Duleep Trophy 2017, Match 2: India Blue v India Red – Statistical Highlights

Duleep Trophy 2017, Match 2: India Blue v India Red – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

Baba Indrajith
Baba Indrajith celebrates his century. (Photo Source: Indian Express)

India Red made it to the finals of Duleep Trophy 2017 after drawing their 2nd game against India Blue at the Kanpur. Baba Indrajith’s maiden first-class double century batting with the tail-enders helped India Red pile up a total of 383. Hanuma Vihari and Deepak Hooda’s century handed India Blue a 64-run lead but the washed out 3rd day due to rain meant the Suresh Raina led side settled with three points.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

2 – Deepak Hooda now has scored a century on Duleep Trophy and Ranji Trophy debut. He is yet to play a game in the Irani Trophy. Hooda will be only the 2nd player after Sachin Tendulkar to score centuries on debut in all three Indian first-class competitions if he manages a century on Irani Trophy debut.

5 – Karn Sharma has taken 4-wicket haul in each of his last five innings in first-class cricket. His bowling figures in last five FC innings read: 4/48, 5/71, 4/39, 6/94 and 5/94 (in this game).

5Baba Indrajith became only the 5th player to score a double century on Duleep Trophy debut. His twin brother Baba Aparajith was the last of the previous three to score a double hundred on Duleep Trophy debut.

34 – India Blue’s No.11 batsman Vijay D Gohil scored an unbeaten 34 in their first innings. Gohil managed to aggregate only five runs in his previous eight FC innings. (2, 2, 0, 0*, 0*, 1*, 0* and 0*)

56.08 – Hanuma Vihari’s batting average in first-class cricket of 56.08 is the 4th best among the players who have made their FC debut after 2000. (Min: 50 innings) Cheteshwar Pujara (57.43), Steven Smith (56.92) and Fawad Alam (56.51) are the only players who made their FC debut in this century with a better batting average than Vihari.

178 – The partnership stand of 178 runs between Indrajith and Gohil was the 2nd biggest for the 10th wicket in the Indian first-class cricket. The highest is 233 by Ajay Sharma and Maninder Singh in 1991/92 Ranji Trophy.

178 – Indrajith and Gohil’s 178-run stand is the highest for the 10th wicket in Duleep Trophy. The previous highest 10th wicket partnership in Duleep Trophy is 139 between Vijay Yadav and Maninder Singh in 1991/92 season.