In the series of interesting and amazing cricket facts this is the eighth part, here we have got 71-80 facts about cricket that one follower must know.
80. Wasim Akram scored more than Sachin Tendulkar
Pakistan’s magician swing bowler Wasim Akram once scored 257 runs in a test inning. Interestingly this score is higher than that of Sachin Tendulkar who scored 248* in a test inning. Sachin has bagged most number of runs in test and ODI cricket than any other player.
79. 199 centuries in career
Sir Jack Hobbs scored 199 centuries in his first class cricket career. He also scored 15 hundreds for England in played 61 tests.
78. Highest wickets and runs
English cricketer Wilfred Rhodes took 4000+ wickets in first class cricket and scored near about 40,000 runs. Up to date he took 4204 wickets and scored 39969 runs in first class cricket.
77. Maximum runs in an over is not 36
Anybody can say that maximum runs can be scored in a single over is 36. But the interesting cricket fact is that highest number of runs scored in an over is 77. Canterbury bowler Bert Vance spent 77 runs in a single over in first class cricket match. How his over went: 0 4 4 4 6 6 4 6 1 4 1 0 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 4 0 1.
76. Most not outs in tests
Can you guess who would be having most number of not outs in test cricket? Yes you think right, it’s Rahul Dravid. But this is not the right answer as West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh remained unbeaten 61 times in played 185 innings.
75. Man of the Match award
Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer to win four successive Man of The Match awards in One-Day Internationals.
74. Only captain to do so
South Africa’s Graeme Smith is the only cricketer who captained national team for more than 100 test matches.
73. Sachin Tendulkar’s duck
Sachin Tendulkar got out on duck only on one occasion in Ranji matches when Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed him.
72. Centuries in first and last ODI
Desmond Haynes is the only cricketer who scored centuries in his first and last One-Day International.
71. Played cricket more than 50+ age
English cricketer Wilfred Rhodes played test cricket till the age of 52 years.