Mind Boggling Cricket Facts

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  • The longest cricket match took place in 1939 between South Africa and England
  • A cricket bat usually weighs between 2 and 3 pounds.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has played the most number of international cricket matches.
  • Alec Stewart was born on 8/4/63, and the number of test runs that he scored in his career was 8,463.
  • Wilfred Rhodes took 4000+ wickets in first class cricket.
  • Hanif Mohammad, a Pakistani player holds the record of longest innings for the test cricket match.
  • Sanath Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Shane Warne
  • Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to be dismissed by third umpire using television.
  • Viv Richards played both cricket and football world cups.
  • EOIN Morgan- an Irish-born cricketer doesn’t sing the national anthem before starting a game.
  • India is the only nation to win three different world cups
  • Kumar Sangakara, a player from Sri Lanka is the only batsman to score 4 consecutive hundreds in ODI history.
  • Virender Sehwag is the only batsman who got an 80+ strike rate after playing 100 or more tests.
  • West Indies opener Chris Gayle is the only batsman to smash a six off the first ball of a test match.
  • Jim Laker is the only bowler who took 19 wickets in a test match.
  • The highest number of runs scored in an over is not 36. It’s 77
  • Lance Klusener, Abdur Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Dilshan Tillakaratne are the only players to have batted in 10 different batting positions in ODIs.
  • Graeme Smith is the only player in the history of cricket to have captained a team for more than 100 Test matches.

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