Saturday, 30 November 2013

Records of Sir Don Bradman in Test Cricket

Here are some of the records held by Sir Don Bradman in Test Cricket who is known to be the greatest man to have played Cricket.

Most Runs in a Series - 974 vs Eng, 1930 (In England)

Most Runs in a Series by a Captain - 810 vs Eng, 1936/37

Most Double Centuries - 12 (Next best is 9 by Lara)

Most 250+ scores - 5 (334, 304, 299*, 270, 254)  (Next Best is Sehwag with 4 such scores)

Most Centuries against one team - 19 vs Eng (Next Best is 13 by Gavaskar vs WI)

Most Runs against one team - 5028 vs Eng (Next Best is 3636 by Hobbs vs Aus)

His Batting average of 99.94 is the highest for any batsman who has played more than 2 test matches.

His Batting average of 101.51 as a Captain in Tests is the highest for any batsman who captained more than 2 test matches.

Quickest to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 runs (Very quick!)

Most Centuries in Consecutive Matches - 6

First player to score 2 triple centuries in Tests (Lara, Sehwag and Gayle are the others to achieve this)

First player to be involved in 2 partnerships of 400+ (Sangakkara and Jayawardene are the other 2)

Averages 70+ against all opponents he batted (vs Eng, Ind, WI, SA)

 Courtesy: Evening News

Most Runs in a day - 309 (Only player to aggregate 300+ runs in a day in Test Cricket)

Only player to score 200+ runs in a day on 5 occasions.

Only player to score 3 200s in a single Test Series.

Highest Inning batting at No.7 - 270 vs Eng, Melbourne, Jan 1937.

Holds the record for fastest to score a double centuries in terms of time. He reached his double century in 214 minutes vs Eng at Leeds in 1930.

He finished his Test Career with 29 centuries in 1948. It was a record until Sunil Gavaskar overcame by scoring his 30th century in 1983.

Check out records compilation of other legends like SIR GARRY SOBERS  and GRAHAM GOOCH

This was written in a hurry. He holds many records in First Class Cricket - will be posted later. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Last Ball Six to win an ODI

Last Ball Six to win an ODI 

List of instances in ODIs when a batsman hit a six off the last ball to win the match. 

01. Javed Miandad to Chetan Sharma (4 runs were required off last ball)
Pak vs Ind, Sharjah, 18 April 1986

02. Lance Klusener to Dion Nash (4 runs were required off last ball)
SA vs NZ, Napier, 26 March 1999

03. Brendan Taylor to Mashrafe Mortaza (5 runs required off last ball)
Zim vs Ban, Harare, 2 August 2006

04. Shivnarine Chanderpaul to Chaminda Vaas (6 runs were required off last ball)
WI vs SL, Port of Spain, 10 April 2008

05. Ed Rainsford to Kevin O'Brien (1 run was required off last ball)
Zim vs Ire, Harare, 26 September 2010

06. Ryan McLaren to James Franklin (3 runs were required off last ball)
SA vs NZ, Potchefstroom, 25 January 2013

07. Nathan McCullum to Rangana Herath (1 run was required off last ball)
NZ vs SL, Hambantota, 12 Nov 2013

Also see
MS Dhoni holds the record of completing most ODIs with a six - Eight of those !
Full list of those 8 innings 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut

Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut

Rohit Sharma became the 14th Indian and 96th overall to score a century on Test Debut. 

118 - Lala Amarnath vs Eng, Mumbai, Dec 1933
110 - Deepak Shodhan vs Pak, Kolkata, Dec 1952
100*-AG Kripal Singh vs NZ, Hyderabad, Nov 1955
112 - Abbas Ali Baig vs Eng, Manchester, Jul 1959
105 - Hanumant Singh vs Eng, Delhi, Feb 1964
137 - Gundappa Viswanath vs Aus, Kanpur, Nov 1969
124 - Surinder Amarnath vs NZ, Auckland, Jan 1976
110 - Mohammad Azharuddin vs Eng, Kolkata, Dec 1984
103 - Pravin Amre vs SA, Durban, Nov 1992
131 - Sourav Ganguly vs Eng, Lord's, Jun 1996
105 - Virender Sehwag vs SA, Bloemfontein, Nov 2001
120 - Suresh Raina vs SL, Colombo SSC, Jul 2010
187 - Shikhar Dhawan vs Aus, Mohali, Mar 2013
177 - Rohit Sharma vs WI, Kolkata, Nov 2013

Facts and Records of Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut

# 14 Indians scored a century on their test debut.

# 8 in India and 6 outside India.

# Gundappa Viswanath scored a duck and 137 on his debut.

# Gundappa Viswanath and Virender Sehwag also scored a century in their debut First Class inning.

# Mohammad Azharuddin scored 3 centuries in his first 3 Test matches. Ganguly scored 2 centuries in his first 2 tests.

# Surinder and Lala, Amarnath, are the only father-son pair to score century on Test Debut. 

# Sehwag and Rohit Sharma have scored a double century in ODIs and a Triple Century in their First Class career. 

# Dhawan completed his century in 85 balls, which is the fastest by any player on his Test Debut. 

Distributions of Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut: 

Opposition wise Distribution: 
5 - England
2 - Australia
2 - New Zealand
2 - South Africa
1 - Pakistan
1 - Sri Lanka
1 - West Indies

Batting Order wise Distribution:
Openers - 1
No.3 - 4
No.4 - 1
No.5 - 3
No.6 - 4
No.8 - 1

Result wise Distribution:
Wins - 2
Lost - 3
Drawn - 8
(Rohit's is not included in this)

Innings wise Distribution:
Match inning:
1st Inning - 4
2nd Inning - 7
3rd Inning - 2
4th Inning - 1

Team Inning:
1st Inning - 11
2nd Inning - 3