With the advent of the cricket season, fans are enjoying Test matches, ODIs, and T20. They are also waiting for the IPL right now. From street tea stalls to gatherings of friends, you may have heard almost everyone talk about cricket. It includes the historic moments that sports have given people to cherish for a lifetime. We here tell you the 10 cricket records that are impossible to break.
The large number of people involved in cricket discussions has led many well-known sources to publish articles. These types of articles are on the records that cricketers have set in different types of tournaments. This article helps fans relive those moments.
Records are bound to break. But when it comes to cricket, there are some records that are not easy to break. Let’s not limit the list to IPL only, here are some cricket records that are impossible to break.
Here is the list of 10 cricket records that are impossible to break
1. 286 Runs Off Just One Ball
The incident took place in Western Australia and a tree played a major role in it. A London newspaper reported on January 15, 1894, that a match had taken place between Victoria and a scratch XI made up of neighborhood players.
Victoria’s team went to bat first and saw that the first ball connected to the bat beautifully and the ball went into the air, just stuck in the branches of a tall Jara tree which was located under the ground.
As the ball bounced in the air, the openers kept running between the wickets. However, the bowling side appealed to the umpires to declare it a ‘lost ball’. But the umpires refused to do so because the ball was in front of them.
2. 1347 Internationals Wickets
This is a great achievement for Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, who has taken 800 wickets in 133 Tests, 534 wickets in 350 ODIs, and 13 wickets in 12 Twenty20 Internationals. He is the highest wicket-taker in the history of cricket with 1347 international wickets.
However, Shane Warne is second on the list with a total of 1,001 international wickets, which is almost 25% less than the maximum number of wickets set by Muralitharan.
3. 199 Centuries in First-Class Cricket Matches
No, this is not Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar! Of course, he has scored the most hundreds in international cricket, but when it comes to making the most hundreds in first-class cricket, he is the English cricketer and opener, Sir Jack Hobbs. The veteran scored 199 centuries with 18 Test hundreds for England.
4. Test Career Batting Average of 99.94
Australian cricketer Don Bradman played 52 matches, scored 6996 runs, scored 13 half-centuries, 29 centuries, and averaged a batting average of 99.94. The veteran played his last Test match in 1948. It’s been more than seven decades and no one has dared to challenge the record set by the player. However, he is followed by the young Australian Marnus Labushegan with an average of 63.43, although he has scored only 1459 runs so far.
In addition, Bradman scored 100 runs in just 3 overs in his cricket career. This was in 1931 when the match between Blackheath and Lithgow took place. Legend scored a century in just 18 minutes, setting an unbeaten record in the history of cricket.
5. Maiden T20 Super Over
Hard to believe but true. Even getting a single ball with a run is considered difficult, playing a Maiden Super Over is a complete surprise. West Indies spinner Sunil Narine became the first bowler in the history of cricket to bowl a Maiden Super Over. In the 2014 Caribbean Premier League edition, Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors both finished in 20 overs at 118/8 and 118/9 respectively, and a super over was arranged to decide the winner of the match.
Such situations occur only once in the blue moon. In general, this will never happen again, at least not in the near future.
6. Most first-class wickets
While Muttiah Muralitharan took the most wickets in international cricket, England’s Wilfred Rhodes took 4204 wickets in First-Class Cricket. He holds the record for most wickets in first-class cricket. In his 30-year cricket career, which is a record in itself, he set a record that is not only difficult but impossible to break.
7. 19 wickets in a Test Match
Surprising but true. England cricketer Jim Laker took 19 wickets in the same Test match against Australia in 1956. It was a marvelous achievement for the bowler who bowled 68 overs and conceded just 90 runs. Even after all these years, this record holds the highest number of wickets taken by a cricketer in a Test match. Although Yasir Shah took 14 wickets in 2018, Laker’s record is the same and is expected to remain so.
8. World Cup Hattrick Wins
Australia has won the 50-over World Cup for three consecutive years, in 1999, 2003, and 2007. One is in the captaincy of Ricky Steve Waugh and the other two are under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting respectively. For the same match, the Australian team’s former wicketkeeper batsmen scored 50+ runs in all three World Cup finals, setting another record. It is believed that the record set by the latter will remain intact. It is very difficult for a team to qualify for the World Cup final three times in a row.
9. Three Double-Centuries in ODIs
Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma holds the record for hitting three double hundreds in ODIs. This record has never been repeated or broken, and it is believed that this is something that will hardly happen again.
10. Captaincy at 50
The only cricketer to serve as captain at the age of 50 was Dr. William Gilbert Grace in 1899. It was the year he played his last Test match against Australia. He later handed over the captaincy to Archie MacLaren.
These are 10 cricket records that are impossible to break. Now cricket is one of the most popular games in the World.