Cricket, our beloved game, is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. It comprises 11 players in each team on an oval-shaped field, at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard pitch. Apart from lived cricket matches, the fans are now interested in fantasy cricket games at popular Indian platforms like 11wicket App for Android/iOS .
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Second most popular game
Cricket is the second most popular game on the planet, second only to football. Cricket in its early days was thought of to be a child’s game, not to be played by serious adults. How the game has evolved!
Birth of “Laws of Cricket”
In the year 1788, the ‘Laws of Cricket’ were born. The laws have been penned by the Marylebone Cricket Club.
International Cricket Council
The ICC, earlier known as Imperial Cricket Conference, was formed in 1909 as the governing body of cricket. Today, the name is International Cricket Council.
Miscalculations and 14 ball over
A match between Barbados and British Guyana in 1946 is famous for a 14 ball over. It was famous because it had no wides or no-balls. After the normal 8-ball delivery, which was in practice during those days, the extra six deliveries were due to umpire miscounting! We will assume the umpires were very poor in calculations during those days.
First run out using TV replays
Sachin Tendulkar is the first ever batsman to be run out by using the television replays and the assistance of the third umpire. Jonty Rhodes was the fielder.
A sweet revenge
Now this is interesting! Guess what? On the very next day in the same test match, Rhodes himself was run-out by Tendulkar.
Length of the pitch hasn’t changed
The only law of cricket that has stood the test of time is the length of the pitch. Every other law has been modified in some way or the other.
It’s true “History repeat itself”
In the first ever test in 1877, Australia beat England by 45 runs. 100 years later in the Centenary test, the result was exactly the same!
Six ball over
The six-ball over was introduced in 1900.
First ever ball faced in ODI
Geoffrey Boycott holds the record of facing the first ever ball in ODI cricket. Graham Mc-Kenzie was the bowler.
Cricket at years
Sachin Tendulkar might have started his cricketing journey at the tender age of 16, but it was Hassan Raza who became the youngest cricketer to play a test match. He was 14 years and 227 days old at that point in time!
A century in 1877
Ever heard of Charlie Bannerman? This Australian cricketer scored the first ever test-match century in 1877.
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