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Discussion in 'International Cricket' started by smhbcfc, Nov 29, 2013.
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Here's one to get us going - there have been 2 tied test matches in the history of the game:
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane in 1960 - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62888.html
India v Australia at Chennai in 1986 - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63438.html
Raul Dravid holds the record for the most catches by a player in tests (excluding wicket keepers) with 210
Kallis is 2nd with 198 and Ponting on 194.
Top Englishman is Andrew Straus with 121
The highest innings total in test cricket is 952-6 dec by Sri Lanka against India at Colombo in 1997.
Jayasuria scored 340, Mahanam 225 and de Silva 126.
Batting first India scored 537-6 - there was only time for 2 innings!
3 players have taken 10 wickets in a test match and scored 100 aggregate runs in the test:
A K Davidson - 124 runs and 11 wickets for Australia against West Indies at Brisbane in 1960
I T Botham - 113 runs and 13 wickets for England against India at Mumbai in 1980
Imran Khan - 117 runs and 11 wickets for Pakistan against India at Faisalabad in 1983
DB Close 18y 149d youngest Test player for England
Hasan Raza 14y 227d youngest ever Test player( Pakistan)
Most consecutive test matches for a team is Allan Border with 153 for Australia (79-94).
Mark Waugh is second with 107 and Sunil Gavaskar third with 106.
Alastair Cook is the highest placed English player (joint 4th) with 96. This is a current sequence, so will go to 97 this week.
Jacques Kallis has a higher test batting averager than Sachin Tendulkar.
Adelaide Ashes Tests: 30 (Australia won 16, England won nine, with five draws)
First Adelaide Ashes Test: 12-16 December 1884 - England needed less than four days to pull off an eight-wicket win. Billy Barnes made 134 for England, the highest score of the series, while Yorkshire left-arm spinner Bobby Peel opened the bowling, taking 3-68 and 5-51 on his debut.
Highest Ashes total: 620-5 declared by England in December 2010.
Lowest Ashes total: 100 all out by Australia in March 1892. Johnny Briggs (6-49) and George Lohmann (3-46) bowled unchanged as the hosts crumbled on a wet wicket.
He does indeed 55.44 against 53.78 - Kallis also has taken 288 test wickets to Tendulkar's 46
The worst test bowling average (minimum 2000 deliveries) is EAR de Silva of Sri Lanka - he played 10 tests conceding 1032 runs and taking 8 wickets for an average of 129.0.
Worst Englishman is Ian Salisbury with 76.95 - he played 15 tests conceding 1539 runs and took 20 wickets.
Asoka de Silva is now an umpire.
The player who holds the record for most LBWs in test matches is India's Anil Kumble with 156. It will surprise few to know that Messrs Muralitharan and Warne are 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Engalnd's best is a certain IT Botham with 81
The 200-run partnership between Clarke and Haddin today was the highest partnership and the first double-century stand for the sixth wicket in Tests at Adelaide Oval.
New Zealand's Martin Crowe and England's Michael Vaughan have hit three centuries while following on in Tests, the most by a batsman. Andy Flower of Zimbabwe has hit five fifty-plus scores and 635 runs while following on, the most by a batsman in such innings
Not following on, but we need a bit of this backbone in our 2nd innings
Mohammad Hafeez has fallen to Dale Steyn 15 times in all international matches; in the last 12 years, no bowler has dismissed a batsman more often - bunny!
Ian Healy and Mark Boucher collected 67 dismissals in 1993 and 1998 respectively, the most collected by a wicketkeeper in a year in Tests. Adam Gilchrist came close to equalling the record in 2004 but he fell short by just one dismissal
Most individual test runs in a day was 309 scored by Don Bradman against England at Leeds in 1930.
Batting at 3 he was in early as the first wicket fell with just 2 runs on the board. He was eventually out the following day for 334
Quinton de Kock's remarkable effort against India - 135 in Johannesburg, 106 in Durban and 101 ain Centurion - made him only the fifth batsman ever to score three successive hundreds in one-day internationals, following Zaheer Abbas (in 1982-83), Saeed Anwar (1993-94), Herschelle Gibbs (2002-03) and AB de Villiers (2009-10). And de Kock's 342 runs overall broke the record for a three-match bilateral series, which stood at 330, by New Zealand's Martin Guptill (103 not out, 189 not out, 38) in England earlier this year
England have had 79 captains at Test level from 1876 to today.
Atherton captained the most at 54
Several only captained 1 inc Mark Butcher,Chris Cowdrey,John Edrich and Tom Graveney
South Africa have now gone 14 series without defeat - their longest unbeaten streak and the joint-third-longest by any team in Tests. Only Australia (16 series) and West Indies (29) have gone longer without a series loss. In their last 25 series, South Africa have lost only once.