RR Pant earns a dubious distinction

RR Pant of India earned a dubious distinction in this test. He faced 29 deliveries and scored a duck in India’s innings against England in the ongoing test at Southampton. He earned the distinction of becoming the wicketkeeper-batsman to face most deliveries without scoring in the annals of test cricket. The previous record in this category of statistics was credited to JC Buttler of England who had faced 22 deliveries without scoring against West Indies at North Sound in Apr 2015.  JC Buttler is keeping wickets for England in this test. The following are the three wickets keeper who has faced 20 plus deliveries without scoring in the annals of test cricket’

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RR Pant 0 29 2 Ind Eng Southampton 30 Aug 2018
2 JC Buttler 0 22 1 Eng Win North Sound 13 Apr 2015
3 D Williams 0 21 4 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1992

V Kohli completes the 6000 test runs

V Kohli of India completed 6000 runs in tests when he was on 6 during the course of his knock of 46 against England in the ongoing test at Southhampton. At the end of his innings, his run aggregate read 6040. He became the 66th batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 6000 plus runs and the tenth Indian batsman to reach the landmark,  The following table lists all the ten batsmen.

No Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
1 SR Tendulkar 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14
2 R Dravid 1996-2012 163 284 32 13265 270 52.63 36 63 07
3 SM Gavaskar 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
4 VVS Laxman 1996-2012 134 225 34 08781 281 45.97 17 56 14
5 V Sehwag 2001-2013 103 178 06 08503 319 49.43 23 31 16
6 SC Ganguly 1996-2008 113 188 17 07212 239 42.17 16 35 13
7 DB Vengsarkar 1976-1992 116 185 22 06868 166 42.13 17 35 15
8 M Azharuddin 1984-2000 099 147 09 06215 199 45.03 22 21 05
9 GR Viswanath 1969-1983 091 155 10 06080 222 41.93 14 35 10
10 V Kohli 2011-2018 070 119 08 06040 243 54.41 23 18 06

England batsman batting at number eight scoring a fifty in a test innings against India

SM Curran of England scored 78 against India in the ongoing test at Southampton to provide the 17th occasion of an England batsman batting at number eight scoring a fifty in a test innings against India. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RWV Robins 76 2 v India Manchester 25 Jul 1936
2 R Swetman 65 2 v India The Oval 20 Aug 1959
3 RA Hutton 81 1 v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971
4 CM Old 52 2 v India Kolkata 01 Jan 1977
5 DL Bairstow 59 3 v India The Oval 30 Aug 1979
6 PH Edmonds 64 1 v India Lord’s 10 Jun 1982
7 C White 53 1 v India Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
8 C White 94* 2 v India Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
9 MJ Prior 53* 1 v India Chennai 11 Dec 2008
10 SCJ Broad 74* 3 v India Lord’s 21 Jul 2011
11 TT Bresnan 90 3 v India Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
12 TT Bresnan 53* 2 v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
13 JC Buttler 70 2 v India Manchester 07 Aug 2014
14 H Hameed 59* 3 v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016
15 LA Dawson 66* 1 v India Chennai 16 Dec 2016
16 SM Curran 63 3 v India Birmingham 01 Aug 2018
17 SM Curran 78 1 v India Southampton 30 Aug 2018

SM Curran of England scored 78 against India in the ongoing test at Southampton to provide the 13th  occasion of an England batsman batting at number eight scoring a fifty in a test innings against India in England. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RWV Robins 76 2 v India Manchester 25 Jul 1936
2 R Swetman 65 2 v India The Oval 20 Aug 1959
3 RA Hutton 81 1 v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971
4 DL Bairstow 59 3 v India The Oval 30 Aug 1979
5 PH Edmonds 64 1 v India Lord’s 10 Jun 1982
6 C White 53 1 v India Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
7 C White 94* 2 v India Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
7 SCJ Broad 74* 3 v India Lord’s 21 Jul 2011
8 TT Bresnan 90 3 v India Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
10 TT Bresnan 53* 2 v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011
11 JC Buttler 70 2 v India Manchester 07 Aug 2014
12 SM Curran 63 3 v India Birmingham 01 Aug 2018
13 SM Curran 78 1 v India Southampton 30 Aug 2018

SM Curran’s 78 in this test provides the second occasion of his scoring a fifty while batting at number eight against India. The other occasion was at Birmingham test which has a start date of 01 Aug 2018 in which he had made 63. SM Curran became the third England batsman to score the fifties while batting at number eight on two occasions against India. Others are  C White and TT Bresnan. The following table lists the fifties scored by these three batsmen.

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 C White 53 1 v India Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
2 C White 94* 2 v India Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
             
1 SM Curran 63 3 v India Birmingham 01 Aug 2018
2 SM Curran 78 1 v India Southampton 30 Aug 2018
             
1 TT Bresnan 90 3 v India Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
2 TT Bresnan 53* 2 v India Birmingham 10 Aug 2011

 

England losing six wickets in a test innings for 90 and less than 90 runs

England scoreboard read six for 80 in the first innings in the ongoing test against India at Southampton to provide the eleventh occasion of England losing its six wickets for 90 and less than 90 runs in a test innings against India. All such occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the second occasion of England losing its six wickets for 90 and less than 90 runs against India in the first innings of a test. The other occasion was at Nottingham in Jul 2011 when  England had lost its six wickets for 88 runs.

No FoW Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 6/50 4 v India Mumbai 27 Nov 1981
2 6/61 4 v India Bengaluru 28 Jan 1977
3 6/63 2 v India Leeds 19 Jun 1986
4 6/65 3 v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971
5 6/80 2 v India Lord’s 18 Jun 1959
6 6/80 2 v India Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2012
7 6/86 3 v India Birmingham 01 Aug 2018
8 6/86 1 v India Southampton 30 Aug 2018
9 6/88 1 v India Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
10 6/89 2 v India Kolkata 29 Jan 1993
11 6/90 4 v India Leeds 19 Jun 1986

I Sharma joins the elite club of Indian bowlers who have captured 250 plus wickets in tests

I Sharma captured his  250th wicket in tests when he had England captain JE Root leg before the wicket for 4 in England’s first innings in the ongoing test against India at Southampton. At the end of the first day’s play, his tally read 251 wickets. I  Sharma became the seventh Indian bowler to capture 250 plus test wickets. All such occasions  are listed below

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
2 N Kapil Dev 131 227 27740 12867 434 09/83 11/146 29.64 23 2
3 Harbhajan Singh 103 190 28580 13537 417 08/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
4 R Ashwin 062 115 17248 08286 326 07/59 13/140 25.41 26 7
5 Z Khan 092 165 18785 10247 311 07/87 10/149 32.94 11 1
6 BS Bedi 067 118 21364 07637 266 07/98 10/194 28.71 14 1
7 I Sharma 086 152 16254 08782 251 07/74 10/108 34.98 08 1

I Sharma became the third Indian pace bowler to capture 250 plus test wickets after N Kapil Dev and Z Khan. The performance of these three bowlers is furnished below.

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 N Kapil Dev 131 227 27740 12867 434 09/83 11/146 29.64 23 2
2 Z Khan 092 165 18785 10247 311 07/87 10/149 32.94 11 1
3 I Sharma 086 152 16254 08782 251 07/74 10/108 34.98 08 1

 

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