India and England Test Series Key stats

England and India have played 32 test series so far. England has won 18 series, India has won 10 series and 04 series were drawn. The present test series would be the 33rd test series between the two teams.

England and India have played 117 tests so far. England has won 43 tests, India has won 25 tests and 49 tests were drawn.

India has posted the team total of 600 plus on five occasions, while England has posted the team total of 600 plus runs on six occasions.

India’s total of 759 for 7 declared at Chennai in Dec 2016 not only India’s highest team total against England but also the highest team total in the series. England’s 710 for 7 declared at Birmingham in Aug 2011 is its highest team total against India.

India has been dismissed for a total of 100 and less than 100 runs on ten occasions against England. Its 42 at Lord’s in June 74 represent it lowest total in a completed innings against England and also the lowest total by a team in England-India test series.  England has not been dismissed by India for a total of 100 and less than 100 in an innings. Its 101 at The Oval in Aug 71 represents its lowest total in a completed innings against India.

As many as 117 centuries have been scored by England batsmen against India, which includes a triple century and eleven double centuries. GA Gooch’s 333 at Lord’s in Jul 1990 not only represents the highest individual score by an England batsman against India, but also the highest individual score by a batsman in England-India test series. Of the 117 centuries, 68 are scored on home soil and 49 are scored on away soil

Indian batsmen have scored 96 centuries against England in the series which includes a triple century and seven double centuries. KK Nair’s 303 at Chennai in Dec 16 represent the highest individual scored by an Indian batsman against England. Of the 96 centuries. 57 are scored at home and 39 are scored on away soil

AN Cook of England with a run aggregate of 2104 runs owns the record for most runs by an England batsman against India, while SR Tendulkar of India with an aggregate of 2535 runs owns the record by an Indian batsman against England. SR Tendulkar’s 2535 runs is a series record for most runs by a batsman in England-India test series. He remains  the only batsman to aggregate 2500 plus runs in the series

SR Tendulkar and SM Gavaskar jointly own the Indian record for most fifties against England. Both the batsmen have scored 20 fifties. AN Cook of England with  14 fifties  to  his credit owns the record for most fifties by an England batsman against India

SR Tendulkar with six centuries to  his credit holds the record for most centuries by an Indian batsman against  England. AN Cook and KP Pietersen with six centuries to their credit share the record for most centuries by an England batsman against India.

SM Gavaksar with sixteen half centuries to his credit holds the record for most half centuries by an Indian batsman against  England. KF Barrington with nine half centuries to his credit owns the record for most half centuries by an England batsman against India.

MS Dhoni {842} and AN Cook {1229} own the record for most runs by an Indian captain and England captain in the series. MS Dhoni {09} and AN Cook {08} own the record for most fifties by an Indian captain and England captain in the series

There are 22 occasions of England captains scoring centuries against India and eleven occasions of Indian captains scoring centuries against India. GA Gooch’s 333 at Lord’s in Jul 90 represents  the highest score by an England captain against  India, while V Kohli’s 235 at  Mumbai in Dec 16 represents the highest score  by an Indian captain against England.

MS Dhoni {1157} and MJ Prior {730} own the record for most runs by an Indian wicket keeper batsman and England wicket keeper batsman in the series.

BK Kunderan’s 192 at Chennai in Jan 1964 and RC Russel’s 124 at Lord’s in Jun 96 are the highest  individual scores by a Indian wicketkeeper batsman and England wicket  keeper batsman in the series. There are five occasions of Indian wikcet keeper batsman scoring centuries against England and three occasion of England wicket keeper batsman scoring centuries against India.

There are 61 occasions of England bowlers capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India which includes one eight wicket haul and six seven wicket hauls. Indian bowlers have captured five or more wickets in an innings  against England on 68 occasions  which  includes two occasion of eight  wicket hauls  and four occasions  of seven wicket hauls

FS Truemans’s 8 for 31 at Manchester  in Jul 1952  represents  the  best innings bowling effort by an Indian bowler against England qnd MH Mankad’s 8 for 55 at Chennai in Feb 1952 represents  the  best innings bowling effort by an Indian bowler against England

Seven Indian bowlers have captured ten or more wickets in match against England, while Eight England bowlers have  captured ten or more wickets in a match against India. MH Mankad’s 12 for 109 at Chennai  in  Feb 1952 represent the best match figures  by an Indian bowler against England, while IT Botham’s 13 for 106 at Mumbai-WS represent the best match figures by an England bowler against India.

Seven Indian bowlers have captured ten or more wickets in match against England, while Eight England bowlers have  captured ten or more wickets in a match against India. MH Mankad’s 12 for 109 at Chennai  in  Feb 1952 represent the best match figures  by an Indian bowler against England, while IT Botham’s 13 for 106 at Mumbai-WS represent the best match figures by an England bowler against India.

JM Anderson holds the record for most wickets by an England bowler against India with 86 wickets to his credit, while BS Chandrashekhar with 95 wickets to his credit holds the record for most wickets by an Indian bowler against England.  Six England bowlers have  captured 50 plus  wickets  against India, while five Indian bowlers have captured 50 plus wickets against England.

APE Knott with 54 dismissals to his credit owns the record for most dismissals by an England wicket keeper against India, while MS Dhoni  with 67 dismissals to his credit  owns the record for  most dismissals  by an Indian wicket keeper against England.

There are seven occasions of England wicket keepers effecting five or more dismissals in an innings against India. RW Taylor with seven dismissals at Mumbai in Feb 1980 holds the record for most dismissals in an innings by an England wicket keeper against India. BK Kunderan is the only Indian wicket keeper to effect five dismissals in an  innings against England. He effected five dismissals in an innings at Mumbai-BS in Nov 1961

RW Taylor pf England with ten dismissals at Mumbai-WS in Feb 1980  and KS More of India with seven dismissals at Mumbai-WS in Feb 1993 own the records for most dismissals by a wicket keeper  in a match for their respective teams in the test series

AN Cook of England with 25 catches to his credit holds the record for most catches by an England fieldsman against India, while SM Gavaskar with 35 catches to his credit holds the record for most catches by an Indian fieldsman against England.

Yajurvindra Singh is the only Indian fieldsman to pouch five catches in an innings against England, while no England fieldman has pouched five catches in an innings against India. Yajurvindra Singh has taken five catches in an innings against India at Bengaluru in Jan 1977. GA Hick has pouched four catches at  Kolkata in Jan 1983 and holds the  record for most catches by an England fieldsman against India.

England batsmen have posted 150 three figure partnerships against India which include two triple-century partnerships and 14 double century partnerships. 350 runs partnership for the third wicket between IR Bell and KP Pietersen represent the highest partnership by England batsmen against India

Indian batsmen have posted 103 three figure partnerships against England which include two triple-century partnerships and 13 double century partnerships. 316 runs partnership for the third wicket between GR Viswanath and Yahspal Sharma represent the highest partnership by Indian batsmen against England

 

Pakistan’s high and Zimbabwe’s low

Pakistan won the recently concluded five-match one day series against Zimbabwe  Five- Nil to provide the 37th occasion of a team winning all the matches in a five match one day international series in the history of one day internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Mat Opposition Series Season
1 West Indies 5 v India West Indies in India 1983/84
2 West Indies 5 v New Zealand New Zealand in West Indies 1984/85
3 West Indies 5 v Pakistan Pakistan in West Indies 1987/88
4 West Indies 5 v India India in West Indies 1988/89
5 New Zealand 5 v West Indies West Indies in New Zealand 1999/00
6 England 5 v Zimbabwe England in Zimbabwe 2001/02
7 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2002/03
8 Pakistan 5 v Bangladesh Bangladesh in Pakistan 2003
9 Pakistan 5 v New Zealand New Zealand in Pakistan 2003/04
10 Sri Lanka 5 v Zimbabwe Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2004
11 Sri Lanka 5 v South Africa South Africa in Sri Lanka 2004
12 Australia 5 v New Zealand Australia in New Zealand 2004/05
13 South Africa 5 v West Indies South Africa in West Indies 2005
14 Sri Lanka 5 v England Sri Lanka in England 2006
15 Bangladesh 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2006/07
16 South Africa 5 v West Indies West Indies in South Africa 2007/08
17 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2007/08
18 Pakistan 5 v Bangladesh Bangladesh in Pakistan 2007/08
19 Australia 5 v West Indies Australia in West Indies 2008
20 India 5 v England England in India 2008/09
21 Sri Lanka 5 v Zimbabwe Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2008/09
22 Zimbabwe 5 v Kenya Zimbabwe in Kenya 2008/09
23 Australia 5 v Pakistan Pakistan in Australia 2009/10
24 South Africa 5 v West Indies South Africa in West Indies 2010
25 India 5 v New Zealand New Zealand in India 2010/11
26 India 5 v England England in India 2011/12
27 Australia 5 v West Indies West Indies in Australia 2012/13
28 India 5 v Zimbabwe India in Zimbabwe 2013
29 India 5 v Sri Lanka Sri Lanka in India 2014/15
30 Bangladesh 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2014/15
31 South Africa 5 v Australia Australia in South Africa 2016/17
32 South Africa 5 v Sri Lanka Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016/17
33 India 5 v Sri Lanka India in Sri Lanka 2017
34 Pakistan 5 v Sri Lanka Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017/18
34 New Zealand 5 v Pakistan Pakistan in New Zealand 2017/18
36 England 5 v Australia Australia in England 2018
37 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Pakistan has won most bilateral one day five-match series – to be exact seven series. All such series are tabulated below

No Team Mat Opposition Series Season
1 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2002/03
2 Pakistan 5 v Bangladesh Bangladesh in Pakistan 2003
3 Pakistan 5 v New Zealand New Zealand in Pakistan 2003/04
4 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2007/08
5 Pakistan 5 v Bangladesh Bangladesh in Pakistan 2007/08
6 Pakistan 5 v Sri Lanka Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017/18
7 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Zimbabwe has lost most bilateral one day five-match series – to be exact nine series. All such series are tabulated below

No Team Mat Opposition Series Season
1 England 5 v Zimbabwe England in Zimbabwe 2001/02
2 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2002/03
3 Sri Lanka 5 v Zimbabwe Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2004
4 Bangladesh 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2006/07
5 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2007/08
6 Sri Lanka 5 v Zimbabwe Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2008/09
7 India 5 v Zimbabwe India in Zimbabwe 2013
8 Bangladesh 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2014/15
9 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Pakistan has won three bilateral one day five-match series against Zimbabwe. All such series are tabulated below

No Team Mat Opposition Series Season
1 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2002/03
2 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2007/08
3 Pakistan 5 v Zimbabwe Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

 

 

 

HMRKB Herath’s speicials

HMRKB Herath’s six for 98 in the just concluded test against South Africa at Col-SSC represents his  34th five wicket haul in an innings. He became the fifth bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 34 plus five wicket hauls. Others are – M Muralidharan {67}, SK Warne (37}, RJ Hadlee {36} and A Kumble {35}. The following table furnishes the performance of these five bowlers

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5
1 M Muralitharan Srl 133 230 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 67
2 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 37
3 RJ Hadlee NZl 86 150 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 36
4 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35
5 HMRKB Herath Srl 92 168 25705 12020 430 9/127 14/184 27.95 34

The following table lists the 34 five wicket  hauls of HMRKB Herath arranged chronologically

No Overs M Runs W Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 35.0 5 99 5 5 3 v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 12 Jul 2009
2 46.0 6 157 5 3 3 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2009
3 48.0 9 139 5 4 4 v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009
4 33.0 2 121 5 3 1 v India Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
5 23.0 3 79 5 3 3 v Australia Galle 31 Aug 2011
6 52.0 11 157 7 4 3 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 16 Sep 2011
7 30.3 7 79 5 5 4 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2011
8 19.0 5 74 6 3 2 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
9 38.0 9 97 6 3 4 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
10 53.0 9 133 6 3 2 v England Colombo (PSS) 03 Apr 2012
11 30.0 5 65 5 4 1 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
12 18.0 3 43 6 3 3 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
13 49.0 10 103 6 4 1 v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 25 Nov 2012
14 21.5 2 95 5 6 3 v Australia Hobart 14 Dec 2012
15 28.3 6 68 5 5 1 v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013
16 36.0 9 89 7 3 3 v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013
17 38.1 8 125 5 1 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
18 45.0 30 40 5 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
19 30.2 11 48 6 1 3 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
20 33.1 3 127 9 3 2 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
21 22.1 2 57 5 3 4 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
22 21.0 6 48 7 2 4 v India Galle 12 Aug 2015
23 33.0 9 68 6 3 2 v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015
24 33.3 16 54 5 2 4 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016
25 38.1 11 81 6 3 2 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
26 18.1 3 64 7 1 4 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
27 26.0 4 89 5 2 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
28 23.0 6 63 8 2 4 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
29 20.2 5 59 6 3 4 v Bangladesh Galle 07 Mar 2017
30 32.0 4 116 5 3 1 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
31 39.1 5 133 6 2 3 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
32 40.0 12 93 5 5 2 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017
33 21.4 4 43 6 2 4 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017
34 32.5 5 98 6 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

His 6 for 98  against South Africa in the just concluded test was his third five wicket haul against South Africa. All the  three  occasions are listed below. His 6 for 98 represent  his best innings performance against South Africa

No Overs M Runs W Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 30.3 7 79 5 5 4 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2011
2 45.0 30 40 5 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
3 32.5 5 98 6 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

HMRKB Herath’s six for 98 in the just concluded test against South Africa at Col-SSC represents his 25th five wicket haul in an innings in Sri Lanka’s winning tests. He became the third bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 25 plus five wicket hauls  in a team’s winning tests. Others are – M Muralidharan {67}, SK Warne (37}, RJ Hadlee {36} and A Kumble {35}. The following table furnishes the performance of these five bowlers

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5
1 M Muralitharan Srl 54 107 18725 7088 438 9/51 16/220 16.18 41
2 SK Warne Aus 92 180 26133 11461 510 8/71 11/77 22.47 27
3 HMRKB Herath Srl 38 75 10543 4577 243 9/127 14/184 18.83 25

The following table lists the 25 five wicket hauls of HMRKB Herath in Sri Lanka’s  winning  tests  arranged chronologically

No Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 35.0 5 99 5 3 v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 12 Jul 2009
2 48.0 9 139 5 4 v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009
3 30.3 7 79 5 4 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2011
4 19.0 5 74 6 2 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
5 38.0 9 97 6 4 v England Galle 26 Mar 2012
6 30.0 5 65 5 1 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
7 18.0 3 43 6 3 v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012
8 28.3 6 68 5 1 v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013
9 36.0 9 89 7 3 v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013
10 30.2 11 48 6 3 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
11 33.1 3 127 9 2 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
12 22.1 2 57 5 4 v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
13 21.0 6 48 7 4 v India Galle 12 Aug 2015
14 33.0 9 68 6 2 v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015
15 33.3 16 54 5 4 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016
16 38.1 11 81 6 2 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
17 18.1 3 64 7 4 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
18 26.0 4 89 5 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
19 23.0 6 63 8 4 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
20 20.2 5 59 6 4 v Bangladesh Galle 07 Mar 2017
21 32.0 4 116 5 1 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
22 39.1 5 133 6 3 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
23 40.0 12 93 5 2 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017
24 21.4 4 43 6 4 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017
25 32.5 5 98 6 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

 

Pakistan posts the highest team total losing minimum wickets in one day internationals

Pakistan posted a team total of 399 for one against Zimbabwe on 20 Jul 18 to provide the fifth occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs losing minimum wickets. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Pakistan 399/1 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 India 362/1 43.3 2 v Australia Jaipur 16 Oct 2013
3 Sri Lanka 348/1 50.0 1 v India Kingston 02 Jul 2013
4 Sri Lanka 332/1 50.0 1 v Bangladesh Melbourne 26 Feb 2015
5 Sri Lanka 312/1 47.2 2 v England Wellington 01 Mar 2015

Pakistan’s total represents the highest total by a team losing minimum wickets in the history of one-day games. The previous best was India’s 362 for one against Australia at Jaipur on 16 Oct 13. Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Pakistan 399/1 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 India 362/1 43.3 2 v Australia Jaipur 16 Oct 2013

Pakistan’s total represents the highest total by a team in the first innings of a one-day game losing minimum wickets in the history of one-day games. The previous best was Sri Lanka’s 348 for one against India at Kingston on 02 Jul 13. Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Pakistan 399/1 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 Sri Lanka 348/1 50.0 1 v India Kingston 02 Jul 2013

Pakistan’s highest team total with minimum wickets was 251 for one against Australia at Rawalpindi on 22 Oct 94 prior to its posting of 399 for one against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 20 Jul 18. There are five occasions of Pakistan posting a total of 200 plus runs with the fall of minimum wickets. All such occasions are listed below.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Pakistan 399/1 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 Pakistan 251/1 39.0 2 v Australia Rawalpindi 22 Oct 1994
3 Pakistan 242/1 47.3 2 v New Zealand Manchester 16 Jun 1999
4 Pakistan 234/1 44.0 2 v Sri Lanka Gujranwala 29 Sep 1995
5 Pakistan 219/1 26.2 2 v India Lahore 02 Oct 1997

There are 17 occasions of Pakistan posting a team total for the loss of one wicket. All such occasions are listed below. It is noted with interest that  Pakistan’s 399 for one in this game is the very first occasion of it posting a team total with the loss of one wicket in the first innings of a game. The remaining 16 occasions were on second innings of a game.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Pakistan 399/1 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 Pakistan 251/1 39.0 2 v Australia Rawalpindi 22 Oct 1994
3 Pakistan 242/1 47.3 2 v New Zealand Manchester 16 Jun 1999
4 Pakistan 234/1 44.0 2 v Sri Lanka Gujranwala 29 Sep 1995
5 Pakistan 219/1 26.2 2 v India Lahore 02 Oct 1997
6 Pakistan 196/1 28.4 2 v Zimbabwe Lahore 01 Nov 1996
7 Pakistan 195/1 43.2 2 v Sri Lanka Nairobi (Gym) 08 Oct 2000
8 Pakistan 195/1 36.0 2 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 16 Jul 2018
9 Pakistan 169/1 30.2 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 03 Aug 1994
10 Pakistan 146/1 23.1 2 v U.A.E. Sharjah 17 Apr 1994
11 Pakistan 142/1 16.2 2 v Netherlands Colombo (SSC) 21 Sep 2002
12 Pakistan 136/1 24.2 2 v Bangladesh Dhaka 12 Jan 1998
13 Pakistan 112/1 18.0 2 v U.A.E. Gujranwala 24 Feb 1996
14 Pakistan 105/1 20.2 2 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 23 Oct 2017
15 Pakistan 69/1 9.5 2 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 18 Jul 2018
16 Pakistan 46/1 7.0 2 v England Cardiff 30 Aug 2006
17 Pakistan 44/1 12.0 1 v Australia Karachi 22 Oct 1982

 

KA Maharaj of South Africa became the fourth bowler in the history of test cricket to witness his nine wicket haul in an innings in losing cause.

KA Maharaj of South Africa became the fourth bowler in the history of test cricket to witness his nine-wicket haul in an innings in losing cause. His 9 for 129 against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in the just concluded test went in vain as Sri Lanka romped home with a 199 run victory. The following table lists all the four bowlers with their performances

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SP Gupte 34.3 11 102 9 1 Ind Win Kanpur 12 Dec 1958
2 JM Noreiga 49.4 16 095 9 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
3 N Kapil Dev 30.3 06 083 9 3 Ind Win Ahmedabad 12 Nov 1983
4 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Col-SSC 20 Jul 2018

 

One day internationals witness the fourth 300 plus runs partnership

One day international games witnessed the fourth 300 plus runs partnership when Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq of Pakistan added 304 runs for the first wicket against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 20 Jul 18. All the four occasions are tabulated below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Gayle, MN Samuels 2 372 1 Win Zim Canberra 24 Feb 2015
2 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar 2 331 1 Ind NZl Hyd-LBS 08 Nov 1999
3 R Dravid, SC Ganguly 2 318 1 Ind Srl Taunton 26 May 1999
4 Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq 1 304 1 Pak Zim Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018

This partnership represents record partnership for the opening wicket in the history of one-day internationals. It was an improvement over the 286 runs partnership between ST Jayasuriya and WU Tharanga of Sri Lanka against England at Leeds on 01 Jul 06.  Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq 1 304 1 Pak Zim Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018
2 ST Jayasuriya, WU Tharanga 1 286 2 Srl Eng Leeds 01 Jul 2006

 

KA Maharaj of South Africa joins the list of bowler’s whose twelve plus wickets in a test have gone in vain

KA Maharaj of South Africa captured 12 wickets conceding 283 runs – 9 for 129 and 3 for 154 –a in the just concluded test against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC. His effort was in a losing cause as South Africa lost the test by 278 runs. It provides the 14th occasion of a bowler’s 12 plus wicket haul in a losing cause in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below   

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CTB Turner 88.0×4 50 87 12 Aus Eng Sydney 10 Feb 1888
2 T Richardson 110.3×5 39 244 13 Eng Aus Manchester 16 Jul 1896
3 H Trumble 65.0×5 19 89 12 Aus Eng The Oval 10 Aug 1896
4 SF Barnes 80.1 22 163 13 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
5 H Trumble 64.5 17 173 12 Aus Eng The Oval 11 Aug 1902
6 AK Davidson 77.4 30 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
7 AME Roberts 42.3 11 121 12 Win Ind Chennai 11 Jan 1975
8 G Dymock 63.4 12 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
9 MG Hughes 73.1 16 217 13 Aus Win Perth 02 Dec 1988
10 SK Warne 69.0 25 128 12 Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 1994
11 J Srinath 46.0 10 132 13 Ind Pak Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
12 DL Vettori 60.0 19 149 12 NZl Aus Auckland 11 Mar 2000
13 JJ Krejza 74.5 04 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
14 KA Maharaj 81.1 14 283 12 SAF Srl Col-SSC 20 Jul 2018

It also provides the tenth occasion of a bowler’s exact twelve wicket haul in a losing cause in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CTB Turner 88.0×4 50 87 12 Aus Eng Sydney 10 Feb 1888
2 H Trumble 65.0×5 19 89 12 Aus Eng The Oval 10 Aug 1896
3 H Trumble 64.5 17 173 12 Aus Eng The Oval 11 Aug 1902
4 AK Davidson 77.4 30 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
5 AME Roberts 42.3 11 121 12 Win Ind Chennai 11 Jan 1975
6 G Dymock 63.4 12 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
7 SK Warne 69.0 25 128 12 Aus SAF Sydney 02 Jan 1994
8 DL Vettori 60.0 19 149 12 NZl Aus Auckland 11 Mar 2000
9 JJ Krejza 74.5 04 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
10 KA Maharaj 81.1 14 283 12 SAF Srl Col-SSC 20 Jul 2018

The following are the four bowlers whose exact 13 wicket hauls have gone in vain. J Srinath’s 13 for 132 against Pakistan at Kolkata represent the best bowling figures in a losing cause.

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 T Richardson 110.3×5 39 244 13 Eng Aus Manchester 16 Jul 1896
2 SF Barnes 80.1 22 163 13 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1902
3 MG Hughes 73.1 16 217 13 Aus Win Perth 02 Dec 1988
4 J Srinath 46.0 10 132 13 Ind Pak Kolkata 16 Feb 1999

There are four occasions of a bowler conceding 200 plus runs while capturing 12 or more wickets in a test which have gone in vain. All such occasions are listed below. KA Maharaj’s 12 for 283 represent the  second most expensive bowling figures with 12 plus  wickets  in a losing cause

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 MG Hughes 73.1 16 217 13 Aus Win Perth 02 Dec 1988
2 T Richardson 110.3×5 39 244 13 Eng Aus Manchester 16 Jul 1896
3 KA Maharaj 81.1 14 283 12 SAF Srl Col-SSC 20 Jul 2018
4 JJ Krejza 74.5 04 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur 06 Nov 2008

KA Maharaj is the first South African bowler to witness his 12 wicket haul going in vain and it was Sri Lanka’s first ever test win when  a bowler had captured 12 plus wickets

HMRKB Herath becomes the second bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 100 wickets while sharing the new ball as a spinner

HMRKB Herath captured two wickets in the fourth innings of the ongoing test against South Africa at Col-SSC in the just concluded test which game him 100 wickets while sharing the new ball. He became the second spin bowler to capture 100 plus wickets while sharing the new ball as a spin bowler after R Ashwin of India. R Aswhin has an aggregate ot 110 wickets. The performances of these two bowlers are tabulated below.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 R Ashwin Ind 25 31 4502 2181 110 7/66 12/098 19.82 12 4
2 HMRKB Herath Srl 22 27 3992 1758 100 8/63 13/145 17.58 10 5

The following table lists the performance of HMRKB Herath while sharing the new ball as a spinner

No O M Runs W Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 9.0 0 37 1 2 4 v England Colombo (PSS) 03 Apr 2012
2 38.1 8 125 5 1 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
3 22.0 2 84 2 2 3 v South Africa Galle 16 Jul 2014
4 45.0 17 71 4 2 2 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
5 45.0 30 40 5 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
6 30.2 11 48 6 1 3 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
7 4.2 0 30 0 1 4 v Pakistan Galle 17 Jun 2015
8 21.0 6 48 7 2 4 v India Galle 12 Aug 2015
9 29.0 4 96 0 2 3 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
10 22.0 5 79 4 2 3 v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015
11 10.0 3 18 0 1 4 v England Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016
12 25.0 8 49 4 2 2 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016
13 33.3 16 54 5 2 4 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016
14 11.0 2 35 4 2 2 v Australia Galle 04 Aug 2016
15 19.1 1 74 2 1 4 v Australia Galle 04 Aug 2016
16 18.1 3 64 7 1 4 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
17 30.0 13 38 3 2 4 v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016
18 26.0 4 89 5 2 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
19 23.0 6 63 8 2 4 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
20 24.5 2 75 3 2 4 v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 15 Mar 2017
21 39.1 5 133 6 2 3 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
22 42.0 7 154 4 2 1 v India Colombo (SSC) 03 Aug 2017
23 21.4 4 43 6 2 4 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017
24 28.0 6 80 2 1 3 v Bangladesh Chittagong 31 Jan 2018
25 19.0 5 39 2 1 2 v South Africa Galle 12 Jul 2018
26 14.0 4 38 3 1 4 v South Africa Galle 12 Jul 2018
27 15.0 1 54 2 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

HMRKB Herath  has ten five wicket hauls while sharing the new ball as a spinner. He is the second bowler to have ten or more five wicket hauls after R Ashwin. R Ashwin has 12 five wicket hauls to his credit while opening the bowling as a spinner. The following table lists the  ten five  wicket hauls of HMRKB Herath.

No O M Runs W Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 38.1 8 125 5 1 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 16 Jan 2014
2 45.0 30 40 5 1 4 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
3 30.2 11 48 6 1 3 v Pakistan Galle 06 Aug 2014
4 21.0 6 48 7 2 4 v India Galle 12 Aug 2015
5 33.3 16 54 5 2 4 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016
6 18.1 3 64 7 1 4 v Australia Colombo (SSC) 13 Aug 2016
7 26.0 4 89 5 2 2 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
8 23.0 6 63 8 2 4 v Zimbabwe Harare 06 Nov 2016
9 39.1 5 133 6 2 3 v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017
10 21.4 4 43 6 2 4 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017

 

 

 

KA Maharaj of South Africa joins the elite club of bowlers who have captured nine wickets in a test innings

KA Maharaj of South Africa captured nine wickets  conceding 129 runs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing test at Col-SSC to  provide the seventeenth occasion of a bowler capturing nine wickets in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. He became the sixteenth bowler to accomplish the feat. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GA Lohmann 14.2×5 6 28 9 2 Eng SAF Johannesburg 02 Mar 1896
2 SF Barnes 38.4 7 103 9 3 Eng SAF Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
3 AA Mailey 47.0 8 121 9 3 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
4 JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 2 Eng Aus Manchester 26 Jul 1956
5 HJ Tayfield 37.0 11 113 9 4 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
6 SP Gupte 34.3 11 102 9 1 Ind Win Kanpur 12 Dec 1958
7 JM Patel 35.5 16 69 9 2 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
8 JM Noreiga 49.4 16 95 9 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
9 Sarfraz Nawaz 35.4×8 7 86 9 4 Pak Aus Melbourne 10 Mar 1979
10 N Kapil Dev 30.3 6 83 9 3 Ind Win Ahmedabad 12 Nov 1983
11 RJ Hadlee 23.4 4 52 9 1 NZl Aus Brisbane 08 Nov 1985
12 Abdul Qadir 37.0 13 56 9 1 Pak Eng Lahore 25 Nov 1987
13 DE Malcolm 16.3 2 57 9 3 Eng SAF The Oval 18 Aug 1994
14 M Muralitharan 54.2 27 65 9 3 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998
15 M Muralitharan 40.0 19 51 9 1 Srl Zim Kandy 04 Jan 2002
16 HMRKB Herath 33.1 3 127 9 2 Srl Pak Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
17 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

KA Maharaj of South Africa captured nine  wickets  conceding 129 runs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing test at Col-SSC to  provide the second South African bowler capturing nine wickets in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.HJ Tayfield was the other bowler to  perform such a feat. He had captured nine for 113 against England at  Johannesburg in Fev 1957. Thus it took 61 years for KA Maharaj to emulate HJ Tayfield to become the second South African bowler to capture nine wickets in a test innings.

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HJ Tayfield 37.0 11 113 9 4 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
2 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

KA Maharaj became the sixth bowler in the annals of test cricket  to  capture nine wickets in an innings conceding 100 plus runs. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SP Gupte 34.3 11 102 9 1 Ind Win Kanpur 12 Dec 1958
2 SF Barnes 38.4 7 103 9 3 Eng SAF Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
3 HJ Tayfield 37.0 11 113 9 4 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
5 AA Mailey 47.0 8 121 9 3 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
6 HMRKB Herath 33.1 3 127 9 2 Srl Pak Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
6 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

KA Maharaj of South Africa captured nine wickets conceding 129 runs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing test at Col-SSC to  provide the eleventh occasion of a spin bowler capturing nine wickets in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. He became the tenth spin bowler to accomplish the feat. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AA Mailey 47.0 8 121 9 3 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
2 JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 2 Eng Aus Manchester 26 Jul 1956
3 HJ Tayfield 37.0 11 113 9 4 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
4 SP Gupte 34.3 11 102 9 1 Ind Win Kanpur 12 Dec 1958
5 JM Patel 35.5 16 69 9 2 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
6 JM Noreiga 49.4 16 95 9 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
7 Abdul Qadir 37.0 13 56 9 1 Pak Eng Lahore 25 Nov 1987
8 M Muralitharan 54.2 27 65 9 3 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998
9 M Muralitharan 40.0 19 51 9 1 Srl Zim Kandy 04 Jan 2002
10 HMRKB Herath 33.1 3 127 9 2 Srl Pak Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
11 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018

Col-SSC became  the fifth ground in the annals of test cricket to witness two or more bowlers capturing nine  wickets  in a test innings. Others are – Johannesburg {03}, Kanpur  {02}, Melbourne {02} and The Oval {02}

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GA Lohmann 14.2×5 6 28 9 2 Eng SAF Johannesburg 02 Mar 1896
2 SF Barnes 38.4 7 103 9 3 Eng SAF Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
3 HJ Tayfield 37.0 11 113 9 4 SAF Eng Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
                     
1 HMRKB Herath 33.1 3 127 9 2 Srl Pak Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014
2 KA Maharaj 41.1 10 129 9 1 SAF Srl Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018
                     
1 SP Gupte 34.3 11 102 9 1 Ind Win Kanpur 12 Dec 1958
2 JM Patel 35.5 16 69 9 2 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
                     
1 AA Mailey 47.0 8 121 9 3 Aus Eng Melbourne 11 Feb 1921
2 Sarfraz Nawaz 35.4×8 7 86 9 4 Pak Aus Melbourne 10 Mar 1979
                     
1 DE Malcolm 16.3 2 57 9 3 Eng SAF The Oval 18 Aug 1994
2 M Muralitharan 54.2 27 65 9 3 Srl Eng The Oval 27 Aug 1998

 

Third One day at Leeds – England won by eight wickets  

JE Root and EJG Morgan added 186 runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket against India in this game to provide the 32nd occasion of  England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India in one-day games. It also provides the seventh occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in one-day games. All such occasions are tabulated

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 EJG Morgan, JE Root 3 186* 2 v India Leeds 17 Jul 2018
2 IR Bell, AJ Strauss 3 170 2 v India Bengaluru 27 Feb 2011
3 DI Gower, AJ Lamb 3 159 1 v India The Oval 04 Jun 1982
4 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 v India Mumbai 05 Nov 1987
5 DI Gower, AJ Lamb 3 115 2 v India Manchester 26 May 1986
6 EJG Morgan, JE Root 3 103 1 v India Lord’s 14 Jul 2018
7 KP Pietersen, IJL Trott 3 101 1 v India Mohali 20 Oct 2011

JE Root and EJG Morgan added 186  runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket against India in this game to provide the record partnership by  England batsmen against India in one-day games. The previous best was 170 runs partnership between IR Bell and AJ Strauss at Bengaluru on 27 Feb 11. Both the occasions are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 EJG Morgan, JE Root 3 186* 2 v India Leeds 17 Jul 2018
2 IR Bell, AJ Strauss 3 170 2 v India Bengaluru 27 Feb 2011

JE Root and EJG Morgan added 186  runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket against India in this game to provide the record partnership by  England batsmen against India in England in one-day games. The previous best was 159 runs partnership between IR Bell and AJ Lamb at The Oval on 04 Jun 82. Both the occasions are listed below. Thus  JE Root and EJG Morgan bettered the 36-year-old partnership.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 EJG Morgan, JE Root 3 186* 2 v India Leeds 17 Jul 2018
2 DI Gower, AJ Lamb 3 159 1 v India The Oval 04 Jun 1982

EJG Morgan and JE Root scored 88 not out and 100 not out in this game to provide the 44th and 41st occasion of these two batsmen scoring fifties in one day games. EJG Morgan and JE Root are the only two England batsmen who have scored 40 plus fifties in one day internationals. EJG Morgan’s 88 not out in this game represent his 27th fifty while leading England in ODIs.

V Kohli scored 71 in this game which represents his  26th fifty while leading India. His run aggregated as  India’s captain in one day games read 3059 at the end of this game. He joined the select band of Indian captains who have scored 3000 plus runs in one-day games to become the fourth captain. Others are – MS Dhoni {6633}, M Azharuddin {5239} and SC Ganguly {5082}, He also became the 19th captain in the history of one day games to aggregate 3000 plus runs.

This game witnessed rival skippers scoring fifties – V Kohli {71} and EJG Morgan {88 not out} to provide the 156th occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in the history of one day games and also provide the ninth such occasion in England-India one day series.

JE Root of England scored two centuries in this series – 113 at Lord’s and 100 not out at Leeds to provide the  93rd   occasion of a batsman scoring two centuries in a bilateral series in the annals of one-day games. His feat also provides the 13th occasion of an England batsman accomplishing such a feat. It also provides the 15th occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat against  India in one day games. JE Root became the first England batsman scoring two centuries in a bilateral series against India.

JE Root of England scored two centuries in this series – 113 at Lord’s and 100 not out at Leeds to provide the third occasion of his scoring two centuries in a bilateral series. The other two occasions are – against New Zealand in England 2015 and against South Africa in South Africa. He now holds the England record for most occasions of achieving such a feat. Other batsmen who have achieved such a feat  on two occasions are JM Bairstow, KP Pietersen and JJ Roy

JE Root became the ninth batsman to score two or more centuries on two or more occasions in the annals of one-day games. The following table lists all such occasions. All such occasions are tabulated below. JE Root becomes the first England batsman to accomplish to such a feat.

No No Player Team Oppn Venue Season C
1 1 V Kohli             Ind Srl Srl 2012 2
  2 V Kohli             Ind Aus Ind 2013/14 2
  3 V Kohli             Ind Aus Aus 2015/16 2
  4 V Kohli             Ind Srl Srl 2017 2
  5 V Kohli             Ind NZl Ind 2017/18 2
  6 V Kohli             Ind RSA RSA 2017/18 3
               
2 1 HM Amla             RSA Win Win 2010 2
  2 HM Amla             RSA Zim RSA 2010/11 2
  3 HM Amla             RSA Srl RSA 2014 2
  4 HM Amla             RSA Win RSA 2014/15 2
               
3 1 Q de Kock             RSA Ind RSA 2013/14 3
  2 Q de Kock             RSA Ind Ind 2015/16 2
  3 Q de Kock             RSA Eng RSA 2015/16 2
               
4 1 AB de Villiers             RSA Ind RSA 2009/10 2
  2 AB de Villiers             RSA Zim RSA 2010/11 2
  3 AB de Villiers             RSA Ind RSA 2015/16 3
               
5 1 CH Gayle             Win Ind Win 2002/03 3
  2 CH Gayle             Win Zim Win 2003/04 2
  3 CH Gayle             Win Pak UAE 2008/09 2
               
6 1 DL Haynes             Win Aus Win 1983/84 3
  2 DL Haynes             Win NZl Win 1984/85 2
  3 DL Haynes             Win Ind Win 1988/89 2
               
7 1 JE Root             Eng NZl Eng 2015 2
  2 JE Root             Eng Eng RSA 2015/16 2
  3 JE Root             Eng Ind Eng 2018 2
               
8 1 RG Sharma             Ind Aus Ind 2013/14 2
  2 RG Sharma             Ind Aus Aus 2015/16 2
  3 RG Sharma             Ind Srl Ind 2017 2
               
9 1 LRPL Taylor             NZl Ind Ind 2013/14 2
  2 LRPL Taylor             NZl Eng Eng 2015 2
  3 LRPL Taylor             NZl Eng NZl 2017/18 2

JE Root of England scored two centuries in this series – 113 at Lord’s and 100 not out at Leeds to provide the  49th    occasion of a batsman scoring two centuries at home in a bilateral series in the annals of one-day games. His feat also provides the 13th occasion of an England batsman accomplishing such a feat. It also provides the 15th occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat against  India in one-day games. JE Root became the first England batsman scoring two centuries in a bilateral series against India.

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