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Little Known Cricket Trivia for the Cricket Fans

August 13, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Perhaps you are not watching cricket now due to the pandemic. Although cricket has already resumed behind the closed doors, still many of the fans are keeping themselves away from the sport.

As the pandemic, Covid-19 is still not over around the world. And the news of developing vaccines from many nations is filling the ears of the cricket fans. Some of these fans are watching the on-going matches around the world. For the others, we bring you some trivia of cricket to enjoy the old memories.

Read about them:

Shahid Afridi got bat of Tendulkar and hit the quickest ever ODI century

On October 4, 1996, Shahid Afridi was playing against Sri Lanka. Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered him his boots and cap and Sachin's bat. The bat was with Waqar Younis as Sachin had given the bat to Younis to get a comparable one from Sialkot. In only 37 balls, he had 11 sixes amazingly, and he figured out how to score quickest hundred in ODIs.

The record had broken later by Corey Anderson (36 balls), presently has a place with South Africa's AB de Villiers (31 balls)

Every one of the four innings of a test around the same time

It happened threefold throughout the entire existence of cricket. In 2000, the Lord's seen all the four innings around the same time during an England-West Indies coordinate. In 2002, a similar occurrence happened in a match among India and New Zealand at Hamilton, and the latest happens in 2011 when the history rehashes itself at Cape Town during a South Africa-Australia Test.

Slowest ODI innings

Sunil Gavaskar holds an unordinary record to play slowest ODI innings against England on June 7, 1975. Britain batted and accumulated 334 for 4 out of 60 overs. It was a decent score of a one-day match in those days. India gave a reply in weird form. Gavaskar had hit only one four and scored 36 runs off 174 balls. India had lost by 202 runs, scoring 132 for 3. This innings by Gavaskar is one of the narrowest minded innings by a batsman.

Slowest Test innings

Geoff Allott – New Zealand's left-arm quick bowler Geoff Allott was out on a duck in the wake of playing 77 Balls in a short time batting in the primary innings of the principal Test coordinate played in Auckland against South Africa in 1999. Geoff Allott didn't make any runs in that innings, so his strike rate was 0.00. It is the slowest innings ever throughout the entire existence of test cricket for score least runs.

Batsman, first one, proclaimed run out by the third umpire

Tendulkar, who had scored 11, look the ball to the retrogressive point where Jonty Rhodes was handling. Sachin endeavored a brisk single. However, sent back by non-striker Ravi Shastri. Rhodes tossed the ball to the stumps where Andrew Hudson, who had moved in from short leg, broke the wicket. It was a near calamity so square-leg umpire Cyril Mitchley asked third umpire Karl Liebenberg to choose. The TV replay indicated that Tendulkar was run out.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh