In the series of interesting and amazing cricket facts this is the tenth part, here we have got 91-100 facts about cricket that one follower must know.
100. Century and 5-wicket haul in an ODI
There are only two batsmen Vivian Richards (West Indies) and Paul Collingwood (England) scored a hundred and picked up 5 wickets in an ODI match. Sir Viv Richards did it against New Zealand in 1987 whereas Paul Collingwood scored century and took 5-wicket haul against Bangladesh in 2005.
99. The nervousness of 99
Three batsmen Mushtaq Mohammad, Majid Khan and Dennis Amiss got dismissed on 99 in the same test match in Karachi in 1973 when England was on tour of Pakistan. This is the only occasion when three batsmen returned pavilion by getting dismissed on 99.
98. Cricket and Tennis Combo: Aasif Karim
Kenya’s Aasif Karim represented his country in two different sports at the international level. He played cricket as well as Davis Cup (Tennis) for Kenya.
97. Hat-Trick of 5-wicket haul
Waqar Younis is the only bowler to take three successive five-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals.
96. Highest Identical Score
105 runs score is the highest identical score made in both innings of a test match by same player. Sri Lankan Duleep Mendis scored 105 runs in both innings of 1982-83 test match against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
95. Most tests as a wicket-keeper/all-rounder
South Africa’s Mark Boucher holds the record of playing highest number of test cricket matches as a wicket-keeper. He played 147 tests for Proteas as a wicket-keeper all-rounder.
94. ODI double centuries mystery
Sachin Tendlkar’s 200, Virender Sehwag’s 219 and Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs ODI innings became the highest ODI innings at that time. The interesting fact about these innings that on all these three occasions India won match by 153 runs margin.
93. Highest individual score in single day
Sir Don Bradman scored 309 runs on the very first day of test match against England in 1930. This is the highest individual score on a single day of a cricket match.
92. Most number of international matches
Sachin Tendulkar played the most number of international cricket matches. He played a total of 664 international matches (200 tests, 463 ODIs and 1 Twenty20).
91. Fastest century
Don Bradman scored century in in just 22 balls in a local match played in 1931. He slammed 10 sixes and 9 fours.