The List


Five ducks in a score of over 400
Five ducks in a score of over 400

High team totals in which several batsmen made ducks and single-digit scores

When Sangakkara was faster than Bradman
When Sangakkara was faster than Bradman

Batsmen who reached 2000 runs against a particular team in the fewest Test innings

The solitary centurions
The solitary centurions

Batsmen who scored the highest proportion of centuries in Test innings where no one else did

Bresnan stopped at 13
Bresnan stopped at 13

The England allrounder could have challenged Adam Gilchrist's record for most consecutive wins at the start of a career, if not for the rain at Edgbatson

England on the verge of a sub-30 attack
England on the verge of a sub-30 attack

Which Test XIs have had the most bowlers with averages below 30? And has any team had seven batsmen with averages over 45?

Headingley's 82-year-old best
Headingley's 82-year-old best

The top individual Test score in Leeds hasn't changed since Bradman's 334, while the Gabba has had three out of four records fall in the last two seasons

One series, many wicket-takers
One series, many wicket-takers

Australia used 11 bowlers in the West Indies, and all 11 picked up at least one wicket

Who has the quickest 50 wickets?
Who has the quickest 50 wickets?

Vernon Philander took his first 50 wickets in seven Tests. Sydney Barnes and Muttiah Muralitharan took batches of 50 in fewer games

When averaging 300 isn't good
When averaging 300 isn't good

Bowlers with the worst averages in their last few innings. Like RP Singh, who hasn't taken a Test wicket since 2008

An unworthy end to Ponting's stellar career
An unworthy end to Ponting's stellar career

Ricky Ponting scored 18 runs at 3.60 in his last five ODI innings. There aren't many who have done worse than that

Finally, a Test century
Finally, a Test century

Batsmen who made several hundreds in one format, before making one in another

The whitewashers get whitewashed
The whitewashers get whitewashed

Teams that won all their matches in a series, and then lost all in the next one

When 42 Test wickets fell on a day
When 42 Test wickets fell on a day

On January 28, there was a glut of wickets in three Tests being played in Adelaide, Abu Dhabi and Napier. We look at more such days, filled with wickets and runs

The ultimate stopgap captains
The ultimate stopgap captains

Players whose captaincy tenures were broken up into the most pieces, like that of Javed Miandad, who was appointed Pakistan's captain on six separate occasions

Dhoni's away record takes a beating
Dhoni's away record takes a beating

Captains with the largest difference between win percentages in home and away games

Daylight between the best and next
Daylight between the best and next

Michael Clarke's 329 was a 161-run improvement on his best Test score. A look at other batsmen who had a large difference between their highest and second-highest scores

Fourteen Tests, 41 players, one year
Fourteen Tests, 41 players, one year

Most players used by a team in a year, in each format and across all internationals

Hafeez, Taufeeq break new ground for Pakistan
Hafeez, Taufeeq break new ground for Pakistan

Teams that opened with the same batsmen for the most consecutive innings

Who played the most without playing Tendulkar?
Who played the most without playing Tendulkar?

Players who never played the most-capped Test cricketers, though their careers overlapped

The great escapes
The great escapes

Teams that won Tests despite losing wickets a significant distance away from the target