25 Most Interesting Facts About Cricket
25 Most Interesting Cricket Facts That will Blow Your Mind, So you called yourself a best Cricket fan? How much below facts who were aware of before reading this article? Let us know in comments…
1) Hat-trick in 2 Balls
Isuru Udana of the Sri Lankan team achieved a unique distinction of taking a hat-trick in just two legal deliveries. Mathew Sinclair, the second wicket of the hat-trick was out stumped off a wide-ball.
2) ‘1’ Show
On the morning of 11/11/11 South Africa needed 111 runs to win at 11:11 . This coincidence occurred during the first Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town. At 11:11, on 11/11/11, South Africa were 125 for 1 needing a further 111 runs for a win.
3) Position’FULL’ Cricketer
Wilfred Rhodes of England has batted at all 11 positions in test cricket. His feat was was only emulated by Vinoo Mankad of India.
4) Rain of Runs
The highest team total in a first class cricket innings is 1,107 runs by Victoria v New South Wales in 1926-27.
5) Afridi’s Century by Sachin’s Bat
Shahid Afridi was flown in to play for the Pakistan team from West Indies to Nairobi in 1996 and didn’t have a proper bat. That’s when Waqar Younis gave ‘Young Afridi’ Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. Afridi hit 11 sixes and six boundaries with the bat and scored a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka which was the then fastest ODI century. The record now belongs to New Zealand’s Corey Anderson.