What are Sachin Tendulkar’s and Virat Kohli’s Test records in Australia? How many Test tours have they made to Australia? – Ajay Paul on Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar has made five tours, while for Virat Kohli, this will be his fourth tour. Their batting average in Australia is almost similar, while both have the same number of centuries (6). The tables below have the details of their Test record in Australia tour-wise.
In the Cape Town T20I match, both South Africa and England combined to make nearly 400 runs but lost just four wickets. Is this the fewest number of wickets to fall in a high-scoring game? – V Ravi on Facebook
The run aggregate at Cape Town is, in fact, a record in a T20 international match. The teams made 383 runs for the loss of just four wickets, bettering the previous highest run aggregate of 305 for four wickets, which came in the match between Singapore and Nepal in September 2019. Moreover, the average runs scored per wicket (95.75) at Cape Town is now by far the highest in any T20I match. The two tables below provide the details.
Is India’s recent T20Is results their best ever in this format? – Akhil Kumar on Facebook
The Indian T20I side hadn’t lost a match since losing to the West Indies by eight wickets at Thiruvananthapuram on 8 December 2019. Interestingly, their next defeat came exactly a year later, on 8 December 2020 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 12 runs. In between, they had won eight matches outright, won two tied games via Super Overs, and one match was abandoned without a ball bowled after the toss was done. This means that they have not lost any their eleven games from 11 December 2019 to 6 December 2020. This indeed is their best unbeaten run in this format in international cricket. The table below has the details.
* India’s recent 11-match unbeaten sequence went like this: W Nr W W W W T T W W W.
* India won both their tie games via Super Over.
Jasprit Bumrah’s 55 for India A at Sydney prompts me to ask if any Indian batsmen have ever made a century while batting at number 11? – Arup Chatterjee on Twitter
At the outset, let me clarify that Jasprit Bumrah’s recent 55 against Australia A came while batting at number 10 and not number 11. However, answering your query, three Indians have the distinction of making a three-figure score in first-class cricket. The table below has the details:
How many Test centuries have been scored by Indians in Australia and which of the grounds have seen most centuries? – Lalit Sood on Twitter
Since the inaugural series in Australia between the two sides in 1947/48, 22 Indian batsmen have registered 45 Test centuries, with Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli making the most – 6 centuries each.
The table below has the details venue-wise of all the Test centuries scored in Australia by Indian batsmen.
All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 14 December 2020.
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