Mahendra Singh Dhoni's feat – completes century of catches

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's feat – completes century of catches

MS Dhoni completed 100 catches behind the wicket when he caught AD Mathews for 5 of Zaheer Khan in Sri Lanka’s second innings

MS Dhoni became the 30th wicket keeper to pouch 100 plus catches in the annals of test cricket and the third Indian wicket keeper to achieve the feat after SMH Kirmani {160} and KS More {110}

No Batsmen Bowler Runs Inns Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 DAGunawardene IKPathan 4 2 Srl Chennai Dec 05
2 KCSangakkara ABAgarkar 33 4 Srl Delhi Dec 05
3 MMuralitharan Harbhajan 2 4 Srl Delhi Dec 05
4 WUTharanga IKPathan 2 2 Srl Ahmedabad Dec 05
5 TM Dilshan IKPathan 65 4 Srl Ahmedabad Dec 05
6 SalmanButt Z Khan 37 1 Pak Faisalabad Jan 06
7 Mohd Yousuf RP Singh 65 1 Pak Faisalabad Jan 06
8 Abdul Razzaq RP Singh 37 1 Pak Faisalabad Jan 06
9 InzamamulHaq Z Khan 119 1 Pak Faisalabad Jan 06
10 Shahid Afridi Z Khan 1 3 Pak Faisalabad Jan 06
11 Imran Farhat RP Singh 22 1 Pak Karachi Jan 06
12 Kamran Akmal IK Pathan 113 1 Pak Karachi Jan 06
13 MJ Hoggard Sreesanth 11 1 Eng Nagpur Mar 06
14 AJ Strauss IK Pathan 46 3 Eng Nagpur Mar 06
15 IR Bell IK Pathan 1 3 Eng Nagpur Mar 06
16 AJ Strauss IK Pathan 18 1 Eng Mohali Mar 06
17 LE Plunkett MM Patel 0 1 Eng Mohali Mar 06
18 AN Cook MM Patel 2 3 Eng Mohali Mar 06
19 AJ Strauss A Kumble 13 3 Eng Mohali Mar 06
20 IR Bell A Kumble 57 3 Eng Mohali Mar 06
21 AJ Strauss Harbhajan 128 1 Eng Mumbai Mar 06
22 KPPietersen Sreesanth 39 1 Eng Mumbai Mar 06
23 PDCollingwood Sreesanth 31 1 Eng Mumbai Mar 06
24 AJ Strauss MM Patel 4 3 Eng Mumbai Mar 06
25 IR Bell Sreesanth 8 3 Eng Mumbai Mar 06
26 SChanderpaul V Sehwag 24 2 Win St John’s Jun 06
27 D Ramdin MM Patel 26 2 Win St John’s Jun 06
28 FH Edwards VRV Singh 4 2 Win St John’s Jun 06
29 DJ Bravo V Sehwag 28 4 Win St John’s Jun 06
30 IDRBradshaw MM Patel 10 4 Win St John’s Jun 06
31 CH Gayle A Kumble 46 2 Win Gros Islet Jun 06
32 D Ramdin MM Patel 30 2 Win Gros Islet Jun 06
33 CH Gayle IK Pathan 2 3 Win Gros Islet Jun 06
34 RR Sarwan MM Patel 1 3 Win Gros Islet Jun 06
35 DJ Bravo Harbhajan 21 1 Win Basseterre Jun 06
36 CH Gayle Sreesanth 3 3 Win Basseterre Jun 06
37 SChanderpaul MM Patel 10 2 Win Kingston Jun 06
38 CDCollymore A Kumble 0 4 Win Kingston Jun 06
39 AG Prince A Kumble 24 2 SAF Jo’burg Dec 06
40 HM Amla Sreesanth 17 4 SAF Jo’burg Dec 06
41 HH Gibbs Sreesanth 63 1 SAF Durban Dec 06
42 S Nafees RP Singh 1 4 Ban Chittagong May 07
43 H Bashar RP Singh 4 2 Ban Mirpur May 07
44 K Mashud A Kumble 25 2 Ban Mirpur May 07
45 J Omar Z Khan 0 3 Ban Mirpur May 07
46 S Nafees RP Singh 4 3 Ban Mirpur May 07
47 M Mortaza Tendulkar 70 3 Ban Mirpur May 07
48 MP Vaughan RP Singh 79 1 Eng Lord’s Jul 07
49 KPPietersen Z Khan 37 1 Eng Lord’s Jul 07
50 MJ Prior Z Khan 42 3 Eng Lord’s Jul 07
51 AJ Strauss Z Khan 55 3 Eng Nottingham Jul 07
52 IR Bell Z Khan 63 2 Eng The Oval Aug 07
53 MP Vaughan Sreesanth 42 4 Eng The Oval Aug 07
54 Shoaib Malik MM Patel 0 1 Pak Delhi Nov 07
55 Younis Khan MM Patel 43 2 Pak Kolkata Nov 07
56 PA Jaques RP Singh 0 1 Aus Sydney Jan 08
57 A Symonds RP Singh 61 3 Aus Sydney Jan 08
58 MEK Hussey RP Singh 0 2 Aus Perth Jan 08
59 MJ Clarke I Sharma 23 2 Aus Perth Jan 08
60 AC Gilchrist RP Singh 55 2 Aus Perth Jan 08
61 B Lee RP Singh 11 2 Aus Perth Jan 08
62 SR Clark RP Singh 0 2 Aus Perth Jan 08
63 CJL Rogers IKPathan 15 4 Aus Perth Jan 08
64 SR Clark IKPathan 32 4 Aus Perth Jan 08
65 B Lee IKPathan 1 2 Aus Adelaide Jan 08
66 AB de Villiers Sreesanth 44 1 SAF Chennai Mar 08
67 PL Harris Harbhajan 5 1 SAF Chennai Mar 08
68 MV Boucher I Sharma 5 3 SAF Kanpur Apr 08
69 ML Hayden Z Khan 0 1 Aus Bangalore Oct 08
70 SM Katich I Sharma 66 1 Aus Bangalore Oct 08
71 MEK Hussey I Sharma 54 2 Aus Mohali Oct 08
72 CL White Z Khan 1 4 Aus Mohali Oct 08
73 MJ Clarke I Sharma 8 2 Aus Nagpur Nov 08
74 SM Katich I Sharma 16 4 Aus Nagpur Nov 08
75 MJ Clarke I Sharma 22 4 Aus Nagpur Nov 08
76 SR Watson Harbhajan 9 4 Aus Nagpur Nov 08
77 SJ Harmison Yuvraj 6 1 Eng Chennai Dec 08
78 AN Cook I Sharma 9 3 Eng Chennai Dec 08
79 A Flintoff I Sharma 4 3 Eng Chennai Dec 08
80 PDCollingwood A Mishra 11 2 Eng Mohali Dec 08
81 MJ Prior Harbhajan 2 2 Eng Mohali Dec 08
82 DR Flynn Z Khan 0 1 NZl Hamilton Mar 09
83 JEC Franklin I Sharma 0 1 NZl Hamilton Mar 09
84 DL Vettori MM Patel 118 1 NZl Hamilton Mar 09
85 DL Vettori Harbhajan 21 3 NZl Hamilton Mar 09
86 DR Flynn Z Khan 2 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
87 JD Ryder Z Khan 3 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
88 LRPL Taylor Harbhajan 42 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
89 DL Vettori I Sharma 11 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
90 BB McCullum Harbhajan 24 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
91 IE O’Brien MM Patel 19 2 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
92 TG Southee Harbhajan 3 4 NZl Wel’ton Apr 09
93 NTParanavitana I Sharma 35 2 Srl Ahmedabad Nov 09
94 NTParanavitana Sreesanth 38 2 Srl Kanpur Nov 09
95 PJayawardene Sreesanth 39 2 Srl Kanpur Nov 09
96 TM Dilshan Sreesanth 11 3 Srl Kanpur Nov 09
97 KC Sangakkara PP Ojha 18 1 Srl Mum-BS Dec 09
98 N Kulasekara Z Khan 12 1 Srl Mum-BS Dec 09
99 MJayawardene Z Khan 12 3 Srl Mum-BS Dec 09
100 AD Mathews PP Ojha 5 3 Srl Mum-BS Dec 09

Virender Sehwag's place in the history

Virender Sehwag's place in the history

Ric Finlay, one of the famed statistician of Australia and a renowned member of Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, has worked out a method – not commonly used by Statisiticians to know Virender Sehwag’s place in the history. He has adopted “mean” with a qualification of at least 17 hundreds and found that Virender Sehwag occupies the first place according to his calculations.

V Sehwag, India’s dashing openers occupies the first place among the batsmen considering the “mean” into account. He has scored 3214 runs with 17 hundreds {his career not outs are not taken into account} and the mean works out to 189.06 which is the highest mean among the 45 batsmen of various era.

The following table calculates the mean of the century scores by Test batsmen who have scored at least 17 centuries (i.e., “not outs” aren’t taken into account).

No Batsmen Runs 100s Mean
1 Sehwag, V 3214 17 189.06
2 Bradman, DG 5393 29 185.97
3 Lara, BC 5889 34 173.21
4 Sangakkara, KC 3381 20 169.05
5 Hammond, WR 3685 22 167.50
6 Jayawardena, DPMD 4377 27 162.11
7 Smith, GC 2820 18 156.67
8 Hutton, L 2966 19 156.11
9 Javed Miandad 3584 23 155.83
10 Dravid, RS 4280 28 152.86
11 Gooch, GA 3041 20 152.05
12 Sobers, GStA 3918 26 150.69
13 Richards, IVA 3536 24 147.33
14 Tendulkar, SR 6307 43 146.67
15 Mohammad Yousuf 3485 24 145.21
16 Kirsten, G 3046 21 145.05
17 Chappell, GS 3465 24 144.38
18 Greenidge, CG 2742 19 144.32
19 Langer, JL 3293 23 143.17
20 Ponting, RT 5425 38 142.76
21 Compton, DCS 2425 17 142.65
22 Crowe, MD 2420 17 142.35
23 Taylor, MA 2702 19 142.21
24 Harvey, RN 2975 21 141.67
25 Gavaskar, SM 4802 34 141.24
26 Gower, DI 2517 18 139.83
27 de Silva, PA 2794 20 139.70
28 Barrington, KF 2767 20 138.35
29 Inzamam-ul-Haq 3421 25 136.84
30 Vaughan, MP 2456 18 136.44
31 Hayden, ML 4092 30 136.40
32 Waugh, SR 4342 32 135.69
33 Kallis, JH 4168 31 134.45
34 Lloyd, CH 2534 19 133.37
35 Azharuddin, M 2925 22 132.95
36 Strauss, AJ 2393 18 132.94
37 Border, AR 3580 27 132.59
38 Gilchrist, AC 2246 17 132.12
39 Vengsarkar, DB 2204 17 129.65
40 Boycott, G 2830 22 128.64
41 Boon, DC 2700 21 128.57
42 Haynes, DL 2299 18 127.72
43 Cowdrey, MC 2778 22 126.27
44 Chanderpaul, S 2651 21 126.24
45 Waugh, ME 2412 20 120.60

India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai-BS : Fourth day's highlights

India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai-BS : Fourth day's highlights

Fourth day’s play

KC Sangakkara’s 133 not out in the second innings of this represents the 50th fifty {20 hundreds and 30 half centuries} scored by him while batting at number three. He is the third batsman in the annlas of test cricket to register 50 fifties while batting at number three, after RT Ponting and R Dravid who have registered 67 fifties each

MS Dhoni {100*} and KC Sangakkara {133*} registered hundreds in this test providing the 37th occasion of rival captains registering hundreds in a test match.

As far as India is concerned, this feat provides the eleventh occasion involving Indian captain which are listed below

No Captains Team Score Ground Season
1 SM Gavaskar Ind 205
AI Kallicharan Win 187 Bombay 1978/79
2 Imran Khan Pak 117
SM Gavaskar Ind 127* Faisalabad 1982/83
3 CH Lloyd Win 143
N Kapil Dev Ind 100* Trinidad 1982/83
4 Kapil Dev Ind 119
AR Border Aus 106 Madras 1986/87
5 DB Vengsarkar Ind 102
IVA Richards Win 146 Delhi 1987/88
6 GA Gooch Eng 333, 123
MA Azharuddin Ind 121 Lord’s 1990
7 GA Gooch Eng 116
MA Azharuddin Ind 179 Manchester 1990
8 N Hussain Eng 110
SC Ganguly Ind 128 Leeds 2002
9 InzamamulHuq Pak 119
R Dravid Ind 103 Faisalabad 2005/06
10 R Dravid Ind 148
BC Lara Win 120 St Lucia 2006/07
11 MS Dhoni Ind 100*
KC Sangakkara Srl 133* Mum/BS 2009/10

As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, this feat provides the fifth occasion involving Sri Lankan captain which are listed below

No Captains Team Score Ground Season
1 H Tilakaratne Slk 144
SP Fleming NZl 274* Col/SSC 2002/03
2 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 166
Mohd Ashraful Ban 101 Mirpur 2008/09
3 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 240
Younis Khan Pak 313 Karachi 2008/09
4 KC Sangakkara Srl 109
D Vettori NZl 140 Col/SSC 2009
5 MS Dhoni Ind 100*
KC Sangakkara Srl 133* Mum/BS 2009/10

Welegedera {131}, Kulasekara {105}, Herath {240} and Muralithran {195} conceded 100 plus runs providing the 106th occasion of four or more bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings.

There are nine occasions of aggregates of 600 plus runs of the four or more bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings which are listed below. Four Sri Lankan bowlers at Mumbai-BS have conceded 100 plus runs aggregating 671 runs is listed fourth among the nine occasions

No Team Inns Opp Ground Season Blrs Agg
1 Zim 1 Aus Perth 2003/04 5 721
2 Zim 2 Srl Bulawayo 2004 6 703
3 Win 1 Eng Kingston 1929/30 4 688
4 Srl 2 Ind Mum-BS 2009/10 4 671
5 Ind 2 Srl Ahmedabad 2009/10 4 636
6 Win 2 Aus Kingston 1954/55 5 634
7 Eng 1 Win Lord’s 1973 5 628
8 Eng 2 Aus Cardiff 2009 5 613
9 Ind 1 Pak Lahore 2005/06 4 609

As far Sri Lanka is concerned, it is the sixth occasion of its four bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions including the one at Mumbai-BS. It is the third such feat by Sri Lankan bowlers against India. The other two were at Kanpur in Dec 86 and Nov 09

The aggregate runs of 671 runs conceded by four bowlers at Mumbai-BS against India remains the highest run aggregate by Sri Lankan bowlers. The previous best was 561 runs against India at Kanpur in Nov 09, the second test of the ongoing series.

KC Sangakkara’s 133 not out is his 20th century while batting number three. He became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 20 plus centuries while batting at number three. Others are RT Ponting {31}, R Dravid {22}, DG Bradman {20},

KC Sangakkara’s 133 not out provide the 503rd occasion of a captain registering a test hundred in the annals of test cricket. Sangakkara’s 133 not out provide the 29th occasion of a Sri Lankan captain registering a hundred in a test innings and it represents the fourth hundred by a Sri Lankan captain against India. The other three are – 124 by LRD Mendis at Kandy in Sep 85, 111 by ST Jayasuriya at Galle in Aug 01 and 136 by DPMD Jayawardene at Col-SSC in Jul 08

KC Sangakkara with his 133 not out became the first Sri Lankan captain to score a hundred on Indian soil.

KC Sangakkara’s 133 not out represent the 35th hundred by a Sri Lankan batsman against India and ninth hundred by a Sri Lankan batsman against India on Indian soil.

KC Sangakkara’s 133 not out represent the 175th hundred by an overseas batsman against India on Indian soil.

Harbhajan Singh and PP Ojha opened the bowling in Sri Lanka’s second innings providing the 93rd occasion of spinners opening the bowling for India in a test innings.

Indian spinners have shared the opening bowling attack on the following occasions –

Ghulam Ahmed and MH Mankad against England at Kanpur in Jan 52 in England’s second innings, SR Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh against West Indies at Bridgetown in May 02, A Kumble and V Sehwag against Australia at Delhi in Oct 08 and Harbhajan Singh and PP Ojha against Sri Lanka at Mumbai-BS in second innings

MS Dhoni completed 100 catches behind the wicket when he caught AD Mathews for 5 of Zaheer Khan in Sri Lanka’s second innings.

MS Dhoni became the 30th wicket keeper to pouch 100 plus catches and the third Indian wicket keeper to achieve the feat after SMH Kirmani {160} and KS More {110}

KC Sangakkara competed 1000 runs in the calendar year 2009 when he was on 54 during his innings of 133 not out at the end of the fourth day’s play. At the end of the fourth day, his aggregate stood at 1079. He became the fifth batsman to aggregate 1000 plus runs in 2009. Others are TT Samaraweera {1234}. DPMD Jayawardene {1194|, TM Dilshan {1097} and AJ Strauss {1071}

Rival captains scoring hundreds in a test match

Rival captains scoring hundreds in a test match

MS Dhoni and KC Sangkkara scored 110 not out and 133 not out at the end of the fourth day at Mumbai/BS in the third and final test between India and Sri Lanka providing the 37th occasion of rival captains registering hundreds in a test match in the annals of test cricket. The following list tabulates all such instances.

No Captains Team Score Ground Season
1 HW Taylor RSA 109
JWHT Douglas Eng 119 Durban 1913/14
2 APF Chapman Eng 121
WW Woodful Aus 155 Lord’s 1930
3 WR Hammond Eng 240
DG Bradman Aus 102 Lord’s 1938
4 A Melville RSA 103
WR Hammond Eng 140 Durban 1938/39
5 L Hutton Eng 145
AL Hassett Eng 104 Lord’s 1953
6 PBH May Eng 117
DJ McGlew RSA 104* Manchester 1955
7 DJ McGlew RSA 120
JR Reid NZl 142 Jo’burg 1961/62
8 ER Dexter Eng 174
RB Simpson Aus 311 Manchester 1964
9 GS Sobers Win 113*
MC Cowdrey Eng 101 Jamaica 1967/68
10 WM Lawry Aus 151
GS Sobers Win 113 Sydney 1968/69
11 GS Sobers Win 142
BE Congdon NZl 126 Barbados 1971/72
12 RB Kanhai Win 105
IM Chappell Aus 106* Barbados 1972/73
13 BE Congdon NZl 132
IM Chappell Aus 145, 121 Wellington 1973/74
14 SM Gavaskar Ind 205
AI Kallicharan Win 187 Bombay 1978/79
15 Javed Miandad Pak 106*
GS Chappell Aus 235 Faisalabad 1979/80
16 Imran Khan Pak 117
SM Gavaskar Ind 127* Faisalabad 1982/83
17 CH Lloyd Win 143
N Kapil Dev Ind 100* Trinidad 1982/83
18 Kapil Dev Ind 119
AR Border Aus 106 Madras 1986/87
19 MW Gatting Eng 150*
Imran Khan Pak 118 The Oval 1987
20 DB Vengsarkar Ind 102
IVA Richards Win 146 Delhi 1987/88
21 Javed Miandad Pak 107
AR Border Aus 113* Faisalabad 1988/89
22 GA Gooch Eng 333, 123
MA Azharuddin Ind 121 Lord’s 1990
23 GA Gooch Eng 116
MA Azharuddin Ind 179 Manchester 1990
24 BC Lara Win 213
SR Waugh Aus 100 Jamaica 1999
25 BC Lara Win 153
SR Waugh Aus 199 Barbados 1999
26 Nasser Hussain Eng 110
SC Ganguly Ind 128 Leeds 2002
27 H Tilakaratne Slk 144
SP Fleming NZl 274* Col/SSC 2002/03
28 GC Smith RSA 132
BC Lara Win 202 Jo’burg 2003/04
29 BC Lara Win 400*
M Vaughan Eng 140 Antigua 2003/04
30 M Vaughan Eng 166
RT Ponting Aus 156 Manchester 2005
31 Inzamam/ul/Huq Pak 119
R Dravid Ind 103 Faisalabad 2005/06
32 R Dravid Ind 148
BC Lara Win 120 St Lucia 2006/07
33 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 166
Mohd Ashraful Ban 101 Mirpur 2008/09
34 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 240
Younis Khan Pak 313 Karachi 2008/09
35 AJ Strauss Eng 142
CH Gayle Win 102 Port of Spain 2008/09
36 KC Sangakkara Srl 109
D Vettori NZl 140 Col/SSC 2009
37 MS Dhoni Ind 100*
KC Sangakkara Srl 133* Mum/BS 2009/10

As far as India is concerned, this feat provides the eleventh occasion involving Indian captain which are listed below

No Captains Team Score Ground Season
1 SM Gavaskar Ind 205
AI Kallicharan Win 187 Bombay 1978/79
2 Imran Khan Pak 117
SM Gavaskar Ind 127* Faisalabad 1982/83
3 CH Lloyd Win 143
N Kapil Dev Ind 100* Trinidad 1982/83
4 Kapil Dev Ind 119
AR Border Aus 106 Madras 1986/87
5 DB Vengsarkar Ind 102
IVA Richards Win 146 Delhi 1987/88
6 GA Gooch Eng 333, 123
MA Azharuddin Ind 121 Lord’s 1990
7 GA Gooch Eng 116
MA Azharuddin Ind 179 Manchester 1990
8 Nasser Hussain Eng 110
SC Ganguly Ind 128 Leeds 2002
9 Inzamam/ul/Huq Pak 119
R Dravid Ind 103 Faisalabad 2005/06
10 R Dravid Ind 148
BC Lara Win 120 St Lucia 2006/07
11 MS Dhoni Ind 100*
KC Sangakkara Srl 133* Mum/BS 2009/10

As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, this feat provides the fifth occasion involving Sri Lankan captain which are listed below

No Captains Team Score Ground Season
1 H Tilakaratne Slk 144
SP Fleming NZl 274* Col/SSC 2002/03
2 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 166
Mohd Ashraful Ban 101 Mirpur 2008/09
3 DPMD Jayawardene Srl 240
Younis Khan Pak 313 Karachi 2008/09
4 KC Sangakkara Srl 109
D Vettori NZl 140 Col/SSC 2009
5 MS Dhoni Ind 100*
KC Sangakkara Srl 133* Mum/BS 2009/10

India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai-BS : Third day's highlights

India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai-BS : Third day's highlights

Third day’s play

V Sehwag was finally dismissed for 293 – caught and bowled by M Muralithran. Muralitharan with this caught and bowled has equaled A Kumble’s record of most caught and bowled dismissals – 35

V Sehwag became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to be dismissed for scores between 290 and 299. The other three are – MD Crowe of New Zealand for 299 vs Sri Lanka at Wellington in Jan 91, IVA Richards of England for 291 against England at The Oval in Aug 76 and RR Sarwan of West Indies for 291 against England at Bridgetown in Feb 09

Tendulkar was bowled for 53 in the first innings providing the 42nd occasion of his getting bowled in a test innings. It is an Indian record for a batsman who has been dismissed bowled on most occasions. R Dravid and GR Viswanath have been dismissed bowled on 41 occasions.

SR Tendulakar’s 42 occasions of bowled dismissals put him on par with JH Kallis of South Africa who also has been dismissed bowled on 42 occasion, Only AR Border of Australia {53} and JR Reid of New Zealand {44} have been dismissed bowled on more occasions than SR Tendulkar and JH Kallis.

SR Tendulkar’s 53 in this innings was his 24th fifty on home soil which puts him on par with R Dravid who also has 24 fifties on home soil.

SR Tendulkar’s 53 in this innings represent the 97th fifty of his test career – the most fifties scored by a batsman in the annals of test cricket. AR Border {90}, RT Ponting {87} and R Dravid {86} are the other batsmen who have scored 85 plus fifties.

R Dravid’s 74 provide the 58th half century of his test career and only AR Border with 63 half centuries is ahead of R Dravid in terms of half centuries.

SR Tendulkar’s 53 represent his 12th fifty against Sri Lanka. He now shares the series record for most fifties which is 12 with R Dravid and DPMD Jayawardene

This test was SR Tendulakar’s 22nd appearance against Sri Lanka and holds the Indian as welll as the series record for most appearances in the series. M Muralitharan with 21 appearances holds the record for most appearances by Sri Lankan cricketer in the series

SR Tedulkar at the end of his innings in this test, has an aggregate of 1605 runs which is a record for most runs by an Indian batsman and also the series record.

HMRKB Herath conceded 240 runs in this test providing 26th occasion of a bowler conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings.

HMRKB Herath conceded 240 runs in this test which represents the most expensive bowling in a test innings against India. JJ Kreza of Australia with 8 for 215 on his test debut at Nagpur had conceded most runs against India prior to Herath

Herath is the second Sri Lankan bowler to concede 200 plus runs in a test innings, after M Muralitharan who had figures of 2 for 224 against Australia at Perth in Dec 95. Herath’s figures of 3 for 240 represent the most expensive bowler by a Sri Lankan bowler in a test innings

Muralitharan’s 4 for 195 in this test represent his second most expensive figures of his test career in terms of runs conceded. His figures of 2 for 224 against Australia at Perth in Dec 95 remain the most expensive bowling figures of his test career.

India’s 726 for 9 declared in this test represent its highest team total. The previous best was 705 for 7 declared against Australia at Sydney in Jan 04. These are the only tow occasions of India posting a total of 700 plus runs.

India’s 726 for 9 declared in this test represent the 18th occasion of a team posting a total of 700 plus runs in the annals of test cricket

Indian innings contained six fifties – M Vijay {87}, V Sehwag {293}, R Dravid {74}, SR Tendulkar {53}, VVS Laxman {62} and MS Dhoni {100*} providing the 29th occasion of a test innings containing six or more fifties in the annals of test cricket.

Indian batsmen are involved in such a feat on five occasions including the one in the test at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The other five occasions were – against New Zealand at Kanpur in Nov 76, against Australia at Kolkata in Mar 98, against England at The Oval in Aug 07 and against Pakistan at Kolkata in Nov 07.

The total aggregate of six batsmen who have scored fifties is 669 and remains the highest aggregate in all the five occasions accomplished by Indian batsmen. The previous highest aggregate was 598 against Pakistan at Kolkata in Nov 97.

The total aggregate of six batsmen who have scored fifties is 669 and remains the second highest aggregate in all the 29 occasions accomplished in the annals of test cricket by Indian batsmen. The highest aggregate is 729 achieved by England batsman against West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930.

The aggregate of 729 achieved by six England batsman who registered fifties against West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930 contained a triple hundred 325 scored by A Sandham who opened the innings for England. In India’s aggregate of 669 against Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} when six batsmen scored fifties, V Sehwag scored 293. These are the only two occasions of a batsmen scoring more than 250 runs in four occasions of 600 plus aggregate detailed in the next paragraph.

There are four occasions of aggregates of 600 plus runs when six batsmen have scored fifties in a test innings. They are – 729 by England batsmen against West Indies at Kingston in Apr 30, 669 by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka at Mum-BS in Dec 09, 645 by Pakistan batsmen against India at Lahore in Dec 89 and 618 by West Indies batsmen against New Zealand at Wellington in Feb 95

MS Dhoni scored 100 not out in this test which was his third test hundred. Other two hundreds are – 148 vs Pakistan at Lahore in Jan 06 and 110 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 09.

MS Dhoni’s 100 not out in this test represent the 13th occasion of an Indian wicket keeper scoring a hundred in a test innings. MS Dhoni with three hundreds to his credit has registered most hundred by an Indian wicket keeper batsman. BK Kunderan, FM Engineer and SMH Kirmani are the other three wicket keepers who had scored two test hundreds.

MS Dhoni’s 100 not out in this test represent the second hundred by a wicket keeper batsman at Mumbai-BS. FM Engineer with his 121 against England Feb 73 was the other wicket keeper batsman to score a hundred at Mumbai-BS

MS Dhoni’s 100 not out represent the 156th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the annals of test cricket. His knock also provides the eighth occasion of wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred against Sri Lanka.

MS Dhoni and A Flower are the two wicket keeper batsmen to register hundreds against Sri Lanka on two occasions. MS Dhoni’s two hundreds are – 110 at Ahmedabad in Nov 09 and 100 not out at Mumbai BS in Dec 09. A Flower’s two hundreds are at – 105* at Col-SSC in Jan 98 and 129 at Harare in Nov 99.

MS Dhoni’s 100 not out in this test provide the ninth occasion of a captain-cum-wicket keeper registering a hundred in a test innings.

MS Dhoni became the second captain-cum-wicket keeper batsman to register two or more hundreds in the annals of test cricket, other being A Flower of Zimbabwe who has scored three hundreds. MS Dhoni’s two hundreds are – 110 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 09 and 100 not out vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai BS in Dec 09. A Flower’s three hundreds are at – 156 vs Pakistan at Harare Jan 95, 129 vs Sri Lanka at Harare in Nov 99 and 113* vs West Indies at Trinidad in Mar 00.

At the end of the third day of this test, Muralitharan has an aggregate of 97 wickets against India which is the most against India surpassing Imran Khan’s 94 wickets.

Bowlers who have conceded 200 plus runs in a test innings

Bowlers who have conceded 200 plus runs in a test innings

HMRKB Herath of Sri Lanka conceded 240 runs against India in the third test at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, providing the 26th occasion of a bowler conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings. The following is the complete list of bowlers who have leaked 200 plus runs

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 OC Scott 5 266 Win Eng Kingston Apr 30
2 IAR Peebles 6 204 Eng Aus The Oval Aug 30
3 LOFleetwoodSmith 1 298 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 38
4 MH Mankad 3 202 Ind Win Mum-BS Dec 48
5 MH Mankad 5 228 Ind Win Kingston Mar 53
6 Fazal Mahmood 2 247 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
7 Khan Mohammad 0 259 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
8 Haseeb Ahsan 6 202 Pak Ind Chennai Jan 61
9 BS Bedi 6 226 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 74
10 N Kapil Dev 7 220 Ind Pak Faisalabad Jan 83
11 IT Botham 3 217 Eng Pak The Oval Aug 87
12 SL Boock 1 229 NZl Pak Auckland Feb 89
13 M Muralitharan 2 224 Srl Aus Perth Dec 95
14 PA Strang 5 212 Zim Pak Sheikhupura Oct 86
15 RK Chauhan 1 276 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
16 A Kumble 1 223 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
17 DL Vettori 4 200 NZl Ind Ahmedabad Oct 88
18 S Mushtaq 3 237 Pak RSA Cape Town Jan 03
19 OAC Banks 3 204 Win Aus Bridgetown May 03
20 B Lee 4 201 Aus Ind Sydney Jan 04
21 S Mushtaq 1 204 Pak Ind Multan Mar 04
22 N Boje 0 221 SAF Srl Col-SSC Jul 06
23 PL Harris 3 203 SAF Ind Chennai Mar 06
24 JJ Krejza 8 215 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 08
25 A Mishra 1 203 Ind Srl Ahmedabad Nov 09
26 HMRKB Herath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09

Herath is the second Sri Lankan bowler to concede 200 plus runs in a test innings, after M Muralitharan who had figures of 2 for 224 against Australia at Perth in Dec 95. Herath’s figures of 3 for 240 represent the most expensive bowler by a Sri Lankan bowler in a test innings

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 M Muralitharan 2 224 Srl Aus Perth Dec 95
2 HMRKB Herath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09

Herath became the seventh bowler to concede 200 plus runs in a test innings against India. His 3 for 240 represent the most expensive bowling figures against India in terms of runs conceded. JJ Kreza of Australia with 8 for 215 on his test debut at Nagpur had conceded most runs against India prior to Herath

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 HMRKBHerath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09
2 JJ Krejza 8 215 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 08
3 S Mushtaq 1 204 Pak Ind Multan Mar 04
4 PL Harris 3 203 SAF Ind Chennai Mar 06
5 HaseebAhsan 6 202 Pak Ind Chennai Jan 61
6 B Lee 4 201 Aus Ind Sydney Jan 04
7 DL Vettori 4 200 NZl Ind Ahmedabad Oct 88

Herath’s 3 for 240 is listed at number six among the 26 occasions in the descending order of runs conceded by bowlers.

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 LOFleetwoodSmith 1 298 Aus Eng TheOval Aug 38
2 RK Chauhan 1 276 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
3 OC Scott 5 266 Win Eng Kingston Apr 30
4 Khan Mohammad 0 259 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
5 Fazal Mahmood 2 247 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
6 HMRKB Herath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09

Herath’s 3 for 240 represent the most expensive bowling figures at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. He is the second bowler to concede 200 plus runs at this ground, after India’a MH Mankad who has conceded 202 runs for his three wickets against West Indies in Dec 48

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 MH Mankad 3 202 Ind Win Mum-BS Dec 48
2 HMRKBHerath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09

Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket, has witnessed only one occasion of a bowler conceding 200 plus runs – Bishen Singh Bedi of India returned with figures of 6 for 226 against England in Jun 74

Col-RPS and Kingston are the two grounds which have witnessed two bowlers from the same team conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 RK Chauhan 1 276 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
2 A Kumble 1 223 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
3 FazalMahmood 2 247 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
4 KhanMohammad 0 259 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai became the sixth ground to witness two or more occasions of bowlers conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings. Kingston has witnessed maximum such occasions {four} followed by The Oval {three}. Ahmedadad, Chennai, Col-RPS, Mum-BS are the other ground which have witnessed two such occasions

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 OC Scott 5 266 Win Eng Kingston Apr 30
2 MH Mankad 5 228 Ind Win Kingston Mar 53
3 Fazal Mahmood 2 247 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
4 Khan Mohammad 0 259 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
1 IAR Peebles 6 204 Eng Aus The Oval Aug 30
2 LOFleetwoodSmith 1 298 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 38
3 IT Botham 3 217 Eng Pak The Oval Aug 87
1 DL Vettori 4 200 NZl Ind Ahmedabad Oct 88
2 A Mishra 1 203 Ind Srl Ahmedabad Nov 09
1 Haseeb Ahsan 6 202 Pak Ind Chennai Jan 61
2 PL Harris 3 203 SAF Ind Chennai Mar 06
1 RK Chauhan 1 276 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
2 A Kumble 1 223 Ind Srl Col-RPS Aug 87
1 MH Mankad 3 202 Ind Win Mum-BS Dec 48
2 HMRKB Herath 3 240 Srl Ind Mum-BS Dec 09

The following table shows the bowlers who have captured five or more wickets conceding 200 plus runs in a test innings

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 JJ Krejza 8 215 Aus Ind Nagpur Nov 08
2 N Kapil Dev 7 220 Ind Pak Faisalabad Jan 83
3 IAR Peebles 6 204 Eng Aus The Oval Aug 30
4 HaseebAhsan 6 202 Pak Ind Chennai Jan 61
5 BS Bedi 6 226 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 74
6 OC Scott 5 266 Win Eng Kingston Apr 30
7 MH Mankad 5 228 Ind Win Kingston Mar 53
8 PA Strang 5 212 Zim Pak Sheikhupura Oct 86

MH Mankad of India and S Mushtaq of Pakistan are the two bowlers who have conceded 200 plus runs on two occasions. M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka narrowly escaped this ignominy as he conceded 195 runs in the third test against India at Brabourne Stadium

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 MH Mankad 3 202 Ind Win Mum-BS Dec 48
2 MH Mankad 5 228 Ind Win Kingston Mar 53
3 S Mushtaq 3 237 Pak RSA Cape Town Jan 03
4 S Mushtaq 1 204 Pak Ind Multan Mar 04

Khan Mohammad of Pakistan and N Boje of South Africa are the two bowlers in the annals of test cricket to concede 200 plus runs without capturing a wicket

No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 KhanMohammad 0 259 Pak Win Kingston Feb 58
2 N Boje 0 221 SAF Srl Col-SSC Jul 06

Neil Adcock and Peter Heine – South African quickies who hunted in pairs

Neil Adcock and Peter Heine – South African quickies who hunted in pairs

Bharat Raj writes on Adcock and Heine in a special article for our visitors. HR Gopala Krishna has certain inputs to this article

Right from the inception of test cricket in 1877, it is a known fact that the fast bowlers have hunted in pairs – Larwood and Voce, Trueman and Statham {though for a brief period England had the services of the lightning quick bowler Tyson} Mohammad Nissar and Amar Singh, Thomson and Lillee, Imran Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz, to name a few pairs of the yester years. McGrath and Gillespie, Wasim Akaram and Waqar Younis, Ambrose and Walsh along with Bishop for a brief period, Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald and to a lesser extent Gough and Caddick are the pairs which hunted the batsmen in eighties and nineties.

There are always exceptions to any rule and this can be applied to West Indies team which had four great fast bowlers in late seventies and mid eighties in Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Michael Holding.

New Zealand and India in the eighties relied on Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev to get early wickets. Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar formed a reliable hunting pair for India in these years. Yes, the Indian team had four very good spinners in the past like Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna and Venkat, but we are talking about quick bowlers hunting in pairs.

One more pair that can be added to the list can be NAT Adcock and Peter Heine. Both played together in only twelve tests but they did make their impact in international cricket.

NAT Adcock made his first-class debut for Transvaal against Natal in Durban in 1952-53. He played for the first time for South Africa at home against New Zealand at Durban in 1953-54 and in his first series itself he showed his mettle by capturing 24 wickets. He had two five wicket hauls in his debut series – 5 for 43 in the second innings at Jo’burg in Dec 53 and 5 for 45 in second innings at Jo’burg in Jan 54.

NAT Adcock’s devastating five wickets haul – 5 for 43 in the second innings at Jo’burg in Dec 53 ensured South Africa’s win by 132 runs. He had a match haul of 8 for 87 in this test {3 for 44 and 5 for 43}. His five for 45 in second innings at Jo’burg in Jan 54 ensured South Africa’s victory in this test by nine wickets

It was the series in which he hit Sutcliffe on his head {in the test at Jo’burg in the first innings in Dec 53} which showed that NAT Adcock was a fearsome bowler. Sutcliffe did come back and scored a brave 80 not out against the bowling attack which comprised of NAT Adcock, DEJ Ironside, ARA Murray and TJ Tayfield .

It was said to be test cricket at its best as there was a fearsome quick bowler bowling very quick and on the other end there was a batsman who was willing to fight it out though he was injured.

NAT Adcock was the first South African pace bowler to capture 100 wickets in tests. He finished with his test career with 104 wickets at a miserly average of 21.10 runs per wicket.

NAT Adcock reportedly had a smooth rhythmic action which put a minimum tax on his energy. He is said to have the ability to use his height to get awkward bounce from a good length.

Adcock was named as Wisden Cricketer of the year 1961. Wisden has this to say on Adcock’s run up and action.

“Unlike many fast bowlers NAT Adcock does not employ a pronounced movement of the body at the point of delivery. He bowls without interruption in the course of his run, swinging his arm on a trunk that is virtually upright — like a sudden gust turning a light windmill”

He continued to have success as he had a great time against England in 1955 as well as in 1956/57 and did reasonably well against Australia in 1957/58. He had his share of injuries but in 1960 he proved his detractors wrong by succeeding in England and that was the time when South Africa had troubles with the other quick bowler called Griffen as he was no balled for chucking and was withdrawn from the series. It didn’t deter NAT Adcock from taking 26 wickets in that series. Yes, he did have his critics who always thought that he had a tendency to bowl short but looking at his records and reading about what others had to say about him there is no doubt that he would get a place in the South African all time team.

If we talk about his hunting partner for 12 tests, Peter Heine it is said that he wasn’t quick or fearsome like NAT Adcock, nevertheless was said to be a lion-hearted bowler. He supported NAT Adcock well against England in 1955 and 1956/57 and against Australia in 1957/58. Actually the records show that Heine did better than NAT Adcock in 1957/58 against Australia.

Former South African bowler Peter Pollock on Heine said thus – “Adcock was quicker but Heine put the heat into the combination.”

The performance of both NAT Adcock and Heine helped South Africa to challenge England in 55 as well as in 1956/57. Actually in 1956/57 at home South Africa were able to draw the series against a pretty good England side. The opposition had the likes of Statham, Tyson, Cowdrey, May, Wardle and Laker in their line up. One has to add that South Africa also had the services of perhaps their greatest spinner in Tayfield who had a great series with the ball in 1956/57 against England.

Both NAT Adcock and PS Heine played their last series against the Kiwis in 1962. Yes, NAT Adcock and PS Heine didn’t play too many tests together but when they played together, the opponent batsman had greater worries in negotiating these quickies.

Peter Heine made his test debut against England at Lord’s in 1955 and on his first day of his international career captured five wickets conceding 60 runs. His bag of wickets had – Tom Graveney, Peter May, Denis Compton, Ken Barrington and Godfrey Evans

A big aggressive, Heine was not afraid to pitch it short. He once reputedly snarled at Trevor Bailey that “I want to hurt you” in one of his most sustained spells against England. He finished with 58 wickets in 14 tests. His best innings bowling effort was 6 for 58 against Australia at Johannesburg in 1957-58.

Storioes of aggression of Heine are many. Here is one for our visitors – After felling Peter Richardson, the England opener, in 1956-57 series, he allegedly said: “ Get up, I want to hit you again”

PS Heine breathed his last on 04.02.05 at the age of 76.

Six or more double hundred partnerships by opening batsmen : Sehwag joins the select band of ML Hayden, GC Smith and JL Langer

Six or more double hundred partnerships by opening batsmen : Sehwag joins the select band of ML Hayden, GC Smith and JL Langer

Virender Sehwag and M Vijay added 221 runs in the third test at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai for the first wicket which gave V Sehwag, the sixth double hundred stand in his test career which are listed below

V Sehwag
Partners Wkt Runs Opp Ground Mon Yr
SBBangar 1 201 Win Mumbai Oct 02
GGambhir 1 218 SAF Kanpur Nov 04
RDravid 1 410 Pak Lahore Jan 06
WJaffer 1 213 SAF Chennai Mar 08
GGambhir 1 233 Srl Kanpur Nov 09
MVijay 1 221 Srl Mumbai/BS Dec 09

V Sewag became the fourth opening batsman in the world to have six or more double hundred stands for the first wicket. Others are ML Hayden of Australia {07}, GC Smith of South Africa {07} and JL Langer of Australia {06}

ML Hayden
Partners Wkt Runs Opp Ground Mon Yr
JLLanger 1 224 NZl Brisbane Nov 01
JLLanger 1 223 NZl Hobart Nov 01
JLLanger 1 202 SAF Melbourne Dec 01
JLLanger 1 219 SAF Sydney Jan 02
JLLanger 1 242 Win St John’s May 03
JLLanger 1 255 Srl Cairns Jul 04
MEKHussey 1 231 Win Hobart Nov 05
GC Smith
Partners Wkt Runs Opp Ground Mon Yr
HHGibbs 1 368 Pak CapeTown Jan 03
HHGibbs 1 338 Eng Birmingham Jul 03
HHGibbs 1 301 Win Centurion Jan 04
ABdeVilliers 1 217 Zim CapeTown Mar 05
ABdeVilliers 1 245 Win St John’s Apr 05
NDMcKenzie 1 415 Ban Chittagong Feb 08
NDMcKenzie 1 204 Eng Lord’s Jul 08
JL Langer
Partners Wkt Runs Opp Ground Mon Yr
MLHayden 1 224 NZl Brisbane Nov 01
MLHayden 1 223 NZl Hobart Nov 01
MLHayden 1 202 SAF Melbourne Dec 01
MLHayden 1 219 SAF Sydney Jan 02
MLHayden 1 242 Win St John’s May 03
MLHayden 1 255 Srl Cairns Jul 04

India and Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium : Some more interesting stats on the second day

India and Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium : Some more interesting stats on the second day

Here are some more stats highlights on the second day’s play between India and Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Read on …………

R Dravid’s 62 not out at the end of the second day’s play represent his 12th fifty against Sri Lanka {03 centuries plus 09 half centuries} which is a record for most fifties by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka. Dravid wrested the record from SR Tendulkar who has 11 fifties to his credit {08 centuries and 03 half centuries}

R Dravid and DPMD Jayawardene share the record for most fifties in the series with 12 fifties each to their credit

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represent the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka. The previous best was 201 not out by V Sehwag himself at Galle in Jul 2008

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represent the sixth double hundred in India-Sri Lanka test series which are listed below

No Batsmen Runs Team Ground Month Year
1 STJayasuriya 340 Srl Col-RPS Aug 97
2 VSehwag 284* Ind Mum-BS Dec 09
3 MJayawardene 275 Srl Ahmedabad Nov 09
4 MJayawardene 242 Srl Col-SSC Feb 99
5 RSMahanama 225 Srl Col-RPS Aug 97
6 VSehwag 201* Ind Galle Jul 08

V Sehwag’s 284 not out contained 40 boundary fours which is a record of most boundary fours by a batsman in an innings in India-Sri Lanka test series. V Sehwag wrested the record from ST Jayasuriya who had 36 boundary fours in his knock of 340 at Col-RPS in Aug 97

V Sehwag’s 284 not out contained 40 boundary fours providing the 15th occasion of a batsman scoring 40 plus boundary in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

No Batsmen Runs 4s Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 DG Bradman 334 46 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 30
2 DG Bradman 304 43 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 34
3 RB Kanhai 256 42 Win Ind Kolkata Dec 58
4 JH Edrich 310* 52 Eng NZl Leeds Jul 65
5 RG Pollock 274 43 SAF Aus Durban Feb 70
6 DL Amiss 262* 40 Eng Win Kingston Feb 74
7 GA Gooch 333 43 Eng Ind Lord’s Jul 90
8 PA de Silva 267 40 Srl NZl Wellington Jan 91
9 BC Lara 375 45 Win Eng St John’s Apr 94
10 VVS Laxman 281 44 Ind Aus Kolkata Mar 01
11 BC Lara 400* 43 Win Eng St John’s Apr 04
12 V Sehwag 254 47 Ind Pak Lahore Jan 06
13 MJayawardene 374 43 Srl SAF Col-SSC Jul 06
14 V Sehwag 319 42 Ind SAF Chennai Mar 08
15 V Sehwag 284* 40 Ind Srl Mum-BS Dec 09

V Sehwag remains the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 40 plus boundary four on three occasions. DG Bradman of Australia and BC Lara of West Indies are the other two batsmen who have hit 40 plus boundary fours on two occasions

No Batsmen Runs 4s Team Opp Ground Mon Yr
1 BC Lara 375 45 Win Eng StJohn’s Apr 94
2 BC Lara 400* 43 Win Eng StJohn’s Apr 04
1 DGBradman 334 46 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 30
2 DGBradman 304 43 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 34
1 V Sehwag 254 47 Ind Pak Lahore Jan 06
2 V Sehwag 319 42 Ind SAF Chennai Mar 08
3 V Sehwag 284* 40 Ind Srl Mum-BS Dec 09

V Sehwag’s 284 not out at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai represent the 33rd hundred by a batsman at this venue. His knock represents the third occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred on this ground. The other two batsmen are – MH Mankad {223 vs New Zealand in Dec 55} and DN Sardesai {200* vs New Zealand in Mar 65}

V Sehwag’s 284 not out at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai represent the highest score on this ground bettering MH Mankad’s 223 vs New Zealand in Dec 55

As on date there are six 200 plus runs partnership posted at Brabourne stadium which includes the two double hundreds stands in this game. All the six partnerships are listed below

No Batting Partners Wkt Runs Team Opp Mon Yr
1 KWRFletcher/AWGreig 5 254 Eng Ind Feb 73
2 HanifMohd/SaeedAhmed 2 246 Pak Ind Dec 60
3 RDravid/VSehwag 2 222* Ind Srl Dec 09
4 VSehwag/MVijay 1 221 Ind Srl Dec 09
5 RNHarvey/NCO’Neill 3 207 Aus Ind Jan 60
6 JWBurke/RNHarvey 2 204 Aus Ind Oct 56

221 runs partnership for the first wicket between V Sehwag and M Vijay represent the first double hundred partnership for the first wicket at Brabourne Stadium. The previous best was 159 runs partnership by England openers – G Pullar and PE Richardson against India in Nov 1961

India and Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium : Second day's highlights

India and Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium : Second day's highlights

Second day’s play at Brabourne Stadium was a Statistician’s delight as many records were made and tumbled. HRG details out all these stats highlights. Read on…………………

AD Mathews was dismissed run out when he was on 99 providing the 14th occasion of a batsman run out one short of a three figure innings.

No Batsmen 99 Team Opp Ground Month Year
1 WA Brown 99 Aus Ind Melbourne Feb 48
2 AR Morris 99 Aus SAF Melbourne Feb 53
3 JEF Beck 99 NZl SAF Cape Town Jan 54
4 RB Kanhai 99 Win Ind Chennai Jan 59
5 ML Jaisimha 99 Ind Pak Kanpur Dec 60
6 MJK Smith 99 Eng Pak Lahore Oct 61
7 Mushtaq Mohd 99 Pak Eng Karachi Mar 73
8 GA Gooch 99 Eng Aus Melbourne Feb 80
9 DN Patel 99 NZl Eng Christchurch Jan 92
10 MA Atherton 99 Eng Aus Lord’s Jun 93
11 M Jayawardene 99 Srl Win Galle Nov 01
12 JH Kallis 99 SAF Aus Melbourne Dec 01
13 ND McKenzie 99 SAF Aus Cape Town Mar 02
14 AD Mathews 99 Srl Ind Mumbai (BS) Dec 09

AD Mathews became the second Sri Lankan batsman to be dismissed run out for 99 after Mahela Jayawardene who was dismissed run out for 99 against West Indies at Galle in Nov 01.

No Batsmen 99 Team Opp Ground Month Year
1 M Jayawardene 99 Srl Win Galle Nov 01
2 AD Mathews 99 Srl Ind Mumbai (BS) Dec 09

AD Mathews became the third batsman to be dismissed run out for 99 against India after WA Brown of Australia and RB Kanhai of West Indies

No Batsmen 99 Team Opp Ground Month Year
1 WA Brown 99 Aus Ind Melbourne Feb 48
2 RB Kanhai 99 Win Ind Chennai Jan 59
3 AD Mathews 99 Srl Ind Mumbai (BS) Dec 09

AD Mathews’s 99 provides the 35th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring individual ninety in a test innings. His 99 in this game provides the sixth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring an individual ninety against India. The other five occasions are – 98 by MS Atapatty at Mumbai-WS in Dec 97, 97 by RL Dias at Chennai in Sep 82, 95 by RL Dias at Col-PSS in Sep 85, 93 by JR Ratnayeke at Kanpur in Dec 86 and 93 by PA de Silva at Col-SSC in Jul 93

AD Mathews becomes the first Sri Lankan batsman to be dismissed for 99 against India. He is the eleventh batsman to be dismissed for 99 against India.

No Batsmen Team 99 Ground Month Year
1 WA Brown Aus 99 Melbourne Feb 48
2 Maqsood Ahmed Pak 99 Lahore Jan 55
3 RB Kanhai Win 99 Chennai Jan 59
4 IM Chappell Aus 99 Kolkata Dec 89
5 MLC Foster Win 99 Port of Spain Apr 71
6 Javed Miandad Pak 99 Bangalore Sep 83
7 RB Richardson Win 99 Port of Spain Apr 89
8 ME Trescothick Eng 99 Ahmedabad Dec 01
9 ML Hayden Aus 99 Brisbane Dec 03
10 SM Katich Aus 99 Nagpur Oct 04
11 AD Mathews Srl 99 Mumbai (BS) Dec 09

AD Mathews’s 99 in this test provides the 79th occasion of a batsman scoring 99 or 99 not out in the annals of test cricket.

AD Mathews became the third Sri Lankan batsman to be dismissed on 99. The other two are RP Arnold against Pakistan at Peshawar in Mar 00 and DPMD Jayawardene against West Indies at Galle in Nov 01.

PP Ojha conceded 100 plus runs {3 for 101} in Sri Lanka’s first innings providing the 32nd occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against Sri Lanka.

M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket providing the 42nd occasion of a three figure partnership posted by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka. This stand represents the seventh three figure partnership for the first wicket by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka

M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket providing the seventh occasion of 200 plus runs posted by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka for various wickets.

M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket providing the 74th occasion of 200 plus runs posted for the first wicket in the annals of test cricket.

M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket providing the sixth occasion of V Sehwag being one of the partners in a first wicket partnership of 200 plus runs which is an Indian record

No Partner Wkt Runs Opp Ground Month Year
1 SBBangar 1 201 Win Mumbai Oct 02
2 GGambhir 1 218 SAF Kanpur Nov 04
3 RDravid 1 410 Pak Lahore Jan 06
4 WJaffer 1 213 SAF Chennai Mar 08
5 GGambhir 1 233 Srl Kanpur Nov 09
6 MVijay 1 221 Srl Mumba/BS Dec 09

V Sehwag became the fourth opening batsman to be involved in a 200 plus partnership for the first wicket on six or more occasions. Others are ML Hayden {07}, GC Smith {07} and JL Langer {06}

V Sehwag and R Dravid added 222 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket at the end of the second day providing the 91st occasion of 200 runs partnership for the second wicket in the annals of test cricket.

In India’s innings against South Africa at Chennai in Mar 2008, for the first wicket there was a 213 runs partnership between Wasim Jaffer and V Sehwag. For the second wicket there was another 200 plus run partnership – 268 runs stand between V Sehwag and R Dravid.

For the first time in the annals of test cricket 200 plus runs for the first two wickets were registered in the same test innings

This feat was repeated again by Indian batsmen at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai against Sri Lanka in the third test of 2009-10 test series.

M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket which was followed by 222 runs unfinished stand for the second wicket between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket at the end of second day’s play

V Sehwag and R Dravid added 222 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket at the end of the second day providing the eight occasion of 200 runs partnership by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka

No BattingPartners Wkt Runs Ground Month Year
1 MAzharuddin/NKapil Dev 6 272 Kanpur Dec 1986
2 MAzharuddin/SRTendulkar 4 221 Col-RPS Aug 1997
3 SCGanguly, SRTendulkar 4 256 Mumbai Dec 1997
4 RDravid,/SRamesh 2 232 Col-SSC Feb 1999
5 MSDhoni,/RDravid 6 224 Ahmedabad Nov 2009
6 GGambhir/VSehwag 1 233 Kanpur Nov 2009
7 VSehwag/MVijay 1 221 Mum-BS Dec 2009
8 RDravid/VSehwag 2 222* Mum-BS Dec 2009

R Dravid with his 222 runs unfinished stand in this test has become one of the partner in a three figure partnership on 80 occasions – most for any batsman in the annals of test cricket.

No Partners Inns NO Runs High 100+
1 SR Tendulkar 113 4 5605 249 16
2 VVS Laxman 70 6 3456 376 11
3 SC Ganguly 68 6 3294 194* 10
4 V Sehwag 44 3 2579 410 9
5 G Gambhir 29 1 1805 314 7
6 W Jaffer 31 1 1555 203 6
7 NS Sidhu 14 0 958 171 3
8 SS Das 15 1 649 155 3
9 KD Karthik 12 0 508 165 3
10 D Dasgupta 4 0 320 171 2
11 Yuvraj Singh 13 1 606 125 1
12 S Ramesh 15 1 774 232 1
13 M Azharuddin 19 0 702 165 1
14 SB Bangar 12 0 387 170 1
15 PA Patel 7 1 245 129 1
16 J Srinath 9 0 305 144 1
17 Sarandeep Singh 1 1 120 120* 1
18 MS Dhoni 9 0 449 224 1
19 M Kaif 10 0 362 179 1
20 A Jadeja 6 0 147 101 1
Total 80

R Dravid with his 222 runs unfinished stand in this test has become one of the partner in a 200 runs partnership for various wickets on 13 occasions which are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Opp Ground Start Date
1 V Sehwag 1 410 Pak Lahore 13/01/06
2 VVS Laxman 5 376 Aus Kolkata 11/03/01
3 G Gambhir 2 314 Aus Mohali 19/12/08
4 VVS Laxman 5 303 Aus Adelaide 12/12/03
5 V Sehwag 2 268 SAF Chennai 26/03/08
6 G Gambhir 2 259 Ban Chittagong/M 17/12/04
7 SR Tendulkar 3 249 Zim Nagpur 25/11/00
8 S Ramesh 2 232 Srl Col/SSC 24/02/99
9 SR Tendulkar 3 229 NZl Mohali 10/10/99
10 MS Dhoni 6 224 Srl Ahmedabad 16/11/09
11 V Sehwag 2 222* Srl Mum-BS 02/12/09
12 SR Tendulkar 3 213 Zim Delhi 18/11/00
13 W Jaffer 3 203 Win St John’s 02/06/06

V Sehwag’s 284 not out provides the 98th occasion of an opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in the annals of test cricket. His knock also provides the 18th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs.

V Sehwag registered his sixth double hundred as an opening batsman which puts him on par with MS Atapattu who also has scored six double hundreds as an opening batsman

R Dravid with his 62 not out in this test now has most fifties by an Indian batsman on home soil. His 62 not out represents his 24th fifty on home soil and he wrested the record from SR Tendulkar and SM Gavaskar who have 23 home fifties to their credit.

At the end of the second day’s play R Dravid has an aggregate of 8843 runs while batting at number three. Only RT Ponting with 8895 runs to his credit has more runs than R Dravid while batting at number three. R Dravid is 42 runs shy of RT Ponting.

V Sehwag with his 284 not out in this test has now most scores of 150 plus runs by an opening batsman in the annals of test cricket. He wrested the record from SM Gavaskar who had eleven scores of 150 plus runs as an opening batsman

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represents his sixth double hundred in tests and he joins the select band of other seven batsmen whose names are listed below who have scored six or more double hundreds in the annals of test cricket.

No Batsmen Team 200+
1 DGBradman Aus 12
2 BCLara Win 9
3 WRHammond Eng 7
4 MSAtapattu Srl 6
5 JavedMiandad Pal 6
6 DPMDJayawardene Srl 6
7 KCSangakkara Srl 6
8 VSehwag Ind 6

V Sehewag became the first Indian batsman to register six double hundreds. He wrested the record from R Dravid who has five double hundreds to his credit

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represent the 290th double hundred in the annals of test cricket. It also represents the 38th double hundred by an Indian batsman in a test innings.

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represent the 15th double hundred by a batsman against Sri Lanka in a test innings.

V Sehwag’s 284 not out represent his second double hundred against Sri Lanka, the first being his 201 not out at Galle in Jul 08.

V Sehwag emulated BC Lara of West Indies who also has scored two double hundreds against Sri Lanka.

No Batsman Team Runs Ground Month Year
1 BC Lara Win 221 Col-SSC Nov 01
2 BC Lara Win 209 Gros Islet Jun 03
1 V Sehwag Ind 201* Galle Jul 08
2 V Sehwag Ind 284* Mum-BS Dec 09

V Sehwag has scored two or more double hundreds against two specific oppositions. He has score three double hundreds against Pakistan and two double hundreds against Sri Lanka.

No Batsman Opp Runs Ground Month Year
1 V Sehwag Pak 309 Multan Mar 04
2 V Sehwag Pak 201 B’lore Mar 05
3 V Sehwag Pak 254 Lahore Jan 05
1 V Sehwag Srl 201* Galle Jul 08
2 V Sehwag Srl 284* Mum-BS Dec 09

V Sehwag became the seventh batsman in the annals of test cricket to register two or more double hundred against two or more specific oppositions.

No Batsmen Team Opp 200+
1 BC Lara Win Aus 3
2 BC Lara Win Eng 2
3 BC Lara Win Srl 2
1 DG Bradman Aus Eng 8
2 DG Bradman Aus SAF 2
1 DPMDJayawardene Srl Ind 2
2 DPM Jayawardene Srl SAF 2
1 GC Smith SAF Ban 2
2 GC Smith SAF Eng 2
1 V Sehwag Ind Pak 3
2 V Sehwag Ind Srl 2
1 WR Hammond Eng Aus 4
2 WR Hammond Eng NZl 2
1 Zaheer Abbas Pak Eng 2
2 Zaheer Abbas Pak Ind 2