Shivnarine Chanderpaul made his Test debut in 1994. His son Tagenarine followed in late 2022.
Shivnarine became one of the leading Test batsmen for the West Indies for 20-odd years. So there was much anticipation when his son made his Test debut.
His scores in his first three Tests were 51 &45, 47 &17 and 207* & 15. That is 382 runs at 76.40
Compare this with Shivnarine’s first 3 Tests: 62, 19 & 50, 77 & 5 which is 213 runs at 42.60
Also, we note that Junior scored a double century in his 3rd Test about 60 days after his debut.
In contrast, Senior scored his first century in his 19th Test 3 years after his debut. His only double century came in his 145th Test after 18 years. Another example of how the next generation did things in a hurry.
This is one of the obscure records which cannot be found through Statsguru. It is however listed in the statistics section of Cricinfo. This is how it stands on the evening of Feb 7, the 4th day of the Zim-WI Test at Bulawayo:
Now KC Brathwaite and T Chanderpaul have batted on all 4 days so far, and will resume batting on the 5th morning. So they will also be added to this list. This will be the first occasion when two batsmen have batted together on all 5 days of a test.
India is well represented here by Jaisimha, Shastri and Pujara.
Other notes: Gary Ballance scored a century on debut for Zimbabwe. He had earlier scored 4 centuries for England. He joins Kepler Wessels in scoring centuries for two countries.
A total of 116 ODIs have been played between these teams,
India have won 58, New Zealand 50, ties 1, no result 7
In India: 29-8-0-1
In NZ: 14-26-1-4
Note the strong home advantage for both teams.
Looking at individual performances, starting with Batting:
Most runs (750 or more):
The most centuries were 6 by Sehwag, followed by three players with 5 (Tendulkar, Kohli and Astle). The most 50+ scores were 13 by Kohli and Tendulkar, followed by 11 by R Taylor.
Highest innings scores (115 or more):
In this series, S Gill’s 208 became the highest for India against NZ, surpassing Tendulkar’s 186* in 1999. That was at Hyderabad, though on another ground.MG Bracewell’s 140 was the highest for NZ in India, surpassing NJ Astle’s 120 in 1999. Conway’s 138 also surpassed the old record.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Headed by Kohli with Latham close behind.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced and 75.00):
Headed by Sehwag with Kapil Dev close behind.
Now for Bowling:
Most wickets (20 or more):
Srinath is far ahead of the second-placed Kumble. Southee has the most among current players.
Best innings bowling (including all 5wi):
SE Bond is the only one with a 6-for. Next is A Mishra. K Srikkanth is the only one with 2 five-fors.
Best bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled, all instances):
The best averages are by Srinath and Hadlee.
The best economy rates are by Hadlee and Kapil
The best strike rates are by Srinath and Southee.
Next is Fielding:
Most dismissals (12 or more):
Headed by the lesser-known NR Mongia, who also has the most stumpings. Latham has the most from current players, and R Taylor has the most catches by a fielder
Best innings fielding (4 or more dismissals):
Several have made 5 dismissals in an innings. Similarly for 4 catches as a fielder.
Best dismissal rate (Minimum 20 innings, 0.500):
Again headed by NR Mongia.
Overall performances (see criteria in table below):
Only one player qualifies here,
Only one player qualifies, and he was an occasional bowler.
Here are all the ODI victories by runs as on 15 Jan 2023. This is for winning margins of 225 runs or more:
India’a 317-run victory over Sri Lanka on 15 Jan is the highest winning margin in all ODIs. The previous record was 290 runs by New Zealand against Ireland on 1 Jul 2008.
The best by India was previously by 257 runs against Bermuda on 19 Mar 2007 in the World Cup, right after Bangladesh had unexpectedly beaten India. Recently India had won by 227 runs against Bangladesh on 10 Dec 2022 (Ishan Kishan’s match)
India’s worst defeat by runs was 245 runs by Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 29 Oct 2000.
It was possible to travel by metre gauge all the way from Delhi to Lucknow in 1976 and for many years after that. This the route via Rewari and Achnera:
5 Delhi Serai Rohilla
15 Delhi Cantt
83 Rewari (end of NR)
342 Achnera (end of WR)
377 Mathura Jn
428 Hathras Road
727 Kanpur Anwarganj
730 Kanpur Central
733 Kanpur Anwarganj
821 Lucknow (NER)
The BG distance from Delhi Jn to Lucknow by broad gauge was then 509 km via Kanpur and 487 km via Moradabad.
By metre gauge, there was an Agra Fort-Lucknow Express which joined this route at Achnera. For a short time in the mid-1970s, the metre gauge Vaishali Express ran from Agra Fort to Siliguri via Kanpur and Lucknow.
Warne has the most wickets, with Grimmett following at a distance. Recent players Steyn and MG Johnson are next. Grimmett (8) and Warne (7) have the most 5wis. Grimmett (4) also has the most 10wms, followed by MG Johnson and Warne.
Best innings bowling (including all 7wi):
MG Johnson is the only one with an 8wi.
Best match bowling (including all 10wm):
Grimmett has 2 of the best 3 performances here.
Bowling averages (Minimum 2000 balls, all instances):
Grimmett and Whitty have the best averages, Goddard and Grimmett the best economy rates, with Whitty and Steyn having the best strike rates.
Now for Fielding:
Most dismissals (25 or more):
Boucher has the most dismissals, although Oldfield has the most stumpings. Ponting (35) and de Villiers (34) have the most catches by fielders.
Most dismissals in an innings (5 or more):
Grout and Lindsay were once Test record-holders in this category.
Most dismissals in a match (7 or more):
de Kock is the only recent player at the top.
Best dismissal rate (0.650 or more):
Headed by Lindsay and Haddin. The best by a pure fielder is 0.964 by RB Simpson, although the “hybrid” de Villiers is a little higher at 1.085.
Overall (see criteria below):
MG Johnson is a little ahead of TL Goddard.
Match performances (50+ runs and 5+wi):
The best performances include 100/5wi (Kelleway and Benaud) and 50/10wm (Steyn).
Clive Inman was born in Ceylon, played for their national team in the 1950s and later moved to England where he played county cricket. Cricinfo and other sources reported his death in England on Dec 7, 2022:
Oddly enough, the obituaries (and even Wikipedia) did not mention his batting record in first-class cricket which was mentioned in older books on cricket trivia, He had scored a fifty off 10 balls in 8 minutes in a county match in 1965. I finally located this from a Sri Lankan newspaper: