India carves its 49th win on away soil by winning the Melbourne test against Australia

India won the Melbourne test against Australia by 137 runs to carve its 49th win on away soil. The breakup of these 49 wins are thus  – by less than 100 runs margin  – 09 occasions, by more than 100 runs  margin  – 13 occasions, by wickets margin  – 16 occasions, and by innings margin – 11 occasions

The nine occasions of winning by less than 100 runs are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 031 runs v Australia Adelaide 06 Dec 2018
2 India won 037 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Apr 2002
3 India Won 049 runs v West Indies Kingston 30 Jun 2006
4 India won 059 runs v Australia Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
5 India won 063 runs v West Indies Kingston 20 Jun 2011
6 India won 063 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Jan 2018
7 India won 072 runs v Australia Perth 16 Jan 2008
8 India won 087 runs v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2010
9 India won 095 runs v England Lord’s 17 Jul 2014

The thirteen occasions of winning my more than 100 runs are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 113 runs v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Jan 2010
2 India won 117 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015
3 India won 123 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006
4 India won 137 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2018
5 India won 170 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
6 India won 203 runs v England Nottingham 18 Aug 2018
7 India won 222 runs v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
8 India won 235 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
9 India won 237 runs v West Indies Gros Islet 09 Aug 2016
10 India won 272 runs v New Zealand Auckland 07 Mar 1968
11 India won 278 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
12 India won 279 runs v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
13 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017

The following table lists the sixteen occasions of India winning a test on away soil by wickets margin

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 04 wickets v England The Oval 19 Aug 1971
2 India Won 04 wickets v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
3 India won 05 wickets v New Zealand Dunedin 15 Feb 1968
4 India won 05 wickets v England Lord’s 05 Jun 1986
5 India won 05 wickets v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
6 India won 06 wickets v West Indies Port of Spain 07 Apr 1976
7 India won 07 wickets v West Indies Port of Spain 06 Mar 1971
8 India won 07 wickets v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
9 India won 07 wickets v England Nottingham 27 Jul 2007
10 India won 08 wickets v New Zealand Wellington 29 Feb 1968
11 India won 08 wickets v New Zealand Auckland 24 Jan 1976
12 India won 08 wickets v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 07 Jun 2001
13 India won 09 wickets v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Nov 2000
14 India won 10 wickets v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Sep 2005
15 India won 10 wickets v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Mar 2009
16 India won 10 wickets v Bangladesh Dhaka 24 Jan 2010

The following table lists the eleven occasions of India winning a test on away soil by an innings margin

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won inns & 002 runs v Australia Sydney 07 Jan 1978
2 India won inns & 046 runs v England Leeds 22 Aug 2002
3 India won inns & 052 runs v Pakistan Multan 28 Mar 2004
4 India won inns & 053 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 03 Aug 2017
5 India won inns & 083 runs v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Dec 2004
6 India won inns & 090 runs v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
7 India won inns & 092 runs v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016
8 India won inns & 131 runs v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
9 India won inns & 140 runs v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
10 India won inns & 171 runs v Sri Lanka Pallekele 12 Aug 2017
11 India won inns & 239 runs v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007

India won the Melbourne test against Australia by 137 runs to carve its 49th win on away soil. The breakup of these 49 wins are thus  – by less than 100 runs margin  – 09 occasions, by more than 100 runs  margin  – 13 occasions, by wickets margin  – 16 occasions, and by innings margin – 11 occasions. It also provides India’s seventh win against Australia in Australia and also the third win at Melbourne

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 222 runs v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
2 India won inns & 2 runs v Australia Sydney 07 Jan 1978
3 India won 059 runs v Australia Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
4 India won 004 wkts v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
5 India won 072 runs v Australia Perth 16 Jan 2008
6 India won 031 runs v Australia Adelaide 06 Dec 2018
7 India won 137 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

Rival bowlers capturing six or more wickets in an innings in the same test in Australia-India test series

JJ Bumrah of India captured six for 33 and PJ Cummins of Australia captured six for 27 in the ongoing test between Australia and India at Melbourne to provide the tenth occasion of rival bowlers capturing six or more wickets in an innings in the same test in Australia-India test series. All such occasions are tabulated below

No No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 Ghulam Ahmed 20.3 6 49 7 1 Ind Aus Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
  2 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 Aus Ind Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
                       
2 1 JM Patel 35.5 16 69 9 2 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
  2 AK Davidson 57.3 23 93 7 3 Aus Ind Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
                       
3 1 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Aus Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
  2 RG Nadkarni 54.4 21 91 6 3 Ind Aus Chennai 02 Oct 1964
                       
4 1 GD McKenzie 21.4×8 2 66 7 1 Aus Ind Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
  2 EAS Prasanna 34.0×8 6 141 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
                       
5 1 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 Aus Ind Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
  2 BS Bedi 50.0 19 98 7 2 Ind Aus Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
                       
6 1 DR Doshi 43.0 10 103 6 1 Ind Aus Chennai 11 Sep 1979
  2 JD Higgs 41.3 12 143 7 2 Aus Ind Chennai 11 Sep 1979
                       
7 1 SK Warne 42.3 5 125 6 2 Aus Ind Chennai 14 Oct 2004
  2 A Kumble 47.0 8 133 6 3 Ind Aus Chennai 14 Oct 2004
                       
8 1 NM Lyon 22.2 4 50 8 1 Aus Ind Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
  2 RA Jadeja 21.4 1 63 6 2 Ind Aus Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
                       
9 1 JR Hazlewood 24.0 5 67 6 3 Aus Ind Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
  2 R Ashwin 12.4 4 41 6 4 Ind Aus Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
                       
10 1 JJ Bumrah 15.5 4 33 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2018
  2 PJ Cummins 11.0 3 27 6 3 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

JJ Bumrah of India captured six for 33 and PJ Cummins of Australia captured six for 27 in the ongoing test between Australia and India at Melbourne to provide the tenth occasion of rival bowlers capturing exact six in an innings in the same test in Australia-India test series. All such occasions are tabulated below

No No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 Aus Ind Chennai 02 Oct 1964
  2 RG Nadkarni 54.4 21 91 6 3 Ind Aus Chennai 02 Oct 1964
                       
2 1 SK Warne 42.3 5 125 6 2 Aus Ind Chennai 14 Oct 2004
  2 A Kumble 47.0 8 133 6 3 Ind Aus Chennai 14 Oct 2004
                       
3 1 JR Hazlewood 24.0 5 67 6 3 Aus Ind Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
  2 R Ashwin 12.4 4 41 6 4 Ind Aus Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
                       
4 1 JJ Bumrah 15.5 4 33 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2018
  2 PJ Cummins 11.0 3 27 6 3 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

JJ Bumrah of India captured six for 33 and PJ Cummins of Australia captured six for 27 in the ongoing test between Australia and India at Melbourne to provide the second occasion of rival bowlers capturing six or more wickets in an innings in the same test in Australia-India test series on Australian soil. All such occasions are tabulated below. By a coincidence, Melbourne has witnessed both the occasions

No No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 GD McKenzie 21.4×8 2 66 7 1 Aus Ind Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
  2 EAS Prasanna 34.0×8 6 141 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
                       
2 1 JJ Bumrah 15.5 4 33 6 2 Ind Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2018
  2 PJ Cummins 11.0 3 27 6 3 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

Australian bowlers who have captured six or more wickets in a test innings against India

PJ Cummins of Australia captured 6 for 27 against India in the ongoing test at Melbourne to provide the 26th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 ERH Toshack 17.0×8 6 29 6 3 v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947
2 RR Lindwall 16.5×8 4 38 7 3 v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948
3 R Benaud 29.3 10 72 7 1 v India Chennai 19 Oct 1956
4 RR Lindwall 22.5 9 43 7 3 v India Chennai 19 Oct 1956
5 R Benaud 29.0 10 52 6 2 v India Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
6 AK Davidson 57.3 23 93 7 3 v India Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
7 GD McKenzie 32.3 8 58 6 2 v India Chennai 02 Oct 1964
8 GD McKenzie 21.4 2 66 7 1 v India Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
9 AA Mallett 32.3 10 64 6 2 v India Delhi 28 Nov 1969
10 GD McKenzie 33.4 12 67 6 1 v India Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
11 JD Higgs 41.3 12 143 7 2 v India Chennai 11 Sep 1979
12 G Dymock 28.4 5 67 7 3 v India Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
13 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
14 BA Reid 29.0 9 60 6 3 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
15 MR Whitney 12.1 3 27 7 4 v India Perth 01 Feb 1992
16 SK Warne 42.3 5 125 6 2 v India Chennai 14 Oct 2004
17 MJ Clarke 6.2 0 9 6 3 v India Mumbai 03 Nov 2004
18 JJ Krejza 43.5 1 215 8 1 v India Nagpur 06 Nov 2008
19 NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 2 v India Delhi 22 Mar 2013
20 NM Lyon 34.1 5 152 7 4 v India Adelaide 09 Dec 2014
21 SNJ O’Keefe 13.1 2 35 6 2 v India Pune 23 Feb 2017
22 SNJ O’Keefe 15.0 4 35 6 4 v India Pune 23 Feb 2017
23 NM Lyon 22.2 4 50 8 1 v India Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
24 JR Hazlewood 24.0 5 67 6 3 v India Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
25 NM Lyon 42.0 7 122 6 3 v India Adelaide 06 Dec 2018
26 PJ Cummins 11.0 3 27 6 3 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

PJ Cummins of Australia captured 6 for 27 against India in the ongoing test at Melbourne to provide the fifth occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against India at Melbourne.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 GD McKenzie 21.4 2 66 7 1 v India Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
2 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
3 BA Reid 29.0 9 60 6 3 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
4 PJ Cummins 11.0 3 27 6 3 v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

Indian bowlers who have captured six or more wickets in a test innings against Australia

JJ Bumrah of India captured 6 for 33 against Australia in the ongoing test at Melbourne to provide the 30th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Ghulam Ahmed 20.3 6 49 7 1 v Australia Kolkata 02 Nov 1956
2 JM Patel 35.5 16 69 9 2 v Australia Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
3 RG Nadkarni 51.0 11 105 6 2 v Australia Mumbai (BS) 01 Jan 1960
4 RG Nadkarni 54.4 21 91 6 3 v Australia Chennai 02 Oct 1964
5 SA Durani 28.0 11 73 6 1 v Australia Kolkata 17 Oct 1964
6 S Abid Ali 17.0×8 2 55 6 1 v Australia Adelaide 23 Dec 1967
7 EAS Prasanna 34.0×6 6 141 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
8 EAS Prasanna 33.4×8 9 104 6 3 v Australia Brisbane 19 Jan 1968
9 BS Bedi 50.0 19 98 7 2 v Australia Kolkata 12 Dec 1969
10 EAS Prasanna 31.0 14 74 6 3 v Australia Chennai 24 Dec 1969
11 BS Chandrasekhar 14.1×8 2 52 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
12 BS Chandrasekhar 20.0×8 3 52 6 4 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
13 DR Doshi 43.0 10 103 6 1 v Australia Chennai 11 Sep 1979
14 N Kapil Dev 38.0 6 106 8 1 v Australia Adelaide 13 Dec 1985
15 A Kumble 41.3 8 98 6 2 v Australia Bengaluru 25 Mar 1998
16 Harbhajan Singh 37.5 7 123 7 1 v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
17 Harbhajan Singh 30.3 8 73 6 4 v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
18 Harbhajan Singh 38.2 6 133 7 1 v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001
19 Harbhajan Singh 41.5 20 84 8 3 v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001
20 AB Agarkar 16.2 2 41 6 3 v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
21 A Kumble 51.0 8 176 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2003
22 A Kumble 46.5 7 141 8 2 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2004
23 Harbhajan Singh 30.1 5 78 6 3 v Australia Bengaluru 06 Oct 2004
24 A Kumble 17.3 4 48 7 1 v Australia Chennai 14 Oct 2004
25 A Kumble 47.0 8 133 6 3 v Australia Chennai 14 Oct 2004
26 R Ashwin 42.0 12 103 7 1 v Australia Chennai 22 Feb 2013
27 RA Jadeja 21.4 1 63 6 2 v Australia Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
28 R Ashwin 12.4 4 41 6 4 v Australia Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
29 Mohammed Shami 24.0 8 56 6 3 v Australia Perth 14 Dec 2018
30 JJ Bumrah 15.5 4 33 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

JJ Bumrah of India captured 6 for 33 against Australia in the ongoing test at Melbourne to provide the fifth occasion of an Indian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 EAS Prasanna 34.0×6 6 141 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1967
2 BS Chandrasekhar 14.1×8 2 52 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
3 BS Chandrasekhar 20.0×8 3 52 6 4 v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
4 A Kumble 51.0 8 176 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2003
5 JJ Bumrah 15.5 4 33 6 2 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2018

Centurion witness a world record – Rival captains bag a pair for the first time in the annals of test cricket

Netizens of www.hrgcricstats.com would remember Sri C Prahlada Rao, who  has contributed an article on P Ananda Rao – the famed commentator of All India Radio, Madras, now Chennai. His interest in the game of cricket is seen to be believed. Today morning, he  sent me a message on whats app regarding the captains of South Africa and Pakistan bagging pairs in the just concluded test at Centurion and asked me to check up whether it has happened for the first time. Yes, it has indeed happened for the first time in the annals of test cricket thus constituting a world record. Sri C Prahlada Rao was a Bank official. He was the Chief Manager at Syndicate Bank, Head Office, Manipal prior to his joining Dena Bank as Assistant General Manager. He rose to the level of General Manager in Dena Bank. He quit Dena Bank and joined Reliance Group of Companies in Mumbai. He is now settled in Mumbai. He can be contacted on his mobile 9865704888

Rival captains – F de Plessis of South Africa and Sarfaz Ahmed of Pakistan collected pairs in the test between South Africa and Pakistan at Centuurion to provide the first occasion of rival captains collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket thus constituting a world record in the annals of test cricket. .

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 F du Plessis 0 0 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018
2 Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 Pak SAF Centurion 26 Dec 2018

The following table lists the 23 occasions of captains collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 J Darling 0 0 Aus Eng Sheffield 03 Jul 1902
2 LJ Tancred 0 0 SAF Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
3 VS Hazare 0 0 Ind Eng Kanpur 12 Jan 1952
4 HB Cave 0 0 NZl Win Dunedin 03 Feb 1956
5 FMM Worrell 0 0 Win Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1960
6 R Benaud 0 0 Aus Eng Leeds 06 Jul 1961
7 Imtiaz Ahmed 0 0 Pak Eng Dhaka 19 Jan 1962
8 BS Bedi 0 0 Ind Eng Delhi 17 Dec 1976
9 IT Botham 0 0 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
10 AR Border 0 0 Aus Win Perth 30 Jan 1993
11 MA Taylor 0 0 Aus Pak Karachi 28 Sep 1994
12 SP Fleming 0 0 NZl Aus Hobart 27 Nov 1997
13 CA Walsh 0 0 Win Pak Rawalpindi 29 Nov 1997
14 Rashid Latif 0 0 Pak SAF Port Elizabeth 06 Mar 1998
15 N Hussain 0 0 Eng Win The Oval 31 Aug 2000
16 JC Adams 0 0 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2000
17 Waqar Younis 0 0 Pak Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
18 Habibul Bashar 0 0 Ban Zim Harare 19 Feb 2004
19 MS Atapattu 0 0 Srl Pak Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004
20 DJG Sammy 0 0 Win NZl Wellington 11 Dec 2013
21 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016
22 F du Plessis 0 0 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018
23 Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 Pak SAF Centurion 26 Dec 2018

The following table lists the three occasions of South African captains collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket.

1 LJ Tancred 0 0 SAF Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
2 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016
3 F du Plessis 0 0 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018

The following table lists the four occasions of captains collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket against Pakistan

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 MA Taylor 0 0 Aus Pak Karachi 28 Sep 1994
2 CA Walsh 0 0 Win Pak Rawalpindi 29 Nov 1997
3 MS Atapattu 0 0 Srl Pak Faisalabad 20 Oct 2004
4 F du Plessis 0 0 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018

The following table lists the three occasions of captains collecting a pair in the annals of test cricket at Centurion

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 AB de Villiers 0 0 SAF Eng Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 F du Plessis 0 0 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018
3 Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 Pak SAF Centurion 26 Dec 2018

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