SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 01:Ê Kraigg Brathwaite of the West Indies finishes on 142 not out on day three of the third test between Pakistan and West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Whiteoak/Getty Images)

As the summer of cricket began in Australia just last week when South Africa came to town for the three-Test series, other Test matches were going on all over the world, with some amazing statistics to come from them all.

Pakistan recently completed a 2-1 series win over the West Indies at home, while defeated Zimbabwe 2-0.

India and England also got the opening Test of their five-match series underway this week, although history was made this week via West Indian opener Kraigg Brathwaite.


Kraigg Brathwaite last week became just the first opener in Test history to score 200 runs or more and remain unbeaten in both innings of a Test match.

Brathwaite made scores of 142* and 61* for the West Indies during the Test against Pakistan, a feat that no opener has ever achieved.

In doing so, the 23-year-old became just the 17th overall player to make the list, which is headed by New Zealander Stephen Fleming.

Fleming made 343 runs due to unbeaten scores of 274 and 69 during a Test against Sri Lanka in 2003, and is joined by Sachin Tendulkar as the only other player to stay unbeaten over two innings with over 300 runs to their name (241* and 60* against Australia in 2004).

Australia produce legendary collapse

When Australia were at 0-158 on day two against South Africa and then collapsed to be all out for 244, many believed it was disastrous, but not too many would have thought it was this bad.

Australia's score of 244 after seeing an opening wicket partnership score more than 150 runs was the third lowest in Test history, with both scores lower than them achieved by Zimbabwe.

In July 2001, Zimbabwe started against West Indies on 0-164 before falling over for 228, and just  six months later they did the same against Sri Lanka, scoring a measly 236 after starting at 0-153.

110, 110 and yep, 110

Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga and Dimuth Karunaratne all scored 110 runs for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe during the second Test last week, as their totals became the highest score made three times in the same Test match.

The previous high for a scoring three-peat was in 1973, when Pakistan's Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad, and England's Dennis Amiss all scored an unlucky 99 during that Test.