The game of cricket, which began in 1844, has rapidly evolved, with billions of people throughout the world now having their hearts linked to this lovely sport. People in India, in particular, are divided into two groups: those who enjoy cricket and those who adore cricket.
Cricket is a numbers and records-based sport. Various kinds of records have been set and broken in the sport during the last century, with each extraordinary achievement earning a place in history.
This article contains a collection of interesting information about the fascinating game. I’m not sure if you were aware of these facts previously!
#1 The most runs scored in a single over is 77.
Isn’t it shocking? Consider how the bowler must have felt after allowing 77 runs to be scored in just one over. The event occurred during Wellington’s Shell Trophy match against Canterbury in Christchurch on the final day.
Canterbury needed 291 runs in the remaining 59 overs on the last day of the tournament. After Canterbury collapsed to 108-8, Lee Germon and Roger Ford formed a partnership that required 95 runs in just 12 balls. New Zealand batsman Bert Vance, who was nearing the end of his career, was thrown the ball by Wellington captain Morrison.
Vance then proceeded to bowl a series of no balls, with only one of his first 17 deliveries being legal. The over was 0444664614106666600401 (the balls in bold are the authentic ones).
When the scorers lost sight of what was going on, the problem became worse. Even the umpires were perplexed, and they only allowed five valid pitches before calling the game off.
#2 Wasim Akram’s highest Test score is more than Sachin Tendulkar’s
The fact that a player who has decorated the game of cricket with the willow in his hands and has been the pinnacle of excellent batsmanship has the greatest Test score of 248*, which is outnumbered by largely a bowling all-rounder, is quite a fascinating fact.
Wasim Akram’s only Test double century came in a 1996 home series against Zimbabwe. On his way to 257*, he hit 22 fours and 12 sixes.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar’s greatest Test score came against Bangladesh in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu National Stadium in 2004.
Despite the fact that Irfan Pathan took 11 wickets in the match, Tendulkar hit 248* and eventually ran out of partners at the other end. The match was won by India by an innings and 140 runs.
#3 Chris Gayle is the only batsman in Test history to strike a six off the first delivery.
Chris Gayle has a slew of six-hit records to his credit. No one in the cricketing world knows about his aggressive style of play. Despite being a T20 sensation, the southpaw is one of the rare players to have scored two triple century in Test cricket.
It’s no surprise that Gayle is the first player in Test cricket history to score a six off the first delivery. On the opening ball of the 2012 Mirpur Test, the 2,051st in history, he smashed Bangladesh debutant spinner Sohag Gazi for a six.
Gayle has the most sixes in international cricket, with 539 across all formats.
#4 On the morning of 11/11/11, South Africa needed 111 runs to win at 11:11 am
Heights of co-incidence! A once in 1000 years stat miracle
On November 11, 2011, at 11:11 AM, South Africa needed 111 runs to win vs Australia in the Cape Town Test. So, 11/11/11, @OfficialCSA needed 111 runs at 11:11 AM. Jaw dropping #SAvsAUShttps://t.co/KfaHaCNF3a
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) November 11, 2019
Cricket is a game of numbers and digits, and it may become a little strange at times. On 11/11/11, one such incident occurred. The Proteas needed 236 points to win the first Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town on the third day.
A remarkable statistic was recorded when they were 125 for 1. South Africa needed 111 runs to win the game at 11:11 a.m. on November 11, 2011.
For the duration of that minute, all of the supporters inside the stadium stood on one leg to honor “the Nelson of all Nelsons,” with umpire Ian Gould joining in the fun.
The scoreboard displayed 11:11 11/11/11 the entire time. What a fortunate coincidence! South Africa eventually won the cricket match by eight wickets.