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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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