1990s : Record of broken records...

1990s : Record of broken records...

Post by Atul N. Pat » Mon, 25 Apr 1994 07:03:57



Quote:
>The Nineties: a decade for the record-breakers
>More Tests and  the influence of one-day matches  combine  to re-
>write the records.
>By Rob S***
>Good days, these, for the statistic-lover. At the end of the end-
>less  English  summer  of  1990,  one wit fed up with the glut of
>fresh batting milestones observed that the number  set  over  the
>season  itself constituted a record. Much the same can be said of
>Test cricket during the Nineties.
>Allan Border, a man with little apparent concept  of  final  cur-
>tains,  is  nearing  160  caps and 11,500 runs, having taken both
>records from Sunil Gavaskar.  Kapil Dev recently  supplanted  Sir
>Richard  Hadlee as the highest wicket-taker of all time. In 1990,
>Graham Gooch totalled 456 runs for the Lord's Test against India,
>while  New  Zealand's  Andrew Jones and Martin Crowe eclipsed all
>partnerships the following winter with their 467 against Sri Lan-
>ka.
>Brian Lara's achievement now means that six of the eight  princi-
>pal  individual  landmarks have been surpassed in the current de-
>cade. Only Jim Laker's 10 for 53 and 19 for 90 against  Australia
>in 1956 survive unscathed.
>The primary reason for the marks  of  Border  and  Kapil  is,  of
>course,  opportunity.  In  the  Sixties,  186  Test  matches were
>played; in the Eighties, 266.  Come the millennium, the  Nineties
>will probably have seen 300.
>A more vigorous outlook, though born of necessity, has been simi-
>larly  influential.  During  the  Sixties, the last decade before
>waning public interest in the five-day format prompted the reluc-
>tant  introduction  of  the  one-day international, 89 Tests were
>left drawn, a fraction under 50 per  cent.  For  the  first  four
>years of the Nineties, the rate is below 38 per cent.
>Faster scoring, encouraged by the limited-overs game and aided by
>accommodating  pitches and the near- extinction of third man, has
>also played a vital part, even if tardy over-rates  have  changed
>the  emphasis  of  the  statisticians  from time to balls. Gooch,
>nevertheless, took 10 hours and 27 minutes over his  333  against
>India, some six hours fewer than Hanif Mohammad expended for four
>more runs in 1958, and still had time to tot up another century.
>The 1,603 runs scored all told in that  Lord's  match  came  from
>393.3 overs, more than four an over, whereas when Len Hutton made
>his 364 in 1938, England ground along to 903 at barely  2.5  runs
>an over, albeit in the face of a over-rate nudging 120 per day.
>When the West Indies amassed their  previous  record  home  score
>against England last month, their 556 runs flowed at more than 60
>per 100 balls. In 16 Ashes series between 1946 and 1975,  neither
>England  nor  Australia  managed  to average 50 per 100. Good old
>days? What good old days?
>THE EIGHT LEADING INDIVIDUAL TEST RECORDS
>HIGHEST SCORE  
>375 BC Lara West Indies v England (Antigua, 1994)
>MOST RUNS IN A TEST
>456 G A Gooch, England v India (Lord's, 1990)
>MOST TEST RUNS
>11,174 A R Border Australia 1978-94
>MOST TEST APPEARANCES
>156 A R Border Australia 1978-94  
>HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP
>467 M D Crowe and A H Jones  New Zealand v Sri Lanka (Wellington,
>1990-1)
>MOST WICKETS
>434 Kapil Dev India 1979-94
>MOST WICKETS IN AN INNINGS  
>10-53  J  C Laker England v Australia (Old Trafford, 1956)
>MOST WICKETS IN A MATCH
>19-90 J C Laker England v Australia (Old Trafford, 1956)

what about most  centuries (test)

I guess Gavaskar is still there

Is anybody playing test cricket close to this record ?

This record will also be  broken in nineties (SRT / Lara /   ....?)

Quote:
>Thanks  ::  The Independent
>=====
>Vicky:
>UMass, Apr 23, 1994

--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

OFFICE: (317) 494-6525
School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
 
 
 

1990s : Record of broken records...

Post by Vicky B. Vigneswar » Mon, 25 Apr 1994 03:41:34

The Nineties: a decade for the record-breakers
More Tests and  the influence of one-day matches  combine  to re-
write the records.

By Rob S***

Good days, these, for the statistic-lover. At the end of the end-
less  English  summer  of  1990,  one wit fed up with the glut of
fresh batting milestones observed that the number  set  over  the
season  itself constituted a record. Much the same can be said of
Test cricket during the Nineties.

Allan Border, a man with little apparent concept  of  final  cur-
tains,  is  nearing  160  caps and 11,500 runs, having taken both
records from Sunil Gavaskar.  Kapil Dev recently  supplanted  Sir
Richard  Hadlee as the highest wicket-taker of all time. In 1990,
Graham Gooch totalled 456 runs for the Lord's Test against India,
while  New  Zealand's  Andrew Jones and Martin Crowe eclipsed all
partnerships the following winter with their 467 against Sri Lan-
ka.

Brian Lara's achievement now means that six of the eight  princi-
pal  individual  landmarks have been surpassed in the current de-
cade. Only Jim Laker's 10 for 53 and 19 for 90 against  Australia
in 1956 survive unscathed.

The primary reason for the marks  of  Border  and  Kapil  is,  of
course,  opportunity.  In  the  Sixties,  186  Test  matches were
played; in the Eighties, 266.  Come the millennium, the  Nineties
will probably have seen 300.

A more vigorous outlook, though born of necessity, has been simi-
larly  influential.  During  the  Sixties, the last decade before
waning public interest in the five-day format prompted the reluc-
tant  introduction  of  the  one-day international, 89 Tests were
left drawn, a fraction under 50 per  cent.  For  the  first  four
years of the Nineties, the rate is below 38 per cent.

Faster scoring, encouraged by the limited-overs game and aided by
accommodating  pitches and the near- extinction of third man, has
also played a vital part, even if tardy over-rates  have  changed
the  emphasis  of  the  statisticians  from time to balls. Gooch,
nevertheless, took 10 hours and 27 minutes over his  333  against
India, some six hours fewer than Hanif Mohammad expended for four
more runs in 1958, and still had time to tot up another century.

The 1,603 runs scored all told in that  Lord's  match  came  from
393.3 overs, more than four an over, whereas when Len Hutton made
his 364 in 1938, England ground along to 903 at barely  2.5  runs
an over, albeit in the face of a over-rate nudging 120 per day.

When the West Indies amassed their  previous  record  home  score
against England last month, their 556 runs flowed at more than 60
per 100 balls. In 16 Ashes series between 1946 and 1975,  neither
England  nor  Australia  managed  to average 50 per 100. Good old
days? What good old days?

THE EIGHT LEADING INDIVIDUAL TEST RECORDS

HIGHEST SCORE  
375 BC Lara West Indies v England (Antigua, 1994)

MOST RUNS IN A TEST
456 G A Gooch, England v India (Lord's, 1990)

MOST TEST RUNS
11,174 A R Border Australia 1978-94

MOST TEST APPEARANCES
156 A R Border Australia 1978-94  

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP
467 M D Crowe and A H Jones  New Zealand v Sri Lanka (Wellington,
1990-1)

MOST WICKETS
434 Kapil Dev India 1979-94

MOST WICKETS IN AN INNINGS  
10-53  J  C Laker England v Australia (Old Trafford, 1956)

MOST WICKETS IN A MATCH
19-90 J C Laker England v Australia (Old Trafford, 1956)

Thanks  ::  The Independent

=====

Vicky:
UMass, Apr 23, 1994

 
 
 

1990s : Record of broken records...

Post by Spaceman Spif » Mon, 25 Apr 1994 06:12:09


Atul N. Patil) says:
Quote:

>what about most  centuries (test)

34

Quote:
>I guess Gavaskar is still there

yes

Quote:
>Is anybody playing test cricket close to this record ?

no

Quote:
>This record will also be  broken in nineties (SRT / Lara /   ....?)

unlikely. it means that lara will have to score 32 100's in a span of 5.5
years and SRT ^28 100's in the same span. with all due respect to their
talents, not ***y likely. maybe in the next century (i.e. 2000's)

Stay cool,
Spaceman Spiff

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Been walking all morning
went walking all night
I can't see much difference
between the dark and light

 
 
 

1990s : Record of broken records...

Post by hra.. » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 21:32:41

Quote:


>Atul N. Patil) says:

>>what about most  centuries (test)
>34
>>I guess Gavaskar is still there
>yes
>>Is anybody playing test cricket close to this record ?
>no
>>This record will also be  broken in nineties (SRT / Lara /   ....?)

>unlikely. it means that lara will have to score 32 100's in a span of 5.5
>years and SRT ^28 100's in the same span. with all due respect to their
>talents, not ***y likely. maybe in the next century (i.e. 2000's)

On this note Martin Crowe has stated as his ambition, scoring 20 test
centuries before he retires which should be in the next five years or so.  
Assuming his knee holds up and with a bit of luck he might be the one to give
Gavaskars record a nudge.  Remember Crowe has been out of the limelight this
season so he's kind of off everyones mind.  I guess we'll all know just how
good he is after the England series.

Bart

 
 
 

1990s : Record of broken records...

Post by Chris Stri » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 10:58:37

|>
|> On this note Martin Crowe has stated as his ambition, scoring 20 test
|> centuries before he retires which should be in the next five years or so.  
|> Assuming his knee holds up and with a bit of luck he might be the one to give
|> Gavaskars record a nudge.  Remember Crowe has been out of the limelight this
|> season so he's kind of off everyones mind.  I guess we'll all know just how
|> good he is after the England series.
|>
|> Bart

Somehow I don't think Gavaskars record of 34(?) centuries is under very much
threat from Crowe, Bart. I'm sure he will get to his stated aim of 20 test
centuries, but I don't think it will be many more than that.

After watching his interview on `Fraser' that Sunday night, I get the distinct
impression he doesn't want to hang around the international circuit for too much
longer - just to complete some "unfinished business" (i.e; prove he's still good
enough to be a champion batsman).

Chris
--
"....and turning now to our weather board, we can see that the wind is
 travelling from the east at about 15 knots, and out of my arse at about 20...

                                        ---  Towney Greeeg