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    - Test Cricket
    has witnessed four occasions of first six batsmen scoring fifties in a Test
    innings, nineteen occasions of first five batsmen scoring fifties in a Test
    innings and sixty four occasions of first four batsmen scoring fifties in a Test
    innings.

     

    - It is
    interesting to note that West Indian batsmen does not appear in the first six
    batsmen or the first five batsmen lists, but appear in the first four batsmen
    list on just three occasions which include the ongoing Mumbai Test against
    India.

     

    - AB Barath
    {62}, KC Brathwhite {68}, KA Edwards {65*} and DM Bravo {57*} scored fifties at
    Mumbai on the first day of the third and final Test against India.

     

    - West Indian
    batsmen last achieved this feat against India
    at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in December 1948 and also against England at Leeds
    in July 1976.

     

    - The
    following are the three occasions in which the first four West Indian batsmen
    have scored fifties.

     

    No

    Team

    Oppn

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    Inns

    Batsmen

    Score

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  •  

    Australia won the Johannesburg
    test against South Africa
    by two wickets providing the 17th occasion of a team winning a test
    by this margin in the annals of test cricket.

     

     

    Australia has won six tests by two
    wickets, while South Africa
    has lost five tests by the same margin.  Australia has won three tests by this margin
    against South Africa – at Port Elizabeth in March
    1997, at Jo’burg in March 2006 and at Jo’burg in Nov 2011.

     

     

    It is interesting to note that out of 1313 matches
    which have been won by various teams in the annals of test cricket, 17 tests
    have been won by two wickets and 12 tests have been won by one margin. The
    following table lists out all the 17 occasions:

     

     

     

    No

    Team

    Result

    Margin

    Opposition

    Ground

    Mon/Year

    1

    England

    won

    2 wickets

     Australia

    The Oval

    Aug 1890

    2

    Australia

    won

    2 wickets

     England

    Sydney

    Dec 1907

    3

    England

    won

    2 wickets

     South Africa

    Durban

    Dec 1948

    4

    Australia

    won

    2 wickets

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  • An Indian wicket-keeper
    now holds the world record for most dismissals in a first class match. Hyderabad's Ibrahim Khaleel bagged this record by
    effecting 14 dismissals {11 catches and 3 stumpings} in the Ranji Trophy Plate
    Division match against Assam
    at Guwahati.

     

     

    For I Khaleel, effecting 10
    or more dismissals is not new. He had earlier effected nine dismissals {09
    catches} against Services at Secunderabad in 2005/06.

     

     

    I Khaleel's seven
    dismissals in each innings is also a world record as no wicket keeper has
    peformed such a feat. The previous record was six dismissals in each innings
    and the feat was credited to PD McGlashan of New Zealand. He had achieved the
    feat representing Northern Districts against Central Districts at Whangarei in the
    2009/10 season.

     

     

    NINE
    OR MORE DISMISSALS IN A MATCH IN FIRST CLASS MATCHES INVOLVING INDIA

    No

    Dis

    Ct

    St

    Player

    Match

    Ground

    Season

    1

    14

    11

    03

    I Khaleel

    Hyderabad v Assam

    Guwahati

    2011/12

    2

    11

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