Dominating the Aussies

Yuzvendra Chahal... Glenn Maxwell is his bunny.   -  PTI

6

The number of ‘bowled’ dismissals achieved by the Indian bowlers in the Ranchi T20 International against Australia. This is the first time the Indian bowlers are achieving this in a T20I. Their previous best was the 5 ‘bowled’ dismissals, which also came against Australia in Durban during the 2007 T20 World Cup. Incidentally, India became only the fifth bowling side, after South Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh and the UAE, to claim six ‘bowled’ dismissals in T20I.

7

The number of victories in succession achieved by India against Australia in T20Is, following the match in Ranchi, since October 2013. Australia broke India’s run in Guwahati on October 10, 2017 by registering an eight-wicket win. Australia’s previous victory against India in T20I came during the 2012 World T20 match at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 28, 2012. Incidentally, only Pakistan have managed more victories in successive T20Is against a particular side — nine against Zimbabwe from October 2008 to September 2015.

10

The number of T20I victories achieved by India against Australia. This is by far the most by any side against the Aussies in T20Is. The next best is 8 wins each by Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

1

The number of times Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a duck in T20Is. Overall, it was the eighth occasion he was being dismissed for a duck in his T20 career. All previous seven instances, before the Ranchi T20I, came while playing for his franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (six times in the IPL and once in the Champions League!).

48

The number of innings Virat Kohli played before his maiden duck in T20Is. It is the most number of innings played by any batsman before registering his first duck in T20Is. The table below has the details:

InnsBatsmanForT20I debut datemaiden duckAgainstVenue
48Virat KohliIndia12 June 201010 Oct 2017AustraliaGuwahati, ACA
41Shoaib MalikPakistan28 Aug 200610 Sep 2012AustraliaDubai
40Yuvraj SinghIndia13 Sep 200712 Feb 2016Sri LankaRanchi
39Samiullah ShenwariAfghanistan1 Feb 201014 Dec 2016UAEDubai, ICCA
36Eoin MorganEngland5 June 200929 Aug 2013AustraliaSouthampton

 

3

The number of wickets claimed by Pakistan’s Haris Sohail in his only over against Sri Lanka in the Dubai Test. He becomes the first bowler in Test history to claim three wickets in a single spell of one over. Interestingly, prior to this one-over spell, Haris had managed to claim just three wickets in his first-class career. He had bowled 43.2 overs during this period. For the record, previously three other bowlers have managed two wickets in their one-over spell in Test cricket. The details are given below:

Bowling Spell

Bowler

For

Opponent

Venue

Month, Year

Result

1-0-1-3

Haris Sohail

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Dubai

October 2017

Lost

1-0-5-2

Gordon White

South Africa

England

Cape Town

March 2010

Won

1-0-4-2

Heath Streak

Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka

Kandy

January 1998

Lost

1-0-1-2

Ramnaresh Sarwan

West Indies

India

Bridgetown

May 2002

Won

 

4

The number of teams that have managed to win a Test despite being dismissed for a total of less than 100 in the third innings of the match. Interestingly, the last occasion this occurred was way back in July 1902 — 115 years ago! The table below has the details:

Total

Winning side

Losing side

Venue

Month, Year

Result

60

Australia

England

Lord’s

July 1888

Aus won by 61 runs

84

England

Australia

The Oval

August 1896

Eng won by 66 runs

86

Australia

England

Manchester

July 1902

Aus won by 3 runs

96

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Dubai

October 2017

SL won by 68 runs

 

10

The number of years Pakistan remained unbeaten in a ‘home’ series before their 0-2 loss to Sri Lanka, that includes ‘home’ Tests in Pakistan, the UAE and England. The last time they lost a home Test series was in October 2007, against South Africa in Pakistan. They lost the two-Test series 0-1. South Africa won the first Test in Karachi by 160 runs, while the second Test in Lahore was drawn.

 

THIS WEEK IN 1996

October 24

At 14 years and 227 days, Hasan Raza of Pakistan became the youngest player to appear in a Test match — against Zimbabwe in Faisalabad. He is, in fact, still the youngest ever to appear in an international cricket match, across all formats!

 

QUERIES CORNER

In the recent Abu Dhabi Test, 16 wickets fell on the final day. Is this the most to fall on the fifth day of a decisive Test match?

— R. Bharath, Coimbatore

The 16 wickets to fall on the fifth day in Abu Dhabi equals the tally of a Test in Kandy on March 14, 1984, when New Zealand, before declaring at 201 for 8, lost six wickets on the fifth day, after which Sri Lanka were dismissed for 97. Thus, 16 wickets fell on the final day as the visiting side won by 165 runs.

On how many occasions has Yuzvendra Chahal (pic above) dismissed Glenn Maxwell? Can you please list all the dismissals?

— Ravi Kamath, Bangalore

Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed Glenn Maxwell on six occasions so far, the last five coming in successive games.

Date

Mode of dism

Venue

Series

Result

9 May 2014

caught

Bangalore

IPL

KXIP won

5 May 2017

caught

Bangalore

IPL

KXIP won

17 Sep 2017

caught

Chennai

ODI

Aus lost

21 Sep 2017

Stumped

Kolkata

ODI

Aus lost

24 Sep 2017

Stumped

Indore

ODI

Aus lost

7 Oct 2017

caught

Ranchi

T20I

Aus lost

Note: Maxwell plays for KXIP, while Chahal for RCB

 

When is the last time India lost a bilateral series at home in any format?

— S. Rajan, Nagpur

It’s been nearly two years since India had lost a bilateral series at home. Their last series loss came at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 25, 2015, when South Africa beat them by 214 runs to take the ODI series 3-2. Since then, in 11 bilateral series, including Tests, ODIs and T20Is, India have won 10 and drawn one!

South Africa, at Bloemfontein, reached 428 for 3 on the opening day against Bangladesh. Is this the maximum runs made by a team on the opening day of a Test after being put in to bat?

— Md Shiraz, Jamshedpur

South Africa’s 428 is the third highest score made on the opening day of a Test after being put in to bat by the opposition. The record total is 452 for 9 by New Zealand against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 7, 2005.

Note: All figures above are updated as on October 14, 2017.

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