Amazing Facts About Cricket
FACT#1 Cricket’s first Test match was played between Australia and England. This match was played on Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground on 15 March 1877.
FACT#2. The first One Day International (O.D.I) match of cricket was played between Australia and England in 1971.
FACT#3. Australia’s batsman Charlie Bannerman was the first batsman in the world to score a century in the Test match. He made the first century of Test cricket in 1877.
FACT#4. The first run of international cricket was made by Australian team batsman Charlie Bannerman.
FACT#5. Sachin Tendulkar is the first player in the world to be given out the first time by the third umpire.
FACT#6. Chris Gayle is the only batsman in the world who has hit the first ball six times in Test cricket. Who was Iftikhar
FACT#7. Saif Ali Khan’s Grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Patodi is the only player who has played Test matches from two countries. He has played a Test match from both the teams of India and England.
FACT#8. England batsman Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 runs in his Test match career.
FACT#9. Virender Sehwag’s highest score is 119 (IPL), 219 and 319 in the respectively T.20, O.D.I and the Test match.
FACT#10. The interesting fact associated with India’s bowler Ishant Sharma is connected. In the 21st century, the three batsmen who scored the most runs against India, Ishant Sharma out these players in the match. These three batsmen – Alastair Cook (scores 294), Michael Clarke (scores 329) and Brendon McCullum (scores 302)
FACT#11. Sri Lanka’s allrounder Sanath Jayasuriya has taken more wickets than Shane Warne in one-day international cricket.
FACT#12. Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer to win continuously the Man of the Match award four times in 4 matches.
FACT#13. Rahul Dravid (runs) + Zaheer Khan (wickets) = Jacques Kallis (runs + wickets)
FACT#14. Chris Martin and S Chandrasekhar are two world-class players who have got more wickets than run in their entire Test career.
Chris Martin – 71 Tests – 123 runs – 233 wickets
Chandrasekhar – 167 runs – 242 wickets
FACT#15. England’s player “Wilfred Rhodes” has scored 4,204 wickets in first-class cricket and 39, 969 runs.
FACT#16. Inzamam Ul Haq is the first Pakistani who took a wicket on the first ball of his career.
FACT#17. The Great Australian Player Don Bradman had only 6 sixes in his career.
FACT#18. Pakistan’s star spinner Saeed Ajmal has won many matches in Pakistan but he has not got the man of the match yet.
FACT#19. The biggest coincidence of cricket history came when South Africa needed 111 runs and left only one wicket to date 11/11/2011 at time 11:11
FACT#20. Australia defeated England by 45 runs in 1877 for the first time in Melbourne Cricket Ground. Just 100 years later, on the same ground in 1977, Australia defeated England by 45 runs.
FACT#21. India is the only team that has won the World Cup of 60 overs, 50 overs, and 20 overs. 60 Overs in the year 1983, 50 Overs in the year 2011 and 20 Overs in the year 2007.
FACT#22. V.V.S Laxman is the only player who has played more than 100 Test matches but never played a World Cup match.
FACT#23. World Cup started in 1975, and there were 15 matches between eight teams in this World Cup.
FACT#24. The red ball was used before 1992 the World Cup, while after this world cup ball color has changed to white.
FACT#25. The West Indies and Australia had refused to play against Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup, which led to Sri Lanka making the winners in those two matches without playing the match.
FACT#26. Yuvraj Singh became the ‘Man of the Match‘ in the four consecutive matches of the 2011 World Cup.
FACT#27. The ICC snatched the 2011 World Cup host from Pakistan because of the attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009.
FACT#28. West Indies was badly lost to Kenya in the 1996 World Cup. This win of Kenya surprised the entire cricket world because before this victory there was no identity of Kenya in the whole world.
FACT#29. Prior to the 1996 World Cup match West Indies between Kenya. A cricketer of Kenya asked an autograph from Brian Lara, he refused to give him an autograph.
FACT#30. India lost the 1987 and 1999 World Cup matches to Australia by only 1 run and Australia won these world cups.
FACT#31. Herschelle Gibbs had hit six sixes in an over against Holland in the one-day match of the 2007 World Cup.
FACT#32. Sachin Tendulkar has won “Man of the Match” for almost 8 times in the World Cup.
FACT#33. Lasith Malinga took consecutive wickets in four balls of the same over in the 2007 World Cup against South Africa.
FACT#34. Australia was not lost a single match in the 2003 and 2007 World Cup.
FACT#35. The 1987 World Cup had to earlier held in England, but later it happened in India.
FACT#36. Ricky Ponting had played the most 46 matches in the World Cup.
FACT#37. The World Cup debut was incomplete in 1996 when the audience started throwing bottles on the field after seeing India losing a match against Sri Lanka in Kolkata.
FACT#38. South Africa started the decision of the third umpire from the 1992 World Cup.
FACT#39. Sunil Gavaskar had recorded the record of being dismissed for the first ball of three consecutive Tests in his career.
FACT#40. Asif Kareem has played international cricket and Davis Cup (tennis) for his country Kenya.
FACT#41. England’s Wilfred Rhodes was 52 years old when he played Test cricket!
FACT#42. Allan Border of Australia has played 153 consecutive Test matches.
FACT#43. Anil Kumble is the only bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings.
FACT#44. Canada team took part in the place of East Africa in the 1979 World Cup.