In the series of interesting and amazing cricket facts this is the sixth part, here we have got 51-60 facts about cricket that one follower must know.
60. Most successive test matches by player
Australia’s Allan Border played 153 successive test cricket matches. He played a total of 156 tests in his entire career for Australia. Border took 16 years to play these matches.
59. Don Bradman was stumped
India’s Probir Sen was the only wicket-keeper who stumped Sir Don Bradman.
58. Interesting debuts
Darren Sammy and Peter Chase are the only two cricketers who didn’t bat, bowl or field in their debuting matches. Both matches washed out due to rain.
57. All 5 days batting
Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.
56. Longest inning of test cricket
Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad holds the record of longest innings in test cricket matches (including domestic and international). He batted for 970 minutes which is more than 16 hours. Hanif scored unbeaten 337 in that inning played against West Indies in 1957-58 at Bridgetown.
55. Won world cup without playing
Sunil Valson is the only cricketer who won a cricket world cup without playing single match. He was a part of Indian team in 1983 world cup.
54. 1996 world cup venues
In 1996, 17 different venues in India hosted 17 matches of cricket world cup.
53. Wasim Akram Hat-tricks
Pakistan’s great bowler Wasim Akram took four hat-tricks in this entire career (2-2 times each in test and ODI cricket).
52. Most number of times 5 wickets haul
Waqar Younis took 5 wickets haul in ODIs 13 times which is the maximum number. Pakistan lost only on one occasion when he took 5 or more wickets in a One-Day.
51. Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before he joined Indian cricket team. In 1987, there was a practice match between India and Pakistan at Brabourne Stadium and Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute fielder.