May 14, 2000

West Indies v Pakistan: Georgetown Test: Statistical highlights

  • It was the 1494th Test match in cricket history.

  • It was the 35th Test match between these two sides.The record now reads: West Indies 12, Pakistan 10, drawn 13.

  • It was the 17th Test match between these two sides in West Indies. The record now reads: West Indies 8, Pakistan 3 and drawn 6.

  • It was the 160th Test macth on West Indian soil.The record now reads: West Indies 65, opponents 27, drawn 68.

  • Umpires Steve Bucknor and Rudi Koertzen were officiating in their 49th and 18th Test respectively. For Peter Burge it was his 23rd Test as ICC referee.

  • Moin Khan became only second wicketkeeper to captain his side in a Test against West Indies. The only other keeper to have done so was New Zealander Lee Germon who captained his Side in a two Test series on West Indian soil in 1995-96.

  • Courtney Walsh was playing his 16th Test against Pakistan which equals West Indian record of most appearances against Pakistan. Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards had also made 16 appearances against Pakistan.

  • The wicket of Wajahatullah Wasti was 50th for Courtney Walsh against Pakistan in his 16th Test. He became third West Indian and only the sixth bowler in all Tests to do so.

  • Curtly Ambrose became the most prolific bowler in Test annals to dismiss batsmen on duck with the wicket of Yousuf Youhana. It was the 75th occasion when Ambrose did not let his victim open his account. Ambrose surpassed Pakistan?s Wasim Akram's tally of 74 ?duck? dismissals.The accompanying table lists most prolific bowlers in this regard :
    Ducks   Total   Bowler                  Country

    75 382 Curtly Ambrose West Indies 74 384 Wasim Akram Pakistan 68 434 Kapil Dev India 66 431 Richard Hadlee New Zealand 65 437 Courtney Walsh West Indies 63 292 Waqar Younis Pakistan 57 325 Bob Willis England 57 376 Malcolm Marshall West Indies 50 307 Fred Trueman England

  • The catch of Yousuf Youhana was 50th dismissal for Ridley Jacobs in his 14th Test.He became seventh West Indian 'keeper to do so.

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq scored his 10th Test hundred in his 62nd Test. Inzamam became ninth Pakistani batsman to score 10 or more hundreds in a Test career.

  • The hundred was Inzamam's third against West Indies - most by a Pakistani batsman against West Indies. He was earlier at level with Aamir Sohail, Hanif Mohammad, Wazir Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Raja, Majid Khan and Javed Miandad with two hundreds.

  • The hundred was second for Inzamam on West Indian soil. His other hundred came at St.John?s in 1992-93 when he made 123. Inzamam became only third Pakistani after Hanif Mohammad and Javed Miandad to have scored two hundreds on West Indian soil. Incidentally India?s Sunil Gavaskar holds the record of scoring most hundreds on West Indian soil with 7 hundreds in 13 matches.

  • The sixth wicket partnership of 206 runs between Inzamam-ul- Haq and Abdur Razzaq is Pakistan?s best for this wicket against West Indies - home or away.This obliterated the previous record stand of 166 between Wazir Mohammad and Abdul Hafiz Kardar at Kingston in 1957-58.

  • The partnership was also the joint second highest for sixth wicket against West Indies after the 220 run stand between Glenn Turner and Ken Wadsworth for New Zealand at Kingston in 1971-72 and 206 run stand between Keith Miller and RG Archer also at Kingston in 1954-55.

  • The partnership was the third highest for Pakistan for sixth wicket in all Tests after the 217 run stand between Hanif Mohammad and Majid Khan at Lahore in 1964-65 and 207 run stand between Salim Malik and Imran Khan at Faisalabad in 1982-83.

  • Courtney Walsh became leading wicket taker for West Indies against Pakistan when he dismissed Wasim Akram.Walsh surpassed the tally of Colin Croft and Malcolm Marshall who both have taken 50 wickets apiece in 9 and 12 Tests respectively.

  • The seventh wicket partnership of 74 runs between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Nixon McLean is West Indies best for this wicket against Pakistan-home or away.This obliterated the 70 run partnership between Clive Lloyd and Joel Garner at Bridgetown in 1976-77.