West Indies v Pakistan: Bridgetown test, Statistical highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

May 27, 2000

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  • It was the 1496th Test match in cricket history.

  • It was the 36th Test match between these two sides. The record now reads: West Indies 12, Pakistan 10, drawn 14.

  • It was the 18th Test match between these two sides in West Indies. The record now reads: West Indies 8, Pakistan 3 and drawn 8.

  • It was the 161st Test match on West Indian soil. The record now reads: West Indies 65, opponents 27, drawn 69.

  • Umpire Rudi Koertzen was officiating in his 19th Test, while for Eddie Nicholls it was his 11th match as test umpire.

  • Ramnaresh Sarwan was making his Test debut. He became 234th West Indian to make a Test match appearance. At 19 years 330 days Sarwan became second youngest since Shivnarine Chanderpaul and 10th youngest in all to play for West Indies. The following table has the details:

    Yrs-days   Player   Island     Opponents   Venue      Date of Debut
    

    17-122 Derek Sealy Barbados England Bridgetown Jan 11,1930 17-245 Garry Sobers Barbados England Kingston Mar 30,1954 18- 31 Robin Bynoe Barbados Pakistan Lahore Mar 26,1959 18- 74 Jeff Stollmeyer Trinidad England Lord's Jun 24,1939 18-173 Alfie Roberts St.Vincent New Zealand Auckland Mar 9,1956 19-213 S.Chanderpaul Guyana England Georgetown Mar 17,1994 19-242 Alfred Scott Jamaica India Kingston Mar 28,1953 19-285 Gerry Gomez Trinidad England Manchester Jul 22,1939 19-312 Elquemedo Willett Nevis Australia Bridgetown Mar 9,1973 19-330 Ramnaresh Sarwan Guyana Pakistan Bridgetown May 18,2000

  • The match was 17th for Courtney Walsh, which takes him past Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards' tally of 16 matches against Pakistan. The record of making most Test appearances against Pakistan, is however held by India's Kapil Dev - 29.

  • The match was Wasim Akram's 16th against West Indies, which equals Javed Miandad's tally. Now only Imran Khan (18) is ahead of Akram for Pakistan.

  • The five wicket haul in the first innings was Courtney Walsh's third against Pakistan - maximum for West Indies. He was earlier at level with two such instances with Ian Bishop (in 8 matches) and Malcolm Marshall (in 12 matches).

  • The catch of Chanderpaul in first innings was Moin Khan's 23rd dismissal in ninth match as `keeper against West Indies, which makes him the most successful Pakistani `keeper against West Indies. Moin surpassed Salim Yusuf's tally of 22 dismissals (19 catches and 3 stumpings) from seven matches. Incidentally Australia's Ian Healy with 78 dismissals in 28 matches holds the record of making most dismissals against West Indies.

  • Wavell Hinds scored his maiden Test hundred in his fourth Test. His innings is the second highest for West Indies against Pakistan at this venue after Everton Weekes' 197 in 1957-58.

  • Ramnaresh Sarwan became the fifth youngest West Indian to score a maiden Test match fifty. His innings is also the 18th highest by a West Indian debutant and fifth highest by a West Indian on his first appearance against Pakistan.

  • The 219 run partnership for the first wicket between Mohammad Wasim and Imran Nazir is the second highest for Pakistan for this wicket against West Indies - home or away after the 298 run stand between Aamir Sohail and Ijaz Ahmed at Karachi in 1997-98.

  • The partnership is,however, a new record for Pakistan on West Indian soil obliterating the 159 run partnership between Majid Khan and Zaheer Abbas at Georgetown in 1976-77 (though 219 runs were added for this wicket, it consisted of two separate partnerships, Sadiq Mohammad retired hurt and was succeeded by Zaheer Abbas when 60 had been scored).

  • The Wasim-Nazir partnership was the sixth double century partnership for first wicket against West Indies. Interestingly four times this feat has been recorded on West Indian soil.

  • Imran Nazir scored his maiden Test hundred in his second Test. His previous highest was 64 on debut against Sri Lanka at Lahore in 1998-99.

  • At 18 years 157 days Nazir also became the third youngest batsman to notch up a maiden hundred in Test cricket history. Only fellow Pakistani Mushtaq Mohammad and India's Sachin Tendulkar had scored a Test hundred at a younger age than Imran Nazir. The following table lists the youngest Test centurions in cricket history. The details :

    Yrs-days  Batsman (Score)   Countries Venue  Season
    

    17-82 Mushtaq Mohammad (101) Pak v Ind Delhi 1960-61 17-112 Sachin Tendulkar (119*) Ind v Eng Manchester 1990 18-157 Imran Nazir (131) Pak v WI Bridgetown 1999-00 18-328 Salim Malik (100*) Pak v SL Karachi 1981-82 18-335 Shahid Afridi (141) Pak v Ind Chennai 1998-99 19-26 Mohammad Ilyas (126) Pak v NZ Karachi 1964-65 19-108 Mohammad Wasim (109*) Pak v NZ Lahore 1996-97 19-119 Javed Miandad (163) Pak v NZ Lahore 1976-77 19-121 Henry Vivian (100) NZ v SA Wellington 1931-32 19-121 Neil Harvey (153) Aus v Ind Melbourne 1947-48

  • Nazir also became the second Pakistani and 34th batsman to score a hundred on first appearance against West Indies. Hanif Mohammad ,with record 337 at Bridgetown in 1957-58 ,is the only other to do so.

  • The duck in second inning was Wasim Akram's seventh against West Indies.He has now joined four other batsmen who have also recorded an aggregate of seven ducks in a career against West Indies: England's Pat Pocock (in 10 matches), John Snow (in 14 matches) and Derek Underwood (in 17 matches) and India's Bishan Singh Bedi (in 18 matches). However it is an Australian who holds the record of aggregating most ducks in a career against West Indies. Ian Healy's 28 matches fetched him 10 ducks against West Indies.

  • Wavell Hinds became fourth West Indian to score a hundred and a fifty in the same match against Pakistan. Others to do so are : Garry Sobers (125 & 109* at Georgetown in 1957-58), Roy Fredericks (120 & 57 at Port-of-Spain in 1976-77) and Gordon Greenidge (100 & 82 at Kingston in 1976-77). Interestingly Hinds is the first West Indian to score fifty plus scores in both innings of a Test against Pakistan since Viv Richards who made 72 & 67 at Faisalabad in 1980-81.

  • The catch of Wavell Hinds in second innings was 100th for Moin Khan in his 54th match. He became the second Pakistani to do so after Wasim Bari (201 catches in 81 matches). However his tally includes one catch taken in the field, hence technically he is still one short of completing his century of catches as `keeper.

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