Category: Test Matches

Carrying the bat through the completed innings : Chris Gayle joins the select band

West Indian captain-opening batsman Chris Gayle is the new addition to the list of batsmen who have carried their bat through the completed innings. He achieved the feat against Australia at Adelaide in the second innings of the second test of 2009-10 series. His feat represents the 44th occasion of a batsman carrying the bat through the completed innings, which are listed below

No Batsmen Runs Total Inns Team Opp Ground MatchDate
1 AB Tancred 26* 47 2 SAF Eng Cape Town Mar 1889
2 JE Barrett 67* 176 3 Aus Eng Lord’s Jul 1890
3 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng Aus Sydney Jan 1892
4 PF Warner 132* 237 3 Eng SAF Jo’burg Feb 1899
5 WW Armstrong 159* 309 3 Aus SAF Jo’burg Oct 1902
6 JW Zulch 43* 103 2 SAF Eng Cape Town Mar 1910
7 W Bardsley 193* 383 1 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1926
8 WM Woodfull 30* 66† 4 Aus Eng Brisbane Nov 1928
9 WM Woodfull 73* 193† 4 Aus Eng Adelaide Jan 1933
10 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1938
11 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng Win The Oval Aug 1950
12 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng Aus Adelaide Feb 1951
13 Nazar Mohd 124* 331 2 Pak Ind Lucknow Oct 1952
14 FMMWorrell 191* 372 2 Win Eng Nottingham Jul 1957
15 TL Goddard 56* 99 3 SAF Aus Cape Town Dec 1957
16 DJ McGlew 127* 292 1 SAF NZl Durban Dec 1961
17 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 Win Aus Trinidad May 1965
18 GM Turner 43* 131 4 NZl Eng Lord’s Jul 1969
19 WM Lawry 49* 107 3 Aus Ind Delhi Nov 1969
20 WM Lawry 60* 116† 4 Aus Eng Sydney Jan 1971
21 GM Turner 223* 386 2 NZl Win Kingston Feb 1972
22 IR Redpath 159* 346 3 Aus NZl Auckland Mar 1974
23 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng Aus Perth Dec 1979
24 SM Gavaskar 127* 286 3 Ind Pak Faisalabad Jan 1983
25 M Nazar 152* 323 1 Pak Ind Lahore Jan 1983
26 S Wettimuny 63* 144 2 Srl NZl Christchurch Mar 1983
27 DC Boon 58* 103 3 Aus NZl Auckland Mar 1986
28 DL Haynes 88* 211 3 Win Pak Karachi Nov 1986
29 GA Gooch 154* 252 3 Eng Win Leeds Jun 1991
30 DL Haynes 75* 176 2 Win Eng The Oval Aug 1991
31 AJ Stewart 69* 175 3 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1992
32 DL Haynes 143* 382 3 Win Pak Trinidad Apr 1993
33 MH Dekker 68* 187 4 Zim Pak Rawalpindi Dec 1993
34 MA Atherton 94* 228 2 Eng NZl Christchurch Feb 1997
35 G Kirsten 100* 239 1 SAF Pak Faisalabad Oct 1997
36 MA Taylor 169* 350 2 Aus SAF Adelaide Jan 1998
37 GW Flower 156* 321 1 Zim Pak Bulawayo Mar 1998
38 Saeed Anwar 188* 316 3 Pak Ind Kolkata Feb 1999
39 MSAtapattu 216* 428 2 Srl Zim Bulawayo Nov 1999
40 RP Arnold 104* 231 2 Srl Zim Harare Dec 1999
41 J Omar 85* 168† 3 Ban Zim Bulawayo Apr 2001
42 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 Ind Srl Galle Jul 2008
43 SM Katich 131* 268 3 Aus NZl Brisbane Nov 2008
44 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win Aus Adelaide Dec 2009

Chris Gayle’s feat represents the sixth occasion of a West Indian batsman accomplishing the feat. He is the fourth West Indian batsman to carry the bat through a completed innings after FMM Worrell, CC Hunte and DL Haynes {three occasions}. Chris Gayle is the second West Indian batsman after CC Hunte {60* at Trinidad in May 65} to carry the bat through the completed innings against Australia

No Batsmen Runs Total Inns Team Opp Ground MatchDate
1 FMMWorrell 191* 372 2 Win Eng Nottingham Jul 1957
2 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 Win Aus Trinidad May 1965
3 DL Haynes 88* 211 3 Win Pak Karachi Nov 1986
4 DL Haynes 75* 176 2 Win Eng The Oval Aug 1991
5 DL Haynes 143* 382 3 Win Pak Trinidad Apr 1993
6 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win Aus Adelaide Dec 2009

CH Gayle became the sixth batsman to carry the bat through the completed innings against Australia.

No Batsmen Runs Total Inns Team Opp Ground MatchDate
1 R Abel 132* 307 2 Eng Aus Sydney Jan 1892
2 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng Aus Adelaide Feb 1951
3 TL Goddard 56* 99 3 SAF Aus CapeTown Dec 1957
4 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 Win Aus Trinidad May 1965
5 G Boycott 99* 215 4 Eng Aus Perth Dec 1979
6 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win Aus Adelaide Dec 2009

The following are the sixteen batsmen who have scored 150 plus runs while carrying the bat through the completed innings. FMM Worrell and CH Gayle are the two West Indian batsmen in this elite list.

No Batsmen Runs Total Inns Team Opp Ground MatchDate
1 GM Turner 223* 386 2 NZl Win Kingston Feb 1972
2 MSAtapattu 216* 428 2 Srl Zim Bulawayo Nov 1999
3 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1938
4 L Hutton 202* 344 2 Eng Win The Oval Aug 1950
5 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 Ind Srl Galle Jul 2008
6 W Bardsley 193* 383 1 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1926
7 FMMWorrell 191* 372 2 Win Eng Nottingham Jul 1957
8 Saeed Anwar 188* 316 3 Pak Ind Kolkata Feb 1999
9 MA Taylor 169* 350 2 Aus SAF Adelaide Jan 1998
10 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 Win Aus Adelaide Dec 2009
11 WW Armstrong 159* 309 3 Aus SAF Jo’burg Oct 1902
12 IR Redpath 159* 346 3 Aus NZl Auckland Mar 1974
13 L Hutton 156* 272 2 Eng Aus Adelaide Feb 1951
14 GW Flower 156* 321 1 Zim Pak Bulawayo Mar 1998
15 GA Gooch 154* 252 3 Eng Win Leeds Jun 1991
16 M Nazar 152* 323 1 Pak Ind Lahore Jan 1983

 

MJ Clarke scores hundred in his 50th test

MJ Clarke became the 28th batsman to score a century in his 50th test in the annals of test cricket when he scored 103 not out in the second innnings of the third test Birmingham. He is the fourth Australian batsman to earn the distinction. The other three are – RB Simpson {103 in second innings against India at Adeliade in Dec 1967}, WM Lawry {205 in first innings against West Indies at Melbourne in Dec 1968} and MA Taylor {170 vs SAF at Melbourne in Dec 1993}

MJ Clarke became the fourth batsman to register a hundred in his 50th test against England. The other three batsmen are – SM Gavaskar of India {221 in second innings at The Oval in Aug 1979, WJ Cronje of South Africa {126 in first innings at Nottingham in Jul 1998} and HH Gibbs of SAF {183 in first innings at The Oval in Sep 2003}

No Batsman Cou Score Inns Opp Venue Start Date
1 Hobbs JB Eng 159 FI Win The Oval 14.08.1928
2 Umrigar PR Ind 112 FI Pak Delhi 08.02.1961
3 Graveney TW Eng 153 FI Pak Lord’s 23.06.1962
4 Barrington KF Eng 256 FI Aus Manchester 23.07.1964
5 Simpson RB Aus 103 SI Ind Adelaide 28.12.1967
6 Lawry WM Aus 205 FI Win Melbourne 26.12.1968
7 Lloyd CH Win 102 FI Ind Bridgetown 10.03.1976
8 Viswanath GR Ind 124 SI Win Chennai 12.01.1979
9 Gavaskar SM Ind 221 SI Eng The Oval 30.08.1979
10 Botham IT Eng 128 FI Ind Manchester 24.06.1982
11 Javed Miandad Pak 280* FI Ind Hyderabad-Sind 14.01.1983
12 Kapil Dev N Ind 100* SI Win Trinidad 11.03.1983
13 Richards IVA Win 109 FI Ind Georgetown 31.03.1983
14 Wright JG NZl 138 SI Win Wellington 20.02.1987
15 Taylor MA Aus 170 FI SAF Melbourne 26.12.1993
16 Smith RA Eng 175 FI Win St John’s 16.04.1994
17 Atherton MA Eng 113 FI Win Nottingham 10.08.1995
18 Cronje WJ SAF 126 FI Eng Nottingham 22.07.1998
19 Kirsten G SAF 134 SI Win Centurion 15.01.1999
20 Jayasuriya ST Srl 188 FI Pak Kandy 28.06.2000
21 Butcher MA Eng 124 FI Aus Sydney 02.01.2003
22 Gibbs HH SAF 183 FI Eng The Oval 04.09.2003
23 Laxman VVS Ind 178 FI Aus Sydney 02.01.2004
24 Gayle CH Win 317 FI SAF St John’s 29.04.2005
25 Dilshan TM Srl 162 FI Ban Chittagong 03.01.2009
25 Dilshan TM Srl 143 SI Ban Chittagong 03.01.2009
26 de Villiers AB SAF 104* FI Aus Johannesburg 02.03.2009
27 Pietersen KP Eng 102 SI Win Trinidad 10.03.2009
28 Clarke MJ Aus 103* SI Eng Birmingham 30.07.2009

Notes :

Javed Miandad scored hundreds in his debut test, 50th test and 100th test. Only batsman in the annals of test cricket to earn the distinction. GR Viswanath registered hundreds in his debut test and in his 50th test. TM Dilshan is the only batsman to register twin hundreds in his 50th test.He became the 25th batsman to earn the distinction of scoring twin hundred ins 50th test. G Kirsten scored zero and 134 in his 50th test. CH Gayle {317} is the only batsman to register 300 plus runs in his 50th test. KF Barrington {256} is credited with the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score a double hundred in his 50th test. GR Viswanath ans SM Gavaskar {brother-in-laws} are the only related cricketers in this elite list.

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