Some of Most Interesting Stats in Cricket historyPosted By: Bill Russell | August 16, 2017
Here we going to write about some interesting cricketing records. we will tell you through this article, some of the Bizzare, famous & interesting stats of cricket. the list we made, we don’t claim to be complete. so you can participate through your valuable comments below if you know any other cricket’s interesting stat.
Table of Contents
- Interesting Stats in Cricket history
- Ishant Sharma
- Afridi’s Longest Inning
- Wickets in first Over
- Two Innings in One Day
- Diamond Duck
- Man of the Team
- Accuracy at his Best
- Oldest/Youngest to Debut
- Keepers are Bowlers
- No Need to hit Sixes
- Say No to Century
- History Repeated
- First of the First
- Beemer, Beemer, and Beemer
- Hunter of Great
Interesting Stats in Cricket history
Edgbaston 2011 – Ishant Sharma drops Alastair Cook – Cook scores 294
Sydney 2012 – Ishant Sharma drops Michael Clarke – Clarke scores 329*
Wellington 2014 – Ishant Sharma drops Brendon McCullum – He scores 302
So I have a free advice for every batsman, Try to give a simple catch to Ishant and enjoy your career best performance.
Afridi’s Longest Inning
It feels odd when we are talking about interesting stats and Shahid Afridi is not there. so here we go.
Shahid Afridi has played 398 One-Day International matches, where he scored more than 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings yet. the highest number of balls he played was 94 when he scored 109 runs. while his longest stay at the wicket was as a runner for Saeed Anwar during his 194 against India.
Wickets in first Over
SriLanka’s pacer Shaminda Eranga has grabbed his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – TEST, ODI and T20 international.
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. (score card)
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 bowled 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 team mate 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 at the age of 14 years and 227 days. if we count the gap between these two, that is 34 years and 217 days, most of the players are retiring at this age…..
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. And for the first time, both keepers 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’. in our day’s cricket is nothing without sixes. (List of Most Sixes in ODI’s)
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 to look at the complete list.
In the first ever Test match in 1877, Australian Cricket team beat England by 45 runs. 100 years later, in the Centenary Test, the result was exactly the same.
First of the First
Geoff.The boycott was the one who faced the first ever ball in One-Day International cricket. Graham Mc-Kenzie was the bowler.
Beemer, Beemer, and Beemer
Abdur Rehman, a spinner of Pakistan bowled three consecutive beamers in Asia Cup 2014 and was banned from the match without actually bowling any ball, he gives away 8 runs. It happened for the first time in the history of cricket.
Hunter of Great
Inzamam-ul-Haq took his first ever wicket on the very first ball of his bowling career. do you know who was the victim? none other than great Brian Lara.
note: comment below if you think we missed any of interesting cricketing records.