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
4 HW Taylor 59* 56 SAF Eng Leeds 12 Jul 1924
5 J Ryder 63 87 Aus Eng Adelaide 01 Feb 1929
6 GC Grant 53* 71* Win Aus Adelaide 12 Dec 1930
7 VS Hazare 89 56 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
8 L Hutton 72 77 Eng Win Bridgetown 06 Feb 1954
9 PBH May 63 53 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jun 1956
10 ER Dexter 57 62 Eng Ind Kolkata 30 Dec 1961
11 MAK Pataudi 75 85 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
12 IM Chappell 65 50 Aus Eng Melbourne 08 Feb 1975
13 KC Wessels 59 74 SAF Win Bridgetown 18 Apr 1992
14 BC Lara 51 79 Win SAF Durban 26 Dec 1998
15 BC Lara 67 75 Win NZl Wellington 26 Dec 1999
16 SP Fleming 57 99 NZl SAF Bloemfontein 17 Nov 2000
17 CL Hooper 53 54* Win SAF Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001
18 T Taibu 71* 52 Zim Ind Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
19 MS Atapattu 88 67 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
20 Habibul Bashar 69 73 Ban Srl Bogra 08 Mar 2006
21 A Flintoff 70 51 Eng Ind Mohali 09 Mar 2006
22 RT Ponting 77 72 Aus Ind Bengaluru 09 Oct 2010
23 MS Dhoni 77 74* Ind Eng Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
24 M Jayawardene 72 60 Srl Aus Sydney 03 Jan 2013
25 AD Mathews 50 66 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
26 AN Cook 75 56 Eng NZl Leeds 29 May 2015
27 JE Root 59 72 Eng Win Leeds 25 Aug 2017
28 LD Chandimal 57 61 Srl Ind Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

The only occasion of a captain’s twin hundreds in a losing cause  is Indian skipper V Kohli’s 115 and 141 against Australia at Adelaide in Dec 2014

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 V Kohli 115 141 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014

LD Chandimal’s feat which went in vain provides the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan captain’s twin fifties in a losing cause. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 MS Atapattu 88 67 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
2 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
3 M Jayawardene 72 60 Srl Aus Sydney 03 Jan 2013
4 AD Mathews 50 66 Srl NZl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
5 LD Chandimal 57 61 Srl Ind Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

LD Chandimal’s feat which went in vain provides the sixth occasion of a captain’s twin fifties  in a losing cause aginst India. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 ER Dexter 57 62 Eng Ind Kolkata 30 Dec 1961
2 T Taibu 71* 52 Zim Ind Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
3 MS Atapattu 88 67 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
4 A Flintoff 70 51 Eng Ind Mohali 09 Mar 2006
5 RT Ponting 77 72 Aus Ind Bengaluru 09 Oct 2010
6 LD Chandimal 57 61 Srl Ind Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

LD Chandimal and MS Attapattu are the two Sri Lankan captains to witness their twin fifties in a losing cause against India.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 MS Atapattu 88 67 Srl Ind Delhi 10 Dec 2005
2 LD Chandimal 57 61 Srl Ind Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

BC Lara {04}, JR Reid {03}, DPMD Jayawardene {03}, MAK Pataudi {02} and RT Ponting {02} are the five captains who have witnessed two or more efforts of twin fifties in a losing cause.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 BC Lara 51 79 Win SAF Durban 26 Dec 1998
2 BC Lara 67 75 Win NZl Wellington 26 Dec 1999
3 BC Lara 91 122 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
4 BC Lara 61 122 Win Pak Lahore 11 Nov 2006
               
1 JR Reid 60 142 NZl SAF Johannesburg 02 Feb 1962
2 JR Reid 74 100 NZl Eng Christchurch 15 Mar 1963
3 JR Reid 128 76 NZl Pak Karachi 09 Apr 1965
               
1 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
2 M Jayawardene 72 60 Srl Aus Sydney 03 Jan 2013
               
1 MAK Pataudi 64 148 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967
2 MAK Pataudi 75 85 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
               
1 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
2’ RT Ponting 77 72 Aus Ind Bengaluru 09 Oct 2010

 

India’s innings victories in tests

India won the Nagpur test by an innings and 239 runs against Sri Lanka to provide its 40th victory by an innings margin. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 008 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 06 Feb 1952
2 India won inns & 070 runs won 1st v Pakistan Delhi 16 Oct 1952
3 India won inns & 027 runs won 1st v New Zealand Mum-BS 02 Dec 1955
4 India won inns & 109 runs won 1st v New Zealand Chennai 06 Jan 1956
5 India won inns & 002 runs lost 2nd v Australia Sydney 07 Jan 1978
6 India won inns & 100 runs won 1st v Australia Mumbai 03 Nov 1979
7 India won inns & 106 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
8 India won inns & 067 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Cuttack 04 Jan 1987
9 India won inns & 008 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
10 India won inns & 022 runs won 1st v England Chennai 11 Feb 1993
11 India won inns & 015 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 19 Feb 1993
12 India won inns & 013 runs won 1st v Zimbabwe Delhi 13 Mar 1993
13 India won inns & 119 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
14 India won inns & 095 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Bengaluru 26 Jan 1994
15 India won inns & 017 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 08 Feb 1994
16 India won inns & 219 runs lost 2nd v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
17 India won inns & 101 runs lost 2nd v Zimbabwe Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
18 India won inns & 046 runs won 1st v England Leeds 22 Aug 2002
19 India won inns & 112 runs won 1st v West Indies Mumbai 09 Oct 2002
20 India won inns & 052 runs won 1st v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004
21 India won inns & 131 runs won 2nd v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
22 India won inns & 140 runs won 2nd v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
23 India won inns & 083 runs won 1st v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Dec 2004
24 India won inns & 090 runs lost 2nd v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
25 India won inns & 239 runs lost 1st v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
26 India won inns & 144 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
27 India won inns & 024 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
28 India won inns & 057 runs lost 2nd v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
29 India won inns & 198 runs lost 2nd v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
30 India won inns & 015 runs won 1st v West Indies Kolkata 14 Nov 2011
31 India won inns & 115 runs won 1st v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
32 India won inns & 135 runs lost 2nd v Australia Hyd-RGS 02 Mar 2013
33 India won inns & 051 runs lost 2nd v West Indies Kolkata 06 Nov 2013
34 India won inns & 126 runs won 2nd v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013
35 India won inns & 092 runs won 1st v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016
36 India won inns & 036 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
37 India won inns & 075 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016
38 India won inns & 053 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 03 Aug 2017
39 India won inns & 171 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Pallekele 12 Aug 2017
40 India won inns & 239 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

It also provides eleventh win by an innings margin against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 106 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
2 India won inns & 067 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Cuttack 04 Jan 1987
3 India won inns & 008 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
4 India won inns & 119 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
5 India won inns & 095 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Bengaluru 26 Jan 1994
6 India won inns & 017 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 08 Feb 1994
7 India won inns & 144 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
8 India won inns & 024 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
9 India won inns & 053 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 03 Aug 2017
10 India won inns & 171 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Pallekele 12 Aug 2017
11 India won inns & 239 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

It also  provides India’s 32nd victory by innings margin on home soil. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 008 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 06 Feb 1952
2 India won inns & 070 runs won 1st v Pakistan Delhi 16 Oct 1952
3 India won inns & 027 runs won 1st v New Zealand Mum-BS 02 Dec 1955
4 India won inns & 109 runs won 1st v New Zealand Chennai 06 Jan 1956
5 India won inns & 100 runs won 1st v Australia Mumbai 03 Nov 1979
6 India won inns & 106 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
7 India won inns & 067 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Cuttack 04 Jan 1987
8 India won inns & 008 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
9 India won inns & 022 runs won 1st v England Chennai 11 Feb 1993
10 India won inns & 015 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 19 Feb 1993
11 India won inns & 013 runs won 1st v Zimbabwe Delhi 13 Mar 1993
12 India won inns & 119 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
13 India won inns & 095 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Bengaluru 26 Jan 1994
14 India won inns & 017 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 08 Feb 1994
15 India won inns & 219 runs lost 2nd v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
16 India won inns & 101 runs lost 2nd v Zimbabwe Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
17 India won inns & 046 runs won 1st v England Leeds 22 Aug 2002
18 India won inns & 112 runs won 1st v West Indies Mumbai 09 Oct 2002
19 India won inns & 140 runs won 2nd v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
20 India won inns & 239 runs lost 1st v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
21 India won inns & 144 runs won 1st v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
22 India won inns & 024 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
23 India won inns & 057 runs lost 2nd v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
24 India won inns & 198 runs lost 2nd v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
25 India won inns & 015 runs won 1st v West Indies Kolkata 14 Nov 2011
26 India won inns & 115 runs won 1st v New Zealand Hyd-RGS 23 Aug 2012
27 India won inns & 135 runs lost 2nd v Australia Hyd-RGS 02 Mar 2013
28 India won inns & 051 runs lost 2nd v West Indies Kolkata 06 Nov 2013
29 India won inns & 126 runs won 2nd v West Indies Mumbai 14 Nov 2013
30 India won inns & 036 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
31 India won inns & 075 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016
32 India won inns & 239 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

It also provides the third occasion of India winning a test by an innings and 200 plus runs. All the three occasions are listed below. India’s win at Nagpur by an innings and 239  runs provides its  second win by the same margin. It had won the Dhaka test against Bangladesh at Dhaka by a similar margin – an innings and 239  runs

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 239 runs lost 1st v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
2 India won inns & 239 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017
3 India won inns & 219 runs lost 2nd v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998

Nagpur test  win provides the 16th occasion of India winning a test by an innings margin after losing the toss  and batting second in the test. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 008 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 06 Feb 1952
2 India won inns & 002 runs lost 2nd v Australia Sydney 07 Jan 1978
3 India won inns & 106 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
4 India won inns & 015 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 19 Feb 1993
5 India won inns & 017 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 08 Feb 1994
6 India won inns & 219 runs lost 2nd v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
7 India won inns & 101 runs lost 2nd v Zimbabwe Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
8 India won inns & 090 runs lost 2nd v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
9 India won inns & 024 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
10 India won inns & 057 runs lost 2nd v South Africa Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
11 India won inns & 198 runs lost 2nd v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
12 India won inns & 135 runs lost 2nd v Australia Hyd-RGS 02 Mar 2013
13 India won inns & 051 runs lost 2nd v West Indies Kolkata 06 Nov 2013
14 India won inns & 036 runs lost 2nd v England Mumbai 08 Dec 2016
15 India won inns & 075 runs lost 2nd v England Chennai 16 Dec 2016
16 India won inns & 239 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Nagpur 24 Nov 2017

 

R Ashwin becomes the third bowler to capture 50 plus wickets in consecutive three calendar years – emulates M Muralitharan and SK Warne

R Ashwin’s feat came in three consecutive calendar years – 62 in 2015, 72 in 2016 and 52 in 2017 – fetching him an distinction of becoming the third bowler in the history of test cricket to perform the feat in three consecutive calendar years. Others are M Muralitharan and SK Warne. The performance of these three bowlers are tabulated below

No No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs W Ave 5 10 Year
1 1 R Ashwin Ind 9 17 2260 1067 62 17.20 7 2 2015
  2 R Ashwin Ind 12 23 3508 1721 72 23.90 8 3 2016
  3 R Ashwin Ind 10 19 2904 1329 52 25.55 2 0 2017
                         
2 1 M Muralitharan Srl 10 17 3740 1463 75 19.50 7 3 2000
  2 M Muralitharan Srl 12 23 4688 1699 80 21.23 7 4 2001
  3 M Muralitharan Srl 8 14 2836 979 55 17.80 5 2 2002
                         
3 1 SK Warne Aus 16 29 5054 1697 72 23.56 2 0 1993
  2 SK Warne Aus 10 19 3774 1274 70 18.20 6 2 1994
  3 SK Warne Aus 12 22 3051 1254 52 24.11 1 1 1995

Please note that  the earlier post on this stats  is withdrawn as it was  erroneous. I thank my friend Deepu Narayanan for pointing  out the error

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