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Who’s the bowler that struck out 99 hitters the most across all formats?

Jan 30, 2023

Has a senior one-day game ever had a score higher than Tamil Nadu’s recent total of 506? From Sri Lanka, Ranil de Silva enquired.

In Bangalore, India’s Vijay Hazare Trophy, last November, Tamil Nadu’s 506 for 2 score versus Arunachal Pradesh set numerous List A (senior one-day) cricket records. The previous record-holder for innings total was England’s 498 for 4 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen in June.

Check this: the West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels’ 372 for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in Canberra during the 2015 World Cup broke his opening partnership of 416 with Sai Sudarshan (154), which was a record. Along with breaking the List A record, Narayan Jagadeesan’s 277 runs outpaced Alistair Brown 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan at The Oval in 2002.

After that, Tamil Nadu bowled Arunachal Pradesh out for 71 to win by a record-breaking 435 runs, breaking Somerset’s 346-run NatWest Trophy triumph over Devon at Torquay in 1990.

In a recent stretch of four ODIs, Harry Tector notched his first three centuries, but Ireland lost each match. Does this stand out? questioned Englishman Kaushik Bhattacharya

During his recent run of form, the young Irish batter Harry Tector most definitely did not have the luck of the Irish. His first one, a 113-run innings against New Zealand in July at Malahide, was in a one-wicket loss. A few days later, he scored 108 in Malahide, but New Zealand prevailed by one run. Then, in a rain-affected game last week in Harare, Tector scored 101 runs without being out, but Zimbabwe triumphed by three wickets off the final ball.

Tector joined Stuart Carlisle of Zimbabwe, Ricky Ponting of Australia, Marcus Trescothick of England, and Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka as the only players to score their first three ODI centuries in defeats. Andy Flower of Zimbabwe and Robin Smith of England both hit their first four ODI centuries in defeats, which is one better (or perhaps worse) than the average. Mohammad Ashraful’s first five test hundreds were in defeat for Bangladesh.

In ODI matches and a T20I, I saw that Ravi Rampaul removed three players for a combined total of 99. In the history of international cricket, has anyone ever inflicted more 99s? via Facebook to Aswin Kini

No, in a nutshell: Ravi Rampaul, a West Indian seamer, is the only person to have four batters he has dismissed for a total of 99. After dismissing England’s Alex Hales for 99 in a T20I at Trent Bridge in 2012, he went on to dismiss Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler, and Kusal Perera in ODIs between November 2013 and November 2015.

In men’s international cricket, no other player has ever gotten more than two 99s. Six players have accomplished this: Allan Donald of South Africa (Saleem Malik and Stephen Fleming, both in Tests), Madan Lal of India (Allan Lamb in an ODI, Javed Miandad in a Test), Ravindra Pushpakumara of Sri Lanka (two Test captains in Alistair Campbell and Sourav Ganguly, both in Tests), India’s Virender Sehwag (Matthew Hayden and Sanath Jay (Sachin Tendulkar in an ODI, Daniel Vettori in a Test).

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