Unbeaten even after playing 1051 balls
Super amazing fact from Cricket where both India and West Indies are a part. This time the record was set by Shivnarine Chanderpaul when during a series against India in 2002 he played a total of 1051 balls in 4 innings and remained unbeaten even after playing 1051 balls.
Till this date, nobody else has reached this record.
The Other Wall in world cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Despite not being the most charismatic batsman in the cricketing world, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has established a distinct statistical legacy in recent years. Throughout his career, he has delivered remarkable performances where he becomes nearly invincible at the crease.
After recovering from a foot injury and undergoing surgery in 2000, he has consistently amassed unbeaten innings, pushing the boundaries of his endurance to bat for more than 1000 minutes between dismissals on four different occasions. During the series against Australia in 2007/08, he crafted an extraordinary record by playing four Test innings that lasted for 1115 minutes before his eventual lbw dismissal to Stuart Clark.
Let’s put this into perspective: just five other cricketers have ever managed to remain unbeaten for over 1000 minutes, and none of them have accomplished this feat more than once.
The lengthiest duration of time spent at the crease without being dismissed
|1||S Chanderpaul (2001/02)||1513||1051||362||67*, 101*, 136*, 58|
|2||JH Kallis (2001/02)||1241||908||456||157*, 42*, 189*, 68|
|3||SR Tendulkar (2003/04)||1224||879||497||241*, 60*, 194*, 2|
|4||R Dravid (2000/01)||1145||791||473||41*, 200*, 70*, 162|
|5||S Chanderpaul (2007/08)||1115||689||313||107*, 77*, 79*, 50|
|6||S Chanderpaul (2007)||1074||677||322||116*, 136*, 70|
|7||S Chanderpaul (2004)||1031||698||371||101*, 128*, 97*, 45|
|8||N Hussain (1999/2000)||1023||744||231||70*, 146*, 15|
|9||Shoaib Mohammad (1990/91)||1007||634||308||203*, 105|
These events have occurred fairly recently, which can be attributed to the slower over-rates in modern cricket. However, in terms of the number of balls faced, Shivnarine Chanderpaul still reigns supreme. He remains the sole batsman to have faced 1000 balls without getting out.
The other side of strike rate, Shivnarine Chanderpaul
It is worth noting a fascinating aspect of Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s batting style – his conservative approach to scoring does not prevent him from holding one of the records for the fastest Test centuries ever made. Typically, Chanderpaul scores at a rate of just over 43 runs per 100 balls, with only Rahul Dravid scoring at a slower pace among contemporary batsmen. However, Chanderpaul’s performance during the Georgetown Test of 2003 proved to be an exception. He recorded the quickest century ever scored against Australia, and the fourth-quickest in all Test cricket, reaching the mark in just 69 balls on his home turf. It is uncommon for a batsman to play so differently from his usual style, and Chanderpaul’s next-fastest century came in the same series, taking him 140 balls to complete. In contrast, the average duration of his other centuries is 212 balls. No other prominent batsman has a fastest century that stands out so distinctly from all their other innings.
Who holds the record for longest batting between dismissals in Test cricket?
Shivnarine Chanderpaul of West Indies holds the record for the longest batting between dismissals in Test cricket. He batted for more than 1000 minutes between dismissals on four separate occasions
What is the duration of Chanderpaul’s longest batting between dismissals?
Chanderpaul’s longest duration of batting between dismissals is not a single innings, but he has batted for more than 1000 minutes between dismissals on four separate occasions. His longest duration between dismissals is 1513 minutes and 1051 balls.
How many other batsmen have gone unbeaten for over 1000 minutes?
Only five other batsmen have ever gone unbeaten for over 1000 minutes, none of them more than once.
Has any batsman ever faced 1000 balls without getting out?
Yes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the only batsman to have ever faced 1000 balls without getting out. A toltal of 1051 balls before getting dismissed in test cricket.
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