Muttiah Muralitharan: Most Wickets in International Matches.
Sri Lanka’s most successful off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has added to his name 800 Test wickets and 534 ODI scalps during his long career. This adds up to an international wicket tally of 1,347, which as of now looks unbreakable!
Chris Gayle’s 175 in an IPL match
Gayle scored thunderous 175 in 2013 IPl while playing for Royal challengers Bangalore. Looks like it is almost impossible for a single batsman to score 175 runs in just 20 overs.
Sir Don Bradman’s Famous Batting Average
Don Bradman’s record of the highest batting average in Test cricket. Sir Donald Bradman had scored 6996 runs from 52 Tests at an average of 99.52. Nobody in Test cricket has an average of more than 70 after a reasonable career. Bowled for a duck in his last innings on the bowling of Eric Hollies and if he had scored only a boundary in his last innings, then it would have taken his average to a hundred.
Most Centuries in First Class Cricket
This record being referred famously as “Slumdog Millionaire” being hold by Sir Jack Hobbs with 199 centuries in first class cricket and 61,760 runs which in itself is one another record as well.
Most Wickets in a Test Match
You might guess Anil Kumble against Pakistan who once took all the 10 wickets in New Delhi. But, do you know that England’s Jim Laker almost did this twice in a Single Test Match. He took 9 wickets in the first inning and all 10 wickets in the 2nd inning taking the total wicket tally to 19 in a single test match.
The Shortest ever test match
Might be of surprise to you that a test match in Melbourne in 1932 ended in just 5 hours and 53 minutes. It happened when south Africa was bowled out for 36 and 45 in response to Australia’s 153 runs.
Most Hundreds in International cricket
Who other can have this record to his name other than the person famously known as the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. He holds to his name 51 centuries in Test cricket and 49 centuries in ODI’s. Looks like unbreakable for long so far.