Cricket has millions fans all across the globe. Its fanbase has grown year by year. People have attached their hearts with the game. In India, cricket has two types of fans : one who worship the game and others who love the game.
Cricket is regarded the game of records and stats. Many records have been made and broken over the last couple of centuries. Some special performances are been recorded in the history of the game , Cricket.
Here’s is our collection of 5 Strangest Things in Cricket
77 runs in one over
One will be shocked to listen that 77 runs were scored in an over. This incident took place in the Wellington Shell Trophy final match between Canterbury and Wellington in Christchurch.
On the last day of the match, the Canterbury required to score 291 in 59 overs . Canterbury was down to 108 for 8 and required 95 in 12 deliveries. Lee Germon and Roger Ford laid the foundation for the team. Then Morrison, Wellington captain gave the over to Bert Vance , the veteran of New Zealand cricket.
Bert Vance bowled succession of no balls. He bowled only one legitimate delivery out of his first 17 balls.
Wasim scored highest test score which was more than Sachin Tendulkar
Wasim Akram, the Pakistani bowling legend scored 248 unbeaten with the bat in his hand . Many batsman have failed to score double ton. Wasim Akram was a prominent bowling all rounder.
This score came against the Zimbabwe team in a home test series in 1996. He smashed 12 sixes and 22 fours in his inning.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar highest test score came against the neighbours , Bangladesh in 2004 at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka. He scored 248 unbeaten in that match. India won by 140 runs and a inning.
Chris Gayle is the only man on the planet to hit a six on the first ball of a test game
Chris Gayle is an explosive opener . He has many six hitting records to his name. He has just one way of playing, that is, attack. He is regarded as the T20 specialist but he has triple centuries to his name in Test cricket.
Chris Gayle is the only player on this planet to hit a six off the first delivery of the test match cricket. He hit the six against the off break , Sohag Gazi, Bangladeshi debutant in the Mirpur Test in 2012. That was the 2,051th test match in International Cricket. Chris Gayle has hit 539 sixes across all formats in cricket. No one has more sixes than Chris Gayle across all formats of cricket.
South Africa required 111 runs to win at 11:11 on 11/11/11
Cricket is also known as the game of digits and number but it can be weird sometimes. Such incident took place on 11th November in 2011. In the third day of the first test match between Australia and South Africa at Cape Town the South African team required 236 runs to win the test match.
South Africa were 125 for 1 but at 11:11 , South Africa required 111 runs to win on 11/11/11. All of a sudden all the audience in the ground stood up on their one leg for a minute to to commemorate ‘ the nelson of all nelsons’. Even the umpire Ian Gould was stood up on one feet. Eventually South Africa won the game by 8 wickets. That was one of the weird moments in the game of Cricket.