June 2, 2000

Third Test: West Indies v Pakistan, Statistical Highlights

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  • It was the 1497th Test match in cricket history.

  • It was the 37th Test match between these two sides. The record now reads: West Indies 13, Pakistan 10, drawn 14.

  • It was the 19th Test match between these two sides in West Indies. The record now reads: West Indies 9, Pakistan 3 and drawn 7.

  • It was the 15th Test match for West Indies at this venue. The record now reads: won 6, lost 2, drawn 7. It was also the second Test between these two sides at this venue. West Indies has won one while one ended in draw.

  • Umpire Billy Doctrove was officiating for the first time in a Test match. For other umpire Doug Cowie it was 16th Test match as umpire.

  • The wicket of Younis Khan in first innings was 200th for Curtly Ambrose on home soil. He became the first West Indian to do so. Later on the same day, Courtney Walsh joined him with the wicket of Saqlain Mushtaq. At the end of this Test match, Walsh has a tally of 204 wickets as against Ambrose's 203 in home Tests.

  • Ambrose and Walsh provided the sixth and seventh instance of a bowler capturing 200 wickets in a particular country. The details:

    Wkts Bowler             Team  Mts Balls Mdns Runs Ave. Best 5WI 10WM
    231  Dennis Lillee      Aus   44  11534 341 5482 23.73 7-83  15  4
    229  Fred Trueman       Eng   47  10295 367 4590 20.04 8-31  14  3
    226  Ian Botham         Eng   59  12243 475 6226 27.55 8-34  17  2
    219  Kapil Dev          Ind   65  12211 467 5803 26.50 9-83  11  2
    204  Courtney Walsh     WI    53  11924 431 4936 24.19 6-54   7  1
    203  Curtly Ambrose     WI    52  11325 540 4302 21.19 8-45  11  2
    201  Richard Hadlee     NZ    43  10663 370 4615 22.96 7-23  15  3
    

  • Courtney Walsh took five wickets in an innings for the 19th time in his career, which takes him past Lance Gibbs's tally of 18 five wicket innings hauls. Now only Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose (22 each) are ahead of Walsh for West Indies.

  • Courtney Walsh has now appeared in 50 Test matches which ended in West Indies'favour. He became ninth player after Viv Richards (63), Desmond Haynes (60), Gordon Greenidge (57), Steve Waugh (57), Ian Healy (55), Mark Waugh (54), Mark Taylor (52) and Allan Border (50) to appear in 50 or more `won' matches for their respective sides.

  • Wasim's first innings figures (6-61) are the second best for Pakistan on West Indian soil after Imran Khan's 7 for 80 at Georgetown in 1987-88.

  • Wasim's match figures (11-110) are the best for Pakistan on West Indian soil. This obliterates Imran Khan's 11-121 at Georgetown in 1987-88.

  • Wasim's match figures (11-110) are also the joint second best by a bowler against West Indies in West Indies. England's Angus Fraser had returned the identical figures in the Port-of-Spain Test in 1997-98. However the best figures by any bowler against West Indies on latter's soil still remain on the name of Englishman Tony Greig who had taken 13 for 156 at Port-of-Spain in 1973-74 series.

  • It was the fifth time Wasim was capturing a ten wicket match haul. The break-up: twice against New Zealand and once each against Australia, West Indies and Zimbabwe. Wasim, thus, equalled fellow paceman Waqar Younis and former leggie Abdul Qadir's tally of 10 wicket match hauls for Pakistan. Now only Imran Khan, with six 10 wicket match hauls, is ahead of Wasim. Wasim, in the course, became 11th bowler in Test annals to capture five 10 wicket match hauls.

  • Wasim's figures are his personal best and 12th best for Pakistan in a match. Wasim's previous best was 11 for 160 against Australia at Melbourne in 1989-90.

  • Wasim Akram has now taken 79 wickets in 17 matches against West Indies and he is just one short of Imran Khan's tally of 80 wickets (from 18 matches) against West Indies.

  • Wasim Akram has now taken 35 wickets in 9 matches against West Indies on West Indian soil. Now only England's Angus Fraser (54 wickets in 12 matches), fellow countryman Imran Khan (48 in 8), Australia's Glenn McGrath (47 in 8) and India's S.Venkataraghavan (39 in 13) have taken more wickets than Wasim on West Indian soil. India's Kapil Dev also has a tally of 35 wickets from nine matches

  • Wasim Akram has now taken 107 wickets in 26 Test matches lost by Pakistan. He, in the course, became fifth bowler to complete century of wickets in lost matches.The details:

    Wkts Bowler (Country)      Tests Balls Mdns Runs Ave. Best  5WI 10WM
    141 Courtney Walsh (WI)     33  8117  245  3664 25.98  6-79   7  0
    132 Kapil Dev (Ind)         32  7801  263  3793 28.73  9-83  10  1
    125 Richard Hadlee (NZ)     28  7157  229  3287 26.30  6-100 11  0
    107 Ian Botham (Eng)        32  6460  221  3478 32.50  8-103  7  1
    107 Wasim Akram (Pak)       26  5945  227  2585 24.15  6-61   7  3
    

  • West Indies' one wicket win is the eighth such instance in Test cricket history with West Indies recording the sixth highest total and fifth highest partnership to achieve it. The details:

    One wicket wins (in descending order of target)
    315-9 Pakistan v Australia      Karachi         1994-95
    287-9 South Africa v England    Jo'burg (old)   1905-06
    282-9 England v Australia       Melbourne       1907-08
    263-9 England v Australia       The Oval        1902
    260-9 Australia v West Indies   Melbourne       1951-52
    216-9 West Indies v Pakistan    St.John's       1999-00
    173-9 England v South Africa    Cape Town       1922-23
    104-9 New Zealand v West Indies Dunedin         1979-80
    

    Highest tenth wicket partnerships to win a test by one wicket

    57* Inzamam-ul-Haq/Mushtaq Ahmed Pak v Aus Karachi 1994-95 48* AW Nourse/PW Sherwell SA v Eng Jo'burg 1905-06 39* SF Barnes/A Fielder Eng v Aus Melbourne 1907-08 38* DT Ring/WA Johnston Aus v WI Melbourne 1951-52 19* JC Adams/CA Walsh WI v Pak St.John's 1999-00 15* GH Hirst/W Rhodes Eng v Aus The Oval 1902 5* AS Kennedy/GG Macaulay Eng v SA Cape Town 1922-23 4* GB Troup/SL Boock NZ v WI Dunedin 1979-80

  • Walsh's second essay at the crease, which enabled West Indies to clinch on a thrilling one wicket win, was the 55th `not out' innings for him. With this Walsh equalled England's Bob Willis' world record of most `not outs' in a career. The batsmen with most unbeaten knocks in Test cricket are listed here under :

    NOs Player                 Country   Tests Inns
    55 Bob Willis             England      90   128
    55 Courtney Walsh         West Indies 117   159
    44 Allan Border           Australia   156   265
    39 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar  India        58    80
    39 Lance Gibbs            West Indies  79   109
    38 Steve Waugh            Australia   128   204
    35 Derek Underwood        England      86   116
    33 Ewen Chatfield         New Zealand  43    54
    

  • Pakistan once again failed to win a Test series against West Indies in West Indies. It has now played five series in West Indies, out of which four have been won by West Indies, while one ended with 1-1 score.

  • At the end of the series :

    West Indies' overall record : played 359, won 137, lost 93, tied 1 and drawn 126.

    Pakistan's overall record : played 267, won 75, lost 65 and drawn 127.

    Jimmy Adams' captaincy record : played 5, won 3, drawn 2.
    Moin Khan's captaincy record : played 5, won 1, lost 1, drawn 3.