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Australia post its highest team total against England at home

Australia posted a team total of 662 for 9 declared against England in the  ongoing test at Perth to provide the 17th occasion of Australia posting a team total of 600 plus runs against England. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 600 149.5×8 1 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1925
2 Australia 729/6d 232.0 2 v England Lord’s 27 Jun 1930
3 Australia 695 256.1 2 v England The Oval 16 Aug 1930
4 Australia 701 171.2 1 v England The Oval 18 Aug 1934
5 Australia 604 140.5×8 1 v England Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
6 Australia 645 158.6×8 1 v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946
7 Australia 659/8d 173.0×8 2 v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946
8 Australia 601/8d 129.0×8 1 v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1954
9 Australia 656/8d 255.5 1 v England Manchester 23 Jul 1964
10 Australia 601/7d 178.3 1 v England Leeds 08 Jun 1989
11 Australia 602/6d 206.3 1 v England Nottingham 10 Aug 1989
12 Australia 632/4d 196.0 1 v England Lord’s 17 Jun 1993
13 Australia 653/4d 193.0 1 v England Leeds 22 Jul 1993
14 Australia 641/4d 152.0 1 v England The Oval 23 Aug 2001
15 Australia 602/9d 155.0 1 v England Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
16 Australia 674/6d 181.0 2 v England Cardiff 08 Jul 2009
17 Australia 662/9d 179.3 2 v England Perth 14 Dec 2017

Australia posted a team total of 662 for 9 declared against England in the  ongoing test at Perth to provide the tentth occasion of Australia posting a team total of 600 plus runs against England on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 600 149.5×8 1 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1925
2 Australia 604 140.5×8 1 v England Melbourne 26 Feb 1937
3 Australia 645 158.6×8 1 v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946
4 Australia 659/8d 173.0×8 2 v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946
5 Australia 601/8d 129.0×8 1 v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1954
6 Australia 602/9d 155.0 1 v England Brisbane 23 Nov 2006
7 Australia 662/9d 179.3 2 v England Perth 14 Dec 2017

Australia’s 662 for 9 declared at Perth represent the highest team total by Australia against England on home soil. The previous best was 659 for 8 declared at Sydney in Dec 1946 – 71 years ago

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Australia 662/9d 179.3 2 v England Perth 14 Dec 2017
2 Australia 659/8d 173.0×8 2 v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946

 

Test cricket witnessses 50th occasion of rival captains scoring centuries in the same test

V Kohli {243} and LD Chandimal {147*} scored centuries in the ongoing test between India and West Indies  at Delhi as on the third day of the test to provide the 50th occasion of rival captains scoring centuries  in a test in  the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Start Date Ground Team Captain Score
1 13.12.1913 Durban SAF Taylor HW 109
      Eng Douglas JWH 119
           
2 27.06.1930 Lord’s Eng Chapman APF 121
      Aus Woodfull WM 155
           
3 24.06.1938 Lord’s Eng Hammond WR 240
      Aus Bradman DG 102*
           
4 03.03.1939 Durban SAF Melville A 103
      Eng Hammond WR 140
           
5 25.06.1953 Lord’s Eng Hutton L 145
      Aus Hassett AL 104
           
6 07.07.1955 Manchester Eng May PBH 117
      SAF McGlew DJ 104*
           
7 02.02.1962 Johanneburg SAF McGlew D J 120
      NZl Reid JR 142
           
8 23.07.1964 Manchester Eng Dexter ER 174
      Aus Simpson RB 311
           
9 08.02.1968 Kingston Win Sobers GSA 113*
      Eng Cowdrey MC 101
           
10 14.02.1969 Sydney Aus Lawry WM 151
      Win Sobers GSA 113
           
11 23.03.1972 The Oval Win Sobers GSA 142
      NZl Congdon BE 126
           
12 09.03.1973 The Oval Win Kanhai RB 105
      Aus Chappell IM 106*
           
13 01.03.1974 Wellington NZl Congdon BE 132
      Aus Chappell IM 145,121
           
14 01.12.1978 Mum-WS Ind Gavaskar  SM 205
      Win Kallicharran AI 187
           
15 06.03.1980 Faisalabad Pak Javed Miandad 106*
      Aus Chappell GS 235
           
16 03.01.1983 Faisalabad Pak Imran Khan 117
      Ind Gavaskar SM 127*
           
17 11.03.1983 Trinidad Win Lloyd CH 143
      Ind Kapil Dev 100*
           
18 18.09.1986 Chennai Ind Kapil Dev 119
      Aus Border AR 106
           
19 12.12.1986 Adelaide Aus Border AR 100*
      Eng Gatting MW 100
           
20 06.08.1987 The Oval Eng Gatting MW 150*
      Pak Imran Khan 118
           
21 25.11.1987 Delhi Ind Vengsarkar DB 102
      Win Richards IVA 109*
           
22 23.09.1988 Faisalabad Pak Javed Miandad 107
      Aus Border AR 113*
           
23 26.07.1990 Lord’s Eng Gooch GA 333,123
      Ind Azharuddin M 121
           
24 09.08.1990 Manchester Eng Gooch GA 116
      Ind Azharuddin M 179
           
25 13.03.1999 Kingston Win Lara BC 213
      Aus Waugh SR 100
           
26 26.03.1999 The Oval Win Lara BC 153*
      Aus Waugh SR 199
           
27 22.08.2002 Leeds Eng Hussain N 110
      Ind Ganguly SC 128
           
28 25.04.2003 Col-Sara Srl Tillakaratne HP 144
      NZl Fleming SP 274*
           
29 12.12.2003 Johannesburg SAF Smith GC 132
      Win Lara BC 202
           
30 10.04.2004 St John’s Win Lara BC 400*
      Eng Vaughan MP 140
           
31 29.04.2005 St John’s Win Chanderpaul S 127
      SAF Smith GC 126
           
32 11.08.2005 Manchester Eng Vaughan MP 166
      Aus Ponting R T 156
           
33 21.01.2006 Faisalabad Pak Inzamam-ul-Haq 119
      Ind Dravid R 103
           
34 10.06.2006 Gros Islet Win Lara BC 120
      Ind Dravid R 146
           
35 26.12.2008 Dhaka-Mirpur Ban Mohd Ashraful 101
      Srl Jayawardene M 166
           
36 21.02.2009 Karachi Pak Younis Khan 313
      Srl Jayawardene M 240
           
37 06.03.2009 Trinidad Win Gayle CH 102
      Eng Strauss AJ 142
           
38 26.08.2009 Col-SSC Srl Sangakkara KC 109
      NZl Vettori DL 140
           
39 02.12.2009 Mum-BS Ind Dhoni MS 100*
      Srl Sangakkara KC 137
           
40 09.11.2011 Cape Town SAF Smith GC 101*
      Aus Clarke MJ 151
           
41 25.05.2012 Nottingham Eng Strauss AJ 141
      Win Sammy DJG 106
           
42 22.11.2012 Adelaide Aus Clarke MJ 230
      SAF Smith GC 122
           
43 22.02.2013 Chennai Ind Dhoni MS 224
      Aus Clarke MJ 130
           
44 31.12.2013 Abu Dhabi Pak Misbah-ul-Haq 135
      Srl Mathews AD 157*
           
45 09.12.2013 Adelaide Aus Clarke MJ 128
      Ind V Kohli 115
           
46 06.01.2015 Sydney Aus SPD Smith 117
      Ind V Kohli 124*
           
47 20.02.2016 Christchurch NZl BB McCullum 145
      Aus SPD Smith 138
           
48 12.01.2017 Wellington NZl KS Willamason 104*
      Ban Mushfiqur Rahim 159
           
49 09.02.2017 Hyd-RGS Ind V Kohli 205
      Ban Mushfiqur Rahim 127
           
50 02.12.2017 Delhi Ind V Kohli 243
      Srl LD Chandimal 147*

The following table lists the occasions when one of the captains has scored 200 plus runs when the rival skipper has scored a century. There are thirteen such occasions and includes V Kohli’s 243 in the ongoing test at Delhi against Sri Lanka {All stats as  on 04.12.17 – the  third day of the test between India and Sri Lanka at Delhi}

No Start Date Ground Team Captain Score
1 24.06.1938 Lord’s Eng Hammond WR 240
      Aus Bradman DG 102*
           
2 23.07.1964 Manchester Eng Dexter ER 174
      Aus Simpson RB 311
           
3 01.12.1978 Wankhede Ind Gavaskar  SM 205
      Win Kallicharran AI 187
           
4 26.07.1990 Lord’s Eng Gooch GA 333,123
      Ind Azharuddin M 121
           
5 13.03.1999 Kingston Win Lara BC 213
      Aus Waugh SR 100
           
6 25.04.2003 Col-Sara Srl Tillakaratne HP 144
      NZl Fleming SP 274*
           
7 12.12.2003 Johannesburg SAF Smith GC 132
      Win Lara BC 202
           
8 10.04.2004 St John’s Win Lara BC 400*
      Eng Vaughan MP 140
           
9 21.02.2009 Karachi Pak Younis Khan 313
      Srl Jayawardene M 240
           
10 22.11.2012 Adelaide Aus Clarke MJ 230
      SAF Smith GC 122
           
11 22.02.2013 Chennai Ind Dhoni MS 224
      Aus Clarke MJ 130
           
12 09.02.2017 Hyd-RGS Ind Kohli V 204
        Mushfiqur Rahim 127
           
13 02.12.2017 Delhi Ind V Kohli 243
      Srl LD Chandimal 147*

R Ashwin captures 300 test wickets

R Ashwin has an aggregate of 292 wickets in tests prior to the start of the test between India and Sri Lanka at Nagpur.. He needed eight more wickets for his 300 wickets. He captured eight wickets in this test which fetched him 300 test wickets. He became the third Indian spin bowler in the history of test cricket to capture 300 plus wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619} and Harbhajan Singh {417}

R Ashwin has an aggregate of 292 wickets in tests prior to the start of the test between India and Sri Lanka at Nagpur.. He needed eight more wickets for his 300 wickets. He captured eight wickets in this test which fetched him 300 test wickets. He became the 31st bowler in the history of test cricket to capture 300 plus wickets.

R Ashwin has an aggregate of 292 wickets in tests prior to the start of the test between India and Sri Lanka at Nagpur.. He needs eight more wickets for his 300 wickets. He captured eight wickets in this test which fetched him 300 test wickets. He became the fifth Indian bowler in the history of test cricket to capture 300 plus wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619}, N Kapil Dev {434}, Harbhajan Singh {417} and Z Khan {311}

R Ashwin’s career figures read thus

Opposition Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
Australia 14 026 0806.2 172 2307 071 7/103 12/198 32.49 5 1
Bangladesh 02 004 0090.2 025 0266 011 5/087 06/171 24.18 1 0
England 11 020 0579.3 096 1685 045 6/055 12/167 37.44 3 1
New Zealand 05 010 0235.5 048 0716 045 7/059 13/140 15.91 6 3
South Africa 05 009 0206.4 061 0453 031 7/066 12/98 14.61 4 1
Sri Lanka 08 015 0314.2 060 0963 046 6/046 10/160 20.93 3 1
West Indies 09 017 0373.0 068 1130 051 7/083 09/128 22.15 4 0
Total 54 101 2606.0 530 7520 300 7/059 13/140 25.06 26 7
AT HOME AND AWAY
home 34 066 1766.1 391 4853 216 7/059 13/140 22.46 20 6
away 20 035 0839.5 139 2667 084 7/083 10/160 31.75 06 1
Total 54 101 2606.0 530 7520 300 7/059 13/140 25.06 26 7
IN CALENDAR YEARS
year 2011 04 008 0221.0 029 0645 026 6/47 09/128 24.80 02 0
year 2012 08 015 0443.1 081 1397 037 6/31 12/085 37.75 03 1
year 2013 07 014 0355.2 096 0923 041 7/103 12/198 22.51 04 1
year 2014 04 005 0141.1 020 0438 010 3/72 05/209 43.80 0 0
year 2015 09 017 0376.4 094 1067 062 7/66 12/098 17.20 07 2
year 2016 12 023 0584.4 102 1721 072 7/59 13/140 23.90 08 3
year 2017 10 019 0484.0 108 1329 052 6/41 08/125 25.55 02 0
Total 54 101 2606.0 530 7520 300 7/59 13/140 25.06 26 7
UNDER VARIOUS CAPTAINS
MS Dhoni 22 040 1087.4 218 3136 109 7/103 12/085 28.77 09 2
V Kohli 30 057 1408.3 295 4034 182 7/059 13/140 22.16 17 5
AM Rahane 01 002 0036.5 009 0083 004 3/029 04/083 20.75 00 0
V Sehwag 01 002 0073.0 008 0267 005 3/194 05/267 53.40 00 0
Total 54 101 2606.0 530 7520 300 7/059 13/140 25.06 26 7

 

KL Rahul emulates CPS Chauhan in scoring nine half centuries as opening batsman in any calendar year

KL Rahul of India scored 73 not out at the end of the third day of the Kolkata test against Sri Lanka to post his ninth half century as an opening batsman in the calendar year 2017. He now shares the record for most half centuries scored by an opening batsman in any calendar year in the history of test cricket with CPS Chauhan of India. CPS Chauhan had scored nine half centuries while opening for India in the calendar year 1979. The half centuries scored by these two batsmen are listed below

KL RAHUL OF INDIA
No Runs Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 64 2 2 v Australia Pune 23 Feb 2017
2 90 1 1 v Australia Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
3 51 1 3 v Australia Bengaluru 04 Mar 2017
4 67 1 2 v Australia Ranchi 16 Mar 2017
5 60 1 2 v Australia Dharamsala 25 Mar 2017
6 51* 1 4 v Australia Dharamsala 25 Mar 2017
7 57 2 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 03 Aug 2017
8 85 2 1 v Sri Lanka Pallekele 12 Aug 2017
9 73* 1 3 v Sri Lanka Kolkata 16 Nov 2017
CHETAN CHAUHAN OF INDIA
No Runs Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 60 2 1 v West Indies Delhi 24 Jan 1979
2 79 2 1 v West Indies Kanpur 02 Feb 1979
3 56 2 3 v England Birmingham 12 Jul 1979
4 80 2 4 v England The Oval 30 Aug 1979
5 58 2 1 v Australia Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
6 84 2 3 v Australia Kanpur 02 Oct 1979
7 50 2 4 v Australia Kolkata 26 Oct 1979
8 73 2 1 v Australia Mumbai 03 Nov 1979
9 61 2 3 v Pakistan Kanpur 25 Dec 1979

STR Binny achieves triple distinction

C Keshava Murthy, the Dada of Statistics on Domestic Cricket researches an article on STR Binny exclusively for www.hrgcricstats.com. Read on ………….

STR Binny became the 17th bowler from Karnataka to capture 100 or more wickets in Ranji Trophy. He reached the milestone in his 67th Ranji game, when he captured the wicket of Nitish Rana in Delhi’s first innings on 11.11.2017. The following table lists the bowlers who have captured 100 or more wickets in Ranji Trophy for Karnataka {Note – All figures as at the end of third day’s play on 11.11.17}

No Player Wkts Mat
1 SB Joshi 479 117
2 BS Chandrashekhar 437 076
3 EAS Prasanna 370 071
4 R Vinay Kumar 369 095
5 AR Bhat 343 071
6 D Ganesh 278 070
7 A Kumble 198 035
8 A Mithun 208 059
9 B Vijaykrishna 177 074
10 BKV Prasad 175 053
11 S Aravind 165 050
12 R Ananth 147 048
13 RMH Binny 111 068
14 NC Aiyappa 105 030
15 KA Jeshwanth 100 066
16 S Gopal 108 035
17 STR Binny 100 067

STR Binny emulated his father RMH Binny in taking 100 plus wicket for Karnatka. RMH Binny had a tally of 111 wickets from 68 matches. Thus RMH Binny and STR Binny became the first pair of Father and Son capturing 100 plus wickets in Ranji Trophy from Karnataka. RMH Binny had taken his 100th wicket in 53rd match, while STR Binny achieved the feat in 67th match

It is interesting to note that STR Binny had earlier emulated the feat of his father RMH Binny in scoring a century for Karnataka. STR Binny had scored a century (118) in Karnataka’s first innings. Thus they became the first Father-Son combination to score a century against the same opposition

STR Binny became the tenth all rounder when he took his 100th wicket. His run aggregate in Ranji Trophy read 3683 at the end of Karnataka’s first innings in this game. Father RMH Binny is also in the list of Karnataka cricketers who have accomplished the all rounder’s feat of 1000 plus runs and 100 plus wickets. Thus RMH and STR Binny earned the distinction of becoming the first Karnataka Father-Son pair to accomplish the all rounder’s feat of 1000 plus runs and 100 plus wickets. The following list shows the Karnataka cricketers who have achieved the feat  of all  rounder’s double

No Player Mts Runs Wkts
1 RMH Binny 68 4173 111
2 D Ganesh 70 1584 278
3 KA Jeshwanth 66 3824 100
4 SB Joshi 117 4116 479
5 A Kumble 35 1489 198
6 B Vijayakrishna 74 2191 177
7 R Vinay kumar 95 2070 369
8 S Gopal 35 1529 108
9 A Mithun 59 1031 208
10 STR Binny 67 3683 100

STR Binny’s feat of capturing 100 wickets, performing the feat of all rounder’s double to emulate his father and also to score a century against the same opposition as his father  provides the first ever instance in the history of Ranji Trophy  of a son performing the three feats in the same game to emulate his father.

Mayank Agarwal speaks after his triple ton to Sri C Aprameya of IB Times

Triple centurion Mayank Agarwal speaks on his hero Virender Sehwag and learning from Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and revealed the advice he received from MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag and Steve Smith.

By : Aprameya C November 4, 2017 16:39 IST

 

Mayank Agarwal

It is always disappointing to get out for a duck in cricket. But it is a horrible feeling if it is repeated in the same match, resulting in a pair. This happened to Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal last month against Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy.

 

But how did he respond to this huge setback? With a monumental innings.

 

The 26-year-old opener entered history books with his maiden triple hundred (304 not out) in next knock after two successive zeroes. What an incredible comeback this was.

 

Mayank is only the 43rd batsman in Ranji Trophy history to have crossed the coveted 300-run mark. In this season of the premier domestic tournament, he is the third in the club after Prashant Chopra (Himachal Pradesh) and Hanuma Vihari (Andhra).

 

“It is a very good feeling to have got a triple hundred. I got a pair in the last game and to have got something like this, I am extremely happy,” Mayank told International Business Times, India in an exclusive interview today (November 4).

 

The right-hander from Bengaluru batted for over 12 hours against Maharashtra at Pune’s MCA Stadium to reach a memorable 304 not out (494 balls, 28×4, 4×6) on Friday (November 3).

 

Thanks to his mammoth effort, Karnataka posted 628/5 declared and today won by an innings and 136 runs to complete hat-trick of wins.

 

When asked whether he was thinking of a triple ton, Mayank, often branded as limited-overs specialist, said he was focused on the “process” than any milestone.

 

“Coming into this game I just wanted to give my best. I was focused on the process. I never thought I would get (300),” he admitted.

 

He continued, “To be honest, till 250 I never thought about it (triple ton). After I crossed 250 I thought I can get there but reminded myself that I should keep doing what I was doing. I said to myself whatever has to come will come. I never focused on triple ton.”

 

Since the start of his cricket career, Mayank has idolised Virender Sehwag. Now, he has emulated his hero by hitting a triple ton. Sehwag did it twice, in Test cricket. He is the only Indian to have scored two triple hundreds (309 and 319).

 

Mayank might have modelled his batting on Sehwag but the youngster said the “Nawab of Najafgarh” is “very unique” and nobody can match his batting.

 

“To be honest there is only one Virender Sehwag. He is very unique and a great character. I have idolised him. I have always looked up to him. I really enjoyed the way he played the game. I have been fortunate enough to meet him and interact with him a couple of times. He told me to enjoy the game,” he spoke of his idol.

 

The Karnataka opening batsman said he was “fortunate” to have played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which helped him pick the brains of several top international cricketers including MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Steve Smith.

 

“IPL is a great platform for any young cricketer. I was fortunate to have played IPL at the age of 19. It was a great experience for me to play among all international cricketers. You get to know where you stand. Experience was overwhelming.

 

“They (Dhoni, Yuvraj, Smith and others) always backed me. They always said to focus on the process and don’t think too much on the results and keep working hard. They told me to give importance to every game be it practice, state-level or any other match. They told me to enjoy every innings,” he elaborated on IPL experience.

 

Mayank was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Daredevils (DD) and recently Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).

 

Being a part of India ‘A’ meant Mayank could learn from former captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid, who is the team’s coach.

 

Talking about the advice he got from Dravid, he said, “Obviously he (Dravid) is one of the greatest batsmen India ever had. His experience helped me. His advice to me was ‘playing according to the situation’.”

 

Expectations could rise in the coming days after a triple ton but Mayank is unfazed by them. He wants to control what he can and leave the rest.

 

“Those (expectations) are the things which you can’t control. I don’t want to focus on things which I can’t control. What I can do is focus on things which have got me to this stage and continue the same,” he signed off.

 

(Mayank Agarwal is the third Karnataka batsman after KL Rahul and Karun Nair to hit a triple ton in Ranji Trophy. So far he has played 32 first-class, 46 List A (50 overs) and 91 Twenty20s. He made his first-class debut in 2013, against Jharkhand in Mysore. He has played for India Under-19, India ‘A’ and three teams in IPL. He also played in ICC Under-19 World Cup 2010 in New Zealand).

 

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