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Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fourth Day

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fourth Day

M Labuschagne scored 91 and 73 in this game to provide the 38th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. It also provides the 26th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India on home soil

It also provides the eighth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in one innings and a fifty in another innings against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
2KD Walters9362*IndBrisbaneJan 1968
3KJ Hughes9264*IndKolkataOct 1979
4ML Hayden9767IndKolkataMar 2001
5MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
6DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
7CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
8Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

It also provides the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in one innings and a fifty in another innings against India on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
2KD Walters9362*IndBrisbaneJan 1968
3CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
4Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

MJ Clarke at Nagpur in Oct 2004 and M Labuschagne in Jan 2021 have scored similar scores of 91 and 73 against India.

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
5MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
8Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored 131 and 81 in this game to provide the 39th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. It also provides the 27th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India on home soil

M Labuschagne scored (91,73} and SPD Smith scored {131,81} in this game to provide the sixth occasion of two or more Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoNoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
11RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
 2RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
        
21WM Darling6556IndAdelaideJan 1978
 2RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
        
31MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
 2DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
        
41SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
 2DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
        
51JA Burns5866IndSydneyJan 2015
 2CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
 3SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
        
61Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021
 2SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

It also provides the third occasion in which SPD Smith is one of the batsmen in such an instance.

NoNoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
11SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
 2DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
        
21JA Burns5866IndSydneyJan 2015
 2CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
 3SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
        
31Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021
 2SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored {131, 81} in this game to provide the 17th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a century in one innings and a fifty in another innings {which includes twin centuries} in a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1DG Bradman132127*IndMelbourneJan 1948
2RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
3RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
4RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
5AR Border16250IndChennaiSep 1979
6KJ Hughes21353IndAdelaideJan 1981
7TM Moody50101IndPerthFeb 1992
8ML Hayden13653*IndMelbourneDec 2003
9SM Katich12577*IndSydneyJan 2004
10DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
11A Symonds162*61IndSydneyJan 2008
12SR Watson12656IndMohaliOct 2010
13RT Ponting22160*IndAdelaideJan 2012
14DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
15SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
16SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
17SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored {131,81} in this game to provide the third occasion of his scoring a century in one innings and a fifty in another innings a test against India. He became the second batsman to perform such a feat on two or more occasions against India. The following table lists the feats performed by these two batsmen.

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
2RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
       
1SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
2SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
3SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

Thus SPD Smith holds the record for such a feat against India performing the feat on three occasions.

WP Saha became the first substitute wicket keeper to pouch four catches in an innings. JM Hamilton of West Indies and Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan are the two substitute wicket keepers who have pouched two catches. The details are furnished below.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1UT Yadav c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
2CA Pujara c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
       
1Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
2TM Head c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
       
1W Pucovski c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
2Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
3MS Wade c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
4C Green c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne became the first batsman in the history of test cricket to be caught by a substitute wicket keeper on two occasions.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
2Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne, MS Wade and C Green became the ninth, tenth and eleventh batsman in the history of test cricket to be dismissed caught by a substitute wicket keeper.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1WW Armstrong c AO Jones1Aus       EngThe Oval1905
2LT Ngidi c KD Karthik2SAF       IndJo’burg2017/18
3UT Yadav c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
4CA Pujara c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
5Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
6TM Head c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
7RJ Burns c J Da Silva2Eng       WinManchester2020
8W Pucovski c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
9Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
10MS Wade c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
11C Green c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne and SPD Smith added 103 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings to provide the 119th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India. It also provides the 25th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India for the third wicket.

M Labuschagne and SPD Smith added 100 for the third wicket in Australia’s first innings and 103 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings to provide the third occasion of the same pair of Australian batsmen posting a century partnership for the same wicket in both innings of a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
1JA Burns, DA Warner11611NZlBrisbaneNov 2015
2JA Burns, DA Warner12373NZlBrisbaneNov 2015
        
1MA Taylor, ME Waugh31231PakPeshawarOct 1998
2MA Taylor, ME Waugh31033PakPeshawarOct 1998
        
1Labuschagne, SPD Smith31001IndSydneyJan 2021
2Labuschagne, SPD Smith31033IndSydneyJan 2021

M Labuschagne {73}, SPD Smith {81} and C Green {84} scored half centuries in Australia’s second innings to provide the 25th occasion of three or more Australian batsmen scoring half centuries in the same innings of a test. It also provides the 14th such occasion by Australian batsmen at home soil and the fifth such occasion in a Sydney test.

Australia declared the third innings of this test closed with the score reading 312 for 6 to provide the sixth occasion of Australia declaring its third innings closed against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreOversIGroundMon/Year
1Aus367/6d113.33PerthFeb 1992
2Aus329/5d098.13NagpurOct 2004
3Aus351/7d088.03MelbourneDec 2007
4Aus401/7d107.03SydneyJan 2008
5Aus318/9d098.03MelbourneDec 2014
6Aus312/6d087.03SydneyJan 2021

It is interesting to note out of the five occasions, only one test – at Melbourne in Dec 2014 has ended in a draw, while the other four test have been won by Australia.

New Zealand bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in a test match

New Zealand bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in a test match

KA Jamieson of New Zealand returned with figures of 11 for 117 against Pakistan at Christchurch in the just concluded test to provide the 26th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-ROppGroundStart Date
1J Cowie10-140EngManchester24 Jul 1937
2RJ Hadlee11-058IndWellington13 Feb 1976
3RJ Hadlee10-100EngWellington10 Feb 1978
4RJ Hadlee11-102WinDunedin08 Feb 1980
5GB Troup10-166WinAuckland29 Feb 1980
6BL Cairns10-144EngLeeds28 Jul 1983
7RJ Hadlee10-102SrlCol-CCC24 Mar 1984
8EJ Chatfield10-124WinTrinidad29 Mar 1985
9RJ Hadlee15-123AusBrisbane08 Nov 1985
10RJ Hadlee11-144AusPerth30 Nov 1985
11JG Bracewell10-106AusAuckland13 Mar 1986
12RJ Hadlee10-140EngNottingham07 Aug 1986
13RJ Hadlee10-176AusMelbourne26 Dec 1987
14RJ Hadlee10-088IndMumbai24 Nov 1988
15C Pringle11-152PakFaisalabad26 Oct 1990
16DJ Nash11-169EngLord’s16 Jun 1994
17CL Cairns10-100WinHamilton16 Dec 1999
18DL Vettori12-149AusAuckland11 Mar 2000
19CS Martin11-180SAFAuckland18 Mar 2004
20DL Vettori12-170BanChattogram26 Oct 2004
21SE Bond10-099ZimBulawayo15 Aug 2005
22DL Vettori10-183SrlWellington15 Dec 2006
23TG Southee10-108EngLord’s16 May 2013
24TA Boult10-080WinWellington11 Dec 2013
25MD Craig10-203PakSharjah26 Nov 2014
26KA Jamieson11-117PakCh’church03 Jan 2021

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

NoPlayerW-ROppGroundStart Date
1C Pringle11-152PakFaisalabad26 Oct 1990
2MD Craig10-203PakSharjah26 Nov 2014
3KA Jamieson11-117PakCh’church03 Jan 2021
South African bowlers capturing six or more wickets in a test innings on home soil

South African bowlers capturing six or more wickets in a test innings on home soil

A Nortje of South Africa captured six for 56 against Sri Lanka in the ongoing test at Johannesburg to provide the occasion of a South African bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings. It also provides the 64th occasion of a South African bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-RIOppGroundMon/Year
1WH Ashley7-0951EngC TownMar 1889
2JH Sinclair6-0261EngC TownApr 1899
3CB Llewellyn6-0922AusJo’burgOct 1902
4CB Llewellyn6-0971AusC TownNov 1902
5SJ Snooke8-0704EngJo’burgMar 1906
6AEE Vogler7-0944EngJo’burgJan 1910
7GA Faulkner6-0874EngDurbanJan 1910
8CP Carter6-0502EngDurbanFeb 1914
9CP Carter6-0911AusJo’burgNov 1921
10JM Blanckenberg6-0762EngJo’burgDec 1922
11AE Hall7-0634EngC TownJan 1923
12AE Hall6-0821EngJo’burgFeb 1923
13CL Vincent6-1312EngDurbanJan 1928
14AE Hall6-1001EngJo’burgJan 1928
15GF Bissett7-0293EngDurbanFeb 1928
16EP Nupen6-0874EngJo’burgDec 1930
17EP Nupen6-0463EngJo’burgFeb 1931
18CL Vincent6-0512EngDurbanFeb 1931
19NBF Mann6-0592EngDurbanDec 1948
20CN McCarthy6-0434EngDurbanDec 1948
21HJ Tayfield7-0232AusDurbanJan 1950
22HJ Tayfield6-0622NZlDurbanDec 1953
23HJ Tayfield6-0132NZlJo’burgJan 1954
24HJ Tayfield8-0693EngDurbanJan 1957
25HJ Tayfield9-1134EngJo’burgFeb 1957
26HJ Tayfield6-0784EngP E’bethMar 1957
27PS Heine6-0582AusJo’burgDec 1957
28NAT Adcock6-0431AusDurbanJan 1958
29PS Heine6-0961AusJo’burgFeb 1958
30PM Pollock6-0384NZlDurbanDec 1961
31GB Lawrence8-0532NZlJo’burgDec 1961
32SF Burke6-1281NZlC TownJan 1962
33TL Goddard6-0534AusJo’burgDec 1966
34MJ Procter6-0734AusP E’bethMar 1970
35AA Donald7-0843IndP E’bethDec 1992
36PS de Villiers6-0812PakJo’burgJan 1995
37SM Pollock6-0503PakDurbanFeb 1998
38PS de Villiers6-0232PakP E’bethMar 1998
39AA Donald6-0531EngJo’burgNov 1999
40M Ntini6-0663NZlB’fonteinNov 2000
41SM Pollock6-0301SrlC TownJan 2001
42SM Pollock6-0563IndB’fonteinNov 2001
43A Nel6-0812EngCenturionJan 2005
44M Zondeki6-0393ZimCenturionMar 2005
45M Ntini6-1002AusJo’burgMar 2006
46M Ntini6-0592PakP E’bethJan 2007
47DW Steyn6-0493NZlCenturionNov 2007
48DW Steyn6-0723WinDurbanJan 2008
49PL Harris6-1273AusC TownMar 2009
50DW Steyn6-0501IndDurbanDec 2010
51M de Lange7-0811SrlDurbanDec 2011
52DW Steyn6-0082PakJo’burgFeb 2013
53KJ Abbott7-0292PakCenturionFeb 2013
54DW Steyn6-1001IndDurbanDec 2013
55DW Steyn6-0343WinCenturionDec 2014
56K Rabada7-1122EngCenturionJan 2016
57K Rabada6-0324EngCenturionJan 2016
58K Rabada6-0554SrlC TownJan 2017
59VD Philander6-0424IndC TownJan 2018
60L Ngidi6-0394IndCenturionJan 2018
61K Rabada6-0543AusP E’bethMar 2018
62VD Philander6-0214AusJo’burgMar 2018
63D Olivier6-0371PakCenturionDec 2018
64A Nortje6-0561SrlJo’burgJan 2021

It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against Sri Lanka.  All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerW-RIOppGroundMon/Year
1SM Pollock6-0301SrlC TownJan 2001
2M de Lange7-0811SrlDurbanDec 2011
3K Rabada6-0554SrlC TownJan 2017
4A Nortje6-0561SrlJo’burgJan 2021

It also provides the 21st occasion of a South African bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings at Johannesburg.  All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerW-RIOppGroundMon/Year
1CB Llewellyn6-0922AusJo’burgOct 1902
2SJ Snooke8-0704EngJo’burgMar 1906
3AEE Vogler7-0944EngJo’burgJan 1910
4CP Carter6-0911AusJo’burgNov 1921
5JM Blanckenberg6-0762EngJo’burgDec 1922
6AE Hall6-0821EngJo’burgFeb 1923
7AE Hall6-1001EngJo’burgJan 1928
8EP Nupen6-0874EngJo’burgDec 1930
9EP Nupen6-0463EngJo’burgFeb 1931
10HJ Tayfield6-0132NZlJo’burgJan 1954
11HJ Tayfield9-1134EngJo’burgFeb 1957
12PS Heine6-0582AusJo’burgDec 1957
13PS Heine6-0961AusJo’burgFeb 1958
14GB Lawrence8-0532NZlJo’burgDec 1961
15TL Goddard6-0534AusJo’burgDec 1966
16PS de Villiers6-0812PakJo’burgJan 1995
17AA Donald6-0531EngJo’burgNov 1999
18M Ntini6-1002AusJo’burgMar 2006
19DW Steyn6-0082PakJo’burgFeb 2013
20VD Philander6-0214AusJo’burgMar 2018
21A Nortje6-0561SrlJo’burgJan 2021

Pakistan batsmen scoring nineties in a test innings

Pakistan batsmen scoring nineties in a test innings

Azhar Ali of Pakistan scored 93 in the ongoing second test at Christchurch against New Zealand to provide the 94th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1Hanif Mohammad963IndMum-BS13 Nov 1952
2Waqar Hasan973IndKolkata12 Dec 1952
3Maqsood Ahmed991IndLahore29 Jan 1955
4AH Kardar933IndKarachi26 Feb 1955
5Imtiaz Ahmed913WinBridgetown17 Jan 1958
6Wazir Mohammad97*3WinGeorgetown13 Mar 1958
7Saeed Ahmed972WinTrinidad26 Mar 1958
8Saeed Ahmed911AusKarachi04 Dec 1959
9Imtiaz Ahmed983EngThe Oval16 Aug 1962
10Abdul Kadir951AusKarachi24 Oct 1964
11Hanif Mohammad933AusMelbourne04 Dec 1964
12Shafqat Rana953NZlLahore30 Oct 1969
13Asif Iqbal922NZlDhaka08 Nov 1969
14Sadiq Mohammad914EngLeeds08 Jul 1971
15Majid Khan991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
16Mushtaq Mohammad991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
17Majid Khan981EngThe Oval22 Aug 1974
18Sadiq Mohammad98*3WinKarachi01 Mar 1975
19Majid Khan981NZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
20Zaheer Abbas902AusMelbourne01 Jan 1977
21Majid Khan921WinTrinidad01 Apr 1977
22Sadiq Mohammad971EngLeeds29 Jun 1978
23Zaheer Abbas963IndFaisalabad16 Oct 1978
24Wasim Raja971IndDelhi04 Dec 1979
25Wasim Raja94*2IndKanpur25 Dec 1979
26Taslim Arif902IndKolkata29 Jan 1980
27Mudassar Nazar951AusMelbourne11 Dec 1981
28Zaheer Abbas901AusMelbourne11 Dec 1981
29Javed Miandad923SrlKarachi05 Mar 1982
30Zaheer Abbas912AusKarachi22 Sep 1982
31Mohsin Khan941IndLahore10 Dec 1982
32Mohsin Khan912IndKarachi30 Jan 1983
33Javed Miandad992IndBengaluru14 Sep 1983
34Sarfraz Nawaz902EngLahore19 Mar 1984
35Qasim Umar961NZlDunedin09 Feb 1985
36Javed Miandad941IndChennai03 Feb 1987
37Saleem Malik992EngLeeds02 Jul 1987
38Saleem Yousuf91*1EngBirmingham23 Jul 1987
39Aamer Malik98*2EngKarachi16 Dec 1987
40Shoaib Mohammad941AusKarachi15 Sep 1988
41Shoaib Mohammad953IndKarachi15 Nov 1989
42Ramiz Raja982SrlSialkot12 Dec 1991
43Imran Khan93*2SrlSialkot12 Dec 1991
44Javed Miandad921NZlHamilton02 Jan 1993
45Basit Ali92*2WinBridgetown23 Apr 1993
46Saeed Anwar941SrlCol-PSS09 Aug 1994
47Saleem Malik992SAFJo’burg19 Jan 1995
48Inzamam-ul-Haq954SAFJo’burg19 Jan 1995
49Inzamam-ul-Haq951SrlPeshawar08 Sep 1995
50Aamer Sohail993AusBrisbane09 Nov 1995
51Moin Khan982SrlCol-SSC26 Apr 1997
52Inzamam-ul-Haq962SAFFaisalabad24 Oct 1997
53Inzamam-ul-Haq92*2WinPeshawar17 Nov 1997
54Moin Khan974ZimBulawayo14 Mar 1998
55Inzamam-ul-Haq972AusPeshawar15 Oct 1998
56Mohammad Yousuf951AusBrisbane05 Nov 1999
57Mohammad Wasim911AusHobart18 Nov 1999
58Younis Khan911NZlAuckland08 Mar 2001
59Rashid Latif942BanDhaka09 Jan 2002
60Inzamam-ul-Haq993SrlLahore06 Mar 2002
61Asim Kamal992SAFLahore17 Oct 2003
62Yasir Hameed912IndMultan28 Mar 2004
63Asim Kamal911IndMohali08 Mar 2005
64Shahid Afridi921EngFaisalabad20 Nov 2005
65Inzamam-ul-Haq972EngLahore29 Nov 2005
66Mohammad Yousuf973IndKarachi29 Jan 2006
67Abdul Razzaq903IndKarachi29 Jan 2006
68Mohammad Hafeez952EngThe Oval17 Aug 2006
69Imran Farhat912EngThe Oval17 Aug 2006
70Inzamam-ul-Haq92*2SAFP Elizabeth19 Jan 2007
71Khurram Manzoor931SrlCol-SSC20 Jul 2009
72Mohammad Yousuf901SrlCol-SSC20 Jul 2009
73Salman Butt924AusLord’s13 Jul 2010
74Azhar Ali92*2EngThe Oval18 Aug 2010
75Azhar Ali902SAFAbu Dhabi20 Nov 2010
76Misbah-ul-Haq992NZlWellington15 Jan 2011
77Misbah-ul-Haq973SrlDub-DSC08 Jan 2014
78Mohammad Hafeez961NZlAbu Dhabi09 Nov 2014
79Sarfaraz Ahmed962SrlGalle17 Jun 2015
08Mohammad Hafeez981EngAbu Dhabi13 Oct 2015
81Sami Aslam901WinDub-DSC13 Oct 2016
82Misbah-ul-Haq961WinAbu Dhabi21 Oct 2016
83Azhar Ali913WinSharjah30 Oct 2016
84Babar Azam90*2NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
85Sami Aslam914NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
86Misbah-ul-Haq99*2WinKingston21 Apr 2017
87Misbah-ul-Haq992WinBridgetown30 Apr 2017
88Fakhar Zaman941AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
89Sarfaraz Ahmed941AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
90Babar Azam993AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
91Mohammad Rizwan953AusBrisbane21 Nov 2019
92Babar Azam972AusAdelaide29 Nov 2019
93Faheem Ashraf912NZlM Maunganui26 Dec 2020
94Azhar Ali931NZlChristchurch03 Jan 2021

It also provides the 12th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against New Zealand. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1Shafqat Rana953NZlLahore30 Oct 1969
2Asif Iqbal922NZlDhaka08 Nov 1969
3Majid Khan981NZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
4Qasim Umar961NZlDunedin09 Feb 1985
5Javed Miandad921NZlHamilton02 Jan 1993
6Younis Khan911NZlAuckland08 Mar 2001
7Misbah-ul-Haq992NZlWellington15 Jan 2011
8Mohammad Hafeez961NZlAbu Dhabi09 Nov 2014
9Babar Azam90*2NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
10Sami Aslam914NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
11Faheem Ashraf912NZlM Maunganui26 Dec 2020
12Azhar Ali931NZlChristchurch03 Jan 2021

Azhar Ali’s 93 in this test provide his fourth ninety in a test innings. He became the sixrh Paistan batsman to score ninety on four or more occasions. Others are – Inzamam-ul-Huq  {08}, Misbah-ul-Huq {05}, Javed Miandad {04}, Majid Khan {04} and Zaheer Abbas {04}. The following table lists the performance of these six batsmen.

NoNoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
11Inzamam-ul-Haq954SAFJo’burg19 Jan 1995
 2Inzamam-ul-Haq951SrlPeshawar08 Sep 1995
 3Inzamam-ul-Haq962SAFFaisalabad24 Oct 1997
 4Inzamam-ul-Haq92*2WinPeshawar17 Nov 1997
 5Inzamam-ul-Haq972AusPeshawar15 Oct 1998
 6Inzamam-ul-Haq993SrlLahore06 Mar 2002
 7Inzamam-ul-Haq972EngLahore29 Nov 2005
 8Inzamam-ul-Haq92*2SAFP Elizabeth19 Jan 2007
        
21Misbah-ul-Haq992NZlWellington15 Jan 2011
 2Misbah-ul-Haq973SrlDub-DSC08 Jan 2014
 3Misbah-ul-Haq961WinAbu Dhabi21 Oct 2016
 4Misbah-ul-Haq99*2WinKingston21 Apr 2017
 5Misbah-ul-Haq992WinBridgetown30 Apr 2017
        
31Azhar Ali92*2EngThe Oval18 Aug 2010
 2Azhar Ali902SAFAbu Dhabi20 Nov 2010
 3Azhar Ali913WinSharjah30 Oct 2016
 4Azhar Ali931NZlChristchurch03 Jan 2021
        
41Javed Miandad923SrlKarachi05 Mar 1982
 2Javed Miandad992IndBengaluru14 Sep 1983
 3Javed Miandad941IndChennai03 Feb 1987
 4Javed Miandad921NZlHamilton02 Jan 1993
        
51Majid Khan991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
 2Majid Khan981EngThe Oval22 Aug 1974
 3Majid Khan981NZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
 4Majid Khan921WinTrinidad01 Apr 1977
        
61Zaheer Abbas902AusMelbourne01 Jan 1977
 2Zaheer Abbas963IndFaisalabad16 Oct 1978
 3Zaheer Abbas901AusMelbourne11 Dec 1981
 4Zaheer Abbas912AusKarachi22 Sep 1982

Azhar Ali of Pakistan scored 93 in the ongoing second test at Christchurch against New Zealand to provide the 82nd occasion of a Pakistan batsman dismissed for a ninety in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1Hanif Mohammad963IndMum-BS13 Nov 1952
2Waqar Hasan973IndKolkata12 Dec 1952
3Maqsood Ahmed991IndLahore29 Jan 1955
4AH Kardar933IndKarachi26 Feb 1955
5Imtiaz Ahmed913WinBridgetown17 Jan 1958
6Saeed Ahmed972WinTrinidad26 Mar 1958
7Saeed Ahmed911AusKarachi04 Dec 1959
8Imtiaz Ahmed983EngThe Oval16 Aug 1962
9Abdul Kadir951AusKarachi24 Oct 1964
10Hanif Mohammad933AusMelbourne04 Dec 1964
11Shafqat Rana953NZlLahore30 Oct 1969
12Asif Iqbal922NZlDhaka08 Nov 1969
13Sadiq Mohammad914EngLeeds08 Jul 1971
14Majid Khan991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
15Mushtaq Mohammad991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
16Majid Khan981EngThe Oval22 Aug 1974
17Majid Khan981NZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
18Zaheer Abbas902AusMelbourne01 Jan 1977
19Majid Khan921WinTrinidad01 Apr 1977
20Sadiq Mohammad971EngLeeds29 Jun 1978
21Zaheer Abbas963IndFaisalabad16 Oct 1978
22Wasim Raja971IndDelhi04 Dec 1979
23Taslim Arif902IndKolkata29 Jan 1980
24Mudassar Nazar951AusMelbourne11 Dec 1981
25Zaheer Abbas901AusMelbourne11 Dec 1981
26Javed Miandad923SrlKarachi05 Mar 1982
27Zaheer Abbas912AusKarachi22 Sep 1982
28Mohsin Khan941IndLahore10 Dec 1982
29Mohsin Khan912IndKarachi30 Jan 1983
30Javed Miandad992IndBengaluru14 Sep 1983
31Sarfraz Nawaz902EngLahore19 Mar 1984
32Qasim Umar961NZlDunedin09 Feb 1985
33Javed Miandad941IndChennai03 Feb 1987
34Saleem Malik992EngLeeds02 Jul 1987
35Shoaib Mohammad941AusKarachi15 Sep 1988
36Shoaib Mohammad953IndKarachi15 Nov 1989
37Ramiz Raja982SrlSialkot12 Dec 1991
38Javed Miandad921NZlHamilton02 Jan 1993
39Saeed Anwar941SrlCol-PSS09 Aug 1994
40Saleem Malik992SAFJo’burg19 Jan 1995
41Inzamam-ul-Haq954SAFJo’burg19 Jan 1995
42Inzamam-ul-Haq951SrlPeshawar08 Sep 1995
43Aamer Sohail993AusBrisbane09 Nov 1995
44Moin Khan982SrlCol-SSC26 Apr 1997
45Inzamam-ul-Haq962SAFFaisalabad24 Oct 1997
46Moin Khan974ZimBulawayo14 Mar 1998
47Inzamam-ul-Haq972AusPeshawar15 Oct 1998
48Mohammad Yousuf951AusBrisbane05 Nov 1999
49Mohammad Wasim911AusHobart18 Nov 1999
50Younis Khan911NZlAuckland08 Mar 2001
51Rashid Latif942BanDhaka09 Jan 2002
52Inzamam-ul-Haq993SrlLahore06 Mar 2002
53Asim Kamal992SAFLahore17 Oct 2003
54Yasir Hameed912IndMultan28 Mar 2004
55Asim Kamal911IndMohali08 Mar 2005
56Shahid Afridi921EngFaisalabad20 Nov 2005
57Inzamam-ul-Haq972EngLahore29 Nov 2005
58Mohammad Yousuf973IndKarachi29 Jan 2006
59Abdul Razzaq903IndKarachi29 Jan 2006
60Mohammad Hafeez952EngThe Oval17 Aug 2006
61Imran Farhat912EngThe Oval17 Aug 2006
62Khurram Manzoor931SrlCol-SSC20 Jul 2009
63Mohammad Yousuf901SrlCol-SSC20 Jul 2009
64Salman Butt924AusLord’s13 Jul 2010
65Azhar Ali902SAFAbu Dhabi20 Nov 2010
66Misbah-ul-Haq992NZlWellington15 Jan 2011
67Misbah-ul-Haq973SrlDub-DSC08 Jan 2014
68Mohammad Hafeez961NZlAbu Dhabi09 Nov 2014
69Sarfaraz Ahmed962SrlGalle17 Jun 2015
70Sami Aslam901WinDub-DSC13 Oct 2016
71Misbah-ul-Haq961WinAbu Dhabi21 Oct 2016
72Azhar Ali913WinSharjah30 Oct 2016
73Babar Azam90*2NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
74Sami Aslam914NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
75Misbah-ul-Haq992WinBridgetown30 Apr 2017
76Fakhar Zaman941AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
77Sarfaraz Ahmed941AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
78Babar Azam993AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
79Mohammad Rizwan953AusBrisbane21 Nov 2019
08Babar Azam972AusAdelaide29 Nov 2019
81Faheem Ashraf912NZlM Maunganui26 Dec 2020
82Azhar Ali931NZlChristchurch03 Jan 2021

Azhar Ali of Pakistan scored 93 in the ongoing second test at Christchurch against New Zealand to provide the 13th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings batting at number three. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1Waqar Hasan973IndKolkata12 Dec 1952
2Saeed Ahmed972WinTrinidad26 Mar 1958
3Saeed Ahmed911AusKarachi04 Dec 1959
4Majid Khan991EngKarachi24 Mar 1973
5Zaheer Abbas902AusMelbourne01 Jan 1977
6Zaheer Abbas963IndFaisalabad16 Oct 1978
7Qasim Umar961NZlDunedin09 Feb 1985
8Shoaib Mohammad941AusKarachi15 Sep 1988
9Shoaib Mohammad953IndKarachi15 Nov 1989
10Yasir Hameed912IndMultan28 Mar 2004
11Azhar Ali902SAFAbu Dhabi20 Nov 2010
12Babar Azam90*2NZlHamilton25 Nov 2016
13Azhar Ali931NZlChristchurch03 Jan 2021
Captain and wicket keeper batsman’s twin fifties in a test in losing cause

Captain and wicket keeper batsman’s twin fifties in a test in losing cause

Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan scored 71 and 60 against New Zealand in the just concluded test at Mount Maunganui which was in a losing cause to provide the 50th occasion of a captain’s twin fifties going in vain the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppGroundStart Date
1G Giffen5751AusEngMelbourneMar 1895
2MA Noble6164AusEngMelbourneJan 08
3JWHT Douglas5060EngAusMelbourneFeb 21
4HW Taylor59*56SAFEngLeedsJul 24
5J Ryder6387AusEngAdelaideFeb 29
6GC Grant53*71*WinAusAdelaideDec 30
7AD Nourse65114SAFAusCape TownDec 49
8VS Hazare8956IndEngLeedsJun 52
9GO Rabone10768NZlSAFDurbanDec 53
10L Hutton7277EngWinBridgetownFeb 54
11PBH May6353EngAusLord’sJun 56
12ER Dexter5762EngIndKolkataDec 61
13JR Reid60142NZlSAFJohannesburgFeb 62
14JR Reid74100NZlEngChristchurchMar 63
15JR Reid12876NZlPakKarachiApr 65
16MAK Pataudi64148IndEngLeedsJun 67
17MAK Pataudi7585IndAusMelbourneDec 67
18IM Chappell6550AusEngMelbourneFeb 75
19AW Greig11676*EngWinLeedsJul 76
20DI Gower57106EngAusLord’sJun 89
21KC Wessels5974SAFWinBridgetownApr 92
22GA Gooch65133EngAusManchesterJun 93
23WJ Cronje12667SAFEngNottinghamJul 98
24BC Lara5179WinSAFDurbanDec 98
25A Flower74129ZimSrlHarareNov 99
26BC Lara6775WinNZlWellingtonDec 99
27SR Tendulkar11652IndAusMelbourneDec 99
28SP Fleming5799NZlSAFBloemfonteinNov 00
29CL Hooper5354*WinSAFPort of SpainMar 01
30BC Lara91122WinAusPort of SpainApr 03
31T Taibu71*52ZimIndBulawayoSep 05
32MS Atapattu8867SrlIndDelhiDec 05
33Habibul Bashar6973BanSrlBograMar 06
34A Flintoff7051EngIndMohaliMar 06
35BC Lara61122WinPakLahoreNov 06
36RT Ponting10199AusSAFMelbourneDec 08
37Shakib Al Hasan87100BanNZlHamiltonFeb 10
38RT Ponting7772AusIndBengaluruOct 10
39MS Dhoni7774*IndEngBirminghamAug 11
40BRM Taylor50117ZimNZlBulawayoNov 11
41M Jayawardene10564SrlEngCol-PSSApr 12
42M Jayawardene7260SrlAusSydneyJan 13
43V Kohli115141IndAusAdelaideDec 14
44AD Mathews5066SrlNZlChristchurchDec 14
45AN Cook7556EngNZlLeedsMay 15
46JE Root5972EngWinLeedsAug 17
47LD Chandimal5761SrlIndNagpurNov 17
48JE Root8358*EngAusSydneyJan 18
49V Kohli14951IndEngBirminghamAug 18
50Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20

Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan scored 71 and 60 against New Zealand in the just concluded test at Mount Maunganui which was in a losing cause to provide the 23rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman’s twin fifties in a test going in vain in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppGroundMon/Yr
1JHB Waite5856*SAFEngBirminghamJun 60
2APE Knott9263EngAusThe OvalAug 72
3DL Murray6655WinAusBrisbaneNov 75
4APE Knott5057EngWinThe OvalAug 76
5A Flower11562*ZimIndDelhiMar 93
6IA Healy7451*AusEngAdelaideJan 95
h7A Flower6583ZimNZlAucklandFeb 98
8A Flower74129ZimSrlHarareNov 99
9A Flower183*70ZimIndDelhiNov 00
10A Flower5183ZimIndBulawayoJun 01
11A Flower142199*ZimSAFHarareSep 01
12T Taibu71*52ZimIndBulawayoSep 05
13Mushfiqur Rahim7995BanEngChattogramMar 10
14MS Dhoni7774*IndEngBirminghamAug 11
15BJ Watling6363NZlSAFPort ElizabethJan 13
16Sarfaraz Ahmed5552*PakSrlGalleAug 14
17Sarfaraz Ahmed10355PakSrlColombo (SSC)Aug 14
18BJ Watling61*59NZlEngLord’sMay 15
19MDKJ Perera5570SrlIndColombo (SSC)Aug 15
20LD Chandimal8358SrlNZlDunedinDec 15
21JM Bairstow5581EngPakThe OvalAug 16
22Q de Kock8055SAFSrlDurbanFeb 19
23Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20
Captain wicket keeper batsmen scoring twin fifties in a test.

Captain wicket keeper batsmen scoring twin fifties in a test.

Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan score 71 and 60 against New Zealand in the just concluded test at Mount Maunganui to provide the tenth occasion of a captain wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppnGround`Mon/Yr
1A Flower74129ZimSrlHarareNov 99
2T Taibu85*153ZimBanDhakaJan 05
3T Taibu71*52ZinIndBulawayoSep 05
4MS Dhoni9268*IndAusMohaliOct 08
5MS Dhoni5655IndAusNagpurNov 08
6MS Dhoni5256*IndNZlWellingtonApr 09
7MS Dhoni7774*IndEngBirminghamAug 11
8Mushfiqur Rahim6093BanZimHarareApr 13
9Sarfaraz Ahmed9481PakAusAbu DhabiOct 18
10Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20

It also provides the eighth occasion of Pakistan captain wicket keeper batsman scoring twin fifties in a test. Both such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppnGround`Mon/Yr
1Sarfaraz Ahmed9481PakAusAbu DhabiOct 18
2Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20

It also provides the second occasion of a captain wicket keeper batsman scoring twin fifties in a test against New Zealand. Both such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppnGround`Mon/Yr
1MS Dhoni5256*IndNZlWellingtonApr 09
2Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20
Wicket keeper batsmen scoring twin fifties in a test – Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan joins the list

Wicket keeper batsmen scoring twin fifties in a test – Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan joins the list

Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan score 71 and 60 against New Zealand in the just concluded test at Mount Maunganui to provide the 56th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamOppGroundStart Date
1JM Blackham5758*AusEngSydneyFeb 1883
2Dilawar Hussain5957IndEngKolkataJan 34
3CL Walcott54108WinIndKolkataDec 48
4RT Spooner7192EngIndKolkataDec 51
5JHB Waite11559SAFAusJohannesburgDec 57
6JHB Waite5856*SAFEngBirminghamJun 60
7FCM Alexander63*87*WinAusAdelaideJan 61
8DT Lindsay69182SAFAusJohannesburgDec 66
9APE Knott10196EngNZlAucklandMar 71
10APE Knott9263EngAusThe OvalAug 72
11FM Engineer12166IndEngMumbai (BS)Feb 73
12APE Knott7163*EngPakHyd-PakMar 73
13APE Knott8767EngWinBridgetownMar 74
14DL Murray6655WinAusBrisbaneNov 75
15APE Knott5057EngWinThe OvalAug 76
16GN Edwards5554NZlEngAucklandMar 78
17PJL Dujon5352WinEngLord’sJun 88
18Saleem Yousuf6266*PakAusFaisalabadSep 88
19A Flower11562*ZimIndDelhiMar 93
20IA Healy7451*AusEngAdelaideJan 95
21A Flower6583ZimNZlAucklandFeb 98
22A Flower74129ZimSrlHarareNov 99
23AC Gilchrist7855AusIndMelbourneDec 99
24A Flower183*70ZimIndDelhiNov 00
25A Flower55232*ZimIndNagpurNov 00
26A Flower5183ZimIndBulawayoJun 01
27A Flower1429*ZimSAFHarareSep 01
28T Taibu5958ZimBanHarareFeb 04
29T Taibu85*153ZimBanDhakaJan 05
30T Taibu71*52ZimIndBulawayoSep 05
31Kamran Akmal5271PakSAFLahoreOct 07
32MS Dhoni9268*IndAusMohaliOct 08
33MS Dhoni5655IndAusNagpurNov 08
34MJ Prior131*61EngWinPort of SpainMar 09
35MS Dhoni5256*IndNZlWellingtonApr 09
36Mushfiqur Rahim7995BanEngChattogramMar 10
37MJ Prior71103*EngIndLord’sJul 11
38MS Dhoni7774*IndEngBirminghamAug 11
39LD Chandimal5854SrlSAFDurbanDec 11
40BJ Watling6363NZlSAFPort ElizabethJan 13
41MJ Prior73110*EngNZlAucklandMar 13
42Mushfiqur Rahim6093BanZimHarareApr 13
43BJ Haddin9453AusEngBrisbaneNov 13
44Sarfaraz Ahmed5552*PakSrlGalleAug 14
45Sarfaraz Ahmed10355PakSrlColombo (SSC)Aug 14
46BJ Watling61*59NZlEngLord’sMay 15
67LD Chandimal59162*SrlIndGalleAug 15
68MDKJ Perera5570SrlIndColombo (SSC)Aug 15
69LD Chandimal8358SrlNZlDunedinDec 15
50JM Bairstow5581EngPakThe OvalAug 16
51Q de Kock8250SAFNZlCenturionAug 16
52WP Saha54*58*IndNZlKolkataSep 16
53Q de Kock8464SAFAusPerthNov 16
54Sarfaraz Ahmed9481PakAusAbu DhabiOct 18
55Q de Kock8055SAFSrlDurbanFeb 20
56Mohd Rizwan7160PakNZlMt MaunganuiDec 20

It also provides the sixth occasion of Pakistan wicket keeper batsman scoring twin fifties in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundStart Date
1Saleem Yousuf6266*AusFaisalabad23 Sep 1988
2Kamran Akmal5271SAFLahore08 Oct 2007
3Sarfaraz Ahmed5552*SrlGalle06 Aug 2014
4Sarfaraz Ahmed10355SrlColombo (SSC)14 Aug 2014
5Sarfaraz Ahmed9481AusAbu Dhabi16 Oct 2018
6Mohd Rizwan7160NZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020

It also provides the eighth occasion of wicket keeper batsman scoring twin fifties in a test against New Zealand. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISITeamGroundStart Date
1APE Knott10196EngAuckland05 Mar 1971
2A Flower6583ZimAuckland26 Feb 1998
3MS Dhoni5256*IndWellington03 Apr 2009
4MJ Prior73110*EngAuckland22 Mar 2013
5LD Chandimal8358SrlDunedin10 Dec 2015
6Q de Kock8250SAFCenturion27 Aug 2016
7WP Saha54*58*IndKolkata30 Sep 2016
8Mohd Rizwan7160PakMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020
India posts its 29th win against Australia and its eighth win against Australia in Australia

India posts its 29th win against Australia and its eighth win against Australia in Australia

Fourth day Australia Vs India Melbourne

Aus was 133 for 6 at the end of the third day was dismissed for 200 in the last over before Lunch. Aus added 67 runs.

Australia was dismissed all out for a total of exact 200 runs in the third innings of the test to provide the eighth occasion of a team dismissed all out for exact 200 runs in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreIOppGroundStart Date
1Pak2003EngLahore21 Oct 1961
2NZl2003PakDhaka08 Nov 1969
3NZl2003AusMelbourne29 Dec 1973
4Aus2003WinSt John’s07 Apr 1984
5Srl2003PakSialkot27 Oct 1985
6Zim2003PakFaisalabad24 Oct 1996
7Ind2003SAFMohali05 Nov 2015
8Aus2003IndMelbourne26 Dec 2020

It also provides the second occasion of Australia dismissed all out for exact 200 runs in the third innings of a test.  Prior to this Australia was dismissed for an exact 200 runs in the third innings of a test against West Indies at St John’s in Apr 1984. Both such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreIOppGroundStart Date
1Aus2003WinSt John’s07 Apr 1984
2Aus2003IndMelbourne26 Dec 2020

Australia was dismissed all out for a total of exact 200 runs in the third innings of the test to provide the first occasion of a team dismissed all out for exact 200 runs in a test innings against India.

R Ashwin’s two wickets in Australia’s second innings fetched him an aggregate of 375 test wickets. He now stands fourth in the list of Indian bowlers who have captured most wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619}, N Kapil Dev {434} and Harbhajan Singh {417}

He now stands third in the list of Indian spin bowlers who have captured most wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619} and Harbhajan Singh {417}

The following table lists the seven spin bowlers who have an aggregate of 375 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket. R Ashwin joined this elite list as the seventh bowler

NoPlayerTeamMatInnsBallsRunsWkts
1M MuralitharanSrl1332304403918180800
2SK WarneAus1452734070517995708
3A KumbleInd1322364085018355619
4HMRKB HerathSrl0931702599312157433
5Harbhajan SinghInd1031902858013537417
6NM LyonAus0981862485712460394
7R AshwinInd073136200979459375

R Ashwin became the 20th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 375 plus wickets.

India won this test by eight wickets to carve its 29th win against Australia. All such wins are tabulated below

NoTeamResultMarginOppGroundStart Date
1Indiawon119 runsAusKanpur19 Dec 1959
2Indiawon2 wktsAusMumbai (BS)10 Oct 1964
3Indiawon7 wktsAusDelhi28 Nov 1969
4Indiawon222 runsAusMelbourne30 Dec 1977
5Indiawoninns & 2 runsAusSydney07 Jan 1978
6Indiawon153 runsAusKanpur02 Oct 1979
7Indiawoninns & 100 runsAusMumbai03 Nov 1979
8Indiawon59 runsAusMelbourne07 Feb 1981
9Indiawon7 wktsAusDelhi10 Oct 1996
10Indiawon179 runsAusChennai06 Mar 1998
11Indiawoninns & 219 runsAusKolkata18 Mar 1998
12Indiawon171 runsAusKolkata11 Mar 2001
13Indiawon2 wktsAusChennai18 Mar 2001
14Indiawon4 wktsAusAdelaide12 Dec 2003
15Indiawon13 runsAusMumbai03 Nov 2004
16Indiawon72 runsAusPerth16 Jan 2008
17Indiawon320 runsAusMohali17 Oct 2008
18Indiawon172 runsAusNagpur06 Nov 2008
19Indiawon1 wktsAusMohali01 Oct 2010
20Indiawon7 wktsAusBengaluru09 Oct 2010
21Indiawon8 wktsAusChennai22 Feb 2013
22Indiawoninns & 135 runsAusHyd-RGS02 Mar 2013
23Indiawon6 wktsAusMohali14 Mar 2013
24Indiawon6 wktsAusDelhi22 Mar 2013
25Indiawon75 runsAusBengaluru04 Mar 2017
26Indiawon8 wktsAusDharamsala25 Mar 2017
27Indiawon31 runsAusAdelaide06 Dec 2018
28Indiawon137 runsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2018
29Indiawon8 wktsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2020

India won this test by eight wickets to carve its eighth win against Australia in Australia. All such wins are tabulated below

NoTeamResultMarginOppGroundStart Date
1Indiawon222 runsAusMelbourne30 Dec 1977
2Indiawoninns & 2 runsAusSydney07 Jan 1978
3Indiawon59 runsAusMelbourne07 Feb 1981
4Indiawon4 wktsAusAdelaide12 Dec 2003
5Indiawon72 runsAusPerth16 Jan 2008
6Indiawon31 runsAusAdelaide06 Dec 2018
7Indiawon137 runsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2018
8Indiawon8 wktsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2020

India won this test by eight wickets to carve its fourth win against Australia at Melbourne. All such wins are tabulated below

NoTeamResultMarginOppGroundStart Date
1Indiawon222 runsAusMelbourne30 Dec 1977
2Indiawon59 runsAusMelbourne07 Feb 1981
3Indiawon137 runsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2018
4Indiawon8 wktsAusMelbourne26 Dec 2020

India has won nine tests when AM Rahane has scored centuries. The following table lists the centuries scored by AM Rahane

NoRunsIOppGroundStart DateRes
11031EngLord’s17 Jul 2014Won
21263SrlCol-PSS20 Aug 2015Won
31271SAFDelhi03 Dec 2015Won
4100*3SAFDelhi03 Dec 2015Won
51881NZlIndore08 Oct 2016Won
61321SrlCol-SSC03 Aug 2017Won
71023WinN Sound22 Aug 2019Won
81151SAFRanchi19 Oct 2019Won
91122AusMelbourne26 Dec 2020Won

India has drawn three tests when AM Rahane has scored centuries. The following table lists the centuries scored by AM Rahane

NoRunsIOppGroundStart DateRes
11182NZlWellington14 Feb 2014Draw
21472AusMelbourne26 Dec 2014Draw
3108*2WinKingston30 Jul 2015Draw

AM Rahane has scored 12 centuries in his test career upto the end of this test. India has won nine tests in which AM Rahane has scored centuries and three tests have ended in draw when AM Rahane scored centuries. Thus India is yet to lose a test when AM Rahane has scored a century.

Australia lost this test by eight wickets to provide its 100th loss on home soil. Australia became the second team in the annals of test cricket to lose 100 plus tests on home soil after England. England has lost 123 tests.

Melbourne test was the 100th test between India and Australia. India has won 29 tests, Australia has lost 43 tests, one test was tied and  27 tests have ended in draw.

AM Rahane completed 1000 runs against Australia when he was on 24 during his knock of 27 not out in India’s second innings. At the end of the test, his run aggregate against Australia read 1003. He became the 12th Indian batsman to achieve such a feat. The following table lists all these twelve batsmen.

NoPlayerMatInnsNORunsHS
1SR Tendulkar397483630241*
2VVS Laxman295452434281
3R Dravid326062143233
4V Sehwag224311738195
5CA Pujara183321685204
6V Kohli203611682169
7SM Gavaskar203111550172
8GR Viswanath183121538161*
9SC Ganguly244441403144
10M Vijay152801324167
11DB Vengsarkar243841304164*
12AM Rahane152831003147
Captains dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in a test innings. Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan joins the list

Captains dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in a test innings. Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan joins the list

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan was dismissed run out for 71 against New Zealand in the ongoing test at Mount Maunganui to provide the 60th occasion of a captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AC MacLaren671EngAusAdelaide17 Jan 1902
2HW Taylor563SAFEngLeeds12 Jul 1924
3WM Woodfull832AusWinMelbourne13 Feb 1931
4WM Woodfull732AusEngManchester06 Jul 1934
5AD Nourse2081SAFEngNottingham07 Jun 1951
6VS Hazare1551IndEngMum-BS14 Dec 1951
7JE Cheetham541SAFNZlAuckland13 Mar 1953
8DS Atkinson601WinNZlWellington03 Mar 1956
9FCM Alexander573WinPakTrinidad05 Feb 1958
10DJ McGlew1202SAFNZlJo’burg02 Feb 1962
11ER Dexter524EngAusMelbourne29 Dec 1962
12RB Simpson773AusIndChennai02 Oct 1964
13TL Goddard601SAFEngJo’burg22 Jan 1965
14JR Reid522NZlPakAuckland29 Jan 1965
15GS Sobers691WinAusTrinidad26 Mar 1965
16IM Chappell721AusWinBridgetown09 Mar 1973
17AW Greig511EngAusLeeds14 Aug 1975
18Mushtaq Mohd1011PakNZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
19GS Chappell582AusNZlAuckland25 Feb 1977
20RB Simpson672AusWinGeorgetown31 Mar 1978
21Mushtaq Mohd672PakIndLahore27 Oct 1978
22SM Gavaskar522IndEngKanpur30 Jan 1982
23GP Howarth562NZlAusAuckland12 Mar 1982
24GS Chappell532AusEngBrisbane26 Nov 1982
25CH Lloyd672WinIndMumbai24 Nov 1983
26Imran Khan1181PakEngThe Oval06 Aug 1987
27GA Gooch1143EngNZlAuckland30 Jan 1992
28AR Border731AusWinBrisbane27 Nov 1992
29MA Taylor591AusEngBrisbane25 Nov 1994
30MA Atherton1131EngWinNottingham10 Aug 1995
31SR Tendulkar882IndWinTrinidad14 Mar 1997
32A Ranatunga862SrlIndCol-RPS02 Aug 1997
33SP Fleming754NZlZimBulawayo25 Sep 1997
34BC Lara622WinAusTrinidad05 Mar 1999
35SP Fleming553NZlZimWellington26 Dec 2000
36SP Fleming574NZlAusBrisbane08 Nov 2001
37SR Waugh674AusNZlPerth30 Nov 2001
38SR Waugh902AusSAFMelbourne26 Dec 2001
39SV Carlisle771ZimIndNagpur21 Feb 2002
40SC Ganguly772IndPakRawalpindi13 Apr 2004
41AC Gilchrist803AusSrlDarwin01 Jul 2004
42S Chanderpaul1272WinSAFSt John’s29 Apr 2005
43Habibul Bashar841BanSrlCol-RPS12 Sep 2005
44Inzamam-ul-Haq1091PakEngFaisalabad20 Nov 2005
45Inzamam-ul-Haq972PakEngLahore29 Nov 2005
46R Dravid533IndSrlDelhi10 Dec 2005
47R Dravid1032IndPakFaisalabad21 Jan 2006
48RT Ponting522AusBanChattogram16 Apr 2006
49RT Ponting664AusEngThe Oval20 Aug 2009
50GC Smith751SAFEngDurban26 Dec 2009
51RT Ponting711AusIndMohali01 Oct 2010
52LRPL Taylor743NZlSrlCol-PSS25 Nov 2012
53AN Cook1902EngIndKolkata05 Dec 2012
54MS Dhoni992IndEngNagpur13 Dec 2012
55MS Dhoni821IndEngNottingham09 Jul 2014
56SPD Smith592AusSAFAdelaide24 Nov 2016
57JE Root801EngIndBirmingham01 Aug 2018
58V Kohli741IndAusAdelaide17 Dec 2020
59AM Rahane1122IndAusMelbourne26 Dec 2020
60Mohd Rizwan712PakNZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020

It also provides the sixth occasion of a Pakistan captain dismissed run out in a test innings after scoring a fifty. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1Mushtaq Mohd1011PakNZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
2Mushtaq Mohd672PakIndLahore27 Oct 1978
3Imran Khan1181PakEngThe Oval06 Aug 1987
4Inzamam-ul-Haq1091PakEngFaisalabad20 Nov 2005
5Inzamam-ul-Haq972PakEngLahore29 Nov 2005
6Mohd Rizwan712PakNZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020

It also provides the eighth occasion of a captain dismissed run out in a test innings after scoring a fifty against New Zealand. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1JE Cheetham541SAFNZlAuckland13 Mar 1953
2DS Atkinson601WinNZlWellington03 Mar 1956
3DJ McGlew1202SAFNZlJo’burg02 Feb 1962
4Mushtaq Mohd1011PakNZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
5GS Chappell582AusNZlAuckland25 Feb 1977
6GA Gooch1143EngNZlAuckland30 Jan 1992
7SR Waugh674AusNZlPerth30 Nov 2001
8Mohd Rizwan712PakNZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020

It also provides the second occasion of a Pakistan captain dismissed run out in a test innings after scoring a fifty. Prior to this Mushtaq Mohammmad was dismissed run out for 101 against New Zealand at Hyd-Pak in Oct 1976. Both the occasions are tabulated below. Thus it took 46 years and two months for another Pakistan to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty against New Zealand after Mushtaq Mohammad was dismissed run out for 101.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1Mushtaq Mohd1011PakNZlHyd-Pak23 Oct 1976
2Mohd Rizwan712PakNZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan was dismissed run out for 71 against New Zealand in the ongoing test at Mount Maunganui to provide the fifth occasion of a captain-cum-wicket keeper to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in a test innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1FCM Alexander573WinPakTrinidad05 Feb 1958
2AC Gilchrist803AusSrlDarwin01 Jul 2004
3MS Dhoni992IndEngNagpur13 Dec 2012
4MS Dhoni821IndEngNottingham09 Jul 2014
5Mohd Rizwan712PakNZlMt Maunganui26 Dec 2020
Captains scoring centuries in tests starting on 26th December

Captains scoring centuries in tests starting on 26th December

KS Williamson of New Zealand and AM Rahane of India joined the elite list of captains who have scored centuries in tests starting on 26 December in various years. The following table lists the fourteen captains who have accomplished such a feat. KS Williamson scored 129 against Pakistan, while AM Rahane scored 112 against Australia.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppnGroundYear
1WM Lawry2052AusWinMelbourne1968
2CH Lloyd1023WinAusMelbourne1975
3AR Border1633AusIndMelbourne1985
4DB Vengsarkar102*2IndWinKolkata1987
5AR Border1101AusWinMelbourne1992
6M Azharuddin103*1IndNZlWellington1998
7AJ Stewart1071EngAusMelbourne1998
8SR Tendulkar1162IndAusMelbourne1999
9N Hussain146*1EngSAFDurban1999
10SR Waugh121*1AusWinMelbourne2000
11SPD Smith165*2AusPakMelbourne2016
12SPD Smith102*3AusEngMelbourne2017
13KS Williamson1291NZlPakMt Maunganui2020
14AM Rahane1122IndAusMelbourne2020

AM Rahane became the fourth Indian captain to score a century in a test which has a start date of 26 December. The following table lists all these four captains.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppnGroundYear
1DB Vengsarkar102*2IndWinKolkata1987
2M Azharuddin103*1IndNZlWellington1998
3SR Tendulkar1162IndAusMelbourne1999
4AM Rahane1122IndAusMelbourne2020