TOP 10 – Remarkable Cricketing Stats!

Statistics feature more heavily in cricket than perhaps in any other sport and many cricket fans are obsessed with statistics. Be it batting and bowling averages or bowling economies and batting strike rates. Listed below are the Top 10 astonishing cricket stats we have seen over the years.

  1. Most Number of Dismissals as a Wicketkeeper (Mark Boucher) March Boucher has a total tally of 998 dismissals in all formats of the game making him the most prolific wicket-keeper in history. If it weren’t for the devastating eye injury Boucher suffered during a match against Somerset, he may well have broken the 1000 dismissals barrier.

 

  1. Highest Individual Score in an ODI (Rohit Sharma) – Rohit Sharma scored a massive total of 264 runs in just a mere 173 balls against Sri Lanka in 2014 and still continues to be the highest individual score in white ball cricket by some distance.

 

  1. Fastest Ball in Cricket History (Shoaib Akhtar) – In the 2003 World Cup, Akhtar became the fastest bowler in the recorded history and the first to break the 100 MPH mark. He bowled a delivery with an expeditious speed of 100.23 MPH.

 

  1. Highest ODI Score in History (England) – England created history when they scored a gigantic total of 481 runs aided by centuries from Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow. England managed to score 481 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs and managed to defeat Australia by 242 runs and sealed victory in 2018 ODI series at Trent Bridge.

 

  1. Taking 10 Wickets in an Innings (Anil Kumble) – In 1999, Kumble became one of the only two bowlers ever the other being Englishman Jim Laker to take all 10 wickets in a single test match innings. Kumble picked up his 10 against Pakistan in his single 21 over spell in Delhi. He ended up with a figure of 74/10.

 

  1. Highest Single Innings Score in a Test (Sri Lanka) – In 1997, Sri Lanka broke the record for the highest single innings score by a team in test match cricket accumulating 952/6 against India at Colombo. Sanath Jayasuria single handedly scored a massive score of 348 of 578 deliveries.

 

  1. Most Number of Wickets by a Bowler in a Test (Jim Laker) – In 1956, Jim Laker managed to take 19 wickets in a single test match against Australia. No bowler has managed to take more wickets in a single test match. Laker spent the evening after the match sipping beer in a pub and barely hours after producing the greatest bowling performance ever, with everyone discussing the test result, he was not recognized by a single person there.

 

  1. Most Test Wickets in Career (Mutthiah Muralitharan) – Muralitharan picked up a total of 800 test wickets in his entire career, a record unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. Muralitharan took his 800th wicket in his final ball of test cricket and signed off in style.

 

  1. Highest Individual Test Innings Score (Brian Lara) – Brian Lara scored a mammoth individual score of 400* against England at St John’s in 2004. Brian Lara also became the first man to score 500 runs in a first class innings when he scored an unbeaten 501* while playing for the English county team Warwickshire against Durham.

 

  1. Highest Batting Average (Sir Donald Bradman) – Sir Donald Bradman just needed 4 runs in his last innings to finish his test career with a majestic batting average of 100 but was given out for a duck. Perhaps the most famous duck in cricket history.
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