Thursday, June 19, 2008

the truth is out there

Needless to say I had to go and find out the answer to the question I posed in my last post, and it is this: Chanderpaul is unique in having gone 1000+ minutes between dismissals in Test cricket more than once. He has actually done it no less than four times; the one I missed was in 2002, when his successive scores of 67 not out, 101 not out, 136 not out and 58 occupied a monstrous 1513 minutes, i.e. just over 25 hours, which is a record. Bill Frindall's TMS page has the lowdown, needless to say; more info is available here.

The most runs between dismissals, since you ask, is 497 by Sachin Tendulkar in 2004.

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