3 Test Records that may never be broken
It all started with England and Australia playing the first ever test match in 1877 at Melbourne. The game has witnessed tremendous transformations right from its inception about a century and a half back. Throughout its glorious history, Test cricket has produced many world-class players, and many records have been bettered time and again. However, there are a few astonishing numbers that have stood the test of time, and it is quite possible that they will forever remain unchallenged.
The cliché says that ‘records are meant to be broken’, but the following 3 records seem to be exceptions. Apart from these records, there are some like most number of wickets and largest margin of victory by runs have stood for some time now. But they may eventually be broken.
#1 Jim Lakers best match bowling figures (19 wickets)
The English off-spinner made the 1956 Old Trafford Test against Australia completely his own as he finished with remarkable match figures of 19/90.
Laker took 9/37 in the first innings and then completed the first ever ‘perfect ten’ in Tests in the second innings, taking 10/53.
Anil Kumble of India has been the only other man to take all ten in an innings, but Laker’s match haul is unlikely to be repeated. Laker’s feat is also the best ever in all first-class cricket, with only two others managing 18 in a match, way back in 1837 and 1861