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Batsmen dismissed stumped for ninety nine

Batsmen dismissed stumped for ninety nine

One day internationals has witnessed two occasion of batsmen dismissed stumped for 99. The batmen are VVS Laxman of India and DA Warner of Australia.

DA Warner of Australia was dismissed stumped for 99 by Sri Lankan wicket keeper N Dickwella in the fourth one day between Sri Lanka and Australia at Col-RPS on 21.06.22. The only other batsman to be dismissed stumped for 99 in a one day international is VVS Laxman of India. VVS Laxman was dismissed stumped by RD Jacobs off the bowling of CH Gayle for 99 in the one day international between India and West Indies at Nagpur on 09 Nov 2002

England posts the highest team total in one day internationals

England posts the highest team total in one day internationals

England posted the highest team total in one day internationals. It posted 498 for 4 against Netherlands at Amsterlveen on 17 Jun 22. It was an improvement over its own previous highest total of 481 for 6 against Australia at Nottingham on 19 Jun 2018. As on date there are 21 occasions od a team posting 400 plus runs in an innings in one day internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreIOppGroundStart Date
1Eng498/41NetAmstelveen17 Jun 2022
2Eng481/61AusNottingham19 Jun 2018
3Eng444/31PakNottingham30 Aug 2016
4Srl443/91NetAmstelveen04 Jul 2006
5RSA439/21WinJo’burg18 Jan 2015
6RSA438/92AusJo’burg12 Mar 2006
7RSA438/41IndWankhede25 Oct 2015
8Aus434/41RSAJo’burg12 Mar 2006
9RSA418/51ZimP’stroom20 Sep 2006
10Ind418/51WinIndore08 Dec 2011
11Eng418/61WinGreneda27 Feb 2019
12Aus417/61AfgPerth04 Mar 2015
13Ind414/71SrlRajkot15 Dec 2009
14Ind413/51BerTrinidad19 Mar 2007
15Srl411/82IndRajkot15 Dec 2009
16RSA411/41IreCanberra03 Mar 2015
17RSA408/51WinSydney27 Feb 2015
18Eng408/91NZlBirmingham09 Jun 2015
19Ind404/51SrlKolkata13 Nov 2014
20NZl402/21IreAberdeen01 Jul 2008
21Ind401/31RSAGwalior24 Feb 2010

England became the third team to post 400 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals. Others are India {05} and South Africa {06}. The totals posted by these three teams are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreIOppGroundStart Date
1Eng498/41NetAmstelveen17 Jun 2022
2Eng481/61AusNottingham19 Jun 2018
3Eng444/31PakNottingham30 Aug 2016
4Eng418/61WinGreneda27 Feb 2019
5Eng408/91NZlBirmingham09 Jun 2015
       
1Ind418/51WinIndore08 Dec 2011
2Ind414/71SrlRajkot15 Dec 2009
3Ind413/51BerTrinidad19 Mar 2007
4Ind404/51SrlKolkata13 Nov 2014
5Ind401/31RSAGwalior24 Feb 2010
       
1RSA439/21WinJo’burg18 Jan 2015
2RSA438/92AusJo’burg12 Mar 2006
3RSA438/41IndWankhede25 Oct 2015
4RSA418/51ZimP’stroom20 Sep 2006
5RSA411/41IreCanberra03 Mar 2015
6RSA408/51WinSydney27 Feb 2015
South Africa dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I

South Africa dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I

South Africa was dismissed all out against India at Vizag in the third T20I to provide the 304th occasion of a team dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I. It also provides the eighth occasion of South Africa dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I. It also provides the 16th occasion of a team dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I against India. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamScoreIResOppGroundStart Date
1RSA1142lostAusBrisbane09 Jan 2006
2RSA1302lostAusMelbourne11 Jan 2009
3RSA1292lostEngBridgetown08 May 2010
4RSA1512lostIndCol-RPS02 Oct 2012
5RSA1002lostPakCenturion03 Mar 2013
6RSA892lostAusJo’burg21 Feb 2020
7RSA962lostAusCape Town26 Feb 2020
8RSA1312lostIndVizag14 Jun 2022
        
NoTeamScoreIResOppGroundStart Date
1Pak1522lostIndJo’burg24 Sep 2007
2Srl1162lostIndPallekele07 Aug 2012
3Afg1362lostIndCol-RPS19 Sep 2012
4Eng802lostIndCol-RPS23 Sep 2012
5RSA1512lostIndCol-RPS02 Oct 2012
6Aus862lostIndMirpur30 Mar 2014
7Aus1512lostIndAdelaide26 Jan 2016
8Eng1272lostIndBengaluru01 Feb 2017
9Srl872lostIndCuttack20 Dec 2017
10Srl1722lostIndIndore22 Dec 2017
11Ire702lostIndDublin-M29 Jun 2018
12Ban1442lostIndNagpur10 Nov 2019
13Srl1232lostIndPune10 Jan 2020
14Srl1262lostIndCol-RPS25 Jul 2021
15NZL1112lostIndKolkata21 Nov 2021
16RSA1312lostIndVizag14 Jun 2022

It also provides the second occasion of South Africa dismissed all out while batting second in a T20I against India. Both such occasions are listed below.

NoTeamScoreIResOppGroundStart Date
1RSA1512lostIndCol-RPS02 Oct 2012
2RSA1312lostIndVizag14 Jun 2022

South Africa’s 131 in this game represent its lowest total in a completed innings while batting second against India.

Indian bowlers who have captured four plus wickets in an innings in Twenty20 Internationals

Indian bowlers who have captured four plus wickets in an innings in Twenty20 Internationals

B Kumar of India returned with figures of four for 13 against South Africa at Cuttack on 12 Jun 2022 in the second T20I to provide the 409th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in a T20I. It also provides the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing four plus wickets in an innings in T20I. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerWRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1RP Singh4132RSADurban20 Sep 2007
2PP Ojha4212BanNottingham06 Jun 2009
3Z Khan4191IreNottingham10 Jun 2009
4AB Dinda4192SrlPallekele07 Aug 2012
5Harbhajan Singh4122EngCol-RPS23 Sep 2012
6R Ashwin4112AusMirpur30 Mar 2014
7R Ashwin481SrlVizag14 Feb 2016
8BB Sran4101ZimHarare20 Jun 2016
9YS Chahal6252EngBengaluru01 Feb 2017
10YS Chahal4232SrlCuttack20 Dec 2017
11YS Chahal4522SrlIndore22 Dec 2017
12B Kumar5242RSAJo’burg18 Feb 2018
13SN Thakur4271SrlCol-RPS12 Mar 2018
14Kuldeep Yadav4212IreDublin-M27 Jun 2018
15Kuldeep Yadav5241EngManchester03 Jul 2018
16HH Pandya4381EngBristol08 Jul 2018
17KH Pandya4361AusSydney25 Nov 2018
18DL Chahar672BanNagpur10 Nov 2019
19B Kumar4222SrlCol-RPS25 Jul 2021
20B Kumar4132RSACuttack12 Jun 2022

It also provides the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing four plus wickets in an innings in T20I against South Africa. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerWRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1RP Singh4132RSADurban20 Sep 2007
3B Kumar5242RSAJo’burg18 Feb 2018
3B Kumar4132RSACuttack12 Jun 2022

B Kumar and YS Chahal are the only Indian bowlers to capture four plus wickets in an innings in T20I on three occasions. B Kumar emulated YS Chahal with his four wicket haul in this game.

NoPlayerWRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1B Kumar5242RSAJo’burg18 Feb 2018
2B Kumar4222SrlCol-RPS25 Jul 2021
3B Kumar4132RSACuttack12 Jun 2022
        
1YS Chahal6252EngBengaluru01 Feb 2017
2YS Chahal4232SrlCuttack20 Dec 2017
3YS Chahal4522SrlIndore22 Dec 2017
Teams posting a total of 300 plus runs in one day internationals – Some interesting facts and figures

Teams posting a total of 300 plus runs in one day internationals – Some interesting facts and figures

West Indies {305 for 6} and Pakistan {306 for 5} posted 300 plus runs in their respective innings in the one day international match between them at Multan on 08.06.22 to provide the 779th and 780th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals

USA posted 323 for 8 against Oman at Pearland on 08.06.22 to provide the 781st occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in an innings in one day internationals as on date

West Indies {305 for 6} posted 300 plus runs in its innings in the one day international match against Pakistan at Multan on 08.06.22 to provide the 52nd occasion of West Indies posting 300 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals. It also provides the fifth occasion of West Indies posting 300 plus runs in an innings against Pakistan in one day internationals

Pakistan {306 for 5} posted 300 plus runs in its innings in the one day international match against West Indies at Multan on 08.06.22 to provide the 86th occasion of Pakistan posting 300 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals. It also provides the sixth occasion of Pakistan posting 300 plus runs in an innings against West Indies in one day internationals

West Indies {305 for 6} and Pakistan {306 for 5} posted 300 plus runs in their respective innings in the one day international match between them at Multan on 08.06.22 to provide the 152nd occasion of both the teams posting 300 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals

West Indies lost the match despite posting 300 plus runs in its first innings to provide the 92nd occasion of a team losing a game despite posting 300 plus runs in its first innings in one day internationals. It also provides the 13th occasion of West Indies losing a game despite posting 300 plus runs in its first innings and also provides the first such occasion against Pakistan.

Pakistan won the match by posting 300 plus runs in its second innings to provide the 96th occasion of a team winning game by posting 300 plus runs in its second innings in one day internationals. It also provides the ninth occasion of Pakistan winning a game by posting 300 plus runs in its second innings and also provides the first such occasion against West Indies

Sachin Tendular was the first Indian cricketer to appear in First class matches including tests while in the office of a Member of Parliament

Sachin Tendular was the first Indian cricketer to appear in First class matches including tests while in the office of a Member of Parliament

SR Tendulkar was nominated to Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament on 26 Apr 2012 and took oath as Member of Parliament on 04 Jun 2012.  SR Tendulkar has played 12 test matches and six First Class matches {Five Ranji Trophy matches and one Irani Trophy Match} and aggregated 1007 runs. He has scored three centuries and five half centuries. His performance in first class matches while being the Member of Parliament is furnished below.He had held the office as a member of Parliament from 27 April 2012 to 26 April 2018

NoInnsScore MatchDate
1119  India v New Zealand23 Aug 2012
2217  India v New Zealand31 Aug 2012
 327    
34137  Mumbai v Railways02 Nov 2012
4513  India v England15 Nov 2012
56 India v England23 Nov 2012
 7   
6876  India v England05 Dec 2012
 9   
710 India v England13 Dec 2012
811108  Mumbai v Baroda06 Jan 2013
 12   
91356  Mumbai v Services16 Jan 2013
101422  Mumbai v Saurashtra26 Jan 2013
1115140*Mumbai v Rest of India06 Feb 2013
121681  India v Australia22 Feb 2013
 1713*  
1318 India v Australia02 Mar 2013
141937  India v Australia14 Mar 2013
 2021    
152132  India v Australia22 Mar 2013
 22   
1623 Mumbai v Haryana27 Oct 2013
 2479*  
172510  India v West Indies06 Nov 2013
182674  India v West Indies14 Nov 2013
  1007   

This is contrary to some news paper reports that Manoj Tiwari of Bengal became the first politician to appear in First class matches while being in the office as a politician

RR Pant became the second Indian captain to lost his first Twenty20 International match as captain

RR Pant became the second Indian captain to lost his first Twenty20 International match as captain

RR Pant became the eighth captain to lead India in T20Is. He lost his first match to become the second Indian captain to lose the first match. India lost this game by seven wickets. The other Indian captain to lose his first match was V Kohli. V Kohli had lead India in his first match against England at Kanpur on 26.01.17. India lost this game by seven wickets.

NoPlayerRunsOppGroundDateResult
1V Kohli29EngKanpur26.01.17Lost
2RR Pant29RSADelhi09.06.22Lost

Note the striking similarities between these two skippers. Both scored identical runs and both lost the game by a similar margin – seven wickets margin

Victories without losing a wicket in Indian Premier League

Victories without losing a wicket in Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League has witnessed 15 occasions of a team winning a game without losing a wicket or by ten wickets.  All such occasions are tabulated below

NoWinnerMarginOppositionGroundDate
1Deccan10 wktsMumbaiMumbai27.04.08
2Delhi10 wktsPunjabCapeTown19.04.09
3Bangalore10 wktsRajasthanBangalore18.03.10
4Rajasthan10 wktsMumbaiMumbai20.05.11
5Mumbai10 wktsRajasthanJaipur20.05.12
6Chennai10 wktsPunjabMohali10.04.13
7Bangalore10 wktsDelhiDelhi26.04.15
8Sunrisers10 wktsGujaratRajkot21.04.16
9Kolkata10 wktsGujaratRajkit07.04.17
10Punjab10 wktsDelhiMohali30.04.17
11Bangalore10 wktsPunjabIndore14.05.18
12Chennai10 wktsPunjabDubDSC03.10.20
13Mumbai10 wktsChennaiSharjah24.10.20
14Sunrisers10 wktsMumbaiSharjah03.11.20
15Bangalore10 wktsRajasthanMumbai22.04.21

Bangalore {04}, Chennai {02}, Mumbai {02} and Sunrisers {02} are the four teams which have won the game without losing a wicket on two or more occasions.

NoWinnerMarginOppositionGroundDate
1Bangalore10 wktsRajasthanBangalore18.03.10
2Bangalore10 wktsDelhiDelhi26.04.15
3Bangalore10 wktsPunjabIndore14.05.18
4Bangalore10 wktsRajasthanMumbai22.04.21
      
1Chennai10 wktsPunjabMohali10.04.13
2Chennai10 wktsPunjabDubDSC03.10.20
      
1Mumbai10 wktsRajasthanJaipur20.05.12
2Mumbai10 wktsChennaiSharjah24.10.20
      
1Sunrisers10 wktsGujaratRajkot21.04.16
2Sunrisers10 wktsMumbaiSharjah03.11.20
Cricketers who have scored 80 plus runs and captured seven or more wickets in a test

Cricketers who have scored 80 plus runs and captured seven or more wickets in a test

KA Maharaj of South Africa scored 84 and captured seven for 84 in the just concluded test at Port Elizabeth against Bangladesh to provide the seventh occasion of a cricketer scoring 80 plus runs and capturing seven plus wickets in a test in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsW-RTamOppGroundStart Date
1JM Gregory1007-069AusEngMelbourne31 Dec 1920
2IT Botham1088-034EngPakLord’s15 Jun 1978
3N Kapil Dev0847-056IndPakChennai15 Jan 1980
4IT Botham1147-048EngIndWankhede15 Feb 1980
5IT Botham0818-104EngWinLord’s28 Jun 1984
6R Ashwin1137-113IndWinN Sound21 Jul 2016
7KA Maharaj0847-084SAFBanP Elizabeth08 Apr 2022
My Autobiography – Anandji Dossa’s huge compliments

My Autobiography – Anandji Dossa’s huge compliments

I apologise for having discontinued posting the excerpts of my Autobiography. The main reason was dual fold. First we have shifted our residence from Vasanthnagar to Jayanagar Seventh Block and the second was the availability of Internet connection. I assure you that there would be no break till the completion of posting the final excerpt

I had already started contributions to Sportstar – a weekly tabloid from The Hindu Group of Publications, Madras, and courtesy Rajan Bala.  Sri Sunder Rajan, an Iyengar from Mysore was its first editor. He wrote me a letter requesting an article on five decades of Indian cricket. The lay our formalities were left to me. I sought the advice of Rajan Bala and sent the article to Sportstar. It was published in two issues – three decades on one issue and two decades in another issue.

I had reached Bombay to attend the Golden Jubilee Test and was sitting in the pavilion with the commentators who were to broadcast the game. Sri Ananda Rao who was one of the commentators of the match and Bishen Singh Bedi who had a long walk on the periphery of the stadium came to me. Bishen Singh Bedi asked me, “Gopal, where is the next issue?”. He had gone through the article on three decades and was eager to read the article on next two decades. I told him that the magazine is expected to hit the stands next day.

Anandji Dossa complemented me that “you are the first statistician in the Indian cricket history to write the Descriptive Statistics”. Statistics of Indian cricket till then meant the batting and bowling averages of the players at the end of the series/season.

I wrote for Sportstar for eight consecutive years. One issue used to contain three to four statistical articles. They used to publish sometimes under my initials “HRG” and sometimes with my full name “H.R. Gopala Krishna”