Numbers Don't Lie

Number’s Don’t Lie – Episode 01

Here are Top-50 Stats for the 1st Week Of December:

1) New Zealand’s Bert Sutcliffe was born on 17th November 1923. He scored 2,727 runs in 42 Tests at an average of 40.10, but was never on the Winning side.

2) Last time when India lost 4 wickets for less than 30 runs was against Newzealand at Ahmedabad in 2010, India were 15/4.
That test was drawn.

3) MS Dhoni & Kumar Sangakkara were the first set of keepers to score 100’s in the same ODI at Jaipur in 2005.

4) Six maidens in a Row with 3 wickets by Suranga Lakmal:
Since 2001 only Jerome Taylor has made a longer streak (40 dots balls) against Australia in Jamaica in 2015. #INDvSL

5) Most DUCKS in a calendar year for an Indian captain in International Cricket :
5 – Kapil Dev, 1983
5* – Virat Kohli, 2017
4 – Bishen Singh Bedi, 1976
4 – Sourav Ganguly, 2001 and 2002
4 – MS Dhoni, 2011

6) Indians got out on the first ball of the match 3 times at Kolkata.
1974: S Naik
1983: Gavaskar
2017: KL Rahul

7) Debut and Retirement of Sachin Tendulkar:
15-11-1989: Tendulkar made his debut for India v PAK, Karachi
16-11-1989: Tendulkar came out to bat for the 1st time for India
15-11-2013: Tendulkar came out to bat for last time for India v WI, Mumbai
16-11-2013: Tendulkar’s last day in Test Cricket.

8) 2001: Simon Katich scored 228 Not Out for WA against SA.
Makes his Test debut in an Ashes series as a 25-year-old later that year.
2017: Cam Bancroft scores 228 Not Out for WA against SA.
Could make his Test debut in an Ashes series as a 25-year-old next week.

9) 4 Wickets vs India in T20I:
TA Boult’s 4 for 34 vs India provides the ninth occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets against India in a T20I. It also provides the third occasion of New Zealand bowler accomplishing such a feat against India.

10) 98thTime:
V Kohli’s 65 vs NZ provides the 98th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the third occasion of an Indian captain scoring a fifty in a T20I.

11) Most Fifties:
V Kohli’s 65 vs NZ provides the 18th occasion of his scoring a fifty in a T20I. He holds the record for most 50’s scored by a batsman in T20Is.

12) 141st Time:
TA Boult captured 4 for 34 in this game to provide the 141st occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in a T20I. It also provides the eleventh occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing four or more wickets in a T20I.

13) Munro Stats:
Colin Munro is the first batsmen to score 2 T20I centuries in a calendar year, overall he is the 4th batsmen to score 2 T20I 100’s.

14) Indians In Record Books:
57 runs conceded by M.Siraj vs NZ is the 3rd highest runs conceded by any bowler on their T20I debut. In the list of these 3 bowlers 2 are from India.
James Anderson (64)
Joginder Sharma (57)
Muhammad Siraj (53)

15) 200 Runs Partnership:
(Latham & Taylor)
a) It was overall 124th occasion in history of ODI Cricket that two batsmen have added 200 or plus runs partnership.
b) In history of ODI cricket it was 15th Occasion that 200 or plus runs partnership has been added for 4th wicket.
c) It was 18th occasion that 200 or plus runs partnership have been added against India.
d) It was 6th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting 200 plus runs partnership in history of ODI Cricket.
e) It was 1st occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a 200 plus runs partnership against India in ODI Cricket History.
f) It was record partnership for any wicket against India in one day cricket History by Newzealand.
g) It was the 7th occasion of batsmen posting exact 200 runs partnership in History of ODI Cricket.

16) Pakistan Cricket Combined Stats in All Formats:
Bowling Stats:
Time Span: 1952-2017
Players: 299
Matches: 1416
Innings: (Bowled): 9702
Runs Conceded: 388479
Balls: 663627
Wickets: 12582
Average: 30.87
Eco: 3.51
Strike Rate: 52.7
5 Wickets: 350
10 Wickets: 50
BBI: 9/56
BBM: 14/116

17) 4’s & 6’s Stats:
Players with maximunm fours but no sixes in an innings in ODI’s (Minimum 20 Fours)
a) David Warner:
173 vs SA at Newlands on 12/10/2016
4’s: 24
6’s: 0
b) T. Dilshan
161* vs BAN at Melbourne on 26/02/2015
4’s: 22
6’s: 0
c) N.Astle
119 vs Pakistan on 28/02/2001 at Carisbrook
4’s: 21
6’s: 0
d) B.Lara
153 vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 05/11/1993
4’s: 21
6’s: 0
e) S.Fleming
134* vs SA at New Wanderers Stadium on 16/02/2003
4’s: 21
6’s: 0
f) B.Lara
128 vs Pakistan at Kingsmead on 19/02/1993
4’s: 20
6’s: 0
g) R. Kaluwitharana
102 vs England at SSC Colombo on 27/03/2001
4’s: 20
6’s: 0
h) S. Chanderpaul
150 vs England at Buffalo Park on 24/01/1999
4’s: 20
6’s: 0
i) S. Dhawan
119 vs West Indies at Green Park on 27/11/2013.
4’s: 20
6’s: 0

18) T20I Stats:
Sri Lanka have only twice used 8 bowlers in T20I Match & Both the time they used 8 bowlers against Pakistan.
Both times in Subcontinent and against the same team as well.

19) All 10 wickets in Innings taken by Opening Bowlers in ODI’s:
Since the start of ODI cricket only once it happened that all the 10 wickets have been taken by opening bowlers.
I Wardlaw & J H Davey of Scotland took 4/22 & 6/28 on 14/01/2015 vs Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

20) 90 & 100:
On 68 occassions in ODI cricket history where 90’s & 100’s have been scored in same innings, it was 5th time NZ did the same. 2nd time against India by NZ & first time batting 2nd by NZ as well.

21) 50th Innings in T20I:
V Kohli was playing his 50th innings vs NZ. He became the 36th batsman in the history of T20I’s to play 50 plus innings. He also became the fifth Indian batsman to play 50 plus innings.

22) Pakistan Cricket Combined Stats in All Formats:
Batting Stats:
Time Span: 1952-2017
Players: 299
Matches: 1416
Innings: (Batted): 15875
Not Out: 2631
Runs: 386768
Highest Score: 337
Average: 29.20
100’s: 568
50’s: 1880
Ducks: 1464

23) Incredible Chase Statistics Of Pakistan In ODI’s:
Pakistan’s ODI Successful Chasing record after Losing 5 Wickets with 150 0r more Runs Still Required:

a) 02/01/1987
Pakistan vs Australia at WACA Ground
Target: 274
Fall of 5th Wicket: 96
Runs to chase with remaining 5 wickets: 178
Result: Pakistan won by 1 wicket
b) 26/05/2013
Pakistan vs Ireland at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground
Target: 230
Fall of 5th Wicket: 60
Runs to chase with remaining 5 wickets: 170
Result: Pakistan won by 2 wickets
c) 23/08/2014
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium
Target: 275
Fall of 5th Wicket: 106
Runs to chase with remaining 5 wickets: 169
Result: Pakistan won by 4 wickets
d) 08/12/2014
Pakistan vs New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Target: 247
Fall of 5th Wicket: 86
Runs to chase with remaining 5 wickets: 161
Result: Pakistan won by 3 wickets
e) 31/10/2010
Pakistan vs South Africa at Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Target: 287
Fall of 5th Wicket: 136
Runs to chase with remaining 5 wickets: 151
Result: Pakistan won by 1 wicket

24) Pakistan, World Cup Matches, Extras & 132:
2 times Pakistan team have been dismissed on 132 in WC matches and Extras were the highest scorer in those 2 matches from Pakistani batting line up.
In 1999 WC Final vs AUS at Lord’s Pakistan scored 132 and the highest scorer were 25 extras.
In 2007 WC vs Ireland at Sabina Park Pakistan scored 132 and the highest scorer were 29 extras.
Other Than WC matches Pakistan have been dismissed on 168 vs SL at Dambulla in 2009 where 26 extras were the highest Scorer.

25) 1st Ball Dismissal:
So far 68 times in history of ODI Cricket batsmen have been dismissed on first ball of the match.
10 Pakistani batsmen features in this list.
Mudassar Nazar on 25/05/1987 was the first one and Azhar Ali on 30/09/2016 was the 10th Pakistani batsmen to feature in this list.

26) 90 & 100 in the same Innings:
New Zealand batsmen LRPL Taylor {95} and Latham {103 not out} scored ninety and century against India at Mumbai on 22.10.17 to provide the 68th occasion of batsmen scoring ninety and century in the same innings of one day game in the history of one day internationals.

27) Interesting Stats:
There have been 32 instances in ODI Cricket when Sides Chasing Target and Loosing Match with 5 or More Wickets in Hand.
(Excludes Matches with Revised Target)
India (So Called Best Chaser) with poor record of 8 times among these 32 is at the top of the list.
Pakistan only once lost a match vs SL at Sharjah on 12/04/2002 when they scored 230/5 while target was 239.

28) Highest T20I score by a Pakistani batsman on his T20I debut is 47 by Umar Amin vs West Indies at Kingstown in 2013.
Highest T20 score by a West Indian batsman on his T20I debut is 51 by M. Samuels vs England in 2006-07.

29) There are 9 TIED matches so far in the history of T20I Cricket.
Pakistan have featured in 3 of them against IND, ENG & AUS.
And Surprisingly,
West Indies have also featured in 3 tied matches and all of the 3 against New Zealand.

30) In 100 years of Test Cricket from 1917 till 2017, Imran Khan was the 1st oldest player to pick 7 wickets in an innings at the age of 35 years and 129 days, James Anderson joined him as a second bowler in this specific category at the age of 35 Years and 39 days.

31) 5 Wickets For 50 or fewer Runs:
It is overall 17th insatnce at home for India loosing 5 wickets for 50 or fewer runs & 5th instance in last 30 years of Test Cricket for India.

32) In Year 2000 on 18th November, Andy Flower with his 183* against India at Delhi started a magnificient season where he scored 1466 runs with an average of 133.27

33) Sri Lanka have dismissed India below 200 for the second time in India in test cricket.

34) Sri Lanka in the 1st Test of the Series in India (Last 5 Instances)
2009-10 at Ahmedabad
Result: Draw
2005-06 at Chennai
Result: Draw
1997-98 at Mohali
Result: Draw
1993-94 at Lucknow
Result: Lost
1990-91 at Chandigarh
Result: Lost

35) Average Of Wicket Keepers in Test Cricket while batting at No.6 & No.7 (Minimum 50 Tests):
a) Adam Gillchrist 47
b) Matt Prior 40
c) Brendon McCullum 39
MS Dhoni 39
d) Brad Haddin 33
e) Kamran Akmal 31
f) Mark Boucher 30
g) Moin Khan 29

36) Virat Kohli is the 4th Fastest Indian to complete 5000 Test Runs & 11th Indian to achieve this milestone.
1) S.Gavaskar (95 innings)
2) V.Sehwag (98 Innings)
3) S.Tendulker (103 innings)
4) V.kohli (105 innings)

Among Smith, Root, Williamson he is the joint fastest with Root to achieve this milestone in 105 innings.
Smith: (97 innings)
Root: (105 innings)
Virat: (105 innings)
Williamson: (110 innings)

37) Most runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Tests :-
759 – S Tendulkar
671 – D Vengasarkar
668 – S Gavaskar
635 – R Dravid
582 – S Ganguly
537 – VVS Laxman

38) India at Feroz Shah Kotla in Tests:
33 – Played
13 – Won
06 – Lost
14 – Drawn
Sri Lanka have played only 1 match at Feroz Shah Kotla during December 10 – 14 (2005) & India won that match by 188 runs.

39) Sunil Ambris is the first ever player to get out off hit wicket on his first ball of the test career.
Sunil Ambris is overall 11th player to get out off hit wicket on debut in Test Cricket.
Darren Sammy was the last West Indies player to get out hit wicket against Bangladesh in 2011.

40) 5 times a bastmen has dismissed hit wicket for a golden duck in a Test inning. Out of these five, 3 players are from West Indies.
VA Holder vs India in 1975
DA Murray vs India in 1978
SW Ambris vs NZ in 2017*

41) Aussies Way Ahead:
In the 132 years since 1883, Australia have held the Ashes for approximately 78.5 years, and England for 53.5 years.

42) Australians have made 264 centuries in Ashes Tests, of which 23 have been scores over 200.
Englishmen have scored 212 centuries, of which 10 have been over 200.
Australians have taken 10 wickets in a match on 41 occasions, Englishmen 38 times.

43) From 1882 to the 5th Test of the 2015 Series:
Matches: 325
Won by Australia: 130 (40.0%)
Won by England: 106 (32.6%)
Matches drawn: 89 (27.4%)

44) Both Australia & England have won 32 series each out of 69 series and 5 series have been draw.

45) The last instance of England playing consecutive Test matches with all 11 players born in England was way back in August 1984.
Since then, England had only 8 matches with all 11 players born in England of the 387 Tests they played so far.

46) Last 3 Years In Test Cricket:

Azhar Ali: 2778 Runs in 28 Tests

Virat Kohli: 2778 Runs in 33 Tests

47) 10 or more Test 100’s without a 200

The lowest (Personal Highest) Scores without a 200

137 (11) A Shafiq
138 (11) M Amarnath
142 (14) A Lamb
153* (20) M Waugh
157 (10) S Katich
161* (10) Misbah
162* (11) A Prince
165 (13) D Martyn
166 (17) D Vengsarkar
167 (11) M Vijay

48) Rahane vs Pujara:

Rahane Test batting Average:

Home: 36.89
Away: 53.44

Pujara Test batting Average:

Home: 64.12
Away: 38.53

49) Kohli got to his century off 110 balls vs SL in 3rd Test.

Of those 110 balls, he played & missed NONE & edged just 2.6% of the deliveries in the innings.

50) Lowest highest scores for Test openers: (Min: 10 centuries)

167 – MURALI VIJAY (11 100s)
169 – Andrew Strauss (20 100s)
184 – Desmond Haynes (18 100s)
185 – John Wright (12 100s)
185* – Mike Atherton (16 100s)

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