Sunday, 30 June 2013

Chris Gayle - In the list of Most Sixes in Cricket

The article – Chris Gayle’s Sixes in Cricket is about the number of sixes the Jamaican hard hitter of Cricket Ball has hit in all formats of the games. He completed 200 ODI sixes on 28 June 2013 in the opening game of Tri Series (India/Sri Lanka/West Indies) against Sri Lanka at his home ground Kingston. 
Chris Gayle became the 3rd player after Shahid Afridi (308) and Sanath Jayasuriya (270) to hit 200 Sixes in ODIs. As of 28th June 2013, he has 202 sixes in ODI Cricket.
Chris Gayle's Sixes

Most Sixes in ODI Cricket
Shahid Afridi
Sanath Jayasuriya
Chris Gayle
Sachin Tendukar
Sourav Ganguly

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Dale Steyn - Stats at age of 30 and 65 Tests

Dale Steyn celebrates his 30th Birthday on 27th June 2013. He is the premier fast bowler for South Africa for around a decade in both Tests and ODIs. He has been sensational in Test Cricket and been the best in the business for many years now. Since his debut he has thrashed any batting order in any conditions on any pitch.
Dale Steyn has taken 332 wickets in 65 Test Matches at a phenomenal average of 22.65 and Strike Rate of 41.10
Some stats involving Dale Steyn

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Players who played for 2 Countries in ODIs and T20Is

List of Players who played for 2 Nations in ODIs

01. Kepler Wessels for Australia (1983-1985) and South Africa (1991-1994)
Cricketers who represented two different Countries
Kepler Wessels
For Australia:
Batting: Mat – 54, Runs – 1740, Avg – 36.25, 50s – 14, 100s -1, Best – 107
Bowling: Mat – 54, Wickets – 18, Avg  – 36.38, 5WI – 0, BBI – 2/16

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Numbers

The seventh and the final edition of ICC Champions Trophy was won by the youngest team in the tournament, India. This was India's second ICC Champions Trophy title after a shared title in 2002. England lost another ICC ODI Tournament final! This was their 5th loss in finals after ICC WC 1979, 1987,1992 and ICC CT 2004. South Africa as usual could only get to Semi Finals to preserve the "Chokers" tag and Sri Lankan just couldn't defeat India. Defending champions Australia couldn't even qualify for the Semi Finals.

Lets summarize the whole tournament in Numbers.

Leading Run Scorers

Shikhar Dhawan
Jonathan Trott
Kumar Sangakkara
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli

Monday, 24 June 2013

Most Runs after 100 Innings in ODIs

Virat Kohli played 100th innings of his ODI career in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Final against England. He managed to score 43 runs and has an aggregate of 4230 Runs in 100 Innings of his 103 ODI matches. His tally of 4230 runs is the most by any Indian after playing the 100th ODI Inning.

By Indians

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Timeline of ODI Hundreds by Indian Batsmen

On 18 June 1983 
After 58 centuries in 215 matches in ODI cricket since 1971, the first century by an Indian batsman was scored. India were playing their 45th ODI and before that the highest score by an Indian was 95 by Kris Srikkanth but no hundreds. In the match against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup, KAPIL DEV became the first Indian to score an ODI century. It was a special one and still one of the best ODI inning. 

Since then 203 ODI centuries have been scored by 33 Indians.

Timeline of Centuries by Indians 

First Century 
175* (138) - Kapil Dev vs Zim at Tunbridge Wells on 18 June 1983

10th Century
103* (088) - Sunil Gavaskar vs NZ at Nagpur on 31 October 1987

25th Century
134* (160) - Navjot Singh Sidhu vs Eng at Gwalior on 4 March 1993

50th Century
124 (138) - Sourav Ganguly vs Pak at Dhaka on 18 January 1998

75th Century
100* (138) - Ajay Jadeja vs Aus at The Oval on 4 June 1999

100th Century
111 (124) - Sourav Ganguly vs Ken at Paarl on 24 October 2001

125th Century
107 (104) - VVS Laxman vs Pak at Lahore on 24 March 2004

150th Century
107* (101) - Gautam Gambhir vs Ban at Dhaka on 12 June 2008

175th Century
101* (100) - Rohit Sharma vs SL at Bulawayo on 30 May 2010

200th Century
128* (119) - Virat Kohli vs SL at Colombo on 31 July 2012

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Aus vs NZ Statistical Highlights: ICC Champions Trophy 2013

Australia were all set to play a Do or Die game to be the contenders for the Semi Finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Edgbaston on 12 July 2013. After their defeat against England in the first match they had to win against their another regular rivals, New Zealand. Australia won the toss and chose to bat. New Zealand bowlers continued their form and soon Australia were 10/2 in the 4th over. Half centuries from the Skipper George Bailey and Adam Voges steadied the inning. A cameo Glenn Maxwell took them to 243/8 in 50 overs. Mitchell McClenaghan finished with 4/65.

Rain Spoiled a must win match for Australia

New Zealand needed to chase 244 on this pitch of Edgbaston. Clint McKay dismissed both the openers cheaply and put Australia right on the track. But the clouds had some other ideas. Rain interrupted the play at 51/2 in 51 overs. And what next! Match never began again and was called off. Both teams were awarded a point each. Australia with 1 point needs to win the remaining game against Sri Lanka to have hopes to enter Semis.

Statistical Highlights of this Match

# Australia and New Zealand were meeting for the 4th time in ICC Champions Trophy. Australia 
had beaten New Zealand all the times before.

# They were playing their first ODI since their match in ICC World Cup 2011 at Nagpur.

# Australia and New Zealand were playing their 125th ODI match together. Only other 3 pair of teams to play 125+ matches are 139 - India vs Sri Lanka, 135 - Australia vs West Indies and 132 - Sri Lanka vs 

# This was their 3rd match in England. 

Australia Inning

# Philip Hughes registered his first Duck in ODI career in his 11th inning.

# George Bailey scored 55(91) which is his 6th Half century in ODIs and his 3rd as captain in 5 games.

# George Bailey also scored 55(69) against England in the previous games.

# Adam Voges scored his 3rd ODI fifty. He scored 77(76). This is his highest score in ICC Champions Trophy after his 15 runs in the first match against England.

McClenaghan became the fastest bowler to take 25 ODI wickets

# Mitchell Marsh achieved his highest score in ODIs with 22(22) in his 3rd ODI. In his first two ODI matches he scored 8*(5) and 5(12).

# Mitchell McClenaghan completed 25 wickets in his ODI career in his 9th match.

# Mitchell McClenaghan is the fastest bowler to reach 25 wickets in ODIs. He overcame Ottis Gibson and Ajantha Mendis who got their 25th wicket in 10th ODI.

# Mitchell McClenaghan finished with 4/65 in his 10 overs. This is his 4th 4-wicket haul in ODIs and 2nd consecutive in this ICC Champions Trophy. He is only the second bowler after Douglas Hondo in 2002 to take 2 4-wicket hauls in an edition of ICC Champions Trophy.

# Mitchell McClenaghan is the 4th bowler to take a 4 wickets against Australia in ICC Champions Trophy.

4/65 by Mitchell McClenaghan are the second best bowling figures by a kiwi bowler at Edgbaston after Chris Pringle's 5/45 in 1994.

# Australia's 243/8 in 50 overs is their highest total against New Zealand in England outstripping their 213/8 at Cardiff in 1999.

New Zealand Inning

# Luke Ronchi played 4 ODIs for Australia in 2008 and in this match he was playing against Australia.

# Clint McKay dismissed both the opener Guptill and Ronchi and had figures of 2/10 in 4 overs.
Clint McKay did the damage needed for Australia but Rain interrupted

# Rain stopped the play after the 15th over when the score was 51/2.

# Match could never begin again and was called off. Each point were rewarded a point each. 

# This is the 4th abandoned match in ICC Champions Trophy. Other 3 were 2 Finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2002 between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo and India vs Australia at Centurion in 2009.

Australia  needed a must win in this game but they could finish with earning one point only. Now for Australia to enter the Semi Finals

In Eng vs SL, SL should win
In SL vs Aus, Aus should win
In Eng vs NZ, NZ should win

New Zealand are not into semis for sure too. If they win their remaining gama against England, they will be into semis without any doubt.

Thats all from the Statistical Highlights of Australia vs New Zealand. Hope you liked it and see you all in the next game on 13th July between England and Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ind vs WI Statistical Highlights: ICC Champions Trophy 2013

India and West Indies, both won their first league games against South Africa and Pakistan respectively met to decide the first semi finalist of the 2013 edition of ICC Champions Trophy. The climate was overcast but the heat was on! Hence the team winning the toss had to field first. India did the same and put West Indies to bat. The danger man Chris Gayle was soon sent back and which won India half of the game. Keeper Johnson Charles and Brian Lara's look alike Darren Bravo steadied the inning and brought up 100 runs on the scorecard in the 20th over. After which the Ravindra Jadeja magic began! He soon dismissed Charles, Samuels and Sarwan in successive overs. Skipper Bravo and Pollard scored 20s but couldn't score big. The wickets kept felling but the former Skipper Darren Sammy was in other ideas. He smashed 56*(35) in no time and took Indies to a good score of 233/9. Ravindra Jadeja took a 5-for. 

India were dominating West Indies from the beginning

A good start by Indian openers, just like against South Africa, paved the way for what was to be seen as an easy win. Dhawan and Rohit put on another century partnership. Rohit scored a half century, while Dhawan went on to score another century. A little cameo from Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthick's stable innings took India to a 8 wicket victory. India qualified for the Semi Finals. 

Statistical Highlights of this Match 

# India and West Indies were meeting for the first time in England after almost 3 decades. Yes, they last met in England in 1983 World Cup Final. 

# This was 107th match between both the teams. Though West Indies had won more matches against India overall, but in the last half a decade it was the rule of India over the Indies. 

# India and West Indies were playing their 4th match in ICC Champions Trophy. 2 of the earlier 3 were won by West Indies. 

# The Oval has always been lucky for West Indies. Prior to this match they had won 9 out of the 11 played here. 

# At the same time, India had won only 3 of the 11 played here. 

# Virat Kohli was playing his 100th ODI and Ravichandran Ashwin his 50th. 

West Indies Inning
Chris Gayle was sent back cheaply by Bhuvneshwar
Chris Gayle was sent back cheaply by Bhuvneshwar

# Chris Gayle, the leading run scorer in the ICC Champions Trophy hasn't scored big yet in this season. He could manage only 21(18) in this match. 

# Chris Gayle completed 8500 ODI runs though. He is the 4th West Indian cricketer after Desmond Haynes, Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to achieve this feat.

# Johnson Charles scored 60(55). This is his 3rd 50+ score in ODIs. In previous 2 occasions he converted them into centuries. 

# Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 1(2) against Pakistan in the first match and scored 1(6) against India in this match. 

# Ravindra Jadeja completed 75 wickets in ODI career. He is only the 3rd Indian Left Arm Spinner to achieve this. Other two are Ravi Shastri (129) and Yuvraj Singh (109).

# Ravindra Jadeja took his first 5-wicket haul in ODI career. He eclipsed his previous best figures of 4/32 against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2009.

# Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian to take a 5-wicket haul in ICC Champions Trophy. The best bowling figures by an Indian were 4/38 by Sachin Tendulkar against Australia at Dhaka in 1998. 

# Ravindra Jadeja is the 3rd player to take a 5-wicket haul against West Indies in ICC Champions Trophy. Others are Jacques Kallis (5/30) in 1998 and Farveez Maharoof (6/14) in 2006. 

# Ravindra Jadeja's 5/36 are the joint 3rd best bowing figures by any overseas bowler at The Oval. The best being Umar Gul's 6/42 against England in 2010. 
Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian to take a 5-wicket haul in ICC Champions Trophy
Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian to take a 5-wicket haul in ICC Champions Trophy

# Ravindra Jadeja's 5/36 are the 3rd best bowling figures by an Indian in England.

# Darren Sammy scored his 5th half century in ODI

# Darren Sammy added 51* runs with Kemar Roach for the 10th wicket which is the highest 10th wicket partnership in ICC Champions Trophy. 

# This is the first time a player scored all the runs in a 10th wicket partnership of over 50 runs. Sammy scored all the 51 runs in this partnership while Kemar Roach scored 0*(8).
Former Skipper scored 56*(35) with 4 sixes
Former Skipper scored 56*(35). Only player to hit 4 sixes against India in ICC CT

# Darren Sammy's 4 sixes are the most number of sixes hit in an innings against India in ICC Champions Trophy. Only other batsman to hit 3 sixes against India is Ian Blackwell in 2002 in his 82(68).

# Darren Sammy's 4 sixes are the second most number of sixes by a West Indian in ICC Champions Trophy behind Philo Wallace's 5 sixes in 107(102) against SA in 1998 final. 

# Darren Sammy's Strike Rate of 160.00 is the 4th highest S/R in an innings of 50+ in ICC Champions Trophy. 

# West Indies' 233/9 is their lowest first innings total at The Oval.

India Inning

# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put another 100+ opening stand in this match. They had put on 127 runs in the first game against South Africa. 

# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the 4th Indian pair to put 100+ opening stand in successive ODI matchesOthers are Raman Lamba/Kris Srikkanth, Sachin Tendulkar/Sourav Ganguly (Twice) and Sachin Tendulkar/Virender Sehwag (Thrice).

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the 4th Indian pair to put on successive 100 + opening stands

# Rohit Sharma scored his 15th Half Century in ODIs and 7th against West Indies. And this is his 10th 50 away from home. 

# Virat Kohli needed to score 93 runs to have the record for Most Runs after 100 ODI matches. He fell on 22(18).

# Most Runs after 100 ODIs: 4177 Gordon Greenidge, 4146 Sir Viv Richards, 4107 Virat Kohli, 3994 
Brian Lara, 3857 Dean Jones.

# Shikhar Dhawan scored his second ODI hundred and second in consecutive ODIs.

# Shikhar Dhawan is the 9th Indian to score consecutive 100s in ODIs. Others are Sac
Virat Kohli plays a shot in his 100th ODI
Virat Kohli plays a shot in his 100th ODI

# Shikhar Dhawan became the second Indian after Sourav Ganguly to score more than one century in ICC Champions Trophy. Sourav Ganguly has scored 3,

# Most Hundreds in ICC Champions Trophy:
3 - Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle
2 - Shikhar Dhawan, Shane Watson, Saeed Anwar, Marcus Trescothick, Upul Tharanga

# Shikhar Dhawan is the 7th batsman to score 100s in Successive matches in ICC Champions Trophy. Other 6 are Saeed Anwar, Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Upul Tharanga, Chris Gayle and Shane Watson.

# Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the only 2 Indians to score 50+ scores in first their 2 matches in ICC Champions Trophy.

# Shikhar Dhawan is the 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (3) and Rahul Dravid (2) to score 2 or more ODI hundreds in England.

# Dinesh Karthik scored his 6th ODI 50.

# Shikhar Dhawan's consecutive ODI hundreds is the 83rd instance in ODIs.

# Virat Kohli is the 30th Indian to play 100 ODI matches.

# India's victory by 8 wickets is their 3rd victory by 8 wickets in ICC Champions Trophy. They had beaten Kenya in 2000 and England in 2002 by 8 wickets earlier.
Shikhar Dhawan is the 9th Indian to score consecutive ODI 100s
Shikhar Dhawan is the 9th Indian to score consecutive ODI 100s

# India's victory by 65 balls to spare is also their 3rd largest victory in ICC Champions Trophy. 

# West Indies' defeat by 8 wickets is their 3rd largest defeat after being defeated by 9 wickets by Sri Lanka in 2006 and by 8 wickets by Australia in 2006.

# This was West Indies' 10th loss in ICC Champions Trophy. Along with Pakistan they are the only team to lose 10 matches in the tournament. 

# This was India's 12th victory in ICC Champions Trophy. 

# With this win India are the first team to enter the Semi Finals of the tournament. They haven't cleared the first round since 2002 edition. 

# Pakistan are out of the tournament after India's victory. 

India play their next game against Pakistan on June 15th at Edgbaston
West Indies play their next game against South Africa on June 14th at Cardiff. This match's winner will be the second semi finalist from Group B

Thats all from the Statistical Highlights of India vs West Indies. Hope you liked it. 

Pak vs SA Statistical Highlights: ICC Champions Trophy 2013

After defeats in their first game, Pakistan and South Africa were to play a Do or Die game. On 10th June 2013, at Edgbaston both the teams met in the view of a must win game. Because the loser will be almost out from the tournament and the winner will be contending to go to the next round. The Proteas skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bat. South Africans got off to a good start with their openers Amla and Ingram putting up a 50 run stand. Ingram left the crease after scoring 20 but Amla went on to score 81 runs. But no one could play longer innings and the reason was not the Pakistani bowlers but the batsman themselves. Yes, 4 run outs in their inning. No firing in the death overs let SA make only 234/9 in 50 overs. 
South Africa win by 67 runs and stay alive in the tournament

Pakistan to order collapsed by the debutant Chris Morris. Pakistan scored at very low run rate as they could manage only 18 runs in first 10 overs. The run rate was never thought of to be increased as the wickets kept on falling. Misbah's 55 couldn't win another game for Pakistan and they were bundled for 167 runs with Ryan McLaren taking 4 for 19. South Africa won the match by 67 runs. 

Statistical Highlights of the match

# Pakistan and South Africa were meeting for the 63rd time in ODIs with already SA won 41 of them. 

# They were playing their second match in England since their encounter in 1999 WC at Nottingham. 

# Also this was their second meeting in ICC Champions Trophy. 

South Africa Inning

# Colin Ingram and Hashim Amla added 53 runs for the first wicket. 

# Hashim Amla completed 3500 ODI runs.He is the 11th batsman to score over 3500 ODI runs for South Africa. 

# Hashim Amla 81(97) scored his 20th Half Century in ODIs. This is Amla's 5th score in 80s. He also has 4 scores in 90s and 11 100s. 

# Hashim Amla completed 500 ODI runs against Pakistan. He has scored 576 runs in 11 matches against them at an average of 56.70. This is the second team against which Amla has completed 500 ODI runs. He also has scored 614 runs against England at 68.22

# Hashim Amla also completed 500 ODI runs in England. This is the only other country other than South Africa where he has managed to score over 500 ODI runs. 
Hashim Amla 81(97) scored his 20th half century and was judged the Man of the Match

# Hashim Amla completed 2000 runs in ODIs away from Home. He now has scored 2068 runs in 39 innings at ave of 60.61.

# Hashim Amla's average of 60.61 away from home is the second best after Ryan ten Doeschate's 66.35 among those who have played 25 or more ODIs away from home. 

# AB de Villiers during his 31(31) completed 1000 runs in ODIs against Pakistan. He is the 3rd South African player after Jacques Kallis and Gary Kirsten to score over 1000 ODI runs against Pakistan. 
AB de Villiers becomes the 3rd South African to complete 1000 ODI runs against Pakistan

# Chris Morris made his debut for South Africa replacing the injured Morne Morkel. 

# Chris Morris is the 110th player to represent South Africa in ODIs and overall 2090th player to play ODIs.

# There were 4 Run Outs in South African Innings (AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Chris Morris and Aaron Phangiso). It equaled the record for most Run Out dismissals in ICC Champions Trophy with India at Dhaka in 1998 against Australia. The overall ODI record is 5, which has happened 10 times!

# South Africa's 234/9 is their third lowest total while batting first in ICC Champions Trophy. Interestingly they have won all the 3 times! 
There were a record 4 Run Outs in South African inning. 2 by Skipper Misbah 

# South Africa's lowest total batting first in Champions Trophy was also against Pakistan in 2006, 213/8(50).

# Hashim Amla got his 12th Man of the Match Award in ODIs and 3rd against Pakistan.

Pakistan Inning

# Imran Farhat hasn't fired in last 4 matches. His scores are 9(34) and 5(24) against Ireland and 2(6) and 2(9) in the 2 matches in this tournament.

# Chris Morris became the 74th player for South Africa to take a wicket in ODIs. And overall he is the 1276th player to take a wicket in ODIs. 

# Aaron Phangiso took his first ODI wicket in his second ODI in this match. He is the 75th player to take a wicket for SA in ODIs and 1277th overall. 

# Misbah-ul-Haq scored his 25th half century in ODIs and no hundred yet!
Misbah Scored his 25th half century. But couldn't take his team par

# Misbah-ul-Haq equals Andrew Jones(NZ) with most half centuries without a century in ODI career. 

# Misbah-ul-Haq's 55(75) is his 6th half century in lost matches for Pakistan and 2nd in this tournament.

# Kamran Akmal registered his 9th Duck in ODIs and 3rd duck in 2013. Also this is his 3rd duck against South Africa as keeper. 

# Only Ian Healy has 4 ducks as wicket keeper against South Africa in ODIs. Kamran Akmal joins Adam Gilchrist and Adam Parore with 3 ducks as wicket keeper against SA. 

# Ryan McLaren got his best bowling figures (4/19) in ODIs. This is his 3rd 4-wicket haul in ODIs. 
Ryan McLaren achieved his best bowling figures in ODIS - 4/19

# Chris Morris took 2/25 in his debut ODI. He also 2 wickets each in his 2 T20Is for SA he has played. 

# Ryan McLaren's 4/19 are the 4th best bowling figures for SA in Champions Trophy. 

# Ryan McLaren has taken 7 wickets in first 2 matches of this edition. Most wickets in an edition for SA is 11 by Wayne Parnell in 3 matches in 2009

# South Africa's win by 67 runs is their 5th largest win in Champions Trophy and 2nd largest against Pakistan. 

# South Africa and Pakistan played twice in ICC Champions Trophy and on both occasions South Africa beat them. The first occasion was similar but more worse for Pakistan. SA scored 213/8 and won by 124 runs as Pak were dismissed for 89 at Mohali in 2006. 

# This was Pakistan's 10th loss in Champions Trophy. They are the only team to have this unwanted feat! 

# South Africa won their 11th game in Champions Trophy. 

Pakistan play their last group stage game against India on 15th June at Edgbaston. 
South Africa play their last group stage game against West Indies on 14th June at Cardiff. 

Thats all from the statistical highlights of Pakistan vs South.