• 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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  • 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

    Read More »from Dravid enters the record books
  • G Gambhir was dismissed run
    out for 41 and V Sehwag was dismissed stumped for 55 in the ongoing first test
    at Delhi between India and West Indies providing the second occasion of openers
    dismissed run out and stumped in the same innings of a test match in the annals
    of test cricket.

     

    The first such occasion was
    witnessed at Brisbane in the test match between Australia and West Indies
    in Feb 1931. WM Woodfull was run out for 33 while WH Ponsford was stumped for
    24. It is interesting to note the on both the occasions - Oppoistion was the
    same, that is West Indies.  The following table shows both the rare
    instances.

     

     

    No

    Openers

    Runs

    Inns

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    Dismissal

    1

    WM Woodfull

    83

    2

    Aus

    Win

    Melbourne

    Feb 1931

    Run out

     

    WH Ponsford

    24

    2

    Aus

    Win

    Melbourne

    Feb 1931

    Stumped

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2

    G Gambhir

    41

    2

    Ind

    Win

    Delhi

    Nov 2011

    Run out

     

    V Sehwag

    55

    2

    Ind

    Win

    Delhi

    Nov

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