Tale Of The Longest Cricket Match

Cricket has its own grandeur amongst all other sports and this grandeur shows up more and more in the fantasy cricket league. The understanding of cricket’s rich history is thrilling as well as knowledgeable. 

Are you just planning to sit down with one of your online fantasy cricket to play and enjoy? Make your team and read this interesting tale till the real match starts. We are sure you will find this post interesting and full of unknown facts. Just read on: 

The game played between South Africa and England at the historic Kingsmead, Durban. The game started on Friday 3 March and it ended 14 March 1939, after 43 hours and 16 minutes of play, 1,981 runs, and 5,447 balls. After all that, it still lacked the one thing it supposed to have – a winner. England needed 41 runs to win. But the match had drawn because the English players had to leave to catch their boat back to England. The match included 9 days of play spread over 12 days due to torrential showers. 

Due to the draw result, and the length of this match, it is over and over again referring as the ‘timeless’ test. And the only one of its type in history. 

The Concept of a Timeless Test 

A timeless test is alike to modern test cricket, with the exception of the fact that there are no time constraints. Both sides of the team carry on playing the match until one side wins or the match gets tied.  

There have been 99 timeless Tests played between the years 1877 to 1939. The last match was fifth test match of South Africa and England. The match was not expected to be played more than 5 days but it went on to 12 days d and its duration became the longest on record in the history of cricket. 

South African team and England shared an intense rivalry even then in the 1930s. The 5 match series was 1 – 0 in the favour of the visitors. This was the last opportunity for the South African team to make the series a tie against the mighty England team. 

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Memorable India Pakistan Moments in Cricket History

It’s the season of Asia Cup, the biggest cricket tournament organised in the Asian continent. And we believe, you are ready with your online fantasy team to play during the entire Asia cup. 

The matches between India – Pakistan, the two high –profile participating teams in Asia Cup have always been treat to the cricket fans for the entire world. The rivalry between the two nations has been centre of attraction, which tournament and format they play in. Even creating a perfect fantasy cricket league is a challenging task for the cricket lovers. 

Here look into some of the memorable India Pakistan moments on the crease with us and enjoy the Asia Cup 2018 playing fantasy cricket game at 11Wickets. 

2nd ODI, India tour of Pakistan at Sialkot 

It was on October 31, 1984, the day when the teams were playing the 2nd ODI at

Sialkot and the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi. Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar were making runs for Indian team when this news reached them. The ten Pakistan’s president Zia ul Haq ordered the match stopped, and Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar wished the same.  

1st ODI Match, Rothmans Four-Nations Cup at Sharjah 

Best bowling of Imran Khan with figures of 6-14 were in this ODI against India March 22, 1985. But for the daring fast bowler of Pakistani cricket team it went all in vain. Imran Khan ripped apart the batting line of Indian team at Sharjah to send the opposition packing for 125. But Pakistan’s own batting  went down for just 87. Imran Khan, who is now the Pakistani Prime Minister, still was man of the match. 

Final ODI, Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah 

This is the match that will always remind the bitterest memories for India, and the sweetest ones for Pakistan. The match played on April 18, 1986, again an ODI played in Sharjah. With Pakistan needing four off the last ball to win, India’s Chetan Sharma ran in and bowled a full toss and Javed Miandad scored a six. Miandad, presented with a golden sword, became national hero for Pakistan. While Chetan Sharma faced insults when he returned home with the team. 

1st Test, Pakistan tour of India at Chennai 

India’s most celebrated batsman and a century from him, Sachin Tendulkar, was generally the recipe for success in the 1990s and 2000s but not in the 1999 Test match against Pakistan in Chennai. Chasing 271 runs by Pakistan for victory, Tendulkar scored an amazing 136 runs. But Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq got him out and India finally lost by 12 runs. The generous Indian home crowd gave Pakistani team a standing ovation, but Tendulkar was broken-hearted. 

Final, ICC World Twenty20 at Johannesburg 

An India-Pakistan final in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007 was an ideal setting for cricket’s newest format. Misbah ul Haq of Pakistani team was on the verge of taking his team to an outstanding win with his batting in a chase of 158. 

But then came a moment of folly as Haq tried to play a daring shot to seal victory against Indian pacer Joginder Sharma in the final over. The ball went high into the waiting hands of Sreesanth. Indian team led by MS Dhoni celebrated as Haq missed the chance of a lifetime. 

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Surprising Records at Asia Cup

Sri Lanka and India are the most successful teams in Asia Cup, though; Sri Lanka has not been so successful in Asia Cup 2018. Perhaps, their performance in this Asia Cup made you think that you would have chosen a better team than the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). And this is where the benefit of playing online fantasy cricket game matches comes.  

Creating your desired playing XI at the fantasy cricket league and getting a better playing team is the mission of fantasy sports apps. So, we were talking about the Asia Cup 2018 and we are going to tell you some of the records which came surprisingly from the surprising corners of the tournament. Explore them with us: 

No final in Asia Cup 1984

The 1st edition of the Asia Cup was held in 1984 at one of the most iconic venues in the world which was Sharjah, UAE. Just 3 matches were held in the tournament as there were only three participants and those were between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Indian team emerged as the winner of the opening edition, defeating both Pakistan and Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin in the tournament which was majorly bowling-dominated. 

No ducks in ODI format for Indian players 

In the entire history of Asia Cup, none of the batsmen from the Indian team got out for a duck in the ODI format of the tournament, making us jaw-drop in wonder. However his record was broken in the T20I format which was held in Asia Cup 2016, it still remains to be in India’s favour in the ODIs. Sri Lanka holds the record of having the most ducks of 17, next to that is Bangladesh with 11 ducks and the come Pakistan cricket team with 9 ducks in the ODI format. 

Just 5-wicket record by an Indian bowler 

Indian team’s only 5-wicket record in Asia Cup came way back in Asia Cup 1988 against Pakistan in Dhaka. The right-arm off-break bowler, Arshad Ayub, put off the Pakistani team middle-order and recorded his best bowling figures of 9-0-21-5. While we’re on the subject, it happened to be Indian team and Asia Cup’s first 5-wicket score record. 

Best bowling strike rate for Virender Sehwag 

In general, Virender Sehwag’s name appears on the top of the best batting strike rate list. But in Asia Cup, he holds the record of best bowling strike rate in one innings with his scorching spell of 2.5-0-6-4 against Bangladesh cricket team in Dambulla. Picking up wickets for every 4.2 balls, Sehwag’s spell restricted Bangladesh to 167, helping India to get an inclusive victory. 

Sachin Tendulkar and 17 wickets 

Sachin Tendulkar’s all-rounder aptitude was always on display during the Asia Cup. He not just destroyed his opponents with the bat but also took them apart with his conventional spin bowling. In 23 matches, Tendulkar has picked up 17 wickets with a well average of 21.41 and stands 10th in the list of highest wicket-takers in Asia Cup. 

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Interesting Facts About India & Pakistan In Asia Cup

India is the most successful team in the history of Asia Cup with six cups under their sleeves. Over the years, India’s supremacy has challenged by Pakistan more than any other team. The same is expected when the two teams take to the field on this Asia Cup 2018. Playing daily fantasy cricket matches with both these teams is a thrilling experience for all the cricket lovers and fans. 

Get your fantasy cricket team ready for the matches between India and Pakistan and get to know some of the interesting facts linked with both these teams during the Asia Cup. 

  • India had won the first edition of Asia Cup in 1984 based on points after a round-robin league. There was no final match in this edition of the tournament
  • India and Pakistan have played 11 times in Asia Cup with both the teams winning on five occasions, while the match in the 1997 edition of Asia Cup was abandoned due to rain. 
  • India and Pakistan have never met in the final of an Asia Cup
  • In 12 editions so far, India have been in the final 8 times – winning the trophy of Asia Cup on five occasions. Fascinatingly, all these finals have been against Sri Lanka.
  • Pakistan has reached to the final four times, winning it in the years 2000 and 2012, in which they have beaten Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, respectively. 
  • Pakistan decided not to play in the 1991 edition hosted by India.
  • The 1993 edition scheduled for hosting by Pakistan cancelled because of the strained Indo-Pak relations. 

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Legends Been Mirrored In These 8 Youngster

These days, cricket doesn’t need any particular season to soar high. IPL season, ICC World Cup, T20 World Cup, any international test series or ODI series. Whatever it is, cricket fans are always high in spirit to take part in watching these matches and cheering for their favorite team. What’s more? Taking part in fantasy cricket games is also the part of cricket fever for the fans! 

Lately, in the cricket league, new talents are spreading fires across the field. Many of these new talents make us remember the legendary cricketers, who were incomparable. The new talents in cricket are making headlines as they are bringing back the treasured memories of the incomparable cricket legends.

Let us count a few of these new talents today: 

Rashid Khan Reminding of Shahid Afridi 

Khan, the leg-spinner of Afghanistan Cricket Team has taken the world by storm since his terrific performance in IPL 2018. Rashid possesses the ability to put batsmen under pressure by bowling quickly through the air, similar to his bowling idol Shahid Afridi, whilst maintaining a precise stump-to-stump line. His major asset is his deadly googly has frequently left batsmen confused, and thus, is famed as one of the best-limited overs bowlers of this generation. 

Rashid’s charm has turned him into a crowd favorite and also has been the top player in fantasy cricket league. Having conquered in the franchise tournaments and the associates’ sports, with Afghanistan’s endorsement to Full Membership and entry into Test cricket, now is the time for Rashid to truly assert his supremacy in all formats. 

Prithvi Shaw Reminding of Sachin Tendulkar 

The 18 years opening batsmen, Prithvi Shaw is the man of the moment. Having impressed with the bat and captaincy during the of late concluded ICC Under 19 World Cup, followed by a remarkable string of performances during the IPL, Prithvi Shaw has hogged the spotlight. With a stunning domestic season for Mumbai, numerous have compared his extraordinary talent with that of Sachin Tendulkar, who also burst onto the scene awfully early in his career. Just like young Sachin, Prithvi has the inclination to take the attack to the opposition. 

Having replicated his game to that of Sachin’s, Prithvi plays the ball late and is fairly punchy in his stroke play. His outstanding base allows him to play all the shots in the book scoring all around the park. Even though somewhat vulnerable in defense, with a little fine tuning, Prithvi has wonderful potential to be an all-time great. 

Quinton de Kock Reminding of Adam Gilchrist 

Gilchrist retired in 2008, his record of 5570 runs including 17 hundred at an average of 47.60 is evidence to a man who redefined the position of the wicketkeeper in the new era. He’s been hailed as the peak wicket keeping batsmen cricket world has ever seen. Since then, almost every nation has tried to find their Gilchrist, with Quinton de Kock most likely being the closest of that dream. A few of the feats he’s attained at such a young age are deep, and there’s no shocker he’s already being assumed a future great. 

Having become a vital part of the South African team across all formats with the bat, Quinton de Kock is evenly good with the gloves in hand. His flawlessly quick hands and intense levels of fitness, has seen him achieve stunners now and then, creating a chance out of nothing. 

Abhishek Sharma Reminding of Yuvraj Singh 

The 17-year-old fearless all-rounder, Abhishek Sharma made his IPL 2018 debut for the Delhi Daredevils playing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, as his cool orthodox cricketing shots stole the attention. Idolizing Yuvraj Singh, Abhishek’s game is almost the same as Yuvraj’s. Alike to Yuvraj, he can be graceful and brutal at the same time. His casual swing of the bat is an enticing sight to watch. Contrary to his physique, Abhishek Sharma can hit the ball a long way. 

Likewise, Abhishek is brilliant with the ball as well. His canny left-arm spin has resulted in numerous economical spells and has a particular ability to take key wickets when necessary. His fitness on the field again has similarity to that of a much younger, livelier Yuvraj. 

Haseeb Hameed Reminding of Rahul Dravid

Haseeb Hameed was one of the few bright sparks and appeared destined to have an ideal career in the future having made his Test debut at the age of 19 against India in 2016. Hameed was aptly stated as one of the outstanding young batsmen for England cricket team, as his debut hinted he could be the opening partner for Alastair Cook that England had sought from the retirement of Andrew Strauss. 

His batting skill drew the contrast to Rahul Dravid as he’s nicknamed ‘The Wall’ back in England. His disciplined and composed style which identifies him as a bit of a throwback, wears bowlers down, as he grinds every run. This technique enables batsmen lower down to convey themselves and play around him. 

Rishabh Pant Reminding of Brendon McCullum

Aggressive, brutal and bright to watch, Rishabh Pant can bruise bowling attacks just like few other men in international cricket. Close to Brendon, Rishabh has been used all through the Indian line up. But when he arrives at the crease it’s not possible to look away. He might have played a few outstanding knocks in the past. Yet, in IPL 2018 Pant took his game to the next level. 

Having been regarded as the Emerging Player of IPL 2018. Pant established his talent by derisively crushing the ball to all corners of the grounds. Next, to his power hitting, he’s got the skill to play all kinds of scoops, discovering his own this season. If he were to carry on this brilliant form, no doubt, like Brendon, he’ll slowly earn the status of being one of the most vicious batsmen of this age. 

Kagiso Rabada Reminding of Dale Steyn

Tremendous pace, the aptitude to swing the ball both ways, and precision have perhaps made Steyn the nation’s best ever. At his prime, Steyn had a scorching run – up, accompanied by a killer out-swinger. He was approximately unplayable at times. Also, a well-built, real quick like Rabada is debatably one of South Africa’s best talents off late. At a mere age of 20, he proclaimed himself to the world stage starting himself as the leader of the South African pace attack. 

Now number one in the world Test rankings, he’s been active for South Africa across all formats. He also has a sound method with the bat and looks comfortable most of the times, in spite of the conditions.  That is extremely scary potential for the opponent team! 

Shubman Gill Reminding of Virat Kohli

A few might believe the publicity for Prithvi Shaw is widespread; Shubman Gill’s most likely more! Player of the tournament in the ICC U-19 World Cup, Gill has a fondness for big runs. His average of 124 at a strike rate of 112.38 is evidence of what an astonishing tournament he had. He carried on his remarkable form for the Kolkata Knight Riders at IPL 2018, playing crucial innings now and then. 

There is an eerie resemblance in the way Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli play their shots. Making Virat his idol, it has been noticed by the experts that their shots at times look nearly the same. Whether it is a short arm jab over midwicket or an authoritative cover drive, the similarity is strange. By the looks of it, Gill is meant for a great future. And a possible future captain for the National cricket team. 

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Remarkable Records of Lasith Malinga

Hello cricket lovers! You love cricket and you love fantasy cricket games. And hence, some of the days we bring you the story and facts of famous cricketer. He is the one either giving great performances. Or had given a great performance in the past and has now retired. 

Some of the already retired great cricketers play in domestic cricket matches and thus you can see them in your players’ selection when you choose your fantasy cricket leagues. In our today’s post, we have picked Lasith Malinga. 

Know some facts about Malinga

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan, bowls right-arm fast, is normally used as a specialist death bowler. He is best known in the world cricket for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging Yorkers. If you ever had him in your fantasy team and he was the major reason to earn you your team points, then you ought to know some of the cricket facts about him to make yourself proud of the selection. 

Lasith Malinga is the lone bowler in cricketing history to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in international cricket. It was against South Africa in March 2007. 

Malinga is the first and, to date, only bowler in cricketing history to take three hat-tricks in One Day International cricket, taking his third in August 2011. 

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews hold the highest run partnership for the 9th wicket in an ODI: 132 runs, against Australia in Melbourne in 2010. Malinga scored 56 Runs from 48 balls including six fours and two sixes; Mathews scored 77 runs off 84 deliveries including eight fours and one six. 

His 56 is the fourth highest ODI score by a number 10 batsman in ODI history and he has the record for the highest ODI score for Sri Lanka when batting at number 10 position (56), he too is the only Sri Lankan to score a fifty in no 10 positions in an ODI. 

A few more facts

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with two World Cup hat-tricks, against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. And the other against Kenya in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. 

Malinga is the best Twenty20 figures in Australian domestic and 2nd in the world. 

As of April 2017, Lasith Malinga with 317 wickets in 232 games is the second highest wicket-taker in all Twenty20 matches. 

Malinga holds the highest number of wickets (149) in Indian Premier League. 

As of 19 January 2017, Malinga still holds the best figures in BBL history with 6/7. 

Malinga is fourth Sri Lankan to achieve 300 ODI wickets, after Muralitharan, Vaas, and Jayasuriya. He is the fifth quickest bowler to reach the landmark (203 matches). 

Lasith Malinga has the distinction for conceding 80 runs or more in ODI cricket (8 ODI matches), the most by any bowler. 

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