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5 Amazing Cricket Trivia for Cricket Fans

Playing fantasy cricket leagues is all about showing your cricket skills to the other players. But for that, you need to stay updated about the current as well as the past of the cricket world.  

We have brought you some unknown thrilling info, so that it helps you in showing your knowledge and understanding about the sport for playing fantasy cricket. Read on 

Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century 

October 4, 1996, the cricketer stepped in to play against Sri Lanka but didn’t have proper playing kit. Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered him his boots and helmet and Sachin’s bat. The bat was with Waqar Younis as Sachin had given the bat to Younis to get a similar one from Sialkot. In just 37 balls he had 11 sixes to his credit and he managed to score fastest hundred in ODIs. 

The record broken later by Corey Anderson (36 balls), now belongs to South Africa’s AB de Villiers (31 balls) 

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All four innings of a test on the same day 

It happened thrice in the history of cricket. In 2000, the Lord’s witnessed all the four innings on the same day during an England-West Indies match. In 2002 again the same incident happens in a match between India and New Zealand at Hamilton and the most recent occurs in 2011, when the history repeats itself at Cape Town during a South Africa-Australia Test. 

Slowest ODI innings 

Sunil Gavaskar one of the greatest batsman ever produced by India holds an unusual record to play slowest ODI innings against England on June 7, 1975. England batted and piled up 334 for 4 in 60 overs, at the time the highest total in one-day cricket. In India’s reply, Gavaskar had crawled to 36 not out off 174 balls with just one four. India had scored 132 for 3 and had lost by 202 runs. This innings by Gavaskar is one of the most selfish innings by a batsman. 

Slowest Test innings 

Geoff Allott – New Zealand’s left arm fast bowler Geoff Allott was out on duck after playing 77 Balls in 101 minutes batting in the first innings of the first Test match played in Auckland against South Africa in 1999. Geoff Allott did not make any runs in that innings, so his strike rate was 0.00. It is the slowest innings ever in the history of test cricket for score minimum runs. 

First batsman being declared run out by the third umpire 

Sachin Tendulkar, on November 14, 1992, at Durban, against South Africa. Tendulkar, who had scored 11, glance the ball to the backward point where Jonty Rhodes was fielding. Sachin attempted a quick single but sent back by non-striker Ravi Shastri. Rhodes threw the ball to the stumps where Andrew Hudson, who had moved in from short leg, broke the wicket. It was a close call so square-leg umpire Cyril Mitchley asked third umpire Karl Liebenberg to decide. The TV replay clearly showed that Tendulkar was run out. 

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