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More stats from Cape Town

 

Continuing with yesterday's stats, here are some more from Cape Town.

 

Only
on nine occasions have both sides in a Test dismissed for less than hundred. The
latest of course was the Cape Town Test, where South Africa made 96 and
Australia responded with 47. The venue has seen this happen for the second
time, the last one being 112 years ago in 1899.

 

The
full list:

 

 

No

Team

Score

Overs

Inns

Opposition

1882 at The Oval

1

Australia

63

80.0x4

1

England

 

England

77

55.0x4

4

Australia

1887 in Sydney

2

England

45

35.3x4

1

Australia

 

Australia

97

107.0x4

4

England

1888 at the Lord's

3

England

53

50.0x4

2

Australia

 

Australia

60

29.2x4

3

England

 

England

62

47.0x4

4

Australia

1896 at The Oval

4

England

84

49.0x5

3

Australia

 

Australia

44

26.0x5

4

England

1899 in Cape Town

4

England

92

48.0x5

1

South Africa

 

South Africa

35

22.4x5

4

England

1907 in Leeds

5

England

76

36.3

1

South Africa

 

South Africa

75

44.4

4

England

1950 in Durban

7

Australia

75

28.4x8

2

South Africa

 

South Africa

99

46.2x8

3

Australia

2002 in Hamilton

8

India

99

38.2

1

New Zealand

 

New Zealand

94

38.2

2

India

2011 in Cape Town

9

South Africa

96

24.3

2

Australia

 

Australia

47

18.0

3

South Africa

 

 

 

No. 11, The Saviour

 

Australia's
No. 11, Nathan Lyon top-scored in the second innings in Cape Town, becoming the
eighth Test batsman to do so.

 

Cape
Town has witnessed this feat twice. In 2005, England's Steve Harmison had made
42 in a Test here.

 

The
full list, in chronological order:

 

No

No. 11 Batsman

Runs

Inns

Team

Oppn

Ground

Mon/Year

1

FR Spofforth

50

1

Aus

Eng

Melbourne

Mar 1885

2

TR McKibbin

16

4

Aus

Eng

The Oval

Aug 1896

3

AEE Vogler

62*

2

SAF

Eng

Cape Town

Mar 1906

4

Asif Masood

30*

1

Pak

Win

Lahore

Feb 1975

5

AMJG Amerasinghe

34

2

Srl

NZl

Kandy

Mar 1984

6

Talha Jubair

31

3

Ban

Ind

Chittagong

Dec 2004

7

SJ Harmison

42

4

Eng

SAF

Cape Town

Jan 2005

8

NM Lyon

14

3

Aus

SAF

Cape Town

Nov 2011

 

Fourth-innings Hundreds

 

Graeme
Smith with his 101 not out in Cape Town became the fifth Test batsman to score
four hundreds in the fourth innings of a Test. The others are Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky
Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Younis Khan.

 

Interestingly,
Smith's four hundreds are all as captain, a record. Ponting has three as
captain.

 

Smith's
four hundreds:

 

No

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Year

1

125*

New Zealand

Wellington

Mar 2004

2

154*

England

Birmingham

Jul 2008

3

108

Australia

Perth

Dec 2008

4

101*

Australia

Cape Town

Nov 2011

 

 

Smith also
completed 1400 runs in fourth innings of Tests. The overall list is led by Sachin
Tendulkar, who recently completed 1500 runs and overtook Rahul Dravid.

 

The top 10:

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

Z

1

SR Tendulkar

Ind

66

53

15

1515

136

39.86

3

7

3

2

R Dravid

Ind

62

54

18

1507

103*

41.86

1

9

0

3

BC Lara

Win

52

46

5

1440

153*

35.12

2

7

7

4

GC Smith

SAF

33

32

7

1423

154*

56.92

4

8

12

5

S Chanderpaul

Win

51

43

10

1406

116*

42.60

2

10

3

6

SM Gavaskar

Ind

34

33

9

1398

221

58.25

4

8

2

7

CG Greenidge

Win

41

38

12

1383

214*

53.19

3

6

1

8

MA Atherton

Eng

39

39

6

1375

185*

41.66

2

9

1

9

RT Ponting

Aus

51

39

14

1362

156

54.48

4

5

3

10

ML Hayden

Aus

39

39

13

1287

101*

49.50

1

9

1

 

 

No Extras in Completed Innings

 

South Africa
did not concede any sundry runs in Australia's innings of 47. This was the 25th
time a completed Test innings did not have any extras.

 

This is the seventh time it has happened against Australia, and the fifth time in a Test in South Africa. 

 

The only other time South Africa has done this was in 1998, when Pakistan were bowled out for 134 in the Port Elizabeth Test.

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