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Another series win for SA
by Vijay Jeedigunta
Feb 03, 2007


For the second time this year Sahara Park witnessed both Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince Combination guiding South Africa to a victory after their team was placed in a very precarious position. They added 77 runs against India and took South Africa’s score to 209 for 5 while chasing 211 runs for a win on 6th January in the third and final test against India and ensured a series win for their side. They partnered again on 28th January in the third and deciding against Pakistan when South Africa were reeling at 39 for 4 while chasing a modest target of 161 and added 117 runs to win the test and with that a successive series victory for South Africa. With a tremendous patience and willingness to stay at the wicket at any cost they nullified the effect of reputed spinners like Anil Kumble and Danish Kaneria on a turning track on both occasions.

South Africa thus keeps its record of not losing a test series to Pakistan at Home since they first played against each other in 1994-95.

Following are some of the statistical of this test match:

It is very rare that neither team in a test match could reach a total of at least 200 runs in either of the innings. The highest total in this recently concluded test match was Pakistan’s second innings score of 186. This represents only 33rd such occasion. Nineteen of those instances resulted in a victory for the team batting first. Three of those test matches ended in innings defeats, once for the team batting first and twice for the team batting second.

Scores & Result

Margin

Venue

Series

Test Seq

Aus (63 & 122) beat Eng(101 & 77)

7 runs

The Oval

1882

t0009

Eng (45 & 184) beat Aus (119 & 97)

13 runs

Sydney

1886-87

t0025

Eng (151 & 154) beat Aus (84 & 150)

71 runs

Sydney

1886-87

t0026

Eng (113 & 137) beat Aus (42 & 82)

126 runs

Sydney

1887-88

t0027

Aus (116 & 60) beaeat Eng (53 & 62)

61 runs

Lord's

1888

t0028

Eng (172) beat Aus ( 81 & 70)

Inn. & 21 runs

Old Trafford

1888

t0030

SA (84 & 129) lost to Eng(148 & 67/2)

8 wickets

Port Elizabeth

1888-89

t0031

Aus (132 & 176) lost to Eng (173 & 137/3)

7 wickets

Lord's

1890

t0033

Aus (92 & 102) lost to Eng ( 100 & 95/8)

2 wickets

The Oval

1890

t0034

Eng (145 & 84) beat Aus (119 & 44)

66 runs

The Oval

1896

t0052

Eng (76 & 162) beat SA (110 & 75)

53 runs

Headingley

1907

t0094

Aus (74 & 151) lost to Eng (121 & 105/0)

10 wickets

Edgbaston

1909

t0101

SA (95 & 93) lost to Eng (176 & 14/0)

10 wickets

The Oval

1912

t0128

NZ (112 & 131) lost to Eng (181 & 66/2)

8 wickets

Christchurch

1929-30

t0186

SA (36 & 45) lost to Aus (153/9 decl)

Inn. & 72 runs

Melbourne (5th)

1931-32

t0216

WI (102 & 51/6 decl) lost to Eng (81 & 75/6)

4 wickets

Bridgetown

1934-35

t0238

Ind (147 & 93) lost to Eng (134 & 108/1)

9 wickets

Lord's

1936

t0252

NZ (42 & 54) lost to Aus (199)

Inn. & 103 runs

Wellington

1945-46

t0275

Aus (194 & 181) lost to Eng (197 & 150)

28 runs

Melbourne

1949-50

t0328

Pak (133 & 164) beat Eng (130 & 143)

24 runs

The Oval

1954

t0390

Aus (80 & 187) lost to Pak ( 199 & 69/1)

9 wickets

Karachi (NS)

1956-57

t0430

Aus (177 & 189/9decl) beat Ind (136 & 136)

94 runs

Calcutta

1956-57

t0433

SA (164 & 134) beat Eng (110 & 130)

58 runs

Port Elizabeth

1956-57

t0438

Eng (134 & 198) lost to Aus (186 & 147/2)

8 wickets

Brisbane

1958-59

t0460

Pak (145 & 144) bt WI (76 & 172)

41 runs

Dhaka (Dacca)

1958-59

t0471

Eng (185 & 125) lost to Aus (179 & 132/6)

4 wickets

Trent Bridge

1981

t0903

Eng (194 & 114) lost to Aus (152 & 157/0)

10 wickets

Brisbane

1990-91

t1155

Pak (170 & 154) lost to WI (195 & 130/3)

7 wickets

Faisalabad

1990-91

t1157

Aus (128 & 105) lost to WI (136 & 98/1)

9 wickets

Port-of-Spain

1994-95

t1296

Eng (185 & 162) lost to Aus (190 & 158/3)

7 wickets

Trent Bridge

2001

t1554

Ind (99 & 154) lost to NZ (94 & 160/6)

4 wickets

Hamilton

2002-03

t1633

Pak (157 & 186) lost to SA ( 183 & 161/5)

5 wickets

Cape Town

2006-07

t1830


Mohammad Yousuf’s first innings knock of 83 out of a Pakistani total of 157 represents 52.87% of the his side’s total. He provides 140th instance of a player scoring 50% or more of his side’s total in a completed innings. Following is the list of all instances of a player scoring 50 or more percentage of their side’s total in a completed innings of a test match.

Player

For

Match

Vs

Ground

Runs

Total

%Inns

Bannerman, C

Aus

15/03/1877

Eng

Melbourne Cricket Gr

*165

245

67.35

Slater, M J

Aus

2/1/1999

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

123

184

66.85

Laxman, V V S*

Ind

2/1/2000

Aus

Sydney Cricket Grnd

167

261

63.98

Greenidge, C G

WI

8/7/1976

Eng

Old Trafford

134

211

63.51

Gurusinha, A P

SL

23/11/1990

Ind

Sector 16 Stadium

*52

82

63.41

Reid, J R

NZ

15/03/1963

Eng

Jade Stadium

100

159

62.89

Nurse, S M

WI

13/03/1969

NZ

Jade Stadium

258

417

61.87

Amarnath, M

Ind

21/04/1976

WI

Sabina Park

60

97

61.86

Gooch, G A

Eng

6/6/1991

WI

Headingley

*154

252

61.11

Yallop, G N

Aus

10/2/1979

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

121

198

61.11

Trumper, V T

Aus

1/1/1904

Eng

Melbourne Cricket Gr

74

122

60.66

Gomes, H A

WI

12/1/1979

Ind

Chidambaram Stadium

91

151

60.26

Tyldesley, J T

Eng

1/1/1904

Aus

Melbourne Cricket Gr

62

103

60.19

Kapil Dev

Ind

26/12/1992

SA

St George's Park

129

215

60.00

Taylor, H W

SA

13/12/1913

Eng

Lord's (SAF)

109

182

59.89

Sinclair, J H

SA

01/04/1899

Eng

Newlands

106

177

59.89

Saeed Ahmed

Pak

10/8/1967

Eng

Trent Bridge

68

114

59.65

Burgess, M G

NZ

8/11/1969

Pak

Bangabandhu Stadium

*119

200

59.50

Saeed Anwar

Pak

16/02/1999

Ind

Eden Gardens

*188

316

59.49

Lara, B C*

WI

21/04/2005

SA

Kensington Oval

176

296

59.46

Pollock, R G

SA

31/12/1966

Aus

Newlands

209

353

59.21

Sutcliffe, B

NZ

11/3/1955

Eng

Carisbrook

74

125

59.20

Bradman, D G

Aus

11/7/1930

Eng

Headingley

334

566

59.01

Sangakkara, K C*

SL

7/12/2006

NZ

Jade Stadium

*100

170

58.82

Hutton, L

Eng

12/8/1950

WI

The Oval

*202

344

58.72

Bradman, D G

Aus

29/01/1932

SA

Adelaide Oval

*299

513

58.28

Sangakkara, K C*

SL

15/12/2006

NZ

Basin Reserve

*156

268

58.21

Hill, C

Aus

29/01/1898

Eng

Melbourne Cricket Gr

188

323

58.20

Butcher, B F

WI

20/06/1963

Eng

Lord's

133

229

58.08

Turner, G M

NZ

16/02/1972

WI

Sabina Park

*223

386

57.77

Jayasuriya, S T*

SL

20/10/2004

Pak

Iqbal Stadium

253

438

57.76

Hutton, L

Eng

14/08/1948

Aus

The Oval

30

52

57.69

Inzamam-ul-Haq*

Pak

19/01/1995

SA

New Wanderers Stad

95

165

57.58

Walcott, C L

WI

6/2/1954

Eng

Kensington Oval

220

383

57.44

Hutton, L

Eng

2/2/1951

Aus

Adelaide Oval

*156

272

57.35

Asif Iqbal

Pak

24/08/1967

Eng

The Oval

146

255

57.25

Turner, G M

NZ

5/7/1973

Eng

Headingley

81

142

57.04

Reid, J R

NZ

2/2/1962

SA

New Wanderers Stad

142

249

57.03

Lara, B C*

WI

29/11/2001

SL

Sinhalese Sports Gr

221

390

56.67

Goddard, T L

SA

31/12/1957

Aus

Newlands

*56

99

56.57

McDonnell, P S

Aus

03/03/1882

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

147

260

56.54

Cowper, R M

Aus

26/01/1968

Ind

Sydney Cricket Grnd

165

292

56.51

Lara, B C*

WI

8/4/2005

SA

Queen's Park

196

347

56.48

McCabe, S J

Aus

10/6/1938

Eng

Trent Bridge

232

411

56.45

Boon, D C

Aus

13/03/1986

NZ

Eden Park

*58

103

56.31

De Silva, P A

SL

9/8/1994

Pak

P Saravanamuttu Stad

127

226

56.19

Haynes, D L

WI

26/01/1989

Aus

Sydney Cricket Grnd

143

256

55.86

Lara, B C*

WI

25/11/2005

Aus

Adelaide Oval

226

405

55.80

Tendulkar, S R*

Ind

6/6/1996

Eng

Edgbaston

122

219

55.71

Warner, P F

Eng

14/02/1899

SA

Old Wanderers

*132

237

55.70

Compton, D C S

Eng

7/7/1955

SA

Old Trafford

158

284

55.63

Morris, A R

Aus

2/2/1951

Eng

Adelaide Oval

206

371

55.53

Tancred, A B

SA

25/03/1889

Eng

Newlands

*26

47

55.32

Moin Khan*

Pak

22/09/1995

SL

Jinnah Stadium

*117

212

55.19

Sarwan, R R*

WI

8/4/2005

SA

Queen's Park

*107

194

55.15

Hooper, C L

WI

20/06/1997

SL

Arnos Vale Ground

81

147

55.10

Smith, R A

Eng

27/07/1989

Aus

Old Trafford

143

260

55.00

Sardesai, D N

Ind

18/02/1971

WI

Sabina Park

212

387

54.78

Taylor, M A

Aus

27/04/1991

WI

Antigua Rec Ground

144

265

54.34

Hobbs, J B

Eng

7/2/1908

Aus

Melbourne Cricket Gr

57

105

54.29

Mohammad Wasim*

Pak

21/03/1998

Zim

Harare Sports Club

192

354

54.24

Harvey, R N

Aus

31/12/1958

Eng

Melbourne Cricket Gr

167

308

54.22

Gibbs, H H*

SA

16/11/2001

Ind

St George's Park

196

362

54.14

Kanhai, R B

WI

14/05/1965

Aus

Queen's Park

121

224

54.02

Richards, I V A

WI

24/03/1976

Ind

Queen's Park

130

241

53.94

Bradman, D G

Aus

30/12/1932

Eng

Melbourne Cricket Gr

*103

191

53.93

Saeed Anwar

Pak

1/10/1998

Aus

Rawalpindi Stadium

145

269

53.90

Gaekwad, A D

Ind

24/09/1983

Pak

Gandhi Stadium

201

374

53.74

De Silva, P A

SL

31/01/1991

NZ

Basin Reserve

267

497

53.72

Cullinan, D J

SA

18/08/1994

Eng

The Oval

94

175

53.71

Gooch, G A

Eng

10/4/1981

WI

Sabina Park

153

285

53.68

Jones, D M

Aus

10/1/1987

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

*184

343

53.64

Taufeeq Umar*

Pak

2/1/2003

SA

Newlands

135

252

53.57

Gilchrist, A C*

Aus

9/4/2006

BD

Narayanganj Os Stad

144

269

53.53

Taibu, T

Zim

14/01/2005

BD

Bangabandhu Stadium

153

286

53.50

Cowdrey, M C

Eng

31/12/1954

Aus

Melbourne Cricket Gr

102

191

53.40

Sehwag, V*

Ind

26/12/2003

Aus

Melbourne Cricket Gr

195

366

53.28

Border, A R

Aus

26/12/1985

Ind

Melbourne Cricket Gr

163

308

52.92

White, G C

SA

24/03/1906

Eng

Newlands

73

138

52.90

Mohammad Yousuf*

Pak

26/01/2007

SA

Newlands

83

157

52.87

Headley, G A

WI

16/01/1931

Aus

Exhibition Ground

*102

193

52.85

Hanif Mohammad

Pak

27/07/1967

Eng

Lord's

*187

354

52.82

Aamir Sohail

Pak

22/10/1998

Aus

National Stadium

133

252

52.78

Tendulkar, S R*

Ind

28/01/1999

Pak

Chidambaram Stadium

136

258

52.71

Thorpe, G P

Eng

1/4/2004

WI

Kensington Oval

*119

226

52.65

Ranatunga, A

SL

9/3/1984

NZ

Asgiriya Stadium

51

97

52.58

Dempster, C S

NZ

31/03/1933

Eng

Eden Park

*83

158

52.53

Hooper, C L

WI

29/11/1997

Pak

Rawalpindi Stadium

*73

139

52.52

Scott, V J

NZ

15/02/1952

WI

Eden Park

84

160

52.50

Sinclair, B W

NZ

13/03/1964

SA

Eden Park

138

263

52.47

Hazare, V S

Ind

23/01/1948

Aus

Adelaide Oval

145

277

52.35

Tharanga, W U *

SL

8/3/2006

BD

Shaheed Chandu Stad.

165

316

52.22

Saeed Anwar

Pak

26/02/1998

SA

Kingsmead

118

226

52.21

Ranatunga, A

SL

30/07/2000

SA

Asgiriya Stadium

88

169

52.07

Bradman, D G

Aus

20/07/1934

Eng

Headingley

304

584

52.05

Lara, B C*

WI

19/08/2004

Eng

The Oval

79

152

51.97

McCabe, S J

Aus

2/12/1932

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

*187

360

51.94

Hayden, M L*

Aus

18/03/2001

Ind

Chidambaram Stadium

203

391

51.92

Mohammad Yousuf*

Pak

28/03/2004

Ind

Multan Cricket Stad.

112

216

51.85

Wright, J G

NZ

19/03/1982

Aus

Jade Stadium

141

272

51.84

Gooch, G A

Eng

13/03/1981

WI

Kensington Oval

116

224

51.79

Vaughan, M P*

Eng

21/11/2002

Aus

Adelaide Oval

177

342

51.75

Lawry, W M

Aus

9/1/1971

Eng

Sydney Cricket Grnd

*60

116

51.72

Jayawardene, D P M*

SL

3/6/1998

NZ

Galle Stadium

167

323

51.70

Tillakaratne, H P

SL

15/09/1995

Pak

Iqbal Stadium

115

223

51.57

Gavaskar, S M

Ind

13/04/1971

WI

Queen's Park

220

427

51.52

Cullinan, D J

SA

27/03/1998

SL

Supersport Park

103

200

51.50

Armstrong, W W

Aus

18/10/1902

SA

Old Wanderers

*159

309

51.46

Chappell, G S

Aus

7/7/1977

Eng

Old Trafford

112

218

51.38

Worrell, F M M

WI

4/7/1957

Eng

Trent Bridge

*191

372

51.34

Steel, A G

Eng

17/02/1883

Aus

Sydney Cricket Grnd

*135

263

51.33

Hick, G A

Eng

19/02/1993

Ind

Wankhede Stadium

178

347

51.30

Inzamam-ul-Haq*

Pak

1/5/2002

NZ

Gadaffi Stadium

329

643

51.17

Weekes, E D C

WI

19/02/1953

Ind

Queen's Park

161

315

51.11

Cosier, G J

Aus

3/3/1978

WI

Queen's Park

46

90

51.11

Ponting, R T*

Aus

9/9/1999

SL

Asgiriya Stadium

96

188

51.06

Viswanath, G R

Ind

11/1/1975

WI

Chidambaram Stadium

*97

190

51.05

McDonnell, P S

Aus

12/12/1884

Eng

Adelaide Oval

124

243

51.03

Azhar Mahmood*

Pak

26/02/1998

SA

Kingsmead

132

259

50.97

Flower, A

Zim

7/9/2001

SA

Harare Sports Club

*199

391

50.90

Hutton, L

Eng

1/12/1950

Aus

Brisbane Cricket Gr

*62

122

50.82

Whittall, G J

Zim

19/09/2000

NZ

Harare Sports Club

*188

370

50.81

Woolley, F E

Eng

11/6/1921

Aus

Lord's

95

187

50.80

Kallis, J H*

SA

14/12/2001

Aus

Adelaide Oval

*65

128

50.78

Botham, I T

Eng

16/08/1979

Ind

Headingley

137

270

50.74

Weir, G L

NZ

27/02/1932

SA

Jade Stadium

*74

146

50.68

Butcher, M A*

Eng

7/11/2002

Aus

Brisbane Cricket Gr

40

79

50.63

Javed Omar*

BD

19/04/2001

Zim

Queens Sports Club

*85

168

50.60

Hughes, K J

Aus

26/12/1981

WI

Melbourne Cricket Gr

*100

198

50.51

Ranjitsinhji, K S

Eng

16/07/1896

Aus

Old Trafford

*154

305

50.49

Atapattu, M S*

SL

18/11/1999

Zim

Queens Sports Club

*216

428

50.47

Butcher, M A*

Eng

6/8/1998

SA

Headingley

116

230

50.43

Bardsley, W

Aus

26/06/1926

Eng

Lord's

*193

383

50.39

Morris, A R

Aus

14/08/1948

Eng

The Oval

196

389

50.39

Greatbatch, M J

NZ

2/1/1993

Pak

Westpac Park

133

264

50.38

Sinclair, M S*

NZ

30/11/2000

SA

St George's Park

150

298

50.34

Chappell, G S

Aus

2/1/1981

Ind

Sydney Cricket Grnd

204

406

50.25

Simmons, P V

WI

26/12/1992

Aus

Melbourne Cricket Gr

110

219

50.23

Bradman, D G

Aus

27/11/1931

SA

Brisbane Cricket Gr

226

450

50.22

Langer, J L

Aus

16/12/2004

Pak

W.A.C.A. Ground

191

381

50.13


Just for the record : Except on three occasions all 10 wickets have fallen in those completed innings. Charles Bannerman was retired hurt when he hit 165 out of his team’s first innings total of 245 in the first ever test match. His 67.35% of runs still stands as the record for highest percentage of runs scored by an individual in any test match innings. VVS Laxman’s 63.98% occupies third position in the list. When Laxman made 167 out of India’s total of 261 Vijay Bharadwaj did not bat as he was absent hurt. As many as five players were absent hurt when Mohinder Amarnath made 60 out of India’s 97 at Sabina Park, Kingston in 1975/76 when Michael Holding was at his furious best.

Paul Harris of South Africa came in as night watchman in both innings of this test match providing seventh such occasion. Following is the list of all such instances in which same player was used as night watchman in both innings of a test match.

Night Watchman

For

Vs

Venue

Series

Test Seq

FJ Titmus

Eng

SA

Nottingham

1965

t0595

DL Underwood

Eng

Ind

Manchester

1974

t0739

EAS Prasanna

Ind

WI

Bombay

1974-75

t0753

TJ Zoehrer

Aus

NZ

Auckland

1985-86

t1040

DW Headley

Eng

SA

Lord's

1998

t1419

PT Collins

WI

Aus

Bridgetown

1998-99

t1453

PL Harris

SA

Pak

Cape Town

2006-07

t1830


Another interesting statistic that Paul Harris became a part of in this test match is that he was dismissed twice on the same day, which is not as that much of a rare occurrence in test cricket. It happened as many as 468 times, but Harris’ distinction lies in the fact that he was dismissed twice on the same day of a test match in two consecutive tests having managed it in the previous test too at Port Elizabeth.

Player

For

Vs

Venue

Series

Test Seq

FS Jackson

Eng

Aus

Manchester

1896

t0051


Eng

Aus

The Oval

1896

t0052

R Abel

Eng

Aus

Manchester

1896

t0051


Eng

Aus

The Oval

1896

t0052

JJ Kelley

Aus

Eng

Sydney

1901-02

t0065


Aus

Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

t0066

Joe Darling

Aus

Eng

Sydney

1901-02

t0065


Aus

Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

t0066

E Jones

Aus

Eng

Sydney

1901-02

t0065


Aus

Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

t0066

LN Constantine

WI

Aus

Sydney

1930-31

t0201


WI

Aus

Brisbane

1930-31

t0203

LS Birkett

WI

Aus

Sydney

1930-31

t0201


WI

Aus

Brisbane

1930-31

t0203

G Kishenchand

Ind

Aus

Adelaide

1947-48

t0294


Ind

Aus

Melbourne

1947-48

t0295

AJW McIntyre

Eng

WI

The Oval

1950

t0326


Eng

Aus

Brisbane

1950-51

t0327

PL Harris

SA

Pak

Port Elizabeth

2006-07

t1829


SA

Pak

Cape Town

2006-07

t1830


Just for the record : Except AJW McIntyre , all the other players were dismissed twice in a single day’s play of a test match in two consecutive tests of the same test series.

 
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