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Amazing Cricket Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

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Virat Kohli is the only bowler to have got the wicket off the 0th ball of his T20I career

Virat Kohli is the only bowler to have got the wicket off the 0th ball of his T20I career

Virat Kohli dismissed Kevin Pietersen off his very first delivery in T20 Internationals at Manchester in 2011. The ball was called a wide so it was not a legitimate delivery.

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Irfan Pathan is the only bowler to pick up a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.

Irfan Pathan is the only bowler to pick up a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.

Pathan became the second Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket when he achieved this feat against Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 2006. This is the only hattrick recorded in the first over of the Test match.

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Irfan Pathan has most wickets without playing a World Cup

Irfan Pathan has most wickets without playing a World Cup

Irfan Pathan has 173 ODI wickets which is the highest wickets for a bowler who has not played a single World Cup game.

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Allan Border was the only cricketer to score 150 in each innings of a Test match.

Allan Border was the only cricketer to score 150 in each innings of a Test match.

Allan Border scored 150 not out and 153 against Pakistan in the 1980 Lahore Test. This remains the only instance in Test cricket where a batsman has hit 150 in each innings.

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The 1939 Timeless Durban Test was played for 9 days and yet there was no result.

The 1939 Timeless Durban Test was played for 9 days and yet there was no result.

The fifth Test between South Africa and England was played in 1939 in Durban for nine days. Needing 696 for a win in the fourth innings, England were 654 for 5. The English team had to catch their ship hence didn't go for the target. Nine days, and no result!

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Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century

Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century

Shahid Afridi was flown in to play for the Pakistan team from West Indies to Nairobi in 1996 and didn’t have a proper bat. That’s when Waqar Younis gave ‘Young Afridi’ Sachin Tendulkar’s bat. Afridi hit 11 sixes and six boundaries with the bat and scored a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka which was the then fastest ODI century. The record now belongs to New Zealand's Corey Anderson.

3

Mark Craig is the only person to hit a six off his first ball in Test cricket.

Mark Craig is the only person to hit a six off his first ball in Test cricket.

Mark Craig hit his first ball of Test cricket for a six off Suleiman Benn over long-off in the 2014 Jamaica Test. This is the only instance in Test cricket.

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Joe Root is the only cricketer to score ten consecutive 25+ scores in the first ten innings in ODIs

Joe Root is the only cricketer to score ten consecutive 25+ scores in the first ten innings in ODIs
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Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to hit four consecutive fifties in his first four innings in ODIs

Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to hit four consecutive fifties in his first four innings in ODIs

Navjot Singh Sidhu scored four fifties against Australia (73), New Zealand (75), Australia (51) and Zimbabwe (55) in his first four innings of his ODI career. This was in the 1987 World Cup.

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Mark Boucher has 999 victims in international cricket and 1 Test wicket

Mark Boucher has 999 victims in international cricket and 1 Test wicket

Mark Boucher has 555 dismissals - 532 catches and 19 stumpings - in Test cricket. The South African 'keeper has 435 dismissals - 403 catches and 32 stumpings in ODIs. He has 18 catches and 1 stumping in T20 Internationals. The total comes to 999 dismissals at the international level. His only Test wicket is West Indies' Dwayne Bravo.

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Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the knock out stages of a World Cup.

Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the knock out stages of a World Cup.
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Australian Ellyse Perry has represented Australia at the World Cup in cricket and football

Australian Ellyse Perry has represented Australia at the World Cup in cricket and football

Perry has the rare distinction of representing Australia in the World Cup for both cricket and football. And both sports are keen to retain the prodigious Perry.

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Isuru Udana and Pravin Tambe are the only bowlers to record a two-ball hat-tricks

Isuru Udana and Pravin Tambe are the only bowlers to record a two-ball hat-tricks

Playing for Wayamba Isuru Udana took a two-ball hat-trick against New Zealand's Central District in the Champions League T20 2010. Rajasthan Royals' leg-spinner Pravin Tambe achieved this feat in the IPL 2014 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad.