• KC
    Sangakkara's 211 in Sri Lanka's
    second innings in the test against Pakistan
    at Abu Dhabi
    provides the 29th occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred in
    the team's second innings. The following is the complete list

     

    No

    Player

    Runs

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    EH Hendren

    205*

    Eng

    Win

    Port of Spain

    Feb 1930

    2

    GA Headley

    223

    Win

    Eng

    Kingston

    Apr 1930

    3

    AD Nourse

    231

    SAF

    Aus

    Johannesburg

    Dec 1935

    4

    DG Bradman

    270

    Aus

    Eng

    Melbourne

    Jan 1937

    5

    DG Bradman

    212

    Aus

    Eng

    Adelaide

    Jan 1937

    6

    WJ Edrich

    219

    Eng

    SAF

    Durban

    Mar 1939

    7

    PBH May

    285*

    Eng

    Win

    Birmingham

    May 1957

    8

    Hanif Mohammad

    337

    Pak

    Win

    Bridgetown

    Jan 1958

    9

    MAK Pataudi

    203*

    Ind

    Eng

    Delhi

    Feb 1964

    10

    DN Sardesai

    200*

    Ind

    NZl

    Mumbai (BS)

    Mar 1965

    11

    BF Butcher

    209*

    Win

    Eng

    Nottingham

    Jun 1966

    12

    SM Gavaskar

    220

    Ind

    Win

    Port of Spain

    Apr

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  • Mark Boucher
    became the second wicket-keeper in the annals of One-day games to pouch 400
    catches as wicket-keeper. He achieved the feat when he caught DA Warner of M
    Morkel for 74 in the second One-day game at Port Elizabeth on 23.10.11. The other wicket-keeper
    to pouch 400 catches is AC Gilchrist of Australia {417}

     

    Mark Boucher
    has pouched a catch when not keeping the wicket. He took a catch to dismiss DM
    Bravo of van der Merwe for 17 in the game against West Indies at Trinidad on
    03.06.10, AB de Villers kept wickets for South Africa in this game.

     

    His 400
    catches comprise of 8 catches representing Asia Eleven and 392 catches
    representing South Africa.
    His performance against each opposition he has played is furnished below.

     

    Grouping

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    Ct Wk

    Africa XI

    5

    5

    9

    8

    8

    South Africa

    289

    285

    414

    392

    392

    Total

    294

    290

    423

    400

    400

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    Ct Wk

    Asia XI

    5

    5

    9

    8

    8

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  • BCCI has been meticulous enough in planning its string of first class tournaments - while the Ranji Trophy determines the best state side; it also throws in new talent that can last five day games. The Duleep Trophy is meant to take the standard a notch higher, for the best performers in the four zones compete against each other.

     

    Irani trophy has immense historic value for being the curtain raiser of the domestic season and also for testing the defending champions. The fifty-over Vijay Hazare trophy is supposed to unearth talent good at the shorter format. While the Deodhar and NKP Salve trophy, like Duleep and Irani trophy showcase the best flair in the country.

     

    Logically then, the selections to the national team, in most cases, is done on the basis of the performances in these prestigious domestic tournaments.

     

    In the midst of such impressive tournaments, there's one that isn't serving much purpose, or so it seems. How would it if its league phase, quite oddly, is played in

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