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Postby puneets » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:25 am

[size=18px]Three 140s in a Test innings[/size]

Yesterday, three Indian batsman scored more than 140 runs each.
Here is a list of Test matches in which one side achieved three individual scores of 140 or greater in one innings.

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Eng (903-7d) v Aus  The Oval   1938     W
L Hutton 365; M Leyland 187; J Hardstaff, jr 169*

Ind (676-7)  v SL   Kanpur     1986-87  D
SM Gavaskar 176; M Azharuddin 199; Kapil Dev 163

SAf (600-3d) v Zim  Harare     2001-02  W
HH Gibbs 147; G Kirsten 220; JH Kallis 157*

Ind (588-8d) v WI   Gros Islet 2006     ?
V Sehwag 180; R Dravid 146; M Kaif 148*


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Postby PKBasu » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:07 am

puneets wrote:Inzamam-ul-Haq became the first player in the Limited-overs International cricket to be dismissed in 9 different ways.

Bowled (36)
Caught in the field (104)
Caught by the wicketkeeper (43)
Caught and bowled (10)
LBW (33)
Run out (38)
Stumped (12)
Hit wicket (1)
Obstructing the fielder (1)


Looks like the only way he hasn't been dismissed is "hitting the ball twice". You are out if you hit the ball twice at any time other than when it is heading towards your stumps. (One of the stranger laws of cricket...of course aimed primarily at disallowing double hits -- drop-dead defense followed by a big hit for six or four).

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Postby puneets » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:05 pm

Kumble has equalled Courtney Walsh's tally of 519 test wickets. He's now placed 4th in the list of bowlers with most number of test wickets.
Warne (685), Murali (635) and McGrath (542) have the first 3 spots.

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Postby Sandeep » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:59 pm

Kumbles's performance in the last 3 to 4 years is nothing short of a spectacle. He is clearly a better bowler now than what he was between the 1996-2000 period! The best part is, he is doing well on foreign pitches too, let it be England where we won a test or in Australia and now WI. Great going!!

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Postby PKBasu » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:34 am

Yes, indeed, Kumble has matured significantly with age and is now a far more potent bowler than he was prior to 2002. He has added variety (particularly the googly) to his armoury and turns the ball more now. The variety and unpredictability make him all the more difficult to play.

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Postby puneets » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:54 am

PKBasu wrote:Looks like the only way he hasn't been dismissed is "hitting the ball twice".


There's another way of getting out - "Timed out"

Law 31: Timed out: An incoming batsman must be ready to face a ball (or be at the crease with his partner ready to face a ball) within 3 minutes of the outgoing batsman being dismissed, otherwise the incoming batsman will be out.

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350+ runs by India in a day's play

Postby puneets » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:22 pm

[size=18px]350+ runs by India in a day's play[/size]

Here is a list of Test matches during which India scored at least 350 runs during a day's play. The first column gives the day of the match when the score was achieved. The final score of the innings is given in parentheses.

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1   372     0-0 to 372-7 (379ao)  v SAf  Bloemfontein 2001-02  L
2   369     0-0 to 369-3 (633-5d) v Aus  Calcutta     1997-98  W
2   366   284-3 to 650-5 (705-7d) v Aus  Sydney       2003-04  D
1   361     0-0 to 361-4 (588-8d) v WI   Gros Islet   2006
1   356     0-0 to 356-2 (675-5d) v Pak  Multan       2003-04  W
5*  355   321-3 to 676-7 (676-7)  v SL   Kanpur       1986-87  D
3   355    77-3 to 432ao (432ao)  v Eng  Manchester   1990     D
5   353    76-0 to 429-8 (429-8)  v Eng  The Oval     1979     D
1   351     0-0 to 351-3 (518-7d) v SL   Colombo(SSC) 1998-99  D
4   351    11-0 to 362-6 (409ao)  v Aus  Brisbane     2003-04  D

*There was no play on the second day, so this was the fourth day of the actual play.

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Postby puneets » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:57 am

Sehwag has scored 3996 test runs in 77 innings (avg of 53.6). Most likely he'll pass the 4000 run mark in his next test. That'll place him in 10th position for fastest 4000 test runs. Interestingly, he'll be the fastest Indian to scoree 4000 test runs.

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Postby puneets » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:11 am

Anil Kumble completed 200 away test wickets today.
His overall tally (home + away) is now 525 test wickets.

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Postby puneets » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:47 pm

Sehwag completed 4000 runs in test cricket. He's the fastest Indian to score 4000 test runs (79 innings).

Gavaskar 81
Dravid 84
Tendulkar 86
Azhar 88

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Postby Kumar » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:05 am

I was just reading the stats from last test match..
http://in.rediff.com/cricket/2006/jun/28stats.htm

- The 100-run partnership with Laxman in the second innings was the 63rd involving Rahul Dravid. With this Dravid equalled Australian Allan Border's tally. It needed Dravid 91 innings lesser than Border to come at par with him. One more century partnership and he will equal another Australian Steve Waugh's world record of most century partnerships.


This statistics illustrates the staying power of Dravid..

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Postby PKBasu » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:35 am

Of all the batsmen who have scored more than 8500 test runs, Dravid (who passed 9000 in this test) has the highest batting average. I think he will soon have to be acknowledged as the greatest test batsman since Bradman, with only Sunny Gavaskar as competition.

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Postby Sandeep » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:33 am

Dravis also is the fastest to score 9000 runs. He achieved this feat in 176 innings, one less than record holder Lara. The top 5 are

Dravid - 176 innings
Lara - 177 innings
Sachin - 179 innings
Gavaskar - 192 innings
Border - 207 innings

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Postby jaydeep » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:47 pm

Sri Lanka smashed record of highest ODI score against Netherlands ... Sri Lanka scored 443 runs to break SA's 438 runs previous record.

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Postby puneets » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:01 pm

Century/duck on captaincy debut in ODIs

Just the other day, Hussey scored a century on his captaincy debut for Australia. Here are other similat instances.

Century in the first match as a captain in a Limited-over International:

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171* GM Turner      NZ  v EAf  Birmingham   Jun  7, 1975 W
106* RB Richardson  WI  v Pak  Sharjah      Oct 17, 1991 W
110  SR Tendulkar   Ind v SL   Colombo(RPS) Aug 28, 1996 L
102  ST Jayasuriya  SL  v Zim  Colombo(SSC) Jan 26, 1998 W
109* MEK Hussey     Aus v WI   Kuala Lumpur Sep 18, 2006 L


The following player scored a century in his second match as a captain
having not batted in the first:

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101  IH Romaine     Ber v Can  Toronto      Aug 21, 2006 W


'Duck' in the first match as a captain in a Limited-over International:

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APB Tennekoon  SL  v WI   Manchester  Jun  7, 1975
HR Shah        EAf v NZ   Birmingham  Jun  7, 1975
N Gifford      Eng v Pak  Sharjah     Mar 26, 1985
Gazi Ashraf    BD  v Pak  Moratuwa    Mar 31, 1986
SM Pollock     SAf v Pak  Sharjah     Mar 28, 2000
RR Sarwan      WI  v Eng  Georgetown  Apr 18, 2004
RW Staples     USA v NZ   The Oval    Sep 10, 2004
Rajin Saleh    BD  v SAf  Birmingham  Sep 19, 2004
HR Rinke       Zim v WI   Gros Islet  May 10, 2006


The following player was dismissed for a 'duck' in his fifth match as a
captain having not batted in the first four:

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RGD Willis     Eng v Aus  Sydney      Jan 11, 1983

Note: All matches were lost.

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