Stats: Shannon Gabriel shines with a record-breaking effort against Sri Lanka

All the stats and records that Shannon Gabriel created with his stunning effort with the ball against Sri Lanka.

Shannon Gabriel
Shannon Gabriel of the Windies. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka found themselves in a safe position in the controversy-marred St Lucia Test but Shannon Gabriel kept the hosts alive in the game with his efforts. The pacer took 5/59 in his first innings and a record tumbling 8/62 in the 2nd innings. The 30-year-old had to fight against his weakness of bowling no-balls as he took two wickets in the 2nd innings on no-balls. He claimed the last wicket of Akila Dananjaya twice in an over as the first time he dismissed happen to be a no-ball called by the on-field umpire.

All the stats and records that Shannon Gabriel created with his stunning effort with the ball against Sri Lanka:

1 – Shannon Gabriel’s match figures of 13/121 are the best for any bowler in a Test match in West Indies. The previous best figures for any player in a Test in West Indies was 13/132 by Makhaya Ntini for South Africa in the 2005 Port of Spain Test.


2 – Gabriel is only the 2nd bowler to take 12 and more wickets in a Test match against Sri Lanka. Imran Khan took 14/116 for Pakistan in the 1982 Lahore Test against the Lankans. His 2nd innings figures of 8/62 are also the 2nd 8-wicket haul by any player against Sri Lanka in Test cricket after Imran’s 8/58 in that Lahore Test.


3 – His 13/121 in this Test are the 3rd best bowling figures in a Test by any bowler for Windies. Michael Holding took 14/149 against England in 1976 The Oval Test while Courtney Walsh took 13 wickets for just 55 runs in the 1995 Wellington Test against England.


8/62 – His bowling figures of 8/62 in Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings are the best 2nd innings figures for a pacer since Glenn McGrath’s 8/24 in the 2004 Perth Test against Pakistan.


8/62 – Gabriel is the first pacer and the 2nd bowler for Windies in the last 27 years to take an 8-wicket haul in Test cricket. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo took 8/49 against Pakistan in the D/N Test in 2016.


13/121 – Gabriel’s 13/121 are the best match figures for a pacer in Test cricket since 2002. Ntini (13/132 in 2005) and Kagiso Rabada (13/144) in the 2016 Centurion Test against England are the other pacers to take 13 wickets in a Test since 2002.


100 – Shannon Gabriel became the 22nd player to complete 100 wickets in Test cricket for Windies. He needed 34 Tests for the milestone at a bowling average of 30.67.