Bangladesh wins the second test against West Indies

West Indies vs Bangladesh : Second Test at St.George’s, Grenada : Start Date ; 17.07.09 : Bangladesh won by four wickets.

DM Richards and TM Dowlin scored their first test fifties when he made 69 and 95 respectively in the first innings of this test.

TM Dowlin’s 95 represent the 110th occasion of a West Indies batsman registering ninety in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dowlin’s 95 represent the fourth occasion of West Indies batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Bangladesh. The other three occasions are – 91 by MN Samuels at Dhaka in Dec 2002, 91* by RD Jacobs at Dhaka in Dec 2002, 94 by OJ Phillips at Kingstown in Jul 2009.

KAJ Roach captured six wickets conceding 48 runs in the first innings providing the 89th occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions.

RA Austin was dismissed “hit wicket” in the first innings of West Indies providing the 26th occasion of a West Indies batsman dismissed hit wicket against various oppositions. This hit wicket dismissal also provide the 151st occasion of a hit wicket dismissal in the annals of test cricket.

KAJ Roach’s 6 for 48 represent the third occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against Sri Lanka. The other two bowlers are – JJC Lawson {6.5-5-3-6 at Dhaka in Dec 2002} and PT Collins {18.0-3-53-6 at Kingston in Jun 2004}.

DJ Sammy’s 5 for 55 in the second innings represent the sixth occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing five or more wickets against Bangladesh. DJ Sammy had captured 5 for 70 at Kingstown in the previous test.

PT Collins and DJ Sammy are the two West Indian bowlers who have captured five or more wickets against Bangladesh on two occasions. Their exploits read thus – PT Collins {5 for 26 at Dhaka in Dec 2002 and 6 for 53 at Kingston in Jun 2004}. DJ Sammy {5 for 70 at Kingstown in Jul 2009 and 5 for 55 at St George’s in Jul 2009}

DJ Sammy’s 5 for 55 in the second innings of this test represent the 21st occasion of a bowler capturing 5 for 55 in the annals of test cricket. DJ Sammy is the fourth Wet Indian bowler to have figures of 5 for 55 in a test innings. The other three are –HH Johnson against England at Kingston in Mar 1948, J Garner against England at Birmingham in Jun 1984 and CL Ambrose against Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1996.

DE Bernard’s 69 in West Indies’ second innings represent his third test fifty and also his highest individual score. In the first test of the on going series he had scored twin fifties – 53 not out and 52.

Shakib Al Hasan captured 5 for 70 in the second innings of this test providing the 11th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings.

Shakib Al Hasan captured 5 for 70 in the second innings of this test with which he earned the distinction becoming the first Bangladesh captain to capture five or more wickets in a test innings.

Shakib Al Hassan shone with the willow also in the second innings by scoring 96 not out. His knock provides the fifth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against various oppositions.

Shakib Al Hassan’s 96 not out provide the fifth occasion of a Pakistan batsman registering ninety in a test innings against various oppositions. Shakib Al Hassan’s 96 not out provide the second occasion of his scoring a ninety in a test innings, the first being his 96 against Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008

Habibul Bashar and Shakab Ali Hasan are the two Bangladeshi batsmen to register nineties on two occasions. Their performance read thus – Habibul Bashar {97 vs Pakistan at Peshawar in Aug 2003 and 94 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong {MAA} in Jan 2005} and Shakib Al Hasan {96 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008 and 96* vs West Indies at St George’s in Jul 2009}.

Shakib Al Hasan with his 96 not out in this test became the second Bangladesh captain to register a ninety in a test innings, the first bastman being Habibul Bashar who had scored 94 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong {MAA} in Jan 2005

Raquibul Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan added 106 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the 26th occasion of a three figure partnership posted by Bangladesh batsmen against various oppositions.

Raquibul Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan added 106 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the fourth occasion of a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket posted by Bangladesh batsmen against various oppositions. The four three figure partnerships read thus Aminul Islam and Mohd Ashraful – 126 runs vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Sep 01, Aftab Ahmed and Mohd Ashraful – 115 runs vs India at Chittagong-MAA in Dec 04, Mehrab Hossain jnr and Mushfiqur Rahim – 144 runs vs New Zealand at Chittagong-CDS in Oct 08 and Raqibul Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan – 106 runs vs West Indies at St George’s in Jul 09.

Raquibul Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan added 106 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the fourth occasion of a three figure partnership for various wickets against West Indies posted by Bangladesh batsmen. All the four three figure partnerships are listed below

No Partner-1 Partner-2 Wkt Runs Inns Ground Start Date
1 Habibul Bashar Javed Omar 2 121 1 Gros Islet 28.05.04
2 Junaid Siddique Tamim Iqbal 2 146 3 Kingstown 09.07.09
3 Habibul Bashar Manjural Islam Rana 4 120 3 Kingston 04.06.04
4 Raqibul Hasan Shakib Al Hasan 5 106 4 St George’s 17.07.09

Shakib Al Hasan on his first captaincy assignment scored 96 not out and captured five wickets. He became the third captain in the world to achieve the feat of scoring a fifty and capture five wickets on captaincy debut. Other two are FS Jackson of England and Imran Khan of Pakistan. FS Jackson scored 82 not out and captured five for 52 against Australia at Nottingham in May 1905, while Imran Khan of Pakistan scored 65 and captured 7 for 52 against England at Birmingham in Jul 1982.

Shakib Al Hasan became the 18th captain in the annals of test cricket to register a fifty and capture five or more wickets in a test match.

Shakib Al Hasan’s 96 not out represent the 93rd occasion of a captain scoring a ninety in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

Shakib Al Hasan’s 96 not out represent the ninth occasion of a captain scoring a ninety in a test innings against West Indies. All the nine instances are tabulated below.

No Captain Runs Inns Team vs Opp Ground Start Date
1 MC Cowdrey 96 2 Eng Vs Win Nottingham 30.06.96
2 IM Chappell 97 3 Aus vs Win Port of Spain 23.03.73
3 N Kapil Dev 98 1 Ind vs Win St John’s 28.04.83
4 DI Gower 90 2 Eng vs Win St John’s 11.04.86
5 M Azharuddin 97 1 Ind vs Win Nagpur 01.12.94
6 MA Atherton 95 3 Eng vs Win The Oval 24.08.95
7 SR Tendulkar 92 2 Ind vs Win Bridgetown 27.03.97
8 SP Fleming 97 2 NZl vs Win Wellington 17.03.06
9 Shakib Al Hasan *96 4 Ban vs Win St George’s 17.07.09
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Bangladesh won their first test series abroad by winning the two tests against West Indies in this series. They had won the first test by 95 runs and won the second test by four wickets

Bangladesh wins the third one day game and white wash West Indies 3-0

Third ODI : West Indies v Bangladesh : Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts : 31 July 2009 (50-over match) : Result: Bangladesh won by 03 wickets : Series: Bangladesh leads the 3-match series 3-0

Bangladesh completed white wash of the three match series against West Indies by winning the third ODI by three wickets. They had won the first game by 52 runs and the second game by three wickets. Both these games were played at Roseau, Dominica

KOA Powell on his one day debut was dismissed by the first legitimate ball of the match after a first ball wide. He was leg before wicket to Mahabubul Alam who was playing his second one day game.

KOA Powell becomes the first batsman in the history of one day games to be dismissed by the first ball of the match on debut.

KOA Powell’s dismissal by the first ball of the match provides the 50th occasion of a batsman to be dismissed by the first ball of the match in the history of one day internationals.

KOA Powell’s dismissal by the first ball of the match provides the sixth occasion of a West Indian batsman to be dismissed by the first ball of the match. The six occasions are – PA Wallace against England at Sharjah in 1997-98, RD Jacobs against India at Singapore in 1999, SL Campbell vs New Zealand at Taupo in 1999-00, SL Campbell vs New Zealand at Napier in 1999-00, PA Wallace vs South Africa at East London in 1998-99.

KOA Powell becomes the fourth batsman to be dismissed by the first ball of the match against Bangladesh. The other three are – AP Gurusinha of Sri Lanka {bowler – Saiful Islam} at Sharjah in 1994-95, S Matsyankeri of Zimbabwe {run out} at Chittagong in 2004-05 and KO Otineo {bowler – Syed Rasel} at Nairobi-Gym in 2006.

KOA Powell’s {zero} and ADS Fletcher’s {52} in this game provides the 15th occasion of West Indian openers scoring zero and fifty in a one day game. On the global table, this instance represents the 150th such occasion

ADS Fletcher’s 52 in this game represent the ninth occasion of a West Indies opening batsman registering a fifty against Bangladesh.

West Indies were all out for 248 in this game which represent the 178th occasion of West Indies being all out in an one day games. This also represents the 67th occasion of West Indies being all out in an one day game when they batted first. Of these 67 occasions they have lost 54 games including this game.

ADS Fletcher’s 52 in this innings represent the 146th occasion of a West Indies opening batsman registering a fifty against various oppositions, when West Indies batted first

ADS Fletcher’s 52 in this innings was in a losing cause and represent the 50th occasion of a West Indies opening batsman registering fifty which has gone in vain against various oppositions, when West Indies batted first

ADS Fletcher’s 52 in this innings represent his maiden one day fifty. It was an improvement over his previous best of 26 against Australia at Kingstown on 24.06.08 {his one day debut}.

Junaid Siddique’s 55 in this innings represent the 59th occasion of a Bangladesh opening batsman registering a fifty against various oppositions. Junaid Siddque became the second Bangladesh batsman to register a fifty against West Indies after Mehrab Hossain’s 64 at Delhi on 21.05.99.

Junaid Siddique’s 55 and Mahmadullah’s 51 not out in this game represent the 162 and 163rdfifty by Bangladesh batsmen against various oppositions.

Junaid Siddique’s 55 in this innings represent the second fifty of his one day career, the other fifty being his 85 against New Zealand at Dhaka {SBNS} on 09.10.98.

KOA Powell’s zero in this game provides the 91st occasion of a West Indian opening batsman failing to score in one day innings. It also represents the 20th occasion on West Indian soil.

KOA Powell’s zero provides the fourth occasion of a West Indian opening batsman to score a zero against Bangladesh. The other three occasions are – WW Hinds at Dhaka on 02.12.02, CH Gayle at Benoni on 18.02.03 and CH Gayle at Kingstown on 15.05.04.

KAJ Roach captured four for 63 in this game to provide the ninth occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing four or more wickets against Bangladesh.

KAJ Roach captured four for 63 in this game was in a losing cause providing the second occasion of a West Indian bowler’s four plus wickets haul going in vain against Bangladesh. The other occasion was KAJ Roach’s five for 44 against Bangladesh in the first one day game of this series at Roseau on 26.07.09.

KAJ Roach captured four for 63 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 28th occasion of a West Indian bowler’s four plus wickets haul going in vain against various oppositions.

The other occasion was KAJ Roach’s five for 44 against Bangladesh in the first one day game of this series at Roseau on 26.07.09.

KAJ Roach becomes the sixth West Indies bowler to witness two or more four plus wicket hauls going in vain. The others are M Dillon {04}, CEL Ambrose {02}, KLT Arthurton {02}, OD Gibson {02} and AH Gray {02}

Bangladesh wins the second one day game and the series against West Indies

Second ODI : West Indies vs Bangladesh : Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica : 28 July 2009 : Result : Bangladesh won by three wickets : Series : Bangladesh lead the three match series 2-0

GC Tonge and DC Thomas made their one day debut in this game to become the 150th and 151st cricketers to represent West Indies in one day games.

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game represent the 999th hundred in one day games. It also represents the 130th hundred by West Indian batsmen in one day games.

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out represent the fourth hundred by West Indian batsman against Bangladesh and is also the first hundred by West Indian batsman against Bangladesh in West Indies. The other three hundreds are – 117 by BC Lara at Dhaka on 09.10.99, 102* by RR Sarwan at Dhaka on 02.12.02 and 104* by CH Gayle at Jaipur on 11.10.06

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game represent the 26th occasion of batsman registering 100 not out in one day games. TM Dowlin is the third West Indies batsman to score 100 not out in one day games. The other two are CL Hooper {against England at Sharjah on 13.12.97} and MN Samuels {against Pakistan at Multan on 13.12.06}.

TM Dowlin is the second batsman to register 100 not out against Bangladesh, the first being ME Trescothick of England at The Oval on 16.06.05

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the 249th occasion of batsman’s hundred going in vain. It also represents the 28th hundred by West Indies batsman in a losing cause.

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game represent the first hundred in one day games to go in vain against Bangladesh.

West Indies’ loss in this game represents the 65th occasion of West Indies losing an one day game in West Indies.

Bangladesh won this game by chasing a target of 275 for the first time in their one day games and thus this win represent thier highest run chase. Their previous best run chase was 249 against Australia at Cardiff on 18.06.05. They had won this game by five wickets with four balls to spare.

Mohd Ashraful {64} and Shakibal Hassan {65} registered half centuries in this game which represents the 18th and 12th half centuries of their respective one day careers. Both these batsmen registered their second half centuries against West Indies.

Shakibal Hassan’s 65 in this game represent the third highest individual score by a Bangaldesh batsman against West Indies. The other two are – 89* by Alok Kapali at Dhaka on 03.12.02 and 66 by Aminul Islam at Dhaka on 09.10.99

Shakibal Hassan’s 65 in this game represent the highest individual score by a Bangaldesh batsman against West Indies in West Indies. The previous best was 57 by Mohd Ashraful in the first one day game of this series at the same venue on 26.07.09.

Shakibal Hassan’s 65 in this game represent the second highest individual score by a Bangaldesh capatain against West Indies. The previous best was 66 by Aminul Islam at Dhaka on 09.10.99

Shakibal Hassan’s 65 in this game represent the highest individual score by a Bangaldesh batsman against West Indies in West Indies. The previous best was 54 by Shakibal Hassan himself in the first one day game of this series at the same venue on 26.07.09.

DM Richard’s run out for 20 in this game represent the 74th occasion of West Indiess’ opening batman dismissed run out in one day games.

DM Richards is the third West Indies opening batsman to be dismissed run out against Bangladesh in One day games. The other two are – RD Jacobs for 51 at Dublin on 21.05.99 and CH Gayle for 38 at Chittagong {MAA} on 29.11.02

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game represent the 151st occasion of a batsman scoring hundred while batting at number four in one day games. TM Dowlin’s 100 not out represent the 21st hundred by West Indies batsman while batting at number four.

TM Dowlin’s 100 not out in this game represent the second hundred by West Indies batsman while batting at number four against Bangladesh, the fist being RR Sarwan’s 102 not out at Dhaka on 02.12.02. It also represent the sixth hundred by batsmen of various countries against Bangladesh while batting at number four.

ADS Fletcher kept in place of DC Thomas from 42.5 overs onwards as KAJ Roach was barred from bowling as he bowled two beams {high full tosses} in his 7.5 overs spell. DC Thomas captured two wickets in his 1.1 overs spell

Bangladesh wins their first One day game against West Indies

First ODI : West Indies v Bangladesh : Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica 26 July 2009 (50-over match) : Result: Bangladesh won by 52 runs : Series: Bangladesh leads the 3-match series 1-0

Both the teams were having new captains in this game. FL Reifer became the 22nd West Indian captain in One day games, while Shakibal Hasan became the 11th Bangladesh captain.

West Indies were having three debutants in this game – TM Dowlin, NT Pascal and DM Richards. At the end of this game, West Indies have capped 149 cricketers in ODIs. This is the fourth occasion when West Indies has three or more debutants in an one day game excluding its inaugural ODI in which eleven cricketers made their debut. The last occasion when West Indies had three debutants was against Australia at Kingston in 17.05.03. OAC Banks, CS Baugh and DS Smith were the debutants in this game.

ADS Fletcher became the 15th wicket keeper to don the gloves for West Indies in one day games.

Tamim Iqbal was dismissed by the first ball of the match in this game. He was caught by wicket keeper ADS Fletcher of KAJ Roach for zero. His dismissal provides the 49th occasion of a batsman dismissed by the first ball of the match in One day games.

Tamim Iqbal’s dismissal also provides the third occasion of a Bangladesh batsman dismissed by the first ball of the match. The other two occasions are – Tamim Iqbal vs Australia at Darwin in 2008 and Hannan Sarkar vs Sri Lanka at Pietermaritzburg in 2002-03

Tamim Iqbal becomes the tenth batsman in the history of one day games to be dismissed by the first ball of the match on two or more occasions. Others are AC Gilchrist of Australia, HH Gibbs of South Africa, JG Wright of New Zealand, ME Trescothick of England, PA Wallace of West Indies, Rameez Raja of Pakistan, RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka, SC Ganguly of India and SL Campbell of West Indies

ADS Fletcher on his debut as a wicket keeper for West Indies had his first victim of the very first ball. He caught Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh in this game of KAJ Roach for zero. The closest example of a wicket keeper on his debut having his first victim of the very first ball is that of L Ronchi of Australia. Making his one day debut he caught XM Marshall of the first delivery bowled by B Lee for zero in the match between West Indies and Australia at Greneda on 27.06.08

There are two clear distinctions between the feats of ADS Fletcher and L Ronchi. ADS Fletcher was making his debut as wicket keeper for West Indies {having made his debut earlier as a batsman}, while L Ronchi was making his one day debut. ADS Fletcher’s feat came of the first ball of the match, while L Ronchi’s feat came of the first ball of the second innings of the match.

Mohammad Ashraful’s 57 and Shakibal Hassan’s 54 in this game represent the 146th and 147th half centuries by Bangladsesh batsmen against various oppositions. They also represent 7th and 8th half centuries by Bangladsesh batsmen against West Indies.

Mohamamd Ashraful became the first Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring half century. He was dismissed run out for 57 in this game. His dismissal – run out for 57 – in this game represent the 12th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman dismissed run out after registering a half century against various opposition.

Mohammad Ashraful has been dismissed run out with a half century to his credit on two occasions. Apart from this game, he was dismissed run out for 66 against Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 23.07.04.

Mohammad Ashraful became the third Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed run out after registering a half century on two or more occasions. Others are Javer Omar {four occasions} and Shariar Nafees {two occasions}

Shakabal Hassan’s 54 in this game represent the 20th occasion of a Bangladesh captain scoring a fifty. It is interesting to note that Shakabal Hassan had failed to opening his account against West Indies in his first two outings – at Jaipur on 11.110.06 and at Bridgetown on 19.04.07. This is his third game against West Indies in which he scored 54.

Shakibal Hasan became the third Bangladesh captain to register a half century on his first captaincy assignment when he made 54 in this game. The others are – Aminul Islam {70 vs India at Mohali on 14.05.98} and Habibul Bashar {61 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 10.03.04}

KAJ Roach registered his first five wicket haul in one day games when he returned with figures of 10.0-0-44-5 in this game. His figures represent the 39th occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings.

KAJ Roach is the second West Indian bowler to capture five wickets against Bangladesh, the first being M Dillon who had figures of 10.0-0-4-29-5 at Southampton on 15.09.04.

KAJ Roach’s 5 for 44 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 52nd occasion of bowler’s five wicket haul going in vain in one day games.

KAJ Roach becomes the first West Indian bowler to witness his five wicket haul in a losing cause against Bangladesh. He is the third bowler in one day games to witness five wicket haul in vain against Bangladesh. The other two are Saqlain Muhstaq of Pakistan { 5 for 35 at Northampton on 31.05.99} and A Nel of South Africa {5 for 45 at Providence on 07.04.07}

KAJ Roach’s 5 for 44 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 10th occasion of West Indian bowler’s five wicket haul going in vain. The detailed match particulars are as under

J Garner {5 for 47 vs England at Perth on 03.10.87}, CEL Ambrose {5 for 26 vs Australia at Melbourne on 14.01.89, AH Gray {6 for 50 vs Australia at Port of Spain on 09.03.91, CEL Ambrose {5 for 53 vs Pakistan at Sharjah on 21.10.91}, OD Gibson {5 for 40 vs Sri Lanka at Perth on 14.01.96}, M Dillon {5 for 51 vs India at Toronto on 14.04.99}, M Dillon {5 for 52 vs India at Port of Spain on 02.06.02}, PT Collins {5 for 43 vs Australia at Adelaide on 26.01.08}, FH Edwards {5 for 45 vs England at Lord’s on 01.07.07} and KAJ Roach { 5 for 44 vs Bangladesh at Roseau on 26.07.09}

Bangladesh posted its highest team total against West Indies when they totaled 246 for 9 in 50 overs in this game. It’s their first total of 200 plus against West Indies in West Indies. The previous highest team total was 219 for 5 at Dhaka on 08.10.99.

DS Smith’s 65 in this game represent the 21st occasion of a West Indies batsman registering a fifty against Bangladesh.

DS Smtih’s 65 in this game represent the first occasion of West Indian batsman’s fifty in a losing cause against Bangladesh in One day games.

Abdul Razaak shared the new ball in West Indies’ innings providing the 95th occasion of a spin bowler opening the bowling in one day games. This is the fifth occasion Abdul Razaak sharing the new ball. He is the third bowler who has opened the bowling on five or more occasions in one day games. Other are DN Patel of New Zealand {24 occasions} and PA de Silva of Sri Lanka {06 occasions}

Abdur Razaak became the second spinner in one day games to capture four or more wickets when sharing a new ball. He returned with figures of 9.4-0-39-4 in this game. The other bowler is RDM Leverlock of Bermuda {10.0-0-53-5 against Kenya at Mombasa on 14.11.06}.

Abdul Razaak with his 4 for 39 in this game provided the 27th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler capturing four or more wickets in one day games. He is the second Bangladesh bowler to capture four or more wickets against West Indies., the other being Tapash Baisya {5.0-1-16-4 at Kingstown on 16.05.04}.

Bangladesh won its first match against West Indies when it won this game by 52 runs.

Ashes 2009 : Third Test at Birmingham

Ashes series : England vs Australia : Third Test at Birmingham : Start Date : 30.07.09: Second Day’s highlights

MEK Hussey collected his first hall duck in this innings to provide the 95th instance of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck against England. MEK Hussey’s zero in this game provides the 40th occasion of an Aussie batsman collecting the first ball duck against England in England. His zero provides the 10th occasion of an Aussie batsman collecting the first ball duck against England at Birmingham.

RT Ponting surpassed AR Border’s run aggregate of 11174 runs when he was on 25 during the course of his knock of 38 in this innings. At the end of the innings, RT Ponting’s aggregate stood at 11188 runs. Prior to the start of this test, RT Ponting had an aggregate of 11150 runs.

RT Ponting with his aggregate of 11188 runs has become the highest run getter in tests for Australia. He also moved to the third place in the list of most run getter in tests. The first and second places are held by SR Tendulkar {12773} and BC Lara {11953} respectively.

RT Ponting at the end of this innings has an aggregate of 1900 runs against England while batting at number three. DG Bradman {3349} and C Hill {1903} are the other two Australian batsmen who have more runs than RT Ponting while batting at number three against England.

MJ Clarke was playing his 50th test and became the 42nd Australian cricketer to appear in 50 or more tests. In his 50th test appearance, in the first innings he made 29.

MJ Johnson collected his first hall duck in this innings to provide the 96th instance of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck against England. MEK Hussey’s zero in this game provides the 4lst occasion of an Aussie batsman collecting the first ball duck against England in England. His zero provides the 11th occasion of an Aussie batsman collecting the first ball duck against England at Birmingham.

MEK Hussey and MJ Johnson collected the first ball ducks in this innings to provide the 12thinstance of two Australian batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in a test innings against England. The twelve instances read thus – TU Groube and J Slight in second innings at The Oval in Sep 1880, G Giffen and GJ Bonnor first innings at Melbourne in Jan 1883, AC Bannerman and SMJ Woods in second innings at Manchester in Aug 1888, JM Blackham and ST Callaway in second innings at Sydney in Jan 1892, SE Gregory and MA Noble in second innings at Leeds in June 1899, WW Armstrong and E Jones in first innings at Birmingham in May 1902, WJ O’Reilly and LS Darling in second innings at Melbourne in Jan 1937, R Edwards and RJ Inverarity in second innings at Leeds in July 1972, GS Chappell and JR Thomson in first innings at The Oval in Aug 1975, SCG MacGill and CR Miller in first innings at Sydney in Jan 1999, ML Hayden and MS Kasprowicz in first innings at Birmingham in Aug 2005 and MEK Hussey and MG Johnson in first innings at Birmingham in Jul 2009,

MEK Hussey and MJ Johnson collected the first ball ducks in this innings to provide the third instance of two Australian batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in a test innings against England at Birmingham. The other two instances are WW Armstrong and E Jones in May 1902 and ML Hayden and MS Kasprowicz in Aug 2005.

JM Anderson’s five wicket haul {5 for 80} in this innings provide the 235th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against Australia. It also provides the 115th occasion of an England bowler capturing five plus wickets against Australia in England and the eighth such occasion at Birmingham.

The eight occasions at Birmingham are listed below – W Rhodes {7-17} in May 1902, C Blythe {6-44} in May 1909, GH Hirst {5-58} in May 1909, C Blythe {5-58} in May 1909, IT Botham {5-11} in Jul 1981, RM Ellison {6-77} in Aug 1985, AR Caddick {5-50} in Jun 1997 and JM Anderson {5-80} in Jul 2009

MEK Hussey was bowled without scoring for the first time in his 40 tests and 68 innings career. It was his first zero against England. His zero in this innings represent sixth zero of his test career which read thus – in second innings against India at Perth in Jan 2008, in second innings against New Zealand at Brisbane in Nov 2008, in first innings against South Africa at Perth in Dec 2008, in first innings against South Africa at Melbourne in Dec 2008, in second innings against South Africa at Johannesburg in Jan 2009 and in first innings against England at Birmingham in Jul 2009.

MG Johnson’s zero in this innings represent his first zero against England and the fourth zero of his test career which read thus – in first innings against West Indies at Bridgetown in Jun 2008, in first innings against South Africa at Melbourne in Dec 2008, in first innings against South Africa at Durban in Mar 2009 and in first innings against England at Birmingham in Jul 2009.

JM Anderson’s five for 80 represents the seventh five wicket haul of his test career and his first against Australia in England-Australia test series. His seven five wicket hauls read thus – 7 for 43 vs New Zealand at Nottingham in Jun 2008, 5 for 42 vs India at Lord’s in Jul 2007, 5 for 73 vs Zimbabwe at Lord’s in May 2003, 5 for 73 vs New Zealand at Wellington in Mar 2008, 5 for 80 vs Australia at Birmingham in Jul 2009, 5 for 87 vs West Indies at Chester-le-Street in May 2009 and 5 for 102 vs South Africa at Nottingham in Aug 2003.

AN Cook’s zero in this innings represent the third zero of his test career. The other two occasions were against Sri Lanka at Kandy in Dec 2007 {first innings} and against West Indies at Kingston in Feb 2009 {second innings}

AN Cook’s zero in this innings was his first zero against Australia and also was his first zero on home soil.

AN Cook’s zero in this innings represent the 85th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring zero against Australia. It also represents 27th such occasion on home soil and the fourth such occasion at Birmingham. The four occasions at Birmingham read thus – CB Fry in first innings in May 1902, JB Hobbs in first innings in May 1909, ME Trescothick in first innings in Jul 2001 and AN Cook in first innings in Jul 2009.

AJ Strauss’s 64 not out in this innings represent the tenth occasion of an England opening batsman registering a half century against Australia at Birmingham.

AJ Strauss’s 64 not out in this innings represent the 200th occasion of an England opening batsman registering a half century against Australia. It was AJ Strauss’s second half century after his 50 at Melbourne in Dec 2006.

AJ Strauss’s 64 not out in this innings represent the 37th occasion of an England‘s captain opening batsman registering a half century against Australia. It was AJ Strauss’s first half century in this dual capacity,

AJ Strauss’s 64 not out in this innings represent the 123rd occasion of an England‘s captain registering a fifty against Australia. It was AJ Strauss’s second fifty as England’s captain, the first being his 161 in the first innings at Lord’s in 2009 {in the on going test series}.

AJ Strauss’s 64 not out in this innings represent the 15th half century and 33rd fifty of his test career. It was his second half century and eighth fifty while captaining England.

BW Hilfenhaus’s 20 in this innings represent the 12th occasion of an Australian number eleven batsman scoring 20 plus runs against England in England.

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