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  • 3rd ODI – India vs South Africa

    South Africa vs India - Third one day at Cape Town on 18.01.11 : India won by two wickets and lead the five match series by 2-1

    South Africa capped Faf de Plessis for this game. He became the 98th cricketer to represent South Africa in one day games. He is the 22nd South African cricketer to make debut against India in one day games.

    Faf de Plessis scored 60 in this game to become the 85th batsman to score a fifty and 79th batsman to score a half century on debut in one day games. He became the fourth South African batsman to perform the feat. Others are - 66* by SM Pollock vs England at Cape Town on 09.01.96: 51 by GH Bodi vs Zimbabwe at Bulwayo on 22.08.07 and 124 by CA Ingram vs Zimbabwe at Bloemfontien on 15.10.10

    Faf de Plessis scored 60 in this game to become the first South African batsman to score a half century on debut against India. The previous best was 43 by AP Kuiper at Kolkata on 10.11.91

    Faf de Plessis with his 60 in this game became the eleventh batsman to score a

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  • 2nd ODI at Johannesburg: India vs South Africa

    South Africa vs India - First one day game at Durban on 15.01.11 : India won by one run

    SR Tendulkar was playing his 444rd match and is on par with ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka who also has played 444 one day games and share the record for most capped player in one day games.

    SR Tendulkar was playing his 433rd one day innings and holds the record for a batsman to play most one day innings. He wrested the record from ST Jayasuriya who has played 432 innings.

    India won this game by one run providing the 25th occasion of a team winning a one day game by one run in the the history of one day internationals. India's win represent its fourth win by one run margin. The other three are - vs New Zealand at Wellington on 06.03.90 : vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 25.07.93 : vs South Africa at Jaipur on 21.02.10

    South Africa's defeat in this game by one run provides its third defeat by one wicket margin in one day games. The other two are - against Australia at Bloemfontein on 08.04.94 and against

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  • 1st ODI at Melbourne: Australia vs England

    Australia vs England: First one day at Melbourne on 16.01.11: Australia won by six wickets

     

    AJ Strauss scored 63 in this game to provide the 50th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty against Australia in one day games.

     

    AJ Strauss scored 63 in this game to provide the 11th occasion of an England captain-opening batsman scoring a fifty against Australia in one day games.

     

    AJ Strauss scored 63 in this game to provide the 16th occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty against Australia in one day games.

     

    AJ Strauss scored 63 in this game to provide the 94th occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions in one day games.

     

    AJ Strauss {63} and KP Pietersen (78} scored fifties for England in this game which took to number of fifties scored by England batsmen against Australia to 116.

     

    AJ Strauss's 63 in this game represent his seventh fifty against England. He became the second England batsman to score seven or more fifties against

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  • World Cup statistics in a nutshell

    - The following teams have won the World Cups - 1975 - West Indies : 1979 - West Indies : 1983 - India : 1987-88 : Australia : 1991-92 - Pakistan : 1995-96 - Sri Lanka : 1999 - Australia : 2002-03 - Australia : 2006-07 - Australia.

     

    - Australia has won the Cup on four occasions and thrice in a row. They are the present holders of the World Cup.

     

    - Australia is the only team to win 50 plus games in the World Cup. It has played 69 games out of which it has 51 games, lost 17 games and tied one.

     

    - India's 413 for 5 against Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.03.07 is the highest total registered in the World Cup. Apart from this, there are two more occasions of team posting a total in excess of 375 runs - 398 for 5 by Sri Lanka vs Kenya at Kandy on 06.03.96 and 377 for 6 by Australia vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24.03.07.

     

    - Canada's 36 against Sri Lanka at Paarl on 19.02.03 is the lowest total in a completed innings in the World Cup. Apart from this there are two occasions of teams

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  • Second T20 at Melbourne: Australia vs England

    - CL White was dismissed without scoring in this game providing the 24th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in the history of T20I. He became the second Australian captain to suffer the ignominy and his duck provide the third occasion of an Australian captain scoring zero in a T20I. RT Ponting was the other captain to collect two ducks - vs England at Southampton on 13.06.05 and vs West Indies at The Oval on 06.06.09.

     

    - CL White became the second Australian captain to score duck against England, after RT Ponting who had collected a duck at Southampton on 13.06.05.

     

    - CL White became the fourth captain to collect a duck against England in T20I. Others are - RT Ponting of Australia at Southampton on 13.06.05: DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka at Southampton on 15.06.05 and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan at Bridgetown on 06.05.10.

     

    - CL White's duck provide the 311th occasion of a batsman scoring duck in the history of T20I games. His duck provide the 25th occasion of an Australian batsman

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  • First T20 at Adelaide – Australia vs England

    - Australia was led by CL White in this game providing the 53rd occasion of a captain leading a team in T20Is. He became the fifth captain to lead Australia in T20Is. CL White became the 18th captain to lead a team against England in T20Is.

     

    - England won this game on the last ball of the match providing the fourth occasion of a team winning a T20I on the last ball of the match. The other three occasions are - New Zealand won by five wickets against India at Wellington on 27.02.09 : Netherlands won by four wickets against England at Lord's on 05.06.09 and Sri Lanka won by five wickets at Gros Islet on 11.05.10.

     

    - However England's win in this game provide a team winning a game on the last ball of the match by least number of wickets margin.

     

    - England's victory by one wicket in this game represents not only the first win by a margin of one wicket but also represents the first win by a margin of one wicket on the last ball of the match in the history of T20 Internationals.

     

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  • 1st ODI in Durban – South Africa vs India

    - South African innings contained three fifties - HM Amla {50} : AB de Villiers {76} and JP Duminy {73} - providing the fifth occasion of three or more South African batsman scoring fifties in an innings against India. The other four occasions are witnessed at -  New Delhi on 14.11.91 - KC Wessels {90} : PN Kirsten {86} and AP Kuiper {63} : at Bloemfontein on 23.01.97 - G Kirsten {73} : DJ Cullinan {51} and JN Rhodes {57} : at Nagpur on 19.03.00 - HH Gibbs {74} : MV Boucher {68} and L Kluesner {75} and at Ahmedabad on 27.02.10 - LL Bosman {68} : HM Amla {87} : JH Kallis {104*} and AB de Villiers {102*}.

     

    - HM Amla {50} : AB de Villiers {76} and JP Duminy {73} scored fifties in this game which swelled the number of fifties scored by South African batsman against India to 82.

     

    - HM Amla's 50 in this game provide the 35th occasion of South African opening batsman scoring a fifty against India.

     

    - AB de Villiers's 76 in this game provide the fourth occasion of a South African wicket

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  • Hamilton Test: New Zealand vs Pakistan

    New Zealand vs Pakistan - First
    test at Hamilton in Jan 2011: Pakistan won by ten wickets

     

    New Zealand capped RA Young for
    this test. He became the 249th cricketer to represent New Zealand in
    tests. He became the 31st New Zealand cricketer to be baptized against
    Pakistan.  He is the 20th New
    Zealand wicket keeper batsman to represent New Zealand in tests.

     

    New Zealand innings contained
    four fifties - BB McCullum {56}: MJ Guptill {50}: KS Williamson {50} and TG
    Southee {56} - providing the 32nd occasion of four or more New
    Zealand batsman scoring fifties in an innings. It also provides the seventh
    such occasion against Pakistan.

     

    DL Vettori scored a duck in this
    test to provide the 41st occasion of New Zealand captain scoring
    zero in a test innings against various opposition and the ninth such occasion
    against Pakistan.

     

    DL Vettori's duck in this test
    provide the 147th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a duck
    against Pakistan.

     

    DL Vettori's duck in this test
    represents

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  • Sydney Test: Australia vs England

    Australia vs England - Fifth Test at Sydney in Jan 2011:
    Australia won by an innings and 83 runs

     

    Australia was led by MJ Clarke as
    RT Ponting was injured. MJ Clarke became the 43rd captain to lead
    Australia in tests. MJ Clarke became the 39th Australian captain to
    lead against England.

     

    RT Ponting has led Australia
    against England in 19 tests and is on par with DG Bradman. Only AR Border {29}
    has led Australia in more tests against England than DG Bradman and RT Ponting.

     

    Australia capped MA Beer and UT Khwaja  for this test. They became the 418th
    and 419th   cricketers to
    represent Australia in tests. They became the 238th and 239th
    Australian cricketer to make their debut against England.

     

    MJ Johnson scored 53 in this game
    which represents his seventh fifty and sixth half century. His seven fifties
    read thus - 123* vs South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 2009 : 96* vs South Africa
    at Johannesburg in Feb 2009 : 64 vs South Africa at Sydney in Jan 2009 : 63 vs
    England at Lord’s in

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  • Durban T20: South Africa vs India

    South Africa vs India - Only T20I - at Durban
    on 09.01.11: India won by 21 runs

     

    India capped MM Patel for this game. He
    became the 34th cricketer to represent India in T20 games. He is the
    13th Indian cricketer to make T20I debut against South Africa.

     

    RG Sharma became the fifth Indian cricketer
    to appear in 20 or T20I games. Others are – MS Dhoni {26} : G Gambhir {23} :
    Yuvraj Singh {23} and Harbhajan Singh {22}.

     

    In a rare statistical coincidence, both rival
    captains - MS Dhoni and J Botha - were appearing in their 26th T20I
    games

     

    MS Dhoni became the first Indian cricketer to
    play 25 T20I innings, He is the 19th cricketer in the history of
    T20I to appear in 25 T20I innings.

     

    At the end of this
    game, MS Dhoni's T20I run aggregate stood at 451. He became the 29th
    cricketer to total 450 T20I runs. He became the fourth Indian cricketer to
    total 450 T20I runs. Others are - G Gambhir {621} : Yuvraj Singh {567} and SK
    Raina {509}

     

    SK Raina completed
    500 T20I runs when he was on 32

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