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List of leading run scorers in 2013 (tests and ODI).
They say when you find form, fill your boots. cause scoring runs at International level is not an easy business. Batsmen over the years have hit the purple patch but none better than Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan who made 1788 runs in calender year 2006, breaking Sir Vivian Richards' 30 year old record of most runs in a year in test cricket..

In 2012, Michael Clarke of Australia came utterly close to doing the unthinkable, amassing 1595 runs from only 11 tests including a triple century, which pushed him upto the fourth position in all time list. Alastair Cook (1249), Hashim ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 02 August 2013
Leading scorers in 2012 : Most runs in tests, ODIs and T20s.
Truth be told, batsmen attract more attention than bowlers. We'll rarely find fans acknowledging good deliveries bowled but every four and six please always please them. Now each year, some batsmen hit the purple patch, and overtake everyone. Here's the list of best batsmen of year 2012..

Leading scorers in tests in 2012

Record of most runs in tests in a year belongs to Mohammad Yusuf of Pakistan who, in 2006, saying change in religion changed his fortunes, broke Sir Vivian Richards' 30 year old record, making 1788 runs from only 11 tests. Can someone come close to Yusuf's record in year 2012? Probably not, because it ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 20 November 2012
Who has made most runs in T20 international cricket?
Just 3 T20 internationals in inagural year 2005, 9 in 2006, 38 in 2007 and as many as 68 in 2010 ~ shortest version of cricket has absorbed people's attention and we're ready to exceed the numbers this year in 2012 when 4th world cup of the format will be played.

This brings us to one obvious question = which batsman has made most runs in T20 cricket, internationals that is?

Answer, upto the start of World T20 2012, is Brendon McCullum of New Zealand who was closely followed by Kevin Pietersen, the only other batsman to cross 1000 run mark but his problems with England cricket board has curtailed his career. McCullum will have plenty of chances in next few months ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 14 September 2012
Record of fastest individual century in Twenty20 (T20) cricket.
Fastest century in test cricket was a list rarely discussed untill one day internationals came along and batsmen started to express themselves more freely. Fastest ODI century is another list that hadn't attracted enough eyeballs before twenty20 cricket came along and batters became carefree..

Fastest T20 century is still an overambitious list as we've had only 9 individual hundreds in the shortest format so far but with increasing number of matches, this list too is bound to change.

Richard Levi of South Africa, playing only his 2nd international match, mesmerised New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 21 February 2012
Ricky Ponting's test century list : year by year.
Ricky Ponting, best Aussie batter, ever!
Ricky Ponting is the greatest batsman produced by Australian cricket, ever. I know there are many oldies who would argue as Bradman was the best but I firmly believe Sir Don played in an era when cricket wasn't as rutheless and demanding as it is now in morden day when Ponting has mesmerised world wide audiences..

TV replays have made batsmen's life difficult, finding chunk in their armour series after series while Bradman played against just 4 country in his whole career whereas Ricky has centuries against all 9 other test playing nations.

Thinking along those lines, I realised a list of all test century made by Ricky Ponting will be an interesting read, seeing how Aussie run ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 28 September 2010
Best bowling figures by a bowler in debut test match (& innings).
Narendra Hirwani holds record of best bowling figures in first test match.
Bowlers start a cricket match with an advantage over batters ~ that they can comeback on next delivery despite being hit for a boundary earlier whereas batsmen get just one chance (two if it's a test match). This advantage is vital for bowlers playing their first test match cause they're nervous and undercooked. But what about the bowlers who didn't need a second chance? the ones who discovered gold mine on their maiden matches and mesmerized the opposition..

Narendra Hirwani, the Indian leg spinner, sent no less that 16 out of 20 West Indian batsman back to pavilion in his first test match at Chepauk in Chennai which still is best performance by a bowler on debut. Indian had ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 19 August 2010
Sachin Tendulkar's records in test matches & one day cricket.
What's driving Sachin Tendulkar?.
Everytime I listen to or read Sachin Tendulkar, Indian run machine never fails to urge youngsters to pursue their dreams. Hard to digest he does so, cause success came his way utterly easily, making his international debut at tender age of 18 and scoring centuries on his Deodhar and Duleep trophy debuts..

I recall reading a mega Sachin Tendulkar interview over a decade and half ago in a magazine called "Cricket Samrat", in which he revealed he only drinks champagnes, that too preciously on celebrations, cause he wanted to play for a long time.

Today when this most popular Indian is close to climax of his career, I finally digest what drive he has had throughout ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 04 August 2010
Lowest (smallest) team totals in test matches (all country list).
New Zealand has made the lowest total in test match cricket.
Lowest total in test match cricket has been made by New Zealand = 26 allout, at Eden Park in Auckland back in March 1955..

A test match to forget, New Zealand were in the game even after being dismissed for just 200 in first innings as they had limited visitors for 246 but leg spinner Alex Moir's fifer coupled with 3 wkts for pacer Johnny Hayes ripped them apart in second innings, and wrote the ugliest fact in kiwi international cricket. Opener Bert Sutcliffe (11) was the only batsman to reach double figures and there were no extras conceeded by Englishmen.

South Africa is the only team to be dismissed for 30, twice, and then for 35 and 36 as ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 24 July 2010
Asia cup records : Highest score, totals, best bowling + more.
Asia cup is one of few multi country cricket tournament that has been played enough number of times to have it's own set of records. There have been 10 Asia cup tournaments over the years and asian cricket council seems determined to continue to tradition. Note that we've had two asia cup test series as well, won by Pakistan and Sri Lanka back in year 1999 and 2001 respectively but we may not see another one any time soon. Asia cup cricket is mainly about one day cricket and here are the record holders so far..

Also see : History of Asia cup tournaments.

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Added on Tue, 08 June 2010

A history of Asia cup cricket tournament over the years..
Asian cricket council organizes Asia cup.
Asia is only continent with enough number of international cricket teams to consist a proper tournament. it was spotted by Asian cricket council (ACC) in 1983 to promote the game & goodwill and very next year we had it's first edition. India has won 5 times, Sri Lanka 4 times upto the 2012 championship while Pakistan have claimed it twice. Sri Lanka are only team to participate in every single asia cup.

We've had two asia cup of test matches as well, won by Pakistan in year 1998 and Sri Lanka in 2001.

Here's a brief history :-

April 1984 in Sharjah

India v Sri Lanka v Pakistan : won by India.
Only 3 match triangular, ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 08 June 2010
All teams test match win-loss-draw summary.
Test cricket is best cricket.
No world cups and almost none triseries (except a few between England, Australia & South Africa centuries ago), test matches have been a neglected format of International cricket. No day-night fixtures to make spectators fill stadiums or watch on television eating dinner and no, we haven't had any rules to make the game more result oriented (one third of tests still end as draw, few interestingly but mostly dull).

That said, test match is undeniably the toughest of 3 formats of cricket and purists (like me) hope senario will change in days to come and historic game will contiue on.

Talking historic, test matches began way back in 1877 when English played Aussies for fun and South Africans ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 23 April 2010
Performance report of all teams in one day internationals.
Australia is most successful one day team.
First ever one day international happened cause first four days of that 1971 test match between Australia and England were rained off. Australia won that Sydney game by 5 wickets (it was called a knock out match)..

Since then, well over three thousand one day cricket matches have been played which brings us to one important question ~ which team has done the best? Australia, if you ask me. Aussies started day-night cricket during Kerry packer days and continued to host two country every year for tri-series for 14 consecutive years. West Indies were once world champions but Australians too dominated for over a decade, winning 3 consecutive world cups and two of them without a defeat.

South ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 22 April 2010
All country/teams win-loss result summary in Twenty20 (T20) matches.
South Africa has the best win percentage in all twenty20 matches they've played among all teams.
I remember when I wasn't as cricket mad as I'm now, long before I started itsonlycricket, I had found all teams win loss list of one day matches in a news paper and savored the piece for a long time. list was quite intriguing to me..

Nearly a decade on the site, I apologies to readers for not publishing that same intriguing list earlier cause it's obvious a genuine cricket fan will be interested in it. Well, here's how teams have performed in twenty20 internationals.. Similar win/loss list of one day internationals and test matches win-loss-draw summary ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 22 April 2010
Most consecutive wins by a team in T20 matches (without a defeat).
Pakistan hold the record of most consecutive wins in T20 matches.
The record of invincibility in Twenty20 matches now belongs to Australia who broke Pakistan's record of 8 games unbeaten consecutively, back in September 2007.

Australia, the country that holds consecutive win record in tests and onedayers as well, achieved there 12 undefeated t20 run during World T20 2010 before they were beaten by England in final of that Caribbean tournament.

The point to notice in Pakistan's unbeaten run back in 2007 was that it continued through the inagural world t20 tournament in which Pakistan made it to finals, undefeated. It started with Quadrangular series in Kenya where Pakistan beat Bangladesh and Kenya after being defeated by Sri Lankans and then into the big tournament, boys in green ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 26 March 2010
Most runs scored in an over of a T20 cricket match.
Yuvraj Singh is only batsman to hit six sixes in a T20 match and only second at International level.
How many batsman have scored six sixes in an over? The answer, at International level, is only two = Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa who hit Daan van Bunge, a Holland bowler, for 6 consecutive big ones in a 50 over World cup match at St Kitts while Yuvraj Singh of India did it against Stuart Broad, the England medium fast bowler, in a World T20 match at Durban.

Fact : No batsman has hit 6 sixes in a test match over.. the maximum number of runs off an over belongs to Brian Lara who hit Robin Petersen, the South African left arm spinner, for 28 runs at Johannesburg = 4,6,6,4,4,4. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan one hit Harbhajan Singh of India for 4 ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 25 March 2010
Smallest victory margins in T20 cricket matches (for all teams).
Nathan Bracken held his nerves to win the match for Australia by 1 run.
We've had quite a few tied twenty20 cricket matches but you can read more about them here cause in following, we discuss equally close games but the ones that produced results aka the smallest victory margins in all smallest version of cricket matches till date..

15 February 2009 : Australians, at home, were defending healthy total of 150 but Brendon McCullum's 47 ball 61 and 26 ball 36 by Neil Broom pushed Kiwis angonising close to victory banks. 14 runs were required off the last over, bowled by Nathan Bracken, and result came out as wicket, 1 leg bye, 1 leg bye, no run, four and then a six.. New Zealand lost the game by 1 run. we'e ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 19 March 2010
Record list of 7+ one day international (ODI) series between two country.
Vivian Richards' West Indies side beat India 6-1 in first ever 7 ODI series between any two country.
When we talk bilateral cricket series, we generally discuss best of 3 or 5 at maximum. A 7 ODI series between two country is a rare. so rare than almost 35 years of oneday cricket and over 500 series, only 18 till date have been best of 7.

The first ever 7 ODI bilateral cricket series was played between West Indies and India back in December of 1987. West Indies were world's best team in those days, and punished Indians by a huge margin of 6-1 (Indians won only the 3rd ODI at Kolkata, thanks to spin twin of Ravi Shastri and Maninder Singh).

Another series to mention here in his longest ODI cricket series is that 8 ODI series between Australia and ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 18 September 2009
Tied Cricket Matches : Tests, One day Intarnationls (ODI), Twenty20 (T20).
Wes Hall was known for his ultra quick spells, got 9 wickets in first ever tied test match at Brisbane in December 1960.
A cricket match is tied when both teams finish with same number of runs = a VERY rare instance.

So rare, that from 1932 tests + 2882 ODIs + 121 T20s till today (5 Sept 2009) as I write this, only 29 have finished as tied. 23 in one dayers, 4 in Twenty20 and yes, we've had 2 tied test matches as well..

1st Tied Test : West Indies vs Australia : 14 Dec 1960, Brisbane : also the first ever tied cricket match. West Indies 453/10, Australia 505/10. Then, West Indies 284/10 to which Australia replied with 232/10. Total scores equal, match tied. Alan Davidson, the Aussie new ball bowler grabbed 11 wickets while ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 06 September 2009
Ricky Ponting : List of all Century/Hundreds in One day Internationals (ODI).
Ricky Ponting has second most Century in one day international cricket.
Who's best number 3 batsman to have played the game? true Don Bradman batted at the same position too, but he didn't display his skills against TV replays and other footages available today to help device your dismissal.

And neither Sir Don played one day cricket..

The greatest one day batsman at position one down is Ricky Ponting. undisputed champion batsmen has so far scored 28 century in his 323 one day career as of today = 2 October 2009.. 27 of those hundreds have come at no.3.

164 = Highest ODI Score :- for Ricky Ponting. he made it against South Africans at their permier ground ~ Johannesburg. sadly, his team lost it. Australians scored 434 ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 25 August 2009
List of all test match century by Sachin Tendulkar, vs all country.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored more test centuries than any batsman!
Sachin Tendulkar is easily the greatest cricketer to have played cricket, till today. Greater than Bradmans and Gawaskars cause he played in an era of video replays and other technologies that help bowlers find minus points in batsman's technique.

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most runs in both main form of cricket = tests and one day internationals and has scored most century in both version as well.

Fact : Sachin Tendulkar's first ever test match century came against England at Manchester.. it was his 9th test match and 16th innings.

Sachin Tendulkar's highest test score is 248 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka and he also has exception of scoring a ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 31 July 2009
Sachin Tendulkar : Total One day International (ODI) century list.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of one day cricket century than any other batsmen in the world!
Sachin Tendulkar, easily the biggest cricketer/sportsperson India has ever produced and if we consider statistics, this Mumbai born is above any batsman who has ever played the game at highest level.

Sachin Tendulkar, as of today = March 2012, has 49 century in one day international cricket and following is the list of all hundreds made by him in his career of 50 over cricket.

Highest ODI score = 200* : versus South Africa at captain Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior.. Sachin's previous best was 186 against New Zealand and leads the list of highest ODI score by a batsman.

Century against each country : ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 29 July 2009
Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting : Career century, runs stats.
Sachin Tendulkar has most runs and most century in test and ODI cricket career but Ricky Ponting is not far behind.
Two of the greatest modern cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar of India and Ricky Ponting of Australia, now have come to a stage in their career that they are miles ahead of remaining players of various countries, but mighty close to each other.

With not much cricket left in both of them, the thing to watch out for is which one of these two cricketers quit with record of most century and runs in both test and one day international form of cricket.

Note that Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut back in November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi while Ricky Ponting came onto world stage first in one day internationals, on 15 February 1995, against South Africa ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 10 July 2009
Record list : most century by a batsman in Ashes test match career.
Sir Don Bradman is the runaway winner in most century by a batsman in Ashes test career.
Centuries don't win you test matches. In fact, centuries may make you lose a test match on rare occasions but what individual centuries actually do, most often, is set up the game for your bowlers to win it..

Not merely statisticians delight, a test match ton is the moment young batsmen dream of. to raise their bats and let the world applaud.

For a budding batsman in Australia and England, a hundred in Ashes test match is doubly delightful. the oldest rivalry in cricket, Aussies and English play a 5 test match series every second year which tends to bring out the best from their players and the fans. naturally, you score a ton in Ashes and ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 28 June 2009
Best Bowling figures in Aus v Eng Ashes test match (and in an innings).
Jil Laker's 19 wickets is not only best bowling recordin Ashes but in over all test cricket by any bowler!
26 July 1956, Old Trafford, Manchester :- Coin toss rested to England's favor and captain Peter May elected to bat. Then, no one knew what was about to come..

England looked good for over 600 first innings score but Ian Johnson's late 4 wickets folded them up for 459. Australians took a deep breath. it was time for them to bat well.

But they didn't. At the exception of Jim Burke who was dismissed by Tony Lock, Jim Laker, an off spinner, sent remaining all 9 Aussie batters back to pavilion, giving away only 37 runs in his 16.4 overs. Asked to follow on, team from downunder lost star batsman Neil Harvey by the end of second day's play in ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 26 June 2009
Most runs and Most match played by a player in Aus v Eng Ashes tests.
Sir Don Bradman has scored over 5000 runs in Ashes test matches!
When we talk Australia vs England 'Ashes' tests, one name we don't miss is Sir Donald Bradman. specially when we talk runs.

Sir don Bradman is the runaway highest run scorer in over all Ashes test match played thus far, and no current batsmen from either country seems to be getting close to him. From just 37 Ashes test matches, Bradman made 5028 runs from his 63 innings with 7 times remaining not out. He averaged 89.78 against England which, surprisingly, is less than his career average of 99.96 versus all countries. Don Bradman also has the distinction of scoring more century against England than half centuries, with highest score of 334 which he made at Leeds in July 1930 which still the ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 25 June 2009
List of Lowest Totals in Australia vs England 'Ashes' test match.
Wilfred Rhodes took 7 wickets in Australia's 36 all out back in 1902 which is the lowest Ashes test match inning total ever.
326 Australia vs England test matches = over 1200 innings. Naturally, some of them were very short..

36 all out by Australia against England at Birmingham is the lowest total in an Ashes test match, which happened back in 1902. Wilfred Rhodes terrorized Aussie batting with his 7 wicket haul in just 11 overs. interestingly, Australia survived that horrible session and didn't lose that match. it was a three day test which ended as draw.

Australia hold next two ugly spots as well, with all out scores of 42 and 44 while the smallest team score by England vs Australia is 45, which they made at Sydney back in 1887. Note that in those days, an over contained ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 23 June 2009
Record of highest partnerships in Aus v Eng Ashes test match.
Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman hold the record for highest partnership in Ashes test match.
It takes two to tango. no cricketer can win a game for his team unless someone partners him.

Sometimes, partners click so well that they break records. Test cricket is the toughest test and Australia vs England, the Ashes test series, the oldest. Hence, the elite pair of batsmen who have collaborated together to register their name in following list of highest partnerships in Ashes test match, need an applaud.

Geoff Marsh, with Mark Taylor who was only in his 3rd test match, put together an unbelievable 329 runs for the opening wicket at Trent Bridge ground in Nottingham which still stands the biggest opening partnership in Australia vs England test cricket.

451 is ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 23 June 2009
Highest team total list in Australia vs England test match.
Len Hutton scored 364 out of England's 903 which is highest team total in Ashes test series ever!
Test match = 5 days cricket = 450 overs = 2700 balls.

Indeed, test matches are not only won by bowlers alone, as you have to take 20 wickets to win a test.. but also by scoring huge totals. When your opponent batsmen see tall target overhead, their motivation fails and instead of just batting out the remaining days, they throw away their wickets.

In following, we've listed the biggest scores ever made in Australia vs England test matches, aka the Ashes test series which is the oldest in world of cricket.. you would note that although England own the largest total record, Australians have posted more big team scores than their rivals over the years.

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Added on Sat, 20 June 2009
Largest victory margin in T20 cricket : runs, wickets and balls.
Sri Lankan team holds the record for biggest victory in Twenty20 cricket, but runs!
Sometimes, a match can be a big mis-match. On those days, one side plays the bully while other team finds no where to hide..

Following is a list containing the biggest victories in Twenty20 Internationals. but it ain't no easy table to understand cause a team wins a cricket match in two different ways = by runs and by wickets. another important list we've included is biggest T20 victories with number of balls remaining, meaning the overs which were left unplayed in second innings.

172 runs : was the margin between Sri Lanka and Kenya on 14 September, a league game of first ever T20 world cup in 2007. riding on Sanath Jayasuriya's two run ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Most runs conceeded by a bowler in an over in T20 cricket.
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Upto today, 96 hours before second Twenty20 World cup kicks off in England from 5th June 2009, 4860 International cricket matches have been played (Tests + ODI + T20). Thousands of players have represented 25 countries since year 1877, but only two batsmen have hit six sixes off one over!

Herschelle Gibbs did it in an one day international against Daan van Bunge of Netherlands while hero of this article, Yuvraj Singh, lofted Stuart Broad for 6 big ones in a World T20 match.

Fact : No cricketer has hit sixes sixes in an over in test cricket. Brain Lara's holds the record with his 28 runs off Robin Peterson (466444) as the most runs scored off an over in ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Best debut in T20 Cricket : batsman = runs, bowlers = wickets.
Ajantha Mendis mesmerized Zimbabwe on his debut to pick up 4 wickets for just 15 runs.
Experience is indispensable in every aspect of life, let alone sport. but no one can deny the part rookies play.. young, enthusiastic and fearless. eager to prove themselves at any cost at world stage.

Today when video replays have made it easy for team think tanks to device plans against seasoned players, debutantes start with an advantage of being unknown. Element of surprise, specially in 20 over cricket, can fast change the game before opposition calculates plans on run time.

Ricky Ponting, Australian captain, made his T20 debut along with all his other 10 mates and also all of 11 New Zealand in that first ever twenty20 International at Auckland on 17 February 2005. not exactly ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Highest partnership record in Twenty20 cricket : for all wickets.
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman hold the record for bigget partnership in T20 Internationals.
The biggest partnership in International cricket is 624 runs, between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka who batted for 157 overs non stop.

Well, T20 cricket is, as name suggests, just 20 over per side game and hence, we can safely assume above record isn't gonna break in this shortest format of cricket. in this version, anything over 100 runs between two batsman is half victory for their team.

Intrestingly, list below with biggest partnerships in twenty20 cricket has 7 opening pairs, equal to all other big partnerships for different wickets put together!

170 = Graeme Smith + Loots Bosman : at Centurion against England.. both batters had the opportunity to score that ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 31 May 2009
Lowest team totals (scores) in Twenty20 cricket matches
Netherlands holds the record of lowest team total in T20 cricket matches..
In twenty20 cricket, there're more chances of seeing sixes over after over than in one day internationals or test cricket cause batsmen play more freely in this shortest version than they do otherwise. Yuvraj Singh of India has already hit six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad of England and more batters will touch it soon.

Naturally, teams getting out for low scores in T20 cricket is equally more probable than in other two formats. why? don't we know free-ness leads of failures.

4 August 2008, 1st Semi-final of World T20 cup qualifiers, Belfast in Ireland where home team elected to field first and cleaned up visitors for just 67 runs. Only two batsmen {Steve Tikolo (13) & ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 30 May 2009
List of most expensive bowling spells in Twenty20 cricket.
James Anderson bowled the most expensive spell in his T20 debut!
Bats are getting broader and bigger but never a ball made which swings or spins more. There has been power play (field restrictions) introduced, bouncers disallowed, flat pitches made but never came in a rule to extend boundary lengths which is getting smaller by the day.

Being a bowler in cricket is getting no easier. On bad days, bowlers look like stupid and on even worse days, they enter following list, consisting most expensive spells bowled in Twenty20 International cricket.

Sanath Jayasuriya : is known more for his explosive batting and marathon career (432 ODIs = the most, till date), is also a mean bowler. a left arm spinner not very many can hit, went for 5 ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 30 May 2009
Record list : Fastest fifties in Twenty20 cricket match.
Yuvraj Singh holds the record of fastest fifty in t20 cricket.
Nearly 200 Twenty20 Internationals, only 3 century made. come down to Indian Premier League (a breakthrough TV success non International tournament) which has had over 200 games in three installments yet only 5 batsmen have gone on to touch three figure score.

Fact : 4 of above mentioned centurions batted as openers on those days.

Reason is simple := T20, 20 over per side cricket match, is little too less for batsman to construct a century brick by brick.. he has to get lucky!

Lets come down a level to make competition tougher = the half centuries (50s or fifty). another land mark we see batters raising their bat to and fans applauding. On an average, a Twenty20 ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 29 May 2009
Record of most sixes by a batsman in T20 cricket career
Brendon McCullum holds the record for most sixes by a batsman in T20 Cricket.
17 February 2005 was when first Twenty20 International cricket match was played, at Auckland where Australia beat the home team New Zealand by 44 runs. Over years since that day, we cricket fans have realized that Twenty20 cricket is more than just "hit out" or "get out" game. but, that said, big hits still receive the most applauds..

Mind you, no more than six runs you can make off a single ball (unless it's a no-ball which will make it 7 runs off 1 ball). For Twenty20 matches, teams tend to select players with ability to the send ball out of the ground.

This gives us one obvious question == which batsman has hit most sixes in T20 cricket?<... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 29 May 2009
Highest score by a batsman in Australia vs England 'Ashes' test match.
Leonard Hutton holds the record for highest individual score by a batsman in Ashes tests!
When we talk Australia vs England test cricket, we rarely miss one name = Don Bradman, specially when our topic is related to batting. Over 60 years since this great right hander quit the game, with an average of 99.96 from 52 tests, his achievements continue to challenge modern day batters.

But highest individual score by a batsman in Ashes test match is one important list of record Sir Donald Bradman comes second in.. behind Len Hutton who scored 364 from 847 balls at the Oval back in 1938, beating Bradman's 334 which was made 8 years and a month earlier. Bradman continued to play for over a decade since Len Hutton's record breaking innings, but got past double century only once.

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Added on Thu, 28 May 2009
Most Sixes in T20 Cricket Match : Record list.
Stephan Murtagh hit 7 sixes in incredible Netherlands chase..
Grounds are getting smaller and bats are going broader. More over, only 20 overs per innings of 10 wickets means batsman can take chances knowing their team won't be bowled out without playing full quota of overs.

This makes following list a very interesting one : the record of most number of sixes hit in a Twenty20 cricket match.

India vs New Zealand : 25th February 2009 : AMI Stadium in Christchurch :- India batted first and hit 13 sixes in their innings. lack of middle order consolidation meant Indians finished with moderate 162/8 which Kiwis chased down.. with 7 wickets standing, and 7 balls remaining.. hitting 11 sixes.
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Added on Thu, 23 April 2009
Highest team innings totals in T20 cricket match
Sri Lanka has scored the biggest team total in T20 Cricket.
Most of largest team totals you'll find come in world cups. cause that's when major teams get to play minnows and impose their superiority.

For big team scores, openers have to give a bristling start to their innings, utilizing power plays, backed up with strong middle overs and a murderous finish. No wonder, few teams have managed to cross magical mark of double century aka 200 in T20 cricket which, as the name suggests, is just 20 over per innings cricket match!

Present Leader = Sri Lanka. made 260 against minnows Kenya at Johannesburg on 14th September 2007. Sanath Jayasuriya cracked 88 off just 44 balls (11x4, 4x6), Mahela Jayawardene lead strong middle overs, scoring 65 ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 13 April 2009
Record List : Best Bowling figures in T20 cricket
Ajnatha Mendis holds the record of best bowling in Twenty20 cricket.
You get only 4 overs to spell your magic.. quick and conditional cause fast bowlers can't bowl bouncers or too wide outside stumps. no overstepping the popping crease and field restricted!

No surprises, few bowler have taken more than a wicket an over in Twenty20 cricket.

Umar Gul of Pakistan held the record of best figures in T20 international matches but on 8 August 2011, Ajantha Mendis mesmerised Aussies at Pallekele, registering the first 6 wicket haul in shortest version of cricket, and then repeated the feat against Zimbabweans but only this time, he gave away even fewer runs which now is the best figures. Other bowlers to take 5 wickets in T20 matches are Umar Gul of Pakistan, Tim ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 12 April 2009
Record List : Most Century (Hundreds) in Test Match Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar has most test match century than any other batsman
Each and every batsman starts with a duck, a zero. Going off the mark, into double figures, half century and then the magical triple figure individual score.. and in between, you run your partner's runs as non-striker as well as resuming your innings the next day which is very very tiring but less highlighted aspect of cricket. indeed making a test match ton isn't a joke!

Sachin Tendulkar is the champion of centuries, in tests as you see in following table as well as of most ODI hundred list. Ricky Ponting of Australia is his closest rival while Protas' Jacques Kallis is silently closing into two legends. Sunil Gavaskar held the record of most test century for a ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 20 March 2009
Highest Score by a batsman in Twenty20 (T20) Cricket.
Test cricket is where batsmen first defend, calculate and then score runs.
One day Internationals is where batsmen look to attack, but there's a danger of being bowled out before playing full quota of 50 overs.
Twenty20 cricket is were batter don't think one bit, and smash everything from ball one. Selectors even keep those batsman away from this shortest version of international cricket who can't play innovative strokes.
If you like to seeing sixes, T20 is for you.

But very few batsmen have the ability to clear field at will. Chris Gayle of West Indies was the first batsman to reach three figure individual score in 20 over cricket, and we all know how ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 27 February 2009
Highest individual score by a batsman in test match cricket
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Sachin Tendulkar may own the record of the batsman with most runs in test cricket (and in onedayers), Brain Lara, former West Indian artist with bat, will take heart from his highest score by a batsman in an innings which he owned for 9 years before Mathew Hayden broke it.

6 months since Hayden's hurricane against Zimbabweans, at same Venue (Recreation ground in Antigua) and against same opposition (England), Brain Lara snatched back his phenomenal record, scoring the first and only 400 in test match cricket till today.

Drawback : Not that Brain Lara's record can't be broken today, but modern day batters have lost the patience with loads of ODI & T20 cricket played around the world ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 18 February 2009
Highest individual score by a batsman in one day cricket (ODI)
Virender Sehwag holds the record of highest individual score in one day cricket.
3 years since I analyzed batsmen capable of scoring one day double century, Sachin Tendulkar on 24 Feb 2010 made the first ever one day double century off 147 balls and on 8 December 2011, Virender Sehwag toppled him, snatching the record of highest individual score by a batsman in one day cricket. Rohit Sharma is only third batsmen in World to score double century in the format..

Debate : who holds the record of fourth highest ODI score? Coventry was not out on 194 but Saeed Anwar took 10 balls fewer to make equal number of runs, a dozen years earlier!

Even today, I agree, making 200 runs ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 18 February 2009
Record List : Fastest century in One day International cricket
Corey Anderson broke Shahid Afridi's record of fastest one day century.
Back at Rajkot on 14 Nov 2008, Yuvraj Singh scored a 64 ball century against England.. That was then the second fastest 100 by an Indian behind 62 ball thriller by Mohammad Azharuddin against New Zealand at Baroda in 17 December 1988 but since then, Virat Kohli has twice broken the record which was later owned by Virender Sehwag with his 60 ball knock.

Yuvraj was injured that day, and hence, had Gautam Gambhir as runner (trick?). Otherwise, I'm sure this Punjab Left hander could have scored the first double century in one day Internationals as well.

Questions poured in ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 15 November 2008
Record list : Successful 4th Innings chases
Chanderpaul was man of the match at Port of Spain.
The pitch gets rough, the balls keep low. the bowlers are dominating & batsmen are tired of chasing leather all around the park..

In those situations, in test cricket, its very tough for a team to bat last (4th innings) of a test match and overhaul a huge total. Over 2000 test matches so far, only four teams have went on to chase a total of over 400 to win the game. The record, of course, remains with West Indies who scored mammoth 418 for 7 wickets at St Johns in May 2003.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul & Ramnaresh Sarwan scored centuries whereas Brain Lara made crucial fifty to lift his teams moral. I must also mention that the pitch at ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 29 December 2007
Invincibility in cricket : Record of most test match wins in a row
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1854 test matches in all (as I write this) have produced 1197 results, including 2 ties. Hence - 655 were drawn. in other words, every third test match played around the world yields a draw..

But sometimes, some cricket teams attain invincibility as they don't lose or draw any test match they play anywhere in the world BUT and win them all! in a row or in succession (however you like to understand it).

Test cricket record for winning most test matches without losing or drawing but winning, anywhere in the world goes to Australia with 16 games. That winning streak was achieved by Aussies between late 1999 to early 2001 (see list below) under the captainship ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 27 December 2007
World's best ODI opening pair, ever!
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Like dancing, in cricket - it takes two to tango. tangos after tangos, I mean partnerships after partnerships - batsman take their team to victory. without a tango/partner - no batsman can't singly win a cricket match for his team!

If a cricket team's best tango pair is at the top - the opening batsmen, even better.

Following is a story of greatest opening tango pair International cricket has so far witnessed. and I assure you - their record won't in breaking in coming 5 years at least!

Cast
Sachin Tendulkar - Right hand mumbai maestro.
Sourav Ganguly - Left hand Bangal tiger.

Team : India
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Added on Thu, 13 December 2007
Bizzare, famous & interesting records in cricket
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If you truly are looking for funny, interesting or simply good read article on cricket records - following should entertain you then.

Cricketers to play for 2 countries = Amir Elahi, Gul Mohammad, AH Kardar first for India then Pakistan. JJ Ferris, WE Midwinter, WL Murdoch, AE Trott, SMJ Woods first for Australia then for England. SC Guillen (windies to Kiwis), F Hearne & F Mitchell (England to South Africa), Nawab Pataudi Senior (England to India), AJ Traicos (South Africa to Zimbabwe) and Kappler Wessels for Australia then South Africa. Wessels also features in out list of best debuts in test match cricket.

Most consecutive test matches = were played by Allan Border of Australia. ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 07 May 2007
Best debuts in International test match cricket.
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They watch their heroes perform through television. Dreaming they could do the same. One fine day - some lucky young cricketers do embark onto International field (after selectors give the nod) and even special ones - make their debut test match even remarkable with unbelieveable performance.

I've added Michael Clarke's picture in this article before I consider his 154 against India was fantastic. That series was labeled as "Last frontier" by Steve Waugh, when Australia failed to win a series in India. Michael Clarke joined aussie team in place of captain Ricky Ponting & set the tone for that Ind v Aus series.

Another fine debut I personally like in following list is the first one - ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 05 May 2007
Most runs in a year by a batsman in test match cricket.
Mohammad Yousuf holds record most test runs in a year.
It took 11 matches and 19 innings to Sir Vivian Richards of West Indies to make 1710 runs on one calender year. way back in 1976..

30 years later, Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan, saying that he found his best form since changing his religion from Christianity to Islam, broke Richards's record with a mind blowing 1788 runs from same number of matches and equal innings. Yousuf made as many as 9 century in year 2006 which also the maximum by any batsman in one year (he was also out for a duck once).

Ricky Ponting of Australia has scored over 1500 runs in a year twice while Sachin Tendulkar's best test year has been 2002 ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 24 November 2006
The record holder's in Champions trophy.
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When incidences repeat after a fixed interval of time - their history becomes important.

Such an incidence is the occurrence of ICC Champions trophy, which was called as ICC Knock Out tournament for the first two times. From 7th October 2006, the fifth ICC Champions trophy will be played in India, so I just thought of crafting an article on which teams or players hold the most important records in previous four occasions.

So if you are generally attracted to some interesting numbers related to cricket, read on..

1. The highest team total's.

The record for highest team total for all Champions trophy so far goes to ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 04 October 2006
Most consecutive wins in one day Internationals..
Australia hold the record of most consecutive wins in one day cricket.
This is the record of invincibility folks, the record of most one day matches in a row without a defeat..

And the uncrowned winners are Australia, who remained undefeated for 21 consecutive ODIs in year 2003 as you can see in following list, claiming world cup in process as well. In fact, Aussie cricket team features the most number of times which shows their work ethics and hunger for excellence.. something all other teams can take a lesson from.

In following list, we've also listed the teams that brought unbeaten run to a halt, like West Indies did to Aussies in their 2003 campaign.

Note that most one day wins in a row and ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 07 April 2006
Most runs conceded by a bowler in an ODI spell.
Second final of the VB series - 2006 between Srilanka and Australia saw a record for Muttiah Muralitharan, which he will never be proud of. He conceded 99 runs in his 10 over, the second most expensive spell by any bowler in one day internationals. The only one who is above him, is Martin Snedden - who gave away 105 runs off his 12 overs, way back in 1983 against England at the Oval.

But Snedden's figures read - 12-01-105-02 which ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 12 February 2006
Highest score by a batsman on ODI debut..
Desmond Haynes
1970s and 80s were two decades when West Indies dominated world cricket, severely. They had array of cricketers who were performing regularly and then, there were more than a few youngsters who were pushing for a chance..

Desmond Haynes was one of them who got an opportunity to play for mighty Windies team in a one day international at St John's in Antigua in which as many as 14 players made debut (9 from Australia & 5 from West Indies). It was the first game of that 1978 Australia tour of West Indies and Haynes scored a century thats still is the best score by a debutant in ODI after over 3 decades.

A right handed opener, Haynes struck ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 20 January 2006