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Interesting Stat Records in Cricket History

It has been over 100 years that cricketers are involved with the game and playing it professionally. Cricket as a sport has seen many evolved since the day it has been played. Test cricket, 60 over cricket, 50 over cricket, T20 cricket games, IPL fantasy league and now the fantasy cricket games. 

With the advent of the online cricket games for the cricket from the last two decades, cricket has reached another height. Today we will tell you some amazing records created by some of the famous cricketers around the world. These records are both ironical and good ones. 

Ishant Sharma and his drops 

Edgbaston 2011 – Ishant Sharma drops England’s Alastair Cook’s ball and Cook scores 294. 

Sydney 2012 – Ishant Sharma drops Australia’s Michael Clarke’s ball and Clarke scores 329*. 

Wellington 2014 – Ishant Sharma drops New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum’s ball and McCullum scores 302. 

Longest Inning of Shahid Afridi 

Shahid Afridi has played 398 ODI matches, in which he has scored over 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings. The highest number of balls he had played is 94 when he scored 109 runs. His longest stay at the wicket was as a runner for Saeed Anwar during his 194 against India. 

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Wickets in First Over 

Pacer Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka has grabbed his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – TEST, ODI and T20 internationals. 

Two Innings in One Day 

On July 19, 1952, India became the first international test team to be dismissed twice in one day. England restricted the Indian to paltry scores of 58 and 82 at Old Trafford. (Scorecard) 

Diamond Duck 

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is only the second batsman in ODIs to be out for a diamond duck (0 off 0 balls) but not get run out. He was stumped off a wide in his first ball. 

Man of the Team 

Being number one ODI bowler in ICC ranking several times, Saeed Ajmal has played 110 one day international matches, and never got man of the match award. Another entrusting fact about him, that he never bowls a no-ball in his career. 

Accuracy at his Best 

Michael Holding has a unique record of bowling more than 900 overs (5473 deliveries) in one-day internationals without a single wide. His teammate Joel Garner is second with 5330 deliveries. 

Oldest/Youngest to Debut 

At 49 years 119 days, James Southerton is the oldest player to make a Test debut, a record unlikely to be eclipsed – he was also the first Test cricketer to die. on 3 Oct 1996, Hasan Raza makes international debut in the age of 14 years and 227 days. 

Keepers are Bowlers 

1st Test: South Africa v India at Johannesburg, 18 to 22 Dec 2013, MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers both removed their Pad and Gloves and bowl for their teams. This was the first time both keepers have bowled in a test match. 

No Need to hit Sixes 

Don Bradman has hit just 6 sixes in his entire career. His simple theory was ‘The less you hit the ball in the air, the less you tend to get out’. 

Say No to Century 

Shane Warne is the leading run scorer of all time that has never hit a century (145 matches, 3154 runs). And Misbah is the leading runs scorer in ODI without scoring a single ton look at complete list. 

First of the First 

Geoff Boycott was the one who faced the first ever ball in One-Day international cricket. Graham Mc-Kenzie was the bowler. 

Hunter of Greats 

Inzamam-ul-Haq took his first ever wicket on the very first ball of his bowling career. do you know who was the victim? It was none other than great Brian Lara. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!