Stats: Captains dismissing their counterparts twice in a Test match
At the moment, only Windies and Zimbabwe have a captain who bowls regularly in Jason Holder and Graeme Cremer respectively.
Published - Jul 19, 2017 10:46 pm | Updated - Jul 19, 2017 10:46 pm
A captain taking out his opposite number isn’t a common feat in the recent times with the team managements preferring batsmen or the wicketkeepers to man the biggest responsibility in the team. In Test cricket, it is among the rarest instances where a captain has been dismissed by his counterpart in both the innings.
At the moment, only Windies and Zimbabwe have a captain who bowls regularly in Jason Holder and Graeme Cremer respectively. While Holder has had a tough time in the longer format, Cremer achieved the feat of taking down his opposition captain both times in the one-off Test match against Sri Lanka.
Dinesh Chandimal, who was making his captaincy debut in the game fell to his opposite number in both the innings for 55 and 15 runs respectively. This was the only 15th instance where a captain dismissed his counter part in both the innings and the first such instance since 2010. Thus, Chandimal became the 2nd Sri Lankan captain to be dismissed twice in a Test to his opposite number as Mahela Jayawardene got out to Andrew Flintoff in 2006 Lord’s Test in both the innings.
Among the 15 such instances, Sir Gary Sobers and Richie Benaud are the only ones to dismiss their opposition team skippers twice in a Test on two different occasions. Lord’s Cricket Ground witnessed four of those 15 instances.
Captains dismissing their opposition number twice in a Test match:
|Batsman||Team||Opposition||Bowler||1st innings||2nd innings||Venue||Date|
|Archie MacLaren||England||Australia||Monty Noble||c Warwick Armstrong||7||Bowled||24||Lord’s||14-Jun-1909|
|Herbie Taylor||South Africa||England||Arthur Gilligan||c George Wood (wk)||4||Bowled||8||Lord’s||28-Jun-1924|
|Curly Page||New Zealand||England||Walter Robins||c Eddie Paynter||19||c & b||13||Lord’s||26-Jun-1937|
|Gulabrai Ramchand||India||Australia||Richie Benaud||c Neil Harvey||13||st Wally Grout (wk)||22||Madras||13-Jan-1960|
|Sir Frank Worrell||West Indies||Australia||Richie Benaud||c Alan Davidson||22||c Wally Grout (wk)||82||Sydney||13-Jan-1961|
|Bob Simpson||South Africa||Australia||Peter van der Merwe||c Brian Taber (wk)||19||c Ian Chappell||76||Johannesburg||23-Dec-1966|
|Bill Lawry||Australia||West Indies||Sir Gary Sobers||c Basil Butcher||62||c Sub||89||Adelaide||24-Jan-1969|
|Graham Dowling||New Zealand||Pakistan||Intikhab Alam||c Asif Iqbal||15||c Wasim Bari (wk)||2||Dhaka||8-Nov-1969|
|Ajit Wadekar||India||West Indies||Sir Gary Sobers||c Desmond Lewis (wk)||88||c Clive Lloyd||17||Barbados||1-Apr-1971|
|Glenn Turner||New Zealand||India||Bishan Bedi||c Gundappa Vishwanath||113||c S Venkataraghavan||35||Kanpur||18-Nov-1976|
|Sachin Tendulkar||India||South Africa||Hansie Cronje||c Brian McMillan||35||c David Richardson (wk)||9||Johannesburg||16-Jan-1997|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||England||Andrew Flintoff||c Geraint Jones (wk)||61||c Geraint Jones (wk)||119||Lord’s||11-May-2006|
|Mohammad Ashraful||Bangladesh||New Zealand||Daniel Vettori||LBW||2||Aaron Redmond||0||Chittagong||17-Oct-2008|
|Virender Sehwag||India||Bangladesh||Shakib Al Hasan||c Tamim Iqbal||52||c Raqibul Hasan||45||Chittagong||17-Jan-2010|
|Dinesh Chandimal||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||Graeme Cremer||c Regis Chakabva (wk)||55||c Hamilton Masakadza||15||Colombo (RPS)||14-Jul-2017|
(Stats as on July 19, 2017)