Friday, September 30, 2016

Records that Quinton de Kock smashed against Australia

Quinton de Kock was in phenomenal form in the first ODI against Australia at Centurion as the Left hander piled up 178 runs that helped South Africa comfortably chase the target of 295 in just 36.2 overs. South Africa went into the match without their premier batsmen AB de villiers and Hashim Amla.

Match: Australia tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Sep 30, 2016
Result: South Africa won by 6 wickets

Quinton de Cock 178 vs Australia
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

WATCH: A wicket off the debut ball!

Mosaddek Hossain became the first Bangladesh bowler to take a wicket off the debut ball in ODI. Hossain achieved the feat when he trapped Hashmatullah Shahidi lbw in the 2nd ODI against Afghanistan at Dhaka.

Match: Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd ODI: Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Sep 28, 2016

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Bowlers fastest to 200 wickets in Tests

Ravichandran Ashwin reached the 200 wicket mark in tests during the first test against New Zealand at Kanpur, thus becoming only the second fastest to reach the landmark. The record is held by Clarrie Grimmett of Australia who achieved the feat in the 1930s.
Ashwin is the 9th Indian bowler to reach 200 wickets.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

CRICKET ON THIS DAY: Yuvraj Singh hits 6 sixes in an over in a T20I match

On Sep 19, 2007, Yuvraj Singh became the second batsman, after Herschelle Gibbs, to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. He smashed all the balls bowled in the 19th over by Stuart Broad in the World Cup Twenty20 encounter against England at Durban. The aggression was spurred by comments from Andrew Flintoff before the over.
India went on to win the match by 18 runs.

Watch the big hits below:

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

WATCH: L Balaji hits Shoaib Akhtar for six and breaks bat off the next delivery

Former Indian pacer and Tamil Nadu player Lakshmipathy Balaji announced his retirement from first-class and List A cricket on Wednesday.

Balaji played 8 Tests between 2003 and 2005, picking up 27 wickets at an average of 37.18. He also played 30 ODIs picking 34 wickets at an average of 39.52. In 106 first-class matches, Balaji took 330 wickets at an average of 26.10, with 16 five-fors and 4 ten-wicket hauls. In List A cricket, his record stands at 145 wickets in 100 matches at an average of 29.35.

Watch one of the interesting moment involving Balaji in the 5th ODI of the Pakistan tour of India at Lahore, 2004:

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Friday, September 16, 2016

CRICKET ON THIS DAY: Rahul Dravid's last ODI

On Sept 16, 2011, Rahul Dravid played his final ODI innings against England in the 5th ODI of the NatWest Series at Cardiff. He made 69(79) balls that featured four fours and helped India cross the 300 run mark for the first time in the series.

Dravid made a comeback to the ODI team since his last match in the Champions Trophy against West Indies at Johannesburg in September 2009. India's injury crisis on the tour and Dravid's outstanding form in the test series prompted the selectors to recall him.

Match: India tour of England, 5th ODI: England v India at Cardiff, Sep 16, 2011.
Result: England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method).

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Highest Scores by Number 11 Batsmen in ODI's

Mohammad Amir recently recorded the highest score by a Number 11 in ODI's. He became the only batsman to score a half century at Number 11 during the 3rd ODI against England at Trent Bridge(2016) in a match where England posted the highest total in ODI History.

Below are the highest totals by Number 11 batsmen in ODI's:

Mohammad Amir highest score by no 11
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

KL Rahul: Second fastest T20I hundred

KL Rahul scored the second fastest T20I hundred off 46 balls during the first T20I against West Indies at Lauderhill.

Match: India tour of West Indies and United States of America, 1st T20I: India v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 27, 2016. 
Result: West Indies won by 1 run



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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Alex Hales: Highest Score by an England Player in ODI's

Alex Hales scored the highest score by an England player (171) in ODI's during the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge where England piled up a record 444/3.

Match: Pakistan tour of England, 3rd ODI: England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 30, 2016. 
Result: England won by 169 runs.

Alex Hales highest score by an England Player in ODI

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Highest ever ODI score by an Englishman for Alex Hales

This is brilliant from Alex Hales. Look how long it takes him to realise he's hit the highest ever ODI score by an Englishman.

Posted by England Cricket on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

MS Dhoni - Player to captain in most International matches

MS Dhoni surpassed Ricky Ponting to become the player to captain in most number of International matches during the first T20I against West Indies at Lauderhill. Dhoni captained India in 60 tests, 194 ODI's and 72 T20I's.

Most international matches as captain
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India vs West Indies: Highest Aggregate in a T20I match

The first T20I between West Indies and India was a high scoring encounter which West Indies eventually won by 1 run.

The 489 runs scored became a record for the highest aggregate in a T20 match.

Match: India tour of West Indies and United States of America, 1st T20I: India v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 27, 2016 Result: West Indies won by 1 run

Highest aggregate in a T20 match
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