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Statisitical highlights of Australia v Bangladesh 1st Test 2003
by Rajneesh Gupta


Scorecard:Australia v Bangladesh

  • This match was 1650th in Test cricket history
  • This was Australia’s 641st Test. The record now reads : won 286, lost 174, drawn 179 and tied two.
  • This was Bangladesh’s 20th Test. The record now reads : Won nil, lost 19,drawn one.
  • This was the first meeting between these two sides.
  • Marrara Cricket Ground in Darwin became the 89th ground (eighth in Australia) to host a Test match.
  • Bangladesh’s first innings total of 97 is their fourth lowest total in Test cricket after 87 v West Indies at Dhaka in 2002-03, 90 v Sri Lanka at Colombo SSC in 2001-02 and 91 v India at Dhaka in 2000-01
  • Steve Waugh was captaining Australia for the 50th time in his career. He became third Australian after Allan Border (93) and Mark Taylor (50) and ninth player in Test history to do so.
  • Steve Waugh (100*) moved into joint second place on the all-time list of Test century makers along with India’s Sachin Tendulkar (31). Now only Sunil Gavaaskar-with 34 centuries- is ahead of Waugh.
  • Waugh became the second man to score hundreds against all Test playing nations after South Africa’s Gary Kirsten.
  • The win was Australia’s 37th under Steve Waugh’s captaincy. With this Steve Waugh became most successful captain in Test history displacing West Indian Clive Lloyd who had won 36 matches out of 74 in which he was captain. The following table lists the most successful captains in Test cricket :
    Player             Team       M     W     L     D     T	Start        End            
    SR Waugh           Aus       50    37     8     5     0  05 Mar 1999  20 Jul 2003   
    CH Lloyd           WI        74    36    12    26     0  22 Nov 1974  02 Jan 1985   
    AR Border          Aus       93    32    22    38     1  07 Dec 1984  29 Mar 1994   
    IVA Richards       WI        50    27     8    15     0  07 Aug 1980  12 Aug 1991   
    WJ Cronje          SAf       53    27    11    15     0  28 Jan 1994  06 Mar 2000   
    MA Taylor          Aus       50    26    13    11     0  28 Sep 1994  05 Jan 1999   
    GS Chappell        Aus       48    21    13    14     0  28 Nov 1975  26 Apr 1983   
    PBH May            Eng       41    20    10    11     0  09 Jun 1955  22 Aug 1961   
    
  • Bangladesh have now lost 14 Test matches by innings margin out of a total of 20 they have played.
  • Bangladesh have now lost a Test within three days on nine occasions. Of these eight have been lost by innings margin.
  • Australia have now won a Test within three days on 46 occasions.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)



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