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  • Bravo scores 100th ton for WI against India

    DM Bravo's
    hundred in West Indies's second innings in the second test against India at Kolkata in the ongoing test series was
    the 100th hundred scored by West Indies batsmen against India.
    India is the third team
    against which West Indies batsmen have scored
    100 plus centuries. The other two teams against which West Indies have
    performed this feat are - England
    {128} and Australia
    {102}.

     

    West Indies's feat
    provide the ninth occasion of a team scoring hundred hundreds against a
    specific opposition.

     

    India has
    conceded 100 hundreds against two reams - England
    and West Indies.

     

    England has
    done it against four teams, West Indies have done it against three teams and Australia has
    done it against two teams

     

    The
    following are the teams which have scored 100 hundreds against each other - Australia has scored 287 hundreds against England, while England
    has scored 231 hundreds against Australia.
    Australia has scored 107 hundreds against West Indies, while West Indies has
    scored 102

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  • Kolkata Test: Some Notable Statistics

    India's innings-and-15-run win in Kolkata is their
    30th win by an innings' margin.

     

    This was also the second time India have beaten
    West Indies by an innings, the previous instance being in Mumbai in 2002.

     

    India's
    top 12 innings wins:

     

    No

    Margin

    Opposition

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    239

    Bangladesh

    Dhaka

    May-07

    2

    219

    Australia

    Kolkata

    Mar-98

    3

    198

    New
    Zealand

    Nagpur

    Nov-10

    4

    144

    Sri
    Lanka

    Kanpur

    Nov-09

    5

    140

    Bangladesh

    Dhaka

    Dec-04

    6

    131

    Pakistan

    Rawalpindi

    Apr-04

    7

    119

    Sri
    Lanka

    Lucknow

    Jan-94

    8

    112

    West
    Indies

    Mumbai

    Oct-02

    9

    109

    New
    Zealand

    Chennai

    Jan-56

    10

    106

    Sri
    Lanka

    Nagpur

    Dec-86

    11

    101

    Zimbabwe

    Nagpur

    Feb-02

    12

    100

    Australia

    Mumbai

    Nov-79

     

    The Kolkata win was also a unique one in Tests.
    There's no other match in which a team has made a score of 400 or more after
    following on and still lost.

     

    RECORD FIRST-INNINGS LEADS

     

    West Indies were

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  • India’s batsmen – Tigers at home

    India posted 631 for 7 declared in its first innings against West
    Indies at Kolkata in the ongoing test. This score represent India's 13th
    team total of 600 plus runs on home soil. India now owns the record for
    most team totals of 600 plus runs on home soil.

     

    India is
    the third team in the annals of test cricket to post 600 plus runs at
    home on ten or more occasions. Australia and England are the other two
    teams which have accomplished this feat on ten occasions. The
    performance of these three teams are listed below.

     

  • More Century Stands for Dravid

     

    In the on-going Kolkata Test, Rahul Dravid and VVS
    Laxman added 140 runs for the fourth wicket.

     

    This stand is the 87th century
    partnership involving Dravid in Test cricket, a record.

     

    Dravid is closely followed by Sachin Tendulkar who
    has 83 century partnerships.

     

    The following table shows batsmen involved with 50
    or more century stands in Test cricket, and the wicket for which they added the
    runs.

     

    No

    Batsmen

    Team

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    4th

    5th

    6th

    7th

    8th

    9th

    10th

    Tot

    1

    R Dravid

    Ind

    03

    34

    25

    08

    12

    03

    00

    02

    00

    00

    87

    3

    S Tendulkar

    Ind

    01

    00

    35

    17

    20

    05

    03

    01

    00

    01

    83

    2

    R Ponting

    Aus

    00

    40

    11

    10

    15

    02

    01

    01

    00

    00

    80

    4

    S Waugh

    Aus

    00

    01.

    01

    20

    23

    12

    04

    01

    02

    00

    64

    5

    A Border

    Aus

    00

    02

    15

    20

    16

    08

    01

    01

    00

    00

    63

    6

    M Jayawardene

    Srl

    00

    00

    31

    17

    09

    02

    02

    02

    00

    00

    63

    7

    B Lara

    Win

    00

    05

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  • More stats from Cape Town

     

    Continuing with yesterday's stats, here are some more from Cape Town.

     

    Only
    on nine occasions have both sides in a Test dismissed for less than hundred. The
    latest of course was the Cape Town Test, where South Africa made 96 and
    Australia responded with 47. The venue has seen this happen for the second
    time, the last one being 112 years ago in 1899.

     

    The
    full list:

     

     

    No

    Team

    Score

    Overs

    Inns

    Opposition

    1882 at The Oval

    1

    Australia

    63

    80.0x4

    1

    England

     

    England

    77

    55.0x4

    4

    Australia

    1887 in Sydney

    2

    England

    45

    35.3x4

    1

    Australia

     

    Australia

    97

    107.0x4

    4

    England

    1888 at the Lord's

    3

    England

    53

    50.0x4

    2

    Australia

     

    Australia

    60

    29.2x4

    3

    England

     

    England

    62

    47.0x4

    4

    Australia

    1896 at The Oval

    4

    England

    84

    49.0x5

    3

    Australia

     

    Australia

    44

    26.0x5

    4

    England

    1899 in Cape Town

    4

    England

    92

    48.0x5

    1

    South Africa

     

    South Africa

    35

    22.4x5

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  • Boucher Starts Club 500

     

    Mark
    Boucher extended his own wicketkeeping records, becoming the first gloveman in
    the game's history to complete 500 Test catches.

     

    His
    catch of Phil Hughes off the bowling of Vernon Philander in the Cape Town Test
    got him to the landmark.

     

    Here's a
    list of wicketkeepers with 250-plus Test catches.

     

    No

    Player

    Team

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    St

    1

    MV Boucher

    SAF

    140

    266

    522

    500

    22

    2

    AC Gilchrist

    Aus

    96

    191

    416

    379

    37

    3

    IA Healy

    Aus

    119

    224

    395

    366

    29

    4

    RW Marsh

    Aus

    96

    182

    355

    343

    12

    5

    PJL Dujon

    Win

    79

    150

    270

    265

    5

    6

    APE Knott

    Eng

    95

    174

    269

    250

    19

     

    Boucher's
    record broken up team-wise:

     

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    St

    Max Dis

    Australia

    20

    38

    64

    62

    2

    5 (5ct 0st)

    Bangladesh

    8

    16

    40

    38

    2

    5 (5ct 0st)

    England

    25

    47

    105

    103

    2

    5 (5ct 0st)

    India

    14

    27

    60

    58

    2

    5 (5ct 0st)

    New Zealand

    14

    27

    39

    38

    1

    4

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  • Another feather in Sachin’s cap

    SR
    Tendulkar achieved another distinction in the Delhi test against West Indies.
    His 76 in the second innings of the test represent his 50th fifty in
    the tests played on home soil. It was his 28th half century and coupled
    with 22 centuries he scored his 50th fifty.  He is the third batsman in the annals of test
    cricket to score 50 plus fifties on home soil. Others are RT Ponting of
    Australia {55} and JH Kallis of South Africa {52}

     

     

    No

    Player

    Tea,

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    C

    HC

    50+

    1

    RT
    Ponting

    Aus

    83

    140

    20

    6903

    257

    57.52

    21

    34

    55

    2

    JH
    Kallis

    SAF

    77

    126

    18

    6425

    201*

    59.49

    21

    31

    52

    3

    SR
    Tendulkar

    Ind

    80

    132

    15

    6630

    217

    56.66

    22

    28

    50

     

     

    SR Tendulkar's performance
    against various teams on home soil is furnished below

     

     

     Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    C

    HC

    50+

    Australia

    15

    29

    3

    1629

    214

    62.65

    5

    8

    13

    England

    11

    17

    3

    848

    165

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  • Sehwag’s rare feat

    V Sehwag achieved one of
    the rare feats in test cricket. He scored twin fifties - 55 runs in both
    innings against West Indies in the ongoing test at Delhi.

     

    He became the 17th batsman
    in the annals of test cricket to score twin fifties - identical number of runs
    in both innings of the test match. LRD Mendis of Sri
    Lanka scored 105 runs in each innings against India at
    Chennai. His feat remains the only occasion of a batsman scoring identical
    hundred plus runs in the annals of test cricket. The complete list is furnished
    below

     

     

    No

    Player

    FI

    SI

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    ED Weekes

    63

    63

    Win

    Eng

    Lord's

    Jun 1950

    2

    FMM Worrell

    65

    65

    Win

    Aus

    Brisbane

    Dec 1960

    3

    V Pollard

    55

    55

    NZl

    Eng

    Lord's

    Jun 1965

    4

    Majid Khan

    79

    79

    Pak

    NZl

    Wellington

    Feb 1973

    5

    AI Kallicharran

    80

    80

    Win

    Eng

    The Oval

    Jul 1973

    6

    LRD Mendis

    105

    105

    Srl

    Ind

    Chennai

    Sep 1982

    7

    JFM Morrison

    58

    58

    NZl

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  • Ashwin does a first in 102 years

    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 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

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  • Dravid enters the record books

    R Dravid's 54 in the first
    test against West Indies at Delhi
    gave him two distinctions. He emulated RT Ponting of Australia in scoring most fifties
    while batting at number three - both the batsmen scoring 75 fifties.

     

     

    R DRAVID'S FIFTIES AT
    NUMBER THREE

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

    Runs

    HS

    Ave

    100

    50

    50+

    Australia

    24

    39

    5

    1426

    233

    41.94

    1

    10

    11

    Bangladesh

    7

    8

    2

    508

    160

    84.66

    3

    1

    4

    England

    16

    26

    4

    1347

    217

    61.22

    5

    5

    10

    New Zealand

    15

    27

    1

    1651

    222

    63.50

    6

    6

    12

    Pakistan

    12

    19

    0

    963

    270

    50.68

    3

    3

    6

    South Africa

    16

    28

    1

    1033

    148

    38.25

    2

    4

    6

    Sri Lanka

    18

    27

    0

    1348

    177

    49.92

    3

    7

    10

    West Indies

    16

    26

    5

    1073

    112

    51.09

    2

    8

    10

    Zimbabwe

    6

    7

    2

    716

    200*

    143.20

    2

    4

    6

    Total

    129

    205

    20

    10042

    270

    54.28

    27

    48

    75

    R PONTING'S FIFTIES AT
    NUMBER THREE

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    NO

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