Summary of Test cricket

Analyses of Tests by time period

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 1, 2008

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1. Match analysis 1 (Balls/Runs/Wkts per match)

Period Mats B/M R/M W/M |Mats Balls Runs Wkts
Pre-WW1 134 1799 812 33.6 | 134 241014 108787 4496 WW1-WW2 140 2171 976 29.9 | 140 303930 136622 4179 4os-50s 209 2303 912 30.4 | 209 481384 190507 6361 1960s 186 2409 1003 31.1 | 186 448076 186512 5789 1970s 197 2259 1014 31.0 | 197 444993 199777 6113 1980s 267 1985 949 29.2 | 267 530056 253310 7788 1990s 347 2018 963 30.5 | 347 700085 334318 10593 2000s 409 1967 1046 31.1 | 409 804454 427824 12702
All Tests 1889 2093 973 30.7 |1889 3953992 1837657 58021

2. Match analysis 2 (Runs/Wkt, Runs/Over)

Period RpO RpW | Mats Balls Runs Wkts
Pre-WW1 2.71 24.2 | 134 241014 108787 4496 WW1-WW2 2.70 32.7 | 140 303930 136622 4179 4os-50s 2.37 29.9 | 209 481384 190507 6361 1960s 2.50 32.2 | 186 448076 186512 5789 1970s 2.69 32.7 | 197 444993 199777 6113 1980s 2.87 32.5 | 267 530056 253310 7788 1990s 2.87 31.6 | 347 700085 334318 10593 2000s 3.19 33.7 | 409 804454 427824 12702
All Tests 2.79 31.7 |1889 3953992 1837657 58021

3. Inns Analysis (Runs/comp inns, Low & High inns scores)

Period R/CI %<100 %>500 |CInns Runs CI<100 Inns I>500
Pre-WW1 231 12.71 2.63 | 417 96236 53 494 13 WW1-WW2 289 3.14 6.68 | 350 101201 11 494 33 4os-50s 256 6.46 6.79 | 526 134651 34 751 51 1960s 284 1.93 5.80 | 466 132252 9 690 40 1970s 276 2.62 5.24 | 497 137378 13 725 38 1980s 278 2.23 5.64 | 628 174898 14 939 53 1990s 269 1.71 5.47 | 877 236150 15 1244 68 2000s 282 3.42 9.87 |1052 296153 36 1489 147
All Tests 272 3.84 6.49 |4813 1308919 185 6826 443

4. Partnerships analysis (Opening & Last 3 wkts)

Period Open OP100+ OPSub10 Last3W|OpPShps 100+ Sub10 Runs Last 3 wkts
Pre-WW1 29.8 5.9% 37.2% 47.3 | 494 29 184 14744 436 20644 WW1-WW2 40.5 11.3% 28.1% 47.5 | 494 56 139 20010 399 18951 4os-50s 36.3 8.1% 27.4% 40.7 | 751 61 206 27244 608 24775 1960s 38.2 7.5% 24.9% 49.0 | 690 52 172 26379 551 26989 1970s 38.3 8.0% 27.0% 47.5 | 725 58 196 27751 576 27333 1980s 34.2 6.4% 27.5% 50.0 | 939 60 258 32072 738 36895 1990s 35.7 8.2% 30.3% 48.2 | 1244 102 377 44452 995 47910 2000s 39.0 8.9% 28.7% 49.8 | 1489 133 427 58121 1199 59668
All Tests 36.7 8.1% 28.7% 47.8 | 6826 551 1959 250773 5502 263165

5. Extras Analysis - per 1000 balls (Extras/Byes/LegByes/NoBalls/Wides)

Period E/Tb B/Tb L/Tb N/Tb W/Tb |Extras Byes LegByes NoBalls Wides
Pre-WW1 22.6 12.8 6.5 2.3 1.0 | 5458 3084 1558 561 246 WW1-WW2 21.2 9.3 8.6 2.8 0.5 | 6458 2827 2621 849 161 4os-50s 16.8 7.6 6.3 2.3 0.5 | 8073 3659 3029 1125 260 1960s 18.9 6.6 7.3 4.4 0.5 | 8448 2971 3254 1985 238 1970s 27.9 6.5 9.2 11.3 1.0 | 12432 2887 4099 5007 439 1980s 32.0 6.0 11.8 12.5 1.7 | 16952 3195 6244 6638 875 1990s 33.1 5.9 12.4 13.4 1.4 | 23153 4097 8691 9356 1009 2000s 34.0 6.9 11.9 12.2 2.9 | 27342 5528 9541 9807 2309
All Tests 27.4 7.1 9.9 8.9 1.4 |108316 28248 39037 35328 5537

6. Results Analysis - (Results/HomeWins/AwayWins/Draws)

Period Res% HW % AW % Dr % |Mats Results HmWins AwWins Draws
Pre-WW1 82.1 44.0 38.1 17.9 | 134 110 59 51 24 WW1-WW2 62.9 35.7 27.1 37.1 | 140 88 50 38 52 4os-50s 65.1 36.8 28.2 34.9 | 209 136 77 59 73 1960s 52.2 30.6 21.5 47.8 | 186 97 57 40 89 1970s 57.4 35.0 22.3 42.6 | 197 113 69 44 84 1980s 53.9 32.6 21.3 46.1 | 267 144 87 57 123 1990s 64.3 40.9 23.3 35.7 | 347 223 142 81 124 2000s 77.0 46.2 30.8 23.0 | 409 315 189 126 94
All Tests 64.9 38.6 26.3 35.1 |1889 1226 730 496 663

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