Facts

1.Shahid Afridi used Sachins Bat to hit his fastest ODI Century

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Shahid Afridi was flown from Pakistan in order to play again West Indies in 1996. He did not have a proper bat then, so then Waqar Younis presented the young Afridi with Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. Shahid Afridi did the world’s shortest century in just 37 balls. He hit 11 sizes and 6 boundaries. However, his record was first broken b Corey Anderson and then by South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

2.The only batsman that hit a six on the first ball of a Test match is Chris Gayle.

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In 137 years of cricket history, no one has even hit a six on the first ball of a test match. However, Chris Gayle did this back in 2012 against a match with Bangladesh.

3.Abbas Ali Baig was kissed during a test match

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Abbas Ai Baig, the handsome batsman is the first player who was kissed during a test match. In 1960, when Abbas Ali Baig made his half century, a girl from the North Stand came running and kissed him on his cheek.

4.Vinod Kambli’s test match average beats Sachin Tendulkar’s test match average

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Sachin and Vinod are best friends however, Vinod’s test match average is better than the world class batsman, Sachin Tendulkar.

5.Thrice, Sunil Gavaskar got out on the first ball he played.

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The first batsman to make 10,000 test runs is Sunil Gavaskar. He made 34 test centuries in his entire career. Also, he was got out three times off the first ball he faced. The bowlers who dismissed him included Malcolm Marshal, Geoff Amold and Imran Khan.

6.The only Indian players who remained on the wicket for the all five days of a test match are Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha.

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7.Iftikhar Ali Khan Patuadi is the only player who has played test cricket for India as well as England.

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8.Don Bradman, the only batsman who got out “hit wicket” in test cricket off the ball bowled by Lala Amarnaath

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9.There were many similarities between the Indo-Pak matches that took places during Australasia Cup in 1986 and Asia Cup in 2014.

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10.In 1983, India won its first world cup.

In 1983, India won its first world cup. Three years later, the team won their first ever test match at Lords. Ironically, they won their second world cup in 2011 (28 years later) and three years after their second test at lords in 2014

11.The only country that has won the world cup in all three forms (60, 50 and 20 overs) is India.

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12.Alec Stewart scored 8463 runs which coincide with his birthday 8-4-63.

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13.The only player who has played international cricket and tennis for his country is Kenyan, Asif Karim.

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14.English test cricketer, Wilfred Rhodes retired from test cricket at the age of 52.

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15.153 consecutive test matches were played by Australian, Allan Border.

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16.Maharaja of Vizianagaram is the only Indian Test cricketer who was knighted as well.

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17.England was defeated by Australia in both the first ever Centenary test as well as the cricket test in 1977.

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In 1877, a match between England and Australia took place. Australia won that match by 45 runs at the Melbourne Cricket ground. After 100 years, the same team played the same game at the same venue and the result was also the same.

18.The test match ended in one day

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In 2000, all four inning between West Indies and England were completed within the first day of the match. The history repeated itself again 11 years later during a match between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town.

19.Only one person has witness Jim Laker and Anil Kumble taking ten wickets in single innings.

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There is only one person who has seen Jim Laker and Anil Kumble taking ten wickets in single innings. Richard was 10 years old when he saw Jim take the wickets and after forty years he was watching a match between Pakistan and India and saw Anil Kumble taking the ten wickets.

20.South Africa needed 111 runs on 11/11/11 at11:11 to win.

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During a test match that took place between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town, South Africa needed 111 runs on 11/11/11 at11:11 to win.

21.The only player who made a hat-trick on his birthday is Peter Siddle

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It seems the birthday boy really did manage to enjoy his birthday. Peter Siddle is the only bowler who made an hat-trick on his birthday during a match played against England on 25th November 2010.

22.The only Indian cricketer who got out for obstructing the field and handling the ball is Mohinder Amarnath.

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23.Leslie Hylton, the west Indies player is the only cricketer who was hanged for murder.

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24.The only two test cricketers for India who did not get to play after their debut test had the name Robin Singh.

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The first Robin Singh played his first test match again Zimbabwe in 1998 while the junior Robin Singh played his debut match against New Zealand in 1999.

25.Sachin Tendular, the world famous Indian cricketer played for Pakistan before he played for India.

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During a practice match that took place between Pakistan and India in 1987 at Brabourne Stadium, Tendulkar came onto the field as a substitute player for Pakistan.

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