Allan Border played 153 test matches successively.

100 Cricket Facts that one should know – Part 6

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.

Allan Border played 153 test matches successively.
Allan Border

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.

Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha batted all 5 days in a test cricket match.
Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha

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).

Wasim Akram took 4 hat-tricks in his entire cricket career.
Wasim Akram

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.

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