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1st Test: AUS vs PAK at Lord’s – Statistical Highlights

- The test at Lord’s is the fourth test to be played at Neutral venue between Australia and Pakistan. The other three neutral venue tests were played at Col-PSS {01} and at Sharjah {02}.

 

- This test provides the tenth test to be played at a neutral venue between the two teams. The other nine tests are Australia vs South Africa at Manchester in May 1912, Australia vs South Africa at Lord’s in Jul 1912, Australia vs South Africa at Nottingham in Aug 1912, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999, Pakistan vs West Indies at Sharjah in Jan 2002, Pakistan vs West Indies at Sharjah in Feb 2002, Australia vs Pakistan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002 and Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- Australia capped TD Paine and SPD Smith for this game. They became the 414th and 415th cricketers to represent Australia in tests. They also became the 24th and 25th Australian cricketers to make their test debut against Pakistan.

 

- TD Paine and SPD Smith became the 23rd and 24th Australian cricketers to make their test debut at Lord’s – Mecca of test cricket.

 

- Pakistan capped Azhar Ali and Umar Amin for this game. They became the 196thh and 197th cricketers to represent Pakistan in tests. They also became the 32nd and 33rd Pakistan cricketers to make their test debut against Australia.

 

- Azhar Ali and Umar Amin became the seventh and eighth Pakistan cricketers to make their test debut at Lord’s – Mecca of test cricket.

 

- With TD Paine, SPD Smith, Azhar Ali and Umar Amin making their test debut at Lord’s, the number of cricketers who have made their test debut at Lord's stands at 199.

 

- With TD Paine, SPD Smith, Azhar Ali and Umar Amin making their test debut at Lord’s, the number of cricketers who have made their test debut at a neutral venue stands at 15 and the number of cricketers who have made their test debut at a neutral venue being Lord's stands at five.

 

- TD Paine became the second Australian wicket keeper batsman to make his debut at Lord’s after JJ Kelly who had debuted at Lord’s against England in Jun 1896. He also became the 15th wicket keeper batsman to make his debut in a Lord's test.

 

- SPD Smith became the second Australian spin bowler to make his debut at Lord's after H Trumble who debuted at Lord’s in Jul 1890.

 

- Pakistan won the toss and elected to field providing the eighth occasion of Pakistan inserting Australia in Pakistan-Australia test series.

 

- Shahid Afridi became the 27th captain to lead Pakistan in tests. He became the 16th captain to lead Pakistan against Australia in tests. He became the seventh Pakistan captain to insert Australia after winning the toss. Others are – Inthikab Alam, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan {twice}, Zaheer Abbas, Salim Malik and Inzamam-ul-Haq. 

 

- At the end of the first innings of this test, RT Ponting's aggregate stood at 11954. He went past BC Lara’s 11953 to occupy the second place amongst the most run getters in test cricket. Only SR Tendulkar of India has scored more runs {13447} than RT Ponting who now occupies the second place.

 

- SM Katich's 80 in the first innings of this test provide the 186th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan. As far as Katich was concerned, his 80 in this game, it was his third fifty against Pakistan. Other two are – 98 at Melbourne in Dec 09 and 100 at Hobart in Jan 10. His 80 in this innings represents his 23rd half century and 33rd fifty. His 80 also represents his second fifty and also his highest score in a test innings at Lord's. The other fifty was his 67 vs England in Jul 05.

 

- SM Katich with his two fifties at Lord's became the 21st Australian batsman to score two or more fifties in a test innings at Lord's.

 

- MJ North failed to open his account in the first innings providing the 102nd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a duck in a test innings against Pakistan. It was his third duck of his test career. The other two are – vs South Africa at Durban in Mar 09 and vs England at Lord’s in Jul 10.

 

- MJ North with his two ducks at Lord’s became the eighth Australian batsman to score two or more ducks in a test innings at Lord’s. The others are – GHS Trott {03}. CL Badcock {02}. AC Bannerman {02}, E Evans {02}, G Giffen {02}, RB Simpson {02} and FR Spofforth {02}.

 

-  MEK Hussey scored 56 not out in the first innings providing the 187th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan. His knock provides the 95th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty at Lord’s. It was the second fifty for MEK Hussey at Lord’s the first being his 51 against England in Jul 09. His 56 not out in this test represents his highest score at Lord’s. With two fifties at Lord’s, MEK Hussey became the 22nd Australian batsman to score two or more fifties in a test innings at Lord's.

 

- SM Katich and MJ Clarke added 120 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 71st occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand also provide the ninth occasion of a three figure partnership by Australian batsmen for the third wicket against Pakistan.

 

- Salman Butt's 63 in the first innings of this test provide the 165th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty against Australia. It was the fifth fifty for Salman Butt against Australia. Other fifties are – 70 at Melbourne in Dec 04, 108 at Sydney in Jan 05, 71 at Sydney in Jan 10 and 102 at Hobart in Jan 10. With five fifties to his credit, Salman Butt became the 13th Pakistan batsman to score five or more fifties against Pakistan.

 

- Salman Butt’s 63 in the first innings of this test provide the 25th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings at Lord’s. He became the first Pakistan batsman to score a fifty at Lord’s against Australia.

 

- Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Aamer scored zeroes in the first innings of this test providing the 127th and 128th occasion of a Pakistan scoring a duck against Australia.

 

- Kamran Akmal's zero in this game provides the 17th occasion of a Pakistan wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck against Australia. His duck provides the third duck against Australia. The other two occasions are – at Perth in Dec 04 and at Melbourne in Dec 04.

 

- SR Watson captured five for 40 in the first innings of this test providing the 41st occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against Pakistan. It also represents SR Watson's best innings bowling figures in tests, an improvement over his previous best of 4 for 42 against India at Nagpur in Nov 08.

 

- SR Watson’s five for 40 represent the 160th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings at Lord’s. SR Watson’s five for 40 represent the 76th occasion of a visiting bowler capturing five more wickets in an innings at Lord's. It also provides the 29th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings at Lord's.

 

- SR Watson's 5 for 40 in the first innings of this test provide the tenth occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test played at neutral venue. The other nine occasions are – 7 for 94 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, 6 for 105 by SJ Pegler of South Africa vs Australia at Manchester in May 1912, 6 for 179 by UDU Chandana of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Dhaka in Mar 1999, 5 for 21 by Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan vs Australia at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, 5 for 24 by Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan vs West Indies at Sharjah in Jan 2002, 5 for 33 C Kelleway of Australia vs South Africa at Manchester in May 1912, 5 for 38 by Arshad Khan of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999, 5 for 55 by WJ Whitty of Australia vs South Africa at Manchester in May 1912 and 5 for 74 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- SR Watson's 5 for 40 in the first innings of this test provide the fourth occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test played at neutral venue. The other three occasions are – 7 for 94 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, 5 for 33 C Kelleway of Australia vs South Africa at Manchester in May 1912 and 5 for 74 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- SR Watson's 5 for 40 in the first innings of this test provide the third occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test played at neutral venue against Pakistan. The other two occasions are – 7 for 94 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002 and 5 for 74 by SK Warne of Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- Debutants – Azhar Ali and Umar Amin batted at number three and four respectively in the first innings of this test providing the second occasion of debutants batting at number three and four in Pakistan’s innings. The first occasion was against India at Delhi in Oct 1952, when debutants Asrar Ali and Imtiaz Ahmed batted at number three and four respectively.

 

- RT Ponting scored zero in the second innings of this test providing the 83rd occasion of an Australian captain scoring a duck in a test innings against various oppositions. It also represents the sixth zero for RT Ponting while leading Australia. The other five occasions are – vs England at Birmingham in Aug 2005, vs South Africa at Sydney in Jan 2009, vs South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 2009 and vs Pakistan at Sydney in Jan 2010.

 

- With six zeroes to his credit, RT Ponting became the fourth Australian captain to score six or more zeroes. Others are – AR Border {07}, GS Chapell {07} and SR Waugh {06}.

 

- RT Ponting has scored two ducks in a test innings against Pakistan and he is the third Australian captain to earn the ignominy of scoring two ducks against Pakistan. Other two captains are – MA Taylor {in both innings at Karachi in Sep 1994} and SR Waugh {at Col-PSS in Oct 2002 and at Sharjah in Oct 2002}.

 

- RT Ponting became the fifth captain in the annals of test cricket to register exact six zeroes. Others are – N Kapil Dev of India, A Ranatunga of Sri Lanka, SR Waugh of Australia and FMM Worrell of West Indies.

 

RT Ponting's zero provides the 30th occasion of a captain scoring zero in a test innings at Lord’s. He became the fifth Australian captain to suffer such ignominy at Lord’s. Others are – GHS Trott vs England in Jun 1896, WW Armstrong vs England in Jun 1921, RB Simpson vs England in Jun 1964 and WM Lawry vs England in Jun 1968.

 

- RT Ponting's zero provides the sixth occasion of a captain scoring zero in a neutral venue test. Others are -  M Mitchell of South Africa vs Australia at Manchester in May 1912, SR Waugh of Australia vs Pakistan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, Waqar Younis of Pakistan vs Australia at Sharjah in Oct 2002, SR Waugh of Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in Oct 2002 and Waqar Younis of Pakistan vs Australia at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- RT Ponting's zero provides the third occasion of an Australian captain scoring zero in a neutral venue test against Pakistan. The other two occasions are credited to SR Waugh – at Col-PSS in Oct 2002 and at Sharjah in Oct 2002.

 

- RT Ponting and MEK Hussey scored zeros in the second innings providing the 103rd and 104th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring zeroes in a test innings against Pakistan.

 

- RT Ponting's zero in the second innings of this test provides the fifth zero against Pakistan. The other four zeros are – at Brisbane in Nov 1999, at Hobart in Nov 99, at Hobart in Nov 1999 {a pair at Hobart} and at Sydney in Jan 2010. RT Ponting became the third batsman to score five ducks against Pakistan. The other two batsmen are GD McGrath and SR Waugh.

 

- RT Ponting and MEK Hussey collected their test career’s thirteenth duck and eighth duck respectively when they failed to open their account in the second innings of this test.

 

- MEK Hussey was dismissed first ball in the second innings of this test providing the 29th occasion of an Australian batsman collecting a first ball duck in a test innings against Pakistan.

 

- MEK Hussey scored 56 not out and zero in this test providing the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty and zero in a test against Pakistan. The other eight occasions are – 105 and zero by IC Davis at Adelaide in Dec 1976, zero and 105 by RB McCosker at Melbourne in Jan 1977, 72 and zero not out by GM Wood at Brisbane in Nov 1981, 82 and zero by MG Bevan at Karachi in Sep 1994, 73 and zero by SR Waugh at Karachi in Sep 1994, zero and 73 by MJ Slater at Hobart in Nov 1995, 55 and zero by ME Waugh at Col-PSS in Oct 2002 and 69 and zero not out by AC Gilchrist at Perth in Dec 2004.

 

- BW Hilfenhaus scored 56 not out in the second innings batting at number ten providing the 13th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifty batting at number ten against various oppositions. This knock represents the third occasion of an Australian batsman at number ten scoring a fifty at Lord’s.  The other two occasions are 73 not out by DK Lillee vs England in Jul 1975 and 74 by GF Lawson in Jun 1989.

 

- BW Hilfenhaus scored 56 not out in the second innings batting at number ten providing the first occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifty batting at number ten against Pakistan. The previous best was 42 by RAL Massie at Sydney in Jan 1979.

 

- BW Hilfehnhaus registered his highest test score when he made 56 not out in this test. His previous best was 20 against England at Birmingham in Jul 2009. His knock represent the 189th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan.

 

- BW Hilfenhaus and Bollinger added 52 runs for the tenth wicket in this game providing the fifth occasion of Australian batsmen posting fifty plus runs for the tenth wicket against Pakistan. The other four occasions are – 86 runs between SA Muller and SK Warne at Brisbane in Nov 99, 52 runs between DK Lillee and MHN Walker at Sydney in Jan 77, 52 runs between TM Alderman and GF Lawson at Lahore in Oct 82 and 50 runs between AK Davidson and RR Lindwall at Karachi in Dec 1959.

 

- SM Katich and BW Hilfenhaus scored 83 and 56 not out respectively in the second innings of this test providing the tenth and eleventh occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan.

 

- SM Katich’s 83 in the second innings of this test provide the 188th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan. As far as Katich was concerned, his 83 in this game is his fourth fifty against Pakistan. Other three are – 98 at Melbourne in Dec 09, 100 at Hobart in Jan 10 and 80 at Lord’s in Jul 10. His 83 in this innings represents his 24th half century and 34th fifty. His 83 also represents his third fifty and also his highest score in a test innings at Lord’s. The other two fifties are - 67 vs England in Jul 05 and 80 at Lord’s in Jul 10.

 

- SM Katich scored 80 and 83 in this test providing the 103rd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring half centuries in both innings of a test. His feat provides the eighth such occasion by an Australian batsman against Pakistan. The other seven occasions are – 52 and 70 by GS Chappell at Adelaide in Dec 76, 56 and 88 by IC Davis at Melbourne in Jan 77. 85 and 66* by AR Border at Perth n Mar 79, 75 and 79 by WM Darling at Perth in Mar 79, 56 and 57 by GS Chappell at Lahore in Mar 80, 64 and 84* by GR Marsh at Lahore in Oct 88 and 77 and 59 by MA Taylor at Adelaide in Jan 90.

 

- Umar Gul captured his 100th test wicket when he had the wicket of MG Johnson – bowled for 30 in the second innings. He added one more wicket to his bag when he captured the wicket of SM Katich caught by Kamran Akmal for 83 to take his aggregate to 101. He became the 14th Pakistan bowler to aggregate 100 plus wickets in tests. Others are – Wasim Akram {414}, Waqar Younis {373}, Imran Khan {362}, Danish Kaneria {258}, Abdul Qadir {236}, Saqlain Mushtaq {208}, Mushtaq Ahmed {185}, Shoaib Akthar {178}, Sarfraz Nawaz {177}, Iqbal Qasim {171}, Fazal Mahmood {139}, Inthikab Alam {125} and Abdul Razzaq {100}.

 

- Salman Butt scored 63 and 92 in this test providing the 46th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring half centuries in both innings of a test. Salman Butt became the tenth Pakistan batsman to score half centuries in both innings of a test match when he scored 63 and 92 in this test against Australia. The other nine are – 90 and 58 by Zaheer Abbas at Melbourne in Jan 1977, 83 and 72* by Imran Khan at Melbourne in Dec 1983, 62 and 66* by Saleem Yousuf at Faisalabad in Sep 1988, 85 and 77 by Saeed Anwar at Karachi in Sep 1994, 80 and 72 by Aamer Sohail at Rawalpindi in Oct 1994, 95 and 75 by Mohammad Yousuf at Brisbane in Nov 1999, 58 and 51 by Younis Khan at Col-PSS in Oct 2002, 54* and 68 by Hasan Raza at Sharjah in Oct 2002 and 58 and 63 by Yasir Hameed at Sydney in Jan 2005.

 

- SM Katich scored 80 and 83 for Australia and Salman Butt scored 63 and 92 for Pakistan in this test providing the 33rd occasion of a batsman registering half centuries in both innings of a test match at Lord’s. Their feat in this test provide the fifth occasion of rival batsmen scoring half centuries in both innings of the same test at Lord's.

 

- SM Katich scored 80 and 83 for Australia and Salman Butt scored 63 and 92 for Pakistan in this test providing the first occasion of rival opening batsman registering half centuries in both innings of a test match at Lord’s.

 

- SM Katich’s 80 and 83 provide the 35th occasion of an Australian opening batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match. SM Katich became the fifth Australian opening batsman to perform such a feat against Pakistan. Others are – 56 and 88 by IC David at Melbourne in Jan 1977, 75 and 79 by WM Darling at Perth in Mar 1979, 64 and 84* by GR Marsh at Lahore in Oct 1988 and 77 and 59 by MA Taylor at Adelaide in Jan 1990.

 

- Salman Butt’s 63 and 92 in this test provide the 15th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring half centuries in both innings of a test match. Salman Butt became the fourth Pakistan opening batsman to perform such a feat against Australia. Others are – 85 and 77 by Saeed Anwar at Karachi in Sep 1994, 80 and 72 by Aamer Sohail at Rawalpindi in Oct 1994 and 50 and 63 by Yasir Hameed at Sydney in Jan 2005.

 

- Salman Butt’s 92 in this test provide the 73rd occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. His knock provide the 13th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia.

 

- Salman Butt’s 92 in this test provide the 13th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. His knock provide the fifthh occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia, The other four are – Abdul Khadir at Karachi in Oct 1964, 95 by Mudassar Nazar at Melbourne in Dec 1981, 99 by Aamer Sohail at Brisbane in Nov 1995 and 91 by Mohammad Wasim at Hobart in Nov 1999.

 

- TD Paine effected six dismissals in this match providing the ninth occasion of an Australian wicket keeper effecting six or more dismissals on test debut. Others are – HB Taber {08}, GRA Langley {07}, ATW Grout {06}, JA Maclean {06}, KJ Wright {06}, PA Emery {06}, AC Gilchrist {06} and BJ Haddin {06}.

 

- MJ North captured 6 for 55 in the second innings of this test providing the 215th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings. His figures represent the 16th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Pakistan.

 

- MJ North registered his best bowling figures and also his maiden five wicket haul in a test innings when he captured six for 55 in the second innings of this test. His previous best was 4 for 98 against England at The Oval in Aug 2009.

 

- SM Katich’s 83 in the second innings represent his 24th half century and 34th fifty. Salman Butt’s 92 in the second innings represent his tenth half century and 13th fifty.

 

- Australia carved its 13th consecutive win against Pakistan which is a record for most consecutive wins by a team against a specific opposition in the annals of test cricket. The previous record was 12 consecutive wins by Australia against Sri Lanka.

 

- Pakistan lost this test by 150 runs providing their 16th loss after they have inserted the opposition. This loss represents Pakistan’s sixth loss after it has inserted Australia. The other five occasions are – at Sydney in Jan 1973 {lost by 52 runs}, at Perth in Nov 1981 {lost by 286 runs}, at Perth in Nov 1983 {lost by an innings and 9 runs}, at Melbourne in Jan 1990 {lost by 92 runs} and at Perth in Dec 2004 {lost by 491 runs}.

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