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February 21, 2013

The non-winning streak of the West Indies in Australia

Filed under: cricket,sport — ckrao @ 11:32 am

It surprised me to learn that the West Indies recently won their first match in Australia against Australia since early 1997. Over 32 matches (11 tests, 19 one day internationals, 2 Twenty 20 internationals) prior to the win they had two no results in ODIs and one draw in the tests. In the first of the no-result games they were in a winning position, reducing Australia to 5/43 chasing 264 before rain washed out the game.

A list of the matches can be found via ESPN CricInfo’s Statsguru here. The best batting and bowling performances by the Windies during that time were as follows.

  • Brian Lara scored two test centuries (including a 226 in Adelaide) and one ODI century.
  • Chris Gayle scored two test centuries including 165* in the drawn game and the fifth fastest ever test century (in balls faced).
  • Dwayne Bravo also scored two test centuries and had the best test bowling figures of 6/84.
  • Pedro Collins played two ODIs, getting figures of 5/43 and 3/8!

I’ll take this chance to link to a clip of highlights of Lara’s 226.

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