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    While the world has cast its attention towards England and Australia and, inevitably, India, one country has quietly enjoyed a break (one of those things we thought cricket hadn’t heard of!). South Africa have stayed below the radar and that is not surprising because that is the way they tend to do things. Hashim Amla embodies that. Quietly he scores his runs, quietly he creeps up on records and he does it without a fuss.

     

    South Africa win more matches than most and it is very difficult to go over there and win. But now they must look to a new peak. The next ICC tournament is about ten months away and even though it is only over 2 overs, they must convert what looks like an excellent squad on paper into one that poses with a trophy. And they must ascend to number one in the world in Test cricket. They have the team to do it, certainly as long as Jacques Kallis allows them to play with five bowlers.

     

    The world, or certainly those that like to see South Africa play well, would like

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  • 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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  • 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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