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Milestones to Test match #2000

July 20, 2011 13:10 IST

As India and England prepare to square off in the first Test of the four-match series at Lord's, Rajneesh Gupta presents the many landmarks on the road to the 2000th match of cricket's longest version.

Landmark Tests

Test #1 - Australia v England at Melbourne in 1877

Test #100 - Australia v England at Sydney in 1908

Test #200 - South Africa v England at Johannesburg in 1930

Test #300 - England v Australia at Lord's in 1948

Test #400 - Pakistan v India at Karachi in 1955

Test #500 - Australia v West Indies at Melbourne in 1960-61

Test #600 - Australia v England at Adelaide in 1966

Test #700 - England v Australia at Nottingham in 1972

Test #800 - Australia v England at Melbourne in 1977

Test #900 - West Indies v England at Bridgetown in 1981

Test #1000 - Pakistan v New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1984

Test #1100 - England v West Indies at Manchester in 1988

Test #1200 - South Africa v India at Durban in 1992

Test #1300 - England v West Indies at Birmingham in 1995

Test #1400 - South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg in 1998

Test #1500 - England v West Indies at Birmingham in 2000

Test #1600 - Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore in 2002

Test #1700 - England v New Zealand at Lord's in 2004

Test #1800 - South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town in 2006

Test #1900 - New Zealand v West Indies at Napier in 2008

Test #2000 - England v India at Lord's in 2011

Summary of results

Mts

Won

Lost

Tied

Drawn

W/L

Won%

Australia

730

341

192

2

195

1.77

46.71

England

911

322

261

0

328

1.23

35.35

South Africa

358

125

124

0

109

1.00

34.92

West Indies

473

153

156

1

163

0.98

32.35

New Zealand

364

68

147

0

149

0.46

18.68

India

451

110

139

1

201

0.79

24.39

Pakistan

358

108

100

0

150

1.08

30.17

Sri Lanka

201

61

71

0

69

0.85

30.35

Zimbabwe

83

8

49

0

26

0.16

9.64

Bangladesh

68

3

59

0

6

0.05

4.41

ICC World XI

1

0

1

0

0

0.00

0.00

Highest team total

Score

Opposition

Venue

Season

Sri Lanka

952-6d

v India

Colombo (RPS)

1997-98

England

903-7d

v Australia

The Oval

1938

England

849

v West Indies

Kingston

1929-30

West Indies

790-3d

v Pakistan

Kingston

1957-58

Pakistan

765-6d

v Sri Lanka

Karachi

2008-09

Sri Lanka

760-7d

v India

Ahmedabad

2009-10

Australia

758-8d

v West Indies

Kingston

1954-55

Sri Lanka

756-5d

v South Africa

Colombo (SSC)

2006

West Indies

751-5d

v England

St John's

2003-04

West Indies

749-9d

v England

Bridgetown

2008-09


Lowest team total

Score

Opposition

Venue

Season

New Zealand

26

v England

Auckland

1954-55

South Africa

30

v England

Port Elizabeth

1895-96

South Africa

30

v England

Birmingham

1924

South Africa

35

v England

Cape Town

1898-99

Australia

36

v England

Birmingham

1902

South Africa

36

v Australia

Melbourne

1931-32

Australia

42

v England

Sydney

1887-88

New Zealand

42

v Australia

Wellington

1945-46

India

42#

v England

Lord's

1974

South Africa

43

v England

Cape Town

1888-89

# One batsman absent

Highest individual innings

Runs

Opposition

Venue

Season

BC Lara (WI)

400*

v England

St John's

2003-04

ML Hayden (Aus)

380

v Zimbabwe

Perth

2003-04

BC Lara (WI)

375

v England

St John's

1993-94

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

374

v South Africa

Colombo (SSC)

2006

GS Sobers (WI)

365*

v Pakistan

Kingston

1957-58

L Hutton (Eng)

364

v Australia

The Oval

1938

ST Jayasuriya (SL)

340

v India

Colombo (RPS)

1997-98

Hanif Mohammad (Pak)

337

v West Indies

Bridgetown

1957-58

WR Hammond (Eng)

336*

v New Zealand

Auckland

1932-33

MA Taylor (Aus)

334*

v Pakistan

Peshawar

1998-99

DG Bradman (Aus)

334

v England

Leeds

1930

Most runs in a match

Runs

Batsman

1st

2nd

Team

Opposition

Venue

Season

456

GA Gooch

333

123

England

v India

Lord's

1990

426

MA Taylor

334*

92

Australia

v Pakistan

Peshawar

1998-99

400

BC Lara

400*

-

West Indies

v England

St John's

2003-04

380

GS Chappell

247*

133

Australia

v New Zealand

Wellington

1973-74

380

ML Hayden

380

-

Australia

v Zimbabwe

Perth

2003-04

375

A Sandham

325

50

England

v West Indies

Kingston

1929-30

375

BC Lara

375

-

West Indies

v England

St John's

1993-94

374

DPMD Jayawardene

374

-

Sri Lanka

v South Africa

Colombo (SSC)

2006

365

GS Sobers

365*

-

West Indies

v Pakistan

Kingston

1957-58

364

L Hutton

364

-

England

v Australia

The Oval

1938

Leading run-scorers

Mts

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

0

SR Tendulkar (Ind)

177

290

32

14692

248*

56.94

51

59

14

RT Ponting (Aus)

152

259

28

12363

257

53.51

39

56

14

R Dravid (Ind+)

153

265

30

12314

270

52.4

32

60

8

BC Lara (WI+)

131

232

6

11953

400*

52.88

34

48

17

JH Kallis (SA+)

145

246

38

11947

201*

57.43

40

54

10

AR Border (Aus)

156

265

44

11174

205

50.56

27

63

11

SR Waugh (Aus)

168

260

46

10927

200

51.06

32

50

22

SM Gavaskar (Ind)

125

214

16

10122

236*

51.12

34

45

12

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

119

196

13

9630

374

52.62

28

38

11

S Chanderpaul (WI)

133

227

36

9367

203*

49.04

23

55

13


Highest partnership for each wicket

Wkt

Runs

Partners

Opposition

Venue

Season

1st

415

ND McKenzie, GC Smith (SA)

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

2007-08

2nd

576

ST Jayasuriya, RS Mahanama (SL)

v India

Colombo (RPS)

1997-98

3rd

624

KC Sangakkara, DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

v South Africa

Colombo (SSC)

2006

4th

437

DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera (SL)

v Pakistan

Karachi

2008-09

5th

405

SG Barnes, DG Bradman (Aus)

v England

Sydney

1946-47

6th

351

DPMD J'wardene, HAPW J'wardene (SL)

v India

Ahmedabad

2009-10

7th

347

DS Atkinson, CC Depeiaza (WI)

v Australia

Bridgetown

1954-55

8th

332

IJL Trott, SCJ Broad (Eng)

v Pakistan

Lord's

2010

9th

195

MV Boucher, PL Symcox (SA)

v Pakistan

Johannesburg

1997-98

10th

151

BF Hastings, RO Collinge (NZ)

v Pakistan

Auckland

1972-73

10th

151

Azhar Mahmood, Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak)

v South Africa

Rawalpindi

1997-98

Highest partnerships

Runs

Wkt

Batsmen

Opposition

Venue

Season

624

3

DPMD J'wardene, KC Sangakkara (SL)

v South Africa

Colombo (SSC)

2006

576

2

ST Jayasuriya, RS Mahanama (SL)

v India

Colombo (RPS)

1997-98

467

3

MD Crowe, AH Jones (NZ)

v Sri Lanka

Wellington

1990-91

451

2

DG Bradman, WH Ponsford (Aus)

v England

The Oval

1934

451

3

Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar (Pak)

v India

Hyderabad

1982-83

446

2

CC Hunte, GS Sobers (WI)

v Pakistan

Kingston

1957-58

438

2

MS Atapattu, KC Sangakkara (SL)

v Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

2003-04

437

4

DPMD J'wardene, TT Samaraweera (SL)

v Pakistan

Karachi

2008-09

429*

3

HH Dippenaar, JA Rudolph (SA)

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

2002-03

415

1

ND McKenzie, GC Smith (SA)

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

2007-08

413

1

MH Mankad, P Roy (India)

v New Zealand

Chennai

1955-56

411

4

MC Cowdrey, PBH May (Eng)

v West Indies

Birmingham

1957

410

1

R Dravid, V Sehwag (India)

v Pakistan

Lahore

2005-06

405

5

SG Barnes, DG Bradman (Aus)

v England

Sydney

1946-47

Most runs off single over

Balls

Batsman

Bowler

Teams

Venue

Season

28

BC Lara (466444)

RJ Peterson

WI v SA

Johannesburg

2003-04

27

Shahid Afridi (666621)

Harbhajan Singh

Pak v Ind

Lahore

2005-06

26

CD McMillan (444464)

Younis Khan

NZ v Pak

Hamilton

2000-01

26

BC Lara (406664)

Danish Kaneria

WI v Pak

Multan

2006-07

26

MG Johnson (446066)

PL Harris

Aus v SA

Johannesburg

2008-09

25

AME Roberts (46266L)

IT Botham

WI v Eng

Port-of-Spain

1980-81

25

B Sutcliffe (66061) & RW Blair(600)

HJ Tayfield

NZ v SA

Johannesburg

1953-54

25

NJ Astle (666L0) & CL Cairns (41)

AR Caddick

NZ v Eng

Christchurch

2001-02

25

RR Sarwan (44444nb40)

MM Patel

WI v Ind

Basseterre

2006

25

AB de Villiers (66661w)

AB McDonald

SA v Aus

Cape Town

2008-09

25

LRPL Taylor (.nb41666) & JS Patel (1)

NM Hauritz

NZ v Aus

Hamilton

2009-10

Fastest fifty

Balls

Batsman

Teams

Venue

Season

24

JH Kallis

South Africa v Zimbabwe

Cape Town

2004-05

26

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan v India

Bangalore

2004-05

26

Mohammad Ashraful

Bangaldesh v India

Mirpur

2007

27

Yousuf Youhana

Pakistan v South Africa

Cape Town

2002-03

28

EAV Williams

West Indies v England

Bridgetown

1947-48

28

IT Botham

England v India

Delhi

1981-82

29

B Yardley

Australia v West Indies

Bridgetown

1977-78

29

TG Southee

New Zealand v England

Napier

2007-08

30

Kapil Dev

India v Pakistan

Karachi

1982-83

30

TM Dilshan

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Galle

2009


Fastest hundred

Balls

Batsman

Teams

Venue

Season

56

IVA Richards

West Indies v England

St John's

1985-86

57

AC Gilchrist

Australia v England

Perth

2006-07

67

JM Gregory

Australia v South Africa

Johannesburg

1921-22

69

S Chanderpaul

West Indies v Australia

Georgetown

2002-03

70

CH Gayle

West Indies v Australia

Perth

2009-10

71

RC Fredericks

West Indies v Australia

Perth

1975-76

74

Majid Khan

Pakistan v New Zealand

Karachi

1976-77

74

Kapil Dev

India v Sri Lanka

Kanpur

1986-87

74

M Azharuddin

India v South Africa

Calcutta

1996-97

75

AB de Villiers

South Africa v India

Centurion

2010-11

76

GL Jessop

England v Australia

The Oval

1902

Best bowling in an innings

Wkts

Runs

Opposition

Venue

Season

JC Laker (Eng)

10

53

v Australia

Manchester

1956

A Kumble (Ind)

10

74

v Pakistan

Delhi

1998-99

GA Lohmann (Eng)

9

28

v South Africa

Johannesburg

1895-96

JC Laker (Eng)

9

37

v Australia

Manchester

1956

M Muralitharan (SL)

9

51

v Zimbabwe

Kandy

2001-02

RJ Hadlee (NZ)

9

52

v Australia

Brisbane

1985-86

Abdul Qadir (Pak)

9

56

v England

Lahore

1987-88

DE Malcolm (Eng)

9

57

v South Africa

The Oval

1994

M Muralitharan (SL)

9

65

v England

The Oval

1998

JM Patel (Ind)

9

69

v Australia

Kanpur

1959-60

Best bowling a match

Wkts

Runs

Opposition

Venue

Season

JC Laker (Eng)

19

90

v Australia

Manchester

1956

SF Barnes (Eng)

17

159

v South Africa

Johannesburg

1913-14

ND Hirwani (India)

16

136

v West Indies

Chennai

1987-88

RAL Massie (Aus)

16

137

v England

Lord's

1972

M Muralitharan (SL)

16

220

v England

The Oval

1998

J Briggs (Eng)

15

28

v South Africa

Cape Town

1888-89

GA Lohmann (Eng)

15

45

v South Africa

Port Elizabeth

1895-96

C Blythe (Eng)

15

99

v South Africa

Leeds

1907

H Verity (Eng)

15

104

v Australia

Lord's

1934

RJ Hadlee (NZ)

15

123

v Australia

Brisbane

1985-86

Leading wicket-takers

Mts

Balls

Runs

Wkts

Best

Avg

5I

10M

M Muralitharan (SL+)

133

44039

18180

800

9-51

22.72

67

22

SK Warne (Aus)

145

40705

17995

708

8-71

25.41

37

10

A Kumble (Ind)

132

40850

18355

619

10-74

29.65

35

8

GD McGrath (Aus)

124

29248

12186

563

8-24

21.64

29

3

CA Walsh (WI)

132

30019

12688

519

7-37

24.44

22

3

Kapil Dev (Ind)

131

27740

12867

434

9-83

29.64

23

2

RJ Hadlee (NZ)

86

21918

9611

431

9-52

22.29

36

9

SM Pollock (SA)

108

24353

9733

421

7-87

23.11

16

1

Wasim Akram (Pak)

104

22627

9779

414

7-119

23.62

25

5

CEL Ambrose (WI)

98

22103

8501

405

8-45

20.99

22

3

Harbhajan Singh (Ind)

96

27233

12797

404

8-84

31.67

25

5


Most dismissals in a career

Mts

Dis

Ct

St

MV Boucher (SA+)

139

521

499

22

AC Gilchrist (Aus)

96

416

379

37

IA Healy (Aus)

119

395

366

29

RW Marsh (Aus)

96

355

343

12

AJ Stewart (Eng)

133

277

263

14

PJL Dujon (WI)

81

272

267

5

APE Knott (Eng)

95

269

250

19

Wasim Bari (Pak)

81

228

201

27

TG Evans (Eng)

91

219

173

46

RD Jacobs (WI)

65

219

207

12

Kamran Akmal (Pak)

53

206

184

22

AC Parore (NZ)

78

204

197

7

Most catches as a fielder

Mts

Ct

R Dravid (Ind+)

153

203

ME Waugh (Aus)

128

181

RT Ponting (Aus)

152

178

SP Fleming (NZ)

111

171

DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

119

168

JH Kallis (SA+)

145

166

BC Lara (W+I)

131

164

MA Taylor (Aus)

104

157

AR Border (Aus)

156

156

ML Hayden (Aus)

103

128

SK Warne (Aus)

145

125

Most appearances

Mts

SR Tendulkar (Ind)

177

SR Waugh (Aus)

168

AR Border (Aus)

156

R Dravid (Ind+)

153

RT Ponting (Aus)

152

JH Kallis (SA+)

145

SK Warne (Aus)

145

MV Boucher (SA+)

139

S Chanderpaul (WI)

133

M Muralitharan (SL+)

133

AJ Stewart (Eng)

133

Most matches as captain

Mts

Won

Lost

Tied

Drawn

W/L

Won%

AR Border (Aus)

93

32

22

1

38

1.45

34.40

GC Smith (SA+)

83

38

24

0

21

1.58

45.78

SP Fleming (NZ)

80

28

27

0

25

1.03

35.00

RT Ponting (Aus)

77

48

16

0

13

3.00

62.33

CH Lloyd (WI)

74

36

12

0

26

3.00

48.64

SR Waugh (Aus)

57

41

9

0

7

4.55

71.92

A Ranatunga (SL)

56

12

19

0

25

0.63

21.42

MA Atherton (Eng)

54

13

21

0

20

0.61

24.07

WJ Cronje (SA)

53

27

11

0

15

2.45

50.94

MP Vaughan (Eng)

51

26

11

0

14

2.36

50.98

IVA Richards (WI)

50

27

8

0

15

3.37

54.00

MA Taylor (Aus)

50

26

13

0

11

2.00

52.00


Most consecutive matches as captain

Team

Mts

From

Until

AR Border

Australia

93

1984-85

1993-94

RT Ponting

Australia

73

2004-05

2010-11

SP Fleming

New Zealand

65

1999

2006-07

MA Atherton

England

52

1993

1997-98

MA Taylor

Australia

50

1994

1998-99

GS Sobers

West Indies

39

1964-65

1971-72

ST Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka

38

1999-00

2002-03

M Azharuddin

India

37

1989-90

1996

GC Smith

South Africa

36

2002-03

2005-06

PBH May

England

35

1955

1959

Most matches as umpire

Mts

SA Bucknor (WI)

128

RE Koertzen (SA)

108

DJ Harper (Aus)

95

DR Shepherd (Eng)

92

DB Hair (Aus)

78

S Venkataraghavan (Ind)

73

BF Bowden (NZ)

67

SJA Taufel (Aus)

67

HD Bird (Eng)

66

Aleem Dar (Pak)

65

Most man of match awards

Mts

Awards

JH Kallis (SA+)

145

22

M Muralitharan (SL+)

133

19

SK Warne (Aus)

145

17

Wasim Akram (Pak)

104

17

RT Ponting (Aus)

152

16

CEL Ambrose (WI)

98

14

SR Tendulkar (Ind)

177

14

SR Waugh (Aus)

168

14

IT Botham (Eng)

102

12

BC Lara (WI+)

131

12

KC Sangakkara (SL)

97

12

Most man of series awards

Mts

Awards

M Muralitharan (SL+)

133

11

JH Kallis (SA+)

145

9

RJ Hadlee (NZ)

86

8

Imran Khan (Pak)

88

8

SK Warne (Aus)

145

8

Wasim Akram (Pak)

104

7

CEL Ambrose (WI)

98

6

MD Marshall (WI)

81

6

SR Waugh (Aus)

168

6

-RAJNEESH GUPTA
Rajneesh Gupta