Pointless Statistic

Sachin Tendulkar has scored his 100th international 100.  It is a statistic that does not make any sense.

Here we take a look at the 5 leading batsmen  (Tendulkar, Dravid, Ponting, Kallis and Lara) who have scored heavily in both forms of the game in the last two decades. Tendulkar by virtue of playing more innings has scored more hundreds. Here we take a look at how frequently he scores 75 or more runs compared to the other 4?

Table 1 lists the number of Test Innings in which each of these has scored more than 10, 25, 40, etc where ‘0’ represents total number of innings played.

Tests

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

0

311

286

276

257

232

10

239

218

209

200

170

25

173

166

153

148

130

40

138

120

122

114

105

50

116

99

102

97

82

60

98

83

83

81

69

75

77

62

60

59

55

90

61

46

47

47

40

100

51

36

41

42

34

And the same information is represented graphically in Chart 1.

The next table is more interesting which lists how frequently each milestone has been attained. Tendulkar fails every fourth innings and also exceeds 75 at roughly the same rate.

Test%

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

10

76.849

76.224

75.725

77.821

73.276

25

55.627

58.042

55.435

57.588

56.034

40

44.373

41.958

44.203

44.358

45.259

50

37.299

34.615

36.957

37.743

35.345

60

31.511

29.021

30.072

31.518

29.741

75

24.759

21.678

21.739

22.957

23.707

90

19.614

16.084

17.029

18.288

17.241

100

16.399

12.587

14.855

16.342

14.655

Rahul Dravid is more likely to reach 25 compared to other 4. Brian Lara scores 40 in 45% innings. Kallis is more likely to score a 50.

Tendulkar is the only opener in ODIs within this list.

ODIs

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

0

452

318

365

307

289

10

326

241

281

230

213

25

245

164

203

165

149

40

176

113

140

124

103

50

145

95

112

102

82

60

123

67

83

76

65

75

89

34

50

49

38

90

67

16

36

25

23

100

49

12

30

17

19

Not every player has the game to suit this format but each one has a decent record in ODIs as well.

Tendulkar is more likely to score 60 or more compared to others.

ODI%

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

10

72.124

75.786

76.986

74.919

73.702

25

54.204

51.572

55.616

53.746

51.557

40

38.938

35.535

38.356

40.391

35.640

50

32.080

29.874

30.685

33.225

28.374

60

27.212

21.069

22.740

24.756

22.491

75

19.690

10.692

13.699

15.961

13.149

90

14.823

5.031

9.863

8.143

7.958

100

10.841

3.774

8.219

5.537

6.574

But Kallis is more likely to score a 40 or 50 in an ODI.

Combining the two figures does not make sense. But that is the flavour of the season. So a pointless statistic is presented below.

Combined

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

0

763

604

641

564

521

10

565

459

490

430

383

25

418

330

356

313

279

40

314

233

262

238

208

50

261

194

214

199

164

60

221

150

166

157

134

75

166

96

110

108

93

90

128

62

83

72

63

100

100

48

71

59

53

It shows that Tendulkar has scored heavily in both the formats.

Ricky Ponting is more likely to score 25 and Kallis leads the pack in scoring 50s.

Comb%

SRT

RSD

RTP

JHK

BCL

10

74.050

75.993

76.443

76.241

73.512

25

54.784

54.636

55.538

55.496

53.551

40

41.153

38.576

40.874

42.199

39.923

50

34.207

32.119

33.385

35.284

31.478

60

28.965

24.834

25.897

27.837

25.720

75

21.756

15.894

17.161

19.149

17.850

90

16.776

10.265

12.949

12.766

12.092

100

13.106

7.947

11.076

10.461

10.173

Tendulkar is more likely to score 60 or more.

So he managed to convert his 166th score of 75 as his 100th 100!

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