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Tendulkar’s unique distinction is tests while batting at number four

Tendulkar’s unique distinction is tests while batting at number four

SR Tendulkar is the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 6000 plus runs on home soil and away soil while batting at number four. He has amassed 6409 runs on home soil and 7083 runs on away soil

H/A Mat Inns NO Runs HS C HC 0
Home 92 138 13 6409 217 20 28 3
Away 87 137 14 7083 248* 24 30 8
Bowlers capturing ten plus wickets conceding 200 plus runs in a losing cause.

Bowlers capturing ten plus wickets conceding 200 plus runs in a losing cause.

There are sixteen occasions of a bowler capturing ten plus wickets conceding 200 plus runs in a losing cause. All such occasions are tabulated below

Australian JJ Kreza’s 12 for 358 against India at Nagpur in Nov 08 represents the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded in this category of statistics. In fact it also represent the only occasion of a bowler conceding 350 plus runs in a test in this category of statistics

No Player Wkts Runs Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 JJ Krejza 12 358 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 2008
2 KA Maharaj 12 283 SAF Srl Col-SSC Jul 2018
3 T Richardson 13 244 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
4 BS Chandrasekhar 11 235 Inf Win Mumbai (BS) Dec 1966
5 MW Tate 11 228 Eng Aus Sydney Dec 1924
6 Harbhajan Singh 11 224 Ind Aus Bengaluru Oct 2004
7 SP Gupte 10 223 Ind Win Kanpur Dec 1958
8 S Shillingford 10 219 Win Aus Roseau Apr 2012
9 MG Hughes 13 217 Aus Win Perth Dec 1988
10 Saqlain Mushtaq 10 216 Pak Ind Delhi Feb 1999
11 DL Underwood 11 215 Eng Aus Adelaide Jan 1975
12 M Muralitharan 11 212 Srl Aus Galle Mar 2004
13 BAW Mendis 10 209 Srl Ind Galle Jul 2008
14 AL Valentine 11 204 Win Eng Manchester Jun 1950
15 T Richardson 10 204 Eng Aus Sydney Feb 1898
16 CV Grimmett 10 201 Aus Eng Nottingham Jun 1930

J Srinath has the  best figures in a test in a losing cause, while  T Richardson has the most expensive bowling figures when a bowler has taken most wickets in a losing cause in a test. MG Hughes and T Richardson are the two bowlers to concede 200 plus runs when a bowler has  taken most wickets in a losing cause in a test.

No Player Wkts Runs Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 J Srinath 13 132 Ind Pak Kolkata Feb 1999
2 SF Barnes 13 163 Eng Aus Melbourne Jan 1902
3 MG Hughes 13 217 Aus Win Perth Dec 1988
4 T Richardson 13 244 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
Wasim Akram’s dubious distinction – has captured ten plus wickets on three occasions in Pakistan’s losing tests

Wasim Akram’s dubious distinction – has captured ten plus wickets on three occasions in Pakistan’s losing tests

Wasim Akram of Pakistan owns the record for witnessing most ten wicket haul in a test going in vain – three. DL Vettori, H Truble, M Muralitharan, Saeed Ajmal, SK Warne and T Richardson are the other bowlers who have witnessed two of their ten plus wickets in a test in losing cause. T Richardson is the only bowler in this list to concede 200 plus runs on both occasions when the test was lost.  The following table lists all such occasions.

No Player Wkts Runs Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 Wasim Akram 10 128 Pak NZl Dunedin Feb 1985
2 Wasim Akram 11 160 Pak Aus Melbourne Jan 1990
2 Wasim Akram 11 110 Pak Win St John’s May 2000
               
1 DL Vettori 12 149 NZl Aus Auckland Mar 2000
2 DL Vettori 10 183 NZl Srl Wellington Dec 2006
               
1 H Trumble 12 089 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1896
2 H Trumble 12 173 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1902
               
1 M Muralitharan 11 212 Srl Aus Galle Mar 2004
2 M Muralitharan 10 115 Srl Eng Birmingham May 2006
               
1 Saeed Ajmal 11 111 Pak Win Providence May 2011
2 Saeed Ajmal 10 147 Pak SAF Cape Town Feb 2013
               
1 SK Warne 12 128 Aus SAF Sydney Jan 1994
2 SK Warne 10 162 Aus Eng Birmingham Aug 2005
               
1 T Richardson 13 244 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
2 T Richardson 10 204 Eng Aus Sydney Feb 1898
Javagal Srinath owns the record for the best match bowling figures when a test was lost

Javagal Srinath owns the record for the best match bowling figures when a test was lost

Test cricket has witnessed 75 occasions of a bowler’s ten plus wickets in a test on a losing side. All such occasions are furnished below in the order of descending wickets and ascending runs.

India’s  J Srinath has the best figures in this category of statistics. His 13 for 132 against Pakistan in Feb 99 could not fetch India win.

No Player Runs Wkts Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 J Srinath 132 13 Ind Pak Kolkata Feb 1999
2 SF Barnes 163 13 Eng Aus Melbourne Jan 1902
3 MG Hughes 217 13 Aus Win Perth Dec 1988
4 T Richardson 244 13 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
5 CTB Turner 087 12 Aus Eng Sydney Feb 1888
6 H Trumble 089 12 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1896
7 AME Roberts 121 12 Win Ind Chennai Jan 1975
8 AK Davidson 124 12 Aus Ind Kanpur Dec 1959
9 SK Warne 128 12 Aus SAF Sydney Jan 1994
10 DL Vettori 149 12 NZl Aus Auckland Mar 2000
11 G Dymock 166 12 Aus Ind Kanpur Oct 1979
12 H Trumble 173 12 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1902
13 KA Maharaj 283 12 SAF Srl Col-SSC Jul 2018
14 JJ Krejza 358 12 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 2008
15 WH Lockwood 076 11 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1902
16 NGB Cook 083 11 Eng Pak Karachi Mar 1984
17 MA Starc 094 11 Aus Srl Galle Aug 2016
18 CR Woakes 102 11 Eng Pak Lord’s Jul 2016
19 MA Holding 107 11 Win Aus Melbourne Dec 1981
20 ARC Fraser 110 11 Eng Win Trinidad Feb 1998
21 Wasim Akram 110 11 Pak Win St John’s May 2000
22 Saeed Ajmal 111 11 Pak Win Providence May 2011
23 AE Hall 112 11 SAF Eng Cape Town Jan 1923
24 FR Spofforth 117 11 Aus Eng Sydney Jan 1883
25 RG Nadkarni 122 11 Ind Aus Chennai Oct 1964
26 CD Collymore 134 11 Win Pak Kingston Jun 2005
27 C Pringle 152 11 NZl Pak Faisalabad Oct 1990
28 MG Johnson 159 11 Aus SAF Perth Dec 2008
29 Wasim Akram 160 11 Pak Aus Melbourne Jan 1990
30 Taijul Islam 170 11 Ban Zim Sylhet Nov 2018
31 IT Botham 176 11 Eng Aus Perth Dec 1979
32 GF Lawson 181 11 Aus Win Adelaide Dec 1984
33 SF Burke 196 11 SAF NZl Cape Town Jan 1962
34 AL Valentine 204 11 Win Eng Manchester Jun 1950
35 M Muralitharan 212 11 Srl Aus Galle Mar 2004
36 DL Underwood 215 11 Eng Aus Adelaide Jan 1975
37 Harbhajan Singh 224 11 Ind Aus Bengaluru Oct 2004
38 MW Tate 228 11 Eng Aus Sydney Dec 1924
39 BS Chandrasekhar 235 11 Inf Win Mumbai (BS) Dec 1966
40 TG Southee 108 10 NZl Eng Lord’s May 2013
41 RJ Bright 111 10 Aus Pak Karachi Feb 1980
42 GE Gomez 113 10 Win Aus Sydney Jan 1952
43 NJN Hawke 115 10 Aus Win Georgetown Apr 1965
44 M Muralitharan 115 10 Srl Eng Birmingham May 2006
45 CB Llewellyn 116 10 SAF Aus Johannesburg Oct 1902
46 CA Walsh 117 10 Win Eng Lord’s Jun 2000
47 RM Hogg 122 10 Aus Eng Perth Dec 1978
48 Maninder Singh 126 10 Ind Pak Bengaluru Mar 1987
49 Wasim Akram 128 10 Pak NZl Dunedin Feb 1985
50 Ghulam Ahmed 130 10 Ind Aus Kolkata Nov 1956
51 Waqar Younis 133 10 Pak SAF Port Elizabeth Mar 1998
52 N Kapil Dev 135 10 Ind Win Ahmedabad Nov 1983
53 RJ Sidebottom 139 10 Eng NZl Hamilton Mar 2008
54 J Cowie 140 10 NZl Eng Manchester Jul 1937
55 GA Lohmann 142 10 Eng Aus Sydney Jan 1892
56 Mushtaq Ahmed 143 10 Pak NZl Lahore Nov 1996
57 Saeed Ajmal 147 10 Pak SAF Cape Town Feb 2013
58 BKV Prasad 153 10 Ind SAF Durban Dec 1996
59 PA Strang 158 10 Zim NZl Bulawayo Sep 2000
60 R Ashwin 160 10 Ind Srl Galle Aug 2015
61 HV Hordern 161 10 Aus Eng Sydney Feb 1912
62 SK Warne 162 10 Aus Eng Birmingham Aug 2005
63 EAS Prasanna 174 10 Ind Aus Chennai Dec 1969
64 D Bishoo 174 10 Win Pak Dubai (DSC) Oct 2016
65 Iqbal Qasim 175 10 Pak Ind Mumbai Dec 1979
66 M Ntini 178 10 SAF Aus Johannesburg Mar 2006
67 K Farnes 179 10 Eng Aus Nottingham Jun 1934
68 DL Vettori 183 10 NZl Srl Wellington Dec 2006
69 BS Bedi 194 10 Ind Aus Perth Dec 1977
70 CV Grimmett 201 10 Aus Eng Nottingham Jun 1930
71 T Richardson 204 10 Eng Aus Sydney Feb 1898
72 BAW Mendis 209 10 Srl Ind Galle Jul 2008
73 Saqlain Mushtaq 216 10 Pak Ind Delhi Feb 1999
74 S Shillingford 219 10 Win Aus Roseau Apr 2012
75 SP Gupte 223 10 Ind Win Kanpur Dec 1958
Kapil Dev owns the record for best test innings bowling figures in a losing cause

Kapil Dev owns the record for best test innings bowling figures in a losing cause

Test cricket has witnessed 23 occasions of a bowler’s eight plus wickets in a test innings on a losing side. All such occasions are furnished below in the order of descending wickets and ascending runs.


India’s N Kapil Dev has the best figures in this category of statistics. His nine for 83 against West Indies at Ahmedabad in Nov 1983 could not fetch India a win

No Player W R I Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 N Kapil Dev 9 083 3 Ind Win Ahmedabad Nov 1983
2 JM Noreiga 9 095 2 Win Ind Trinidad Mar 1971
3 SP Gupte 9 102 1 Ind Win Kanpur Dec 1958
4 KA Maharaj 9 129 1 SAF Srl Col-SSC Jul 2018
5 D Bishoo 8 049 3 Win Pak Dubai (DSC) Oct 2016
6 NM Lyon 8 050 1 Aus Ind Bengaluru Mar 2017
7 ARC Fraser 8 053 2 Eng Win Trinidad Feb 1998
8 GA Lohmann 8 058 1 Eng Aus Sydney Jan 1892
9 MG Johnson 8 061 2 Aus SAF Perth Dec 2008
10 H Trumble 8 065 2 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1902
11 BS Chandrasekhar 8 079 2 Ind Eng Delhi Dec 1972
12 LC Braund 8 081 1 Eng Aus Melbourne Mar 1904
13 JR Ratnayeke 8 083 2 Srl Pak Sialkot Oct 1985
14 J Srinath 8 086 3 Ind Pak Kolkata Feb 1999
15 MG Hughes 8 087 3 Aus Win Perth Dec 1988
16 T Richardson 8 094 2 Eng Aus Sydney Feb 1898
17 IT Botham 8 103 2 Eng Win Lord’s Jun 1984
18 AL Valentine 8 104 1 Win Eng Manchester Jun 1950
19 NA Foster 8 107 2 Eng Pak Leeds Jul 1987
20 PA Strang 8 109 2 Zim NZl Bulawayo Sep 2000
21 GF Lawson 8 112 1 Aus Win Adelaide Dec 1984
22 MHN Walker 8 143 2 Aus Eng Melbourne Feb 1975
23 JJ Krejza 8 215 1 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 2008
Batsmen dismissed hit wicket after scoring a three figure innings in a test innings

Batsmen dismissed hit wicket after scoring a three figure innings in a test innings

Test cricket has witnessed only two batsmen – WH Ponsford and SFAF Bacchus – dismissed hit wicket after  scoring 250 plus runs.  WH Ponsford  of Australia was  dismissed hit wicket against England at The Oval  in August 1934 after  scoring 266 runs  while SFAF Bacchus of West Indies  was dismissed hit wicket against India at Kanpur in Feb 1979.

There are twelve occasion s of batsmen dismissed hit wicket after scoring a century – scores between 100 and 199 – and are listed below. VVS  Laxman is the  only Indian batsman  in this  twelve batsmen list. He  is the only batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in  a test innings with a three figure  innings to his  credit against West  Indies

Only three batsmen – WA Hadlee of New Zealand, CG Borde of India and RW Marsh of Australia – have been dismissed  hit wicket  in nineties. RW Marsh remains the only wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in a test innings  in nineties.

No Player Runs I Team Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 WH Ponsford 266 1 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1934
2 SFAF Bacchus 250 2 Win Ind Kanpur Feb 1979
               
No Player Runs I Team Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 AC MacLaren 120 2 Eng Aus Melbourne Mar 1895
2 JB Hobbs 187 1 Eng SAF Cape Town Mar 1910
3 WH Ponsford 181 2 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 1934
4 DG Bradman 185 1 Aus Ind Brisbane Nov 1947
5 DCS Compton 184 3 Eng Aus Nottingham Jun 1948
6 AJ Watkins 111 1 Eng SAF Johannesburg Feb 1949
7 PBH May 112 3 Eng SAF Lord’s Jun 1955
8 GP Thorpe 119 2 Eng NZl Auckland Jan 1997
9 VVS Laxman 130 1 Ind Win St John’s May 2002
10 BC Lara 110 3 Win Aus Georgetown Apr 2003
11 Ahmed Shehzad 176 1 Pak NZl Abu Dhabi Nov 2014
12 PSP Handscomb 110 1 Aus Pak Sydney Jan 2017
               
No Player Runs I Team Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 WA Hadlee 93 2 NZl Eng Manchester Jul 1937
2 CG Borde 96 3 Ind Win Delhi Feb 1959
3 RW Marsh 97 1 Aus Win Kingston Feb 1973
R Dravid-VVS Laxman share an unique partnership in test cricket

R Dravid-VVS Laxman share an unique partnership in test cricket

The following are the  six pair of batsmen who have partnered 300 plus runs in a test innings on two or more occasions for the same wicket in the annals of  test cricket.  

South Africa pairs – HH Gibbs-GC Smith and HM Amla-JH Kallis- are the only pair of batsmen to achieve the captioned feat on three occasions.

The only Indian pair -R Dravid-VVS Laxman-stand out as a unique pair in the captioned list due to the following facts.  They are the only pair in the annals of test cricket to partner 300 plus runs on two occasions for the fifth wicket against the same opposition – Australia – on home soil and away soil. 

No Partners Wkt Runs I Team Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 368 1 SAF Pak Cape Town Jan 03
2 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 338 1 SAF Eng Birmingham Jul 03
3 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 301 1 SAF Win Centurion Jan 04
                 
1 HM Amla, JH Kallis 3 330 3 SAF NZl Jo’burg Nov 07
2 HM Amla, JH Kallis 3 340 1 SAF Ind Nagpur Feb 10
3 HM Amla, JH Kallis 3 377* 2 SAF Eng The Oval Jul 12
                 
1 M Jaya’dene, Sangakkara 3 624 2 Srl SAF Col-SSC Jul 06
2 M Jaya’dene, Sangakkara 3 311 2 Srl Ban Kandy Jul 07
                 
1 Mohd Yousuf, Younis Khan 3 319 1 Pak Ind Lahore Jan 06
2 Mohd Yousuf, Younis Khan 3 363 2 Pak Eng Leeds Aug 06
                 
1 MJ Clarke, RT Ponting 4 352 1 Aus Pak Hobart Jan 10
2 MJ Clarke, RT Ponting 4 386 1 Aus Ind Adelaide Jan 12
                 
1 R Dravid, VVS Laxman 5 376 3 Ind Aus Kolkata Mar 01
2 R Dravid, VVS Laxman 5 303 2 Ind Aus Adelaide Dec 03
Batsmen scoring identical fifties in both innings of a test

Batsmen scoring identical fifties in both innings of a test

The following  is the list of 20 batsmen who have scored identical fifties in a test. Duleep Mendis of Sri Lanka  is the only batsman in this list to score identical centuries – 105 in a test. He  scored 105 in each innings against India at Chennai in 1982-83.

No Batsman Score Team Oppn Venue Season
1 Duleep Mendis 105 Srl Ind Chennai 1982-83
2 Alvin Kallicharran 80 Win Eng The Oval 1973
3 Majid Khan 79 Pak NZl Wellington 1972-73
4 Ross Taylor 76 NZl Zim Bulawayo 2011-12
5 Mark Dekker 68* Zim Pak Rawalpindi 1993-94
6 Frank Worrell 65 Win Aus Brisbane 1960-61
7 Tillakaratne Dilshan 65 Srl Ind Motera 2005-06
8 Everton Weekes 63 Win Eng Lord’s 1950
9 BJ Watling 63 NZl SAF P Elizabeth 2012-13
10 Angelo Mathews 63* Srl SAF Col-SSC 2014
11 John Morrison 58 NZl Eng Auckland 1974-75
12 Younis Khan 56 Pak Win Multan 2006-07
13 Vic Pollard 55 NZl Eng Lord’s 1965
14 Mark Richardson 55 NZl Srl Kandy 2003
15 Virender Sehwag 55 Ind Win Delhi 2011-12
16 Bevan Congdon 54 NZl Ind Auckland 1975-76
17 Sachin Tendulkar 52 Ind Pak Kolkata 2004-05
18 Graeme Smith 52 SAF Eng Leeds 2012
19 Graham Gooch 51 Eng Win Antiuga 1986
20 Andrew Flintoff 50 Eng Ind Mum-W 2005-06
Annals of Test cricket has witnessed 23 bowlers who have dismissed batsmen without scoring on 50 plus occasions.

Annals of Test cricket has witnessed 23 bowlers who have dismissed batsmen without scoring on 50 plus occasions.

Annals  of Test cricket has witnessed 23 bowlers  who have dismissed batsmen without scoring on 50 plus occasions. The following table lists them

No Bowler Team Mat Wkts Ducks
1 McGrath GD Aus 124 563 104
2 Muralitharan M Srl 133 800 102
3 Warne SK Aus 145 708 102
4 Anderson JM Eng 151 584 098
5 Steyn DW SAF 93 439 083
6 Walsh CA Win 132 519 079
7 Wasim Akram Pak 104 414 079
8 Kumble A Ind 132 619 077
9 Ambrose CEL Win 98 405 076
10 Waqar Younis Pak 87 373 076
11 Pollock SM SAF 108 421 071
12 Broad SCJ Eng 138 485 071
13 Kapil Dev Ind 131 434 068
14 Vaas WPUJC Srl 111 355 068
15 Hadlee RJ NZl 86 431 066
16 Imran Khan Pak 88 362 061
17 Ntini M SAF 101 390 058
18 Harbhajan Singh Ind 103 417 058
19 Willis RGD Eng 90 325 057
20 Marshall MD Win 81 376 057
21 Ashwin R Ind 71 365 053
22 Trueman FS Eng 67 307 050
23 Johnson MG Aus 73 313 050

The list includes four Indian bowlers – A Kumble, Kapil Dev. Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin.

No Bowler Team Mat Wkts Ducks
1 Kumble A Ind 132 619 077
2 Kapil Dev Ind 131 434 068
3 Harbhajan Singh Ind 103 417 058
4 Ashwin R Ind 71 365 053

GD McGrath  {104}, M Muralitharan {102} and SK Warne {102} are the three bowlers to dismiss batsmen for  duck on 100 occasions. JM Anderson with 98 occasions is set to join the captioned three.

No Bowler Team Mat Wkts Ducks
1 McGrath GD Aus 124 563 104
2 Muralitharan M Srl 133 800 102
3 Warne SK Aus 145 708 102
4 Anderson JM Eng 151 584 098