George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


A record Bradman never had
A record Bradman never had

At Adelaide, Brian Lara broke another elite run-scoring record by going past Allan Border's total of 11,174 Test runs

One more added to a bag of records
One more added to a bag of records

With a superb double-century Brian Lara went past Allan Border's 11,174 runs in the third Test at Adelaide to break the record for most Test runs

Milestones on the way to 357
Milestones on the way to 357

Sachin Tendulkar has become one-day cricket's most-capped player, playing his 357th ODI, against South Africa at Kolkata

A fairytale start, a slow decline
A fairytale start, a slow decline

Statistics cannot hope to capture Botham's contribution to the game: his charisma and inspiration weighed in equally with wickets and runs

Last action heroes
Last action heroes

This week The List looks at players who have under- and over-achieved in the fourth innings of a Test

Atherton c Healy b McGrath
Atherton c Healy b McGrath

In 44 Tests - 17 against Australia with McGrath and 27 against West Indies Atherton fell to either McGrath, Walsh or Ambrose a staggering 53 times

Out-thought and outplayed
Out-thought and outplayed

Sri Lanka have been out-thought and then outplayed by India and the stats tell the tale

Steve Waugh - The run-out man
Steve Waugh - The run-out man

If you had to choose someone to bat for your life, you'd do well by picking Steve Waugh. But while doing that he may just run out a few of your mates in the process

Dhoni's day in the sun
Dhoni's day in the sun

As he strode past 153, Dhoni broke Brian Lara's record for the highest individual score in the second innings of an ODI

Who are the champions?
Who are the champions?

Waugh, who also features among players involved in the most Test losses, has played in a massive 86 Test wins, 11 wins clear of Shane Warne

India start as statistical underdogs
India start as statistical underdogs

On head-to-head form, Sri Lanka clearly have the upper hand, India however, are playing at home; an advantage they haven't made the best use of in recent times

The most celebrated loser
The most celebrated loser

With the loss of the Super Test under his belt, Brian Lara became the cricketer to have played in the most Test losses

The broadest bat in Australia
The broadest bat in Australia

The Super Test is around the corner and it seemed an opportune moment for The List to look at the best visiting players in Australia

The world's greatest No. 11
The world's greatest No. 11

The List brings you the highest run-scorers by their position in the batting order

Stats - Taibu's troops are no pushover
Stats - Taibu's troops are no pushover

You would normally expect India to romp home against Zimbabwe no matter where the match was being played but history would prove you wrong

India's inability to win when it matters
India's inability to win when it matters

India have had an abysmal record when it comes to winning finals

So close to victory... and yet so far
So close to victory... and yet so far

Here are some of the other Tests that went down to the wire with cricket emerging as the only winner from the contest

Warne breaks the 600-wicket barrier
Warne breaks the 600-wicket barrier

Shane Warne has become the first bowler to take 600 Test wickets

Sanath Jayasuriya scales 10,000
Sanath Jayasuriya scales 10,000

Sanath Jayasuriya has become the fourth batsman to amass 10,000 runs in one-day cricket

A humdinger for the ages
A humdinger for the ages

What a Test match. George Binoy takes a look at the stats