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  • Rare feat in Test cricket

    - The ongoing Test between England and Pakisan at Lord's witnessed a very rare feat in the annals of Test cricket. In England's first innings, the batsmen who have batted at number 4 {KP Pietersen} at number 5 {PD Collingwood} and at number 6 {EJG Morgan} scored ducks providing the fifth occasion of batsmen who have batted at number 4, number 5 and number 6 failed to open the account in an innings in the annals of Test cricket. The other four occasions are witnessed the following Tests.

     

    - New Zealand vs South Africa at Ellis Park, Johannesburg in Jan 1954 - New Zealand batsman B Sutcliffe {number 4}, JR Reid [number 5} and LSM Miller {number 6} scored zeroes in its first innings.

     

    - India vs New Zealand at Hyderabad-LBS in Oct 1969 - Indian batsmen ML Jaisimha {number 4}, MAK Pataudi {number 5} and AK Roy {number 4} scored zeroes in its first innings.

     

    - Australia vs England at Leeds in July 1981 - Australian batsmen KJ Hughes {number 4}, GN Yallop {number 5} and AR Border {number

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  • Sixth ODI: India vs New Zealand at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - KRD Karthik's zero in this game provides the 59th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a duck against New Zealand in One-day games. It also provides the eleventh   occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a duck against New Zealand.

     

    - Karthik's zero in this game represents his third zero in One-day internationals. Other occasions are - vs England at Birmingham on 27.08.07 and vs Australia at Mumbai on 17.10.07.

     

    - India lost its first wicket without a run on the board in this game providing sixth such occasion against New Zealand in One-day games. The other occasions are - at Perth on 09.12.80, at Perth on 18.01.86, at Sharjah on 10.04.86, at Napier on 29.12.02 and at Wellington on 08.01.03.

     

    - V Sehwag aggregated 1000 boundary fours in One-day games when he hit his third boundary in his innings of 110 in this game. He reached the milestone when hit KD Mills thorugh extra cover - the fifth delivery of the fourth over of the innings. At the end of this game his aggregate

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  • 3rd Test: ENG vs PAK at The Oval – Statistical Highlights

    - Pakistan capped Wahab Riaz for this test. He became the 199th cricketer to represent Pakistan in tests. He is the 33rd Pakistan cricketer to make his test debut against England. 

     

    - Wahab Riaz captured five for 63 in this test on his deubt to provide the 138th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings on debut. His feat provide the 45th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets on debut in the first innings of a test match. He became the fourth Pakistan bowler to capture five wickets on debut in the first innings of a test match. Others are - 5 for 53 by Shahid Nazir vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in Oct 1996, 5 for 52 by Shahid Afridi vs Australia at Karachi in Oct 1998 and 5 for 161 by Yasir Arafat vs India at Bangalore in Dec 2007.

     

    - Wahab Riaz became the ninth Pakistan bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut. The complete list is - 6 for 89 by Arif Butt vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1964, 7 for 99 by Mohammad Nazir vs New Zealand

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  • Fifth ODI: India vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - This game was the 127th One-day game between India and Sri Lanka and represents the most matches between any two teams in ODIs. Australia and West Indies have played 125 matches between themselves.

     

    - KRD Karthik was playing his 50th One-day game and completed 1000 runs when he was on 1 during his knock of 9 in this game. He became the 32nd Indian batsman to aggregate 1000 plus runs in One-day games.

     

    - V Sehwag was dismissed leg before wicket in this innings providing the 15th occasion of his being dismissed lef before wicket in One-day games. He is the seventh Indian batsman to be dismissed leg before wicket on 15 or more occasions. Others are - SR Tendulkar {37}, R Dravid {25}, N Kapil Dev {20}, SC Ganguly {19}, Yuvraj Singh {20} and M Azharuddin {17}.

     

    - KC Sangakkara pouched four catches in this game providing the third occasion of a Sri Lankan wicket keeper taking four catches against India. The other two occasions are - RS Kaluwitharna at Dhaka on 01.06.00 and KC Sangakkara

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  • Tri-series 4th Game: SL vs NZ at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - This match is abandoned due to rain after New Zealand had won the toss. This match was played on the next day - reserve day - as per the rules of the tournament. It was played on next day, on 20.08.10 but was abandoned again after New Zealand had scored 203 for 3 in 43.4 overs.

     

    The game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand scheduled on 19.08.10 is treated as a No result game.

     

    This game represents the fourth no result game between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The other three games are – at Col-RPS on 04.12.92, at Bloemfontein on 08.12.94 and at Hamilton on 09.01.07.

     

    DPMD Jayawardene was playing his 300th one day innings for Sri Lanka in this game and celebrated the occasion by scoring a half century – 59 not out. It was his 305th innings overall including his appearances for Asia Eleven and ICC World Eleven. His 59 in this innings represents his 55th one day half century and 67th fifty. Other Sri Lankan cricketer to play 300 innings is ST Jayasuriya {428}.

     

    WU Tharanga was playing

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  • Records in Associate’s Tournaments

    The following are the major records/milestones that have been created in the one day matches played between Afghanistan and Scotland one day series and also in the one day series between Ireland vs Netherlands.

     

    First one day game: Afghanistan vs Scotland at Ayr on 16.08.10

     

    - In reply to Scotland's total of 224 for 9 in 50.0 overs, Afghanistan scored 225 for one in 31.0 overs and won the match by nine wickets. The highlight of the Afghanistan's innings was the hundreds by opening batsmen Karim Sadiq and Mohammad Shahzad who scored 114 not out and 100 not out respectively. The latter's feat came as an wicket keeper.

     

    - Karim Sadiq's 114 not out and Mohammad Shazad's 100 not out in this game provide the 86th occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in one day games. The feat of these two batsmen also provide the sixth occasion of a non test playing nation's batsmen performing such a feat.

     

    - The six occaions read thus - DN Chudasma {122} and KO Otieno {144} of Kenya vs

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  • Tri-series 3rd Game: SL vs IND at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - WU Tharanga was dismissed for duck of the first ball he received in this game providing the 135th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games. It also provides the 23rd occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games.

     

    - WU Tharanga's first ball duck in this game provide the third occasion of his suffering such an ignominy as an opening batsman in one day games. The other two occasions are - vs West Indies at Mum-BS on 14.10.06 and vs India at Delhi on 27.12.09, He became the fourth Sri Lankan opening batsman to collect the first ball duck on three or more occasions. Others are - ST Jayaasuriya {08}, RS Kaluwitharna {03} and RS Mahanama {03}.

     

    - WU Tharanga's first ball duck in this game provide the 32nd occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman collecting the first ball duck against India in one day games. His duck provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman to suffer such an ignominy against

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  • Tri-series 2nd Game: SL vs NZ at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - New Zealand capped BJ Watling for this game. He became the 162nd cricketer to represent New Zealand in one day games. He is the 22nd cricketer to make one day debut against Sri Lanka.

     

    - MJ Guptill scored zero in this game of the very first ball he received providing the 108th occasion of a New Zealand batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games. DR Tuffey joined MJ Guptill later in the innings to provide 109th occasion of New Zealand batsman collecting the first ball duck.

     

    - MJ Guptill and DR Tuffey with their first ball ducks in this game provide the 13th and 14th occasion of a New Zealand batsman suffering such an ignominy against Sri Lanka.

     

    - MJ Guptill's first ball duck in this game provide the 16th occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games. He is the third New Zealand batsman to suffer such an ignominy against Sri Lanka. Others are - CJ Nevin at Sharjah on 17.04.01 and MJ Horne at Sharjah on 14.04.02.

     

    - MJ

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  • Tri-series 1st Game: IND vs NZ at Dambulla – Statistical Highlights

    - The one day game between India and New Zealand at Dambulla in the triangular series between India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka which started today assumed significant importance in the history of one day internationals.

    - August 10 was the only date on which a one day was not played until today and with today's match One day games have been played on all days - 366 days - in a year.

     

    - Test Cricket achieved this feat earlier on May, 24, 2003 for all possible 366 dates of the year.

     

    - New Zealand capped KS Williamson for this game. He became the 161st cricketer to represent New Zealand in one day games. He became the  16th New Zealand cricketer to make his one day debut against India.

     

    - KS Williamson scored zero in this game to become the 161st batsman to score duck on one day debut. He is the 14th New Zealand batsman to suffer such an ignominy in one day games and he is the first New Zealand batsman to score a duck on debut against India.

     

    - KS Williamson became the seventh

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  • 2nd Test: ENG vs PAK at Birmingham – Statistical Highlights

    - Pakistan capped Zulqarnain Haider for this test. He became the 198th cricketer to represent Pakistan in tests. He earned the distinction of becoming the 17th wicket keeper batsman to debut in tests.

     

    - Zulqarnain Haider was dismissed for zero in his first innings on debut in this test providing the fifth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman collecting the first ball duck in a team's first innings. The other four are - TA Ward of South Africa vs Australia at Manchester in May 1912, KC James of New Zealand vs England at Christchurch in Jan 1930, WW Wade of South Africa vs England at Johannesburg in Oct 1938 and CAK Walton of West Indies vs Bangladesh in Jul 2009.

     

    - Zulqarnain Haider's first ball duck in this test provide the 104th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a first ball duck in a test innings. His first ball duck in this test provide the eighth occasion of a Pakistan batsman collecting the first ball duck in a test innings. Wasim Bari {03}, Saleem Yousuf {01}, Rashid

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