Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : Sri Lanka wins the Galle test by 202 runs

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First Test at Galle : Start Date – 18.08.09

Muralitharan scripted a new world record for most maiden overs bowled by a bowler in the annals of test cricket. At the end of the test, he had bowled 1768 maiden over as against Shane Warne’s 1761 maiden overs.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 114 in this test represent the 12th fifty at Galle. He became the only batsman in the world to register 12 or more fifties at two specific venues. Apart form Galle, he has registered 14 fifties at Col-SSC.

The complete list of batsmen who have registered 12 or more fifties at a specific venue read thus – DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka – 14 fifites at Col-SSC, AR Border of Australia – 13 fifties at Adelaide, GS Chappell of Australia – 13 fifties at Melbourne, JH Kallis of South Africa – 13 fifties at Cape Town, DG Bradman of Australia – 12 fifties at Melbourne, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka – 12 fifties at Col-SSC and DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka – 12 fifties at Galle.

TM Dilshan scored 123 not out in second innings. He had scored 92 in the first innings. His scores of 92 and 123 not out in this test provide the 41st occasion of a batsman registering a ninety and a hundred in a test match.

TM Dilshna with his 92 and 123 not out in this test became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to earn such a distinction. The others are – LRD Mendis – 111 and 94 vs England at Lord’s in Aug 1984, PA de Silva – 96 and 123 vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 1991 and KC Sangakkara – 92 and 152 vs England at Kandy in Dec 2007.

TM Dilshan with his 92 and 123 not out became the second Sri Lankan batsman after PA de Silva to register a hundred and ninety in a test against New Zealand.

TM Dilshan with his 92 and 123 not out became the seventh batsman to register a hundred and ninety in a test against New Zealand. The complete list read thus – SM Nurse of West Indies – 95 and 168 at Auckland in Feb 1969, APE Knott of England – 101 and 96 at Auckland in Mar 1971, PA de Silva of Sri Lanka – 96 and 123 at Auckland in Mar 1991, MA Atherton of England – 94* and 118 at Christchurch in Feb 1997, Younis Khan of Pakistan – 91 and 149* at Auckland in Mar 2001, JH Kallis of South Africa – 92 and 150* at Hamilton in Mar 2004, TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka – 92 and 123* at Galle in Aug 2009.

TM Dilshan became the first batsman to register hundred and ninety against New Zealand on away soil. All the other six instances have been at home soil.

TG McIntosh’s 69 in the first innings provide the 18th occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman registering fifty against Sri Lanka.

BB McCullum’s run out for 29 in New Zealand’s second innings of this test provide the the third occasion of a New Zealand wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed run out in a test innings against Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are – AC Parore for 25 and 7 – in both innings at Hamilton in March 1997.

KC Sangakkara’s run out for 46 in Sri Lanka’s second innings provide the eighth occasion of a Sri Lankan captain dismissed run out in a test innings against various oppositions. He is the second Sri Lankan captain to be dismissed run out against New Zealand after A Ranatunga who was run out for four runs at Col-SSC in Jun 1998.

Sri Lanka won this test by 202 runs providing the ninth occasion of Sri Lanka winning a test by 200 plus runs margin. The following table lists all the nine instances.

1 Won by 465 runs v Ban Chittagong (CDS) Jan 09
2 Won by 315 runs v Zim Galle Jan 02
3 Won by 313 runs v SAF Colombo (SSC) Aug 04
4 Won by 288 runs v Ban Colombo (SSC) Jul 02
5 Won by 241 runs v NZl Napier Mar 95
6 Won by 240 runs v Win Kandy Jul 05
7 Won by 217 runs v NZl Wellington Dec 06
8 Won by 202 runs v NZl Galle Aug 09
9 Won by 201 runs v Pak Faisalabad Oct 04

BCCI Intercorporate Tournament Fixtures

The first ever BCCI Intercorporate Tournament will be on at four venues – Mohali, Vizag, Dharmasala and Bangalore – from tomorrow, the Sepetember, 01, 2009. The finals is slated at Bangalore on September, 08, 09. The following table shows the complete list of fixtures.

Date Time Match Venue
Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group A – Air India Blue v ITC Mohali
Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group B – BPCL v MRF Vizag
Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group C – AIPSSPB v Tata SC Dharmasala
Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group D – Air India Red v BSNL Bangalore
Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group A – Ind Rev v ITC Mohali
Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group B – MRF v ONGC Vizag
Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group C – AIPSSPB v IOC Dharmasala
Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group D – BSNL v Ind Cem Bangalore
Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group B – BPCL v ONGC Vizag
Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group C – IOC v Tata SC Dharmasala
Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group A – Air India Blue v Ind Rev Mohali
Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group D – Air India Red v Ind Cem Bangalore
Sat Sep 05 14:30 Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Bangalore
Sun Sep 06 14:30 Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Mohali
Tue Sep 08 14:30 Final – TBC v TBC Bangalore

England vs Australia : First T20 International ends as a No result game as rain interferes

England vs Australia : First T20 International at Manchester on 30.08.09 : No result – Rain

England won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game providing the 63rd occasion of a team inserting the opposition in the history of T20 International games.

As far as England is concerned, this is the fourth such instance. The other three are – against South Africa at Cape Town on 16.09.07, against New Zealand at Durban on 18.09.07 and against New Zealand at Manchester on 13.06.08.

CL White’s 55 in this game represent the 118th occasion of a batsman registering a fifty in T20I games. It also represents the 14th occasion of an Australian batsman registering a fifty in T20I games.

CL White with his 55 in this game became the second Australian batsman to register a fifty against England in T20I games after ML Hayden who had scored 67 not out at Cape Town on 14.09.07.

CL White registered his career best T20I score when he made 55 in this game which was also his first fifty. It was an improvement over his previous best of 40 not out against England Sydney on 09.01.2007 and 40 not out against South Africa at Brisbane on 13.01.09.

CL White’s 55 in this game represent the 12th occasion of a batsman from various countries registering fifty against England.

MJ Clarke and CL White added 78 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the 23rd occasion of Australian batsman posting fifty plus runs partnerships against various oppositions in T20I games.

MJ Clarke and CL White added 78 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the fourth occasion of Australian batsman posting fifty plus runs partnerships for the fourth wicket against various oppositions in T20I games. The other three occasions are – 80 runs between A Symonds and A Voges against New Zealand at Perth on 11.12.07, 52 runs between DJ Hussey and A Voges against New Zealand at Sydney on 15.02.09 and 66 runs between DA Warner and BJ Haddin against West Indies at The Oval on 06.06.09. Thus the 78 runs stand between MJ Clarke and BJ Haddin represent the second best stand for the fourth wicket by Australian batsmen in T20I games.

MJ Clarke and CL White completed 200 T20 International runs in this game. Clarke reached the milestone when he was on 11 during his knock of 27 not out and at the end of the game his aggregate stood at 216. CL White completed 200 runs when he was on 48 during his knock of 55 in this game and at the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 207.

MJ Clarke and CL White became the eight and ninth Australian batsmen to aggregate 200 plus T20I run. The complete list read thus – RT Ponting {401}, A Symonds {337}, ML Hayden {308}, DA Warner {273}, AC Gilchrist {272}, DJ Hussey {236}, MEK Hussey {226}, MJ Clarke {216} and CL White {207}.

DJ Hussey became the sixth Australian batsman to be dismissed stumped in a T20I game. He became the first Australian batsman to be dismissed stumped without scoring in a T20I game.

DJ Hussey’s stumped dismissal in this game provides the 72nd occasion of a batsman dismissed stumped in a T20I game. He became the seventh batsman to be dismissed stumped without scoring in a T20I game.

JL Denly scored a duck on his T20I debut. He was caught by Hauritz of Lee for zero in this game. His dismissal for duck on debut provides the 30th occasion of a batsman scoring zero on T20I debut.

JL Denly collected his first ball duck on his T20I debut providing the 16th occasion of a batsman collecting his first ball duck on T20I debut. He is the third England batsman to suffer such an ignominy. The other two are – MP Vaughan against Australia at Southampton on 13.06.05 and LJ Wright against Zimbabwe at Cape Town on 13.09.07.

JL Denly’s first ball duck provide the 79th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in T20I games. His dismissal provides the tenth occasion of an England batsman collecting the first ball duck in a T20I game.

JL Denly becomes the first England opening batsman to collect the first ball duck on his T20I debut. He becomes the 15th opening batsman in the history of T20I games to collect the first ball duck on debut.

TD Paine became the 41st cricketer to be capped by Australia in T20I games. He is the fourth Australian wicket keeper after AC Gilchrist, BJ Haddin and L Ronchi to be capped by Australia in T20I games. JL Denly became the 47th cricketer to be capped by England in T20I games.

CL White hit three sixes in his knock of 55 in this game which gave him an aggregate of 72 sixes in his T20 career. He became the sixth batsman to have an aggregate of 70 plus sixes in T20 games. The complete list read thus – DJ Hussey {92}, ST Jayasuriya {74}, Yuvraj Singh {73}, BB McCullum {73}, CL White {72} and LRPL Taylor {71}

DJ Hussey’s duck in this game was his eighth duck of his T20 career. He became the fourth batsman in the history of T20 game to have an aggregate of eight or more ducks in T20 career. HH Gibbs {12}, MJ Lumb {09} and RC Irani {08} are the other three batsmen who have scored eight or more ducks in T20 games.

Honours for Rival Skippers at Col-SSC

Kumar Sangakkara and Daniel Vettori notched centuries at Col-SSC, the second test of the Sri Lanka-New Zealand test series which was won by Sri Lanka 96 runs. Kumar Sangakkara scored 106 in Sri Lanka’s second innings while Daniel Vettori came up with 140 in New Zealand’s second innings. Kumar Sangakkara’s 106 and Daniel Vettori’s 140 provide the 38th occasion of rival skipppers registering hundreds. The following table enlists all the 38 instances.

No Captains

Runs

Inns

Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 HW Taylor

109

1

SAF Vs Eng Durban Dec 1913
JWHT Douglas

119

2

Eng Vs SAF Durban Dec 1913
2 WM Woodfull

155

2

Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1930
APF Chapman

121

3

Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1930
3 WR Hammond

240

1

Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1938
DG Bradman

*102

4

Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1938
4 A Melville

103

3

SAF Vs Eng Durban Mar 1939
WR Hammond

140

4

Eng Vs SAF Durban Mar 1939
5 AL Hassett

104

1

Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1953
L Hutton

145

2

Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1953
6 DJ McGlew

104

2

SAF Vs Eng Manchester Jul 1955
PBH May

117

3

Eng Vs SAF Manchester Jul 1955
7 DJ McGlew

120

2

SAF Vs NZl Johannesburg Feb 1962
JR Reid

142

3

NZl Vs SAF Johannesburg Feb 1962
8 RB Simpson

311

1

Aus Vs Eng Manchester Jul 1964
ER Dexter

174

2

Eng Vs Aus Manchester Jul 1964
9 MC Cowdrey

101

1

Eng Vs Win Kingston Feb 1968
GS Sobers

*113

3

Win Vs Eng Kingston Feb 1968
10 WM Lawry

151

1

Aus Vs Win Sydney Feb 1969
GS Sobers

113

4

Win Vs Aus Sydney Feb 1969
11 BE Congdon

126

2

NZl Vs Win Bridgetown Mar 1972
GS Sobers

142

3

Win Vs NZl Bridgetown Mar 1972
12 RB Kanhai

105

2

Win Vs Aus Bridgetown Mar 1973
IM Chappell

*106

3

Aus Vs Win Bridgetown Mar 1973
13 IM Chappell

145

1

Aus Vs NZl Wellington Mar 1974
BE Congdon

132

2

NZl Vs Aus Wellington Mar 1974
IM Chappell

121

3

Aus Vs NZl Wellington Mar 1974
14 SM Gavaskar

205

1

Ind Vs Win Mumbai Dec 1978
AI Kallicharran

187

2

Win Vs Ind Mumbai Dec 1978
15 GS Chappell

235

1

Aus Vs Pak Faisalabad Mar 1980
Javed Miandad

*106

2

Pak Vs Aus Faisalabad Mar 1980
16 Imran Khan

117

2

Pak Vs Ind Faisalabad Jan 1983
SM Gavaskar

*127

3

Ind Vs Pak Faisalabad Jan 1983
17 CH Lloyd

143

2

Win Vs Ind Port of Spain Mar 1983
N Kapil Dev

*100

3

Ind Vs Win Port of Spain Mar 1983
18 AR Border

106

1

Aus Vs Ind Chennai Sep 1986
N Kapil Dev

119

2

Ind Vs Aus Chennai Sep 1986
19 MW Gatting

100

2

Eng Vs Aus Adelaide Dec 1986
AR Border

*100

3

Aus Vs Eng Adelaide Dec 1986
20 Imran Khan

118

1

Pak Vs Eng The Oval Aug 1987
MW Gatting

*150

3

Eng Vs Pak The Oval Aug 1987
21 DB Vengsarkar

102

3

Ind Vs Win Delhi Nov 1987
IVA Richards

*109

4

Win Vs Ind Delhi Nov 1987
22 Javed Miandad

107

1

Pak Vs Aus Faisalabad Sep 1988
AR Border

*113

2

Aus Vs Pak Faisalabad Sep 1988
23 GA Gooch

333

1

Eng Vs Ind Lord’s Jul 1990
M Azharuddin

121

2

Ind Vs Eng Lord’s Jul 1990
GA Gooch

123

3

Eng Vs Ind Lord’s Jul 1990
24 GA Gooch

116

1

Eng Vs Ind Manchester Aug 1990
M Azharuddin

179

2

Ind Vs Eng Manchester Aug 1990
25 SR Waugh

100

1

Aus Vs Win Kingston Mar 1999
BC Lara

213

2

Win Vs Aus Kingston Mar 1999
26 SR Waugh

199

1

Aus Vs Win Bridgetown Mar 1999
BC Lara

*153

4

Win Vs Aus Bridgetown Mar 1999
27 SC Ganguly

128

1

Ind Vs Eng Leeds Aug 2002
N Hussain

110

3

Eng Vs Ind Leeds Aug 2002
28 SP Fleming

*274

1

NZl Vs Srl Colombo (PSS) Apr 2003
HP Tillakaratne

144

2

Srl Vs NZl Colombo (PSS) Apr 2003
29 GC Smith

132

1

SAF Vs Win Johannesburg Dec 2003
BC Lara

202

2

Win Vs SAF Johannesburg Dec 2003
30 BC Lara

*400

1

Win Vs Eng St John’s Apr 2004
MP Vaughan

140

3

Eng Vs Win St John’s Apr 2004
31 GC Smith

126

1

SAF Vs Win St John’s Apr 2005
S Chanderpaul

127

2

Win Vs SAF St John’s Apr 2005
32 MP Vaughan

166

1

Eng Vs Aus Manchester Aug 2005
RT Ponting

156

4

Aus Vs Eng Manchester Aug 2005
33 Inzamam-ul-Haq

119

1

Pak Vs Ind Faisalabad Jan 2006
R Dravid

103

2

Ind Vs Pak Faisalabad Jan 2006
34 R Dravid

146

1

Ind Vs Win Gros Islet Jun 2006
BC Lara

120

3

Win Vs Ind Gros Islet Jun 2006
35 DPMD Jayawardene

166

3

Srl Vs Ban Dhaka (SBNS) Dec 2008
Mohd Ashraful

101

4

Ban Vs Srl Dhaka (SBNS) Dec 2008
36 DPMD Jayawardene

240

1

Srl Vs Pak Karachi Feb 2009
Younis Khan

313

2

Pak Vs Srl Karachi Feb 2009
37 AJ Strauss

142

1

Eng Vs Win Port of Spain Mar 2009
CH Gayle

107

2

Win Vs Eng Port of Spain Mar 2009
38 KC Sangakkara

106

3

Srl Vs NZl Col-SSC Aug 2009
DL Vettori

140

4

NZl Vs Srl Col-SSC Aug 2009

Murali's World Records

Muthaiah Muralidaran has yet another world record to his credit. He has bowled most maiden overs in the annals of test cricket. Prior to the start of the Galle test against New Zealand he had bowled 1754 maiden overs which was next to Shane Warne’s 1761 maiden overs.

He needed to bowl eight maiden overs to surpass Shane Warne’s 1761 maiden overs and to script the world record for most maiden overs.

During the course of New Zealand’ first innings, he bowled 79th over of Sri Lanka’s innings to Jacab Oram. This was a maiden over. It was the eighth maiden over bowled by Muralidaran in this innings and was the 27th over bowled by him.

This eighth maiden over bowled by him gave him record for most maiden overs bowled by a bowler in the annals of test cricket – 1762 – as he went past Shane Warne’s 1761 maiden overs. At the end of the first innings, he had figures of 42.0-10-73-4 which gave him 1764 maiden overs and at the end of the match his maiden overs stood at 1768 as he had returned with figures of 27.0-4-88-3 in the second innings

Another world record came in the way of Muralitharan in the Galle test. He had an aggregate of 96 test wickets at Galle. IE O’Brien who was caught at the wicket by HAPW Jayawardene became his 100th victim at Galle. At the end of the test, his total tally of wickets at Galle stood at 103. Muralidaran had already captured 160 wickets at Colombo-SSC and 117 wickets at Kandy.

Thus he became the only bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 100 plus wickets at three specific venues.

{Muralidaran’s Photo : Courtesy – Cricinfo.com}

England win The Oval test and also the Ashes series 2-1

Ashes 2009 : Fifth Test at The Oval : Start date : 20.08.09

England won this test by 197 runs and with it the Ashes series 2009 by 2-1 margin. England won the second test at Lords and also the final test at The Oval. Australia won the test fourth test at Leeds and the first test at Cardiff was drawn.

AJ Strauss completed 1000 runs during the calendar year 2009. He reached the mile stone when he was on 4 during his second innings knock of 75. At the end of the test, his aggregate stood at 1071. He is the first batsman to earn this distinction in 2009 and his feat provides the 109th occasion of a batsman scoring 1000 runs in a calendar year. His feat provides the 24th occasion of England batsman achieving such a feat.

AJ Strauss is the third England captain to aggregate 1000 runs in a calendar year and his feat provides the fifth occasion of an England captain achieving the feat. The other two captains are – GA Gooch {1264 in 1990 and 1040 in 1991} and MA Atherton {1136 in 1994 and 1129 in 1995}. It is interesting to note that the AJ Strauss’s feat came after 14 years after MA Atherton’s feat in 1994.

AJ Strauss scored 55 and 75 in this game providing the 33rd occasion of an England captain registering twin fifties in a test match against various oppositions. AJ Strauss’s twin fifties in this test provide the 13th occasion of a England captain achieving the feat against Australia. The complete list read thus – AC MacLaren-109 and 50* at Sydney in Dec 1897, JWHT Douglas-50 and 60 at Melbourne in Feb 1921, PBH May-63 and 63 at Lord’s in Jun 1956, ER Dexter-70 and 99 at Brisbane in Nov 1962, ER Dexter-93 and 52 at Melbourne in Dec 1962, DI Gower – 57 and 106 at Lord’s in Jun 1989, GA Gooch – 59 and 54 at Sydney in Jan 1991, GA Gooch – 87 and 117 at Adelaide in Jan 1991, GA Gooch – 65 and 133 at Manchester in Jun 1993, MA Atherton – 88 and 67 at Sydney in Jan 1995, AJ Stewart – 107 and 52 at Melbourne in Dec 1998, N Hussain – 75 and 72 at Sydney in Jan 2003 and AJ Strauss – 55 and 75 at The Oval in Aug 2000

AJ Strauss {55 and 75} and RT Ponting {66} scored fifties in this test providing the 63rd occasion of rival captains registering fifties in a test match in England-Australia test series.

IJL Trott became the 645th cricketer to be capped by England in tests against various oppositions. He also became the 237th England cricketer to be capped against Australia.

IJL Trott was dismissed run out after scoring 41 runs in the first innings providing the 15th occasion of an England batsman run out on his debut against Australia. His score is the second best score by an England batsman after BW Luckhurst’s 74 Brisbane in Nov 1970.

IJL Trott scored 119 in the second innings providing the seventh occasion of an England batsman to register a hundred on debut against Australia. The complete list read thus – WG Grace – 152 at The Oval in Sep 1880, KS Ranjitsinhji – 154* at Manchester in Jul 1896, RE Foster – 287 at Sydney in Dec 1903, G Gunn – 119 at Sydney in Dec 1907, Nawab of Pataudi Snr – 102 at Sydney in Dec 1932, GP Thorpe – 114* at Nottingham in Jul 1993 and IJL Trott – 119 at The Oval in Aug 2009

AJ Strauss and IR Bell were concerned in a second wicket stand of 102 runs in the first innings of this test providing the 58th occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket against Australia.

AJ Strauss and IR Bell were concerned in a second wicket stand of 102 runs in the first innings of this test providing the seventh occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket by England batsman against Australia oppositions in a Oval Test. This stand has come after 24 years after GA Gooch and DI Gower added 351 runs in Aug 1985.

AJ Strauss and IR Bell were concerned in a second wicket stand of 102 runs in the first innings of this test providing the 21st occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket by England batsman against various oppositions in the Oval Test.

AJ Strauss’s 55 and IR Bell’s 72 represent the 16th half century and 21st half century of their respective test careers.

AJ Strauss’s 55 and 75 represent the 124th and 125th occasion of an England captain registering fifties in a test innings against Australia.

AJ Strauss’s 55 and 75 represent the 90th occasion of an England batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against Australia. As far as AJ Strauss is concerned, it provides the second such instance against Australia. He had scored 107 and 52 at Melbourne in Dec 1998.

AJ Strauss’s 55 and 75 represent the 217th occasion of an England batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against various oppositions. As far as AJ Strauss is concerned, it provides the fifth such occasion in his test career. The five occasions are – 112 and 83 against New Zealand at Lord’s in May 2004, 126 and 94* against South Africa at Port of Elizabeth in Dec 2004, 60 and 106 against New Zealand at Manchester in May 2008, 123 and 108 against India in Dec 2008 and 55 and 75 against Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009.

AJ Strauss with his five occasions of twin fifties in a test match earns the distinction of becoming the thirteenth England batsman to register twin fifties on five or more occasions. The complete list read thus – G Boycott {09}, GA Gooch {09}, MA Atherton {08}, MC Cowdrey {07}, H Sutcliffe {07}, KF Barrington {06}, DCS Compton {06}, AN Cook {06}, L Hutton {06}, JB Hobbs {05}, AJ Stewert {05}, AJ Strauss {05} and MP Vaughan {05}

AJ Strauss’s 55 and 75 represent the 95th occasion of an England opening batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against various oppositions. As far as AJ Strauss is concerned, it provides the fifth such occasion in his test career. The five occasions are – 112 and 83 against New Zealand at Lord’s in May 2004, 126 and 94* against South Africa at Port of Elizabeth in Dec 2004, 60 and 106 against New Zealand at Manchester in May 2008, 123 and 108 against India in Dec 2008 and 55 and 75 against Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009.

AJ Strauss with his five occasions of twin fifties in a test match earns the distinction of becoming the ninth England opening batsman to register twin fifties on five or more occasions. The complete list read thus – G Boycott {09}, GA Gooch {08}, MA Atherton {08}, AN Cook {06}, H Sutcliffe {07}, L Hutton {06}, JB Hobbs {05}, AJ Stewert {05} and AJ Strauss {05}.

Australia were all out for 160 in their first innings providing the 98th occasion of Australia being all out for a total of 160 and less than 160 in a test innings against England.

SJC Broad captured five for 37 in the first innings of this test providing the third occasion of his capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions. The other two occasions are – 6 for 91 against Australia at Leeds in Aug 2009 and 5 for 85 against West Indies at Kingston in Feb 2009

SJC Broad’s five for 37 in the first innings of this test represent the 237th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against Australia. It also represents the 35th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings at The Oval.

MEK Hussey collected his seventh duck when he failed to open his account in the first innings of this test. He came up with a hundred – 121 in the second innings. He became the 132nd batsman in the annals of test cricket to register a duck and a hundred in a test match

MEK Hussey’s zero and 121 represent the 23rd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring zero and hundred in a test match against various oppositions. It also represents the 12th occasion of an Australian batsman achieving such a feat against England. It is fourth such occasion in a test match at The Oval. The four occasions are – WL Mudroch of Australia – zero and 153* against England in Sep 1880, MEK Hussey of Australia – zero and 121 against England in Aug 2009, G Boycott of England – 137 and zero against Australia in Aug 1981 and GA Hick of England – 107 and zero against Sri Lanka in Aug 1998

GP Swann with his 63 became the fourth England batsman to register a fifty against Australia while batting at number nine in The Oval test. The other three are – GC Small – 59 in Aug 1989, AF Giles – 59 in Sep 2005 and J Briggs – 53 in Aug 1886. Thus GP Swann’s 63 represents the highest individual score by an England batsman batting at number nine in The Oval test against Australia.

GP Swann’s 63 represent the 15th occasion of an England batsman registering a fifty while batting at number nine in a test innings against Australia at various venues. It also represents his third test fifty. The other two are – 63 not out against West Indies at Lord’s in May 2009 and 62 against Australia at Leeds in Aug 2009.

RT Ponting was run out in the second innings after scoring 66 runs providing the 36th occasion of an Australian captain dismissed run out in a test innings against various oppositions.

RT Ponting’s run out in the second innings of this test after making 66 runs provides the sixth occasion of his being dismissed run out in a test innings while leading Australia. The six occasions are – for 28 v Sri Lanka at Galle inMar 2004, for 48 v England at Nottingham in Aug 2005, for 52 v Bangladesh at Chittagong (CDS) in Apr 2006, for 45 v England at Sydney in Jan 2007, for 8 v India at Nagpur in Nov 2008, for 66 v England at The Oval in Aug 2009,

RT Ponting holds the record for an Australian captain to be dismissed run out on most occasions – six occasions.

RT Ponting was run out in the second innings after scoring 66 runs providing the 12th occasion of an Australian captain dismissed run out in a test innings against England.

RT Ponting six run out dismissals while leading Australia makes him to share the record for a captain who has been dismissed run out on most occasions with SP Fleming who also has been dismissed run out on six occasions while leading New Zealand

RT Ponting’s run out dismissal for 66 in the second innings of this test provides the 181st occasion of a captain being dismissed run out in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

RT Ponting’s run out dismissal for 66 in the second innings of this test provides the 49th occasion of a captain being dismissed run out in a test innings after registering a fifty in the annals of test cricket.

SP Fleming of New Zealand {03}, Greg Chappell of Australia {02}, R Dravid of India {02}, Inzamam-ul-Huq of Pakistan {02}, Mushtaq Mohammad of Pakistan {02}, RT Ponting of Australia {02}, SR Waugh of Australia {02}, RB Simpson of Australia {02} and WM Woodful of Australia {02} are the captains who have been dismissed run out on two or more occasions after registering a fifty. RT Ponting becomes the ninth captain to join this club.

RT Ponting’s 66 in the second innings of this test gave him another distinction. He became the first captain in the world to register 25 half centuries while batting at number three.

MEK Hussey’s 121 in the fourth innings of this test was in a losing cause providing the 54th occasion of batsman’s hundred in the fourth innings of a test match going in vain. It also represents the sixth occasion of an Australian batsman’s fourth innings hundred in a losing cause. The six occasions are – 131 by DG Bradman against England at Nottingham in Jun 1930, 105 by AR Border against Pakistan at Melbourne in Mar 1979, 114 by GN Yallop against England at Manchester in Aug 1981, 123* by AR Border against England at Manchester in Aug 1981, 136 by MJ Clarke against England at Lord’s in Jul 2009 and 121 by MEK Hussey against Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009.

AJ Strauss and IEJ Trott added 118 runs for the fourth wicket in the England’s second innings providing the 41st occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against Australia. This partnership also represent the seventh occasion of a fourth wicket three figure partnership by England batsman against Australia in The Oval test.

RT Ponting and MEK Hussey added 127 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings providing the eighth occasion of Australian batsman posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against England in The Oval test. This partnership also represent the 48th occasion of a third wicket three figure partnership by Australian batsman against Engalnd at various venues.

RT Ponting and MEK Hussey added 127 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings providing the 74th occasion of RT Ponting being one of the partners in a three figure partnerships. Only R Dravid of India has shared more three figure partnerships than RT Ponting. R Dravid has 76 three figure partnerships to his credit.

England’s win in this test after declaring third innings of the test at 373 for nine provides the sixth occasion of England winning a test against Austtalia after it had declared its third innings of a test. The complete list read thus – won by 213 runs at Nottingham in May 1905, won by 675 runs at Brisbane in Nov 1928, won by 299 runs at Sydney in Jan 1971, won by 225 runs at Sydney in Jan 2003, won by 115 runs at Lord’s in Jul 2009 and won by 197 runs at The Oval in Aug 2009

Mantri – KPL Fixtures announced

No Date Team-1 Vs Team-2 Time Venue
1 09.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs Mangalore United 03.30 PM Bangalore
2 09.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Belgavi Panthers 07.15 PM Bangalore
3 10.09.09 Bijapur Bulls Vs Mysore Maharaajas 03.30 PM Bangalore
4 10.09.09 D’gere Diamonds Vs Mangalore United 07.15 PM Bangalore
5 11.09.09 Bijapur Bulls Vs Malnad Gladiators 03.30 PM Bangalore
6 11.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Mangalore United 07.15 PM Bangalore
7 12.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs D’gere Diamonds 11.45 AM Bangalore
8 12.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Malnad Gladiators 03.30 PM Bangalore
9 12.09.09 Belgavi Panthers Vs Mysore Maharaajas 07.15 PM Bangalore
10 13.09.09 D’gere Diamods Vs Bijapur Bulls 11.45 AM Bangalore
11 13.09.09 Belgavi Panthers Vs Malnad Gladiators 03.30 PM Bangalore
12 13.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Provident, B’lore 07.15 PM Bangalore
13 14.09.09 Mangalore United Vs Belgavi Panthers 03.30 PM Bangalore
14 14.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs Bijapur Bulls 07.15 PM Bangalore
15 15.09.09 D’gere Diamonds Vs Mysore Maharaajas 03.30 PM Bangalore
16 15.09.09 Mangalore United Vs Malnad Gladiators 07.15 PM Bangalore
17 16.09.09 Mysore Maharaajas Vs Malnad Gladiators 03.30 PM Bangalore
18 16.09.09 Belgavi Panthers Vs Bijapur Bulls 07.15 PM Bangalore
19 17.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs Belgavi Panthers 03.30 PM Bangalore
20 17.09.09 Malnad Gladiators Vs D’gere Diamonds 07.15 PM Bangalore
21 18.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Mysore Maharajaas 10.00 AM Mysore
22 18.09.09 Mangalore United Vs Bijapur Bulls 01.45 PM Mysore
23 19.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs Bijapur Bulls 10.00 AM Mysore
24 19.09.09 Mangalore Uniited Vs Mysore Maharajaas 01.45 PM Mysore
25 20.09.09 Belgavi Panthers Vs D’gere Diamonds 10.00 AM Mysore
26 20.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs Malnad Gladiators 01.45 PM Mysore
27 21.09.09 B’lore Brigadiers Vs D’gere Diamonds 03.30 PM Bangalore
28 21.09.09 Provident, B’lore Vs Mysore Maharaajas 07.15 PM Bangalore
29 22.09.09 First Semi Finals Vs 03.30 PM Bangalore
30 22.09.09 Second Semi Finals Vs 07.15 PM Bangalore
31 23.09.09 Finals Vs 07.15.PM Bangalore

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First test : Sri Lanka sitting pretty at the end of second day : TT Samaraweera scores 159

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First Test at Galle : Start Date – 18.08.09 : Second day’s highlights

The overnight partnership of 159 runs for the fourth wicket between DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera ended when the latter was dismissed for 114. The partnership yielded 166 runs for the fourth wicket.

TT Samaraweera completed his hundred and was finally dismissed for 159. It was his tenth hundred of his test career. He became the seventh Sri Lankan batsmen to registere ten or more test hundreds. The other six are – DPMD Jayawardene {26}, PA de Silva {20}, KC Sangakkara {19}, MS Atapattu {16}, ST Jayasuriya {14} and HP Tilakaratne {11}.

TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings represent the 56th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering 150 plus runs in an innings against various oppositions.

TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings represent the third occasion of his registering 150 plus runs in an innings. The other two occasions are – 231 vs Pakistan at Karachi in Feb 2009 and 214 vs Pakistan at Lahore in Mar 09.

TT Samaraweera with his 159 in this innings took his run aggregate to 895 during the calendar year 2009. Only AJ Strauss with 941 runs is ahead of him in 2009. At the end of Sri Lankan first innings, TT Samaraweera {129} has the record of most boundary fours in calendar year 2009. Next to him is AJ Strauss with 117 boundary fours.

TT Samaraweera’s 159 contained 24 boundary fours providing the 31st occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering 24 or more boundary fours in an innings against various oppositions.

TT Samaraweera’s 159 contained 24 boundary fours providing the fourth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering 24 or more boundary fours in an innings against New Zealand. The other three occasions are – 40 boundary fours by PA de Silva in his 267 at Wellington in Jan 91, 24 boundary fours by DSB Kuruppu in his 201 not out at Col-CCC in Apr 1987 and 24 boundary fours by HP Tilakaratne in his 144 at Col-PSS in Apr 2003.

BB McCullum pouched four catches in this innings which represent his best performance in an innings against Sri Lanka. His previous best was three catches in second innings at Christchurch in Dec 2006 and three catches in first innings at Wellington in Dec 2006. McCullum was playing his first test against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings represent the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering 150 plus runs against New Zealand. The other six are – 201* by DSB Kuruppu at Col-CCC in Apr 1987, 267 by PA de Silva at Wellington in Jan 1991, 153 by RS Mahanama at Moratuwa in Nov 1992, 167 by DPMD Jayawardene at Galle in Jun 1998, 156* by KC Sangakkara at Wellington in Dec 2006 and 152* by LPC Silva at Wellington in Dec 2006.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 114 and TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings provide the third occasion of two Sri Lankan batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings against New Zealand. The other two occasions are – at Dunedin in Mar 1995 {in second innings – AP Gurusinha – 127 and HP Tilakaratne – 108} and at Napier in Apr 2005 { in first innings – MS Atapattu – 127 and DPMD Jayawardene – 147}.

DPMD Jayawarden’s 114 in this innings represent the 46th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a hundred while batting at number four. TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings represent the 18th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a hundred while batting at number five. TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings represent the seventh hundred scored by him while batting at number five.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 114 and TT Samaraweera’s 159 in this innings provide the fourth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen batting at number four and five registered hundreds against various oppositions. The other three occasions are – against India at Kandy in Sep 1985 {RL Dias – 106 and LR Mendis – 124 in second innings}, against India at Col-SSC in Jul 2008 {DPMD Jayawardene – 136 and TT Samaraweera – 127 in first innings} and against Pakistan at Karachi in Feb 2009 {DPMD Jayawardene -240 and TT Samaraweera – 231 in first innings}

It is interesting to note that out of the four occasions, three of them had DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera scoring hundreds batting at number four and five.

JS Patel returned with figures of 24.0-3-120-0 in this innings providing the 30th occasion of a New Zealand bowler going wicketless conceding 100 plus runs in an innings. JS Patel is the second bowler to go wicketless conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against Sri Lanka, the other being C Pringle who had figures of 31.0-4-116-0 at Wellington in Jan 1991. Thus JS Patel’s figures are the most expensive figures in this category of statistics against Sri Lanka.

At the end of the second day’s play, M Muralitharan’s spell read 6.0-2-7-0. With these two maiden overs he has an aggregate of 1756 maiden overs in his test career. He needs to bowl six more maiden over to wrest the present record of most maiden over by a bowler held by SK Warne of Australia who has bowled 1761 maiden overs.

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First test at Galle : First day belongs to hosts as Mahela hits a hundred

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First Test at Galle : Start Date – 18.08.09 : First day’s highlights

NT Paravitana’s duck and TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the second occasion of Sri Lankan openers scoring a duck and ninety in the same test innings. The first occasion was provided by MS Atapattu {Zero} and KC Sangakkara {98} against South Africa at Centurion in Jan 2001.

NT Paravitana’s duck and TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the first occasion of Sri Lankan openers scoring a duck and ninety in the same test innings on Sri Lankan soil.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman registering a ninety in a test innings. The other six are – 96 by S Wettimny vs Australia at Kandy on 22.04.83, 93 by JR Ratnayeke vs India at Kanpur in Dec 95, 90 by ST Jayasuriya vs West Indies at Kingstown in Jun 97, 98 by MS Atapattu vs India at Mumbai in Dec 97, 98 by KC Sangakkara vs South Africa at Centurion in Jan 2001 and 92 by ST Jayasuriya vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC in Dec 2001.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman registering a ninety in Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are – 96 by S Wettimny vs Australia at Kandy on 22.04.83 and 92 by ST Jayasuriya vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC in Dec 2001.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the 16th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a ninety in Sri Lanka. TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman to register a ninety against New Zealand in a test innings in Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are – 93 by HP Tilakaratne at Col-SSC in Dec 2002 and 93 by HP Tilakaratne at Kandy in May 2003.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman to register a ninety against New Zealand in a test innings. It also represent the 32nd occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a ninety in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game represent the first ninety of his test career and also represent the 13th half century of his test career.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 195th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 50th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 23rd occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the ninth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in a test innings against New Zealand.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 196th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 24th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 196th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the fourth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in a test innings against New Zealand. The other three occasions are – 178 runs between PA de Silva and A Ranatunga at Wellington in Jan 91, 192 runs between AP Gurusinha and HP Tilakaratne at Dunedin in Mar 95, and 122 runs between DPMD Jayawardne and TT Samaraweera at Napier in Apr 2005

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the record partnership by Sri Lankan batsmen for the fourth wicket in a test innings against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. The previous best was

76 runs between A Ranatunga and DPMD Jayawardene at Galle in Jun 98.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 24th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 169th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions. It also represents his 26th test hundred.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 19th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against New Zealand. It also represents his third test hundred against New Zealand. The other two hundreds are – 167 at Galle in Jun 98 and 141 at Napier in Apr 05.

DPMD Jayawardene with three hundreds to his credit emulated AP Gurusinha who has also scored three hundreds against New Zealand and shares the record for most hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman against New Zealand. AP Gurusinha’s three hundreds are listed thus – 119 and 102 at Hamilton in Feb 91 and 127 at Dunedin in Mar 95.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. It also represents his second test hundred against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. The other hundreds was – 167 at Galle in Jun 98

DPMD Jayawardene with two hundreds to his credit against New Zealand in Sri Lanka emulated RS Mahanama who has also scored two hundreds against New Zealand in Sri Lanka and shares the record for most hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. RS Mahanama’s two hundreds are – 153 at Moratuwa in Nov 92 and 109 at Col-SSC in Dec 92

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the fifth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a partnership of 150 plus rus for the various wickets in a test innings against New Zealand. The other four occasions are –

159 runs unfinished stand between S Wettimuny and RL Dias at Col-SSC in Mar 1984, 178 runs for the fourth between PA de Silva and A Ranatunga at Wellington in Jan 91, 192 runs for the fourth wicket between AP Gurusinha and HP Tilakaratne at Dunedin in Mar 95, and 184 runs for the third wicket between MS Atapattu and DPMD Jayawardene at Napier in Apr 2005

DPMD Jayawardene completed 700 test runs against New Zealand when he was on 101 during his innings of 108 not out. At the end of the first day’s play his aggregate stood at 707. He earned the distinction of becoming the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to total 700 plus runs against New Zealand. The other three are – A Ranatunga {824}, HP Tilakaratne {819} and PA de Silva {785}.

DPMD Jayawardene completed 8500 runs of his test career when he was on 82 during his knock of 108 not out. At the end of the first day’s play he has an aggregate of 8526 test runs. He earns the distinction of becoming the 15th batsman in the annals of test cricket to total 8500 plus test runs.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 26th hundred of his test career which puts him on par with GS Sobers of West Indies and R Dravid of India who also have 26 hundreds to their credit. DPMD Jayawardene became the 12th batsman in the annals of test cricket to register 26 or more test hundreds. SR Tendukar of India {42}, RT Ponting of Australia {38}, SM Gavaskar of India {34}, BC Lara of West Indies {34}, SR Waugh of Australia {32}, JH Kallis of South Africa {31}, ML Hayden of Australia {30}, DG Bradman of Australia {29} and AR Border of Australia {27} are the nine batsmen who have scored more hundreds than R Dravid, DPMD Jayawardene and GS Sobers.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 23rd hundred of his test career while batting at number four. With the hundred in this test, he went past JH Kallis’s 22 hundreds while batting at number four. Only SR Tendulkar {37} and BC Lara {24} have scored more hundreds than DPMD Jayawaredne while batting at number four. It is interesting to note that only these four batsmen have registered 20 plus hundreds while batting at number four.

DPMD Jayawardene has registered 45 fifties {23 hundreds and 22 half centuries} while batting number four. He remains the only batsman who has scored more hundreds than fifties while batting at number four. With 45 fifties to his credit, he now stands sixth in the list of batsman who have scored 45 plus fifties while batting at number four. The other five are SR Tendulkar of India {81 fifties – 37 hundreds and 44 half centuries}, BC Lara of West Indies {55 fifties – 24 hundreds and 31 half centuries}, ME Waugh of Australia {55 fifties – 16 hundreds and 39 half centuries}, JH Kallis of South Africa {52 fifties – 22 hundreds and 30 half centuries} and Javed Miandad of Pakistan {50 fifties – 19 hundreds and 31 half centuries}.

TT Samaraweera with his 82 not out at the end of the first day’s play has an aggregate of 818 test runs in the calendar year 2009. These aggregate places him second in the list of batsmen who have most runs in the calendar year 2009, the first in the list being AJ Strauss of England who has 941 runs to his credit. AJ Strauss and TT Samaraweera are the only two batsmen to aggregate 800 plus test runs in the calendar year 2009.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene completed 600 test runs in the calendar year 2009. TM Dilshan reached the land mark when he was on 28 during his knock of 92 in this innings, while DPMD Jayawardene reached the land mark when he was on 108. They have an aggregate of 664 and 600 runs respectively during the calendar year 2009. At the end of the first day’s play in this test, as many as, twelve batsmen have an aggregate of 600 plus runs during the calendar year 2009.

TT Samaraweera at the end of the first day’s play has hit 116 boundary fours in the calendar year 2009. He needs one more boundary four to equal 117 boundary fours hit by AJ Strauss in the calendar year 2009.

TM Dilshan earned the distinction of scoring the fastest fifty by a Sri Lankan batsman when he scored the fifty in 30 balls. He scored 92 in this innings.

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