Captains scoring a century and a half century including twin centuries in a test

SPD Smith of Australia scored 76 and 102 not out against England in the just concluded Melbourne test to provide the 92nd occasion of a captain scoring a century and a half century {including twin centuries} in a test match. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AC MacLaren 109 50* Eng Aus Sydney 13 Dec 1897
2 HL Collins 114 60 Aus Eng Sydney 19 Dec 1924
3 DG Bradman 51 144* Aus Eng Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
4 A Melville 78 103 SAF Eng Durban 03 Mar 1939
5 A Melville 189 104* SAF Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1947
6 DG Bradman 132 127* Aus Ind Melbourne 01 Jan 1948
7 AD Nourse 65 114 SAF Aus Cape Town 31 Dec 1949
8 GO Rabone 107 68 NZl SAF Durban 11 Dec 1953
9 JR Reid 60 142 NZl SAF Johannesburg 02 Feb 1962
0 JR Reid 74 100 NZl Eng Christchurch 15 Mar 1963
11 RB Simpson 153 115 Aus Pak Karachi 24 Oct 1964
12 Hanif Mohd 104 93 Pak Aus Melbourne 04 Dec 1964
13 TL Goddard 60 112 SAF Eng Johannesburg 22 Jan 1965
14 JR Reid 128 76 NZl Pak Karachi 09 Apr 1965
15 MAK Pataudi 64 148 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967
16 RB Simpson 55 103 Aus Ind Adelaide 23 Dec 1967
17 MC Cowdrey 148 71 Eng Win Port of Spain 14 Mar 1968
18 GS Sobers 152 95* Win Eng Georgetown 28 Mar 1968
19 GS Sobers 110 52 Win Aus Adelaide 24 Jan 1969
20 IM Chappell 72 106* Aus Win Bridgetown 09 Mar 1973
21 IM Chappell 145 121 Aus NZl Wellington 01 Mar 1974
22 GS Chappell 123 109* Aus Win Brisbane 28 Nov 1975
23 AW Greig 116 76* Eng Win Leeds 22 Jul 1976
24 Mushtaq Mohd 107 67* Pak NZl Karachi 30 Oct 1976
25 GS Chappell 121 67 Aus Pak Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
26 Mushtaq Mohd 121 56 Pak Win Port of Spain 01 Apr 1977
27 RB Simpson 100 51 Aus Ind Adelaide 28 Jan 1978
28 SM Gavaskar 205 73 Ind Win Mumbai 01 Dec 1978
29 SM Gavaskar 107 182* Ind Win Kolkata 29 Dec 1978
30 GS Chappell 74 124 Aus Win Brisbane 01 Dec 1979
31 CH Lloyd 100 66 Win Eng Bridgetown 13 Mar 1981
32 LRD Mendis 111 94 Srl Eng Lord’s 23 Aug 1984
33 LRD Mendis 53 124 Srl Ind Kandy 14 Sep 1985
34 AR Border 140 114* Aus NZl Christchurch 28 Feb 1986
35 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
36 MW Gatting 61 150* Eng Pak The Oval 06 Aug 1987
37 DI Gower 57 106 Eng Aus Lord’s 22 Jun 1989
38 GA Gooch 333 123 Eng Ind Lord’s 26 Jul 1990
39 GA Gooch 87 117 Eng Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1991
40 AR Border 106 78 Aus Srl Moratuwa 08 Sep 1992
41 MD Crowe 140 61 NZl Zim Harare 07 Nov 1992
42 GA Gooch 65 133 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
43 Saleem Malik 75 143 Pak Aus Lahore 01 Nov 1994
44 MA Atherton 94* 118 Eng NZl Christchurch 14 Feb 1997
45 SP Fleming 78 174* NZl Srl Col-RPS 27 May 1998
46 WJ Cronje 126 67 SAF Eng Nottingham 23 Jul 1998
47 MA Taylor 334* 92 Aus Pak Peshawar 15 Oct 1998
48 AJ Stewart 107 52 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1998
49 A Flower 74 129 Zim Srl Harare 26 Nov 1999
50 SR Tendulkar 116 52 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
51 BC Lara 91 122 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
52 SP Fleming 274* 69* NZl Srl Col-PSS 25 Apr 2003
53 GC Smith 277 85 SAF Eng Birmingham 24 Jul 2003
54 MP Vaughan 52 105 Eng Srl Kandy 10 Dec 2003
55 BC Lara 115 86 Win SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2004
56 MP Vaughan 103 101* Eng Win Lord’s 22 Jul 2004
57 T Taibu 85* 153 Zim Ban Dhaka 14 Jan 2005
58 RT Ponting 105 86* Aus NZl Auckland 26 Mar 2005
59 GC Smith 126 50* SAF Win St John’s 29 Apr 2005
60 S Chanderpaul 92 153* Win Pak Bridgetown 26 May 2005
61 Inzamam-ul-Haq 50 117* Pak Win Kingston 03 Jun 2005
62 RT Ponting 149 104* Aus Win Brisbane 03 Nov 2005
63 Inzamam-ul-Haq 109 100* Pak Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
64 RT Ponting 120 143* Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 2006
65 RT Ponting 103 116 Aus SAF Durban 24 Mar 2006
66 M Jayawardene 61 119 Srl Eng Lord’s 11 May 2006
67 BC Lara 61 122 Win Pak Lahore 11 Nov 2006
68 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
69 RR Sarwan 65 128 Win Aus North Sound 30 May 2008
70 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
71 KC Sangakkara 50 109 Srl NZl Col-SSC 26 Aug 2009
72 RT Ponting 209 89 Aus Pak Hobart 14 Jan 2010
73 BRM Taylor 71 105* Zim Ban Harare 04 Aug 2011
74 BRM Taylor 50 117 Zim  NZl Bulawayo 01 Nov 2011
75 GC Smith 53 115 SAF NZl Dunedin 07 Mar 2012
76 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
77 LRPL Taylor 142 74 NZl Srl Col-PSS 25 Nov 2012
78 BRM Taylor 171 102* Zim Ban Harare 17 Apr 2013
79 AD Mathews 91 157* Srl Pak Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013
80 Misbah-ul-Haq 101 101* Pak Aus Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014
81 V Kohli 115 141 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
82 SPD Smith 117 71 Aus Ind Sydney 06 Jan 2015
83 Misbah-ul-Haq 102 87 Pak Eng Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2015
84 SPD Smith 134* 70* Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
85 SPD Smith 138 53* Aus NZl Christchurch 20 Feb 2016
86 AN Cook 105 76* Eng Pak Manchester 22 Jul 2016
87 KS Williamson 113 68* NZl Zim Bulawayo 06 Aug 2016
88 V Kohli 167 81 Ind Eng Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
89 SPD Smith 130 63 Aus Pak Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
90 KS Williamson 53 104* NZl Ban Wellington 12 Jan 2017
91 V Kohli 243 50 Ind Srl Delhi 02 Dec 2017
92 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

SPD Smith’s feat provides the 27th occasion of an Australian captain accomplishing such a feat. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HL Collins 114 60 Aus Eng Sydney 19 Dec 1924
2 DG Bradman 51 144* Aus Eng Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
3 DG Bradman 132 127* Aus Ind Melbourne 01 Jan 1948
4 RB Simpson 153 115 Aus Pak Karachi 24 Oct 1964
5 RB Simpson 55 103 Aus Ind Adelaide 23 Dec 1967
6 IM Chappell 72 106* Aus Win Bridgetown 09 Mar 1973
7 IM Chappell 145 121 Aus NZl Wellington 01 Mar 1974
8 GS Chappell 123 109* Aus Win Brisbane 28 Nov 1975
9 GS Chappell 121 67 Aus Pak Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
0 RB Simpson 100 51 Aus Ind Adelaide 28 Jan 1978
11 GS Chappell 74 124 Aus Win Brisbane 01 Dec 1979
12 AR Border 140 114* Aus NZl Christchurch 28 Feb 1986
13 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
14 AR Border 106 78 Aus Srl Moratuwa 08 Sep 1992
15 MA Taylor 334* 92 Aus Pak Peshawar 15 Oct 1998
16 RT Ponting 105 86* Aus NZl Auckland 26 Mar 2005
17 RT Ponting 149 104* Aus Win Brisbane 03 Nov 2005
18 RT Ponting 120 143* Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 2006
19 RT Ponting 103 116 Aus SAF Durban 24 Mar 2006
20 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
21 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
22 RT Ponting 209 89 Aus Pak Hobart 14 Jan 2010
23 SPD Smith 117 71 Aus Ind Sydney 06 Jan 2015
24 SPD Smith 134* 70* Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
25 SPD Smith 138 53* Aus NZl Christchurch 20 Feb 2016
26 SPD Smith 130 63 Aus Pak Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
27 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

SPD Smith’s feat provides the 20th occasion of a captain accomplishing such a feat against England. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HL Collins 114 60 Aus Eng Sydney 19 Dec 1924
2 DG Bradman 51 144* Aus Eng Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
3 A Melville 78 103 SAF Eng Durban 03 Mar 1939
4 A Melville 189 104* SAF Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1947
5 JR Reid 74 100 NZl Eng Christchurch 15 Mar 1963
6 TL Goddard 60 112 SAF Eng Johannesburg 22 Jan 1965
7 MAK Pataudi 64 148 Ind Eng Leeds 08 Jun 1967
8 GS Sobers 152 95* Win Eng Georgetown 28 Mar 1968
9 CH Lloyd 100 66 Win Eng Bridgetown 13 Mar 1981
0 LRD Mendis 111 94 Srl Eng Lord’s 23 Aug 1984
11 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
12 WJ Cronje 126 67 SAF Eng Nottingham 23 Jul 1998
13 GC Smith 277 85 SAF Eng Birmingham 24 Jul 2003
14 Inzamam-ul-Haq 109 100* Pak Eng Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005
15 M Jayawardene 61 119 Srl Eng Lord’s 11 May 2006
16 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
17 M Jayawardene 105 64 Srl Eng Col-PSS 03 Apr 2012
18 Misbah-ul-Haq 102 87 Pak Eng Dubai-DSC 22 Oct 2015
19 V Kohli 167 81 Ind Eng Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
20 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

SPD Smith’s feat provides the fifth occasion of an Australian captain accomplishing such a feat against England. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HL Collins 114 60 Aus Eng Sydney 19 Dec 1924
2 DG Bradman 51 144* Aus Eng Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
3 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
4 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
5 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

The following table lists the 23 occasions of a captain scoring a century and a half century {including twin centuries} in a test match.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AC MacLaren 109 50* Eng Aus Sydney 13 Dec 1897
2 HL Collins 114 60 Aus Eng Sydney 19 Dec 1924
3 DG Bradman 132 127* Aus Ind Melbourne 01 Jan 1948
4 Hanif Mohd 104 93 Pak Aus Melbourne 04 Dec 1964
5 RB Simpson 55 103 Aus Ind Adelaide 23 Dec 1967
6 GS Sobers 110 52 Win Aus Adelaide 24 Jan 1969
7 GS Chappell 123 109* Aus Win Brisbane 28 Nov 1975
8 GS Chappell 121 67 Aus Pak Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
9 RB Simpson 100 51 Aus Ind Adelaide 28 Jan 1978
0 GS Chappell 74 124 Aus Win Brisbane 01 Dec 1979
11 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
12 GA Gooch 87 117 Eng Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1991
13 AJ Stewart 107 52 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1998
14 SR Tendulkar 116 52 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
15 RT Ponting 149 104* Aus Win Brisbane 03 Nov 2005
16 RT Ponting 120 143* Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 2006
17 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
18 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
19 V Kohli 115 141 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
20 SPD Smith 117 71 Aus Ind Sydney 06 Jan 2015
21 SPD Smith 134* 70* Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
22 SPD Smith 130 63 Aus Pak Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
23 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

Melbourne has witnessed eight occasions of a captain scoring a century and a half century  {including twin centuries} in a test. All such occasions are tabulated. It is noted with interest that SPD Smith is the only captain to accomplish such a feat on two occasions at Melbourne.

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DG Bradman 132 127* Aus Ind Melbourne 01 Jan 1948
2 Hanif Mohd 104 93 Pak Aus Melbourne 04 Dec 1964
3 GS Chappell 121 67 Aus Pak Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
4 AJ Stewart 107 52 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1998
5 SR Tendulkar 116 52 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1999
6 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
7 SPD Smith 134* 70* Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
8 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AR Border, BC Lara, BRM Taylor, GA Gooch, GC Smith, GS Chappell, JR Reid, RB Simpson and V Kohli are the  nine captain who  have accomplished the feat of scoring a century and a half century {including twin centuries} in a test  on  three separate occasions. The feats of  these nine captains are furnished below

No No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 1 AR Border 140 114* Aus NZl Christchurch 28 Feb 1986
  2 AR Border 70 100* Aus Eng Adelaide 12 Dec 1986
  3 AR Border 106 78 Aus Srl Moratuwa 08 Sep 1992
                 
2 1 BC Lara 91 122 Win Aus Port of Spain 19 Apr 2003
  2 BC Lara 115 86 Win SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2004
  3 BC Lara 61 122 Win Pak Lahore 11 Nov 2006
                 
3 1 BRM Taylor 71 105* Zim Ban Harare 04 Aug 2011
  2 BRM Taylor 50 117 Zim  NZl Bulawayo 01 Nov 2011
  3 BRM Taylor 171 102* Zim Ban Harare 17 Apr 2013
                 
4 1 GA Gooch 333 123 Eng Ind Lord’s 26 Jul 1990
  2 GA Gooch 87 117 Eng Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1991
  3 GA Gooch 65 133 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
                 
5 1 GC Smith 277 85 SAF Eng Birmingham 24 Jul 2003
  2 GC Smith 126 50* SAF Win St John’s 29 Apr 2005
  3 GC Smith 53 115 SAF NZl Dunedin 07 Mar 2012
                 
6 1 GS Chappell 123 109* Aus Win Brisbane 28 Nov 1975
  2 GS Chappell 121 67 Aus Pak Melbourne 01 Jan 1977
  3 GS Chappell 74 124 Aus Win Brisbane 01 Dec 1979
                 
7 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
                 
8 1 RB Simpson 153 115 Aus Pak Karachi 24 Oct 1964
  2 RB Simpson 55 103 Aus Ind Adelaide 23 Dec 1967
  3 RB Simpson 100 51 Aus Ind Adelaide 28 Jan 1978
                 
9 1 V Kohli 115 141 Ind Aus Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
  2 V Kohli 167 81 Ind Eng Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
  3 V Kohli 243 50 Ind Srl Delhi 02 Dec 2017

RT Ponting {07} and SPD Smith {05} are the two  captains  who have accomplished the feat on five or  more occasions. The performances of these two captains are listed below

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RT Ponting 105 86* Aus NZl Auckland 26 Mar 2005
2 RT Ponting 149 104* Aus Win Brisbane 03 Nov 2005
3 RT Ponting 120 143* Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 2006
4 RT Ponting 103 116 Aus SAF Durban 24 Mar 2006
5 RT Ponting 196 60* Aus Eng Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
6 RT Ponting 101 99 Aus SAF Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
7 RT Ponting 209 89 Aus Pak Hobart 14 Jan 2010
               
1 SPD Smith 117 71 Aus Ind Sydney 06 Jan 2015
2 SPD Smith 134* 70* Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 2015
3 SPD Smith 138 53* Aus NZl Christchurch 20 Feb 2016
4 SPD Smith 130 63 Aus Pak Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
5 SPD Smith 76 102* Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

SM Gavaskar, GA Gooch, GC Smith, RT Ponting  and V Kohli  are  the five captain who have scored a double century and a half century {including a double century and a century} in a test. GA Gooch remains the only captain to score a triple century  and a century in a test. He scored 333 and 123 against  India at Lord’s in Jul 1990

No Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SM Gavaskar 205 73 Ind Win Mumbai 01 Dec 1978
2 GA Gooch 333 123 Eng Ind Lord’s 26 Jul 1990
3 GC Smith 277 85 SAF Eng Birmingham 24 Jul 2003
4 RT Ponting 209 89 Aus Pak Hobart 14 Jan 2010
5 V Kohli 243 50 Ind Srl Delhi 02 Dec 2017

 

England opening batsmen scoring double century in a test innings

AN Cook’s 244 not out at Melbourne against Australia provides the nineteenth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a double century in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JB Hobbs 211 2 v SAF Lord’s 28 Jun 1924
2 A Sandham 325 1 v Win Kingston 03 Apr 1930
3 L Hutton 364 1 v Aus The Oval 20 Aug 1938
4 L Hutton 206 2 v NZl The Oval 13 Aug 1949
5 L Hutton 202* 2 v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
6 L Hutton 205 2 v Win Kingston 30 Mar 1954
7 JH Edrich 310* 1 v NZl Leeds 08 Jul 1965
8 G Boycott 246* 1 v Ind Leeds 08 Jun 1967
9 DL Amiss 262* 3 v Win Kingston 16 Feb 1974
10 D Lloyd 214* 2 v Ind Birmingham 04 Jul 1974
11 DL Amiss 203 2 v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1976
12 G Fowler 201 2 v Ind Chennai 13 Jan 1985
13 GA Gooch 333 1 v Ind Lord’s 26 Jul 1990
14 ME Trescothick 219 2 v SAF The Oval 04 Sep 2003
15 AN Cook 235* 3 v Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
16 AN Cook 294 2 v Ind Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
17 AN Cook 263 2 v Pak Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
18 AN Cook 243 1 v Win Birmingham 17 Aug 2017
19 AN Cook 244* 2 v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook now owns the England’s record of most double centuries by an opening batsman. His 244 not out was his fifth double century while opening the innings for Eng. He went past L Hutton who had scored four double centuries as Eng’s opening batsmen. The  double centuries scored by these two batsmen are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 L Hutton 364 1 v Aus The Oval 20 Aug 1938
2 L Hutton 206 2 v NZl The Oval 13 Aug 1949
3 L Hutton 202* 2 v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
4 L Hutton 205 2 v Win Kingston 30 Mar 1954
             
1 AN Cook 235* 3 v Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
2 AN Cook 294 2 v Ind Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
3 AN Cook 263 2 v Pak Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
4 AN Cook 243 1 v Win Birmingham 17 Aug 2017
5 AN Cook 244* 2 v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook occupied the crease for 634 minutes while compiling 244 not out. He became the fifth opening batsman to score a double century against Aus in Aus. He now owns the record for the longest innings played by an opening batsman against Aus in Aus. The previous record was with AN Cook himself – he had batted for 625 minutes for his 235 not out at Brisbane in Nov 2010

No Player Runs Mins 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 EJ Barlow 201 392 27 2 SAF Aus Adelaide 24 Jan 1964
2 RJ Shastri 206 572 17 2 Ind Aus Sydney 02 Jan 1992
3 AN Cook 235* 625 26 3 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
4 Azhar Ali 205* 577 20 1 Pak Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2016
5 AN Cook 244* 634 27 2 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook scored 27 boundary fours during his knock of 244 not out – the most boundary fours scored by him. He had scored 26 boundary fours  in  his knock of 235 not out at Brisbane in Nov 2010. AN Cook is the only opening batsman to score two double centuries against Aus in Aus. He is also the only opening batman to score 25 plus boundary fours on both the occasions of his  compiling a double century against Aus  in Aus.

No Player Runs Mins 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AN Cook 235* 625 26 3 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
2 AN Cook 244* 634 27 2 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook scored 27 boundary fours during his knock of 244 not out – He now shares the record for most boundary fours scored by an opening batsman who has scored a double century against Aus in Aus with EJ Barlow of SAF. EJ Barlow  had also scored 27 boundary fours in his knock of 201 at Adelaide  in Jan 1964.

No Player Runs Mins 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 EJ Barlow 201 392 27 2 SAF Aus Adelaide 24 Jan 1964
2 AN Cook 244* 634 27 2 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

EJ Barlow and AN Cook are the only two opening batman to score 25 plus boundary fours on both the occasions of his compiling a double century against Aus in Aus. AN Cook accomplished  the feat twice

No Player Runs Mins 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 EJ Barlow 201 392 27 2 SAF Aus Adelaide 24 Jan 1964
2 AN Cook 235* 625 26 3 Eng Aus Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
3 AN Cook 244* 634 27 2 Eng Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

Batsmen carrying the bat through the completed innings

AN Cook carried the bat through the completed innings in the Melbourne test against Australia to provide the 52nd occasion of an opening batsman carrying the bat through the completed innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 AB Tancred 26* 47 2 SAF v Eng Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
2 JE Barrett 67* 176 3 Aus v Eng Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
3 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng v Aus Sydney 29 Jan 1892
4 PF Warner 132* 237 3 Eng v SAF Johannesburg 14 Feb 1899
5 WW Armstrong 159* 309 3 Aus v SAF Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
6 JW Zulch 43* 103 2 SAF v Eng Cape Town 11 Mar 1910
7 W Bardsley 193* 383 1 Aus v Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1926
8 WM Woodfull 30* 66† 4 Aus v Eng Brisbane 30 Nov 1928
9 WM Woodfull 73* 193† 4 Aus v Eng Adelaide 13 Jan 1933
10 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Aus v Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
11 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
12 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng v Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
13 Nazar Mohammad 124* 331 2 Pak v Ind Lucknow 23 Oct 1952
14 FMM Worrell 191* 372 2 Win v Eng Nottingham 04 Jul 1957
15 TL Goddard 56* 99 3 SAF v Aus Cape Town 31 Dec 1957
16 DJ McGlew 127* 292 1 SAF v NZl Durban 08 Dec 1961
17 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 Win v Aus Port of Spain 14 May 1965
18 GM Turner 43* 131 4 NZl v Eng Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
19 WM Lawry 49* 107 3 Aus v Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
20 WM Lawry 60* 116† 4 Aus v Eng Sydney 09 Jan 1971
21 GM Turner 223* 386 2 NZl v Win Kingston 16 Feb 1972
22 IR Redpath 159* 346 3 Aus v NZl Auckland 22 Mar 1974
23 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng v Aus Perth 14 Dec 1979
24 SM Gavaskar 127* 286 3 Ind v Pak Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
25 Mudassar Nazar 152* 323 1 Pak v Ind Lahore 23 Jan 1983
26 S Wettimuny 63* 144 2 Srl v NZl Christchurch 04 Mar 1983
27 DC Boon 58* 103 3 Aus v NZl Auckland 13 Mar 1986
28 DL Haynes 88* 211 3 Win v Pak Karachi 20 Nov 1986
29 GA Gooch 154* 252 3 Eng v Win Leeds 06 Jun 1991
30 DL Haynes 75* 176 2 Win v Eng The Oval 08 Aug 1991
31 AJ Stewart 69* 175 3 Eng v Pak Lord’s 18 Jun 1992
32 DL Haynes 143* 382 3 Win v Pak Port of Spain 16 Apr 1993
33 MH Dekker 68* 187 4 Zim v Pak Rawalpindi 09 Dec 1993
34 MA Atherton 94* 228 2 Eng v NZl Christchurch 14 Feb 1997
35 G Kirsten 100* 239 1 SAF v Pak Faisalabad 24 Oct 1997
36 MA Taylor 169* 350 2 Aus v SAF Adelaide 30 Jan 1998
37 GW Flower 156* 321 1 Zim v Pak Bulawayo 14 Mar 1998
38 Saeed Anwar 188* 316 3 Pak v Ind Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
39 MS Atapattu 216* 428 2 Srl v Zim Bulawayo 18 Nov 1999
40 RP Arnold 104* 231 2 Srl v Zim Harare 04 Dec 1999
41 Javed Omar 85* 168† 3 Ban v Zim Bulawayo 19 Apr 2001
42 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 Ind v Srl Galle 31 Jul 2008
43 SM Katich 131* 268 3 Aus v NZl Brisbane 20 Nov 2008
44 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win v Aus Adelaide 04 Dec 2009
45 Imran Farhat 117* 223 1 Pak v NZl Napier 11 Dec 2009
46 R Dravid 146* 300 2 Ind v Eng The Oval 18 Aug 2011
47 TMK Mawoyo 163* 412 1 Zim v Pak Bulawayo 01 Sep 2011
48 DA Warner 123* 233 4 Aus v NZl Hobart 09 Dec 2011
49 CA Pujara 145* 312 1 Ind v Srl Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015
50 D Elgar 118* 214 2 SAF v Eng Durban 26 Dec 2015
51 KC Brathwaite 142* 337 2 Win v Pak Sharjah 30 Oct 2016
52 AN Cook 244* 491 2 Eng v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook’s feat provides the ninth occasion of  an England batsman carrying the bat through the completed innings. He became the eighth England batsman to accomplish such a feat. All the nine occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng v Aus Sydney 29 Jan 1892
2 PF Warner 132* 237 3 Eng v SAF Johannesburg 14 Feb 1899
3 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
4 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng v Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
5 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng v Aus Perth 14 Dec 1979
6 GA Gooch 154* 252 3 Eng v Win Leeds 06 Jun 1991
7 AJ Stewart 69* 175 3 Eng v Pak Lord’s 18 Jun 1992
8 MA Atherton 94* 228 2 Eng v NZl Christchurch 14 Feb 1997
9 AN Cook 244* 491 2 Eng v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook’s feat provides the ninth occasion of a batsman carrying the bat through the completed innings against Australia. All the nine occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng v Aus Sydney 29 Jan 1892
2 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng v Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
3 TL Goddard 56* 99 3 SAF v Aus Cape Town 31 Dec 1957
4 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 Win v Aus Port of Spain 14 May 1965
5 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng v Aus Perth 14 Dec 1979
6 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win v Aus Adelaide 04 Dec 2009
7 AN Cook 244* 491 2 Eng v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook’s feat provides the four occasion of an England batsman carrying the bat through the completed innings against Australia. All the four occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng v Aus Sydney 29 Jan 1892
2 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng v Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
3 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng v Aus Perth 14 Dec 1979
4 AN Cook 244* 491 2 Eng v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook became the  sixth batsman in the  annals of test cricket to score 200 plus runs while carrying the bat through the completed innings. His 244 not out is the highest individual score by a batsman  who has carried the bat through the completed  innings.

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 AN Cook 244* 491 2 Eng v Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2017
2 GM Turner 223* 386 2 NZl v Win Kingston 16 Feb 1972
3 MS Atapattu 216* 428 2 Srl v Zim Bulawayo 18 Nov 1999
4 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Aus v Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
5 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
6 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 Ind v Srl Galle 31 Jul 2008

DL Haynes {03}, WM Woodfull {02}, WM Lawry {02}, L Hutton {02} and GM Turner {02} are  the five batsmen who have accomplished the feat  on two or more occasions. DL Haynes owns  the record with three such occasions. The peroformance of these five batsmen is furnished below.

No No Player Runs Total Inns Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 1 DL Haynes 88* 211 3 Win v Pak Karachi 20 Nov 1986
  2 DL Haynes 75* 176 2 Win v Eng The Oval 08 Aug 1991
  3 DL Haynes 143* 382 3 Win v Pak Port of Spain 16 Apr 1993
                   
2 1 WM Woodfull 30* 66† 4 Aus v Eng Brisbane 30 Nov 1928
  2 WM Woodfull 73* 193† 4 Aus v Eng Adelaide 13 Jan 1933
                   
3 1 WM Lawry 49* 107 3 Aus v Ind Delhi 28 Nov 1969
  2 WM Lawry 60* 116† 4 Aus v Eng Sydney 09 Jan 1971
                   
4 1 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng v Win The Oval 12 Aug 1950
  2 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng v Aus Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
                   
5 1 GM Turner 43* 131 4 NZl v Eng Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
  2 GM Turner 223* 386 2 NZl v Win Kingston 16 Feb 1972

 

AN Cook’s 244 not out and a few statistical accreditations associated with the knock

AN Cook of England scored 244 not outing the Melbourne test against England which fetched him his fifth double century in tests. All his five double centuries are tabulated below

No Runs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 235* v Australia Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
2 294 v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
3 263 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015
4 243 v West Indies Birmingham 17 Aug 2017
5 244* v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

The following are the few statistical accreditations associated with his feat

His 244 not out represents his highest score against Australia in a test innings. It was an improvement over his 235  at Brisbane in Nov 2010. Incidentally his Brisbane double century was his first double century.

He became the 15th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score five or more double centuries. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C
1 DG Bradman Aus 12 12 1 3033 334 275.72 12
2 KC Sangakkara Srl 11 11 2 2614 319 290.44 11
3 BC Lara Win 9 9 1 2339 400* 292.37 09
4 WR Hammond Eng 7 7 2 1702 336* 340.40 07
5 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 7 7 2 1784 374 356.80 07
6 MS Atapattu Srl 6 6 3 1297 249 432.33 06
7 Javed Miandad Pak 6 6 2 1431 280* 357.75 06
8 V Kohli Ind 6 6 0 1306 243 217.66 06
9 RT Ponting Aus 6 6 0 1342 257 223.66 06
10 V Sehwag Ind 6 6 1 1577 319 315.40 06
11 SR Tendulkar Ind 6 6 3 1324 248* 441.33 06
12 Younis Khan Pak 6 6 2 1411 313 352.75 06
13 AN Cook Eng 5 5 2 1279 294 426.33 05
14 R Dravid Ind 5 5 1 1142 270 285.50 05
15 GC Smith SAF 5 5 0 1202 277 240.40 05

He became the second England batsman to score five or more double centuries after WR Hammond. WR Hammond has scored seven double centuries

He became the fourth opening batsman to score five or more double centuries. Others are – MS Atapattu {06}, V Sehwag {06} and GC Smith {05}

He became the fourth left hand batsman to score five or more double centuries. Others are – KC Sangakkara {11}, BC Lara {09} and GC Smith {05}

He became the second left hand opening batsman to score five or more double centuries after GC Smith. GC Smith has scored five double centuries.

AN Cook’s double century against Australia at Melbourne provides the 366th occasion of a batsman scoring a double century in the annals of test cricket and also provides the 57th occasion of an England batsman scoring a double century. It also provides the 14th occasion of an England batsman scoring a double century against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RE Foster 287 2 v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903
2 WR Hammond 251 2 v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928
3 WR Hammond 200 2 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
4 WR Hammond 231* 1 v Australia Sydney 18 Dec 1936
5 E Paynter 216* 1 v Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1938
6 WR Hammond 240 1 v Australia Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
7 L Hutton 364 1 v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938
8 KF Barrington 256 2 v Australia Manchester 23 Jul 1964
9 DI Gower 215 2 v Australia Birmingham 15 Aug 1985
10 N Hussain 207 2 v Australia Birmingham 05 Jun 1997
11 PD Collingwood 206 1 v Australia Adelaide 01 Dec 2006
12 AN Cook 235* 3 v Australia Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
13 KP Pietersen 227 2 v Australia Adelaide 03 Dec 2010
14 AN Cook 244* 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook became the second England batsman to score two or more double centuries against Australia after WR Hammond. WR Hammond has scored four double centuries

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 WR Hammond 251 2 v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928
2 WR Hammond 200 2 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
3 WR Hammond 231* 1 v Australia Sydney 18 Dec 1936
4 WR Hammond 240 1 v Australia Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
             
1 AN Cook 235* 3 v Australia Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
2 AN Cook 244* 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook’s 244 not out represent the highest individual score by an England batsman against Australia at Melbourne. The previous best was 200 by WR Hammond in Dec 1928.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 WR Hammond 200 2 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
2 AN Cook 244* 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook’s 244 not out represent the eighth occasion of an England batsman scoring a double century against Australia in Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RE Foster 287 2 v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903
2 WR Hammond 251 2 v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928
3 WR Hammond 200 2 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
4 WR Hammond 231* 1 v Australia Sydney 18 Dec 1936
5 PD Collingwood 206 1 v Australia Adelaide 01 Dec 2006
6 AN Cook 235* 3 v Australia Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
7 KP Pietersen 227 2 v Australia Adelaide 03 Dec 2010
8 AN Cook 244* 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook became the second England batsman to score two or more double centuries against Australia in Australia after WR Hammond. WR Hammond has scored three double centuries

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 WR Hammond 251 2 v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1928
2 WR Hammond 200 2 v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928
3 WR Hammond 231* 1 v Australia Sydney 18 Dec 1936
             
1 AN Cook 235* 3 v Australia Brisbane 25 Nov 2010
2 AN Cook 244* 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017

AN Cook carried the bat through in England’s completed innings to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman carrying  the bat through the  completed  innings with a double century. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AN Cook 244* 491 2 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017
2 GM Turner 223* 386 2 New Zealand v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1972
3 MS Atapattu 216* 428 2 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 18 Nov 1999
4 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Australia v England Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
5 L Hutton 202* 344 2 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1950
6 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 India v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008

AN Cook carried the bat through in England’s completed innings to provide the second occasion of an England batsman carrying the bat through the completed  innings with a double century after L  Hutton. Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AN Cook 244* 491 2 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017
2 L Hutton 202* 344 2 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1950

AN Cook carried the bat through in England’s completed innings with a score of 244 not out to provide the higehest individual score by a occasion of a batsman when he has carried the bat through the  completed  innings The previous best was 223 not  out by  GM Turner of New Zealand against West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1972. Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AN Cook 244* 491 2 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017
2 GM Turner 223* 386 2 New Zealand v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1972

 

JM Anderson of England moves to the fifth place among the most wicket takers in the annals of test cricket

 JM Anderson of England captured three wickets conceding 61 runs in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing test  at Melbourne which fetched  him an aggregate of 521 wickets. He now occupies the fifth place amongst the bowlers who have taken most wickets in the annals of test cricket. He went past CA Walsh who had captured 519 wickets. The performance of these six bowlers is furnished below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts
1 M Muralitharan Srl 133 230 44039 18180 800
2 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708
3 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619
4 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563
5 JM Anderson Eng 133 248 29216 14231 521
6 CA Walsh Win 132 242 30019 12688 519

JM Anderson of England captured three wickets conceding 61 runs in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing test at Melbourne which fetched him an aggregate of 521 wickets. He now occupies the second place amongst the pace bowlers who have taken most wickets in the annals of test cricket. He went past CA Walsh who had captured 519 wickets. The performance of these three bowlers is furnished below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts
1 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563
2 JM Anderson Eng 133 248 29216 14231 521
3 CA Walsh Win 132 242 30019 12688 519

 

 

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