Unique Cricket Trivias

On This Day in 2003, Chaminda Vaas became the First bowler to take a hat-trick off the first three balls of an ODI (v Bangladesh in World Cup at Pietermaritzburg).

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sarkar, 0.1 ov), 2-0 (Ashraful, 0.2 ov), 3-0 (Ehsanul Haque, 0.3 ov)

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Chaminda Vaas Hat Trick 2003 World Cup (1st 3 balls of the match)

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On This Day in 1915, Vijay Hazare was born. First Indian to score 100 in each innings of a Test (116; 145 v Australia at Adelaide). 47.65 avg in Tests 58.38 avg in First Class He once made 309 not out in a total of only 387 in a First Class game.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy, a zonal-cricket tournament, was honoured in his name.

Vijay Hazare had a noteable test record. His first-class record is even more impressive, with a batting average of 58.38 for his 18,740 runs (highest first-class aggregate for an Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid).

Vijay-Hazare-Stats-1 Vijay-Hazare-Stats-2

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Vijay Hazare batting at Adelaide, 1948

The match belonged to Hazare, after whose two majestic centuries, 116 and 145, Bradman was moved to say: “Hazare is the most graceful batsman it has been my pleasure to watch.”

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Captains to win, Most Tosses in

Test - G Smith
ODI - R Ponting
T20I - MS Dhoni

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T20 Cricket

•50s Intl:
Kane+Root+Smith + (119 Inns) - 20
Babar Azam 38 Inn - 13

Virat Kohli Total T20I (76) - 24
Virat Kohli First 38 Inn - 14

•100s in T20s(All)
Kane+Root+Smith+Babar (542 ) - 5
Virat Kohli Hundreds (266) - 5

Kohli is Not a great T20 Player :joy:

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Indian Captains with most ODI wickets

Kapil Dev - 91
Ganguly - 46
Sachin - 11

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Kalicharan, Sourav Ganguly & Rohit Sharma are the only 3 batsmen to hit centuries in 2 consecutive innings on test debut.

Azhar is the only one to score hundred in each of his first 3 tests.

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In a One Day World Cups…

There are 82 instances of a batsman scoring 350+ runs
There are 64 instances of a bowler taking 15 wickets

But, there is only a single instance of a player scoring 350 runs and taking 15 wickets!

One and Only - Yuvraj Singh, In 2011WC.

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There are only 3 instances of a batsmen hitting 4 consecutive sixes in a test innings.

  1. Kapil 1990 Vs Eng Lords
  2. Shahid Afridi 2006 Vs India Lahore
  3. ABD 2009 Vs Aus Capetown

The feat of Kapil is more significant as Ind was trying to avoid follow on with last wicket in hand, Still needing 24 to avoid follow on. Kapil took matters in his own hands and settled the trifle matter in 4 balls. A task someone would be very brave to take on let alone succeed.

Other two instances were when the batting side was in strong position with huge lead and in search of some quick runs before declaration. No pressure situation with nothing to loose.

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Yuvraj Singh is the only player to win player of the match Award in all 3 ICC Tournament knockout matches (WC, T20WC, CT).

You don’t get a better impact player!

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Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli are only two Indian players to win both U19WC & 50 Overs WC!

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Anderson Cummins is only the second player to represent two different teams in the World Cup (West Indies 1991-92 and Canada 2007). The other is Kepler Wessels who played for Australia in 1983 and for South Africa in 1991-92. A close call was Graeme Hick, who played for England in 1991-92, 1995-96 and 1999, and was in the Zimbabwe squad for the 1983 World Cup but did not get a game.

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Players to score 25 100s in both Test & Odi formats…

  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Ricky Ponting
  • Kumar Sangakkara
  • Hashim Amla
  • Virat Kohli
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Gavaskar & Kohli are only Indian captains to score Century in both Innings of a test match! Take that for exclusive club!

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Harbhajan Singh only bowler with 4 Consecutive 6 wicket hauls in Test Cricket

7/123 vs Aus
6/73 vs Aus
7/133 vs Aus
8/84 vs Aus

His dream Run in 2001.

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Gambhir & Laxman only Indian players to bat for 600+ minutes in Test Cricket, After following on…

Gambhir - 643 vs NZ (Napier)
Laxman - 631 vs AUS (Kolkata)

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Indians to Score Century in both Innings of a Test match

Vijay Hazare (1948)
Sunil Gavaskar (1971)
Sunil Gavaskar (1978)
Sunil Gavaskar (1978)
Rahul Dravid (1999)
Rahul Dravid (2005)
Virat Kohli (2014)
Ajinkya Rahane (2015)
Rohit Sharma (2019)

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Most Unbroken Partnerships in Intl Cricket

ABD/Duminy - 16
Dhoni/Kohli - 15
Greenidge/Haynes - 15
Duminy/Miller - 13
Haynes/Richardson - 13
Jayawardene/Sanga - 13

Greenidge/Haynes is very remarkable as openers. Haynes/Richardson is noteworthy too as one down.

Nothing to take away from others but at lower order unbroken partnerships are more feasible.

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