SPD Smith joins the list of cricketers who have pouched 50 plus catches in the Indian Premier League

SPD Smith joins the list of cricketers who have pouched 50 plus catches in the Indian Premier League

SPD Smith pouched two catches in the match between Delhi and Kolkata at Ahmedabad on 29.04.21 which fetched him 50 catches in the tournament. He became the 15th cricketer to pouch 50 plus catches in the history of Indian Premier League. The following table lists all the fifteen cricketers.

NoPlayerSpanMatInnsCt
1SK Raina2008-2021199198104
2KA Pollard2010-202117017092
3RG Sharma2008-202120620689
4AB de Villiers2008-202117512283
5S Dhawan2008-202118318381
6V Kohli2008-202119819678
7DJ Bravo2008-202114414376
8RA Jadeja2008-202119018976
9MK Pandey2008-202115015073
10DA Warner2009-202114814768
11F du Plessis2012-2021908958
12AM Rahane2008-202115115158
13SA Yadav2012-202110710754
14DA Miller2012-2021858551
15SPD Smith2012-202110010050

SPD Smith became the seventh overseas cricketer to pouch 50 plus catches in the history of Indian Premier League. The following table lists all the seven cricketers.

NoPlayerSpanMatInnsCt
1KA Pollard2010-202117017092
2AB de Villiers2008-202117512283
3DJ Bravo2008-202114414376
4DA Warner2009-202114814768
5F du Plessis2012-2021908958
6DA Miller2012-2021858551
7SPD Smith2012-202110010050
Both the openers scoring centuries in an innings in the annals of test cricket

Both the openers scoring centuries in an innings in the annals of test cricket

Sri Lankan openers FDM Karunaratne {118} and HDRL Thiruamanne {131 not out} scored centuries on the first day of Palekkele Test against Bangladesh to provide the 77th occasion of both the openers scoring centuries in the same innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1England1v AustraliaThe Oval14 Aug 1899
2England2v AustraliaMelbourne09 Feb 1912
3England2v South AfricaLord’s28 Jun 1924
4England2v AustraliaMelbourne01 Jan 1925
5England3v AustraliaThe Oval14 Aug 1926
6New Zealand1v EnglandWellington24 Jan 1930
7South Africa1v EnglandCape Town01 Jan 1931
8South Africa2v New ZealandChristchurch27 Feb 1932
9Australia1v South AfricaCape Town01 Jan 1936
10India3v EnglandManchester25 Jul 1936
11England1v AustraliaNottingham10 Jun 1938
12West Indies2v EnglandPort of Spain11 Feb 1948
13England1v South AfricaJohannesburg27 Dec 1948
14West Indies1v IndiaChennai27 Jan 1949
15Australia1v South AfricaJohannesburg10 Feb 1950
16Australia2v West IndiesPort of Spain11 Apr 1955
17India1v New ZealandChennai06 Jan 1956
18England3v South AfricaThe Oval18 Aug 1960
19Australia1v EnglandManchester23 Jul 1964
20Australia1v West IndiesBridgetown05 May 1965
21Australia2v EnglandAdelaide28 Jan 1966
22Australia2v IndiaMelbourne30 Dec 1967
23New Zealand2v West IndiesGeorgetown06 Apr 1972
24West Indies1v EnglandLeeds22 Jul 1976
25West Indies2v IndiaSt John’s28 Apr 1983
26England3v New ZealandThe Oval14 Jul 1983
27West Indies4v AustraliaGeorgetown02 Mar 1984
28India1v AustraliaSydney02 Jan 1986
29Australia1v EnglandNottingham10 Aug 1989
30West Indies2v EnglandSt John’s12 Apr 1990
31England1v IndiaManchester09 Aug 1990
32Australia1v EnglandLord’s17 Jun 1993
33Australia4v EnglandSydney01 Jan 1995
34South Africa1v IndiaKolkata27 Nov 1996
35Pakistan2v West IndiesKarachi06 Dec 1997
36West Indies1v New ZealandHamilton16 Dec 1999
37Sri Lanka1v PakistanKandy28 Jun 2000
38New Zealand2v PakistanHamilton27 Mar 2001
39Pakistan2v BangladeshMultan29 Aug 2001
40South Africa1v ZimbabweHarare07 Sep 2001
41Australia1v New ZealandBrisbane08 Nov 2001
42Australia1v South AfricaSydney02 Jan 2002
43Australia1v EnglandMelbourne26 Dec 2002
44South Africa1v PakistanCape Town02 Jan 2003
45Australia3v West IndiesSt John’s09 May 2003
46South Africa1v EnglandBirmingham24 Jul 2003
47New Zealand1v IndiaMohali16 Oct 2003
48South Africa1v West IndiesCenturion16 Jan 2004
49Sri Lanka2v ZimbabweHarare06 May 2004
50Australia1v Sri LankaCairns09 Jul 2004
51England3v South AfricaDurban26 Dec 2004
52South Africa2v West IndiesBridgetown21 Apr 2005
53South Africa1v West IndiesSt John’s29 Apr 2005
54Australia2v EnglandThe Oval08 Sep 2005
55Australia2v West IndiesHobart17 Nov 2005
56India2v PakistanLahore13 Jan 2006
57India1v BangladeshDhaka25 May 2007
58South Africa1v BangladeshChattogram29 Feb 2008
59Australia3v West IndiesBridgetown12 Jun 2008
60South Africa3v EnglandLord’s10 Jul 2008
61Australia1v South AfricaDurban06 Mar 2009
62India1v Sri LankaKanpur24 Nov 2009
63England3v AustraliaBrisbane25 Nov 2010
64West Indies2v New ZealandNorth Sound25 Jul 2012
65England3v New ZealandDunedin06 Mar 2013
66India2v AustraliaMohali14 Mar 2013
67Bangladesh1v ZimbabweChattogram12 Nov 2014
68Bangladesh3v PakistanKhulna28 Apr 2015
69India1v BangladeshFatullah10 Jun 2015
70Australia3v New ZealandBrisbane05 Nov 2015
71Australia1v PakistanSydney03 Jan 2017
72South Africa1v BangladeshBloemfontein06 Oct 2017
73India1v AfghanistanBengaluru14 Jun 2018
74New Zealand2v BangladeshHamilton28 Feb 2019
75India1v South AfricaVisakhapatnam02 Oct 2019
76Pakistan3v Sri LankaKarachi19 Dec 2019
77Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the third occasion of Sri Lankan openers performing such a feat. All the three occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Sri Lanka1v PakistanKandy28 Jun 2000
2Sri Lanka2v ZimbabweHarare06 May 2004
3Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele29 Apr 2021

It also provides the seventh occasion of openers performing such a feat against Bangladesh. All the seven occasions are tabulated below.

NoTeamIOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Pakistan2v BangladeshMultan29 Aug 2001
2India1v BangladeshDhaka25 May 2007
3South Africa1v BangladeshChattogram29 Feb 2008
4India1v BangladeshFatullah10 Jun 2015
5South Africa1v BangladeshBloemfontein06 Oct 2017
6New Zealand2v BangladeshHamilton28 Feb 2019
7Sri Lanka1v BangladeshPalekkele 29 Apr 2021
DA Warner becomes the first batsman in IPL to score fifty half centuries.

DA Warner becomes the first batsman in IPL to score fifty half centuries.

DA Warner earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman in the history of IPL to score fifty half centuries when he scored 57 representing Sunrisers against Chennai in the ongoing tournament at Delhi on 28.04.21. All his half centuries are tabulated below. DA Warner has represented two teams in the tournament – Delhi and Sunrisers. He has scored ten half centuries representing Delhi and forty half centuries representing Sunrisers.

NoScoreTeamOppositionGroundDate
151 DelhiChennaiJo’burg02 May 2009
257 DelhiDeccanCuttack21 Mar 2010
354 DelhiRajasthanJaipur12 Apr 2011
451 DelhiDeccanDelhi19 Apr 2011
577 DelhiPunjabDelhi23 Apr 2011
679 DelhiPunjabDharamsala19 May 2012
777 DelhiRajasthanDelhi06 Apr 2013
861 DelhiMumbaiMumbai09 Apr 2013
951*DelhiPuneRaipur28 Apr 2013
1066*DelhiKolkataRaipur01 May 2013
1158*SunrisersDelhiDub-DSC25 Apr 2014
1265 SunrisersMumbaiDub-DSC30 Apr 2014
1361 SunrisersBangaloreBangalore04 May 2014
1455*SunrisersMumbaiHyd-RGS12 May 2014
1559 SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS20 May 2014
1690 SunrisersChennaiRanchi22 May 2014
1753 SunrisersChennaiChennai11 Apr 2015
1857 SunrisersBangaloreBangalore13 Apr 2015
1991 SunrisersKolkataVizag22 Apr 2015
2058 SunrisersPunjabMohali27 Apr 2015
2161 SunrisersChennaiHyd-RGS02 May 2015
2281 SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS11 May 2015
2352*SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS15 May 2015
2458 SunrisersBangaloreBangalore12 Apr 2016
2590*SunrisersMumbaiHyd-RGS18 Apr 2016
2674*SunrisersGujaratRajkot21 Apr 2016
2759 SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS23 Apr 2016
2892 SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS30 Apr 2016
2952 SunrisersPunjabMohali15 May 2016
3073 SunrisersDelhiRaipur20 May 2016
3193*SunrisersGujaratDelhi27 May 2016
3269 SunrisersBangaloreBangalore29 May 2016
3376*SunrisersGujaratHyd-RGS09 Apr 2017
3470*SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS17 Apr 2017
3551 SunrisersPunjabMohali28 Apr 2017
3669*SunrisersGujaratKanpur13 May 2017
3785 SunrisersKolkataSharjah24 Mar 2019
3869 SunrisersRajasthanHyd-RGS29 Mar 2019
3970*SunrisersPunjabMohali08 Apr 2019
4051 SunrisersDelhiHyd-RGS14 Apr 2019
4150 SunrisersChennaiHyd-RGS17 Apr 2019
4267 SunrisersKolkataHyd-RGS21 Apr 2019
4357 SunrisersChennaiChennai23 Apr 2019
4481 SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS29 Apr 2019
4560 SunrisersMumbaiSharjah04 Oct 2020
4652 SunrisersPunjabDub-DSC08 Oct 2020
4766 SunrisersDelhiDub-DSC27 Oct 2020
4885*SunrisersMumbaiSharjah03 Nov 2020
4954 SunrisersBangaloreChennai14 Apr 2021
5057SunrisersChennaiDelhi28 Apr 2021

DA Warner has also scored four centuries in the tournament which are listed below. Thus his 57 against Chennai represents his 54th fifty in the tournament.

NoScoreTeamOppositionGroundDate
1107*DelhiKolkataDelhi29 Mar 2010
2109*DelhiDeccanHyd-RGS10 May 2012
3126 SunrisersKolkataHyd-RGS30 Apr 2017
4100*SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS31 Mar 2019

The following table lists the 27 fifty plus scores of DA Warner while leading a team in the Indian Premier League.

NoRunsTeamOppositionVenueDate
153SunrisersChennaiChennai11.04.15
257SunrisersBangaloreBangalore13.04.15
391SunrisersKolkataVizag22.04.15
458SunrisersPunjabMohali27.04.15
561SunrisersChennaiHyd-RGS02.05.15
681SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS11.05.15
752*SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS15.05.15
858SunrisersBangaloreBangalore12.04.16
990*SunrisersMumbaiHyd-RGS18.04.16
1074*SunrisersGujaratRajkot21.04.16
1159SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS23.04.16
1292SunrisersBangaloreHyd-RGS30.04.16
1352SunrisersPunjabMohali15.05.16
1473SunrisersDelhiRaipur20.05.16
1593*SunrisersGujaratDelhi27.05.16
1669SunrisersBangaloreBangalore29.05.16
1776*SunrisersGujaratHyd-RGS09.04.17
1870*SunrisersPunjabHyd-RGS17.04.17
1951SunrisersPunjabMohali28.04.17
20126SunrisersKolkataHyd-RGS30.04.17
2169SunrisersGujaratKanpur13.05.17
2260SunrisersMumbaiSharjah04.10.20
2352SunrisersPunjabDub-DSC08.10.20
2466SunrisersDelhiDub-DSC27.10.20
2585*SunrisersMumbaiSharjah03.11.20
2659SunrisersBangaloreChennai14.04.21
2757SunrisersChennaiDelhi28.04.21
Delhi became the third team in the history of IPL to play 200 plus games in IPL

Delhi became the third team in the history of IPL to play 200 plus games in IPL

Delhi became the third team in the history of IPL to play 200 plus games in  IPL after Mumbai {208} Bangalore {202}. The following table lists the performance of these three teams.

TeamMWLT
Mumbai208120840
Bangalore202941010
Delhi200871070

Kolkata became the third team in the history of IPL to win 100 plus games in IPL after Mumbai {120} and Chennai {110}. The following table lists the performance of these three teams. Kolkata’s 100th  win  was against Punjab at Ahmedabad on 25.04.21

TeamMWLT
Mumbai208120840
Chennai184110720
Kolkata198100940

Delhi lost its game against Bangalore by one run at Ahmedabad on 27.04.21. It provides its 107th loss in IPL. Delhi is one of the three teams to lose 100 plus games in IPL. Others are Punjab {105} and Bangalore {101}. Delhi owns the ambiguous record of losing most games in IPL – 107. The following table lists the performance of these three teams.

TeamMWLT
Delhi200871070
Punjab196871050
Bangalore202941010
AB de Villiers’ Distinctions

AB de Villiers’ Distinctions

AB devilliers achieved two distinctions in the match between Bangalore and Delhi at Ahmedabad on 27.04.21.

He became the  sixth  batsman in the history of IPL to complete 5000 runs and his knock of 75 not out earned him the 25th Man of the Match in IPL. The five SK Raina {5472}, S Dhawan {5462}, RG Sharma {5431}, DA Warner {5390} and AB de  Villiers {5053}. AB de Villiers completed 5000 runs when he was on 22 during his knock of 75 not out and his run aggregate read 5053 at the end of the game.  He also became the second overseas batsman to reach the milestone after DA Warner.

His 75 not out earned him 25th Man of the Match Award and he became the first batsman in the history of IPL to earn 25 Man of the Match Awards. He has won two awards representing Delhi and 23 awards representing Bangalore. All his awards are tabulated below. CH Gayle is another cricketer with 20 plus Man of the Match Awards – 22 to be exact.

NoTeamOppositionGroundDate
1DelhiChennaiKingsmead2008-09
2DelhiRajasthanBloemfontein2008-09
3BangalorePunePune-MCA2012-13
4BangaloreKochiKochi2010-11
5BangaloreDelhiBangalore2011-12
6BangaloreRajasthanJaipur2011-12
7BangaloreDeccanBangalore2011-12
8BangaloreSunrisersBangalore04.05.14
9BangaloreChennaiRanchi18.05.14
10BangaloreMumbaiMumbai10.05.15
11BangaloreRajasthnaPune-MCA20.05.15
12BangaloreSunrisersBangalore12.04.16
13BangaloreRis PunePune-MCA22.04.16
14BangaloreGujaratBangalore14.05.16
15BangaloreGujaratBangalore24.05.16
16BangaloreDelhiBangalore21.04.18
17BangaloreDelhiDelhi12.05.18
18BangaloreSunrisersBengaluru17.05.18
19BangalorePunjabMohali13.04.19
20BangalorePunjabBangalore24.04.19
21BangaloreMumbaiDub-DSC28.09.20
22BangaloreKolkataSharjah12.10.20
23BangaloreRajasthanDub-DSC17.10.20
24BangaloreKolkataChennai18.04.21
25BangaloreDelhiAhmedabad27.04.21
Matches won by one run margin in Indian Premier League

Matches won by one run margin in Indian Premier League

Bangalore won the game by one run margin against Delhi on 27.04.21 in the ongoing IPL to provide the eleventh occasion of team winning an IPL game by one run margin. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoWinner ScoreOpposition ScoreGroundDate
1Punjab 188-09Mumbai 188-10Mumbai21.05.08
2Punjab 134-07Deccan 133-09Jo’burg17.05.09
3Delhi 152-06Rajasthan 151-03Delhi29.04.12
4Mumbai 120-09Pune 119-06Pune03.05.12
5Chennai 150-07Delhi 149-09Chennai09.04.15
6Gujarat 172-06Delhi 171-05Delhi27.04.16
7Bangalore 175-06Punjab 174-04Mohali09.05.16
8Mumbai 129-08Ris Pune 128-06Hyd-RGS21.05.17
9Bangalore 161-07Chennai 160-08Bangalore21.04.19
10Mumbai 149-08Chennai 148-07Hyd-RGS12.05.19
11Bangalore 171-05Delhi 170-04Ahmedabad27.04.21

It also provides the third occasion of Bangalore winning an IPL game by one run margin. All the three wins are listed below

NoWinner ScoreOpposition ScoreGroundDate
1Bangalore 175-06Punjab 174-04Mohali09.05.16
2Bangalore 161-07Chennai 160-08Bangalore21.04.19
3Bangalore 171-05Delhi 170-04Ahmedabad27.04.21

It also provides the third occasion of Delhi losing an IPL game by one run margin. All the three losses are listed below

NoWinner ScoreOppn ScoreGroundDate
1Chennai 150-07Delhi 149-09Chennai09.04.15
2Gujarat 172-06Delhi 171-05Delhi27.04.16
3Bangalore 171-05Delhi 170-04Ahmedabad27.04.21
Captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

Captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

FDM Karunaratne of Sri Lanka scored 244 against Bangladesh in the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 18th occasion of a captain-opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1HL Collins2031AusSAFJohannesburg12 Nov 1921
2L Hutton2052EngWinKingston30 Mar 1954
3RB Simpson3111AusEngManchester23 Jul 1964
4RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
5RB Simpson2252AusEngAdelaide28 Jan 1966
6GT Dowling2391NZlIndChristchurch22 Feb 1968
7WM Lawry2052AusWinMelbourne26 Dec 1968
8SM Gavaskar2051IndWinMumbai01 Dec 1978
9GA Gooch3331EngIndLord’s26 Jul 1990
10MA Taylor334*1AusPakPeshawar15 Oct 1998
11GC Smith2771SAFEngBirmingham24 Jul 2003
12GC Smith2592SAFEngLord’s31 Jul 2003
13MS Atapattu2492SrlZimBulawayo14 May 2004
14GC Smith2321SAFBanChattogram29 Feb 2008
15GC Smith2342SAFPakDubai (DSC)23 Oct 2013
16BB McCullum2022NZlPakSharjah26 Nov 2014
17AN Cook2632EngPakAbu Dhabi13 Oct 2015
18FDM Karunaratne2442SrlBanPallekele21 Apr 2021

GC Smith of South Africa owns the record with four scores of 200 plus runs in a test innings. He is followed by RB Simpson who has scored 200 plus runs on three occasions. The feats of these two batsmen are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1GC Smith2771SAFEngBirmingham24 Jul 2003
2GC Smith2592SAFEngLord’s31 Jul 2003
3GC Smith2321SAFBanChattogram29 Feb 2008
4GC Smith2342SAFPakDubai (DSC)23 Oct 2013
        
1RB Simpson3111AusEngManchester23 Jul 1964
2RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
3RB Simpson2252AusEngAdelaide28 Jan 1966

FDM Karunaratne became the second Sri Lankan captain opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings after MS Atapattu. MS Atapattu had scored 249 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in May 2004.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1MS Atapattu2492SrlZimBulawayo14 May 2004
2FDM Karunaratne2442SrlBanPallekele21 Apr 2021

It is interesting to note that this elite list contains only Indian captain opener SM Gavaskar. SM Gavaskar scored 205 against West Indies at Mumbai in Dec 1978. Yours truly was indeed lucky to witness this innings from Akashavani Commentary booth as a statistician for the commentary team.

SM  Gavaskar was the eighth captain to opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings and also the fourth captain opener to score 200 plus runs in a test innings against West Indies after L Hutton  of England, RB Simpson of Australia and WM Lawry of Australia.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1L Hutton2052EngWinKingston30 Mar 1954
2RB Simpson2011AusWinBridgetown05 May 1965
3WM Lawry2052AusWinMelbourne26 Dec 1968
4SM Gavaskar2051IndWinMumbai01 Dec 1978

It’s indeed a fact that as on date there are eighteen occasions of captain openers scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings and after SM Gavaskar’s 205 at Mumbai  in Dec 1978 against West Indies, no other captain opener has scored 200 plus runs against West Indies. Forty two years and four months have elapsed since then

Sri Lankan opening batsmen scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

Sri Lankan opening batsmen scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings

FDM Karunaratne of Sri Lanka scored 244 against Bangladesh in the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 120th occasion of an opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the eleventh occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman scoring 200 plus runs in an innings. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1DSBP Kuruppu201*1NZlCol-CCC16 Apr 1987
2ST Jayasuriya3402IndCol-RPS02 Aug 1997
3MS Atapattu2231ZimKandy07 Jan 1998
4ST Jayasuriya2132EngThe Oval27 Aug 1998
5MS Atapattu216*2ZimBulawayo18 Nov 1999
6MS Atapattu207*1PakKandy28 Jun 2000
7MS Atapattu201*1EngGalle22 Feb 2001
8MS Atapattu2012BanCol-SSC06 Sep 2001
9MS Atapattu2492ZimBulawayo14 May 2004
10ST Jayasuriya2533PakFaisalabad20 Oct 2004
11FDM Karunaratne2442BanPallekele21 Apr 2021
Both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test

Both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test

Bangladesh {541/7d} and Sri Lanka {648/8d}  posted 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of the just concluded test at Pallekkele to provide the 39th  occasion of both teams posting 500 plus runs in the first and second innings of a test in the annals of the test cricket. All such occasions  are tabulated below.

NoTeam-01Team-02GroundStart Date
1EnglandSouth AfricaLeeds26 Jul 1951
2West IndiesEnglandPort of Spain17 Mar 1954
3West IndiesAustraliaBridgetown14 May 1955
4EnglandAustraliaManchester23 Jul 1964
5West IndiesAustraliaBridgetown05 May 1965
6EnglandPakistanThe Oval22 Aug 1974
7PakistanIndiaFaisalabad24 Oct 1984
8IndiaWest IndiesKolkata26 Dec 1987
9PakistanIndiaLahore01 Dec 1989
10AustraliaWest IndiesSydney02 Jan 1993
11West IndiesEnglandSt John’s16 Apr 1994
12EnglandIndiaNottingham04 Jul 1996
13Sri LankaIndiaCol-RPS02 Aug 1997
14PakistanAustraliaPeshawar15 Oct 1998
15West IndiesIndiaSt John’s10 May 2002
16EnglandIndiaThe Oval05 Sep 2002
17AustraliaIndiaAdelaide12 Dec 2003
18West IndiesSouth AfricaSt John’s29 Apr 2005
19PakistanIndiaFaisalabad21 Jan 2006
20South AfricaNew ZealandCape Town27 Apr 2006
21EnglandPakistanLeeds04 Aug 2006
22AustraliaEnglandAdelaide01 Dec 2006
23IndiaPakistanBengaluru08 Dec 2007
24AustraliaIndiaAdelaide24 Jan 2008
25IndiaSouth AfricaChennai26 Mar 2008
26IndiaAustraliaDelhi29 Oct 2008
27PakistanSri LankaKarachi21 Feb 2009
28West IndiesEnglandBridgetown26 Feb 2009
29West IndiesEnglandPort of Spain06 Mar 2009
30West IndiesSouth AfricaBasseterre18 Jun 2010
31Sri LankaIndiaCol-SSC26 Jul 2010
32BangladeshWest IndiesDhaka13 Nov 2012
33Sri LankaBangladeshGalle8 Mar 2013
34EnglandPakistanAbu Dhabi13 Oct 2015
35AustraliaNew ZealandPerth13 Nov 2015
36South AfricaEnglandCape Town02 Jan 2016
37New ZealandBangladeshWellington12 Jan 2017
38BangladeshSri LankaChattogram31 Jan 2018
39Sri LankaBangladeshPallekele21 Apr 2021
No wickets falling in a day’s play in tests

No wickets falling in a day’s play in tests

Day four of the just concluded first test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh witnessed no wicket falling on the full day’s play in the test. This provides the 25th occasion of a full day’s play witnessing no wicket falling during  any day’s play in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists all  such occasions in the chronological order. The table also show the runs scored and the day of the test. * mark denotes that both the teams batted during day’s play and no wicket falling

NoT-01T-02DayRunsVenueDate
1AusEng3283Melbourne03 Jan 1925
2WinAus4307Bridgetown18 May 1955
3IndNZl1234Chennai06 Jan 1956
4WinPak3357Kingston28 Feb 1958
5WinEng5207Bridgetown11 Jan 1960
6WinEng3210Kingston19 Feb 1960
7WinAus1263Bridgetown05 May 1965
8WinNZl *3218Georgetown08 Apr 1972
9IndWin *4306Kolkata02 Jan 1979
10IndEng2217Chennai14 Jan 1982
11SrlPak5240Col-PSS27 Mar 1986
12IndAus *4235Mumbai18 Oct 1986
13EngAus1301Nottingham10 Aug 1989
14SAFAus3288Johannesburg02 Mar 1997
15SrlInd3283Col-RPS04 Aug 1997
16SrlInd4265Col-RPS05 Aug 1997
17WinAus2340Kingston14 Mar 1999
18IndAus4335Kolkata14 Mar 2001
19BanSAF2280Chi’gong-MAA25 Apr 2003
20SrlSAF2357Col-SSC28 Jul 2006
21BanInd1326Dhaka-SBNS25 May 2007
22BanSAF1405Chi’gong-CDS29 Feb 2008
23NZlSrl4239Wellington18 Dec 2018
24WinEng *3344Bridgetown25 Jan 2019
25SrlBan4283Kandy21 Apr 2021