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    MS
    Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper captain in international cricket to pouch
    100 catches in both Tests and ODIs. In the first ODI against England in
    Hyderabad
    , he took his 100th catch - Craig Kieswetter off Praveen
    Kumar.

     

    His
    wicketkeeping record in Tests and ODIs as captain is furnished below:

     

    Dhoni as WK/Captain in Tests

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    St

    Max Dis

    Australia

    4

    8

    19

    14

    5

    4 (3ct 1st)

    Bangladesh

    1

    2

    8

    6

    2

    5 (3ct 2st)

    England

    6

    10

    18

    18

    0

    4 (4ct 0st)

    New Zealand

    5

    10

    22

    19

    3

    6 (6ct 0st)

    South Africa

    6

    10

    20

    19

    1

    5 (5ct 0st)

    Sri Lanka

    6

    11

    16

    16

    0

    4 (4ct 0st)

    West Indies

    3

    6

    12

    12

    0

    3 (3ct 0st)

    Total

    31

    57

    115

    104

    11

    6 (6ct 0st)

     

     

    Dhoni as WK/Captain in ODIs

    Opposition

    Mat

    Inns

    Dis

    Ct

    St

    Max Dis

    Australia

    22

    22

    31

    22

    9

    5 (4ct 1st)

    Bangladesh

    6

    6

    8

    7

    1

    3 (3ct 0st)

    England

    10

    10

    10

    5

    5

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  • GC Smith
    scored zero in this game providing the seventh occasion of a South African
    opening batsman scoring a duck in T20Is. It was the first duck scored by GC
    Smith in T20I.

     

     

    HM Amla
    became the fourth captain to lead South Africa in T20I. Others are GC
    Smith, SM Pollock and J Botha.

     

     

    DA Warner
    became the ninth opening batsman to be dismissed run out on two occasions in
    T20I. Others are - H Masakadza {04}, Imran Nazir {03}, BB McCullum {03}, V
    Sehwag {03}, C Kieswetter {02}, Mohmmad Hafeez {02}, WTS Porterfield {02} and
    Tamim Iqbal {02}.

     

     

    DA Warner
    was dismissed run out for zero after facing one delivery providing the 13th
    occasion of a batsman run out facing one delivery in T20I.

     

     

    JP Duminy's
    67 in this game represent his fourth fifty in T20I. Others are - 78 vs Australia at Melbourne
    on 11.11.09, 69* vs Australia
    at Brisbane on 13.03.09 and 96* vs Zimbabwe at Kimberley on 10.10.10.

     

     

    With four
    fifties to his credit, JP Duminy became the fourth South African batsman

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  • (Playing with the reigning Ranji champions Rajasthan, Aakash Chopra will share his experiences on the circuit in a series of posts, exclusively on Yahoo! Cricket. This post is the third in the series.)

     
    What's the sole purpose of having the Challenger Trophy? I'm assuming that it's to test the skill set as well as the temperament of the best 36 cricketers in the country in trying/challenging conditions. But, since this tournament is held in India, isn't it rather ambitious to expect the conditions to challenge the participants? After all, these grounds/tracks are their workstations throughout the year.

     

     
    Perhaps, playing in front of a packed stadium and a huge TV audience could separate chalk from cheese, for many players suffer from stage fright and react differently to such pressure. Unfortunately, even that can't be achieved with this year's edition of the Challenger Trophy - there's already been a heavy overdose of cricket and with the crowd already giving the Champions League a

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