Cricket Facts

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Cricket Facts
Cricket Facts

Some interesting Cricket Facts

  • Don Bradman has the highest average in test cricket which stands at 99.94 per innings.  The only person who remotely comes close to him is Michael Hussey at an average of over 80 per innings.
  • A cricket ball weighs 5.5 ounces
  • Australia beat England not only in the first test match that ever played; they also beat them in the 100th match they played together.
  • No host nation of a world cup has ever won the title.
  • South Africa was banned from playing all types of international cricket due to their apartheid policies.
  • Dennis Amiss scored the first century in a world cup against India in 1975.
  • West Indies won the inaugural world cup of 1975 by 27 runs beating Australia in a thrilling match.
  • India is the current 20-20 champion of the world.
  • Brian Lara is the only batsman to have scored 400 in a test match.
  • Jim Laker was the first bowler to take all 10 wickets in a test match.  Anil Kumble was the second.
  • Shahid Afridi holds the record for the fastest hundred in a 50 over match.
  • Yuvraj Singh is the only batsman to hit six sixes in an over of a 20-20 match.
  • New Zealand holds the dubious distinction of the lowest score in test cricket. Batting in their second innings against England who led by 46, New Zealand were bowled out for 26 giving England a victory by an innings and twenty runs.
  • Australia was the first team to score over 400 runs in a 50 over game.  However, South Africa became the second on the same day when they overtook the Australian score of 434.