5 cricketing nations that hold a particular record across multiple formats
Although records may not always be the right benchmark to judge the performance of cricket teams and players, they are certainly among the factors that help determine how good or bad they are. Even the best in the game have held some dubious records whereas some less prominent names have come up with unlikely feats.
Talking specifically about team records, there are a number of different nations that have achieved distinctions spanning across various aspects of the game. Out of these, some countries hold a certain record in at least 2 out of the 3 primary formats of international cricket.
Here are 5 teams that hold a particular record across multiple formats:
5. New Zealand - Most sixes in an innings (Tests and ODIs)
It should not come across as a surprise that the land of hard-hitting batsmen like Brendon McCullum and Chris Cairns holds the record for most sixes in an innings, that too in two formats. Incidentally, on both occasions, the Kiwis managed to smash the same number of sixes - 22.
In Test cricket, New Zealand achieved this feat in a match against Pakistan in 2014 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. As expected, it was McCullum who led the charge with an epic 202 off just 188 balls, a knock which included 11 sixes. While spinner Mark Craig hit 3 sixes, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee and Corey Anderson contributed with 2 each.
Anderson's 14 sixes during his then fastest ODI century against West Indies early in the same year had helped the Blackcaps claim the record in the 50-over format as well. Left-hander Jesse Ryder hammered 5 whereas Brendon McCullum hit another 3 to take the tally to 22 sixes.