World Records

WORLD RECORDS UNEARTHED BY H R GOPALA KRISHNA

Unearthed the following world records in tests as well as one day games the details of which are furnished below

In Australia-India test series of 2007, in Australia’s innings there were two three figure partnerships for the seventh and eight wickets in the same test innings. A Symonds-B Hogg added 173 runs for the seventh wicket and A Symonds-B Lee added 114 runs for the eighth wicket at Sydney. This is the first occasion in the annals of test cricket that a team has posted three figure stands for the seventh and eighth wickets in the same innings.

Five batsmen registering fifties in a team’s innings and eight batsmen registering fifties in a match. This feat is credited to Pakistan as five batsmen scored fifties against Zimbabwe at Karachi and with three Zimbabwe batsmen registering fifties this match had eight fifties – a world record for most fifties in a team’s innings and also in a match

In India’s innings against South Africa at Chennai in Mar 08, 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 237 runs  stand for the second wicket between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket at the end of second day’s play

Mathew Hayden of Australia became the first opening batsman in the world to score 1000 plus boundary fours.

Mahela Jayewardene set up a new record for most runs on a single ground, during the course of his three knock of 167 not out against England in the second test of the ongoing series at Colombo-SSC.  He took his run aggregate at Col-SSC to 2062 at the end of the third day of the test.  With this he not only became the second batsman in the world to aggregate 2000 runs at a single ground, but also earned the distinction of becoming the batsman with most aggregate runs at a single ground. The previous record was with GA Gooch who had an aggregate of 2015 runs at Lord’s. Gooch’s 2015 runs had come in 21 tests, while Mahela’s 2062 runs came in 19 tests. Gooch took 39 innings for his 2015, while Mahela’s 2034 runs came in 28 innings – 11 innings fewer than Gooch.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the only wicket keeper captain in the world to register twin fifties coupled with six catches in an innings of the same test. He scored 52 and 56 not out and pouched six catches in the first innings. He earned this distinction against New Zealand at Wellington in Apr 2009

SR Tendulkar became the first batsman in the world to aggregate 5000 runs on home soil while batting at number. Prior to the start of the Ahmedabad test against Sri Lanka, he had an aggregate of 4999 runs. With a boundary four, he reached the land mark and at the end of his first innings, his aggregate stood at 5003.

Mahela Jayawardene’s 79 at Col-SSC against Pakistan in 2009 series gave him another world record for most fifties at a specific venue. It was his 14th fifty at Col-SSC {09 centuries and 05 half centuries}. While creating this world record he went past three batsmen – AR Border, GS Chappell and JH Kallis who had registered 13 fifties at specific venues. AR Border of Australia had registered four centuries and nine half centuries at Adelaide Oval, GS Chappell of Australia  had registered  four centuries and nine half centuries at Melbourne and JH Kallis of South Afirca had registered five centuries and eight half centuries at Cape Town.

During the third one day game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dambulla on 03.08.09, Muthaiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka with his two wickets created a world record for most wickets against a specific opposition. At the end of this game he has an aggregate of 94 wickets against Pakistan.  Prior to this game – in this category of statistics – he was on par with Wasim Arkram who had captured 92 wickets against Sri Lanka. M Muralitharan and Wasim Akram are the only two bowlers in the history of one day internationals to capture 90 plus wickets against a specific opposition.

Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya has a world record to his credit – he now has most runs against a specific opposition in the history of one day games. He had an aggregate of 2714 runs prior to the start of the third game between Sri Lanka and India in the ongoing Compaq series. At the end of this game his run aggregate against India stood at an impregnable 2812

At the end of India-Sri Lanka one day game at Col-RPS on 12.09.09, SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have an aggregate of 4000 plus partnership runs in one day games. They reached the land mark when they added 13 runs during the course of their 35 run stand for the second wicket in this game. At the end of this game, their partnership runs stood at 4022 runs. Prior to the start of this game they had an aggregate of 3987 runs. SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly and R Dravid are the only three batsmen in the history of one day games to have partnership runs 4000 plus runs 

No Partner-1 Partner-2 Team Runs
1 SC Ganguly SR Tendulkar Ind 8227
2 R Dravid SC Ganguly Ind/Asia 4263
3 R Dravid SR Tendulkar Ind 4022

SR Tendulkar with his 2026 runs as an opening batsman against Sri Lanka now holds the world record for aggregating 2000 plus runs against three specific countries in one day games. He has an aggregate of 2000 plus runs against Australia {2489} and Pakistan {2165} while opening the innings. Other opening batsmen to have an aggregate of 2000 plus runs against two specific countries are DL Haynes of West Indies{2390 vs Pakistan and 2262 vs Australia} and ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka {2690 vs India and 2334 vs Pakistan}

No Batsmen Team Vs Opp Runs
1 SR Tendulkar Ind Vs Aus 2489
2 SR Tendulkar Ind Vs Pak 2165
3 SR Tendulkar Ind Vs Srl 2026
           
1 DL Haynes Win Vs Pak 2390
2 DL Haynes Win Vs Aus 2262
           
1 ST Jayasuriya Srl Vs Ind 2690
2 ST Jayasuriya Srl Vs Pak 2334

SR Tendulkar’s 175 in the one day game against Australia at Hyderabad on 05.11.09 was his ninth hundred against Australia remains the only batsman in the history of one day games to score eight or more hundreds against two specific oppositions. He has also scored eight hundreds against Sri Lanka

Hundreds against Australia
No Runs Opposition Ground Date
1 110 Australia Col-RPS 09.09.94
2 100 Australia Kanpur 07.04.09
3 143 Australia Sharjah 22.04.98
4 134 Australia Sharjah 24.04.98
5 141 Australia Dhaka 28.10.98
6 139 Australia Indore 31.03.01
7 100 Australia Gwalior 26.10.03
8 117* Australia Sydney 02.03.08
9 175 Australia Hyd-RGS 05.11.09
Hundreds against Sri Lanka
No Runs Opposition Ground Date
1 112* Sri Lanka Sharjah 09.04.95
2 137 Sri Lanka Delhi 02.03.96
3 110 Sri Lanka Col-RPS 28.08.96
4 128 Sri Lanka Col-RPS 07.07.98
5 120 Sri Lanka Col-SSC 29.08.99
6 101 Sri Lanka Sharjah 20.10.00
7 113 Sri Lanka Bristol 11.07.02
8 138 Sri Lanka Col-RPS 14.09.09

MS Dhoni became the first wicket keeper-cum-captain in the world to pouch 100 catches and also 100 dismissals in tests

R Dravid and ST Tendulkar own the record for the most partnership runs added by a pair in tests. At the end of the series against England they have added 6520 runs. They went past the previous record of 6482 runs held by CG Greenidge and DL Haynes of West Indies

RG Sharma became the first batsman in the annals of one day game to be dismissed retired hurt not out after facing just one delivery. He was retired hurt not out after facing one delivery against England at Chester-le-Street on 03.09.11

V Kohli became the first batsman in the annals of one day gamed to be dismissed hit wicket after scoring a hundred. He was dismissed for 107 against England at Cardiff on 16.09.11

R Ashwin’s feat of 6 for 47 in the Delhi test against West Indies in the ongoing test gave him the distinction of bagging the best figures when a debutant spin bowler shared the new ball. He became the fifth bowler to perform the feat.

What is more important here is that R Ashwin’s  feat has come after 102 years, the previous feat coming in Aug 1909 when DW Carr captured five for 146 at The Oval.

R Ashwin became the first bowler to capture six wickets under this category of statistics and has the best figures. The previous best was by R Peel who had captured five for 51 for England against Australia at Adelaide in Dec 1884. The following table lists out the performances of the five bowlers

No Player O M R W Team Oppn Ground Mon/Year
1 R Peel 40.1 15 51 5 Eng Aus Adelaide Dec 1884
2 GA Rowe 49.0 9 115 5 SAF Eng Johannesburg Mar 1896
3 LC Braund 28.4 8 61 5 Eng Aus Sydney Dec 1901
4 DW Carr 34.0 2 146 5 Eng Aus The Oval Aug 1909
5 R Ashwin 21.3 5 47 6 Ind Win Delhi Nov 2011

SR Tendulkar became the only batsman in one day games to aggregate 3000 plus runs against two specific oppositions – Australia and Sri Lanka. He achieved the feat when he completed 3000 runs against Sri Lanka in Commonwealth Bank Tri Series 2012 involving Australia, India and Sri Lanka

KC Sangakkara became the first wicket keeper batsman in the annals of one day games to aggregate 2000 plus runs against a specific opposition. He achieved the distinction when he was on seven during his knock of 105 against India at Hobart on 28.02.2012. As of now he has an aggregate of 2161.

TM Dilshan and KC Sangakkara added 200 runs for the second wicket in the game against India at Hobart on 28.02.2012. This stands represent the 2000th three figure partnership in one day games

 KC Sangakkara’s run aggregate at the end of the one day game against Pakistan at Mirpur on 15.03.2012 stood at 9573 which reprsents the most runs scored by a wicket keeper batsman  in one day games.

G Gambhir and V Kohli added 205 runs for the second wicket against Sri Lanka at Dhaka on 13.03.12. It was their third double hundred partnership in one day games. They now share the world record for most double hundred partnerships with another Indian pair – SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly. The partnership details by both these pairs are furnished below

G Gambhir-V Kohli
No Wkt Runs Oppn Ground Date
1 3 224 Sri Lanka Kolkata 24.12.09
2 3 209* England Delhi 17.10.11
3 2 205 Sri Lanka Dhaka 13.03.12
SR Tendulkar-SC Ganguly
No Wkt Runs Oppn Ground Date
1 1 252 Srl Lanka Col-RPS 07.07.98
2 1 258 Kenya Paarl 24.10.01
3 2 244 Namibia PMburg 23.02.03

Bangladesh lost its first three wickets without a run on the board in its second innings in the just concluded test against Zimbabwe at Mirpur to provide the fifth occasion of a team losing its first  three wickets without a run on the board in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 3 0 3 Aus Eng Brisbane 01 Dec 1950
2 3 0 3 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952
3 3 0 1 Zim Srl Harare 26 Nov 1999
4 3 0 1 Pak Ind Karachi 29 Jan 2006
5 3 0 4 Ban Zim Dhaka 25 Oct 2014

Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman and Moinul Haque scored ducks in the Bangladesh’s second innings in the just concluded test against Zimbabwe at Mirpur to provide just the third occasion of first three or four batsmen scoring ducks in a test inning in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are listed below

No Batsmen Score Pos Team Oppn Inns Ground Mon Year
1 AC Bannerman 0 1            
2 PC McDonnell 0 2            
3 GHS Trott 0 3 Aus Eng SI Manchester Aug 1888
                   
1 P Roy 0 1            
2 DK Gaekwad 0 2            
3 MK Mantri 0 3 Ind Eng SI Leeds Jun 1952
                   
1 Tamim Iqbal 0 1            
2 Shamsur Rahman 0 2            
3 Moinul Haque 0 3 Ban Zim SI Mirpur Oct 2014

Note – In Australia’s second innings against  England at Manchester in Aug 1888, the batsmen who batted at number four {GJ Bonner} scored a duck providing the first four batsmen scoring a duck in a test innings

Pakistan lost the one day game by one run to became the fourth team in the annals of one day game to be dismissed all out on the last ball of the match while batting second to lose by one run in the annals of one day games. The other two occasions are – West Indies losing against Pakistan at Sharjah on 21.10.91 and South Africa losing against India at Jaipur on 21.02.10. Pakistan was all out for 230 batting second the third one day game at Abu Dhabi against Australia on 12.10.14. All the four occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Inns Result Margin Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Aus 193 50.0 2 Lost 1 run NZl Hobart 18 Oct 1990
1 Win 235 50.0 2 Lost 1 run Pak Sharjah 21 Oct 1991
2 RSA 297 50.0 2 Lost 1 run Ind Jaipur 21 Feb 2010
3 Pak 230 50.0 2 Lost 1 run Aus Abu Dhabi 12 Oct 2014

A rare occurrence and first ever such occurrence – Debutant Rival wicket keepers find their first victims in Rival captains

MDGK Perera’s first victim was Indian captain V Kohli. He was caught at the wicket of the bowling of AD Mathews for 18 in India’s first innings. MDGK Perera was making his test debut for Sri Lanka

NV Ojha’s first victim was Sri Lanka’ captain AD Mathews. He was caught at the wicket of the bowling of I Sharma for 1. NV Ojha was making his test debut for India

It also provides the first such occurrence in the annals of test cricket

Indian batsmen were involved in yet another rare record which was first of its kind in the annals of test cricket at Col-SSC

A Mishra scored 59 in India’s first innings against Sri Lanka in the third test at Col-SSC while batting at number nine. In India’s second innings R Ashwin scored 58 while batting at number nine. This is the first occasion in the annals of test cricket that two different batsmen from the same team scoring fifties while batting at number nine in its first and second innings

BA Stokes was dismissed “obstructing the field” in the second one day game between England and Australia at Lord’s on 05.09.15 to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman dismissed “obstructing the field” in the annals of one day games. The following table lists all such occasions.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Rameez Raja 99 2 Pak Eng Karachi 20 Nov 1987
2 M Amarnath 28 1 Ind Srl Ahmedabad 22 Oct 1989
3 Inzamam-ul-Haq 16 2 Pak Ind Peshawar 06 Feb 2006
4 Mohd Hafeez 0 2 Pak SAF Durban 21 Mar 2013
5 Anwar Ali 7 1 Pak SAF Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2013
6 BA Stokes 10 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 05 Sep 2015
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