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Thread: Amazing Cricket Facts
04-01-2008, 04:37 AM #1
Amazing Cricket Facts
Hey guys, let's share some interesting fun facts about cricket here. Add your own trivia and fun facts about cricket in this thread!
Did you know that:
No one has completed an innings at the score of 228!
South Africans were the first to introduce TV run outs!
Graham Yallop, in 1978 was the first man to wear a helmet!
Wasim Akram is the first (an only?) man to perform a hat-trick in both one days and tests!
England and Australia played the first ever one day international at Melbourne in 1971!
Sachin Tendulkar was the first victim of the third umpire. In the Test match!
Hanif Mohammed (Pakistan) batted for 16 hours and 10 minutes - nearly 3 full days - against the West Indies, scoring 337*.
There are 10 ways a batsman can be declared "out" in cricket:
3. Leg Before Wicket
4. Hit Wicket
5. Timed Out (wonder what is this?)
6. Handling the ball
7. Obstructing the field
8. Hit the ball twice
9. Run Out
"Timed Out (wonder what is this?) "
Hey Crickman, timed out means a batsman can be declared out if he fails to come to the crease in 5 mins. After a batsman is out, if the next batsman takes more then 5 mins to come to the crease and the fielding team appeals, he can be declared out.
Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer to have won four successive Man of the Match awards in One-day Internationals.
The first Test match began on 15 March 1877 and had a timeless format with four balls per over. It ended on 19 March 1877 with Australia winning by 45 runs.
The first Twenty20 international was between Australia and New Zealand in 2005.
The Test match between England and South Africa at Durban in 1939 was finally abandoned as a draw on the tenth day because England players had to catch their ship home.
04-04-2008, 05:25 AM #2