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Batsmen who have scored fifties on their test debut at Lord’s – Mecca of Test cricket

Batsmen who have scored fifties on their test debut at Lord’s – Mecca of Test cricket

There are 32 batsmen in the annals of test cricket who have realized the dream of scoring a fifty on their test debut at Lord’s – the Mecca of Test Cricket. The following table lists them

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JE Barrett 67* Aus Eng Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 H Graham 107 Aus Eng Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
3 Hon.FS Jackson 91 Eng Aus Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
4 GL Jessop 51 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1899
5 JH King 60 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Jun 1909
6 JA Small 52 Win Eng Lord’s 23 Jun 1928
7 GOB Allen 57 Eng Aus Lord’s 27 Jun 1930
8 L Amar Singh 51 Ind Eng Lord’s 25 Jun 1932
9 CF Walters 51 Eng Win Lord’s 24 Jun 1933
10 H Gimblett 67* Eng Ind Lord’s 27 Jun 1936
11 DAR Moloney 64 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
12 WM Wallace 52 56 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
13 JB Stollmeyer 59 Win Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1939
14 MH Mankad 63 Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
15 RS Modi 57* Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
16 JH Hampshire 107 Eng Win Lord’s 26 Jun 1969
17 RA Hutton 58* Eng Pak Lord’s 17 Jun 1971
18 DS Steele 50 Eng Aus Lord’s 31 Jul 1975
19 CS Serjeant 81 Aus Eng Lord’s 16 Jun 1977
20 BC Broad 55 Eng Win Lord’s 28 Jun 1984
21 MD Moxon 74 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1986
22 KJ Barnett 66 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
23 RC Russell 94 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
24 MAR Samarasekera 57 Srl Eng Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
25 R Dravid 95 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
26 SC Ganguly 131 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
27 A McGrath 69 Eng Zim Lord’s 22 May 2003
28 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004
29 KP Pietersen 57 64* Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 2005
30 MJ Prior 126* Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
31 DM Bess 57 Eng Pak Lord’s 24 May 2018
32 JJ Roy 72 Eng Ire Lord’s 24 Jul 2019

Of the captioned 32 batsmen, five of them have scored centuries and three of them were dismissed  in nineties.   The following table lists them.

It is interesting to note that MJ Prior is the only wicket keeper batsman to score a century on his test debut  at Lord’s.  SC Ganguly’s 131 against England in Jun 1996 represents the highest individual innings by a batsman on test debut at Lord’s.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 131 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
2 MJ Prior 126* Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
3 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004
4 H Graham 107 Aus Eng Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
5 JH Hampshire 107 Eng Win Lord’s 26 Jun 1969
               
No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 R Dravid 95 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
2 RC Russell 94 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
3 Hon.FS Jackson 91 Eng Aus Lord’s 17 Jul 1893

The following table lists the thirteen visiting batsmen who have scored a fifty on their test debut at Lord’s.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JE Barrett 67* Aus Eng Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 H Graham 107 Aus Eng Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
3 JA Small 52 Win Eng Lord’s 23 Jun 1928
4 L Amar Singh 51 Ind Eng Lord’s 25 Jun 1932
5 DAR Moloney 64 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
6 WM Wallace 52 56 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
7 JB Stollmeyer 59 Win Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1939
8 MH Mankad 63 Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
9 RS Modi 57* Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
10 CS Serjeant 81 Aus Eng Lord’s 16 Jun 1977
11 MAR Samarasekera 57 Srl Eng Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
12 R Dravid 95 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
13 SC Ganguly 131 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996

WM Wallace of New Zealand, AJ Strauss and KP Pietersen of England are the three batsmen who have scored fifties in both innings on their test debut at Lord’s.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 WM Wallace 52 56 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
2 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004
3 KP Pietersen 57 64* Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 2005

AJ Strauss of England is the only batsmen who have scored a hundred and a fifty on his test debut at Lord’s.  He achieved this rare feat by scoring 112 and 83 against New Zealand at Lord’s in May 2004.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004

Twenty two batsmen have scored fifty in their first innings on their  test debut  at Lord’s. The following table lists them.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 H Graham 107 Aus Eng Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
2 Hon.FS Jackson 91 Eng Aus Lord’s 17 Jul 1893
3 GL Jessop 51 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1899
4 JH King 60 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Jun 1909
5 CF Walters 51 Eng Win Lord’s 24 Jun 1933
6 DAR Moloney 64 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
7 WM Wallace 52 56 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
8 JB Stollmeyer 59 Win Eng Lord’s 24 Jun 1939
9 RS Modi 57* Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
10 JH Hampshire 107 Eng Win Lord’s 26 Jun 1969
11 DS Steele 50 Eng Aus Lord’s 31 Jul 1975
12 CS Serjeant 81 Aus Eng Lord’s 16 Jun 1977
13 BC Broad 55 Eng Win Lord’s 28 Jun 1984
14 MD Moxon 74 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1986
15 KJ Barnett 66 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
16 RC Russell 94 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
17 R Dravid 95 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
18 SC Ganguly 131 Ind Eng Lord’s 20 Jun 1996
19 A McGrath 69 Eng Zim Lord’s 22 May 2003
20 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004
21 KP Pietersen 57 64* Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 2005
22 MJ Prior 126* Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007

Thirteen batsmen have scored fifty in their second innings on their test debut at Lord’s. The following table lists them.

No Player FI SI Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 JE Barrett 67* Aus Eng Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 JA Small 52 Win Eng Lord’s 23 Jun 1928
3 GOB Allen 57 Eng Aus Lord’s 27 Jun 1930
4 L Amar Singh 51 Ind Eng Lord’s 25 Jun 1932
5 H Gimblett 67* Eng Ind Lord’s 27 Jun 1936
6 WM Wallace 52 56 NZl Eng Lord’s 26 Jun 1937
7 MH Mankad 63 Ind Eng Lord’s 22 Jun 1946
8 RA Hutton 58* Eng Pak Lord’s 17 Jun 1971
9 MAR Samarasekera 57 Srl Eng Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
10 AJ Strauss 112 83 Eng NZl Lord’s 20 May 2004
11 KP Pietersen 57 64* Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 2005
12 DM Bess 57 Eng Pak Lord’s 24 May 2018
13 JJ Roy 72 Eng Ire Lord’s 24 Jul 2019

SC Ganguly scored 131 and R Dravid scored 95 at Lord’s on their test debut against England in June 1996 to provide the second occasion of a batsman scoring a century and another  batsman scoring a ninety on their test debut in the annals of test cricket. The first such occasion was witnessed at Karachi when Pakistan batsmen Khalid Ibadulla {166} and Abdul Kadir {95} scored century and ninety on their test debut against Australia in Oct 1964.

Test matches completed in two days

Test matches completed in two days

India vs Afghanistan Test match at Bengaluru in Jun 2018 was completed in two days providing the 20th occasion of a test match getting completed in two days. All such occasions are listed below

No Team 1 Team 2 Days Winner Ground Match Date
1 Eng Aus 2 Aus The Oval 28 Aug 1882
2 Eng Aus 2 Aus Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
3 Eng Aus 2 Eng The Oval 13 Aug 1888
4 Eng Aus 2 Eng Manchester 30 Aug 1888
5 SAF Eng 2 Eng Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889
6 SAF Eng 2 Eng Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
7 Eng Aus 2 Eng The Oval 11 Aug 1890
8 SAF Eng 2 Eng Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896
9 SAF Eng 2 Eng Cape Town 21 Mar 1896
10 Aus SAF 2 Aus Manchester 27 May 1912
11 Eng SAF 2 Eng The Oval 12 Aug 1912
12 Eng Aus 2 Aus Nottingham 28 May 1921
12 Aus Win 2 Aus Melbourne 13 Feb 1931
13 SAF Aus 2 Aus Johannesburg 15 Feb 1936
14 NZl Aus 2 Aus Wellington 29 Mar 1946
15 Eng Win 2 Eng Leeds 17 Aug 2000
16 Aus Pak 2 Aus Sharjah 11 Oct 2002
17 SAF Zim 2 SAF Cape Town 04 Mar 2005
18 Zim NZl 2 NZl Harare 07 Aug 2005
19 SAF Zim 2 SAF P Elizabeth 26 Dec 2017
20 Ind Afg 2 Ind Bengaluru 14 Jun 2018
Yasir Shah of Pakistan holds the dubious record of conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings on three occasions

Yasir Shah of Pakistan holds the dubious record of conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings on three occasions

MH Mankad {02}, Saqlain Mushtaq {02} and Yasir Shah {03} are the three bowlers in the annals of Test cricket to concede 200 plus runs on two or more occasions.   

No Player W R Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 MH Mankad 3 202 1 Ind Win Mumbai (BS) 09 Dec 1948
2 MH Mankad 5 228 2 Ind Win Kingston 28 Mar 1953
                 
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 3 237 1 Pak SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2003
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 1 204 1 Pak Ind Multan 28 Mar 2004
                 
1 Yasir Shah 1 213 1 Pak Eng Manchester 22 Jul 2016
2 Yasir Shah 3 207 2 Pak Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2016
3 Yasir Shah 4 205 2 Pak Aus Brisbane 21 Nov 2019

Yasir Shah with three such occasions holds the dubious record in the annals of Test cricket to concede 200 plus runs on most occasions.

No Player W R Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Yasir Shah 1 213 1 Pak Eng Manchester 22 Jul 2016
2 Yasir Shah 3 207 2 Pak Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 2016
3 Yasir Shah 4 205 2 Pak Aus Brisbane 21 Nov 2019
R Dravid’s three figure partnerships in tests – Further analysis

R Dravid’s three figure partnerships in tests – Further analysis

Rahul Dravid has partnered 88 three figure partnerships which is a world record for most three figure partnerships  partnered by a batsman in the annals of test cricket. Further analysis  into these  partnerships will yield the following interesting partnerships. The following are the occasions when R Dravid has partnered two or more three figure partnerships in an innings or in a match

No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opp Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 4 145 1 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
2 SC Ganguly 4 108 3 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
               
1 SC Ganguly 3 194* 4 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
2 J Srinath 8 144 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
3 SR Tendulkar 3 109 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
2 SC Ganguly 4 110* 4 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
3 SS Das 2 107 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 249 1 Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
2 SS Das 2 155 1 Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
               
1 Sarandeep Singh 8 120* 2 Win Georgetown 11 Apr 2002
2 VVS Laxman 5 119 2 Win Georgetown 11 Apr 2002
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 163 3 Eng Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
2 SC Ganguly 4 135 3 Eng Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
               
1 SB Bangar 2 170 1 Eng Leeds 22 Aug 2002
2 SR Tendulkar 3 150 1 Eng Leeds 22 Aug 2002
               
1 VVS Laxman 5 113 2 Eng The Oval 05 Sep 2002
2 SC Ganguly 4 105 2 Eng The Oval 05 Sep 2002
               
1 SC Ganguly 5 182 1 NZl Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
2 VVS Laxman 4 130 1 NZl Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
               
1 VVS Laxman 4 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
2 SC Ganguly 5 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
3 PA Patel 2 129 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
               
1 KD Karthik 5 165 3 Pak Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
2 SR Tendulkar 3 122 1 Pak Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
               
1 W Jaffer 2 167 4 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
2 W Jaffer 2 129 2 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
               
1 M Kaif 5 179 1 Win Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
2 V Sehwag 3 139 1 Win Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
               
1 SR Tendulkar 1 127 1 Ban Dhaka 25 May 2007
2 W Jaffer 1 106* 1 Ban Dhaka 25 May 2007
               
1 MS Dhoni 6 224 1 Srl Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
2 Yuvraj Singh 5 125 1 Srl Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
               
1 MS Dhoni 6 193 2 NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
2 SR Tendulkar 3 104 2 NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010

The following are the occasions when R Dravid has partnered three three figure partnerships in an innings or in a match

No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opp Ground Start Date
1 SR Tendulkar 3 109 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
2 J Srinath 8 144 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
3 SC Ganguly 3 194* 4 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
2 SC Ganguly 4 110* 4 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
3 SS Das 2 107 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
               
1 VVS Laxman 4 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
2 SC Ganguly 5 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
3 PA Patel 2 129 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004

The following are the occasions when R Dravid has partnered three three figure partnerships in both innings of a  match

No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opp Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 4 145 1 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
2 SC Ganguly 4 108 3 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
               
1 SC Ganguly 3 194* 4 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
2 J Srinath 8 144 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
3 SR Tendulkar 3 109 2 NZl Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
2 SC Ganguly 4 110* 4 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
3 SS Das 2 107 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
               
1 KD Karthik 5 165 3 Pak Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
2 SR Tendulkar 3 122 1 Pak Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
               
1 W Jaffer 2 167 4 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
2 W Jaffer 2 129 2 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006

The following are the occasions when R Dravid has partnered three three figure partnerships in both innings of a  match with the same partner for the same wicket

No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opp Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 4 145 1 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
2 SC Ganguly 4 108 3 SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
               
1 W Jaffer 2 129 2 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
2 W Jaffer 2 167 4 Eng Nagpur 01 Mar 2006

The following are the occasions when R Dravid has partnered three three figure partnerships in the same innings of a  match

No Partner Wkt Runs Inns Opp Ground Start Date
1 PA Patel 2 129 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
2 VVS Laxman 4 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
3 SC Ganguly 5 131 2 Pak Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
               
1 SS Das 2 107 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
2 SR Tendulkar 3 213 2 Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000
               
1 SS Das 2 155 1 Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
2 SR Tendulkar 3 249 1 Zim Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
               
1 VVS Laxman 5 119 2 Win Georgetown 11 Apr 2002
2 Sarandeep Singh 8 120* 2 Win Georgetown 11 Apr 2002
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 163 3 Eng Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
2 SC Ganguly 4 135 3 Eng Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
               
1 SB Bangar 2 170 1 Eng Leeds 22 Aug 2002
2 SR Tendulkar 3 150 1 Eng Leeds 22 Aug 2002
               
1 SC Ganguly 4 105 2 Eng The Oval 05 Sep 2002
2 VVS Laxman 5 113 2 Eng The Oval 05 Sep 2002
               
1 SC Ganguly 5 182 1 NZl Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
2 VVS Laxman 4 130 1 NZl Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
               
1 V Sehwag 3 139 1 Win Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
2 M Kaif 5 179 1 Win Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
               
1 SR Tendulkar 1 127 1 Ban Dhaka 25 May 2007
2 W Jaffer 1 106* 1 Ban Dhaka 25 May 2007
               
1 Yuvraj Singh 5 125 1 Srl Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
2 MS Dhoni 6 224 1 Srl Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
               
1 SR Tendulkar 3 104 2 NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
2 MS Dhoni 6 193 2 NZl Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
Batsmen who have faced 500 plus deliveries in a test innings

Batsmen who have faced 500 plus deliveries in a test innings

CA Pujara scored 202 and faced 525 deliveries in the Ranchi Test between India and Australia in March 2017 to provide the 41st occasion of a batsman staying at the crease and facing 500 plus deliveries in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below.

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 L Hutton 364 847 1 Eng Aus The Oval 20.08.38
2 GM Turner 259 759 2 NZl Win Georgetown 06.04.72
3 RB Simpson 311 743 1 Aus Eng Manchester 23.07.64
4 SG Barnes 234 667 2 Aus Eng Sydney 13.12.46
5 G Kirsten 275 642 3 SAF Eng Durban 26.12.99
6 A Sandham 325 640 1 Eng Win Kingston 03.04.30
7 KF Barrington 256 624 2 Eng Aus Manchester 23.07.64
8 WR Hammond 251 605 2 Eng Aus Sydney 14.12.28
9 WR Hammond 177 603 3 Eng Aus Adelaide 01.02.29
10 RM Cowper 307 589 2 Aus Eng Melbourne 11.02.66
11 BC Lara 400* 582 1 Win Eng St John’s 10.04.04
12 WR Hammond 231* 579 1 Eng Aus Sydney 18.12.36
13 ST Jayasuriya 340 578 2 Srl Ind Col-RPS 02.08.97
14 M Jayawardene 374 572 2 Srl SAF Col-SSC 27.07.06
15 Younis Khan 313 568 2 Pak Srl Karachi 21.02.09
16 MA Taylor 334* 564 1 Aus Pak Peshawar 15.10.98
17 DL Amiss 262* 563 3 Eng Win Kingston 16.02.74
18 RS Mahanama 225 561 2 Srl Ind Col-RPS 02.08.97
19 BB McCullum 302 559 3 NZl Ind Wellington 14.02.14
20 Hanif Mohd 187* 556 2 Pak Eng Lord’s 27.07.67
21 G Boycott 246* 555 1 Eng Ind Leeds 08.06.67
22 TW Jarvis 182 555 2 NZl Win Georgetown 06.04.72
23 DSKuruppu 201* 548 1 Srl NZl Col-CCC 16.04.87
24 AN Cook 294 545 2 Eng Ind Birmingham 10.08.11
25 DL Houghton 266 541 1 Zim Srl Bulawayo 20.10.94
26 BC Lara 375 538 1 Win Eng St John’s 16.04.94
27 MS Atapattu 201* 536 1 Srl Eng Galle 22.02.01
28 HM Amla 311* 529 2 SAF Eng The Oval 19.07.12
29 AN Cook 263 528 2 Eng Pak Abu Dhabi 13.10.15
30 WL Murdoch 211 525 1 Aus Eng The Oval 11.08.1884
31 G Kirsten 210 525 1 SAF Eng Manchester 02.07.98
32 CA Pujara 202 525 2 Ind Aus Ranchi 16.03.17
33 CT Radley 158 524 2 Eng NZl Auckland 04.03.78
34 MD Crowe 299 523 3 NZl Srl Wellington 31.01.91
35 GW Flower 201* 523 1 Zim Pak Harare 31.01.95
36 J Miandad 260 521 1 Pak Eng The Oval 06.08.87
37 GT Dowling 239 519 1 NZl Ind Christchurch 22.02.68
38 GN Yallop 268 517 2 Aus Pak Melbourne 26.12.83
39 Shoaib Mohd 163 516 2 Pak NZl Wellington 10.02.89
40 SChanderpaul 136* 510 2 Win Ind St John’s 10.05.02
41 Younis Khan 267 504 1 Pak Ind Bengaluru 24.03.05

It also provides the sixth occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat against Australia. The previous such occasion against Australia was KF Barrington who faced 624 deliveries while making 256 at Manchester in.07.64. Thus it took 52 years and 09 months for another batsman to accomplish such a feat against Australia. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 L Hutton 364 847 1 Eng Aus The Oval 20.08.38
2 KF Barrington 256 624 2 Eng Aus Manchester 23.07.64
3 WR Hammond 251 605 2 Eng Aus Sydney 14.12.28
4 WR Hammond 177 603 3 Eng Aus Adelaide 01.02.29
5 WR Hammond 231* 579 1 Eng Aus Sydney 18.12.36
6 CA Pujara 202 525 2 Ind Aus Ranchi 16.03.17

WR Hammond of England is the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to achieve such a feat on three occasions.

AN Cook, BC Lara, G Kirsten and Younis Khan are the four batsman to accomplish such a feat on two occasions.

The performances of these five batsmen are listed below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 WR Hammond 251 605 2 Eng Aus Sydney 14.12.28
2 WR Hammond 177 603 3 Eng Aus Adelaide 01.02.29
3 WR Hammond 231* 579 1 Eng Aus Sydney 18.12.36
                 
1 AN Cook 294 545 2 Eng Ind Birmingham 10.08.11
2 AN Cook 263 528 2 Eng Pak Abu Dhabi 13.10.15
                 
1 BC Lara 400* 582 1 Win Eng St John’s 10.04.04
2 BC Lara 375 538 1 Win Eng St John’s 16.04.94
                 
1 G Kirsten 275 642 3 SAF Eng Durban 26.12.99
2 G Kirsten 210 525 1 SAF Eng Manchester 02.07.98
                 
1 Younis Khan 313 568 2 Pak Srl Karachi 21.02.09
2 Younis Khan 267 504 1 Pak Ind Bengaluru 24.03.05

Hanif Mohammad and Shoaib Mohammad are the only pair of father and son to accomplish the feat in the annals of test cricket. Father Hanif faced 556 deliveries whole making 187 not out against England at Lord’s in .07.2967, while Son Shoaib emulated his father by facing 516 deliveries for his 163 against New Zealand at Wellington in.02.89 – 22 years later

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Hanif Mohammad 187* 556 2 Pak Eng Lord’s 27.07.67
2 Shoaib Mohammad 163 516 2 Pak NZl Wellington 10.02.89

CA Pujara became the first Indian batsman to face 500 plus deliveries in a test innings. The previous record was held by R Dravid who had faced 495 deliveries against Pakistan while making 270 at Rawalpindi in.04.04. The following table lists the Indian batsmen who have faced 450 plus deliveries in a test innings.

No Player Runs BF Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 CA Pujara 202 525 2 v Australia Ranchi 16.03.17
2 R Dravid 270 495 2 v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13.04.04
3 NS Sidhu 201 491 2 v West Indies Port of Spain 14.03.97
4 RJ Shastri 206 477 2 v Australia Sydney 02.01.92
5 SM Gavaskar 172 472 2 v England Bengaluru 09.12.81
6 R Dravid 217 468 2 v England The Oval 05.09.02
7 VVS Laxman 281 452 3 v Australia Kolkata 11.03.01
R Dravid emulates WM Woodful in posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket after the first wicket had fallen at zero.

R Dravid emulates WM Woodful in posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket after the first wicket had fallen at zero.

India’s consistent one drop batsman R Dravid emulated WM Woodful of Australia in posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket after the first wicket had fallen at zero. Both Woodful and Rahul Dravid are one of the partners in such a three figure partnership on three occasions.  : 

WM Woodful  and CG MaCartney added 235 runs in the first innings in the test match between  Australia and England at Leeds in 1926 (WM Bardsley out at Zero}

WM Woodful and HSDL Hendry added 215 runs in the second innings of the test match between  Australia and England at Sydney in 1928-29 {VY Richardson out at zero}

WM Woodful and DG Bradman added 115 runs in the second innings at Sydney in the test match between Australia and England at Sydney in 1932-33 {VY Richardson out at Zero}

NS Sidhu and R Dravid added 171 runs in the first innings in the test match between India and West Indies at Trinidad in 1996-97 {VVS Laxman out at Zero}

Deep Das Gupta and R Dravid added 171 runs in the first innings of the test match between India and South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 2001-02 {SS Das out at Zero}

PA Patel  and R Dravid added 129 runs in the first innings of the test match between India and Pakistan at  Rawalpindi in 2003-04 {V Sehwag  out at Zero}

India’s unique innings win in tests

India’s unique innings win in tests

India won the Kolkata test against West Indies in November 2011 by an innings and 15 runs providing the first  occasion of a team winning a test by an innings in the  annals  of the test when the losing team has scored 400 plus runs in the third innings after batting second losing the toss

India batted first after winning the toss and posted 631 for seven before declaring its innings closed. West indies  was dismissed for 153 and  was asked  to follow on. Again it was dismissed for 463 in its second innings – third innings of the test – leaving India victorious by an innings and 15 runs.

The following table lists the seven occasions of a team posting an innings win as on date when a team has posted 400 plus runs in the third innings of the test. Out of these seven occasions. the  first six occasions show that the losing team has batted first, while the seventh one  shows that the losing team has batted second

No Team R Margin T Bat Opp Ground Date
1 SAF L i + 153 runs W 1st Srl Col-SSC 27.07.06
2 Eng L i + 092 runs L 1st SAF Lord’s 31.07.03
3 Ind L i + 068 runs W 1st Aus Sydney 03.01.12
4 Ban L i + 052 runs L 1st NZl Hamilton 22.02.19
5 Ind L i + 025 runs L 1st SAF Centurion 16.12.10
6 Aus L i + 020 runs W 1st SAF Cape Town 19.03.09
7 Win L i + 015 runs L 2nd Ind Kolkata 14.11.11
Progressive milestones of 200 plus runs in a Test innings

Progressive milestones of 200 plus runs in a Test innings

Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh scored 203 not out against Zimbabwe in the just concluded test at Dhaka to provide the  382nd occasion of a batsman scoring a 200 plus runs in  an innings in the annals of test cricket. The following table provides the progressive milestones of 200 plus runs in an innings in terms of twentyfive  200 plus runs in an innings.

No Score Batsman Team Opp Ground Season
001st 211 WLMudroch Aus Eng The Oval 1884
025th 244 DGBradman Aus Eng The Oval 1934
050th 236 EABRowan SAF Eng Leeds 1951
075th 201 EJBarlow SAF Aus Adelaide 1963-64
100th 223* GMTurner NZl Win Kingston 1971-72
125th 222 GRVishwanath Ind Eng Madras-Ch 1981-82
150th 271 Javed Miandad Pak NZl Auckland 1988-89
175th 257* Wasim Akram Pak Zim Sheikupura 1996-97
200th 201* SRTendulkar Ind Zim Nagpur 2000-01
225th 222* J Rudolph SAF Ban Dhaka 2002-03
250th 248* SRTendulkar Ind Ban Dhaka 2004-05
275th 213* MJayawardene Srl Eng Galle 2007-08
300th 235* ANCook Eng Aus Brisbane 2010-11
325th 217* LRPLTaylor NZl Win Dunedin 2013-14
350th 239 ACVogues Aus NZl Wellington 2016-17
375th 212 RGSharma Ind SAF Ranchi 2019-20
382nd 203* Mushfiqur Rahim Ban Zim Dhaka 2019-20
New Zealand bowlers capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test

New Zealand bowlers capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test

TG Southee of New Zealand captured five for 61 in the third innings of the just concluded test against India at Wellington to provide the 43rd occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs I Opp Ground Date
1 J Cowie 6 067 3 Eng Manchester 24.07.37
2 FJ Cameron 5 034 3 Pak Auckland 29.01.65
3 GA Bartlett 6 038 3 Ind Christchurch 22.02.68
4 BR Taylor 5 041 3 Win Port of Spain 20.04.72
5 RJ Hadlee 7 023 3 Ind Wellington 13.02.76
6 RJ Hadlee 6 068 3 Win Dunedin 08.02.80
7 GB Troup 6 095 3 Win Auckland 29.02.80
8 RJ Hadlee 6 057 3 Aus Melbourne 26.12.80
9 JG Bracewell 5 075 3 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
10 RJ Hadlee 5 063 3 Aus Auckland 12.03.82
11 EJ Chatfield 5 095 3 Eng Leeds 28.07.83
12 RJ Hadlee 5 028 3 Eng Christchurch 03.02.84
13 RJ Hadlee 5 029 3 Srl Col-CCC 24.03.84
14 EJ Chatfield 6 073 3 Win Port of Spain 29.03.85
15 RJ Hadlee 6 071 3 Aus Brisbane 08.11.85
16 RJ Hadlee 6 090 3 Aus Perth 30.11.85
17 JG Bracewell 6 032 3 Aus Auckland 13.03.86
18 MC Snedden 5 068 3 Win Christchurch 12.03.87
19 JG Bracewell 6 085 3 Aus Wellington 15.03.90
20 RJ Hadlee 5 053 3 Eng Birmingham 05.07.90
21 CL Cairns 5 075 3 Srl Auckland 01.03.91
22 DK Morrison 5 041 3 Pak Hamilton 02.01.93
23 DN Patel 5 093 3 Aus Auckland 12.03.93
24 DK Morrison 5 061 3 Win St John’s 27.04.96
25 DL Vettori 6 064 3 Srl Col-SSC 10.06.98
26 CL Cairns 7 027 3 Win Hamilton 16.12.99
27 DL Vettori 7 087 3 Aus Auckland 11.03.00
28 CL Cairns 5 031 3 Zim Bulawayo 12.09.00
29 CL Cairns 7 053 3 Ban Hamilton 18.12.01
30 CS Martin 5 104 3 SAF Auckland 18.03.04
31 DL Vettori 6 028 3 Ban Dhaka 19.10.04
32 DL Vettori 6 100 3 Ban Chattogram 26.10.04
33 DL Vettori 7 130 3 Srl Wellington 15.12.06
34 JS Patel 5 110 3 Win Napier 19.12.08
35 CS Martin 5 063 3 Ind Ahmedabad 04.11.10
36 CS Martin 6 026 3 Zim Napier 26.01.12
37 TG Southee 6 050 3 Eng Lord’s 16.05.13
38 TA Boult 5 085 3 Eng Lord’s 21.05.15
39 TA Boult 5 123 3 Ban Hamilton 28.02.19
40 N Wagner 5 045 3 Ban Wellington 08.03.19
41 N Wagner 5 044 3 Eng Mt Maunganui 21.11.19
42 TG Southee 5 069 3 Aus Perth 12.12.19
43 TG Southee 5 061 3 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

TG Southee of New Zealand captured five for 61 in the third innings of the just concluded test against India at Wellington to provide the 23rd occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing exact five wickets in the third innings of a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs I Opp Ground Date
1 FJ Cameron 5 034 3 Pak Auckland 29.01.65
2 BR Taylor 5 041 3 Win Port of Spain 20.04.72
3 JG Bracewell 5 075 3 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
4 RJ Hadlee 5 063 3 Aus Auckland 12.03.82
5 EJ Chatfield 5 095 3 Eng Leeds 28.07.83
6 RJ Hadlee 5 028 3 Eng Christchurch 03.02.84
7 RJ Hadlee 5 029 3 Srl Col-CCC 24.03.84
8 MC Snedden 5 068 3 Win Christchurch 12.03.87
9 RJ Hadlee 5 053 3 Eng Birmingham 05.07.90
10 CL Cairns 5 075 3 Srl Auckland 01.03.91
11 DK Morrison 5 041 3 Pak Hamilton 02.01.93
12 DN Patel 5 093 3 Aus Auckland 12.03.93
13 DK Morrison 5 061 3 Win St John’s 27.04.96
14 CL Cairns 5 031 3 Zim Bulawayo 12.09.00
15 CS Martin 5 104 3 SAF Auckland 18.03.04
16 JS Patel 5 110 3 Win Napier 19.12.08
17 CS Martin 5 063 3 Ind Ahmedabad 04.11.10
18 TA Boult 5 085 3 Eng Lord’s 21.05.15
19 TA Boult 5 123 3 Ban Hamilton 28.02.19
20 N Wagner 5 045 3 Ban Wellington 08.03.19
21 N Wagner 5 044 3 Eng Mt Maunganui 21.11.19
22 TG Southee 5 069 3 Aus Perth 12.12.19
23 TG Southee 5 061 3 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the fifth occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing five or more wickets in the third innings of a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs I Opp Ground Date
1 GA Bartlett 6 038 3 Ind Christchurch 22.02.68
2 RJ Hadlee 7 023 3 Ind Wellington 13.02.76
3 JG Bracewell 5 075 3 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
4 CS Martin 5 063 3 Ind Ahmedabad 04.11.10
5 TG Southee 5 061 3 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the third occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing exact five wickets in the third innings of a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs I Opp Ground Date
1 JG Bracewell 5 075 3 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
2 CS Martin 5 063 3 Ind Ahmedabad 04.11.10
3 TG Southee 5 061 3 Ind Wellington 21.02.20
New Zealand bowlers capturing nine or more wickets in a Test

New Zealand bowlers capturing nine or more wickets in a Test

TG Southee of New Zealand captured nine for 110 against India in the just concluded test against at Wellington to provide the 48th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing nine or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs Opp Ground Date
1 J Cowie 10 140 Eng Manchester 24.07.37
2 FJ Cameron 09 070 Pak Auckland 29.01.65
3 HJ Howarth 09 100 Ind Nagpur 03.10.69
4 RS Cunis 09 128 Eng Auckland 05.03.71
5 BR Taylor 09 182 Win Bridgetown 23.03.72
6 RO Collinge 09 166 Aus Auckland 22.03.74
7 RJ Hadlee 11 058 Ind Wellington 13.02.76
8 RJ Hadlee 10 100 Eng Wellington 10.02.78
9 RJ Hadlee 11 102 Win Dunedin 08.02.80
0 GB Troup 10 166 Win Auckland 29.02.80
1 RJ Hadlee 09 146 Aus Melbourne 26.12.80
2 JG Bracewell 09 136 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
3 BL Cairns 10 144 Eng Leeds 28.07.83
4 RJ Hadlee 10 102 Srl Col-CCC 24.03.84
5 EJ Chatfield 10 124 Win Trinidad 29.03.85
6 RJ Hadlee 15 123 Aus Brisbane 08.11.85
7 RJ Hadlee 11 155 Aus Perth 30.11.85
8 RJ Hadlee 09 163 Aus Christchurch 28.02.86
9 JG Bracewell 10 106 Aus Auckland 13.03.86
0 RJ Hadlee 10 140 Eng Nottingham 07.08.86
1 RJ Hadlee 09 151 Win Christchurch 12.03.87
2 RJ Hadlee 10 176 Aus Melbourne 26.12.87
3 RJ Hadlee 10 088 Ind Mumbai 24.11.88
4 C Pringle 11 152 Pak Faisalabad 26.10.90
5 CL Cairns 09 211 Srl Auckland 01.03.91
6 DJ Nash 11 169 Eng Lord’s 16.06.94
7 DL Vettori 09 130 Srl Hamilton 14.03.97
8 SB Doull 09 114 Ind Wellington 26.12.98
9 CL Cairns 10 100 Win Hamilton 16.12.99
0 DL Vettori 12 149 Aus Auckland 11.03.00
1 DR Tuffey 09 116 Eng Auckland 30.03.02
2 CS Martin 11 180 SAF Auckland 18.03.04
3 CL Cairns 09 187 Eng Nottingham 10.06.04
4 DL Vettori 12 170 Ban Chattogram 26.10.04
5 SE Bond 10 099 Zim Bulawayo 15.08.05
6 DL Vettori 10 183 Srl Wellington 15.12.06
7 DL Vettori 09 133 Ban Chattogram 17.10.08
8 DAJ Bracewell 09 060 Aus Hobart 09.12.11
9 TG Southee 10 108 Eng Lord’s 16.05.13
0 TA Boult 10 080 Win Wellington 11.12.13
1 MD Craig 10 203 Pak Sharjah 26.11.14
2 TA Boult 09 164 Eng Lord’s 21.05.15
3 N Wagner 09 141 Win Wellington 01.12.17
4 TA Boult 09 099 Eng Auckland 22.03.18
5 TA Boult 09 107 Srl Christchurch 26.12.18
6 N Wagner 09 073 Ban Wellington 08.03.19
7 TG Southee 09 162 Aus Perth 12.12.19
8 TG Southee 09 110 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the 23rd occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing exact nine wickets in a test. All such  occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs Opp Ground Date
1 FJ Cameron 09 070 Pak Auckland 29.01.65
2 HJ Howarth 09 100 Ind Nagpur 03.10.69
3 RS Cunis 09 128 Eng Auckland 05.03.71
4 BR Taylor 09 182 Win Bridgetown 23.03.72
5 RO Collinge 09 166 Aus Auckland 22.03.74
6 RJ Hadlee 09 146 Aus Melbourne 26.12.80
7 JG Bracewell 09 136 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
8 RJ Hadlee 09 163 Aus Christchurch 28.02.86
9 RJ Hadlee 09 151 Win Christchurch 12.03.87
10 CL Cairns 09 211 Srl Auckland 01.03.91
11 DL Vettori 09 130 Srl Hamilton 14.03.97
12 SB Doull 09 114 Ind Wellington 26.12.98
13 DR Tuffey 09 116 Eng Auckland 30.03.02
14 CL Cairns 09 187 Eng Nottingham 10.06.04
15 DL Vettori 09 133 Ban Chattogram 17.10.08
16 DAJ Bracewell 09 060 Aus Hobart 09.12.11
17 TA Boult 09 164 Eng Lord’s 21.05.15
18 N Wagner 09 141 Win Wellington 01.12.17
19 TA Boult 09 099 Eng Auckland 22.03.18
20 TA Boult 09 107 Srl Christchurch 26.12.18
21 N Wagner 09 073 Ban Wellington 08.03.19
22 TG Southee 09 162 Aus Perth 12.12.19
23 TG Southee 09 110 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the sixth occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing  nine or more wickets in a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs Opp Ground Date
1 HJ Howarth 09 100 Ind Nagpur 03.10.69
2 RJ Hadlee 11 058 Ind Wellington 13.02.76
3 JG Bracewell 09 136 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
4 RJ Hadlee 10 088 Ind Mumbai 24.11.88
5 SB Doull 09 114 Ind Wellington 26.12.98
6 TG Southee 09 110 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the fourth occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing exact nine wickets in a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs Opp Ground Date
1 HJ Howarth 09 100 Ind Nagpur 03.10.69
2 JG Bracewell 09 136 Ind Auckland 13.03.81
3 SB Doull 09 114 Ind Wellington 26.12.98
4 TG Southee 09 110 Ind Wellington 21.02.20

It also provides the eighth occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing  nine or more wickets in a test at Wellington. All  such occasions are tabulated below

No Player W Runs Opp Ground Date
1 RJ Hadlee 11 058 Ind Wellington 13.02.76
2 RJ Hadlee 10 100 Eng Wellington 10.02.78
3 SB Doull 09 114 Ind Wellington 26.12.98
4 DL Vettori 10 183 Srl Wellington 15.12.06
5 TA Boult 10 080 Win Wellington 11.12.13
6 N Wagner 09 141 Win Wellington 01.12.17
7 N Wagner 09 073 Ban Wellington 08.03.19
8 TG Southee 09 110 Ind Wellington 21.02.20