Bangladesh vs India Test Series : G Gambhir becomes the fourth batsman to score five or more hundreds in consecutive tests

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : G Gambhir becomes the fourth batsman to score five or more hundreds in consecutive tests

Gautham Gambhir became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score five or more hundreds in consecutive test matches, the others being DG Bradman of Australia {06}, JH Kallis of South Africa {05} and Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan {05}.

G Gambhir is the only Indian batsman in this four men elite list and also figures in the list as a lone opening batsman.

G Gambhir became the second batsman to score four hundreds in the second innings while achieving this distinction. DG Bradman is the other batsman who has scored four hundreds in the second innings while achieving the feat. It is also interesting to note DG Bradman remains the only batsman to score two double hundreds while achieving the feat of scoring six hundreds in consecutive tests. Mohammad Yousuf remains the only batsman to score hundreds in both innings while achieving the feat of five hundreds in consecutive tests.

The performance of these four batsmen is tabulated in the list furnished below.

DG Bradman of Australia {six hundreds}
No 1st 2nd Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 13 270 Aus Eng Melbourne Jan 1937
2 26 212 Aus Eng Adelaide Jan 1937
3 169 Aus Eng Melbourne Feb 1937
4 51 144* Aus Eng Nottingham Jun 1938
5 18 102* Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1938
6 103 16 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 1938
JH Kallis of South Africa {five hundreds}
No 1st 2nd Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 158 44 SAF Win Johannesburg Dec 2003
2 177 SAF Win Durban Dec 2003
3 73 130* SAF Win Cape Town Jan 2004
4 130* DNB SAF Win Centurion Jan 2004
5 92 150* SAF NZl Hamilton Mar 2004
Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan {five hundreds}
No 1st 2nd Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 192 8 Pak Eng Leeds Aug 2006
2 128 Pak Eng The Oval Aug 2006
3 192 DNB Pak Win Lahore Nov 2006
4 56 191 Pak Win Multan Nov 2006
5 102 124 Pak Win Karachi Nov 2006
G Gambhir of India {five hundreds}
No 1st 2nd Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 16 137 Ind NZl Napier Mar 2009
2 23 167 Ind NZl Wellington Apr 2009
3 1 114 Ind Srl Ahmedabad Nov 2009
4 167 Ind Srl Kanpur Nov 2009
5 23 116 Ind Ban Chittagong Jan 2010

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Second and Third day's statistical highlights

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Second and Third day's statistical highlights

Second day

SR Tendulkar completed his 44th test hundred when he scored 105 not out in India’s first innings. It was his 25th hundred on away soil and he became the first batsman in the annals of test cricket to register 25 hundreds on away soil.

When Imrul Kayes, the Bangladesh opener was adjudged leg before wicket to Zaheer Khan in Bangladesh’s first innings on the second day of the ongoing first test between Bangladesh and India at Chittagong, he became Zaheer Khan’s 150th victim on away soil. At the end of the second day’s play, Zaheer Khan’s away wickets tally stood at 151.

Zaheer Khan became the 21st bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 150 plus wickets on away soil.

Zaheer Khan became the third Indian bowler after A Kumble {269} and N Kapil Dev {215} to account for 150 plus wickets on away soil

Zaheer Khan became the third left arm pace bowler to capture 150 plus wickets on away soil in the annals of test cricket. Others are Wasim Akram {255} and WPUJC Vaas {175}

Zaheer Khan became the fifth left arm bowler to capture 150 plus wickets on away soil. Others are Wasim Akram {255}, DL Vettori {176}, WPUJC Vaas {175} and DL Underwood {152}

Third day

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmadullah added 108 runs for the seventh wicket providing the 27th occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting a three figure partnerships in a test innings against various oppositions.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmadullah added 108 runs for the seventh wicket providing the second occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting a three figure partnerships for the seventh wicket in a test innings against various oppositions. The first one being the 111 runs partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hassan against Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah added 108 runs for the seventh wicket providing the second occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting a three figure partnerships in a test innings against India, the first one being the 115 runs partnership for the fifth wicket between Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ashraful at Chittagong in Dec 2004.

Mahmudullah’s half century – 69- in Bangladesh’s first innings provide the third occasion of a Bangladesh batsman batting at number eight scoring a half century against India. The other two occasions are – 79 by Mashrafe Mortaza at Chittagong in May 2007 and 70 by Mashrafe Mortaza at Dhaka in May 2007

Mahmudullah’s fifty- 69 – in Bangladesh’s first innings provide the eleventh occasion of a Bangladesh batsman batting at number eight scoring a fifty against India.

Mahmudullah’s fifty- 69 – in Bangladesh’s first innings represents his maiden test fifty. His previous best was 28 against West Indies at St George’s in Jul 09.

At tbe end of Bangladesh first innings, KRD Karthik has pouched 49 catches, which includes two catches he held in this innings. Karthik’s 49 catches includes six catches when he was not the wicket keeper

India gained one run lead in the first innings. India were all out for 243 in their first innings, while Bangladesh were all out for 242 in their first innings.

India gained the first innings lead of one run in this test providing the seventh occasion of a team gaining the first innings lead of one run in the annals of test cricket.

India vs Sri Lanka Test Series : Dhoni's 100 not out in the third test represents the 50th hundred by an Indian captain in a test innings

India vs Sri Lanka Test Series : Dhoni's 100 not out in the third test represents the 50th hundred by an Indian captain in a test innings

MS Dhoni’s 100 not out against Sri Lanka in the final test at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai represents the fiftieth hundred by an Indian captain in a test innings. All the fifty hundreds are listed below

No Captains Runs Inns Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 VS Hazare 164* 2 Eng Delhi Nov 1951
2 VS Hazare 155 1 Eng Mum-BS Dec 1951
3 MAK Pataudi 203* 3 Eng Delhi Feb 1964
4 MAK Pataudi 128* 2 Aus Chennai Oct 1964
5 MAK Pataudi 153 2 NZl Kolkata Mar 1965
6 MAK Pataudi 113 2 NZl Delhi Mar 1965
7 MAK Pataudi 148 3 Eng Leeds Jun 1967
8 SM Gavaskar 116 2 NZl Auckland Jan 1976
9 SM Gavaskar 205 1 Win Mumbai Dec 1978
10 SM Gavaskar 107 1 Win Kolkata Dec 1978
11 SM Gavaskar 182* 3 Win Kolkata Dec 1978
12 SM Gavaskar 120 1 Win Delhi Jan 1979
13 SM Gavaskar 115 1 Aus Delhi Oct 1979
14 SM Gavaskar 123 1 Aus Mumbai Nov 1979
15 SM Gavaskar 166 2 Pak Chennai Jan 1980
16 SM Gavaskar 172 2 Eng Bangalore Dec 1981
17 SM Gavaskar 155 2 Srl Chennai Sep 1982
18 SM Gavaskar 127* 3 Pak Faisalabad Jan 1983
19 N Kapil Dev 100* 3 Win Trinidad Mar 1983
20 N Kapil Dev 119 2 Aus Chennai Sep 1986
21 N Kapil Dev 163 2 Srl Kanpur Dec 1986
22 DB Vengsarkar 102 3 Win Delhi Nov 1987
23 DB Vengsarkar 102* 2 Win Kolkata Dec 1987
24 M Azharuddin 192 2 NZl Auckland Feb 1990
25 M Azharuddin 121 2 Eng Lord’s Jul 1990
26 M Azharuddin 179 2 Eng Manchester Aug 1990
27 M Azharuddin 106 4 Aus Adelaide Jan 1992
28 M Azharuddin 182 1 Eng Kolkata Jan 1993
29 M Azharuddin 108 1 Srl Bangalore Jan 1994
30 M Azharuddin 152 2 Srl Ahmedabad Feb 1994
31 SR Tendulkar 169 2 SAF Cape Town Jan 1997
32 SR Tendulkar 143 1 Srl Col-RPS Aug 1997
33 SR Tendulkar 139 2 Srl Col-SSC Aug 1997
34 SR Tendulkar 148 1 Srl Mumbai Dec 1997
35 M Azharuddin 163* 2 Aus Kolkata Mar 1998
36 M Azharuddin 103* 1 NZl Wellington Dec 1998
37 SR Tendulkar 126* 3 NZl Mohali Oct 1999
38 SR Tendulkar 217 1 NZl Ahmedabad Oct 1999
39 SR Tendulkar 116 2 Aus Melbourne Dec 1999
40 SC Ganguly 136 2 Zim Delhi Feb 2002
41 SC Ganguly 128 1 Eng Leeds Aug 2002
42 SC Ganguly 100* 1 NZl Ahmedabad Oct 2003
43 SC Ganguly 144 2 Aus Brisbane Dec 2003
44 SC Ganguly 101 2 Zim Bulawayo Sep 2005
45 R Dravid 128* 2 Pak Lahore Jan 2006
46 R Dravid 103 2 Pak Faisalabad Jan 2006
47 R Dravid 146 1 Win Gros Islet Jun 2006
48 R Dravid 129 1 Ban Dhaka May 2007
49 MS Dhoni 110 1 Srl Ahmedabad Nov 2009
50 MS Dhoni 100* 2 Srl Mum-BS Dec 2009
Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Teams obtaining one run first innings lead over their opponents

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Teams obtaining one run first innings lead over their opponents

India took one run first innings lead over Bangladesh in the first test at Chittagong, provding the seventh occasion of a team obtaining the first innings lead of one run over their opponent in the annals of test cricket. All the seven occasions are listed below

No Team Score Lead Opp Score Ground Mon/Year
1 Aus 363 1 Eng 362 Sydney Jan 2003
2 Eng 263 1 Aus 262 Sydney Feb 1883
3 Win 375 1 Eng 374 Manchester Jul 1933
4 Eng 241 1 Aus 240 Melbourne Dec 1974
5 Win 240 1 Pak 239 Karachi Nov 1986
6 NZl 433 1 Aus 431 Christchurch Mar 2005
7 Ind 243 1 Ban 242 Chittagong Jan 2010
Ranji Trophy Finals 2009-10 : Karnataka vs Mumbai at Mysore : Statistical highlighta

Ranji Trophy Finals 2009-10 : Karnataka vs Mumbai at Mysore : Statistical highlighta

Mumbai who fought till the end in one of the most exciting finals and won it against Karnataka in a nail biting finish to annex the prestigious Ranji Trophy for the 39th occasion in 76th final of the National Championship – 2009/10 played at the picturesque Gangothri Glades, Mysore.

Here are the highlights of the Finals, penned exclusively for the visitors of crickick.com by the domestic champion Cricket Statistician, Sri C Keshavamuthy with additional inputs by the country’s one of the senior most statistician HR Gopala Krishna. Read on …………………………………….

Karnataka had entered the Ranji trophy final for the 12th occasion. It was their fifth final fixture against Mumbai. Karnataka were runners up for the 6th occasion, The previous five losses were – against Mumbai at Mumbai in 1941/42 (by ininngs and 281 runs), 1959/60 against Mumbai at Mumbai (by innings & 22 runs), 1974/75 against Mumbai at Mumbai (by 7 wkts), 1978/79 against Delhi at Bangalore (by 399 runs), 1981/82 against Delhi at Delhi (on first innings lead)

Mumbai had entered the final for a record 43rd time and their win at Mysore is its 39th win. Mumbai had finished runners up on four other occasions.

By winning the 2009/10 finals against Karnataka, Mumbai retained the Ranji trophy it had won against Uttar Pradesh in 2008/09. Mumbai repeated the feat of winning it twice in succession for the sixth occasion – it had accomplished such a feat earlier in 1934/35 and 1935/36, 1955/56 and 1956/57, 1983/84 and 1984/85, 1993/94 and 1994/95 and 2002/03 and 2003/04.

Besides this, it had won consecutively three times in 1974/75, 1975/76 and 1976/77. Mumbai holds the record for winning the Ranji Trophy – 15 times in consecutively 1957/58 to 1972/73. Their sixteenth consectiive win was foiled by Karnataka in 1973/74, when Karnatnaka beat them in the Semi finals at Bangalore and went on to win the coveted Tropny for the first time

Mysore became the latest venue – 19th venue to stage the Finals of the Ranji Trophy. Mumbai holds the record of hosting the finals on most occasions – 30. The following table lists out the venues of 76 finals and also the number of occasions of finals hosted at each venue

No Venue Occasions
1 Bangalore 03
2 Baroda 04
3 Bombay 30
4 Calcutta 04
5 Delhi 10
6 Gwalior 01
7 Hyderabad 02
8 Indore 05
9 Jaipur 03
10 Jamshedpur 01
11 Lucknow 01
12 Ludhiana 01
13 Madras 05
14 Mohali 01
15 Mohannagar 01
16 Mysore 01
17 Poona 01
18 Secunderabad 01
19 Udaipur 01
Total 76

This is only the fourth occasion that a Ranji Trophy final has been held in Karnataka, The other three finals have been hosted at Bangalore – in 1978/79 against Delhi, 1997/98 against Uttar Pradesh and 1998/99 against Madhya pradesh.

The Ranji Trophy Final at Mysore was the 12th Ranji trophy match played in Mysore and the sixth at the Gangothri Glades

The Ranji Trophy Finals defeat against Mumbai is Karnataka’s first at this ground and the second at Mysore. It has lost to Saurashtra in 2007/08

Mysore became only the third venue to host a Mumbai and Karnataka Ranji Match. All the other matches involving these two teams were either played at Bangalore or at Bombay.

The finals encounter represents the 20th encounter between Karnataka and Mumbai in Ranji trophy. Karnataka has failed to win a game outright, but were declared winners on the first innnigns lead on four occasions / 1973/74 1974/75, 1981/82 and 1982/83. Mumbai on the other hand, won on 16 occasions – out right on ten occasions and four occasions on first innings lead

Mumbai registered its second lowest team total against Karnataka when it totaled 233 in the first innings at Mysore. Its lowest is 205 at Bangalore in 1981/82

The six runs victory carved by Mumbai at Mysore represents the second narrowest margin of victory in terms of runs in the Finals of the Ranji Trophy. The narrowest margin of win is two runs – Haryana beating Mumbai at Mumbai in 1990/91 This is only the second occasion in 76 Ranji Finals that a team has lost by less than 10 runs.

There are only five instances of a team winning the Ranji Finals by a margin of less than 50 runs which are listed below

No Margin Winner Runner Season Venue
1 02 runs Haryana Mumbai 1990/91 Mumbai
2 06 runs Mumbai Karnataka 2009/10 Mysore
3 21 runs baroda Railways 2000/01 Baroda
4 46 runs Tamilnadu Holkar 1954/55 Indore
5 48 runs Mumbai Maharashtra 1970/71 Mumbai

Manish pandey who scored 144 in the second innings, became the twelfth Karnataka batsman to score a century against Mumbai. Others are / V Subramanya, GR Vishwanath, BP Patel, R Sudhakar Rao, RMH Binny, J Abhiram, CS Saldanha, SMH kirmani, SB Joshi, J Arunkumar and R Dravid.

V Subramanya, GR Vishwanath and BP Patel have the distinction of scoring centuries on two occasions, while R Dravid remains the only batsman to score a double hundred

M Pandey with 882 runs holds the record for most run aggregate in 2009/10 Ranji Trophy season. He went past Mumbai’s AM Rahane’s 809 runs when he was on 72 during his knock of 144 in the second innings of this game.

M Pandey also earned the distinction of completing 1000 runs in Ranji Trophy, He reached the milestone when was on 69 during his second innings knock of 144. At the end of the match, he has an aggregate of 1075 runs from 14 matches and 22 innings. He has an average of 51.19 runs per innings and has scored four centuries and six half centuries

M Pandey became the 40th Karnataka batsman to aggregate 1000 plus runs in Ranji Trophy. Brijesh Patel leads the table with 7126 runs from 104 Matches. AS Krishna Swamy was the first Karnataka player to aggregate 1000 runs in Ranji Trophy.

M Pandey has the distinction of scoring most hundreds in the Ranji Trophy season. He has scored four hundreds – 194 vs Uttar Pradesh at Meerut, 110 vs Baroda at Vadodara, 115 vs Punjab at Mysore and 144 vs Mumbai at Mysore

A Mithun (47} and R Vinay Kumar {46} occupy the first and second position in the list of most wicket takers in 2009/10 season. A Mithun’s tally has come from nine matches, while R Vinay Kumar’s aggregate came from eight matches.

A Mithun registered his best innings bowling effort in this game when he returned with figures of 6 for 71. His previous best was 6 for 86 against Uttar Pradesh at Meerut on his Ranji debut

M Pandey’s 144 in the second innings represent the 163rd hundred in Ranji Trophy Finals and the 18th hundred by Karnataka batsmen which are listed below in the order of descending runs

No Runs Batsmen Ins Opp Venue Season
1 247 GR Viswanath FI UP Mohannagar 1977/78
2 215 R Dravid FI UP B’lore 1997/98
3 166* BP Patel FI Delhi B’lore 1978/79
4 147 J Arunkumar SI MP B’lore 1998/99
5 146 RVijayBharadwaj FI TN Chennai 1995/96
6 144 GR Viswanath FI Mum Mumbai 1974/75
7 144 M Pandey SI Mum Mysore 2009/10
8 124 BP Patel FI Delhi Delhi 1981/82
9 122 RVijayBharadwaj FI UP B’lore 1997/98
10 116 +SMH Kirmani FI Delhi Delhi 1981/82
11 115 RMH Binny FI Delhi Delhi 1981/82
12 115 RMH Binny FI Mumi Mumbai 1982/83
13 114 RD Khanvilkar FI Delhi Delhi 1981/82
14 114 R Dravid FI TN Chennai 1995/96
15 104 J Arun Kumar FI UP B’lore 1997/98
17 103 V Subramanya SI Mum Mumbai 1959/60
18 100 BP Patel FI UP Mohannagar 1977/78

M Pandey scored zero and 144 in this match provding the third occasion of a Karnataka batsman registering zero and hundred in a Ranji Trophy match. The other two batsmen who have accomplished this feat are – CS Saldhana {zero and 102 not out vs Goa at Panjim in 1990/91} and RV Uthappa {131 and zero vs Railways at Bangalore in 2008/09.

M Pandey collected his second duck in Ranji Trophy career when he was dismissed leg before wicket to AM Salvi of the first ball without scoring. It was his second duck in 14 matches. His first duck was in the second innings against Railways at Bangalore on his Ranji debut.

CM Gautham collected his first duck of his 11 match Ranji Trophy career, when he was dismissed for zero in the second innings of this game

V Samanth scored 67 in this game which was his 11th fifty which includes five centuries. His 67 in this game provides the 42nd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in Ranji Trophy Finals

AM Nayar’s 50 in Mumbai’s second innings reprsenet his ninth half century and his eleventh fifty. He has an aggregate of 1272 runs from 26 matches at an average of 38.54

DS Kulakarni registered his first maiden half century in Ranji Trophy when he made 87 in the second innings of this game. His previous best was 28 against Himachal Pradesh at Mumbai this season

Ganesh Satish’s 75 in the second innings represent his third half century and his fifth fifty. He has an aggregate of 765 runs from 10 matches at an average of 51.00

AM Salvi’s 5 for 31 in first innings represent his fourth five wicket haul in 29 Ranji Trophy matches His figures in this game represents his best innings bowling effort in Ranji Trophy, an improvement over his previous best innings bowling effort of 5 for 39 against Andhra at Mumbai in 2002/03. Salvi’s 5 for 31 is his first five wicket haul against Karnataka

A Agarkar ‘s 5 for 81 in the second innings of this game represent his seventh five plus haul in his 43rd Ranji Trophy match and his first five wicket haul against Karnataka.

Agarkar’s 5 for 81 in this game represent the 106th occasion of bowler capturing five or more wickets in a Ranji Trophy Finals. The break up of 106 occasions are listed below

Wkts Occasions
09 01
08 09
07 08
06 30
05 58
Total 106

It also provides the 42nd occasion of a Mumbai bowler capturing five or more wickets in Ranji Trophy Finals. All the 42 occasions are listed below

No W Runs Bowlers Ins Opp Venue Season
1 8 016 PKShivalkar FI TN Chennai 1972/73
2 8 039 MSHardikar FI Ben Kolkata 1955/56
3 8 039 BPGupte SI Ben Kolkata 1955/56
4 8 040 BJWajifdar SI NInd Mumbai 1934/35
5 8 091 Rav Shastri SI Del Mumbai 1984/85
6 7 046 RBDesai FI Raj Udaipur 1960/61
7 7 054 Zaheer Khan FI UP Chennai 2008/09
8 7 103 RVPawar SI Hyd Mumbai 1999/00
9 7 109 DGPhadkar FI Hol Mumbai 1951/52
10 6 019 JBKhot FI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
11 6 025 MSHardikar FI Raj Jaipur 1965/66
12 6 036 CStayers FI Raj Jaipur 1962/63
13 6 040 DGPhadkar FI Bar Mumbai 1948/49
14 6 043 PKShivalkar FI Ben Mumbai 1971/72
15 6 055 PKShivalkar SI Del Delhi 1976/77
16 6 056 PKShivalkar SI Mah Mumbai 1970/71
17 6 061 RaviShastri SI Del Delhi 1979/80
18 6 065 SVNayak SI Del Mumbai 1980/81
19 6 072 BSSandhu FI Del Mumbai 1980/81
20 6 083 NMKulakarni FI TN Chennai 2003/04
21 6 105 KDGhavri FI Del Delhi 1976/77
22 5 018 PKShivalkar SI TN Chennai 1972/73
23 5 023 EDSolkar FI TN Chennai 1972/73
24 5 031 AMSalvi FI Kar Mysore 2009/10
25 5 040 JBKhot SI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
26 5 040 ZaheerKhan FI Ben Mumbai 2006/07
27 5 046 AKBhaleRao FI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
28 5 048 AMIsmail FI Bih Jamshedpur 1975/76
29 5 057 KRPanjri FI Ser Delhi 1956/57
30 5 058 AMIsmail SI Bih Jamshedpur 1975/76
31 5 062 BPGupte FI Hyd Hyderabad 1964/65
32 5 066 GGuard FI Kar Mumbai 1959/60
33 5 066 KDGhavri FI Kar Mumbai 1974/75
34 5 068 SJDiwadkar FI Raj Mumbai 1961/62
35 5 070 SVBahutule SI TN Mumbai 2002/03
36 5 075 DGPhadkar FI Hol Mumbai 1944/45
37 5 076 DSKulakarni SI UP Chennai 2008/09
38 5 081 AAgarkar SI Kar Mysore 2009/10
39 5 092 BKKalapesi FI TN Delhi 1935/36
40 5 106 RRKulakarni FI Del Mumbai 1984/85
41 5 125 PKShivalkar FI Del Delhi 1979/80
42 5 157 RVKulakarni FI Kar Mumbai 1982/83

AM Salvi (5 for 31} and A Agarkar {5 for 81} became the sixth and seventh Mumbai bowlers to capture five or more wickets against Karnataka in Ranji Trophy Finals. Their five wicket hauls in this game provide the seventh and eighth occasion. All the eight occasions are listed below

No W Runs Bowlers Ins Opp Venue Season
1 6 019 JBKhot FI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
2 5 031 AMSalvi FI Kar Mysore 2009/10
3 5 040 JBKhot SI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
4 5 046 AKBhaleRao FI Kar Mumbai 1941/42
5 5 066 GGuard FI Kar Mumbai 1959/60
6 5 066 KDGhavri FI Kar Mumbai 1974/75
7 5 081 AAgarkar SI Kar Mysore 2009/10
8 5 157 RVKulakarni FI Kar Mumbai 1982/83

AM Salvi’s five for 31 represent the second best bowling figures by a Mumbai bowler against Karnataka in a Ranji finals, the best being JB Khot’s 6 for 19 in the first innings of 1941/42 finals

A Mithun’s 6 for 71 in the first innings of this game provide the eighth occasion of Karnataka bowler capturing five or more wickets in a Ranji Trophy Final. All the eight occasions are listed below

No W Runs Bowlers Ins Opp Venue Season
1 6 024 BSChandrashekhar SI UP Mohannagar 1977/78
2 6 024 RVijayBharadwaj SI MP Bangalore 1998/99
3 6 057 BSChandrashekhar FI UP Mohannagar 1977/78
4 6 071 A Mithun SI Mum Mysore 2009/10
5 6 123 EAS Prasanna FI Mum Mumbai 1974/75
6 5 045 EAS Prasanna SI Raj Jaipur 1973/74
7 5 095 A Kumble FI TN Chennai 1995/96
8 5 103 D Ganesh FI MP Bangalore 1998/99

A Mithun became the fourth Karnataka bowler to capture exact six wickets in an innings in a Ranji Trophy Finals. His six wicket haul represent the fifth occasion

No W Runs Bowlers Ins Opp Venue Season
1 6 024 BSChandrashekhar SI UP Mohannagar 1977/78
2 6 024 RVijayBharadwaj SI MP Bangalore 1998/99
3 6 057 BSChandrashekhar FI UP Mohannagar 1977/78
4 6 071 A Mithun SI Mum Mysore 2009/10
5 6 123 EAS Prasanna FI Mum Mumbai 1974/75

A Mithun with his 6 for 71 in the second innings of this game became the second Karnatake bowler to capture six wickets in an innings against Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy Finals, after EAS Prasanna who had captured 6 for 123 at Mumbai in 1974/75. Thus A Mithun’s 6 for 71 represent the best bowling figures by a Karnataka bowler in a Ranji Trophy finals against Mumbai.

M Pandey {882} G Satish {639} and KB Pawan {631} aggregated 600 plus runs in 2009/10 season providing the fourth occasion of three or more Karnataka batsmen aggregating 600 plus runs in a Ranji Trophy season. The following table furnishes the relevant details

No Season No Batsmen Runs
1 1997/98 1 RVijayBharadwaj 739
2 R Dravid 731
3 S Somasundar 629
4 J Arunkumar 604
2 1986/87 1 C Saldanha 783
2 BP Patel 611
3 MRS Prasad 608
3 1990/91 1 V Arjun Raja 842
2 KA Jeshwanth 688
3 C Saldanha 671
4 2009/10 1 M Pandey 882
2 G Satish 639
3 KB Pawan 631

Four Karnataka batsmen aggregated 500 plus runs this season / M Pandey {882}, G Satish {639], KB Pawan {631} and A Verma {560} providing the fourth occasion of four Karnataka batsmen aggregating 500 plus runs in a Ranji Trophy season. The following table furnishes the relevant details

No Season No Batsmen Runs
1 1995/96 1 S Somasunder 803
2 RVijayBharadwaj 602
3 KA Jeswanth 559
4 SB Joshi 529
2 1997/98 1 RVijayBharadwaj 739
2 R Dravid 731
3 S Somasundar 629
4 J Arunkumar 604
3 2002/03 1 VST Naidu 612
2 BW Rowland 585
3 J Arunkumar 560
4 D Chowgule 506
4 2009/10 1 M Pandey 882
2 G Satish 639
3 KB Pawan 631
4 A Verma 560

M Pandey pouched 12 catches this season to become the 13th Karnataka fieldsman to pouch ten or more catches in a season.

The fourth wicket partnership of 209 runs between G Satish and M Pandey represent the 188th occasion of a three figure partnership in Ranji Trophy finals.

SUMMARY
Break up of three figure partnerships
wicket Occasions
First Wicket 20
Second Wicket 27
Third Wicket 37
Fourth Wicket 34
Fifth Wicket 25
Sixth Wicket 21
Seventh Wicket 14
Eighth Wicket 02
Ninth Wicket 04
Tenth Wicket 04
Total Partnerships 188

The fourth wicket partnership of 209 runs between G Satish and M Pandey represent the 34th occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in Ranji Trophy finals.

The fourth wicket partnership of 209 runs between G Satish and M Pandey represent the 30th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership in Ranji Trophy finals.

The fourth wicket partnership of 209 runs between G Satish and M Pandey represent the 17th occasion of a three figure partnership posted by Karnataka batsmen in Ranji Trophy finals. All the seventeen occasions are listed below

No Wkt Runs Partner1 Partner2
Opp Ground Season
1 7 114 AVJayaprakash SMHKirmani
Raj Jaipur 1973/74
2 3 220 GRViswanath BP Patel
UP Mohannagar 1977/78
3 7 152 GRViswanath AVJayaprakash
UP Mohannagar 1977/78
4 6 148 BPPatel RSudhakar Rao
Del Delhi 1978/79
5 1 109 RMHBinny MRS Prasad
Del Delhi 1981/82
6 4 117 BPPatel R Sudhakar Rao
Del Delhi 1981/82
7 7 156 SMHKirmani RDKhanvilkar
Del Delhi 1981/82
8 2 174 SVishwanath AVJayaprakash
Mum Mumbai 1982/83
9 7 154 RMH Binny JAbhiram
Mum Mumbai 1982/83
10 1 133 SBSomasundar AVaidya
TN Madras 1995/96
11 3 262 RVijayBharadwaj RDravid
TN Madras 1995/96
12 1 122 SBSomasundar AVaidya
TN Madras 1995/96
13 1 135 SBSomasundar JArunkumar
UP Bangalore 1997/98
14 4 257 R Dravid RVijayBharadwaj
UP Bangalore 1997/98
15 7 154 R Dravid SSomasekhar
UP Bangalore 1997/98
16 3 206 J Arunkumar RVijayBharadwaj
MP Bangalore 1998/99
17 4 209 G Satish MPandey
Mum Mysore 2009/10

The fourth wicket partnership of 209 runs between G Satish and M Pandey represent the fifth occasion of 200 plus runs partnership posted by Karnataka batsmen in Ranji Trophy finals. All the five occasions are listed below

No Wkt Runs Partner1 Partner2
Opp Ground Season
1 3 220 GRViswanath BP Patel
UP Mohannagar 1977/78
2 3 262 RVijayBharadwaj R Dravid
TN Madras 1995/96
3 4 257 R Dravid RVijayBharadwaj
UP Bangalore 1997/98
4 3 206 J Arunkumar RVijayBharadwaj
MP Bangalore 1998/99
5 4 209 G Satish M Pandey
Mum Mysore 2009/10

At the end of this match, SB Joshi has appeared in 109 Ranji Trophy matches for Karnataka and holds the record for most number of Ranji Trophy appearances by Karnataka cricketer. SB Joshi also has the distinction of being the only Karnataka player to have appeared in a Ranji Trophy finals for fourth consecutive time during the period 1995/96 to 2009/10. He had played for Karnataka in the finals against Tamilnadu in 1995/96, against Uttar Ppradesh in 1997/98, against Madhya Pradesh in 1998/99 and against Mumbai in 2009/10. He had the honour of leading Karnataka in Ranji Finals against Madhya Pradesh in 1998/99.

RMH Binny and STR Binny became the first Father and Son combination to represent Karnataka in Ranji Trophy Finals. BP Patel and his son UB Patel narrowly missed the distinction as UB Patel was not in the playing eleven of 2009/10 finals, though he was a part of the 15 member contingent

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Zaheer Khan aggregates 150 plus wickets on away soil

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Zaheer Khan aggregates 150 plus wickets on away soil

When Imrul Kayes, the Bangladesh opener was adjudged leg before wicket to Zaheer Khan in Bangladesh’s first innings on the second day of the ongoing first test between Bangladesh and India at Chittagong, he became Zaheer Khan’s 150th victim on away soil. At the end of the second day’s play, Zaheer Khan’s away wickets tally stood at 151.

Zaheer Khan became the 21st bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 150 plus wickets on away soil. The following is the complete list of 21 bowlers who have achieved the feat

No Bowlers Team Mat Wkts Runs Ave
1 SK Warne Aus 73 362 9233 25.50
2 MMuralitharan Srl 60 307 8534 27.79
3 CA Walsh Win 74 290 7260 25.03
4 A Kumble Ind 69 269 9645 35.85
5 GD McGrath Aus 55 260 5551 21.35
6 WasimAkram Pak 62 255 6278 24.61
7 RJ Hadlee NZl 43 230 4996 21.72
8 MD Marshall Win 50 219 4726 21.57
9 N Kapil Dev Ind 66 215 7064 32.85
10 CEL Ambrose Win 46 202 4199 20.78
11 Imran Khan Pak 50 199 5127 25.76
12 WaqarYounis Pak 49 197 5115 25.96
13 SM Pollock SAF 49 186 4778 25.68
14 LR Gibbs Win 47 183 5252 28.69
15 DL Vettori NZl 49 176 5623 31.94
16 WPUJC Vaas Srl 54 175 5661 32.34
17 MA Holding Win 37 163 3855 23.65
18 IT Botham Eng 43 157 4652 29.63
19 AA Donald SAF 34 153 3513 22.96
20 DLUnderwood Eng 44 152 4159 27.36
21 Z Khan Ind 42 151 4812 31.86

Zaheer Khan became the third Indian bowler after A Kumble {269} and N Kapil Dev {215} to account for 150 plus wickets on away soil

No Bowlers Team Mat Wkts Runs Ave
1 A Kumble Ind 69 269 9645 35.85
2 N Kapil Dev Ind 66 215 7064 32.85
3 Z Khan Ind 42 151 4812 31.86

Zaheer Khan became the third left arm pace bowler to capture 150 plus wickets on away soil in the annals of test cricket. Others are Wasim Akram {255} and WPUJC Vaas {175}

No Bowlers Team Mat Wkts Runs Ave
1 WasimAkram Pak 62 255 6278 24.61
2 WPUJC Vaas Srl 54 175 5661 32.34
3 Z Khan Ind 42 151 4812 31.86

Zaheer Khan’s season wise performance on away soil is furnished below with the details of opposition, matches, wickets and runs and average per wicket

Opposition Series Mat Wkts Runs Ave
Bangladesh 2000/01 1 3 69 23.00
Zimbabwe 2001 1 4 98 24.50
Sri Lanka 2001 3 10 367 36.70
SouthAfrica 2001/02 1 0 107
WestIndies 2001/02 5 15 568 37.86
England 2002 4 11 483 43.90
NewZealand 2002/03 2 11 151 13.72
Australia 2003/04 2 5 213 42.60
Pakistan 2003/04 1 1 76 76.00
Bangladesh 2004/05 2 5 215 43.00
Zimbabwe 2005/06 2 9 184 20.44
Pakistan 2005/06 2 10 374 37.40
SouthAfrica 2006/07 3 13 395 30.38
Bangladesh 2007 2 8 175 21.87
England 2007 3 18 366 20.33
Australia 2007/08 1 5 187 37.40
Sri Lanka 2008 3 8 352 44.00
NewZealand 2008/09 3 13 400 30.76
Bangladesh 2009/10 1 2 32 16.00
Total 42 151 4812 31.86
Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Sharing the wickets equally in a test innings

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Sharing the wickets equally in a test innings

When Shohadat Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan captured 5 for 71 and 5 for 62 respectively in the first innings of the first test between Bangladesh and India at Chittagong in the on going test series their feat provided the 52nd instance of two bowlers sharing wickets equally in a test innings. It is the very first occasion of Bangladesh bowlers shared the wickets equally in a test innings. The break up read thus

Australian Bowlers 16 Occasions
Bangladesh Bowlers 01 Occasion
England Bowlers 16 Occasions
Indian Bowlers 05 Occasions
New Zealand Bowlers 02 Occasions
Pakistan Bowlers 05 Occasions
South African Bowlers 03 Occasion
Sri Lankan Bowlers 03 Occasions
West Indian Bowlers 01 Occasion
Total Bowlers 52 Occasions

It is rather strange to see that West Indian bowlers figure only once in this list. The lone occasion of West Indian bowlers sharing wickets equally was when Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop captured 5 for 35 and 5/041 in the first innings against Pakistan at Lahore in 1990/91

The complete list of 52 instances are listed thus in the order of its occurrence with details of names of the bowlers with their figures, match details, ground, series and innings

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 JJ Ferris 5/071 CTB Turner 5/041
Aus vs Eng Sydney 1886/87 FI
2 GA Lohmann 5/017 R Peel 5/018
Eng vs Aus Sydney 1887/88 FI
3 JJ Ferris 5/028 CTB Turner 5/026
Aus vs Eng Lord’s 1888 SI
4 G Giffen 5/076 ST Callaway 5/037
Aus vs Eng Adelaide 1894/95 FI
5 T Richardson 5/134 JT Hearne 5/036
Eng vs Aus Lord’s 1896 SI
6 MA Noble 5/084 CC McLeod 5/065
Aus vs Eng Adelaide 1897/98 SI
7 MA Noble 5/054 JV Saunders 5/043
Aus vs Eng Sydney 1901/02 SI
8 JV Saunders 5/050 MA Noble 5/051
Aus vs Eng Sheffield 1902 FI
9 JV Saunders 5/065 JDAO’Connor 5/040
Aus vs Eng Adelaide 1907/08 SI
10 GH Hirst 5/050 C Blythe 5/058
Eng vs Aus Edgbaston 1909 SI
11 SF Barnes 5/056 C Blythe 5/063
Eng vs Aus Manchester 1909 FI
12 AEE Vogler 5/087 GA Faulkner 5/120
SAF vs Eng Johannesburg 1909/10 FI
13 FR Foster 5/016 SF Barnes 5/025
Eng vs SAF Lord’s 1912 FI
14 SF Barnes 5/028 FE Woolley 5/041
Eng vs SAF The Oval 1912 FI
15 SF Barnes 5/030 FE Woolley 5/029
Eng vs Aus The Oval 1912 FI
16 G Geary 5/068 WR Hammond 5/036
Eng vs SAF Johannesburg 1927/28 SI
17 WE Bowes 5/055 EW Clark 5/098
Eng v Aus The Oval 1934 SI
18 LAmaranath 5/096 MH Mankad 5/101
Ind vs Eng Manchester 1946 FI
19 J Cowie 5/107 TB Burtt 5/097
NZl vs Eng Lord’s 1949 FI
20 AV Bedser 5/044 FR Brown 5/049
Eng vs Aus Melbourne 1950/51 FI
21 AV Bedser 5/041 FS Trueman 5/048
Eng vs Ind The Oval 1952 FI
22 SP Gupte 5/180 MH Mankad 5/226
Ind vs Win Kingston 1952/53 FI
23 Khan Mohd 5/073 Fazal Mahmood 5/048
Pak vs Ind Karachi 1954/55 FI
24 TL Goddard 5/069 HJ Tayfield 5/094
Eng vs SAF Leeds 1955 SI
25 AK Davidson 5/036 R Benuad 5/082
Aus vs SAF PElizabeth 1957/57 FI
26 BS Bedi 5/037 EAS Prasanna 5/042
Ind vs Aus Delhi 1969/70 SI
27 MHN Walker 5/075 TJ Jenner 5/090
Aus vs Win Trinidad 1972/73 FI
28 N Gifford 5/055 Birkenshaw 5/057
Eng vs Pak Karachi 1972/73 SI
29 DK Lillee 5/015 MHN Walker 5/048
Aus vs Eng Manchester 1975 FI
30 DK Lillee 5/063 GJ Gilmour 5/034
Aus vs Win Melbourne 1975/76 FI
31 S Bakht 5/056 Ehteshamuddin 5/047
Pak vs Ind Kanpur 1979/80 FI
32 Kapil Dev 5/097 KD Ghavri 5/107
Ind vs Aus Sydney 1980/81 FI
33 DK Lillee 5/046 TM Alderman 5/062
Aus vs Eng Nottingham 1981 SI
34 Kapil Dev 5/073 Madanlal 5/023
Ind vs Eng Bom/WS 1981/82 SI
35 GF Lawson 5/087 JRThomson 5/073
Aus vs Eng Brisbane 1982/83 SI
36 RJ Hadlee 5/073 EW Chatfield 5/063
NZl vs Srl Col/CCC 1983/84 FI
37 GRJMatthews 5/146 RJ Bright 5/094
Aus vs Ind Madras 1986/87 SI
38 G Small 5/048 IT Botham 5/041
Eng vs Aus Melbourne 1986/87 FI
39 Iqbal Qasim 5/048 Tausif Ahmed 5/054
Pak vs Ind Bangalore 1986/87 FI
40 CE Ambrose 5/035 I Bishop 5/041
Win vs Pak Lahore 1990/91 FI
41 Wasim kram 5/045 Waqar Younis 5/022
Pak vs NZl Hamilton 1992/93 SI
42 TBA May 5/089 SK Warne 5/082
Aus vs Eng Birmingham 1993 SI
43 C Vaas 5/043 Muralitharan 5/064
Srl vs NZl Napier 1994/95 SI
44 AR Caddick 5/067 A Fraser 5/040
Eng vs Win Trinidad 1997/98 FI
45 SM Pollock 5/053 AA Donald 5/071
SAF vs Eng Leeds 1998 SI
46 JN Gillespie 5/098 CR Miller 5/081
Aus vs Win Adelaide 2000/01 FI
47 RD Fernando 5/098 Muralitharan 5/122
Srl vs SAF Durban 2000/01 FI
48 Muralitharan 5/067 ST Jayasuriya 5/043
Srl vs Zim Galle 2001/02 FI
49 Shoiab Aktar 5/109 D Kaneria 5/125
Pak vs Aus Melbourne 2004/05 FI
50 M Ntini 5/051 DW Steyn 5/046
SAF v NZl Centurion 2005/06 SI
51 MJ Hoggard 5/057 MS Panesar 5/072
Eng v Pak Manchester 2006 SI
52 ShahadatHossain 5/071 ShakibAliHassan 5/062
Ban v Ind Chittagong 2009/10 Fi

Invariably with such a bowling performance by the bowlers, the teamto which the bowlers belong to would end up with a win. However there are three tests which were lost by the teams, despite their bowler sharing the wickets equally in a test innings. The following are the three instances which have ended in a defeat for the side when the bowlers shared the wickets equally

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 JJ Ferris 5/071 CTBTurner 5/041
AusvsEng Sydney 1886/87 FI
England won by 71 runs
2 Kapil Dev 5/097 KD Ghavri 5/107
IndvsAus Sydney 1980/81 FI
Australia wonbyinns and 05 runs
3 ShoiabAktar 5/109 DKaneria 5/125
PakvsAus Melbourne 2004/05 FI
Australia won by 09 wkts

MA Noble-CTB Turner of Australia, SF Barnes-FE Woolley of England and MA Noble-JV Saunders of Australia have the distinction of sharing the wickets equally on two separate occasions.

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 JJFerris 5/071 CTBTurner 5/041
AusvsEng Sydney 1886/87 FI
2 JJFerris 5/028 CTBTurner 5/026
AusvsEng Lord’s 1888 SI
1 MANoble 5/054 JVSaunders 5/043
AusvsEng Sydney 1901/02 SI
2 MANoble 5/051 JVSaunders 5/050
AusvsEng Sheffield 1902 FI
1 SFBarnes 5/028 FEWoolley 5/041
EngvsSAF TheOval 1912 FI
2 SFBarnes 5/030 FEWoolley 5/029
EngvsAus TheOval 1912 FI

SF Barnes has the distinction of being one of the bowlers to be involved in such a feat on most number of occasions-four

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 SFBarnes 5/056 CBlythe 5/063
EngvsAus Manchester 1909 FI
2 SFBarnes 5/025 FRFoster 5/016
EngvsSAF Lord’s 1912 FI
3 SFBarnes 5/028 FEWoolley 5/041
EngvsSAF The Oval 1912 FI
4 SFBarnes 5/030 FEWoolley 5/029
EngvsAus The Oval 1912 FI

Sheffied {Barmall Lane} which has staged the only one test in the annals of test cricket between England and Australia in 1902 also figures in this long list. Australian pair JV Saunders {5/050} and MA Noble {5/051} were the bowlers.

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 JVSaunders 5/050 MANoble 5/051
AusvsEng Sheffield 1902 FI

The following are the two occasions when both the bowlers have conceded 100 plus runs while performing the feat

No Bowler W/R Bowler W/R
Match Ground Series Ins
1 SPGupte 5/180 MHMankad 5/226
IndvsWin Kingston 1952/53 FI
2 ShoiabAktar 5/109 DKaneria 5/125
PakvsAus Melbourne 2004/05 FI

MH Mankad remains th e only bowler to concede 200 plus runs in this category of statistics while SP Gupte and MH Mankad remains the only pair of bowlers to concede 175 plus runs while sharing the wickets equally in a test innings

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Tendulkar regsiters 25 hundreds on away soil

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Tendulkar regsiters 25 hundreds on away soil

SR Tendulkar’s 105 not out against Bangladesh in India’s first innings at Chittagong provides the 25th hundred scored by him on away soil. He earns the distinction of becoming the first batsman in the annals of test cricket to register 25 hundreds on away soil. His 25 hundreds are listed below

No Opposition Runs Ground Mon/Year
1 v England 119* Manchester Aug 1990
2 v Australia 148* Sydney Jan 1992
3 v Australia 114 Perth Feb 1992
4 v South Africa 111 Johannesburg Nov 1992
5 v Sri Lanka 104* Col-SSC Jul 1993
6 v England 122 Birmingham Jun 1996
7 v England 177 Nottingham Jul 1996
8 v South Africa 169 Cape Town Jan 1997
9 v Sri Lanka 143 Col-RPS Aug 1997
10 v Sri Lanka 139 Col-SSC Aug 1997
11 v New Zealand 113 Wellington Dec 1998
12 v Sri Lanka 124* Col-SSC Feb 1999
13 v Australia 116 Melbourne Dec 1999
14 v South Africa 155 Bloemfontein Nov 2001
15 v West Indies 117 Trinidad Apr 2002
16 v England 193 Leeds Aug 2002
17 v Australia 241* Sydney Jan 2004
18 v Pakistan 194* Multan Mar 2004
19 v Bangladesh 248* Dhaka Dec 2004
20 v Bangladesh 101 Chittagong May 2007
21 v Bangladesh 122* Mirpur May 2007
22 v Australia 154* Sydney Jan 2008
23 v Australia 153 Adelaide Jan 2008
24 v New Zealand 160 Hamilton Mar 2009
25 v Bangladesh 105* Chittagong Jan 2010
Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Shakib Al Hasan captures his 50th test wicket

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : Shakib Al Hasan captures his 50th test wicket

VVS Laxman became the 50th victim of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, when he was stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim on the first day of the first test against India at Chittagong. Shakib Al Hasan reached the milestone in his 15th test and 22nd innings. At the end of the first day, he has an aggregate of 52 wickets. The following table shows the innings wise performance of Shakib Al Hasan.

No Opp 0 M R W Inns Ground Mon/Year
1 Ind 13.0 2 29 0 1 Chittagong May 2007
2 Ind 19.0 1 62 0 1 Mirpur May 2007
3 Srl 16.0 0 57 0 2 Col-SSC Jun 2007
4 NZl 19.0 7 44 2 2 Wellington Jan 2008
5 SAF 10.0 6 30 0 2 Mirpur Feb 2008
6 SAF 7.0 0 24 0 4 Mirpur Feb 2008
7 SAF 25.0 4 68 1 1 Chittagong Feb 2008
8 NZl 25.5 7 36 7 2 Chittagong Oct 2008
9 NZl 44.5 17 79 2 4 Chittagong Oct 2008
10 NZl 22.0 6 57 1 1 Mirpur Oct 2008
11 NZl 3.0 0 6 0 3 Mirpur Oct 2008
12 SAF 38.0 4 130 5 1 Bloemfontein Nov 2008
13 SAF 28.0 3 99 6 2 Centurion Nov 2008
14 Srl 28.4 4 70 5 1 Mirpur Dec 2008
15 Srl 40.0 10 134 1 3 Mirpur Dec 2008
16 Srl 30.0 6 109 4 1 Chittagong Jan 2009
17 Srl 20.0 2 79 1 3 Chittagong Jan 2009
18 Win 35.0 10 76 2 2 Kingstown Jul 2009
19 Win 28.1 11 39 3 4 Kingstown Jul 2009
20 Win 21.1 7 59 3 1 St George’s Jul 2009
21 Win 24.5 3 70 5 3 St George’s Jul 2009
22 Ind 26.0 9 52 4 1 Chittagong Jan 2010
Tot 523.1 119 1409 52

Shakib Al Hasan has captured five or more wickets on five occasions which are listed below. His best innings bowling effort of 7 for 36 and best match bowling effort of 9 for 115 have come against New Zealand at Chittagong in Oct 2008.

No Opp 0 M R W Inns Ground Mon/Year
1 NZl 25.5 7 36 7 2 Chittagong Oct 2008
2 SAF 28.0 3 99 6 2 Centurion Nov 2008
3 SAF 38.0 4 130 5 1 Bloemfontein Nov 2008
4 Srl 28.4 4 70 5 1 Mirpur Dec 2008
5 Win 24.5 3 70 5 3 St George’s Jul 2009

Shakib Al Hasan became the fourth Bangladesh bowler to aggregate 50 plus test wickets. The others are – Mohammad Rafique {100 from 33 tests}, Mashrafe Mortaza {78 from 36 tests} and Shahadat Hossain {57 from 24 tests}.

Note : All statistics figures as of 17.01.2010 – at the end of the first day’s play of the first test between Bangladesh and India at Chittagong

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : SR Tendulkar aggregates 1700 boundary fours

Bangladesh vs India Test Series : SR Tendulkar aggregates 1700 boundary fours

SR Tendulkar added one more feather to his cap during his innings of 76 not out at the end of the first day’s play against Bangladesh at Chittagong on 17.01.10. He aggregated 1700 boundary fours to become the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 1700 boundary fours. He reached the milestone when he hit Shakib Al Hasan for a boundary four, which was his sixth four of his innings. He collected the ball from outside the off stump and hit against the turn with a slog sweep over midwicket for four.

The following are the batsmen who have hit more than 1000 boundary fours in their test career. It should be noted that SR Tendulkar’s 1700 boundary fours, IVA Richards’s 1051 boundary fours and SM Gavaskar’s 1016 boundary fours have a suffix {+} denoting that the figures are as per available records.

No Batsmen Team Mat Runs Ave 4s
1 SRTendulkar Ind 163 13046 55.04 1700+
2 BC Lara Win 131 11953 52.88 1559
3 R Dravid Ind 138 11260 53.36 1420
4 RT Ponting Aus 142 11859 55.67 1342
5 JH Kallis SAF 135 10640 54.56 1197
6 SR Waugh Aus 168 10927 51.06 1175
7 AR Border Aus 156 11174 50.56 1161
8 AJ Stewart Eng 133 8463 39.54 1121
9 InzamamulHaq Pak 120 8830 49.60 1105
10 MJayawardene Srl 110 9120 53.96 1086
11 GA Gooch Eng 118 8900 42.58 1079
12 IVA Richards Win 121 8540 50.23 1051+
13 ML Hayden Aus 103 8625 50.73 1049
14 SM Gavaskar Ind 125 10122 51.12 1016+