Brathwaite becomes fifth Windies batsman to carry his bat through a Test innings

first_imgBy Bharath Seervi5 Number of West Indies batsmen who have carried their bat through a Test innings. Kraigg Brathwaite became the fifth.The only other West Indies batsman to carry his bat in the last 20 years was Chris Gayle, against Australia at Adelaide Oval in 2009-10. The three instances prior to Gayle were all by Desmond Haynes, between 1986 and 1993. Frank Worrell (1957) and Conrad Hunte (165) were the other two to achieve this feat.9 Instances of batsmen carrying their bat against Pakistan – the second-most against any side. Three of the last four instances against Pakistan, before Brathwaite, were by Zimbabwe players.There were five instances of batsmen doing this against Pakistan in 1990s but Brathwaite is only the second since 2000. The team against which this has happened the most is England (13 times), and the least is against Sri Lanka (twice).1 Only one of the previous six instances of West Indies batsmen carrying their bat have resulted in wins – Haynes (143*) against Pakistan in Port of Spain in 1992-93. Overall, only 13 of the previous 50 instances have resulted in wins.3 Batsmen who have carried their bat in the last 14 months. Dean Elgar and Cheteshwar Pujara did this last year. There were no such instances for about three-and-a-half years between January 2011 and August 2015.13 Before this match, West Indies had failed to take a lead in 13 consecutive Tests when batting second. In those matches, they conceded an average lead of 204. In away matches, when batting second, in matches excluding Bangladesh, the last time West Indies took a lead was way back in 2006 in Multan.3 Number of top-order batsman (Nos. 1 to 6) to bag two pairs in a year – Asad Shafiq became the third. The previous two were: Mohinder Amarnath in 1983 and Mark Waugh in 1992. Both Amarnath and Waugh had got those pairs in the same series, unlike Shafiq. Shafiq is only the second Pakistan player from any batting position to get two pairs in a year after Shabbir Ahmed in 2005.2 Instances of Pakistan’s top-four batsmen aggregating four ducks in a Test. The only previous instance was also in Sharjah, in 2002-03, against Australia. In this match, Shafiq got a pair, Azhar Ali scored zero in the first innings and Younis Khan in the second. This was Younis’ fourth duck in the UAE, and his third in Sharjah.2 Pakistan’s 281 in this Test was the second smallest total in a completed Test innings to include four individual fifty-plus scores. New Zealand had scored only 275 in an innings inclusive of four fifties against Pakistan in Hamilton in 2010-11.2 Five-wicket hauls for Wahab Riaz. This is his 20th Test. His first five-for was against England at The Oval in 2010 on his debut, and the second came in this match after a gap of six years.1 Number of three-wicket hauls for Jason Holder in Tests prior to this series, in 17 matches. In this series he has had two such hauls, including the one in the second innings of this Test. This is only his second series, out of eight, in which he has taken more than five wickets. In the four matches of the home series against India recently, he had taken only one wicket. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *