England cricketer Bernard Bosanquet invented googly ball.

100 Cricket Facts that one should know – Part 5

In the series of interesting and amazing cricket facts this is the fifth part, here we have got 41-50 facts about cricket that one follower must know.

50. Googly’s invention

English cricketer Bernard Bosanquet invented the Googly ball.

England cricketer Bernard Bosanquet invented googly ball.
Bernard Bosanquet

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49. Six on first ball of test match

Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit six on the very first ball of a test match. He hit 6 against Sohag Gazi who was playing his first test match for Bangladesh in 2012.

48. Don Bradman’s epic hit wicket dimissal

Lala Amarnath (Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj) was the only bowler who dismissed Don Bradman hit wicket in test cricket.

47. Players connected with coach during a world cup match

In 1999 cricket world cup, South Africa’s captain Hansie Cronje and Allan Donald wore ear pieces to communicate with coach Bob Woolmer. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly saw Cronje talking to himself and he immediately informed umpire about it. After this both Cronje and Donald removed the ear pieces.

Interestingly both players didn’t get any issue further as it was not considered against the laws of game.

46. Common in Jim Laker and Anil Kumble’s perfect 10

Richard Stokes is the only person who witnessed Jim Laker and Anil Kumble taking 10 wickets in an inning of test cricket match.

Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in a test match inning against Pakistan.

45. Vinod Kambli has better record that Sachin Tendulkar

Vinod Kambli has got better first class and test cricket average than Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

44. MS Dhoni never hit 50 in T20Is

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hasn’t scored a fifty in played 50 Twenty20 internationals for India. His highest score is 48 not out.

43. Most wickets taker in a single test match

Jim Laker is the only bowler who took 19 wickets in a test match. He dismissed 19 Australian batsmen in the fourth test match of 1956 Ashes series.

Jim Laker took 19 wickets against Australia in 1956 Ashes.
Jim Laker

42. Australia’s 359 figure

Australia scored 359 runs thrice in One-Day Internationals and all 3 teams opposition team was India. In 2003 world cup final, 2004 and 2013 bilateral series Australia did this.

41. First ever ball, run and century in cricket

Charles Bannerman was first player who played first ever ball, scored first ever run and first ever century in cricket history. He played for Australia in 1877 test against England.

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