Celebrating Herath

Sri Lanka's bowler Rangana Herath unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Australia's Peter Nevill during the third day of their third test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)   -  AP

101

The number of wickets claimed by Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath against Pakistan in Test cricket. He, thus, becomes the first bowler to claim 100 or more wickets against Pakistan in Tests. The table below has the details:

Most wickets against Pakistan in Tests

Bowler

For

Mts

Balls

Runs

Wkts

Ave

SR

5w

10m

Best

Bowling style

Rangana Herath

SL

20

6319

2835

101

28.06

62.56

8

2

9/127

LAS

Kapil Dev

Ind

29

5944

2982

99

30.12

60.04

7

1

8/85

RFM

Shane Warne

Aus

15

4051

1816

90

20.17

45.01

6

2

7/23

RLBG

Anil Kumble

Ind

15

4886

2590

81

31.97

60.32

5

2

10/74

RLB

Glenn McGrath

Aus

17

3835

1736

80

21.70

47.94

3

0

8/24

RFM

M Muralitharan

SL

16

4697

2037

80

25.46

58.71

5

1

6/71

ROB

 

14

The number of bowlers who have claimed 400 or more wickets in Test cricket. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) is the latest entrant to the club. Incidentally, he is the first left-arm spinner, the second left-arm bowler after Wasim Akram, and the fifth spinner overall to join the club. The full members’ list is:

** Three from India (Kapil Dev 434, Anil Kumble 619, Harbhajan Singh 417)

** Two from Australia (Glenn McGrath 563, Shane Warne 708)

** Two from South Africa (Shaun Pollock 421, Dale Steyn 417)

** Two from West Indies (Courtney Walsh 519, Curtly Ambrose 405)

** Two from Sri Lanka (M. Muralitharan 800, Rangana Herath 400)

** One from New Zealand (Richard Hadlee 431)

** One from Pakistan (Wasim Akram 414)

** One from England (James Anderson 506)

84

The number of Tests taken by Rangana Herath to claim his 400th wicket in Abu Dhabi. He is the fourth quickest to reach the landmark. Check the table below for details:

Fewest Tests to reach the 400 Test wicket landmark:

Tests

Bowler

For

Achieved on

72

M Muralidharan

SL

15 Jan 2002

80

Richard Hadlee

NZ

4 Feb 1990

80

Dale Steyn

SAf

30 Jul 2015

84

Rangana Herath

SL

2 Oct 2017

85

Anil Kumble

Ind

6 Oct 2004

 

39

The age when Rangana Herath claimed his 400th Test wicket. He is the oldest among the 14 bowlers who have reached the landmark. Check the table below for details:

Oldest to reach 400 Test wickets

YrsDaysBowlerForAchieved on  
39197Rangana HerathSL2 Oct 2017  
38216Richard HadleeNZ4 Feb 1990  
36331Curtly AmbroseWI17 Aug 2000  
36126Courtney WalshWI5 Mar 1999  
3413Wasim AkramPak16 Jun 2000  

Note: For the record, M Muralidharan is the youngest @ 29y-273d to achieve this landmark on 15 Jan 2002.

200

The number of wickets claimed by Rangana Herath after he turned 35. In the Abu Dhabi Test, against Pakistan, he became the first bowler to claim 200 Test wickets after the age of 35. The table below has the details:

Most Test wickets after the age of 35 years

Wkts

Bowler

For

Mts

Balls

Runs

Ave

5w

10m

200

Rangana Herath

SL

37

11055

5224

26.12

17

6

192

Clarrie Grimmett

Aus

33

13098

4735

24.66

18

6

181

Shane Warne

Aus

33

9215

4570

25.25

10

2

180

Courtney Walsh

WI

39

10168

3890

21.61

9

1

154

Anil Kumble

Ind

35

10192

5155

33.47

6

1

 

1

India’s latest ICC ODI ranking following their 4-1 series victory against Australia. This is the first time in their cricket history India are ranked No. 1 in both Tests and ODIs. The scoreline now reads 4-4 in the eight bilateral ODI series played between the two sides in India. India won the series in 1986, 2010, 2013, and 2017.

THIS WEEK IN 1952

October 18

India beat Pakistan by an innings and 70 runs in Delhi. This was Pakistan’s first ever Test match. India’s left-arm spinner Vinoo Mankad claimed 13 wickets in the match. His figures were 8-52 and 5-79. On the third and final day of the match, he claimed 10 wickets!

 

QUERIES CORNER

In the recent Potchefstroom Test, South Africa’s openers missed a milestone. Dean Elgar missed his double century by one run, while Aiden Markram missed his century by three runs. Is this the first time in Test cricket?

Yes. This is the first time it’s happening in Tests, where one opener misses a double century and the other a century. However, in Test cricket there have been four instances of both openers being dismissed in the nineties.

In The Oval ODI, West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph claimed all the five England wickets that fell in the innings. Has this happened before in ODIs?

Alzarri Joseph, in fact, became only the second bowler in ODIs to do so while claiming a five-wicket haul. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga achieved a similar feat against Pakistan in Mirpur in March 2014. He claimed all the five Pakistani wickets in their total of 260 for 5.

Is it true that David Warner’s ODI career blossomed after the year 2014? I believe he has scored majority of his ODI runs after 2014. Is this correct?

This is true. It actually began with his 127 against England at the SCG on January 16, 2015, which incidentally was the 51st ODI of his career. Since then, in the next 51 matches, he managed to make 64% of his total career runs in ODIs. The table below explains this.

David Warner in 101 ODI matches

ODIs/Period

Inns

No

Runs

Ave

S/r

100

50

HS

%runs

1-50 ODIs (2009-2014)

49

0

1539

31.41

83.51

2

10

163

36%

51-101 ODIs (2015-2017)

50

4

2731

59.37

105.93

12

7

179

64%

Total

101

4

4270

44.95

96.58

14

17

179

 

 

West Indies opener Evin Lewis had to retire hurt after making 176 at The Oval. Is this the highest ODI score by a batsman who had to ‘retire hurt’?

Evin Lewis’ 176 is now the highest score by any ODI batsman who had to ‘retire hurt’. The previous highest score in such a circumstance was 163 by Sachin Tendulkar in the Christchurch ODI against New Zealand in March 2009. Incidentally, Lewis’ 176 is not only the highest by any ODI batsman but in all international cricket. Australia’s Charles Bannerman, in the inaugural Test in Melbourne in March 1877, had to retire hurt after making 165. For the record, Bannerman’s 165 is Test cricket’s first ever century!

Note: All figures above are updated as on October 7, 2017.

 

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