List of 15 unique records in cricket history.
Cricket is known as a Gentlemen’s game. It is also called as the game of uncertainties because over the years we saw many shocking moments in cricket. The dramas, the performances, the thrill, the skills and the entertainment it offers are second to no other game. And what makes it more fascinating is how the unachievable is achieved only to be replaced. This makes the game so special and different from the other sports.
In the history of cricket, many great players came and set new records or broke some records. Some records last a few decades before being beaten. Others are extraordinary and seem impossible to achieve. There are some players who had set some weird records in cricket. You can’t even imagine about these records.
15 abnormal cricket records
#1. Most runs in an over of Test Cricket
In the Ashes series, England James Anderson conceded most runs in an over of a Test match. George Bailey has smashed 28 runs in Anderson’s over.
#2. Most Ducks in International Cricket
The legendary Sri Lankan spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 800 wickets in Test cricket but; he holds the record of scoring most ducks in International cricket. He has scored 59 ducks in his career.
#3. Most Balls Bowled in an over
In the 2004 Aisa Cup, Pakistani pacer Mohammad Sami bowled 17 balls to complete his over. In that over, he has bowled 7 wides and 4 no balls.
#4. Most runs conceded without bowling a single legal delivery
In the Asia Cup 2014 against Bangladesh, Pakistan’s Abdur Rehman has conceded 8 runs but did not bowl a single legal delivery. He bowled three consecutive full toss balls and at the end umpire dismissed his overs. In that match, his bowling figures were 0-0-8-0.
#5. 4 wickets at the score of zero
In 1952 against England, India lost their first four wickets without scoring a run. This is the worst ever start by a batting team in Test cricket.
#6. Most balls faced without scoring a run
In 1999, Kiwi batsman Geoff Allott scored a duck after facing 77 balls in a Test match against South Africa.
#7. 350 balls to score a fifty
This is the weirdest record in cricket history. In 1958 against Australia, England’s Trevor Bailey took 350 deliveries to score a fifty. This was the first match broadcasted match in Australia.
#8. Most consecutive innings without scoring a duck
The wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid has played 173 innings consecutively in International Cricket without scoring a duck.
#9. Both team’s Keeper bowled in a match
In 2013, Keepers from both teams, MS Dhoni and AB De Villiers tried their hand with the ball Johannesburg. This was the only occasion in Test Cricket when wicket-keepers from both teams bowled at least one over each.
#10. Most extra runs in an innings
In December 2007, Pakistan gave 76 extra runs in an innings of a Test match. This match was against India in Bangalore. This is a most shocking cricket record by Pakistani team.
#11. Century in each session of the day
This is a shocking cricket record. Today’s generation knows Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma as a destructive opener in Test Cricket but the most runs scored in a single day of Test match is by Sir Don Bradman. In July 1930, Bradman scored 309 runs in a single day. In that innings, Bradman smashed a century in each session of the day.
#12. Shortest Test match
In 1932, Australia won the Test match by 72 runs and an innings at Melbourne, In that match, only 656 deliveries were bowled. This record is cricket is very interesting.
#13. 30 players played in a series
In 1921 Ashes, England used 30 players in five matches of the series which is a world record and most unique record in the history of cricket.
#14. Most consecutive maiden overs
In 1963, the Indian spinner Rameshchandra Gangaram Nadkarni has bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs (131 dot balls) against England. In that inning, he scored bowled 32 overs and conceded only 5 runs.
#15. Debut at the age of 49
This is the most shocking record in cricket. English batsman, James Southerton made his Test debut at the age of 49 years & 119 days against Australia at MCG, Melbourne. He has played only two Test matches in his career.