10 interesting cricket facts you must know if you are cricket lover

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10 interesting cricket facts you must know if you are cricket lover

Cricket is one of the oldest games that is still played around the world. Cricket is an unpredictable sport in which new records are set every year. International cricket has now lasted more than 141 years, spanning three centuries, since the first officially recognised Test match was played on 15 March 1877.

Many players have etched their names in the hall of fame and are regarded as cricket legends. Given such a long period of time, a few memorable events were unavoidable.


Here are some interesting facts, figures, and records

1) First wicket as bowled: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler in cricket history to get his first wicket as bowled in all three formats.

2) Unbeaten centuries: Shivnarine Chanderpaul holds the record for the most unbeaten centuries in test cricket. Out of his 30 Test centuries, he had 18 unbeaten centuries.

3) Longest run without a duck: Faf du Plessis is the only player in cricket history to have played 100 consecutive innings without being dismissed for a duck.

4) Whitewash: Australia is the only team in Test cricket history to have whitewashed every single Test playing nation.

5) Player of the Match awards: Sourav Ganguly is the only player in ODI history to have won four consecutive awards.

6) Most maiden overs: Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most maiden overs bowled in international cricket, with 1992 overs.

7) Most hat-tricks: Wasim Akram is the only bowler to have taken two hat-tricks in Test and ODI cricket.

8) Finishing with a six: MS Dhoni has closed out a match with a six on nine occasions for India in ODI cricket.

9) Century in first innings as an opener: KL Rahul is the only opener who has scored a century in his first innings as an opener in both ODIs and Tests.

10)  Number coincidence: Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and scored 8463 Test runs.

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