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5 Surprising Cricket Records You Didn't Know Existed

By Kaif - April 28, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 28, 2023 06:32 PM
5 Surprising Cricket Records You Didn't Know Existed

5 Surprising Cricket Records You Didn't Know Existed, Unbreakable Records in Cricket History

Cricket is one of the most famous sports. Although most players deny that they do not play for records, there is certainly a certain amount of personal satisfaction in breaking cricket records or creating new ones. Ultimately, it helps measure the importance of the player's achievements. With so many stats to show, we usually look towards general cricket records like highest runs, most wickets taken, most hundreds and 5 wickets etc. However, many other cricket records do not see the light of the day. But are equally deranged and nearly unbeatable. Today we will tell you about 5 surprising cricket records that you may not know about.

5 Surprising Cricket Records You Didn't Know Existed

1. Highest individual score in a T20

chris gayle 175

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Unbreakable Records in Cricket History, In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013, Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 175 runs off just 66 balls, which included 17 sixes and 13 fours. He achieved this feat while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India.

2. Fastest century in T20 cricket

Rohit sharma

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In 2018, Rohit Sharma broke the record for the fastest T20 century in international cricket. He achieved this feat in just 35 balls, while playing for India against Sri Lanka. He hit 12 fours and 10 sixes during his innings, and finished with a total of 118 runs off just 43 balls.

3. Highest individual score in Test cricket

Brian Lara

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Brian Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Test cricket, scoring 400 not out against England in 2004. This record has not been broken yet.

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4. Most wickets in a single Test match

Jim Laker

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Jim Laker holds the record for the most wickets in a single Test match. He took 19 wickets in the match between England and Australia in 1956. He took 9 wickets in the first innings and 10 in the second innings.

5. Most consecutive Test matches played

Alastair Cook

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Alastair Cook played most consecutive test matches in world cricket, that is 159 consecutive test matches. No other cricketer has played more than this consecutive test matches. Cook holds the record of playing most number of consecutive test matches. Alastair Cook, the former England Test and ODI captain, is considered to be one of the most accomplished batsmen in contemporary cricket.

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