Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Which stands for record Sachin's 100th ton or 0 runs for 5wkts

Which is the record among the below

Sachin's 100th ton ?

Five for none(0runs for 5wkts)?

highest percentage of runs in ODIs?

most stumpings by a bowler?

oldest Ranji Trophy player?

very important international debuts?

Was Sachin Tendulkar's 100th century his first one-day hundred against Bangladesh?

 

Sachin Tendulkar's long-awaited 100th international hundred in Mirpur last week was - rather surprisingly - his first against Bangladesh in one-day internationals. His highest score in 11 previous ODIs against them was 82 not out, in Colombo in July 2004. But Tendulkar has made up for it in Tests, with five centuries in just seven matches against Bangladesh - his average is 136.66 - including his career-highest 248 not out in Dhaka in December 2004. Overall, 20 of Tendulkar's 100 international centuries have come at Australia's expense, then Sri Lanka 17, South Africa 12, England and New Zealand nine, Zimbabwe eight, Pakistan and West Indies seven, Bangladesh six, Kenya four and Namibia one. Another surprise: overall Tendulkar's worst international average is against Ireland - 21.00 from two matches. 

New Zealand lost five wickets with their score at 133 against South Africa last week - is this a record?


New Zealand's collapse from 133 for 2 to 133 for 7 in the second Test against South Africa in Hamilton last week turns out to be the third time that a team has lost five wickets for no runs in the same Test innings... and the team involved has been New Zealand each time! It happened first against Australia in Wellington in 1945-46, in the first Test after the Second World War: New Zealand slipped from 37 for 2 to 37 for 7, with Bill O'Reilly taking four of the wickets, and were soon all out for 42. Then, in Rawalpindi in 1964-65, New Zealand crumbled from 59 for 4 to 59 for 9 (they had been 57 for 2, so actually lost seven wickets for two runs in all). 


Who holds the record for the highest percentage of runs in an a one-day international innings?

 

You have to impose some sort of qualification here, otherwise the answer is Kris Srikkanth, who scored 100% of India's total - 1 not out in a score of 1 for 0 - against Sri Lanka in Mackay during the 1991-92 World Cup, in a match that was washed out after just two balls were bowled. If you count only completed innings (in which the side was bowled out) the highest percentage is 63.51%, by the New Zealander Andrew Jones, who made 47 out of 74 aganst Pakistan in Sharjah in May 1990. Relaxing the qualification a little, the leader is Viv Richards, who made 69.48% of West Indies' 272 for 9 against England at Old Trafford in 1984, when his personal contribution was 189 not out. For a full list, click here. 

Which bowler has had most people stumped in Tests?