Friday, 11 October 2013

300s by Indians in First Class Cricket

List of all the 300s by Indians in First Class Cricket. Below are the inning wise, team wise, opposition wise, batting order wise and more distributions(updated)

316*- Vijay Hazare
Maharashtra vs Baroda, Poona, 1939/40

309 - Vijay Hazare
The Rest vs Hindus, Bombay (BS), 1943/44

359*- Vijay Merchant
Bombay vs Maharashtra, Bombay (BS), 1943/44

319 - Gul Mohammad
Baroda vs Holkar, Baroda, 1946/47

443*- Bhausaheb Nimbalkar
Maharashtra vs Kathiawar, Poona, 1948/49

300*- Imtiaz Ahmed
India Prime Minister's XI vs Commonwealth XI's, Bombay (BS), 1950/51

323 - Ajit Wadekar
Bombay vs Mysore, Bombay (BS), 1966/67

340 - Sunil Gavaskar
Bombay vs Bengal, Bombay (WS), 1981/82

303*- Abdul Azeem
Hyderabad vs Tamil Nadu, Secunderabad, 1986/87

320 - Raman Lamba
North Zone vs West Zone, Bhilai, 1987/88

313 - Woorkeri Raman
Tamil Nadu vs Goa, Panaji, 1988/89

302*- A Kripal Singh
Tamil Nadu vs Goa, Panaji, 1988/89

377 - Sanjay Manjrekar
Bombay vs Hyderabad, Bombay (WS), 1990/91

366 - MV Sridhar
Hyderabad vs Andhra, Secunderabad, 1993/94

312 - Raman Lamba
Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, 1994/95

314*- Wasim Jaffer
Mumbai vs Saurashtra, Rajkot, 1996/97

301*- VVS Laxman
Hyderabad vs Bihar, Jamshedpur, 1997/98

323 - Devang Gandhi
Bengal vs Assam, Guwahati, 1998/99

305*- Pankaj Dharmani
Punjab vs J&K, Ludhiana, 1999/00

353 - VVS Laxman
Hyderabad vs Karnataka, Bangalore, 1999/00

308*- Dinesh Mongia
Punjab vs J&K, Jalandhar, 2000/01

300*- Gagan Khoda
Central Zone vs South Zone, Panaji, 2000/01

309 - Virender Sehwag
India vs Pakistan, Multan, 2003/04

300*- SS Das
Orissa vs J&K, Cuttack, 2006/07

306*- Sreekumar Nair
Kerala vs Services, Palakkad, 2007/08

319 - Virender Sehwag
India vs South Africa, Chennai, 2007/08

300*- Abhinav Mukund
Tamil Nadu vs Maharashtra, Nasik, 2008/09

302*- Cheteshwar Pujara
Saurashtra vs Orissa, Rajkot, 2008/09

301 - Wasim Jaffer
Mumbai vs Saurashtra, Chennai, 2008/09

312 - Sunny Singh
Haryana vs Madhya Pradesh, Indore, 2009/10

309*- Rohit Sharma
Mumbai vs Gujarat, Mumbai (BS), 2009/10

301*- Aakash Chopra
Rajasthan vs Maharashtra, Nasik, 2010/11

314 - Ravindra Jadeja
Saurashtra vs Orissa, Cuttack, 2011/12

327 - Kedar Jadhav
Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh, Pune, 2012/13

303*- Ravindra Jadeja
Saurashtra vs Gujarat, Surat, 2012/13

331 - Ravindra Jadeja
Saurashtra vs Railways, Rajkot, 2012/13

352 - Cheteshwar Pujara
Saurashtra vs Karnataka, Rajkot, 2012/13

300*- Taruwar Kohli
Punjab vs Jharkhand, Jamshedpur, 2012/13

306*- Cheteshwar Pujara
India A vs West Indies A, Hubli, 2013/14

Facts & Trivia


# Kumar Duleepsinhji scored 333 for Sussex vs Northamptonshire in 1930. He was born in India, but played Cricket for England. His knock is not included in the above list.

# Vijay Hazare’s 309 resulted in a loss by an inning for his team. It is the only triple century by an Indian in a lost FC match. And it is the only inning in FC history which resulted in an innings defeat for the team. There have been 5 other triple centuries which resulted in defeats – 343* PA Perrin (1904), 338* RC Blunt (1931/32), 319 RR Rossouw (2009/10), 312 JER Gallian (1996) and 301* PG Fulton (2002/03).

# Vijay Hazare scored 309 out of the 387 runs aggregated by his team, which is 79.85 % of the team’s runs.

# Imtiaz Ahmed’s 300* and Vijay Hazare’s 309 were while following on.Only other 2 triple centuries while following on in FC are 344 by WG Grace in 1876 (It was the first ever 300 in FC) and 337 by Hanif Mohammad in 1957/58 (Test)

# Imtiaz Ahmed is the only Wicketkeeper Batsman to score a Triple Century in FC amonng Indians. 

# Bhausaheb Nimbalkar's 443* is still the only quadruple century in First Class Cricket by an Indian.It is the 4th highest individual score in First Class Cricket. Complete list ->  http://cricketseervistats.blogspot.in/2013/06/the-day-when-brian-lara-scored-501.html

# Vijay Hazare’s 309, Imtiaz Ahmed’s 300* & Cheteshwar Pujara’s 352 were in the second inning of their teams.  Other 6 Cricketers to score a Triple Century in Second inning are – Bradman (452*), WG Grace (344), RC Blunt (338*), Hanif Mohammad (337), Mal Loye (322*) and Clyde Walcott (314*).

# A Kripal Singh’s 302* was scored while batting at No.7. It is the lowest batting position where an Indian has scored a Triple Century in FC. Also it is the highest score by a No.7 in First Class Cricket history.

# W Raman's 313 and Kripal Singh's 302* were in the same inning. 

# 850 runs were scored while MV Sridhar was at the wicket. It is the record in First Class History. Only others to be at crease for 800+ runs of their teams: 811 runs - R.Abel in his 357* for Surrey vs Somerset in 1899, 802 runs - Brian Lara in his 501* for Warwickshire vs Durham in 1994 (6 months after MV Sridhar’s 366) and 801 runs – Bill Ponsford in his 429 for Victoria vs Tasmania in 1922/23.

# Kripal Singh's 302* consisted only of 20 fours, which is 80 runs among those 302 (26.49%). It is the lowest boundaries share among all the triple centuries by Indians in FC. Next lowest is Dinesh Mongia's 308* which consisted of 15 Fours and 5 Sixes - 90 runs (29.22 %)

# Virender Sehwag is the only Indian to score a 300 in Test Cricket - He scored two.

# Virender Sehwag is also the only Indian to score a 300 in First Class Cricket outside India (309 at Multan).

# Pujara after his triple century (302*) scored 189 and 176 in next 2 consecutive innings. His 3 consecutive 175+ scores in First Class Cricket was the 3rd such occasion after WG Grace (344,177,318*) and Clem Hill (176,205,185). Recently Joe Root 182, 236, 179) became the 4th to join this list.

# Pujara (352) and T Kohli (300*) reached their 300 on the same day, 10th Jan 2013, but in different matches

# Ravindra Jadeja’s 314 consisted of 9 sixes, which is the most by an Indian while scoring a Triple Century in FC.

# Vijay Hazare's inning of 316* was in 387 minutes, it is the shortest inning of all the 39 triple centuries by Indians in FC.

# Cheteshwar Pujara’s 352 is the second highest individual score in team’s second inning in First Class History. The leader is Don Bradman who scored 452* for NSW vs Queensland in 1929/30.

# Taruwar Kohli’s 300* were scored in 823 mintues, which is the longest inning of a triple century by Indians in FC. However the longest inning in FC by an Indian and overall is 1015 minutes by Rajeev Nayyar in his 271 for HP vs J&K in 1999/2000. (He is the only player to bat for 1000+ minutes in a FC 
inning).

# Gul Mohammad, Ajit Wadekar, Woorkeri Raman, Dinesh Mongia, Sreekumar Nair, Abhinav Mukund & Ravindra Jadeja are the 7 Left Handed Batsmen while rest 23 players are Right Handed Batsmen.

# 30 Triple Centuries by Right Handed Batsmen (23) while 9 by Left Handed Batsmen (7)

# VVS Laxman and Ravindra Jadeja were involved in 5 matches in which a Triple Century was scored.

# Youngest to score a Triple Century in FC among the Indians is Wasim Jaffer @ 18y-8m-22d  in 1996.

# Oldest to score a Triple Century in FC among the Indians is Raman Lamba. He reached his second triple century on his 35th birthday in 1995.

# Fastest Triple Century in terms of Minutes is BB Nimbalkar's 443*. He reached the 300 run mark in 334 minutes.

# Fastest Triple Century in terms of Balls is Sehwag's 319. He reached the 300 run mark in 278 balls.

# Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his 3rd Triple Century on 11th october 2013. It is the earliest date of Indian First Class Season on which a player has scored a Triple Century. The only other player to bring up his triple century in the month of October is Raman Lamba. He scored 320 on 25th October 1987.

In Tournament Finals
309 - Vijay Hazare in Bombay Pentangular Tournament, 1943/44
319 - Gul Mohammad in Ranji Trophy, 1946/47
320 - Raman Lamba in Duleep Trophy, 1987/88

In Tournament Semi Finals
323 - Ajit Wadekar in Ranji Trophy, 1966/67
377 - Sanjay Manjrekar in Ranji Trophy, 1990/91
301*-Wasim Jaffer in Ranji Trophy, 2008/09


Most 300s by Indians in First Class Cricket
3 - Ravindra Jadeja & Cheteshwar Pujara
2 - Vijay Hazare, Raman Lamba, VVS Laxman, Wasim Jaffer & Virender Sehwag

Best Bowling in an inning while scoring a Triple Century
4/125 - Ravindra Jadeja (303*)
3/109 - Ravindra Jadeja (311)
3/119 - Vijay Hazare (309)

Batting Position wise Distribution
13 - Opener (1&2)
11 - No.3
9 - No.4
5 - No.5
1 - No.7

Match Result wise Distribution
25 - Drawn
13 - Won (All wins were innings wins except one)
1 - Lost (Also by an Inning)

Tournament Wise Distribution
32 - Ranji Trophy
2 - Duleep Trophy
2 - Test Cricket
1 - Bombay Pentangular Tournament
1 - Commonwealth XI in India and Ceylon
1 - India A vs West Indies A

Dismissal Analysis Distribution
20 - Not Out
14 - Caught (2 Caught & Bowled)
3 - Stumped
2 - Bowled

Match Innings Wise Distribution
17 - 1st Inning
19 - 2nd Inning
3 - 3rd Inning

Highest Individual Scores by Indians in First Class Cricket
443*- Bhausaheb Nimbalkar
377 - Sanjay Manjrekar
366 - MV Sridhar
359*- Vijay Merchant
353 - VVS Laxman
352 - Cheteshwar Pujara

Most 300s in First Class Cricket
6 - Sir Donald Bradman
4 - Bill Ponsford & Wally Hammond
3 - WG Grace, Graeme Hick, Brian Lara, Mike Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja & Cheteshwar Pujara

Most 300s in a single First Class Season
2 - WG Grace (1876/77), Bill Ponsford (1927/28), Sir Donald Bradman (1935/36) & Ravindra Jadeja (2012/13)

Team Wise Distribution
7 – Mumbai/Bombay
5 – Saurashtra
4 – Hyderabad
3 – Maharashtra
3 – Punjab
3 – Tamil Nadu
2 – India
1 – Baroda
1 – Bengal
1 – Central Zone
1 – Delhi
1 – Haryana
1 – India A
1 – India Prime Minister’s XI
1 – Kerala
1 – North Zone
1 – Orissa
1 – Rajasthan
1 – The Rest
39 – Total

Opposition wise Distribution
3 - Jammu & Kashmir
3 - Karnataka/Mysore
3 - Maharashtra
2 - Goa
2 - Gujarat
2 - Orissa
2 - Saurashtra
1 - Andhra
1 - Assam
1 - Baroda
1 - Bengal
1 - Bihar
1 - Commonwealth XI
1 - Himachal Pradesh
1 - Hindus
1 - Holkar
1 - Hyderabad
1 - Jharkhand
1 - Kathiawar
1 - Madhya Pradesh
1 - Pakistan
1 - Railways
1 - Services
1 - South Africa
1 - South Zone
1 - Tamil Nadu
1 - Uttar Pradesh
1 - West Indies A
1 - West Zone

Venue Wise Distribution
5 - Mumbai, Brabourne Stadium
3 - Panaji
2 - Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium
2 - Chennai
2 - Cuttack
2 - Jamshedpur
2 - Nasik
2 - Poona
2 - Rajkot, Khanderi Cricket Stadium
2 - Secunderabad
1 - Bangalore
1 - Baroda
1 - Bhilai
1 - Delhi
1 - Guwahati
1 - Hubli
1 - Indore
1 - Jalandhar
1 - Ludhiana
1 - Multan (Pakistan)
1 - Palakkad
1 - Pune
1 - Rajkot, Municipal Stadium
1 - Rajkot, Saurashtra University Ground
1 - Surat

Season Wise Distribution
5 - 2012/13
3 - 2008/09
2 - 1943/44
2 - 1988/89
2 - 1999/00
2 - 2000/01
2 - 2007/08
2 - 2009/10
1 - 1939/40
1 - 1946/47
1 - 1948/49
1 - 1950/51
1 - 1966/67
1 - 1981/82
1 - 1986/87
1 - 1987/88
1 - 1990/91
1 - 1993/94
1 - 1994/95
1 - 1996/97
1 - 1997/98
1 - 1998/99
1 - 2003/04
1 - 2006/07
1 - 2010/11
1 - 2011/12
1 - 2013/14* (Season Not Completed yet)