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England v Australia, T20 head to head match results & Records.
They played the first ever official cricket test match, as well as the first one day International. They are, Australia and England but no, they didn't play the first ever T20I..

It was the second T20 International overall that brought England and Australia against each other in this shortest format, on 13 June 2005 at Rose Bowl in Southampton, won by England by a whooping margin of 100 runs! Since then, these two Ashes arch rivals have been head to head well over a dozen times and success has been shared lot more equally than in ODIs & test head to head where Australia clearly have had an edge..<... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 15 March 2016
Australia v South Africa T20 head to head match results & records.
Australia v South Africa T20 head to head records and all T20 match results.
It's quite easy to predict that Australia and England have played the most number of test matches (weren't they the pioneers of game of cricket?), locking horns well over 300 times until Ashes resumes in 2017 but that's the oldest format. Which two teams have played most number of T20 head to head matches? The youngest format of International cricket has seen more Australia v South Africa matches than any other..

World T20 2016 is almost upon us and there will be 18 Australia v South Africa T20I matches by then. Which team has done better? Aussies are significantly ahead of Proteas as far as twenty20 internationals are concerned, dominating at home and not doing too bad in ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 04 March 2016
India v Pakistan T20 all match results & head to head records.
In the days gone by, truth be told, Pakistan got the better of arch-rivals India on cricket field a regular basis, most of them at home and in Sharjah. This is clearly reflected when we see Indo-pak test head to head and green team's dominance is even more evident in ODI head to head but in past decade, it has to be said that blue boys have dominated which is why they are leading on India v Pakistan T20 head to head..

India v Pakistan T20 head to head
Total matches = 8 = India won 7, Pak 1.
In India = 3 = India ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 27 February 2016
List of T20 World cup winners & all team win/loss summary.
Merely a look at all team test summary shows Australia have been the best team of longest format over the years. Even the list of ODI summary and ODI world cup summary proves that Aussies have dominated in fifty over format more than any other team but story is quite different when it comes to all team T20 summary where various teams are maintaining better report card..

Now, ICC World T20 or T20 World cups have also become a ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 23 February 2016
India v Sri Lanka T20 head to head : All match results.
India and Sri Lanka are like two neighbouring kids who just jump over the dotted sea and play whenever they can. I remember here at FastCricket we've talked about overdose of India SL cricket several times but recently as cricket schedule has become busier than ever before, these two best mates have clashed relatively fewer times..

One very interesting read is test head to head where Lankans are yet to win a single test match on Indian soil and the list of ODI head to head where Indians are again leading by a clear margin but what about the ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 02 February 2016
List of highest chases in T20 International matches.
My sincere apologies to be the bowlers but truth be told, a cricket match is at it's entertaining best when plenty of runs are scored by the team batting first and then the opposition chases it down. That fluctuating asking run rate, batsmen's race against time and those thrilling finishes bring out the best of this bat & ball game we love, don't they..

We've seen similar list of highest ODI chases & biggest 4th inn test chases but in following, we are restricting our list to the highest chases in T20 International matches where only 6 teams have crossed 200 run mark ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 27 January 2016
List of ODI Centuries (hundreds) by Virat Kohli + Career Statistics.
India has always been a country of batsmen. First, it was Sunil Gavaskar who inspired a Sachin Tendulkar to capture all batting records and now, the biggest cricketing debate of the decade is can Virat Kohli break Tendulkar's records? It seems unlikely in test matches where Sachin raised his bat (and helmet) 51 times but record of most ODI hundreds seems to be well within Kohli's grasp as he's already past half way mark before the age of 28, with at least 5-7 years of cricket left in him..

In following, we are counting down the list of centuries made ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 21 January 2016
India v Australia T20 head to head : Results of all matches so far.
Aussies were pioneers of cricket along with Englishmen back in 1877 while Indians joined in 1932 and stayed moderate team until 1983 World cup triump gave the game a major boost in the nation of a billion. The two teams are much evenly matched these days and showcase close contests but thanks to a dominating past, Australia still maintain a significant lead over India in both test head to head and ODI head to head. Only in the latest format of International cricket = T20s, that blue boys are not behind the green and gold team..

The first ever India ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 15 December 2015
Virat Kohli vs AB de Villiers : Career centuries, runs & other stats.
World cricket had intriguing decade comparing Sachin Tendulkar v Ricky Ponting as they compiled centuries one after the another but that battle has finished now with Sachin Tendulkar owning both lists of most ODI centuries & most test hundreds. Now, new race has began between two best friends = Virat Kohli of India and AB de Villiers of South Africa who both play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and admire each others talent. Who, if someone ever, will break Sachin Tendulkar's record of centuries?

Currently, Virat Kohli is joint with AB in ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 23 October 2015
Most runs in 2015 : Steve Smith in tests, Martin Guptill in ODIs.
Who holds the record of most runs in a calender year? Mohammad Yousuf in test matches = 1788 runs in 2006 and Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs = 1894 runs in 1998. Yusuf and Tendulkar scored 9 centuries each in their peak season and that still stands as a record too..

Who is the leading run scorer this year 2015 and can he break the all time record? that's the question we are counting down below :-

Most test runs in 2015
Alastair Cook, who had a lean 2014, held the pole position for most of the year, occasionally ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 17 June 2015
List of leading run scorers in 2013 (tests and ODI).
They say when you find form, fill your boots. cause scoring runs at International level is not an easy business. Batsmen over the years have hit the purple patch but none better than Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan who made 1788 runs in calender year 2006, breaking Sir Vivian Richards' 30 year old record of most runs in a year in test cricket..

In 2012, Michael Clarke of Australia came utterly close to doing the unthinkable, amassing 1595 runs from only 11 tests including a triple century, which pushed him upto the fourth position in all time list. Alastair Cook (1249), Hashim ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 02 August 2013
Leading scorers in 2012 : Most runs in tests, ODIs and T20s.
Truth be told, batsmen attract more attention than bowlers. We'll rarely find fans acknowledging good deliveries bowled but every four and six please always please them. Now each year, some batsmen hit the purple patch, and overtake everyone. Here's the list of best batsmen of year 2012..

Leading scorers in tests in 2012

Record of most runs in tests in a year belongs to Mohammad Yusuf of Pakistan who, in 2006, saying change in religion changed his fortunes, broke Sir Vivian Richards' 30 year old record, making 1788 runs from only 11 tests. Can someone come close to Yusuf's record in year 2012? Probably not, because it ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 20 November 2012
Who has made most runs in T20 international cricket?
Just 3 T20 internationals in inaugural year 2005, 9 in 2006, 38 in 2007 and as many as 68 in 2010 ~ shortest version of cricket absorbed people's attention quickly and we've already had nearly 500 T20I matches as World T20 2016 unfolds, the 6th edition of the tournament..

This brings us to one obvious question = which batsman has made most runs in T20 cricket, internationals that is?

Answer, up to the start of World T20 2016, is Brendon McCullum of New Zealand who was first to cross 1000 mark and then 2000 before announcing his retirement. Now the race is between Martin Guptill and Tillakaratne Dilshan but the Kiwi almost sure ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 14 September 2012
Record of fastest individual century in Twenty20 (T20) cricket.
Fastest century in test cricket was a list rarely discussed untill one day internationals came along and batsmen started to express themselves more freely. Fastest ODI century is another list that hadn't attracted enough eyeballs before twenty20 cricket came along and batters became carefree..

Fastest T20 century is still an overambitious list as we've had only 22 individual hundreds in the shortest format so far but with increasing number of matches, this list too is bound to change.

Richard Levi of South Africa, playing only his 2nd international match, mesmerized New Zealand at Seddon Park ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 21 February 2012
Ricky Ponting's test century list : year by year.
Ricky Ponting, best Aussie batter, ever!
Ricky Ponting is the greatest batsman produced by Australian cricket, ever. I know there are many oldies who would argue as Bradman was the best but I firmly believe Sir Don played in an era when cricket wasn't as ruthless and demanding as it is now in modern day when Ponting has mesmerized world wide audiences..

TV replays have made batsmen's life difficult, finding chunk in their armor series after series while Bradman played against just 4 country in his whole career whereas Ricky has centuries against all 9 other test playing nations.

Thinking along those lines, I realised a list of all test century made by Ricky Ponting will be an interesting read, seeing how Aussie run ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 28 September 2010
Best bowling figures by a bowler in debut test match (& innings).
Narendra Hirwani holds record of best bowling figures in first test match.
Bowlers start a cricket match with an advantage over batters ~ that they can comeback on next delivery despite being hit for a boundary earlier whereas batsmen get just one chance (two if it's a test match). This advantage is vital for bowlers playing their first test match cause they're nervous and undercooked. But what about the bowlers who didn't need a second chance? the ones who discovered gold mine on their maiden matches and mesmerized the opposition..

Narendra Hirwani, the Indian leg spinner, sent no less that 16 out of 20 West Indian batsman back to pavilion in his first test match at Chepauk in Chennai which still is best performance by a bowler on debut. Indian had ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 19 August 2010
Sachin Tendulkar's records in test matches & one day cricket.
What's driving Sachin Tendulkar?.
Everytime I listen to or read Sachin Tendulkar, Indian run machine never fails to urge youngsters to pursue their dreams. Hard to digest he does so, cause success came his way utterly easily, making his international debut at tender age of 18 and scoring centuries on his Deodhar and Duleep trophy debuts..

I recall reading a mega Sachin Tendulkar interview over a decade and half ago in a magazine called "Cricket Samrat", in which he revealed he only drinks champagnes, that too preciously on celebrations, cause he wanted to play for a long time.

Today when this most popular Indian is close to climax of his career, I finally digest what drive he has had throughout ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 04 August 2010
Lowest (smallest) team totals in test matches (all country list).
New Zealand has made the lowest total in test match cricket.
Lowest total in test match cricket has been made by New Zealand = 26 allout, at Eden Park in Auckland back in March 1955..

A test match to forget, New Zealand were in the game even after being dismissed for just 200 in first innings as they had limited visitors for 246 but leg spinner Alex Moir's fifer coupled with 3 wkts for pacer Johnny Hayes ripped them apart in second innings, and wrote the ugliest fact in kiwi international cricket. Opener Bert Sutcliffe (11) was the only batsman to reach double figures and there were no extras conceeded by Englishmen.

South Africa is the only team to be dismissed for 30, twice, and then for 35 and 36 as ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 24 July 2010
Asia cup records : Highest score, totals, best bowling + more.
Asia cup is one of few multi country cricket tournament that has been played enough number of times to have it's own set of records. There have been 10 Asia cup tournaments over the years and asian cricket council seems determined to continue to tradition. Note that we've had two asia cup test series as well, won by Pakistan and Sri Lanka back in year 1999 and 2001 respectively but we may not see another one any time soon. Asia cup cricket is mainly about one day cricket and here are the record holders so far..

Also see : History of Asia cup tournaments.

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Added on Tue, 08 June 2010

A history of Asia cup cricket tournament over the years..
Asia is only continent with enough number of International cricket teams to constitute a proper tournament. It was spotted by Asian cricket council (ACC) in 1983 to promote the game & goodwill and very next year we had it's first edition. India & Sri Lanka have won Asia cup 5 times (in ODI formats) while Pakistan have claimed it only twice. Sri Lanka are only team to participate in every single Asia cup.

Year 2016 saw 1st Asia cup of T20 format, won by India. We've also had two Asia cup of test matches, won by Pakistan in year 1998 and Sri Lanka in 2001.

Asia cup 2016 (Results) was ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 08 June 2010
All teams test match win-loss-draw summary.
Test cricket is best cricket.
No world cups and almost none triseries (except a few between England, Australia & South Africa centuries ago), test matches have been a neglected format of International cricket. No day-night fixtures to make spectators fill stadiums or watch on television eating dinner and no, we haven't had any rules to make the game more result oriented (one third of tests still end as draw, few interestingly but mostly dull).

That said, test match is undeniably the toughest of 3 formats of cricket and purists (like me) hope senario will change in days to come and historic game will contiue on.

Talking historic, test matches began way back in 1877 when English played Aussies for fun and South Africans ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 23 April 2010
Performance report of all teams in one day internationals.
Australia is most successful one day team.
First ever one day international happened cause first four days of that 1971 test match between Australia and England were rained off. Australia won that Sydney game by 5 wickets (it was called a knock out match)..

Since then, well over three thousand one day cricket matches have been played which brings us to one important question ~ which team has done the best? Australia, if you ask me. Aussies started day-night cricket during Kerry packer days and continued to host two country every year for tri-series for 14 consecutive years. West Indies were once world champions but Australians too dominated for over a decade, winning 3 consecutive world cups and two of them without a defeat.

South ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 22 April 2010
All country/teams win-loss result summary in Twenty20 (T20) matches.
I remember when I wasn't as cricket mad as I'm now, long before I started, I had found all teams win loss list of one day matches in a news paper and savored the piece for a long time. list was quite intriguing to me..

Nearly half a decade on the site, I apologies to readers for not publishing that same intriguing list earlier cause it's obvious a genuine cricket fan will be interested in it. Well, here's how teams have performed in twenty20 internationals.. Similar win/loss in ODIs and win-loss-draw in tests may interest ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 22 April 2010
Most consecutive wins by a team in T20 matches (without a defeat).
Australia hold the record of most consecutive wins in T20 matches.
The record of invincibility in T20 matches now belongs to Australia who remained unbeaten for 12 consecutive matches back in 2010. Note that this includes no results & ties as well. The record of consecutive outright wins belongs to England who won 8 T20I matches in a row in year 2010-11, an achievement matched by Ireland too in 2011-12 but those were qualifier matches (which also has International status without major teams participating)..

Australia, the country that holds consecutive win record in tests and onedayers as well, achieved there 12 undefeated t20 run during World T20 2010 before they were beaten by England in final of that Caribbean tournament.

England & Ireland's unbeaten run continued for 9 matches including a ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 26 March 2010
Most runs scored in an over of a T20 cricket match.
Yuvraj Singh is only batsman to hit six sixes in a T20 match and only second at International level.
How many batsman have scored six sixes in an over? The answer, at International level, is only two = Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa who hit Daan van Bunge, a Holland bowler, for 6 consecutive big ones in a 50 over World cup match at St Kitts while Yuvraj Singh of India did it against Stuart Broad, the England medium fast bowler, in a World T20 match at Durban.

Fact : No batsman has hit 6 sixes in a test match over.. the maximum number of runs off an over belongs to Brian Lara who hit Robin Petersen, the South African left arm spinner, for 28 runs at Johannesburg = 4,6,6,4,4,4. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan one hit Harbhajan Singh of India for 4 ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 25 March 2010
Smallest victory margins in T20 cricket matches (for all teams).
Nathan Bracken held his nerves to win the match for Australia by 1 run.
We've had quite a few tied twenty20 cricket matches but you can read more about them here cause in following, we discuss equally close games but the ones that produced results aka the smallest victory margins in all smallest version of cricket matches till date..

15 February 2009 : Australians, at home, were defending healthy total of 150 but Brendon McCullum's 47 ball 61 and 26 ball 36 by Neil Broom pushed Kiwis angonising close to victory banks. 14 runs were required off the last over, bowled by Nathan Bracken, and result came out as wicket, 1 leg bye, 1 leg bye, no run, four and then a six.. New Zealand lost the game by 1 run. we'e ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 19 March 2010
Record list of 7+ one day international (ODI) series between two country.
Vivian Richards' West Indies side beat India 6-1 in first ever 7 ODI series between any two country.
When we talk bilateral cricket series, we generally discuss best of 3 or 5 at maximum. A 7 ODI series between two country is a rare. so rare than almost 35 years of oneday cricket and over 500 series, only 18 till date have been best of 7.

The first ever 7 ODI bilateral cricket series was played between West Indies and India back in December of 1987. West Indies were world's best team in those days, and punished Indians by a huge margin of 6-1 (Indians won only the 3rd ODI at Kolkata, thanks to spin twin of Ravi Shastri and Maninder Singh).

Another series to mention here in his longest ODI cricket series is that 8 ODI series between Australia and ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 18 September 2009
Tied Cricket Matches : Tests, One day Intarnationls (ODI), Twenty20 (T20).
Wes Hall was known for his ultra quick spells, got 9 wickets in first ever tied test match at Brisbane in December 1960.
A cricket match is tied when both teams finish with same number of runs = a VERY rare instance.

So rare, that from 1932 tests + 2882 ODIs + 121 T20s till today (5 Sept 2009) as I write this, only 29 have finished as tied. 23 in one dayers, 4 in Twenty20 and yes, we've had 2 tied test matches as well..

1st Tied Test : West Indies vs Australia : 14 Dec 1960, Brisbane : also the first ever tied cricket match. West Indies 453/10, Australia 505/10. Then, West Indies 284/10 to which Australia replied with 232/10. Total scores equal, match tied. Alan Davidson, the Aussie new ball bowler grabbed 11 wickets while ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 06 September 2009
Ricky Ponting : List of all Century/Hundreds in One day Internationals (ODI).
Ricky Ponting has second most Century in one day international cricket.
Who's best number 3 batsman to have played the game? true Don Bradman batted at the same position too, but he didn't display his skills against TV replays and other footages available today to help device your dismissal.

And neither Sir Don played one day cricket..

The greatest one day batsman at position one down is Ricky Ponting. undisputed champion batsmen has so far scored 28 century in his 323 one day career as of today = 2 October 2009.. 27 of those hundreds have come at no.3.

164 = Highest ODI Score :- for Ricky Ponting. he made it against South Africans at their permier ground ~ Johannesburg. sadly, his team lost it. Australians scored 434 ... Read complete article
Added on Tue, 25 August 2009
List of all test match century by Sachin Tendulkar, vs all country.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored more test centuries than any batsman!
Sachin Tendulkar is easily the greatest cricketer to have played cricket, till today. Greater than Bradmans and Gawaskars cause he played in an era of video replays and other technologies that help bowlers find minus points in batsman's technique.

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of most runs in both main form of cricket = tests and one day internationals and has scored most century in both version as well.

Fact : Sachin Tendulkar's first ever test match century came against England at Manchester.. it was his 9th test match and 16th innings.

Sachin Tendulkar's highest test score is 248 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka and he also has exception of scoring a ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 31 July 2009
Sachin Tendulkar : Total One day International (ODI) century list.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most number of one day cricket century than any other batsmen in the world!
Sachin Tendulkar, easily the biggest cricketer/sportsperson India has ever produced and if we consider statistics, this Mumbai born is above any batsman who has ever played the game at highest level.

Sachin Tendulkar, as of today = March 2012, has 49 century in one day international cricket and following is the list of all hundreds made by him in his career of 50 over cricket.

Highest ODI score = 200* : versus South Africa at captain Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior.. Sachin's previous best was 186 against New Zealand and leads the list of highest ODI score by a batsman.

Century against each country : ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 29 July 2009
Sachin Tendulkar vs Ricky Ponting : Career century, runs stats.
Sachin Tendulkar has most runs and most century in test and ODI cricket career but Ricky Ponting is not far behind.
Two of the greatest modern cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar of India and Ricky Ponting of Australia, now have come to a stage in their career that they are miles ahead of remaining players of various countries, but mighty close to each other.

With not much cricket left in both of them, the thing to watch out for is which one of these two cricketers quit with record of most century and runs in both test and one day international form of cricket.

Note that Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut back in November 1989 against Pakistan at Karachi while Ricky Ponting came onto world stage first in one day internationals, on 15 February 1995, against South Africa ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 10 July 2009
Record list : most century by a batsman in Ashes test match career.
Sir Don Bradman is the runaway winner in most century by a batsman in Ashes test career.
Centuries don't win you test matches. In fact, centuries may make you lose a test match on rare occasions but what individual centuries actually do, most often, is set up the game for your bowlers to win it..

Not merely statisticians delight, a test match ton is the moment young batsmen dream of. to raise their bats and let the world applaud.

For a budding batsman in Australia and England, a hundred in Ashes test match is doubly delightful. the oldest rivalry in cricket, Aussies and English play a 5 test match series every second year which tends to bring out the best from their players and the fans. naturally, you score a ton in Ashes and ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 28 June 2009
Largest win margin in T20 cricket : runs, wickets and balls.
Sri Lankan team holds the record for biggest victory in Twenty20 cricket, but runs!
Sometimes, a match can be a big mis-match. On those days, one side plays the bully while other team finds no where to hide..

Following is a list containing the biggest victories in Twenty20 Internationals. but it ain't no easy table to understand cause a team wins a cricket match in two different ways = by runs and by wickets. another important list we've included is biggest T20 victories with number of balls remaining, meaning the overs which were left unplayed in second innings.

172 runs : was the margin between Sri Lanka and Kenya on 14 September, a league game of first ever T20 world cup in 2007. riding on Sanath Jayasuriya's two run ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Most runs conceeded by a bowler in an over in T20 cricket.
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Upto today, 96 hours before second Twenty20 World cup kicks off in England from 5th June 2009, 4860 International cricket matches have been played (Tests + ODI + T20). Thousands of players have represented 25 countries since year 1877, but only two batsmen have hit six sixes off one over!

Herschelle Gibbs did it in an one day international against Daan van Bunge of Netherlands while hero of this article, Yuvraj Singh, lofted Stuart Broad for 6 big ones in a World T20 match.

Fact : No cricketer has hit sixes sixes in an over in test cricket. Brain Lara's holds the record with his 28 runs off Robin Peterson (466444) as the most runs scored off an over in ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Best debut in T20 Cricket : batsman = runs, bowlers = wickets.
Experience is indispensable in any aspect of life, let alone sport. but no one can deny the part rookies play.. young, enthusiastic and fearless. eager to prove themselves at any cost at world stage.

Today when video replays have made it easy for team think tanks to device plans against seasoned players, debutantes start with an advantage of being unknown. Element of surprise, specially in 20 over cricket, can fast change the game before opposition calculates plans on run time.

Ricky Ponting, Australian captain, made his T20 debut along with all his other 10 mates and also all of 11 New Zealand in that first ever twenty20 International at Auckland on 17 February 2005. not exactly ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 01 June 2009
Highest partnership record in Twenty20 cricket : for all wickets.
The biggest partnership in International cricket is 624 runs, between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka who batted for 157 overs non stop.

Well, T20 cricket is, as name suggests, just 20 over per side game and hence, we can safely assume above record isn't gonna break in this shortest format of cricket. in this version, anything over 100 runs between two batsman is half victory for their team.

Interestingly, list below with biggest partnerships in twenty20 cricket has 8 opening pairs, equal to all other big partnerships for different wickets put together!

171* = Martin Guptill + Kane Williamson : at Hamilton against a potent attack of Pakistan chased down the whole ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 31 May 2009
Lowest team totals (scores) in Twenty20 cricket matches
Netherlands holds the record of lowest team total in T20 cricket matches..
In twenty20 cricket, there're more chances of seeing sixes over after over than in one day internationals or test cricket cause batsmen play more freely in this shortest version than they do otherwise. Yuvraj Singh of India has already hit six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad of England and more batters will touch it soon.

Naturally, teams getting out for low scores in T20 cricket is equally more probable than in other two formats. why? don't we know free-ness leads of failures.

4 August 2008, 1st Semi-final of World T20 cup qualifiers, Belfast in Ireland where home team elected to field first and cleaned up visitors for just 67 runs. Only two batsmen {Steve Tikolo (13) & ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 30 May 2009
List of most expensive bowling spells in Twenty20 cricket.
James Anderson bowled the most expensive spell in his T20 debut!
Bats are getting broader and bigger but never a ball made which swings or spins more. There has been power play (field restrictions) introduced, bouncers disallowed, flat pitches made but never came in a rule to extend boundary lengths which is getting smaller by the day.

Being a bowler in cricket is getting no easier. On bad days, bowlers look like stupid and on even worse days, they enter following list, consisting most expensive spells bowled in Twenty20 International cricket.

Sanath Jayasuriya : is known more for his explosive batting and marathon career (432 ODIs = the most, till date), is also a mean bowler. a left arm spinner not very many can hit, went for 5 ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 30 May 2009
Record list : Fastest fifties in Twenty20 cricket match.
Yuvraj Singh holds the record of fastest fifty in t20 cricket.
Nearly 600 Twenty20 Internationals, only 18 centuries made. Reason is simple := T20, 20 over per side cricket match, is little too less for batsman to construct a century brick by brick.. he has to get lucky!

Lets come down a level to make competition tougher = the half centuries (50s or fifty). another land mark we see batters raising their bats to and fans applauding. On an average, a T20 International sees two fifties scored and is generally enough for better of the two to win man of the match.

Lets raise a level now.. the fastest half century in Twenty20 International match := Yuvraj Singh, took just 12 balls to complete his fifty ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 29 May 2009
Record of most sixes by a batsman in T20 cricket career
Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes by a batsman in T20 Cricket.
17 February 2005 was when first T20 International cricket match was played, at Auckland where Australia beat the home team New Zealand by 44 runs. Over years since that day, we cricket fans have realized that Twenty20 cricket is more than just "hit out" or "get out" game. but, that said, big hits still receive the most applauds..

Mind you, no more than six runs you can make off a single ball (unless it's a no-ball which will make it 7 runs off 1 ball). For Twenty20 matches, teams tend to select players with ability to the send ball out of the ground.

This gives us one obvious question == which batsman has hit most sixes in T20 cricket?<... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 29 May 2009
Most Sixes in T20 Cricket Match : Record list.
Stephan Murtagh hit 7 sixes in incredible Netherlands chase..
Grounds are getting smaller and bats are going broader. More over, only 20 overs per innings of 10 wickets means batsman can take chances knowing their team won't be bowled out without playing full quota of overs.

This makes following list a very interesting one : the record of most number of sixes hit in a Twenty20 cricket match.

India vs New Zealand : 25th February 2009 : AMI Stadium in Christchurch :- India batted first and hit 13 sixes in their innings. lack of middle order consolidation meant Indians finished with moderate 162/8 which Kiwis chased down.. with 7 wickets standing, and 7 balls remaining.. hitting 11 sixes.
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Added on Thu, 23 April 2009
Highest team innings totals in T20 cricket match
Australia has scored the biggest team total in T20 Cricket.
Most of largest team totals you'll find come in world cups. cause that's when major teams get to play minnows and impose their superiority.

For big team scores, openers have to give a bristling start to their innings, utilizing power plays, backed up with strong middle overs and a murderous finish. No wonder, few teams have managed to cross magical mark of double century aka 200 in T20 cricket which, as the name suggests, is just 20 over per innings cricket match!

Present Leader = Australia, beating Sri Lanka's 9 year old record in their own backyard, reaching 263/3 with Glenn Maxwell blasting a 49 balls century and assisted by Usman Khawaja (36 off 22 balls) and Travis ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 13 April 2009
Record List : Best Bowling figures in T20 cricket
Ajnatha Mendis holds the record of best bowling in Twenty20 cricket.
You get only 4 overs to spell your magic.. quick and conditional cause fast bowlers can't bowl bouncers or too wide outside stumps. no overstepping the popping crease and field restricted!

No surprises, few bowler have taken more than a wicket an over in Twenty20 cricket.

Umar Gul of Pakistan held the record of best figures in T20 international matches but on 8 August 2011, Ajantha Mendis mesmerized Aussies at Pallekele, registering the first 6 wicket haul in shortest version of cricket, and then repeated the feat against Zimbabweans but only this time, he gave away even fewer runs which now is the best figures.

Following list is restricted to bowlers who have taken at least 5 wickets. ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 12 April 2009
Record List : Most Century (Hundreds) in Test Match Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar has most test match century than any other batsman
Each and every batsman starts with a duck, a zero. Going off the mark, into double figures, half century and then the magical triple figure individual score.. and in between, you run your partner's runs as non-striker as well as resuming your innings the next day which is very very tiring but less highlighted aspect of cricket. indeed making a test match ton isn't a joke!

Sachin Tendulkar is the champion of centuries, in tests as you see in following table as well as of most ODI hundred list. Ricky Ponting of Australia was his closest rival while Protas' Jacques Kallis silently closed in to the two legends before ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 20 March 2009
Highest Score by a batsman in Twenty20 (T20) Cricket.
Test cricket is where batsmen first defend, calculate and then score runs.
One day Internationals is where batsmen look to attack, but there's a danger of being bowled out before playing full quota of 50 overs.
Twenty20 cricket is were batter don't think one bit, and smash everything from ball one. Selectors even keep those batsman away from this shortest version of international cricket who can't play innovative strokes.
If you like to seeing sixes, T20 is for you.

But very few batsmen have the ability to clear field at will. Chris Gayle of West Indies was the first batsman to reach three figure individual score in 20 over cricket, and we all know how ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 27 February 2009
Highest individual score by a batsman in test match cricket
Sachin Tendulkar may own the record of the batsman with most runs in test cricket (and in onedayers), Brain Lara, former West Indian artist with bat, will take heart from his highest score by a batsman in an innings which he owned for 9 years before Mathew Hayden broke it.

6 months since Hayden's hurricane against Zimbabweans, at same Venue (Recreation ground in Antigua) and against same opposition (England), Brain Lara snatched back his phenomenal record, scoring the first and only 400 in test match cricket till today.

Drawback : Not that Brain Lara's record can't be broken today, but modern day batters have lost the patience with loads of ODI & T20 cricket played around the world ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 18 February 2009
Highest individual score by a batsman in one day cricket (ODI)
Rohit Sharma holds the record of highest individual score in one day cricket.
3 years since I analyzed batsmen capable of scoring one day double century, Sachin Tendulkar on 24 Feb 2010 made the first ever ODI double century, off 147 balls. . Inside 5 years, we've had 6 double centuries, four of them by Indians (twice by Rohit Sharma, once each by Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag), one by a West Indian (Chris Gayle) and one by Kiwi Martin Guptill. Doesn't it call for a list of fastest double century in ODIs..?

The record of highest ODI score belongs to Rohit Sharma for his murderous 264 against Sri Lanka back in November 2014. The Indian opener batted ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 18 February 2009
Record List : Fastest century & Fifty in One day International cricket.
AB de Villiers broke Corey Anderson's record of fastest one day century.
For over 17 years (6298 days to be precise), Shahid Afridi of Pakistan held the record of fastest century in ODI cricket, thrashing Sri Lankans at Nairobi and reaching the milestone off just 37 balls before Corey Anderson of New Zealand made a thrilling start to year 2014, bettering the near impossible record by one ball. And then, AB de Villiers arrived at probably the fastest scoring ground in the World = Wanderers in Johannesburg..

Given a solid platform where openers had added 247 runs, AB promoted himself, hit his first ball for a four and added 11 sixes soon after, changing the record books, probably for the final time (no one can reach a century for less than 31 ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 15 November 2008
Record list : Successful 4th Innings chases
Chanderpaul was man of the match at Port of Spain.
The pitch gets rough, the balls keep low. the bowlers are dominating & batsmen are tired of chasing leather all around the park..

In those situations, in test cricket, its very tough for a team to bat last (4th innings) of a test match and overhaul a huge total. Over 2000 test matches so far, only four teams have went on to chase a total of over 400 to win the game. The record, of course, remains with West Indies who scored mammoth 418 for 7 wickets at St Johns in May 2003.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul & Ramnaresh Sarwan scored centuries whereas Brain Lara made crucial fifty to lift his teams moral. I must also mention that the pitch at ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 29 December 2007
Invincibility in cricket : Record of most test match wins in a row
1854 test matches in all (as I write this) have produced 1197 results, including 2 ties. Hence - 655 were drawn. in other words, every third test match played around the world yields a draw..

But sometimes, some cricket teams attain invincibility as they don't lose or draw any test match they play anywhere in the world BUT and win them all! in a row or in succession (however you like to understand it).

Test cricket record for winning most test matches without losing or drawing but winning, anywhere in the world goes to Australia with 16 games. That winning streak was achieved by Aussies between late 1999 to early 2001 (see list below) under the captainship ... Read complete article
Added on Thu, 27 December 2007
World's best ODI opening pair, ever!
Like dancing, in cricket - it takes two to tango. tangos after tangos, I mean partnerships after partnerships - batsman take their team to victory. without a tango/partner - no batsman can't singly win a cricket match for his team!

If a cricket team's best tango pair is at the top - the opening batsmen, even better.

Following is a story of greatest opening tango pair International cricket has so far witnessed. and I assure you - their record won't in breaking in coming 5 years at least!

Sachin Tendulkar - Right hand mumbai maestro.
Sourav Ganguly - Left hand Bangal tiger.

Team : India
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Added on Thu, 13 December 2007
Bizzare, famous & interesting records in cricket
If you truly are looking for funny, interesting or simply good read article on cricket records - following should entertain you then.

Cricketers to play for 2 countries = Amir Elahi, Gul Mohammad, AH Kardar first for India then Pakistan. JJ Ferris, WE Midwinter, WL Murdoch, AE Trott, SMJ Woods first for Australia then for England. SC Guillen (windies to Kiwis), F Hearne & F Mitchell (England to South Africa), Nawab Pataudi Senior (England to India), AJ Traicos (South Africa to Zimbabwe) and Kappler Wessels for Australia then South Africa. Wessels also features in out list of best debuts in test match cricket.

Most consecutive test matches = were played by Allan Border of Australia. ... Read complete article
Added on Mon, 07 May 2007
Best debuts in International test match cricket.
They watch their heroes perform through television. Dreaming they could do the same. One fine day - some lucky young cricketers do embark onto International field (after selectors give the nod) and even special ones - make their debut test match even remarkable with unbelieveable performance.

I've added Michael Clarke's picture in this article before I consider his 154 against India was fantastic. That series was labeled as "Last frontier" by Steve Waugh, when Australia failed to win a series in India. Michael Clarke joined aussie team in place of captain Ricky Ponting & set the tone for that Ind v Aus series.

Another fine debut I personally like in following list is the first one - ... Read complete article
Added on Sat, 05 May 2007
Most runs in a year by a batsman in test match cricket.
Mohammad Yousuf holds record most test runs in a year.
It took 11 matches and 19 innings to Sir Vivian Richards of West Indies to make 1710 runs on one calender year. way back in 1976..

30 years later, Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan, saying that he found his best form since changing his religion from Christianity to Islam, broke Richards's record with a mind blowing 1788 runs from same number of matches and equal innings. Yousuf made as many as 9 century in year 2006 which also the maximum by any batsman in one year (he was also out for a duck once).

Ricky Ponting of Australia has scored over 1500 runs in a year twice while Sachin Tendulkar's best test year has been 2002 ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 24 November 2006
The record holder's in Champions trophy.
When incidences repeat after a fixed interval of time - their history becomes important.

Such an incidence is the occurrence of ICC Champions trophy, which was called as ICC Knock Out tournament for the first two times. From 7th October 2006, the fifth ICC Champions trophy will be played in India, so I just thought of crafting an article on which teams or players hold the most important records in previous four occasions.

So if you are generally attracted to some interesting numbers related to cricket, read on..

1. The highest team total's.

The record for highest team total for all Champions trophy so far goes to ... Read complete article
Added on Wed, 04 October 2006
Most consecutive wins in one day Internationals..
Australia hold the record of most consecutive wins in one day cricket.
This is the record of invincibility folks, the record of most one day matches in a row without a defeat..

And the uncrowned winners are Australia, who remained undefeated for 21 consecutive ODIs in year 2003 as you can see in following list, claiming world cup in process as well. In fact, Aussie cricket team features the most number of times which shows their work ethics and hunger for excellence.. something all other teams can take a lesson from.

In following list, we've also listed the teams that brought unbeaten run to a halt, like West Indies did to Aussies in their 2003 campaign.

Note that most one day wins in a row and ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 07 April 2006
Most runs conceded by a bowler in an ODI spell.
Second final of the VB series - 2006 between Srilanka and Australia saw a record for Muttiah Muralitharan, which he will never be proud of. He conceded 99 runs in his 10 over, the second most expensive spell by any bowler in one day internationals. The only one who is above him, is Martin Snedden - who gave away 105 runs off his 12 overs, way back in 1983 against England at the Oval.

But Snedden's figures read - 12-01-105-02 which ... Read complete article
Added on Sun, 12 February 2006
Highest score by a batsman on ODI debut..
Desmond Haynes
1970s and 80s were two decades when West Indies dominated world cricket, severely. They had array of cricketers who were performing regularly and then, there were more than a few youngsters who were pushing for a chance..

Desmond Haynes was one of them who got an opportunity to play for mighty Windies team in a one day international at St John's in Antigua in which as many as 14 players made debut (9 from Australia & 5 from West Indies). It was the first game of that 1978 Australia tour of West Indies and Haynes scored a century thats still is the best score by a debutant in ODI after over 3 decades.

A right handed opener, Haynes struck ... Read complete article
Added on Fri, 20 January 2006