Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Records on 2nd & 3rd day of Ongoing Aus Vs BD Test

By hitting six sixes in his century, Adam Gilchrist now became the sole reocord holder of hitting most sixers in a Test Career. Before the start of this Test he had hit 87 sixers and was sharing the record with Chris Cairns of NZ. During his innings of 144 , he added 6 more and he now has 93 sixers.

Also by scoring 53.53 % of Australia's runs Gilchrist has provided 137th instance of a Player recording 50 or more percetage of a Team's completed innings total. Gilchrist also completed 5000 runs in Test Cricket and became only the 2nd Wicket Keeper in Test history to do so after Alec Stewart of England.

Both Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie joined the 1000 runs + 100 wkts and also 1000 runs + 200 wickets All rounders club. They became the 45th and 46th Players in Test history to record 100 runs and 100 wickets during their innings of 15 & 26 while supporting Gilchrist to avoid the follow on. Since they have already taken more than 200 wickets in their Test Careers , they also joined the 1000 runs + 200 Wickets All rounders club as its 22nd and 23rd members. At the end of 3rd day of this Test Brett Lee has 1004 runs and 210 wickets in 53 Tests wherease Jason Gillespie has 1013 runs and 254 wickets in 70 Tests.

Stuart MacGill's bowling figures of 8/108 in Bangladesh's 1st innings , now represents the best bowling figures ever recorded against Bangladesh in a Test Innings. It eclipses the previous best of 7/53 recorded by Chris Cairns in the 1st test of the 2001-2002 series played at Westpac Trust Park, Hamilton,NZ.

In a remarkable coincidence all the players except Brett Lee, mentioned in these records have 'Gil' as part of their last name and all the records bettered the records held by Chris Cairns. Chris Cairns must be feeling happy atleast Lee and Gillespie did not better his allrounder's double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets , which he completed in 21 tests though Brett Lee did better the other double of 1000 runs + 200 wickets. Chris Cairns took 58 Test matches to reach that double whereas Brett Lee has done it in just 53 Tests.

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