Saturday, December 01, 2007

Its not easy, that

A quick note on the significance of Wasim Jaffer scoring 192 runs on the first day of the second test at Eden Gardens. After Don Bradman, Viv Richards became the first batsman to score 200 runs in a day's play in test cricket (during the 1976 tour of England, at the Oval). Then Aamer Sohail did it during Pakistan's tour of England in 1992. Who else has done it since then? I'm not sure, and I'm feeling too lazy to go looking. Can anyone help?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Sehwag almost did it at Melbourne and then did do it during his innings of 309 at Multan. I'm too lazy to recall any of the others...

12:45 AM  
Blogger Stuart said...

There have actually been quite a lot of players (well over 30) who have scored 200 in a days play.

Don wasn't even the first (R.E. Foster scored 214 runs in one days play back in 1903).

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sehwag did it in multan test. he scored 229 on day 1. then again he almost did it in mcg prior to this effort !!!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Thanks for the comments folks. I'd forgotten about the 228* on the first day at Multan. And of course, I saw the 195! Duh.

Stuart: Can you point me to the list? When did most of these instances occur?

2:28 PM  

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