Best Fantasy Sports Game in India

We know how it feels when your favourite sports team is constantly losing. It is just not funny and is extremely frustrating. Sitting there yelling at the television, saying that everyone on the team should be fired, is an ordinary incidence for the sports fans. Every sports fan out there thinks that they can run a team better than the management in place now. Well, actually, now you can run your own fantasy sports team.

In the middle of 2000s fantasy sports India was created and every sports fan dream came true. Fans were now able to select players from cricket, football, basketball, kabaddi and many other sports. Fans are now able to run a team however they wish. They could set line-ups, drop players, pick up new ones and execute trades.

But which fantasy sport is the top of the bunch?

In India, the most popular fantasy sport is cricket. Fantasy cricket is by far the easiest one to play though Indians are also a huge fan of fantasy football league as well.

For playing the daily fantasy cricket games, all you need to do is selecting the playing XI and your fantasy team is set. For most of us, fantasy cricket is the best, as cricket is religion in this nation. You can have the most dominant team online, and your opponent can be defeated with the points earned. Trust us; you will live it down either, especially if you’re in a league with your close friends, or people at work.

The next popular fantasy sport after fantasy cricket is fantasy football.

Fantasy football takes a lot more of your time, especially if you are in a league where you need to set your playing XI daily.

Instead of one game, a weekend, and a winner you have daily (almost every day). Now, in case your team has a slow start, they can make up for it later in the week. The roster in fantasy football is a lot deeper, and there are a lot more spots to fill on your team. Managers really need to know all of the players and the potential breakouts who could help their team.

Well then, who is the fantasy sports winner?

For the busy, casual sports fan we would say online fantasy cricket can be your primary choice. Don’t get us wrong, fantasy football is pretty intense because every game matters and that one loses can hurt your season.

We think that the best fantasy sport has to go to both cricket and football. Obviously, if you are only a cricket fan or only a football fan, and not both, then you have your own personal winner.

So next time your yelling at your computer screen or phone, and your fantasy team is losing, the only one you can blame is, yourself.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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10 Surprising and Unnoticed Facts of Women’s Cricket

We can now see that women population are taking part in the online cricket games with an equal eagerness which is shown by the men population. 

The credit goes to the immense popularity fantasy cricket has gained in the recent years. But if we poke around the Women’s cricket, we will find that it had not got the kind of attention it deserves. In the recent change of formats, the scenario of women’s cricket has turned out to be better. And because of this enhancement, we are able to recognize the women cricketers. 

Here we have compiled a few of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket facts, just to know them better. 

First Women’s Cricket Match 

The first Women’s cricket match traces back in 1745, between Team Bramley and Team Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of audiences. 

First Double Hundred 

The first double hundred in international cricket scored by a woman cricketer named Belinda Clark. Clark was an Australian cricketer playing from the year 1991 to 2005. She had scored 229* against Denmark’s women team in 1997 World Cup and set this record. ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognized her in 2011. 

Women’s World Cup 

The Women’s World Cup is older than the Men’s World Cup by two years. The first Women’s World Cup was held in England. The World Cup was won by the hosts in one-sided final against Australia. 

Team India’s start in Women’s Cricket 

The first official women’s cricket match was played in the year 1934, and it took 40 years to begin women’s cricket in India. 

First Asia Cup Win of Indian cricket 

The Indian women’s cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. Following this win, they won three more Asia Cups. 

Youngest Women Cricketer 

Sajjida Shan of Pakistan Women’s Cricket team is the youngest to appear in international cricket. She played against Ireland at the age of 12. She even holds the record for the best bowling figures in ODI, taking 7 wickets for only 4 runs against team Japan. 

Protective kit for Women Cricketers 

Like men, women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard. 

Term used for women in batting role 

The appropriate term for a woman player in field who is in chief role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ The commentators frequently use the term batsman. 

Highest Score in Women’s ODI Cricket in India 

Indian cricketer Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket by any Indian. 

Best Bowling Score by Indian 

Neetu David of Indian Women’s Cricket Team has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s test matches, having taken 8 for 53 run against team England. 

Enjoy reading and playing daily fantasy cricket in India! 

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A Walk down the Memory Lane of Test Fantasy Cricket

One of the formats played in daily fantasy cricket is test cricket matches! 

Playing fantasy cricket leagues with the pool of test teams’ players can be as exciting as the ODI or T20. Test matches are played for 5 days and thus your fantasy cricket team have the scope to increase your points as much as they for 5 days. 

Today let’s take a look at the past of test cricket match and walk down the memory lane of this popular format of cricket and when the teams started adopting this format. Read on: 

England 

Test cricket journey started when England team began to play in this format in 1877.  And till date, England has played 1002 matches. It has been 141 years of the era of test cricket format. It is England who took cricket to their colonies and popularised the sport and made it global. In these 1002 matches, England won 359 matches while the opposing nation won 297 matches. No match tied for England, though 345 matches drawn. 

Australia 

The Australian team was the one who started the journey of test cricket with England. For the Australian team as well it has been 141 years. This team has participated in 812 matches and won 383 matches. The opponent teams of different nations won 219 matches. 2 matches are tied and 208 matches are drawn. 

West Indies 

The next nation to start participating in the test cricket format is West Indies. Till date, West Indies has played 535 matches with winning 181 of them and the opponent teams winning 188. Out of 535 matches, 175 are drawn and 1 is tied. 

India 

England brought cricket to India and Indian team started to play in the test cricket format from 1932. In total, Indian has played 525 matches, won 145 and lost 162. 1 match was tied and 216 matches are 216. 

New Zealand 

New Zealand began playing in the test format 2 years prior to India in 1930. The team has played 426 test matches since then and out of 426 won 92 and lost 170 matches. 164 matches have been drawn. 

South Africa 

South African cricket team is another one of the oldest team to begin playing in test cricket format in 1889. The Proteas has played 427 test matches since then and won 161 though lost 142. 124 matches have been drawn. 

Pakistan 

Pakistani cricket team started to play in the test cricket format from 1952. Since then the team has played 415 matches, won 134 and lost 123 matches. 158 matches have drawn. 

Sri Lanka 

This small nation began with their test cricket format in 1982 and has already played 274 matches. Sri Lankan team has won 88 matches and lost 101. 85 matches have drawn. 

Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwean team started playing in test matches from 1992 and played a total of 105 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 11 matches and lost 67. 27 matches have drawn. 

Bangladesh 

Bangladeshi cricket team began playing in test matches in 200 and played a total of 108 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 10 matches and lost 82. 16 matches have drawn. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket games! 

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Lord’s Cricket Ground Shines Vibrantly with Many Records

Playing daily fantasy cricket needs lots of research about the participating teams, players and the cricket ground where the match will be held. 

Without a thorough research, and cricket knowledge, selection of players from the pool of players in the playing XI for fantasy cricket is tough and decreases the chances of a win. Lord’s Cricket Ground, established in 1814, is currently located at St John’s Wood in London. It is one of the oldest grounds in the history of cricket.  

In today’s post we will explore the Lord’s Cricket Ground and hopefully, you can refer to these in your future fantasy cricket games. 

Know the cricket ground:

Lord’s Cricket Ground is located at London in England. The first test match was played in July 21st, 1884. The match was between England and Australia where England had beaten the Aussies by an innings and five runs.  

The longest-running cricket fixture at Lord’s (at the older ground) is the annual match between Eton College and Harrow School. This great sporting schoolboy rivalry began in 1805. 

Till date matches played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground is 137. Among these, 54 matches won by the home side team and 32 matches by the touring side. 2 matches won by the neutral side and 49 matches drawn. Lord’s Cricket Ground do not hold any record of tied matches. 

Highest individual innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 333 runs by England’s Graham A Gooch in a match of 1990 against India. It was the highest score in his entire cricket career. 

Best bowling (innings) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 8/34 by England’s I T Botham in a match of 1978 against Pakistan. 

Best bowling (match) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 16/137by England’s A L Massie in a match of 1972 against Australia. 

Highest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 729/6 which was made by Australia in 1930 against England. 

Lowest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 42 run which was made by India in 1974 against England. 

The highest run chase achieved at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 344/1 by West Indies in 1984 against England. 

Enjoy reading and playing online cricket! 

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Top Left-Handed Batsmen in International Cricket

How do you select your daily fantasy cricket team? Whom do you include in your team and whom you do not?  

When you are selecting your batsmen for your fantasy cricket leagues online, you both right handed and left handed one, if you get both in your pool of players to select. 

We have lots and lots of right handed batsmen in the international cricket world. And we have some of the very talented left handed batsmen who have changed the definition of success for their respective team through their talent. 

Here is the list of best left handed batsmen of all time in the world cricket  

Kumar Sangakkara 

He is s batsman who possessed a fine technique. With a cool mind, he employs all the strokes in the book, from the back foot and the front foot. His Test average of 57.40 is one of the all time best. A one day career with 25 centuries and 93 half centuries is better than most in the cricket world. 

Brian Lara 

The only player to have a century, a double century, a triple century and a quadruple century in Test cricket! He also has a five-hundred plus score in a first class match! He is a player of extraordinary skills and will always be revered. 

Adam Gilchrist 

Gilchrist believed in ‘See the ball, hit the ball’ principle. Gilchrist opened the batting, played a whirlwind innings. And by the time the opposition caught its breath, would depart having done his job. Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colour reds, Adam Gilchrist was the symbolic heart of Australia’s steamrolling agenda. And he is the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age. 17 centuries, HS of 204*, an average of 47.60 that too at a SR of 81.95, are awe inspiring numbers for any batsman, leave aside a number 7, as he was. He is one of the main reasons why Australia achieved the greatness, during his times. 

Matthew Hayden 

Strength was Matthew Hayden’s strength – both mental and physical. This man demoralized the bowler and the opposition like no other. He would time and again intimidate the bowler by moving ahead of his crease and would cart him for boundaries repeatedly and disturb his rhythm. Hayden was one of the finest Test batsmen from Australia, with an average of 50.73, 30 centuries and HS of 380. 

Clive Lloyd 

Mostly remembered as the captain of the famous invincible West Indies squad of the ’70s and ’80s, Clive Lloyd was a very successful batsman. Though not as brutal as Vivian Richards, Lloyd was also a hard hitter of the ball and could demoralise the opposition 

Saurav Ganguly 

Saurav Ganguly is a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his stroke play. With crisp timing and stylish drives, Ganguly made batting look beautiful. He has fine records in both ODIs as well as test formats. 

Sanath Jayasuriya 

He is the hurricane who demolishes the bowling in his inimitable style at the top of the innings, changes the way the first 15 overs of the ODIs. With 28 ODI hundreds, an ODI strike rate of 91.20, and a test high score of 340, he certainly is one of the greats who had an impact on the game. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!

Some Cricket Records To Remember

Cricket is not about just the batsmen and the bowlers. They say it is a team game and your team requires having brilliant fielders and decent wicket keeper. When you build a team for your fantasy cricket game, you arrange your team in such a manner that there is a good place for each of the cricketers in the team. 

Daily fantasy cricket is all about your smart selection of bowlers, batsmen, fielders and wicket keeper. In our today’s post, we have collected some of the brilliant cricketers and their amazing records for you. Read and enjoy their miracles: 

Virat Kohli and 500 runs 

Virat Kohli became the first man to score 500 runs in a two-sided ODI series, against South Africa in February 2018. 

M.S. Dhoni and 134 catches 

On Feb. 18, 2018, M.S. Dhoni broke a world record after dismissing South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks with a catch. With 134 catches in 275 T20s, he outshined Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who has 133 catches in 254 T20s. 

Record of sixes in T20I 

In an Australia vs. New Zealand T20 match in February 2018, 32 sixes were hit, becoming the joint-highest in a T20I. 

Ravichandran Ashwin’s test wickets record 

In November 2017, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee to become the fastest bowler to claim 300 Test wickets – in 54 matches. Lillee achieved the feat in 56 Tests. 

Batting Partnership 

In the third ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur on Oct. 29, 2017, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma together amassed 230 runs and scored more than 200 ODI runs a record four times. 

M.S. Dhoni – The first wicketkeeper to get 100 stumps 

In stumping Akila Dananjaya in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in September 2017, Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to achieve 100 stumps, achieving the feat in 301 ODIs. 

Not outs of Dhoni 

In a game against Sri Lanka in August 2017, Dhoni created a record of most not outs in ODIs – 73. He is followed by Shaun Pollock of South Africa and Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, who have remained not out in 72 matches. 

K.L. Rahul and his seven back-to-back half-centuries 

With his 85 off 133 balls against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Test in August 2017, India’s K.L. Rahul equalled the record of scoring seven back-to-back half-centuries in Test cricket, joining the likes of Everton Weekes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andy Flower, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Rogers. 

India and 100th 300-plus score 

India became the first team to score 100th 300-plus team total on Dec. 13, 2017, after winning their second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. 

Australia and highest T20 runs 

Australia put up the highest T20 international score, 263 runs, and defeated home team Sri Lanka by 85 runs on Sept. 6, 2016. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka themselves, 260 runs against Kenya in 2007. 

Kepler Wessels’ no duck record 

Kepler Wessels was never dismissed for a duck in his entire 109-match ODI career. 

Worst ODI start 

Four wickets for one run is Pakistan’s record for the worst start in ODI cricket, on Feb. 21, 2015. 

Enjoy playing dream cricket! 

15 Amazing Facts about Cricket Records Made

Are you a cricket fan? Are you tired of sitting at home and staring at the walls or just watching your favourite cricketers playing through your TV set and not participating in the game actively? We all know that fantasy cricket is a game where users create virtual teams and earn points & prizes based on their players’ performances in real matches. 

Thus you can play fantasy cricket and actively participate in your favourite sport. And for that, it is crucial that you know about the facts, history and records of the game. Like our other post, we have brought to you some interesting info, we bet you do not remember. Take a glance: 

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Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match 

In the 137 years of Test cricket, no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi. 

Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed at a Test match 

When Abbas Ali Baig reached a half-century in the third Test match against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in 1960, a pretty young girl ran all the way from the North Stand to greet the batsman. She kissed Baig on his cheek. 

Vinod Kambli’s Test match average is better than his friend Sachin Tendulkar 

Vinod Kambli played only 17 Test matches which included two back to back double tons. Kambli’s Test average is 54.20 while his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar averages 53.78 after 200 Tests. 

ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri were the only Indians to bat on all five days 

During their respective test matches ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only earlier Indian batsmen to bat on all five days. In 2017 Pujara has become the third to join this list. 

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only cricket to play test match against England 

The only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi. 

Lala Amarnath and Don Bradman 

This happened in the 1948 Brisbane Test. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket. 

Indo-Pak series match 

There is an eerie resemblance between the Indo-Pak series match at the Austral-Asia Cup held in 1986 and Asia Cup 2014. 

India’s first ever Test match win is 3 years after winning World Cup 

India won the 1983 World Cup and won their first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986. 

World Cup and Test Winning of India – History repeated 

India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won their second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014. 

Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs 

In a unique coincidence, former England captain Alec Stewart, who was born on 8-4-63 (April 8, 1963), smashed 8463 runs in his Test career. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket! 

Know More About Piyush Chawla

He is the lucky mascot of Indian online fantasy cricket team! A handy batsman! And a bowling all-rounder! You have guessed right. We are talking about Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

Being a 15-year old, Piyush Chawla represented India U-19, along with Uttar Pradesh U-22. He was part of the successful Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and then the ICC World Cup 2011. He evolved into the discussing point in the global circuit after getting the better of English batsman Kevin Pietersen in 2007. Let us take a look at some of the interesting info about Piyush Chawla, the appealing Indian leg-spinner:

Born and raised

Chawla was born on 24 December 1988 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Major teams where he played

He represented India, Central Zone, Air India, India Under-19s, India Green, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Somerset, Rajasthan Cricket Association President’s XI, Sussex and Uttar Pradesh.

Hogging the spotlight

In the Challenger Trophy of 2005-06, he bowled Sachin Tendulkar with a googly and bowled in an outstanding manner, getting the wickets of MS Dhoni and then Yuvraj Singh too. Next to which his name was pointed out in the media and everybody including the selectors had taken notice.

U-19 highs

He initially represented India U-19 up against the England U-19 team in 2004-05, picking up 13 wickets from 2 U19 Tests with only a bowling average of above 12. Chawla even played in the 2005-06 home series against Australia U-19, in which they won the 5 match ODI series 4-1; also he had made a contribution of 8 wickets.

U-19 Record

Chawla certainly is the 2nd highest wicket picker in U-19 ODIs, with 71 wickets. He has also the 2nd best average in U19 Tests was 15.82. The bowler picked up the most wickets for the Indian team in the U19 World Cup 2006 with 13 wickets record.

Test debut

He made his debut at the national team in 2006, with the 2nd Test against England cricket team in Mohali, causing him to be the 2nd youngest Test debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar.

ODI debut

He made his ODI first appearance in the national side against Bangladesh in the year 2007. Chawla took three essential wickets in that match.

County champion

In 2009, Chawla was selected for Sussex County Cricket Club for a month, being cover for Yasir Arafat who had been with Pakistan. In the first County Championship match vs Worcestershire, he took 8 wickets in the match, and arrived at number 9 in the 1st innings, and scored 102* from just 86 balls.

Big games

He was selected for the 2007 ICC World T20. He was chosen for 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies. Later on, he made the cut for ICC World Cup 2011 too and played a match against English cricket team.

IPL star

From 2008 to 2013, Chawla played in the IPL for the Kings XI Punjab. He had an excellent time at Punjab. At the end of IPL 4 he had picked up 57 in 55 matches and just 5 players had better stats than this leggie.

KKR man

In the IPL 7 auction, Chawla was bought by KKR for INR 425 lac. He bowled superbly for the Knight Riders and also hit the winning runs against his earlier franchise Kings XI Punjab in the last match of the season.

Milestones

Piyush Chawla, playing for KKR, evolved into the 4th bowler following Harbhajan Singh (MI), Amit Mishra (DD) and Lasith Malinga (MI) to pick up 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League.

Express bowling

Chawla at one time bowled Shane Watson with a faster one, 117 km/hr. It was one of many fastest deliveries by a spinner.

Somerset’s match winner

The Indian spinner, arriving at number 9 made a classy century of 140 balls during 2013 County championship.

Thanks of reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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What All the Cricket Terms Mean

What comes up in your mind when you hear fantasy cricket? Well as the term itself suggests, it lets your imagination run wild and lets you live your dream. Dream cricket basically means a game where you can build up your own fantasy XI. All cricket fans have their own dream XI, and they always wish to create their dream team. T20 cricket games is an opportunity for such cricket fans to unleash their cricketing brains. Additionally, use their knowledge to create their dream team. 

You have been playing fantasy cricket and not aware of the common terms used, is that even possible? If you are not aware of the common terms of cricket, how will you select your 11 team members based on their quality?

Let’s find out some of the terms: 

Striker

A batsman facing the bowler is caller striker and the opposite end, called as non-striker. 

Off-side/leg-side

One half of the ground is called off-side and the other side is called leg-side. From the perspective of a right handed batsmen, the pitch in front of his body as he takes a strike. Similarly, the left half of pitch, i.e. the pitch behind body while taking a strike, called as leg-side. 

Run

It is the basic unit of scoring in cricket. A team scores when a striking batsman hits the ball bowled and runs between the stumps along with non-striker. He scores in ones, twos, and threes. 

Four

Ball hit by the batsman crosses the boundary rope by rolling on the ground. Then, it has known as a boundary or four runs. 

Six

Shot that ensures the ball lands directly outside the rope is called six or six runs are allotted to the batsman. 

No-ball

If a bowler’s foot crosses the popping crease while delivering the ball then, it is called a no-ball. The ball directed above waist of the batsman without pitching on the ground is a no-ball too. 

Wide

A ball that is bowled away from the batsman and moves wide of the return crease on the off-side at the batting end is called wide. Another definition can be ball that bounces over the head of the batsman after pitching, also called as wide. 

Out

When a batsman gets out, it gives opportunity to the next person on the batting side to play until 10 players out of 11 dismisses in various ways. The most common ways of getting out – bowled, caught, run-out, LBW and stump out.

Bowled

It is a way of getting out where the batsman misses the ball bowled and the stumps behind are disturbed. 

Caught

A batsman is declared out when the fielder catches the ball on full that is hit by the batsman. If it caught by the wicket-keeper then called caught-behind. 

LBW

LBW stands for leg-before wicket. A batsman declared out as LBW when he tries to play the ball. He does this with his body that has directed on to stumps. 

Run-out

If a fielder disturbs the stumps with ball in hand while the batsman not in crease after playing a shot, then the batsman is run-out. 

Stumped

A batsman moves out of crease to play a ball and misses, the keeper gathers the ball and hits the stumps with ball in hand. Then, the batsman declared out as stumped. 

Spin bowling

Bowlers run short distance from stumps and release the ball with the use of wrist or fingers to get maximum revolutions. The ball tossed in the air spins after pitching. Off-break and leg-break are two varieties of spin bowling. 

Fast bowling

Bowlers sprint and deliver the ball at high speed to batsman. To do so, they take long run-up from stumps. Slow-medium, medium-fast, and fast are the popular fast bowling varieties. 

Extra runs

All the runs given by fielding team where the batsmen have not hit the ball with the bat considered as extra runs. For example, wide, no-ball, etc. 

Innings

A session of batting and bowling where either the batting team is all-out or the permissible number of overs fielding team bowls completes. 

Enjoy playing fantasy cricket! 

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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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