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Fourth innings test centuries in a losing cause

Asad Shafiq of Pakistan scored 112 in the fourth innings of the second test against Sri Lanka at Dubai {DSC} which went in vain to provide the 75th occasion of a batsman’s fourth innings hundred in a losing cause in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the eighth occasion of a Pakistan batsman’s fourth innings hundred in a losing cause. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Asif Iqbal 135 4 v West Indies Kingston 15 Apr 1977
2 Ijaz Ahmed 121 4 v Australia Melbourne 12 Jan 1990
3 Moin Khan 117* 4 v Sri Lanka Sialkot 22 Sep 1995
4 Mohammad Wasim 109* 4 v New Zealand Lahore 21 Nov 1996
5 Shahid Afridi 122 4 v West Indies Bridgetown 26 May 2005
6 Younis Khan 126 4 v South Africa Karachi 01 Oct 2007
7 Asad Shafiq 137 4 v Australia Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
8 Asad Shafiq 112 4 v Sri Lanka Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017

It also provides the sixth occasion of a batsman’s fourth innings hundred in a losing cause against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Moin Khan 117* 4 Pak Srl Sialkot 22 Sep 1995
2 Mohd Ashraful 101 4 Ban Srl Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
3 DL Vettori 140 4 NZl Srl Col-SSC 26 Aug 2009
4 IJL Trott 112 4 Eng Srl Galle 26 Mar 2012
5 MM Ali 108* 4 Eng Srl Leeds 20 Jun 2014
6 Asad Shafiq 112 4 Pak Srl Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017

Asad Shafiq became the second Pakistan batsman to witness his fourth innings hundred going in vain against Sri Lanka. Prior to this Moin Khan’s 117 not out at Sialkot in Sep 1995 had  gone in vain.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Moin Khan 117* 4 Pak Srl Sialkot 22 Sep 1995
2 Asad Shafiq 112 4 Pak Srl Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017

 

Asad Shafiq witnessed his second fourth innings century in a losing cause. He had  witnessed his 137 against Australia in Dec 2016 going in vain. He became  the sixth batsman to witness his two fourth innings centuries in a losing cause. Others are AR Border of Australia. GA Gooch of England, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka, H Sutcliffe of England and DA Warner of Australia. The following table furnishes the feats of these six batsmen

 

No No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 1 Asad Shafiq 137 4 Pak Aus Brisbane 15 Dec 2016
  2 Asad Shafiq 112 4 Pak Srl Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017
                 
2 1 AR Border 105 4 Aus Pak Melbourne 10 Mar 1979
  2 AR Border 123* 4 Aus Eng Manchester 13 Aug 1981
                 
3 1 GA Gooch 116 4 Eng Win Bridgetown 13 Mar 1981
  2 GA Gooch 133 4 Eng Aus Manchester 03 Jun 1993
                 
4 1 ST Jayasuriya 112 4 Srl Aus Adelaide 25 Jan 1996
  2 ST Jayasuriya 131 4 Srl Aus Kandy 16 Mar 2004
                 
5 1 H Sutcliffe 115 4 Eng Aus Sydney 19 Dec 1924
  2 H Sutcliffe 127 4 Eng Aus Melbourne 01 Jan 1925
                 
6 1 DA Warner 123* 4 Aus NZl Hobart 09 Dec 2011
  2 DA Warner 112 4 Aus Ban Dhaka 27 Aug 2017

 

Sri Lanka wins the historic test – Teams dismissed for a total of less than 99 runs in the third innings of the test and winning the test

Sri Lanka was dismissed for 96 in the third innings of the test against Pakistan in the just concluded test at Dubai {DSC}. Pakistan was dismissed for 248 in its second innings, leaving Sri Lanka victorious by 68  runs to provide the fourth  occasion of a team winning the test after being dismissed all out for a total less than 99 in  the third innings of a test.

The first such occasion was in Jul 1988, when Australia won the test at Lord’s against England. Australia was dismissed for 60 in the third innings. The second such occasion was witnessed when England beat Australia at The Oval in Aug 1896. England was dismissed for 84 in the third innings of this test. Australia won the test against England at Manchester in July 1902 after being dismissed for 86 in the third innings of this test. Sri Lanka’s win came after 115 years when  it won the Dubai test against Pakistan. 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Res` Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 60 29.2×4 123 3 won v England Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
2 England 84 49.0×5 110 3 won v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
3 Australia 86 47.4 123 3 won v England Manchester 24 Jul 1902
4 Sri Lanka 96 26.0 316 3 Won v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017

Sri Lanka’s 96 was the highest third innings total and the lead of 316 was also the highest lead amongst the four wins that has been carved by the teams under this category of statistics

Ten plus wickets in a test against Bangladesh

K Rabada of South Africa captured 10 for 63 in the just concluded test against Bangladesh at Bloemfontein to provide the 15th occasion of a bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test against Bangladesh. All such occasions are tabulated below.  

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Danish Kaneria 28.0 06 094 12 Pak Ban Multan 29 Aug 2001
2 M Muralitharan 45.1 10 111 10 Srl Ban Colombo (SSC) 06 Sep 2001
3 M Muralitharan 44.4 12 098 10 Srl Ban Colombo (PSS) 21 Jul 2002
4 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 SAF Ban Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
5 SCG MacGill 44.0 12 133 10 Aus Ban Cairns 25 Jul 2003
6 Shoaib Akhtar 34.5 06 080 10 Pak Ban Peshawar 27 Aug 2003
7 DL Vettori 60.4 21 170 12 NZl Ban Chittagong 26 Oct 2004
8 IK Pathan 31.0 10 096 11 Ind Ban Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
9 M Muralitharan 35.5 11 082 12 Srl Ban Kandy 11 Jul 2007
10 M Muralitharan 70.0 17 190 10 Srl Ban Dhaka 26 Dec 2008
11 Z Khan 39.3 05 149 10 Ind Ban Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
12 GP Swann 78.3 19 217 10 Eng Ban Chittagong 12 Mar 2010
13 HMRKB Herath 64.3 15 157 12 Srl Ban Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013
14 NM Lyon 69.2 18 154 13 Aus Ban Chittagong 04 Sep 2017
15 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 SAF Ban Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

M Muralitharan has captured  ten or more wickets in a test against Bangladesh on four occasions. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 M Muralitharan 45.1 10 111 10 Srl Ban Colombo (SSC) 06 Sep 2001
2 M Muralitharan 44.4 12 098 10 Srl Ban Colombo (PSS) 21 Jul 2002
3 M Muralitharan 35.5 11 082 12 Srl Ban Kandy 11 Jul 2007
4 M Muralitharan 70.0 17 190 10 Srl Ban Dhaka 26 Dec 2008

 

South African bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a test

K Rabada captured ten wickets conceding 63 runs in the just concluded Bloemfontein test against Bangladesh to provide the 31st occasion of a South African bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below.

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 CB Llewellyn 49.5 12 116 10 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
2 SJ Snooke 53.0 09 127 12 v England Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
3 AEE Vogler 52.1 06 181 12 v England Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
4 AE Hall 62.3 20 112 11 v England Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
5 EP Nupen 51.4 04 150 11 v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1930
6 HJ Tayfield 66.5×8 22 165 13 v Australia Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
7 HJ Tayfield 74.0×8 26 192 13 v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
8 SF Burke 81.0 29 196 11 v New Zealand Cape Town 01 Jan 1962
9 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965
10 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
11 PS de Villiers 59.3 20 123 10 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 1994
12 PS de Villiers 40.2 15 108 10 v Pakistan Johannesburg 19 Jan 1995
13 AA Donald 50.1 15 113 11 v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Oct 1995
14 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
15 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
16 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
17 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003
18 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 v West Indies Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
19 A Nel 37.4 06 088 10 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2005
20 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
21 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
22 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
23 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
24 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
25 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
26 VD Philander 24.1 03 102 10 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011
27 VD Philander 30.5 06 114 10 v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012
28 DW Steyn 36.5 16 060 11 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
29 K Rabada 39.4 08 144 13 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
30 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
31 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada became the second South African bowler to capture ten wickets in a test against Bangladesh. PR Adams had captured 10 for 106 at Chittagong in Apr 2003. Both the occasions are tabulated below. K Rabada now has the best bowling figures in a test against Bangladesh

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
2 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada became the fourth South African bowler to capture ten or more wickets in match on three or more occasions. Others are DW Steyn {05}, M Ntini {04} and AA Donald {03}. The performance of these four bowlers are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
2 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
3 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
4 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
5 DW Steyn 36.5 16 060 11 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
                 
1 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003
2 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 v West Indies Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
3 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
4 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
                 
1 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2 AA Donald 50.1 15 113 11 v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Oct 1995
3 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
                 
1 K Rabada 39.4 08 144 13 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
3 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada’s 10 for 63 provide the 18th occasion of a South African bowler capturing exact ten wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965
3 A Nel 37.4 06 088 10 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2005
4 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
5 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
6 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
7 VD Philander 24.1 03 102 10 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011
8 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
9 PS de Villiers 40.2 15 108 10 v Pakistan Johannesburg 19 Jan 1995
10 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
11 VD Philander 30.5 06 114 10 v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012
12 CB Llewellyn 49.5 12 116 10 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
13 PS de Villiers 59.3 20 123 10 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 1994
14 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
15 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
16 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
17 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
18 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003

 

K Rabada’s 10 for 63 represent the best bowling effort by a South African bowelr who has taken exact ten wickets in a test. The previous best was 10 for 87 by PM Pollock against England at Nottingham in Aug 1965

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965

 

Sri Lanka set to win a historic test

Sri Lanka were dismissed for 96 in the third innings of the test against Pakistan in the ongoing test at Dubai {DSC}. At the end of the fourth day of the test Pakistan had scored 198 for 5 and need 119 runs to win the test. If Sri Lanka wins this test, it  would provide the fourth  occasion of a team winning the test after being dismissed all out for a total less than 99 in  the third innings of a test. Two wins of these three occasions were in 1888  and 1896 respectively and  third win was in 1902. Thus if Sri Lanka carves a  win in this test, the win in this category of stats will be after 115 years.

Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result` Opposition Ground Start Date
Sri Lanka 96 26.0 316 3 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 06 Oct 2017
Australia 60 29.2×4 123 3 won v England Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
England 84 49.0×5 110 3 won v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896
Australia 86 47.4 123 3 won v England Manchester 24 Jul 1902

 

Bangladesh’s test losses by an innings margin

Bangladesh lost the just concluded second test against South Africa at Bloemfontein  by an innings and 254 runs to provide the 37th occasion of Bangladesh losing  a test  by an innings margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh lost inns & 310 runs lost 1st v West Indies Dhaka 08 Dec 2002
2 Bangladesh lost inns & 264 runs won 1st v Pakistan Multan 29 Aug 2001
3 Bangladesh lost inns & 261 runs lost 1st v England Lord’s 26 May 2005
4 Bangladesh lost inns & 254 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
5 Bangladesh lost inns & 248 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Dhaka 27 Jan 2014
6 Bangladesh lost inns & 239 runs won 2nd v India Dhaka 25 May 2007
7 Bangladesh lost inns & 234 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 25 Jun 2007
8 Bangladesh lost inns & 205 runs lost 2nd v South Africa Chittagong 29 Feb 2008
9 Bangladesh lost inns & 196 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 21 Jul 2002
10 Bangladesh lost inns & 193 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Kandy 11 Jul 2007
11 Bangladesh lost inns & 184 runs lost 1st v Pakistan Chittagong 09 Dec 2011
12 Bangladesh lost inns & 178 runs lost 1st v Pakistan Dhaka 09 Jan 2002
13 Bangladesh lost inns & 169 runs won 1st v Pakistan Chittagong 16 Jan 2002
14 Bangladesh lost inns & 160 runs won 1st v South Africa Potchefstroom 25 Oct 2002
15 Bangladesh lost inns & 140 runs lost 1st v India Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
16 Bangladesh lost inns & 137 runs lost 1st v New Zealand Wellington 12 Jan 2008
17 Bangladesh lost inns & 137 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 06 Sep 2001
18 Bangladesh lost inns & 132 runs lost 1st v Australia Darwin 18 Jul 2003
19 Bangladesh lost inns & 129 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008
20 Bangladesh lost inns & 107 runs won 2nd v South Africa East London 18 Oct 2002
21 Bangladesh lost inns & 101 runs lost 2nd v New Zealand Chittagong 26 Oct 2004
22 Bangladesh lost inns & 099 runs won 1st v New Zealand Dhaka 19 Oct 2004
23 Bangladesh lost inns & 099 runs won 1st v West Indies Kingston 04 Jun 2004
24 Bangladesh lost inns & 098 runs lost 1st v Australia Cairns 25 Jul 2003
25 Bangladesh lost inns & 096 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 12 Sep 2005
26 Bangladesh lost inns & 090 runs lost 1st v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Jul 2007
27 Bangladesh lost inns & 083 runs lost 2nd v India Chittagong 17 Dec 2004
28 Bangladesh lost inns & 080 runs won 1st v Australia Chittagong 16 Apr 2006
29 Bangladesh lost inns & 080 runs lost 2nd v England Manchester 04 Jun 2010
30 Bangladesh lost inns & 074 runs lost 1st v New Zealand Wellington 26 Dec 2001
31 Bangladesh lost inns & 069 runs lost 2nd v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Sep 2005
32 Bangladesh lost inns & 060 runs won 1st v South Africa Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
33 Bangladesh lost inns & 052 runs won 2nd v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2001
34 Bangladesh lost inns & 048 runs won 1st v South Africa Centurion 26 Nov 2008
35 Bangladesh lost inns & 032 runs lost 1st v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Apr 2001
36 Bangladesh lost inns & 027 runs lost 1st v England Chester-le-Street 03 Jun 2005
37 Bangladesh lost inns & 018 runs lost 2nd v South Africa Dhaka 01 May 2003

Bangladesh inserted South Africa at Bloemfontein and lost the test to provide the fifth occasion of Bangladesh losing a test after it had inserted the opposition. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh lost inns & 254 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 Bangladesh lost inns & 239 runs won 2nd v India Dhaka 25 May 2007
3 Bangladesh lost inns & 129 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008
4 Bangladesh lost inns & 107 runs won 2nd v South Africa East London 18 Oct 2002
5 Bangladesh lost inns & 052 runs won 2nd v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2001

Bangladesh inserted South Africa at Bloemfontein and lost the test by an innings and 254 runs to provide its largest loss by an innings when it has inserted the opposition. Prior to this loss, it had lost the Dhaka test against India in May 2007 by an innings and 239 runs. Both the occasions are detailed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh lost inns & 254 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 Bangladesh lost inns & 239 runs won 2nd v India Dhaka 25 May 2007
3 Bangladesh lost inns & 129 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008
4 Bangladesh lost inns & 107 runs won 2nd v South Africa East London 18 Oct 2002
5 Bangladesh lost inns & 052 runs won 2nd v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2001

Bangladesh inserted South Africa at Bloemfontein and lost the test to provide the fifth occasion of Bangladesh losing a test after it had inserted the opposition. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh lost inns & 254 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 Bangladesh lost inns & 239 runs won 2nd v India Dhaka 25 May 2007
3 Bangladesh lost inns & 129 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008
4 Bangladesh lost inns & 107 runs won 2nd v South Africa East London 18 Oct 2002
5 Bangladesh lost inns & 052 runs won 2nd v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2001

Bangladesh lost the just concluded second test against South Africa at Bloemfontein by an innings and 254 runs to provide the fourth occasion of Bangladesh losing  a test  by an innings and 250 plus runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Result Margin Toss Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Bangladesh lost inns & 310 runs lost 1st v West Indies Dhaka 8 Dec 2002
2 Bangladesh lost inns & 264 runs won 1st v Pakistan Multan 29 Aug 2001
3 Bangladesh lost inns & 261 runs lost 1st v England Lord’s 26 May 2005
4 Bangladesh lost inns & 254 runs won 2nd v South Africa Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

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