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  • Pattinson’s Five-Star Debut

    Australian pacer James Pattison
    took 5-27 on Test debut in Brisbane against New Zealand, making it
    the sixth occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets on debut
    conceding less than thirty runs.


    The six occasions:


    No

    Player

    O

    M

    R

    W

    Inns

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    CTB Turner

    18.0

    11

    15

    6

    1

    Aus

    Eng

    Sydney

    Jan 1887

    2

    VD Philander

    7.0

    3

    15

    5

    3

    SAF

    Aus

    Cape Town

    Nov 2011

    3

    CIJ Smith

    8.0

    4

    16

    5

    3

    Eng

    Win

    Bridgetown

    Jan 1935

    4

    CA Smith

    13.2

    6

    19

    5

    1

    Eng

    SAF

    P Elizabeth

    Mar 1889

    5

    R Pollard

    27.0

    16

    24

    5

    2

    Eng

    Ind

    Manchester

    Jul 1946

    6

    JL Pattinson

    11.0

    5

    27

    5

    3

    Aus

    Nzl

    Brisbane

    Dec 2011

    7

    PH Edmonds

    20.0

    7

    28

    5

    2

    Eng

    Aus

    Leeds

    Aug 1975


    Pattsion's 5-27 provided the 146th occasion of a bowler capturing
    five or more wickets on Test debut.


    He is the 34th Australian bowler to
    perform such a feat and the fourth

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  • Rampaul’s Record and Last-Wicket Fightbacks


    Ravi Rampaul with his 86 not out in the second ODI
    against India in Vizag rewrote the record books. This was the highest score by
    a batsman playing at No. 10.


    The previous best was 73 not out by Pakistan's Mohammad
    Aamir against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi in 2009.


    Rampaul's was just the fifth fifty scored at No.
    10. The full list:



    No

    Player

    Runs

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Start Date

    1

    R Rampaul

    86*

    Win

    Ind

    Vizag

    02 Dec 2011

    2

    M Amir

    73*

    Pak

    NZl

    Abu Dhabi

    09 Nov 2009

    3

    DA Marillier

    56*

    Zim

    Ind

    Faridabad

    07 Mar 2002

    4

    SL Malinga

    56

    Srl

    Aus

    Melbourne

    03 Nov 2010

    5

    IK Pathan

    50

    Ind

    NZl

    Bulawayo

    26 Aug 2005



    Last-wicket
    Heroics


    Rampaul and Kemar Roach added 99 unbeaten runs for
    the 10th wicket. It's the third highest last-wicket stand in ODIs.


    It was also the highest last-wicket stand against
    India, beating a record created in 1983.


    The three fifty-plus stands against India:


    No

    Partners

    Wkt

    Runs

    Team

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  • Run out in the nineties

    Daniel Vettori
    was run out for 96 in the first Test between Australia and New
    Zealand in Brisbane

    providing the 40th such instance.


    Vettori
    is the fourth New Zealand
    batsman to dismissed in a such a manner. The whole list:


    No

    Player

    Runs

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    JEF Beck

    99

    SAF

    Cape Town

    Jan 1954

    2

    DN Patel

    99

    Eng

    Christchurch

    Jan 1992

    3

    NJ Astle

    93

    Win

    Wellington

    Dec 1999

    4

    DL Vettori

    96

    Aus

    Brisbane

    Dec 2011



    Vettori is the seventh batsman to suffer this fate against Australia. The whole list:


    No

    Player

    Runs

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    TW Hayward

    90

    Eng

    Aus

    Adelaide

    Jan 1902

    2

    Abdul Kadir

    95

    Pak

    Aus

    Karachi

    Oct 1964

    3

    GA Gooch

    99

    Eng

    Aus

    Melbourne

    Feb 1980

    4

    MA Atherton

    99

    Eng

    Aus

    Lord's

    Jun 1993

    5

    JH Kallis

    99

    SAF

    Aus

    Melbourne

    Dec 2001

    6

    ND McKenzie

    99

    SAF

    Aus

    Cape Town

    Mar 2002

    7

    DL Vettori

    96

    NZl

    Aus

    Brisbane

    Dec

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  • When Ojha and Ashwin spun Windies out


    PP Ojha {6
    for 34} and R Ashwin {4 for 37} shared the ten wickets equally in the West
    Indian second innings at Mumbai in the final Test of the just concluded
    India-West Indies series. Their feat provides 19th
    occasion of two Indian bowlers sharing the wickets in a Test innings. The feat
    also provides the sixth such occasion against West Indies. 


    Wankhede
    Stadium, Mumbai has witnessed three such occasions - vs. England in Dec 1981, Vs West Indies in Dec 1981
    and vs. West Indies in Nov 2011. All the
    nineteen occasions are listed below.


    No

    Player

    Wkts

    Runs

    Inns

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    L Amarnath

    5

    096

    1

    Eng

    Manchester

    Jul 1946

     

    MH Mankad

    5

    101

    1

    Eng

    Manchester

    Jul 1946

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2

    SP Gupte

    5

    180

    2

    Win

    Kingston

    Nov 1953

     

    MH Mankad

    5

    228

    2

    Win

    Kingston

    Nov 1953

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3

    VB Ranjane

    1

    055

    1

    Win

    Kanpur

    Dec 1958

     

    SP Gupte

    9

    102

    1

    Win

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  • India’s Top Bowling Debutants


    Ravichandran
    Ashwin's 22 wicket in his debut series was a pleasing achievement.


    It
    is the most number of wickets an Indian bowler has taken in a three-Test
    series.


    For
    most wickets in a series with more number of matches, the following bowlers
    hold the record:



    No

    Player

    Team

    Oppn

    Debut

    In

    Mat

    Wkts

    Best

    5w

    10w

    Ave

    1

    T Alderman

    Aus

    Eng

    1981

    Eng

    6

    42

    6-135

    4

    0

    21.26

    2

    R Hogg

    Aus

    Eng

    1978-79

    Aus

    6

    41

    6-74

    5

    2

    12.85

    3

    A Mailey

    Aus

    Eng

    1920-21

    Aus

    5

    36

    9-121

    4

    2

    26.28

    4

    C Croft

    WI

    Pak

    1976-77

    WI

    5

    33

    8-29

    1

    0

    20.48

    5

    A Valentine

    WI

    Eng

    1950

    Eng

    4

    33

    8-104

    2

    2

    20.42


    Dilip
    Doshi holds the Indian record for most wickets in his debut series, but he played six
    Tests for his 27 wickets.


    Here's
    the list of debutants with 20 or more wickets for India.


    Note that all the
    others ended with more than a hundred Test wickets.


    No

    Player

    Oppn

    Debut

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  • Ashwin’s Rare All-round Act


    Ravichandran Aswhin has given India's fans reasons
    to rejoice after his stupendous all-round act in the
    Mumbai Test


    The off-spinner took 5-156 and 4-34, and also
    scored 103 batting at No. 8. He is just the fifth cricketer in Test history to
    score a hundred and take nine wickets in a game.


    The others:

     

    No

    Player

    Team

    Oppn

    Runs

    Wkts

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    IT Botham

    Eng

    Ind

    114

    13-106

    Mumbai

    Feb 1980

    2

    Imran Khan

    Eng

    Ind

    117

    11-180

    Faisalabad

    Jan 1983

    3

    JH Sinclair

    SAF

    Eng

    106

    9-89

    Cape Town

    Apr 1899

    4

    R Benaud

    Aus

    SAF

    100

    9-154

    Johannesburg

    Feb 1958


    Rare All-round Act


    Ashwin's
    performance would whet the appetite of those who've been waiting for the
    arrival of a genuine Indian all-rounder.


    His
    rare act of a hundred and a fiver in a Test has been done only by 19 other
    cricketers.


    The
    last time it happened in India was in 1980, interestingly at the same venue, by
    Ian Botham.


    The 27 occasions of a hundred

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  • Tendulkar: Misses One Record, Gets Others


     


    Scoring runs against the West Indies was a big
    deal a couple of decades ago. Their army of vicious pace bowlers made the team
    phenomenally successful in the 1970s and 1980s.


    It was then that Sunil Gavaskar made most of his 2,749
    runs against them, the most anyone has made against the Caribbean side.


    Sachin Tendulkar, during the course of his 94 in
    the Mumbai Test, completed 1500 Test runs against the West Indies, become the
    19th batsman and the fifth Indian to do so.


    Among current players, Jacques Kallis with 2356
    runs is the leader.


    The
    five Indians:


    No

    Player

    Team

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    100

    50

    0

    1

    SM Gavaskar

    Ind

    27

    48

    6

    2749

    236*

    65.45

    13

    7

    5

    2

    R Dravid

    Ind

    23

    37

    7

    1945

    146

    64.83

    5

    13

    0

    3

    VVS Laxman

    Ind

    22

    35

    6

    1684

    176*

    58.06

    4

    11

    3

    4

    DB Vengsarkar

    Ind

    25

    40

    4

    1596

    159

    44.33

    6

    7

    5

    5

    SR Tendulkar

    Ind

    19

    29

    2

    1543

    179

    57.14

    3

    9

    3


    West

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  • Ashwin’s unique feat

    Ravichandran Ashwin's 5 for 156 and 103 in the second Test at Mumbai
    against West Indies provide the 27th occasion an all-round
    performance - batsman scoring a hundred and capturing five or more wickets in
    the same Test. All the 27 such occasions are listed below:


    No

    Player

    Bat

    Bowl

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    JH Sinclair

    106

    6/026

    SAF

    Eng

    Cape Town

    Apr 1899

    2

    GA Faulkner

    123

    5/120

    SAF

    Eng

    Johannesburg

    Jan 1910

    3

    C Kelleway

    114

    5/033

    Aus

    SAF

    Manchester

    May 1912

    4

    JM Gregory

    100

    7/069

    Aus

    Eng

    Melbourne

    Dec 1920

    5

    MH Mankad

    184

    5/196

    Ind

    Eng

    Lord's

    Jun 1952

    6

    DS Atkinson

    219

    5/056

    Win

    Aus

    Bridgetown

    May 1955

    7

    KR Miller

    109

    6/107

    Aus

    Win

    Kingston

    Jun 1955

    8

    R Benaud

    100

    5/084

    Aus

    SAF

    Johannesburg

    Feb 1958

    9

    OG Smith

    100

    5/090

    Win

    Ind

    Delhi

    Feb 1959

    10

    PR Umrigar

    172*

    5/107

    Ind

    Win

    Port of Spain

    Apr 1962

    11

    GS

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  • Dravid: Consistency and Longevity

     

    Rahul Dravid completed 13,000 Test runs by
    reaching 21 during his innings of 82 against West Indies in the
    Mumbai Test
    .

     

    He's just the second batsman in Test history to do
    this. Sachin Tendulkar, with 15,180, is the other.

     

    Dravid's opposition-wise break-up:

     

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    C

    HC

    Z

    4s

    6s

    Australia

    29

    54

    6

    1972

    233

    41.08

    2

    12

    4

    244

    4

    Bangladesh

    7

    10

    2

    560

    160

    70.00

    3

    1

    1

    76

    2

    England

    21

    37

    5

    1950

    217

    60.93

    7

    8

    1

    253

    0

    New Zealand

    15

    28

    2

    1659

    222

    63.80

    6

    6

    1

    223

    2

    Pakistan

    15

    26

    3

    1236

    270

    53.73

    5

    3

    1

    162

    3

    South Africa

    21

    40

    3

    1252

    148

    33.83

    2

    5

    0

    164

    0

    Sri Lanka

    20

    32

    1

    1508

    177

    48.64

    3

    9

    0

    176

    4

    West Indies

    23

    37

    7

    1945

    146

    64.83

    5

    13

    0

    204

    5

    Zimbabwe

    9

    13

    3

    979

    200*

    97.90

    3

    5

    0

    126

    1

    Total

    160

    277

    32

    13061

    270

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  • Top-Order Run Plundering & Dhoni’s Fifth ‘Fiver’

     

    Wednesday saw just the fifth time in Test cricket,
    the first six batsmen of a team passing the fifty-run mark in a single innings.

     

    In the Mumbai Test, West Indies openers Adrian Barath
    {62} and Kraigg Brathwhite {68}, No. 3 Kirk Edwards {86}, No. 4 Darren Bravo
    {166}, No. 5 Kieran Powell {81} No. 6 and Marlon Samuels {61) passed the mark.

     

    The other instances:

     

     

    No

    Team

    Inns

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    50+

    Cen

    HC

    1

    Eng

    1

    Win

    Kingston

    Apr 1930

    6

    2

    4

    2

    Pak

    2

    Ind

    Lahore

    Dec 1989

    6

    3

    3

    3

    Ind

    2

    Aus

    Kolkata

    Mar 1998

    6

    1

    5

    4

    Pak

    3

    Ind

    Karachi

    Jan 2006

    7

    1

    6

    5

    Win

    1

    Ind

    Mum-WS

    Nov 2011

    6

    1

    5

     

     

    Note that India have been at the receiving end of
    this achievement three times out of five. Interestingly, among the first four
    instances, only the Kolkata Test produced a result, in India's favour.

     

    The Karachi Test in January 2006 saw the only
    instance of the first seven batsmen passing

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