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  • Only T20: West Indies vs India

    - This game was the 200th T20 International. It was also the 29th game for India and 30th game for West India. India has won 16 games, lost 11 games, tied one game and one game ended in a no result game. West Indies has won 12 games, lost 16 games and tied two games.

     

    - West Indies and India have played three T20 games of which West Indies has won two games. India's win in this game provide its first win in a T20 game against West Indies.

     

    - SK Raina was leading India for the third occasion. The other two occasions were - vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 12.06.10 and vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 13.06.10.

     

    - DJG Sammy was leading West Indies for the second occasion; the first was against Pakistan at Gros Islet on 21.04.11.

     

    - India capped S Badrinath, PA Patel and S Dhawan for this game. They became the 35th, 36th and 37th cricketers to represent India in T20Is. This is the first occasions of Indian cricketers taking making debut against West Indies in T20Is. This also provide the 24th

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  • England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test – Cardiff

    First Test: England vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff in May 2011 : England won by an innings and 14 runs

    Sri Lanka was playing its 199th test when they met England at Cardiff in the first test of this series. SL has won 61 tests, lost 71 tests and 67 tests were drawn

    TM Dilshan with his 50 in the first innings of this test became the second Sri Lankan captain to score fifty plus on first captaincy assignment.  DS de Silva is the other Sri Lankan captain to perform such a feat. He had made 7 and 52 against New Zealand at Christchurch in May 1983.

    N Paranavitana {63} and TM Dilshan {50} scored fifties in the first innings of this test to provide the 18th occasion of Sri Lankan openers scoring fifties against various oppositions and second such occasion against England. The first such occasion was witnessed at Col-SSC in 1992-93 when RS Mahanama {64} and UC Hathurasinghe {59} scored fifties

    N Paranavitana {66}, TM Dilshan {50}, TT Samaraweera {58} and HAPW Jayawardene {112} scored fifties in the

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  • IPL 2011 Finals: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

    - Chennai won this game by 58 runs providing the seventh occasion of a team winning the game by 50 plus runs margin in IPL 2011.  The other six occasions are -  Mohali winning by 111 runs vs Bangalore at Dharamsala on 17.05.11, Bangalore winning by 85 runs vs Mohali at Bangalore on 06.05.11, Hyderabad winning by 82 runs vs Mohali at Dharamsala on 21.05.11, Mohali winning by 76 runs vs Mumbai at Mohali on 10.05.11, Chennai winning by 63 runs vs Jaipur at Jaipur on 09.05.11 and Hyderabad winning by 55 runs vs Kochi at Kochi on 27.04.11.

     

    - Chennai became the third team to carve a 50 plus runs margin win in IPL 2011. Others are - Mohali and Hyderabad.

     

    - Chennai's win by 58 runs in this game provide the 22nd occasion of a team winning a game by 50 plus runs margin in IPL. This win was Chennai's fifth win by 50 plus runs margin in IPL. Chennai now holds the record for most win by 50 plus runs margin in IPL. The previous record was four wins and was held by Mumbai.

     

    - MEK Hussey and M

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  • IPL Second Qualifying Final: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

    - MA Agarwal and CH Gayle added 113 for the first wicket in this game providing the   57th occasion of a century stand in IPL. This stand represent the 20th occasion of a three figure stand for the first wicket in IPL.

     

    - This stand represents the fourth three figure stand in IPL by Bangalore batsmen and also the eighth three figure stand against Mumbai in IPL.

     

    - CH Gayle scored 89 in this game providing the 93rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011. His knock represents the 13th occasion of a Bangalore batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    - CH Gayle's 89 in this game represent his fifth fifty in IPL 2011.  He became the second batsman in IPL 2011 to score five fifties after S Badrinath of Chennai.

     

    - CH Gayle became the first batsman in IPL 2011 to aggregate 600 runs. His run aggregate at the end of this game read 608.

     

    - CH Gayle became the third batsman to score 600 plus runs in an edition of IPL. Others are SR Tendulkar - 618 in 2010 and SE Marsh - 616 in 2008.

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  • West Indies vs Pakistan – Second Test

    West Indies capped KC Brathwhite for this test. He became the 290th cricketer to appear for West Indies in tests. He also became the 21st West Indian cricketer to make his debut vs Pakistan.

     

     

    Pakistan won the toss in this game, batted first and won the test providing the 16th occasion of Pakistan winning the toss and batting first. Its win in this test provides its fifth win when it had won the toss and batted first.

     

     

    Azhar Ali {67}, Umar Akmal {56} and Tanvir Ahmed {57} scored half centuries in the first innings of this test providing the 93rd, 94th and 95th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring half centuries against West Indies.

     

     

    Azhar Ali {67}, Umar Akmal {56} and Tanvir Ahmed {57} scored half centuries in the first innings of this test providing the 131st, 132nd and 133rd occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring fifties against West Indies.

     

     

    Tanvir Ahmed scored 57 while batting at number nine in the first innings of this test to provide the 20th occasion of a Pakistan

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  • IPL playoff: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

    IPL 2011: Match No 72: Eliminator
    Final: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Mum-WS on 25.05.11: Mumbai
    Indians won by four wickets

     

    Mumbai won this game by four
    wickets with four balls to spare providing the ninth occasion of a team winning
    a game with exact four balls to spare in IPL and this win also provides the
    third such occasion in IPL 2011. The other two occasions are - Delhi
    winning the game by three wickets against Pune at Mumbai on 17.04.11, Hyderabad winning the game
    by six wickets against Pune at Mumbai on 16.05.11

     

    This game was SR Tendulkar's 50th
    game in IPL. He became the 23rd cricketer to play 50 plus games in
    IPL.

     

    SR Tendulkar became the fourth
    captain to play 50 plus games in IPL. Others are - MS Dhoni {58}, SK Warne {55}
    and AC Gilchrist {54}.

     

    SR Tendulkar became the third
    captain to win 30 plus games in IPL. The win in this game was the 30th
    win for him. Others are - MS Dhoni {35} and SK Warne {30}

     

    RG Sharma became the fourth
    cricketer to play 60

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  • IPL First Qualifying Final: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

    - Chennai won this game by six wickets with two balls to spare providing the 12th occasion of a team winning the game with single digit balls to spare and the first occasion of a win by two balls to spare in IPL 2011. Chennai's win by six wickets with two balls to spare provide the sixth occasion of a team winning the game with two balls to spare in IPL.

     

    - V Kohli's 70 not out in this game provide the 89th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011. His knock represents the 12th occasion of a Bangalore batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    - V Kohli's 70 not out in this game represent his fourth fifty in IPL 2011 and he became the sixth batsman to score four or more fifties in IPL 2011. Others are - S Badrinath {05}, CH Gayle {04}, JH Kallis {04}, SE Marsh {04} and AT Rayudu {04}.

     

    - V Kohli's run aggregate at the end of this game read 514 in IPL 2011. He became the third batsman to score 500 plus runs in IPL 2011. Others are - CH Gayle {519} and SE Marsh {504}.

     

    - V

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  • IPL Match No 70 : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai won this game on the last ball of the match providing the eighth occasion of a team winning a game on the last ball of the match in IPL. The other seven occasions are - Chennai won by four wickets vs Delhi at Delhi on 08.05.08, Jaipur won by five wickets vs Mumbai at Jaipur on 26.05.08, Jaipur won by three wickets vs Chennai at Mumbai on 01.06.08, Mohali won by six wickets vs Kolkata at Port Elizabeth on 03.05.09, Hyderabad won by six wickets vs Kolkata at Jo'burg on 16.05.09, Kolkata won by seven wickets vs Chennai at Centurion on 18.05.09 and Mumbai won by seven wickets vs Pune at Mumbai on 20.04.11.

     

     

    Jaipur and Mumbai are the two teams to win an IPL game on the last ball of the match, while Kolkata is the only team to lose an IPL game on the last ball of the match on three occasions.

     

     

    JH Kallis's 59 in this game represent his 21st fifty in T20 games. His knock also represents his 14th fifty in IPL and his fourth fifty in IPL 2011. He became the fifth batsman to score

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  • Match No 69: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

    Chennai became the second team to play 60 IPL games after Hyderabad. Chennai and Hyderabad have played most IPL games.

     

     

    This game is the 60th IPL game for SK Raina and S Badrinath. Other cricketer to play 60 IPL games is AC Gilchrist. Thus AC Gilchrist, SK Raina and S Badrinath are the most capped cricketers in IPL.

     

     

    Zaheer Khan bowled a maiden over in this game - his third over and fifth over of the game which was a wicket maiden. It was his first maiden over in IPL career.

     

     

    Zaheer Khan became the second Bangalore bowler to bowl a maiden over in IPL 2011 after DP Nannes. DP Nannes had bowled a maiden over against Mumbai at Bangalore on 12.04.11. IPL 2011 has witnessed 34 maiden overs.bowled by bowlers in this game.

     

     

    Zaheer Khan captured two wickets in this game to take his tally of wickets to 11. He became the second Bangalore bowler to capture ten or more wickets in IPL 2011. S Aravind has taken 15 wickets.

     

     

    MS Dhoni scored 70 not out in this game to provide the

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  • IPL Match 68: Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors

    IPL 2011 : Match No 68 : Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors
    at Delhi on 21.05.11 : No result due to interference of rain.

     

    This is the first No result game
    in all the four editions of IPL.  There
    were three abandoned games without toss in IPL.

     

    Delhi after winning the toss were 56 for 3 in
    10.1 overs when rain interrupted play at 8.48 PM. The game was abandoned at
    10.32 PM when rain did not relent. 

     

    DA Warner took his boundary
    aggregate to 296 in T20 games with his lone boundary in this game. His two
    sixes in this game fetched him a total of 114 boundary sixes in T20 games.

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