Ravi BOPARA

Ravi Bopara - England - Cricket Test Record for England.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 14 May 2009

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 04 May 1985
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      London, England.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Ravi BOPARA - England - Cricket Test Record for England.

The main photo above shows Ravi in full flow during his superb knock of 108 during the 2nd Test against the West Indies at Chester-le-Street, Durham in May 2009. Bopara's efforts helped England rack up an imposing total of 569-6 declared and they went on to complete a convincing innings & 83 runs victory after dismissing the Windies for 310 and 176.

The inset pictures show Ravi during his excellent innings of 143 during the 1st Test at Lord's and these two hundreds, combined with 104 in his previous Test outing, also against the West Indies, saw Bopara join a very elite band of English batsman who had scored centuries for their country in three successive innings.


The other batsmen in question are Herbert Sutcliffe, Denis Compton, Geoff Boycott and, fittingly, Ravi's batting coach Graham Gooch. What made Bopara's feat all the more remarkable was the fact that he had scored ducks in each of his previous three innings for England before the run of three centuries !


Date Test Venue Opp. 1st Inns 2nd Inns Batting Ct
01/12/07 1 Kandy SL 1-0-8-0 8-3-16-0 8 & 34 0
09/12/07 2 Colombo SL 7-2-18-1 dnb 0 & dnb 1
18/12/07 3 Galle SL 10-1-39-1 dnb 0 & 0 0
26/02/09 4 Barbados WI 13-0-66-0 dnb 104 & dnb 0
06/05/09 1 Lord's WI dnb 2-0-8-0 143 & dnb 1
14/05/09 2 Durham WI dnb dnb 108 & dnb 0
08/07/09 1 Cardiff Aus dnb dnb 35 & 1 1
16/07/09 2 Lord's Aus dnb dnb 18 & 27 0
30/07/09 3 Birmingham Aus dnb 8.2-0-44-0 23 & dnb 0
07/08/09 4 Leeds Aus dnb dnb 1 & 0 2
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
10 502 143 33.46 3 0 1 1-39 199.00 0 5