3rd Test: England v West Indies, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

August 16, 2000

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  • It was the 1506th Test match in cricket history.

  • It was the 771st Test for England and 362nd for West Indies.

  • It was the 124th Test match between these two sides (67th on English soil).

  • Umpires Doug Cowie and Peter Willey were officiating in their 17th and 20th Test respectively.

  • Marcus Trescothick made his Test debut for England.He became the 603rd player to represent England in Test cricket.

  • Mike Atherton and Alec Stewart both played their 100th Test. They became 22nd and 23rd player respectively to make 100 or Test match appearances. However it is the first time that two players made their 100th appearance in same Test match. Atherton and Stewart joined the ranks of five other Englishmen, six Australians, five West Indians, three Indians and two Pakistanis. The accompanying table lists all players with 100 or more Test appearances in chronological order :

    Table I : 100 Test club members

    Player (Country) First Test 100th Test Time Span

    Colin Cowdrey (Eng) Nov 26, 1954 Jul 11, 1968 13 yrs 228 days v Aus, Brisbane v Aus, Birmingham

    Geoff Boycott (Eng) Jun 4, 1964 Jul 2, 1981 17 yrs 28 days v Aus, Nottingham v Aus, Lord's

    Clive Lloyd (WI) Dec 13, 1966 Apr 28, 1984 17 yrs 1370 days v Ind, Mumbai v Aus, Kingston

    Sunil Gavaskar(Ind) Mar 6, 1971 Oct 17, 1984 13 yrs 225 days v WI, Portof Spain v Pak, Karachi

    David Gower (Eng) Jun 1, 1978 Jul 21, 1988 10 yrs 50 days v Pak, Birmingham v WI, Leeds

    Viv Richards (WI) Nov 22, 1974 Nov 18, 1988 13 yrs 362 days v Ind, Bangalore v Aus, Brisbane

    Dilip Vengsarkar(Ind) Jan 24, 1976 Nov 24, 1988 12 yrs 305 days v NZ, Auckland v NZ, Mumbai

    Allan Border (Aus) Dec 29, 1978 Dec 24, 1988 9 yrs 361 days v Eng, Melbourne v WI, Melbourne

    Kapil Dev (Ind) Oct 16, 1978 Nov 15, 1989 11 yrs 30 days v Pak, Faisalabad v Pak, Karachi

    Javed Miandad (Pak) Oct 9, 1976 Dec 1, 1989 13 yrs 53 days v NZ, Lahore v Ind, Lahore

    Gordon Greenidge(WI) Nov 22, 1974 Apr 13, 1990 15 yrs 162 days v Ind, Bangalore v Eng, St.John's

    Desmond Haynes (WI) Mar 3, 1978 Jul 4, 1991 13 yrs 123 days v Aus, Portof Spain v Eng, Nottingham

    Ian Botham (Eng) Jul 28, 1977 Feb 2, 1992 14 yrs 189 days v Aus, Nottingham v NZ, Wellington

    Graham Gooch (Eng) Jul 10, 1975 Jan 29, 1993 16 yrs 203 days v Aus, Birmingham v India, Calcutta

    David Boon (Aus) Nov 23, 1984 Apr 21, 1995 10 yrs 139 days v WI, Brisbane v WI, Portof Spain

    Steve Waugh (Aus) Dec 26, 1985 Jan 2, 1998 12 yrs 7 days v Ind, Melbourne v SA, Sydney

    Ian Healy (Aus) Sep 15, 1988 Jan 30, 1998 9 yrs 137 days v Pak, Karachi v SA, Adelaide

    Courtney Walsh (WI) Nov 9, 1984 Feb 27, 1998 13 yrs 110 days v Aus, Perth v Eng, Georgetown

    Mark Taylor (Aus) Jan 26, 1989 Nov 20, 1998 9 yrs 298 days v WI, Sydney v Eng, Brisbane

    Saleem Malik (Pak) Mar 5, 1982 Dec 10, 1998 16 yrs 280 days v SL, Karachi v Zim, Lahore

    Mark Waugh (Aus) Jan 25, 1991 Jan 2, 2000 8 yrs 342 days v Eng, Adelaide v Ind, Sydney

    Mike Atherton (Eng) Aug 10, 1989 Aug 3, 2000 10 yrs 359 days v Aus, Nottingham v WI, Manchester

    Alec Stewart (Eng) Feb 24, 1990 Aug 3, 2000 10 yrs 161 days v WI, Kingston v WI, Manchester

    Table II :Country wise break-up of 100 Test appearances

    Tests Player vs Eng Aus SA WI NZ Ind Pak SL Zim

    156 Allan Border 47 x 6 31 23 20 22 7 0

    131 Kapil Dev 27 20 4 25 10 x 29 14 2

    128 Steve Waugh 37 x 10 24 20 11 17 8 1

    125 Sunil Gavaskar 38 20 0 27 9 x 24 7 0

    124 Javed Miandad 22 25 0 16 18 28 x 12 3

    121 Viv Richards 36 34 0 x 7 28 16 0 0

    120 Courtney Walsh 34 33 5 x 10 15 18 3 2

    119 Ian Healy 33 x 12 28 11 9 14 11 1

    118 Graham Gooch x 42 3 26 15 19 10 3 0

    117 David Gower x 42 0 19 13 24 17 2 0

    116 Dilip Vengsarkar 26 24 0 25 11 x 22 8 0

    116 Desmond Haynes 36 33 1 x 10 19 16 1 0

    114 Colin Cowdrey x 43 14 21 18 8 10 0 0

    110 Clive Lloyd 34 29 0 x 8 28 11 0 0

    108 Geoff Boycott x 38 7 29 15 13 6 0 0

    108 Gordon Greenidge 32 29 0 x 10 23 14 0 0

    107 David Boon 31 x 6 22 17 11 11 9 0

    104 Mark Taylor 33 x 11 20 11 9 12 8 0

    103 Mark Waugh 24 x 12 23 11 11 12 9 1

    103 Saleem Malik 19 15 1 7 18 22 x 15 6

    102 Ian Botham x 36 0 20 15 14 14 3 0

    100 Mike Atherton x 28 18 25 11 7 6 1 4

    100 Alec Stewart x 24 18 22 16 5 8 3 4

  • Stewart became the fourth player to score a century in his 100th Test after Colin Cowdrey (104 v Australia at Birmingham in 1968), Javed Miandad (145 v India at Lahore in 1989-90) and Gordon Greenidge (149 v England at St.John's in 1989-90)

  • The hundred was the fifth for Stewart as wicketkeeper.He now equals the tally of England's Alan Knott and West Indies' Jeff Dujon. Now only England's Les Ames with 8 hundreds and Zimbabwe's Andy Flower with 7 hundreds are ahead of Stewart.

  • Trescothick became the 84th Englishman to score a fifty on Test debut. He also became the 19th Englishman to do so at batting position two.

  • The second wicket partnership of 179 runs between Trescothick and Stewart is England's highest for any wicket against West Indies at Old Trafford. This obliterates the previous record stand of 161 runs between Trevor Bailey and Godfrey Evans in 1950.Incidentally England's previous highest for the fourth wicket was 120 run-stand between Wally Hammond and Douglas Jardine in 1928.

  • Brian Lara scored his 14th hundred in his 68th Test-his sixth against England in 20th Test. Now only Gary Sobers (10 hundreds in 36 Tests), George Headley (8 in 16), Viv Richards (8 in 36) and Gordon Greenidge (7 in 32) have scored more hundreds for West Indies against England. Lara is at level with Frank Worrell (6 in 25).

  • Jimmy Adams completed his fifty in 282 minutes (and off 214 balls) which is the second joint slowest fifty for West Indies against England. The record is on the name of Steve Camacho who took 300 minutes for his fifty during his innings of 57 at Bridgetown in 1967-68. While Easton McMorris also took as many as 282 minutes for his fifty during his innings of 73 at Kingston in 1959-60.

  • The last time when West Indies made a total of 400 plus against any opponent in an 'away' Test was way back in 1995 when it had made 692 for 8d also against England at The Oval. West Indies had played 17 Tests in between without crossing 400 mark even once. It was also the highest total for West Indies in last one and half years 'home or away'-since declaring its innings at 500 for seven also against England at St.John's in March 1998.

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