8 Lesser Known Facts About Cricket

8 Lesser Known Facts About Cricket|PakistanTribe.com

8 Lesser Known Facts About Cricket|PakistanTribe.comCricket is a lovely and most appreciated game all around the world. Sometimes it throws up numbers which leave us astonish and on other occasions it’s the unexplored cricket facts which leave us surprised.

Here is a collection of such Cricketing trivia and stats that will blow off your mind, facts that never came up for you to be noted.

 First person to score 200 is not Sachin Tendulkar

Long before Sachin blew away South Africa with his double hundred, Aussie cricketer Belinda Clarke had already scored the first double century of International limited overs cricket when she scored 229 against Denmark in Mumbai, 1997.

Wasim Akram’s highest test innings score more than Sachin Tendulkar

Wasim Akram scored of 257 is higher than that of sachin tendulkar who has the highest score of 248.

 Shahid Afridi scored the fastest ODI century

Boom Boom scored the fastest ODI century of that time (37 balls) with a bat he borrowed from pacer Waqar Younus.

India is not undefeated by Pakistan in ICC tournaments

The men in blue lost to Pakistan in the group stage of the Champions Trophy, 2004. and in Champions Trophy 2004.

Jayasurya has more wickets than Shane Warne

Sanath Jayasurya has more ODI wickets than the legendary Aussie leg spinner Shane Warne.

Inzamam took a wicket of his very first Ball

Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam Ul Haq took a wicket off the very first ball he bowled in international cricket.

Players with most different batting positions

Lance Klusener, Abdur Razzak, Shoaib Malik and Hasan Tilakratne are the only players to have batted in 10 different batting positions in ODIs.

Saeed Ajmal won no Award

Saeed Ajmal has never won a Man of the Match award in his ODI career.


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