January 24, 2000

8th Match, C & U Series: Australia v Pakistan, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1545th ODI in cricket history.

  • Steve Waugh became the leading run-scorer for Australia against Pakistan during his knock of 6. Steve Waugh has a tally of 837 runs in 38 matches against Pakistan at the end of this match and he surpassed Dean Jones' tally of 832 runs (from 21 matches). Just for the record, West Indian Desmond Haynes holds the record of aggregating most runs in a career against Pakistan - 2390 in 65 matches.

  • Michael Bevan equalled his highest score against Pakistan. He has now scored seven fifties in just 15 innings against Pakistan.

  • Moin Khan equalled the ODI record for most dismissals by a 'keeper in a match by claiming five dismissals (3 catches+2 stumpings). Moin also became the fifth 'keeper after India's Nayan Mongia (3), WestIndies' Ridley Jacobs (3), South Africa's Dave Richardson (2) and Zimbabwe's Andy Flower (2) to do so on more than one occasion. Moin thus remained the 17th 'keeper to claim five dismissals in a match providing 24th such instance. It was the third such instance by a Pakistan 'keeper. Moin, himself, had held five catches against Zimbabwe at Harare on 26-02-1995, while Rashid Latif held four catches and effected one stumping against New Zealand at Lahore on 06-03-1996.

  • Moin became second 'keeper to effect five dismissals in a match against Australia after Sri Lanka's Guy deSilva, who had held five catches at Colombo PSS on 13-04-1983.

  • Moin also became only the second 'keeper to make five dismissals in a WSC/C&U match after West Indian Courtney Browne, who held five catches in the match against Sri Lanka at Brisbane on 05-01-1996. Incidentally the previous best performance by a Pakistani 'keeper in a WSC/ C&U match was in the name of Rashid Latif, who made four dismissals against West Indies at Perth on 04-12- 1992.

  • With his allround performance Moin Khan became only the third 'keeper in ODI history to perform the allround feat of scoring 25 plus runs and effecting five dismissals in same match after Zimbabwe's Andy Flower (35 runs and 5 catches versus England at Harare on 03-01-1997) and West Indian Ridley Jacobs (80* runs and 5 catches versus New Zealand at Southampton on 24-05-1999).

  • The dismissal of Shane Lee was 200th for Moin Khan in his 153rd match (including 54 stumpings). However three of Moin's 146 catches were taken in the field. Hence 'technically' Moin hasn't still joined the ranks of Australia's Ian Healy (234 dismissals in 168 matches) and WestIndies' Jeff Dujon (202 dismissals in 166 matches).

  • Michael Bevan won his fifth MoM award.