HR Gopala Krishna

  • Like
Blogger

Second Test – Sri Lanka vs Australia

Australia capped SE Marsh for this test. He became the 422nd
cricketer to represent Australia
in tests. He also became the ninth Australian cricketer to make his test debut
against Sri Lanka.

 

 

Sri Lanka capped S Prasanna for this test. He became the 117th cricketer
to represent Sri Lanka
in tests. He also became the 12th Sri Lankan cricketer to make his
test debut against Australia.

 

 

DPMD
Jayawardene became the fifth fieldsman in the annals of test cricket to pouch
170 plus catches. He accomplished the feat when he caught Australian skipper MJ
Clarke of the bowling of Welegedera in Australian first innings which was his
170th catches, Other fieldsmen to pouch 170 plus catches are - R Dravid
{207}, ME Waugh {187}, RT Ponting {180} and SP Fleming {171}.

 

 

DPMD
Jayawardene holds the record for most catches in the annals of cricket on home
soil with 107 catches to his credit. JH Kallis of South Africa {101| is the other
fieldsman to pouch 100 plus catches on home soil.

 

 

Sri Lanka
was all out for 174 in the first innings of this test providing the seventh
occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed all out in an innings against Australia for a
team total less than 175.

 

 

SM Marsh was
capped by Australia in this test
providing the second pair of Father and son to be capped by Australia. His
father GR Marsh has represented Australia.
The first pair was EJ and SE Gregory.

 

 

Test cricket
has witnessed forty pairs of Father and sons representing the same countries or
different counties which include the Marsh pair of father and son - GR and SE
Marsh. Break up of this list country wise read thus - Australia {02}, England
{12}, India {08}, New Zealand {06}, Pakistan {02}, South Africa {05}, West
Indies {04} and Zimbabwe {01}.

 

 

SE Marsh scored 141 in
this test to become the 83rd batsman in the annals of test cricket
to score a hundred on debut. He is the 18th Australian batsman to
accomplish the feat.

 

 

SE Marsh {141} and MEK
Hussey {142} scored hundreds in this test providing the 32nd and 33rd
occasion of Australian batsmen scoring hundreds against Sri Lanka.

 

 

MEK Hussey
registered his third hundred against Sri Lanka when he scored 142 in
this test. The other two hundreds are - 133 at Brisbane
in Nov 2007 and 132 at Hobart
in Nov 2007. Thus his knock of 142 in this test represents his highest score
against Sri Lanka.

 

 

With three
hundreds to his credit against Sri Lanka,
MEK Hussey became the fourth Australian batsman to score three hundreds against
Sri Lanka.
Others are - ML Hayden {03}, DM Jones {03} and SR Waugh {03}.

 

 

MEK Hussey
completed 500 runs against Sri
Lanka when he was on 91 during his knock of
142 in this test. At the end of this test his aggregate stood at 551. He became
the tenth Australian batsman to total 500 plus runs against Sri Lanka. The
complete list read thus  - RT Ponting
{899}, SR Waugh {701}, ML Hayden {664}, MA Taylor {611}, DS Lehmann {554}, MEK
Hussey {551}, AR Border {543}, DM Jones {537}, DR Martyn {536} and JL Langer
{502}.

 

 

MEK Hussey's
142 in this test represent his 14th test hundred and 39th
fifty, He became the 17th Australian batsman to score 14 or more
hundreds.

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 33rd
occasion of a century partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka. This
partnership also provide the seventh occasion of Sri Lankan batsman posting a
three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against Sri Lanka.

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the
record partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka for the fourth wicket.
The previous best was 245 runs partnership between MJ Clarke and MEK Hussey at Brisbane in Nov 2007.

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the eighth
occasion of 200 plus runs partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka. All
the eight occasions are listed below.

 

 

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Start Date

1

DM Jones,
SR Waugh

6

260*

v Sri Lanka

Hobart

16 Dec 1989

2

MEK Hussey,
SE Marsh

4

258

v Sri Lanka

Pallekele

08 Sep 2011

3

ML Hayden,
JL Langer

1

255

v Sri Lanka

Cairns

09 Jul 2004

4

MJ Clarke,
MEK Hussey

4

245

v Sri Lanka

Brisbane

08 Nov 2007

5

MJ Slater,
MA Taylor

1

228

v Sri Lanka

Perth

08 Dec 1995

6

SM Katich,
JL Langer

6

218

v Sri Lanka

Col-SSC

24 Mar 2004

7

DS Lehmann,
DR Martyn

4

206

v Sri Lanka

Galle

08 Mar 2004

8

AC
Gilchrist, DR Martyn

3

200

v Sri Lanka

Kandy

16 Mar 2004

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the
second best three figure partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka for
various wickets. The best is the 260 runs unfinished stand for the sixth wicket
between DM Jones and SR Waugh at Hobart
in Dec 1989.

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the
third occasion of 200 plus runs partnership by Australian batsmen against Sri Lanka
for the fourth wicket. All the three occasions are listed below:

 

 

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Opposition

Ground

Start Date

1

MEK Hussey,
SE Marsh

4

258

v Sri Lanka

Pallekele

08 Sep 2011

2

MJ Clarke,
MEK Hussey

4

245

v Sri Lanka

Brisbane

08 Nov 2007

3

DS Lehmann,
DR Martyn

4

206

v Sri Lanka

Galle

08 Mar 2004

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 25th
occasion of 200 plus runs partnership by various team against Sri Lanka. This stand also
represents the sixth occasion of a 200 plus runs partnership by Australian
batsmen against Sri Lanka
for the fourth wicket which are listed below:

 

 

No

Partners

Wkt

Runs

Team

Opp

Ground

Start Date

1

MEK Hussey,
SE Marsh

4

258

Aus

Srl

Pallekele

08 Sep 2011

2

SC Ganguly,
SR Tendulkar

4

256

Ind

Srl

Mumbai

03 Dec 1997

3

MJ Clarke,
MEK Hussey

4

245

Aus

Srl

Brisbane

08 Nov 2007

4

SP Fleming,
CD McMillan

4

240

NZl

Srl

Col-RPS

27 May 1998

5

M
Azharuddin, SR Tendulkar

4

221

Ind

Srl

Col-RPS

02 Aug 1997

6

DS Lehmann,
DR Martyn

4

206

Aus

Srl

Galle

08 Mar 2004

 

 

SE Marsh and
MEK Hussey added 258 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the
record partnership for the fourth wicket against Sri Lanka. The previous best was
the 256 runs partnership between SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar of India at Mumbai
in Dec 1997.

 

 

KC
Sangakkara pouched three catches in Australia's innings in this test.
He became the fifth Australian fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings
against Australia.
Others are - ST Jayasuriya at Col-RPS in Aug 1992, KR Pushpakumara at Adelaide in Jan 1996, A Ranatunga at Galle in Sep 1999 and MS Atapattu at Col-SSC
in Sep 99.

 

 

KC
Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 101 runs for the third wicket in this
test providing the 19th occasion of a century stand by Sri Lankan
batsmen against Australia.
This stand also represents the sixth occasion of a three figure partnership for
the third wicket by Sri Lankan batsmen against Australia.

 

 

KC
Sangakkara's 69 in this test represent his fifth fifty against Australia.
Other four occasions are - 74 and 66 at Cairns
in Jul 2004 and 57 and 192 at Hobart
in Nov 2007. He became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score five or more
fifties against Australia
after PA de Silva who has scored seven fifties.

 

 

KC
Sangakkara's boundary fours aggregate at the end of this test read 1101. He
became the second Sri Lankan batsman and 12th overall to total 1100
plus boundary fours. DPMD Jayawardene is the other Sri Lankan batsman who has
an aggregate of 1166 boundary fours. The complete list is furnished below:

 

 

No

Batsman

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

Fours

1

SR
Tendulkar

Ind

181

298

32

14965

*248

56.25

1933

2

R Dravid

Ind

157

273

32

12775

270

53.00

1602

3

BC Lara

Win

131

232

6

11953

*400

52.88

1559

4

RT Ponting

Aus

153

261

28

12411

257

53.26

1413

5

JH Kallis

SAF

145

246

38

11947

*201

57.43

1315

6

SR Waugh

Aus

168

260

46

10927

200

51.06

1175

7

DPMD
Jayawardene

Srl

121

200

13

9801

374

52.41

1166

8

AR Border

Aus

156

265

44

11174

205

50.56

1161

9

AJ Stewart

Eng

133

235

21

8463

190

39.54

1121

10

V Sehwag

Ind

89

154

6

7735

319

52.26

1112

11

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pak

120

200

22

8830

329

49.60

1105

12

KC
Sangakkara

Srl

99

166

12

8572

287

55.66

1101

 

Latest Posts

Matches