December 23, 2010

Know your stats?

A Christmas quiz to test your knowledge of Test cricket stats

Time for a Christmas Quiz on the It Figures blog. All questions apply to Test cricket only. The first three correct entries sent to will receive a free Tastats cricket compute database.

Following are the ten questions:

1. Which player has taken part in the most partnerships in Test cricket?

2. Who has the highest innings top score in a losing team?

3. Who shares the record for the lowest innings top score in a winning team?

4. Who is the only player to be dismissed for a duck having come in immediately at the conclusion of a partnership of at least 400 runs?

5. What is the highest team score at which three wickets have consecutively fallen for the addition of no runs?

6. What partnership record does Desmond Haynes uniquely hold?

7. Which player fielded in the most consecutive innings without taking a catch?

8. Which player scored most runs in a Test in which his birthday fell?

9. Which player took most wickets after his 40th birthday?

10 What is the highest partnership to end in a run out?

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  • testli5504537 on April 6, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Sir, I would like to know about Sachin ODI centuries and there win percentage i.e how many time India lose in the match in which Sachin scored a century. Please if possible, send me the answer.

    Ric: Tendulkar has made 33 centuries in winning teams, 13 in losing teams, 2 in drawn matches.

  • testli5504537 on December 29, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    The Answers:

    1. Rahul Dravid

    2. Ricky Ponting, 242, v India, Adelaisde, 2003-04

    3. Shared by John Blackham v England, The Oval, 1882, and George Lohmann v Australia, Sydney, 1886-87 - 17

    4. TM Dilshan v Pakistan, Karachi, 2008-09

    5. 614, in the above match

    6. To have taken part in 20 partnerships in a Test match, v NZ, Dunedin, 1979-80

    7. Peter Richardson of England, 46 innings.

    8. EH Hendren, 282, v West Indies, Port-of-Spain, 1929-30

    9. Clarrie Grimmett, 96

    10. 446, Conrad Hunte and Gary Sobers v Pakistan, Kingston, 1957-58

    The three winners will each receive a Tastats cricket computer database, available from

  • testli5504537 on December 29, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    Congratulations to all who submitted answers to the Christmas Quiz - many got a majority of the questions correct, which was pleasing to see. Three people excelled by getting all ten questions correct. They are: Abhishek Mukherjee John Peeling Sumant Sankaran

  • testli5504537 on December 27, 2010, 14:53 GMT

    Thanks Ric for the update. Irrespective of who wins, my congratulations in advance to all those who gave all correct answers. It is a realy tough one. I tried but could get only 7 correct. My bad!

  • testli5504537 on December 27, 2010, 11:58 GMT

    We now have three entrants with ten correct answers each - well done to those three, as well as to many others who submitted answers to the Quiz. I will announce the winners and give the answers later in the week.

  • testli5504537 on December 26, 2010, 22:00 GMT

    Some good tough questions, although I must have a slight moan about question 6. It is not specific enough...I could state many partnership records that are unique to Desmond Haynes which are true but not be the one you are looking for, so could you be a little more specific on this question.

    Ric: Difficult to say too much more without giving it away and making it too easy, and two people have it correct already. I will say, however, that it applies to a specific match and not his career. And it is unique!!!

  • testli5504537 on December 24, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    I have sent answers to the email address and here. This is a refreshing break from the boring quizzes - this is rather MY TYPE of a quiz. Thanks guys.

  • testli5504537 on December 23, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    So when will the answers come out?? Ric: We will publish them on New Year's Eve. Don't forget, all answers to the email address please - we won't post answers here.

  • testli5504537 on December 23, 2010, 11:00 GMT

    Quite a tough pick to know answers of all these questions. I guess this quiz will test the readers well. I need to find 4 answers, keeping my fingers working around on stats. Thank you for the good job!

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