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Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket

Daddy hundreds are hard to come by in ODI cricket. After all, an entire innings has to be wrapped up within 50 overs. Openers get the most opportunities to score big hundreds. If we classify daddy hundreds in ODIs as 150 plus scores, we will be left with very few such innings. There have only been 90 scores of 150 or more in all ODI cricket. The most number of balls faced was 201 by Glenn Turner, which comes to about 33 overs and three balls way

Jan 13 2016
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
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2010 There are many well-known ODI centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 runs or Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry’s 194 runs each. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Rohit Sharma’s two double centuries in ODIs or Kapil Dev’s 175* runs

Dec 19 2015
Cricket's top 6 'torchbearers'
Cricket's top 6 'torchbearers'

Cricket is followed by people of all ages and from all walks of life Cricket is an enthralling game, enjoyed by people of all ages and all formats alike. There are certain fans, though, who stand out amongst the crowd, creating a name for themselves and drawing attention. The raw energy they produce at each game, joining in unison with many people to uphold the spirit of players on the field, thereby etching their names among

5 players who have scored 6 fours in a single over
5 players who have scored 6 fours in a single over

Coaches often explain the importance of playing each ball on merit and respecting the bowler’s abilities. In the modern game, however, scoring runs quickly has gained prime importance, and the batsmen have pre-devised plans to send the bowlers’ rhythm into disarray. Recently, Moeen Ali achieved one of the rare feats in cricket, hitting six fours off a single over in England’s practice match against Sri Lanka A. Vishwa Fern

Dec 16 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
Stats: Highest ODI scores at each age starting from 14 to 47
Stats: Highest ODI scores at each age starting from 14 to 47

Two-time double centurion, Rohit has made highest score at the age of 27 in ODI cricket Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. Many of us know about Rohit Sharma’s two double centuries or Saeed Anwar’s 194 runs. Every cricket fan has an idea about Shahid Afridi’s 37 balls hundred in ODIs or Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 runs against South Africa in ODIs. So do you call yourself

Nov 28 2015
Stats: Pakistan vs England, 4th ODI - Buttler scores 8th fastest century
Stats: Pakistan vs England, 4th ODI - Buttler scores 8th fastest century

Players shaking hands with each other after the final ODI  46 - Balls Jos Buttler required to score his ODI century in this game, which is the fastest century in UAE going past 67-ball hundred struck by Basit Ali in 1993. 2 - Number of wicket-keepers to have hit a quicker ODI hundred than Jos Buttler’s effort in today’s game. AB de Villiers made a century of 31 balls against West Indies in January this year while

Nov 21 2015
5 left-handed batsmen who loved batting against India
5 left-handed batsmen who loved batting against India

Sanath Jayasuriya scored his Test highest-score against India There is something about the Indian bowling attack that makes left-handed batsmen take a liking towards them. This is a thing which has been proven time and again as some southpaw or the other has managed to give the bowlers a really tough time. Over the years, there have been a few great left-handers who have excelled against Team India in Tests as well as ODIs. Some of them hav

Nov 18 2015
Top 10 most explosive batsmen
Top 10 most explosive batsmen

Brutal, lusty power-hitters have always had a huge fan following in cricket. Let us celebrate this Diwali by looking at the top ten explosive batsmen in the history of cricket. A variety of factors like the strike-rate, consistency and the overall contribution have been taken into consideration. Batsmen like Dhoni or Tendulkar who were explosive at the beginning of their careers but later slowed down, have been excluded from this list for the sa

Nov 11 2015
10 players who have always feasted on the Indian bowling attack
10 players who have always feasted on the Indian bowling attack

Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis were dominant against the Indian bowling.  The fans of “Team India” make for a curious case study. With nothing but a victory to satiate their unending appetite, they dish out praise and brickbats in equal measure at every given opportunity. Their passion for the game and love for their side manifests in manners that are seldom seen elsewhere. From torso’s painted in the tri-colour to f

Nov 4 2015
5 players who came close to hitting an ODI double century before Sachin Tendulkar
5 players who came close to hitting an ODI double century before Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar celebrates after scoring the first ever ODI double century  There was once a time in ODI cricket when a batsman scoring an individual 200 in One-Day International cricket was out of the question. It looked way out of reach earlier, but with the advent of T20 cricket, it no longer seems a surprise if someone breaks the 200-run barrier.   You will hardly find a cricket follower who does not know the fact that Sachin T

Oct 27 2015
5 most boring Test matches of all time
5 most boring Test matches of all time

The 2005 Ashes series breathed fresh life into Test cricket With the rising popularity of T20 cricket, the time has come more than ever to think seriously about the fate of Test matches. Most well discerning cricket fans still like to believe that Test cricket is the purest and truest form of the game which must be preserved at all costs. The allegation that Test cricket is uninteresting can be easily dismissed as over the years the cricket

Oct 19 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest Sri Lankan XI
Shane Warne picks his greatest Sri Lankan XI

Spin Wizards Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. Australian legend Shane Warne has picked his all-time Sri Lankan XI over the past 25 years, according to his official Facebook page. Warne’s greatest team ironically did not feature the Sri Lankan World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, and Mahela Jayawardene was named skipper for the squad.  Warne had previously picked his all-time XI of almost all the top teams, inclu

Oct 7 2015
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