• First One
    day : Zimbabwe vs Pakistan at Bulawayo
    on 08.09.11 : Pakistan
    won by five runs

     

    BRM Taylor became the fourth Zimbabwe batsman to aggregate 300
    boundary fours in one day games. His tally stood at exact 300 at the end of
    this game. Others are - G Flower {557}, A Flower {332} and ADR Campbell {427}

     

    Adnan Akmal
    made his debut in one day games for Pakistan in this game. His brothers
    - Kamran and Umar - have already played one day games for Pakistan. They provide the second
    instance of three brothers playing for Pakistan in one day games. Other
    instance was the Elahi brothers - Manzoor Elahi, Zahoor Elahi and Salim Elahi -
    representing Pakistan
    in one day games.

     

    Akmal
    brothers provide the sixth occasion of three brothers representing a country in
    the annals of one day games. Others are - Chappell brothers of Australia {GS
    Chappell, IM Chappell and TM Chappell}, Otieno brothers of Kenya {KO Otieno, DO
    Obuya and CO Obuya}, Hadlee brothers of New Zealand {BG Hadlee, DR Hadlee

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  • Second one
    day: England vs India at Southampton on 06.09.11: England won by
    seven wickets: Match reduced to 23 overs a side due to rain

     

    England won the
    toss and inserted the opposition in this game to provide the 18th   occasion of England
    doing so against India.
    It also provides England
    doing so for the eighth occasion at home against India.

     

    England won this
    game by seven wickets providing the 12th occasion of England winning
    a game after it had inserted the opposition

     

    R Dravid
    completed 900 runs against England
    when he was on 22 during the course of his knock of 32. At the end of the game
    his aggregate read 922. He became the sixth Indian batsman to total 900 plus
    runs against England.
    Others are - SR Tendulkar {1455}, Yuvraj Singh {1187}, V Sehwag {1008}, SC
    Ganguly {975} and M Azharuddin {911}. R Dravid needs 78 runs more for 1000 runs
    against England

     

    AM Rahane
    scored his maiden one day fifty when he made 54 in this game. It was an
    improvement over his debut 40 in the

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  • Ajinkya Rahane's success so far, and it is important to remember that it has only been two innings as I write this, is an interesting development for both young cricketers and selectors.

     

    For those who think that getting your front foot out of the way, tonking a few and eyeing an IPL contract is the way ahead, the news is that the longer you bat the better you seem to get. Rahane has an outstanding first class record, has seen success and frustration and has shown the right attitude towards playing cricket. And 17 first class hundreds means he doesn't only know how to bat but also how to get runs. And those are two rather different things! He's shown himself to be quite capable in the T20I and the rained-out ODI against England as well.

     

    He was India's top performer with the bat according to the Castrol Index in the T20I and contributed with a helpful 40 runs in the one-day match, too. The former was in a losing cause, but the ODI looked promising for India until the weather spoiled

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