Do you know these amazing cricket records?
Cricket has been in existence for more than 170 years. And in this period, several peculiar things have happened. Various new records have been made, while many keep getting tumbled. Everyone is aware of the popular records, while the lesser known have remained unnoticed by many. We bring you a list of such 'lesser known but amazing records' from the world of cricket.
A 77-run over
In February 1990, Bert Vance deliberately conceded 77 runs in an over. It was a part of Bert's plan to encourage batsmen to risk their wicket. This bizarre over caused so much confusion that the umpire called off the proceedings only after five legitimate balls. Vance bowled 22 balls, with several being full-tosses and the batsman Lee Germon hit most of them for boundaries.
Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Warne
We all know how good Sri Lanka's star-opener, Sanath Jayasuriya was with the ball. But what amazes most of the fans is that Jayasuriya was better than Australia's Shane Warne in picking wickets in ODIs. Jayasuriya (323) has 30 more ODI wickets than Warne (293).
Ishant Sharma's contribution against India
The highest test score of the trio Michael Clarke (329*), Brendon McCullum (302) and Alastair Cook (294), has come against the Indian team. However, what connects Ishant Sharma with all the three batsmen is that all three were dropped by the India pacer early in their innings. These missed catches proved really expensive.
Wasim Akram's highest score is better than Sachin Tendulkar's
Sachin Tendulkar may have scored the most number of runs in international cricket. But Pakistan's Wasim Akram is ahead of him in terms of the highest score in Tests. While Sachin's highest score is 248* runs, Akram scored 257* runs against Zimbabwe.
BS Chandrashekhar and Chris Martin
India's Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and New Zealand's Chris Martin have an amazing record to their names. Both Chandrasekhar and Martin have taken more wickets in Tests than the number of runs they have scored. Chandrasekhar has 242 wickets and 167 runs from 57 Tests, while Martin has 233 wickets and just 123 runs to his name.
4,200+ wickets and almost 40,000 runs
In a first class career lasting 1,110 matches, Wilfred Rhodes picked up 4,204 wickets and scored 39,969 runs. He is the only batsman to have scored 1,000 runs and picked up 100 wickets for a record 16 number of times in his career.