• - MA Agarwal and CH Gayle added 113 for the first wicket in this game providing the   57th occasion of a century stand in IPL. This stand represent the 20th occasion of a three figure stand for the first wicket in IPL.

     

    - This stand represents the fourth three figure stand in IPL by Bangalore batsmen and also the eighth three figure stand against Mumbai in IPL.

     

    - CH Gayle scored 89 in this game providing the 93rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011. His knock represents the 13th occasion of a Bangalore batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    - CH Gayle's 89 in this game represent his fifth fifty in IPL 2011.  He became the second batsman in IPL 2011 to score five fifties after S Badrinath of Chennai.

     

    - CH Gayle became the first batsman in IPL 2011 to aggregate 600 runs. His run aggregate at the end of this game read 608.

     

    - CH Gayle became the third batsman to score 600 plus runs in an edition of IPL. Others are SR Tendulkar - 618 in 2010 and SE Marsh - 616 in 2008.

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  • The controversy over club vs country, the debates over too much cricket and the injuries to various key players and the reasons as to why and how all this happened can be kept aside for the time being. The most positive aspect of the selection of the Indian squads for the tour of the West Indies is that it gives many promising players the opportunity to cement their places in the team in the near future. After all the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh cannot go on forever. Much has been said and written about the Indian team's bench strength and here was a chance for the selectors to look ahead and plan for the future and that is what they have done.

     

    Kris Srikkanth and his colleagues have spread the net far and wide but in reality there is never any need to do so as the replacements for established players are always ready. In batting and bowling India have an admirable second line of defence and there is no reason

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  • West Indies capped KC Brathwhite for this test. He became the 290th cricketer to appear for West Indies in tests. He also became the 21st West Indian cricketer to make his debut vs Pakistan.

     

     

    Pakistan won the toss in this game, batted first and won the test providing the 16th occasion of Pakistan winning the toss and batting first. Its win in this test provides its fifth win when it had won the toss and batted first.

     

     

    Azhar Ali {67}, Umar Akmal {56} and Tanvir Ahmed {57} scored half centuries in the first innings of this test providing the 93rd, 94th and 95th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring half centuries against West Indies.

     

     

    Azhar Ali {67}, Umar Akmal {56} and Tanvir Ahmed {57} scored half centuries in the first innings of this test providing the 131st, 132nd and 133rd occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring fifties against West Indies.

     

     

    Tanvir Ahmed scored 57 while batting at number nine in the first innings of this test to provide the 20th occasion of a Pakistan

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