The List May 30, 2007

Highest frequency of hundreds and five-fors

Travis Basevi

Best ratio of fifties to innings played - Tests (qualification: 20 innings)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 50+ 50+/i
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 6996 334 99.94 29 13 42 0.525
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2007 16 26 1597 182 79.85 5 8 13 0.500
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1935 54 84 4555 194 60.73 16 23 39 0.464
GE Tyldesley (Eng) 1921-1929 14 20 990 122 55.00 3 6 9 0.450
RG Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 23 41 2256 274 60.97 7 11 18 0.439
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 61 102 5410 211 56.94 15 28 43 0.421
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1968 82 131 6806 256 58.67 20 35 55 0.419
ED Weekes (WI) 1948-1958 48 81 4455 207 58.61 15 19 34 0.419
Asim Kamal (Pak) 2003-2005 12 20 717 99 37.73 0 8 8 0.400
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2007 75 126 6553 223 56.00 23 27 50 0.396
Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1990-2001 55 91 4052 188* 45.52 11 25 36 0.395
CL Walcott (WI) 1948-1960 44 74 3798 220 56.68 15 14 29 0.391
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1981 74 125 5357 250 48.26 15 33 48 0.384
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2007 109 185 9366 270 57.46 24 47 71 0.383
JDB Robertson (Eng) 1947-1952 11 21 881 133 46.36 2 6 8 0.380
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 8540 291 50.23 24 45 69 0.379
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2007 25 45 1735 162* 44.48 6 11 17 0.377
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2007 110 183 9368 257 59.29 33 36 69 0.377
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1955 79 138 6971 364 56.67 19 33 52 0.376
GA Headley (WI) 1930-1954 22 40 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 15 0.375

Best ratio of hundreds to innings played - Tests (qualification: 20 innings)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 100/i
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 6996 334 99.94 29 13 0.362
GA Headley (WI) 1930-1954 22 40 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 0.250
CL Walcott (WI) 1948-1960 44 74 3798 220 56.68 15 14 0.202
JF Reid (NZ) 1979-1986 19 31 1296 180 46.28 6 2 0.193
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2007 16 26 1597 182 79.85 5 8 0.192
VG Kambli (India) 1993-1995 17 21 1084 227 54.20 4 3 0.190
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1935 54 84 4555 194 60.73 16 23 0.190
ED Weekes (WI) 1948-1958 48 81 4455 207 58.61 15 19 0.185
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2007 75 126 6553 223 56.00 23 27 0.182
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2007 110 183 9368 257 59.29 33 36 0.180
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2007 16 29 1249 127 46.25 5 4 0.172
JHW Fingleton (Aus) 1932-1938 18 29 1189 136 42.46 5 3 0.172
RG Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 23 41 2256 274 60.97 7 11 0.170
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2007 25 47 2448 226 54.40 8 9 0.170
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2007 89 159 7739 380 53.00 27 27 0.169
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2007 137 220 10922 248* 55.44 37 43 0.168
AF Rae (WI) 1948-1953 15 24 1016 109 46.18 4 4 0.166
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 0.162
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1984 87 151 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 0.158
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 125 214 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 0.158

Best conversion rate of 50s to 100s - Tests (qualification: 10 scores of fifty plus)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 50+ 100/50+
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 6996 334 99.94 29 13 42 69.04%
GA Headley (WI) 1930-1954 22 40 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 15 66.66%
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2007 38 71 2916 147 42.26 10 8 18 55.55%
AG Prince (SA) 2002-2007 29 47 1800 139* 42.85 6 5 11 54.54%
PH Parfitt (Eng) 1961-1972 37 52 1882 131* 40.91 7 6 13 53.84%
WH Ponsford (Aus) 1924-1934 29 48 2122 266 48.22 7 6 13 53.84%
LEG Ames (Eng) 1929-1939 47 72 2434 149 40.56 8 7 15 53.33%
MP Vaughan (Eng) 1999-2007 65 116 4698 197 43.50 16 14 30 53.33%
CL Walcott (WI) 1948-1960 44 74 3798 220 56.68 15 14 29 51.72%
MS Atapattu (SL) 1990-2005 88 152 5330 249 38.90 16 15 31 51.61%
M Azharuddin (India) 1984-2000 99 147 6215 199 45.03 22 21 43 51.16%
DL Amiss (Eng) 1966-1977 50 88 3612 262* 46.30 11 11 22 50.00%
BC Broad (Eng) 1984-1989 25 44 1661 162 39.54 6 6 12 50.00%
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2007 89 159 7739 380 53.00 27 27 54 50.00%
Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 1987-2001 60 92 3315 211 37.67 12 12 24 50.00%
AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1955 46 79 3533 206 46.48 12 12 24 50.00%
LG Rowe (WI) 1972-1980 30 49 2047 302 43.55 7 7 14 50.00%
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2007 52 87 4155 309 49.46 12 12 24 50.00%
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 77 131 5444 299 45.36 17 18 35 48.57%
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1964-1980 58 99 3575 175 38.85 11 12 23 47.82%

Best ratio of 5-wickets-in-an-innings to matches played - Tests (qualification: 10 matches)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 10 5w/m
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 16.43 24 7 0.888
T Richardson (Eng) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 25.22 11 4 0.785
CTB Turner (Aus) 1887-1895 17 5179 1670 101 7/43 16.53 11 2 0.647
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 24.21 21 7 0.567
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2006 110 36705 14649 674 9/51 21.73 57 19 0.518
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 10.75 9 5 0.500
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 18.63 9 4 0.473
JV Saunders (Aus) 1902-1908 14 3565 1796 79 7/34 22.73 6 0 0.428
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 36 9 0.418
AP Freeman (Eng) 1924-1929 12 3732 1707 66 7/71 25.86 5 3 0.416
WH Lockwood (Eng) 1893-1902 12 1973 883 43 7/71 20.53 5 1 0.416
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1946 27 10024 3254 144 7/54 22.59 11 3 0.407
WE Bowes (Eng) 1932-1946 15 3655 1519 68 6/33 22.33 6 0 0.400
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 18.41 7 4 0.388
WE Hollies (Eng) 1935-1950 13 3554 1332 44 7/50 30.27 5 0 0.384
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1962 34 9834 3434 139 7/42 24.70 13 4 0.382
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1960 37 13568 4405 170 9/113 25.91 14 2 0.378
FR Foster (Eng) 1911-1912 11 2447 926 45 6/91 20.57 4 0 0.363
GE Palmer (Aus) 1880-1886 17 4517 1678 78 7/65 21.51 6 2 0.352
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1991 41 10181 4616 170 6/47 27.15 14 1 0.341

Best ratio of 10-wicket-hauls to matches played - Tests (qualification: 10 matches)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5 10 10w/m
T Richardson (Eng) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 25.22 11 4 0.285
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 10.75 9 5 0.277
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 16.43 24 7 0.259
AP Freeman (Eng) 1924-1929 12 3732 1707 66 7/71 25.86 5 3 0.250
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 18.41 7 4 0.222
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 18.63 9 4 0.210
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 14513 5231 216 7/40 24.21 21 7 0.189
RG Holland (Aus) 1984-1986 11 2889 1352 34 6/54 39.76 3 2 0.181
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2006 110 36705 14649 674 9/51 21.73 57 19 0.172
H Ironmonger (Aus) 1928-1933 14 4695 1330 74 7/23 17.97 4 2 0.142
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 17.75 9 4 0.121
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1962 34 9834 3434 139 7/42 24.70 13 4 0.117
GE Palmer (Aus) 1880-1886 17 4517 1678 78 7/65 21.51 6 2 0.117
CTB Turner (Aus) 1887-1895 17 5179 1670 101 7/43 16.53 11 2 0.117
PS de Villiers (SA) 1993-1998 18 4805 2063 85 6/23 24.27 5 2 0.111
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1946 27 10024 3254 144 7/54 22.59 11 3 0.111
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 22.29 36 9 0.104
LO Fleetwood-Smith (Aus) 1935-1938 10 3093 1570 42 6/110 37.38 2 1 0.100
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 23.92 23 7 0.100
GTS Stevens (Eng) 1922-1930 10 1186 648 20 5/90 32.40 2 1 0.100

Best ratio of fifties to innings played - ODIs (qualification: 20 innings)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 50+ 50+/i
KP Pietersen (Eng/ICC) 2004-2007 51 45 2026 116 56.27 5 14 19 0.422
SB Smith (Aus) 1983-1985 28 24 861 117 39.13 2 8 10 0.416
Majid Khan (Pak) 1973-1982 23 22 786 109 37.42 1 7 8 0.363
BC Broad (Eng) 1987-1988 34 34 1361 106 40.02 1 11 12 0.352
IVA Richards (WI) 1975-1991 187 167 6721 189* 47.00 11 45 56 0.335
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1974-1985 62 60 2572 123 47.62 7 13 20 0.333
CG Greenidge (WI) 1975-1991 128 127 5134 133* 45.03 11 31 42 0.330
DM Jones (Aus) 1984-1994 164 161 6068 145 44.61 7 46 53 0.329
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2007 257 243 9005 139 45.47 15 62 77 0.316
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2007 384 374 14847 186* 44.05 41 77 118 0.315
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1992-2007 289 279 10632 183 41.36 22 66 88 0.315
HH Dippenaar (Afr/SA) 1999-2006 104 92 3344 125* 42.87 4 25 29 0.315
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2003 185 185 6798 188* 40.95 13 45 58 0.313
NC Johnson (Zim) 1998-2000 48 48 1679 132* 36.50 4 11 15 0.312
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC) 1995-2007 280 272 10395 164 43.31 23 62 85 0.312
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 238 237 8648 152* 41.37 17 57 74 0.312
R Dravid (Asia/ICC/India) 1996-2007 315 292 10189 153 40.11 12 78 90 0.308
NS Sidhu (India) 1987-1998 136 127 4413 134* 37.08 6 33 39 0.307
NV Knight (Eng) 1996-2003 100 100 3637 125* 40.41 5 25 30 0.300
GM Turner (NZ) 1973-1983 41 40 1598 171* 47.00 3 9 12 0.300

Best ratio of hundreds to innings played - ODIs (qualification: 20 innings)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 100/i
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1974-1985 62 60 2572 123 47.62 7 13 0.116
KP Pietersen (Eng/ICC) 2004-2007 51 45 2026 116 56.27 5 14 0.111
WU Tharanga (SL) 2005-2007 57 54 1819 120 33.68 6 8 0.111
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2007 384 374 14847 186* 44.05 41 77 0.109
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 123 122 4335 137 37.37 12 21 0.098
G Gambhir (India) 2003-2007 21 21 602 103 28.66 2 2 0.095
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2007 168 165 5924 153* 37.97 15 30 0.090
RL Taylor (NZ) 2006-2007 24 22 706 128* 33.61 2 3 0.090
CG Greenidge (WI) 1975-1991 128 127 5134 133* 45.03 11 31 0.086
Saleem Elahi (Pak) 1995-2004 48 47 1579 135 36.72 4 9 0.085
Shahriar Nafees (Ban) 2005-2007 47 47 1526 123* 35.48 4 7 0.085
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC) 1995-2007 280 272 10395 164 43.31 23 62 0.084
NC Johnson (Zim) 1998-2000 48 48 1679 132* 36.50 4 11 0.083
Salman Butt (Pak) 2004-2007 36 36 1072 108* 30.62 3 4 0.083
SB Smith (Aus) 1983-1985 28 24 861 117 39.13 2 8 0.083
Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1989-2003 247 244 8823 194 39.21 20 43 0.081
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2007 208 201 6698 175 36.20 16 31 0.079
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1992-2007 289 279 10632 183 41.36 22 66 0.078
GR Marsh (Aus) 1986-1992 117 115 4357 126* 39.97 9 22 0.078
ME Waugh (Aus) 1988-2002 244 236 8500 173 39.35 18 50 0.076

Best conversion rate of 50s to 100s - ODIs (qualification: 10 scores of fifty plus)
Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50 50+ 100/50+
WU Tharanga (SL) 2005-2007 57 54 1819 120 33.68 6 8 14 42.85%
VVS Laxman (India) 1998-2006 86 83 2338 131 30.76 6 10 16 37.50%
DI Gower (Eng) 1978-1991 114 111 3170 158 30.77 7 12 19 36.84%
Shahriar Nafees (Ban) 2005-2007 47 47 1526 123* 35.48 4 7 11 36.36%
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 123 122 4335 137 37.37 12 21 33 36.36%
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1974-1985 62 60 2572 123 47.62 7 13 20 35.00%
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2007 384 374 14847 186* 44.05 41 77 118 34.74%
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2007 208 201 6698 175 36.20 16 31 47 34.04%
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2007 168 165 5924 153* 37.97 15 30 45 33.33%
Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1989-2003 247 244 8823 194 39.21 20 43 63 31.74%
Saleem Elahi (Pak) 1995-2004 48 47 1579 135 36.72 4 9 13 30.76%
GR Marsh (Aus) 1986-1992 117 115 4357 126* 39.97 9 22 31 29.03%
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2007 392 381 12025 189 33.12 25 64 89 28.08%
NJ Astle (NZ) 1995-2007 223 217 7090 145* 34.92 16 41 57 28.07%
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC) 1995-2007 280 272 10395 164 43.31 23 62 85 27.05%
NC Johnson (Zim) 1998-2000 48 48 1679 132* 36.50 4 11 15 26.66%
ME Waugh (Aus) 1988-2002 244 236 8500 173 39.35 18 50 68 26.47%
WW Hinds (WI) 1999-2006 114 107 2835 127* 28.92 5 14 19 26.31%
KP Pietersen (Eng/ICC) 2004-2007 51 45 2026 116 56.27 5 14 19 26.31%
CG Greenidge (WI) 1975-1991 128 127 5134 133* 45.03 11 31 42 26.19%

Best ratio of 4-wickets-in-an-innings to matches played - ODIs (qualification: 20 matches)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 4 5 4w/m
LS Pascoe (Aus) 1977-1982 29 1568 1066 53 5/30 20.11 4 1 0.172
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2007 67 3446 2416 125 6/19 19.32 6 4 0.149
VC Drakes (WI) 1995-2004 34 1640 1293 51 5/33 25.35 3 2 0.147
M Hendrick (Eng) 1973-1981 22 1248 681 35 5/31 19.45 2 1 0.136
GB Troup (NZ) 1976-1985 22 1180 791 32 4/19 24.71 3 0 0.136
GI Allott (NZ) 1997-2000 31 1528 1207 52 4/35 23.21 4 0 0.129
AH Gray (WI) 1985-1991 25 1270 835 44 6/50 18.97 2 1 0.120
BA Williams (Aus) 2002-2004 25 1203 814 35 5/22 23.25 1 2 0.120
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2007 150 7729 6048 267 5/22 22.65 11 6 0.113
IR Bishop (WI) 1988-1997 84 4332 3127 118 5/25 26.50 7 2 0.107
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 14 13 0.103
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 11 6 0.100
RP Singh (India) 2005-2006 20 858 734 24 4/35 30.58 2 0 0.100
Naved-ul-Hasan (Pak) 2003-2007 62 2854 2630 95 6/27 27.68 5 1 0.096
DK Lillee (Aus) 1972-1983 63 3593 2145 103 5/34 20.82 5 1 0.095
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2007 66 3268 2609 94 4/25 27.75 6 0 0.090
Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak) 1973-1984 45 2412 1463 63 4/27 23.22 4 0 0.088
GR Dilley (Eng) 1979-1988 36 2043 1291 48 4/23 26.89 3 0 0.083
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 1988-1993 24 1327 753 36 5/21 20.91 1 1 0.083
SR Clark (Aus) 2005-2007 25 1266 1133 36 4/54 31.47 2 0 0.080

Best ratio of 5-wickets-in-an-innings to matches played - ODIs (qualification: 20 matches)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 4 5 5w/m
BA Williams (Aus) 2002-2004 25 1203 814 35 5/22 23.25 1 2 0.080
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2007 67 3446 2416 125 6/19 19.32 6 4 0.059
VC Drakes (WI) 1995-2004 34 1640 1293 51 5/33 25.35 3 2 0.058
VJ Marks (Eng) 1980-1988 34 1838 1135 44 5/20 25.79 0 2 0.058
SB O'Connor (NZ) 1997-2000 38 1487 1396 46 5/39 30.34 1 2 0.052
RDM Leverock (Ber) 2006-2007 20 1027 727 21 5/53 34.61 0 1 0.050
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 14 13 0.049
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 1995-2005 43 2225 1674 67 5/45 24.98 1 2 0.046
M Hendrick (Eng) 1973-1981 22 1248 681 35 5/31 19.45 2 1 0.045
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2006 23 1077 839 26 6/22 32.26 0 1 0.043
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 1 5 0.043
CK Langeveldt (SA) 2001-2007 46 2143 1783 61 5/39 29.22 1 2 0.043
SK Sharma (India) 1988-1990 23 979 813 22 5/26 36.95 0 1 0.043
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 1988-1993 24 1327 753 36 5/21 20.91 1 1 0.041
AH Gray (WI) 1985-1991 25 1270 835 44 6/50 18.97 2 1 0.040
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2007 150 7729 6048 267 5/22 22.65 11 6 0.040
HK Olonga (Zim) 1995-2003 50 2059 1977 58 6/19 34.08 2 2 0.040
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2001-2006 26 1306 1152 32 5/49 36.00 0 1 0.038
FA Rose (WI) 1997-2000 27 1326 1046 29 5/23 36.06 0 1 0.037
S Sreesanth (India) 2005-2007 28 1347 1278 35 6/55 36.51 1 1 0.035

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 1834: England v West Indies at Leeds, The Wisden Trophy 2nd Test, May 25-28, 2007

• ODI # 2586: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Warid Cricket Series 3rd ODI, May 22, 2007


Travis Basevi

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