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Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Jan 22 2016
7 startling first-class cricket records
7 startling first-class cricket records

Cricket is a game which is played in three main prospects, namely, batting, bowling and fielding. Whenever the game is played, it is bound to bring about a few records too. Be it the six sixes in an over, Muralitharan’s record number of wickets, Sachin Tendulkar’™s number of runs scored, many people are familiar with these records as they are broadcasted on an international level. However, when it comes to first-class cricket, t

Dec 23 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 2015
Damian Bourke - The only batsman to have an average over 500 in First Grade Cricket
Damian Bourke - The only batsman to have an average over 500 in First Grade Cricket

Peter May and Damian Bourke (Image Source: cricketnsw.com.au)Cricket has primarily been about great batsmen who have come in from time to time and left their impression on the game. However, one of the greatest yardsticks on which batsmen have been judged over the years has been their consistency – for example, a legendary batsman is said to be so if he has an average above 40, or say 50.The game’s history in the world has witnessed m

Dec 14 2015
Top 5 most memorable unofficial matches in cricket history
Top 5 most memorable unofficial matches in cricket history

The gentleman’s game has had bitter rivalries and nerve-wrenching encounters over the course of its history. Players haven’t stopped short of fighting tooth and nail for their nation. There are also matches which serve as promotional events or are aimed at generating financial benefit for charities. These watered down versions of their more extreme counterparts often comprise of an ensemble of current and retired players teaming

B.B. Nimbalkar - Only Indian to score quadruple ton in first-class cricket
B.B. Nimbalkar - Only Indian to score quadruple ton in first-class cricket

BB Nimbalkar – A forgotten hero in Indin cricket Bhausaheb Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, also know as B.B. Nimbalkar, is the only cricketer ever not to have played Test Cricket despite scoring a quadruple century(an individual score of 400 runs or more) in first class cricket.   Playing for Maharashtra, Nimbalkar scored 443 not out during the 1948-49 Ranji Trophy season against Kathiawar at Pune. His score still remains the highest&

Dec 12 2015
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52

Sachin Tendulkar is the player who had made highest score at the age of 17 in Tests There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400 runs or Matthew Hayden’s 380 runs. Every die-hard cricket fan has an idea about Sachin Tendulkar’s first century in Tests or Sanath Jayasuriya’s triple hundred against India in Tests. But do you know the

Nov 30 2015
Top 10 highest scores on Test debut
Top 10 highest scores on Test debut

Dhawan showed great batting flair on his Test debut against the mighty Aussies Debut for any player is one of the inevitable moments of his career. Since the inception of the longer format, the world has seen players carving their names on the honour boards in their very first appearance while a few have accomplished the mountainous task of scoring a century and even a double century on debut. While many have had debuts to forget, on the f

Nov 29 2015
5 cricketers who had a terrible debut but went on to carve out great careers
5 cricketers who had a terrible debut but went on to carve out great careers

Richards had a terrible debut against India Cricket has always been a game where you can expect the unexpected to take place. What may look like the beginning of something great can end up being a flash in the pan; on the other hand, a poor start may translate into success of epic proportions. The sport offers too many examples of this trait, some pertaining to individuals and quite a few others which apply to teams. There have been many le

Nov 28 2015
How the records tumbled - Fastest to Test Batting Milestones
How the records tumbled - Fastest to Test Batting Milestones

How many more records could Don Bradman have broken if he played more? After having covered the fastest bowlers to reach certain Test bowling milestones, let us look at the fastest to certain Test batting milestones. Since the wickets in the 1800s and early 1900s were uncovered, the bowlers who reached to certain milestones the earliest stayed unbeaten for long enough. However, we have witnessed the fastest batting milestone records broken

Nov 26 2015
Highest Test scores by a visiting batsman in each country
Highest Test scores by a visiting batsman in each country

Most cricket experts would agree that batsmen always love to bat at home. There is something about batting on your own backyard with the home supporters cheering you and the feel of the ball coming on to the bat on familiar surfaces that batsmen always yarn to feel. Despite them enjoying the challenge of playing away, nothing really compares to playing at home. Several batsmen over decades have made their home a fortress, and have played many de

Nov 22 2015
5 Indian cricketers who share common traits with international legends
5 Indian cricketers who share common traits with international legends

Ganguly’s style of play was compared to England’s great early in his career Every game has its legends and cricket is no exception to this. Legends are players who not only do great service to their own country but also leave their mark all over the world for others to follow, particularly the youngsters. But what happens when a player of the current era starts getting compared to a legend of yesteryear; sometimes by the icons t

Nov 9 2015
An all-time Test XI with players from all 10 major cricketing nations
An all-time Test XI with players from all 10 major cricketing nations

Do either of these players make the cut? Disclaimer: This team selection is entirely based on the writer's opinion.  Test cricket is the ultimate challenge for all cricketers. It is a test of players’ technique, skill and patience. The satisfaction a player gets by performing in Test matches is not achieved in any other format. Throughout the history of the game we have seen some great players who have played exceptional Te

Nov 4 2015
Shoaib Malik made the first score of 245 and Alastair Cook made the first 263 in Test cricket history
Shoaib Malik made the first score of 245 and Alastair Cook made the first 263 in Test cricket history

Alastair Cook (L) and Shoaib Malik (R) scored double centuries for their sides in the first Test The dramatic first Test between Pakistan and England at Abu Dhabi had some interesting records and numbers to remember for. Few of those were – Shoaib Malik making a comeback after more than five years into Pakistan’s test side and smashing a double century; Adil Rashid going wicket-less conceding 163 runs in the first innings and the

Oct 20 2015
Ricky Ponting to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Ricky Ponting to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Ponting joined the likes of legends like Bradman, Steve Waugh and Shane Warne in the exclusive club Australian great Ricky Ponting was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame on Monday, and will join other legends like Sir Donald Bradman, Steve Waugh and Shane Warne in an exclusive club, reports cricket.com.au. He will be officially inducted into the club in a gala ceremony on Wednesday.  Ponting only recent

Oct 19 2015
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