Cricket Trivia


 

                There are 10 ways in which a batsman can get out in cricket:

  •  Caught
  •  Bowled
  •  Leg Before Wicket
  •  Run Out
  •  Stumped
  •  Handling the ball
  •  Obstructing the field
  •  Hit the ball twice
  •  Hit Wicket
  •  Timed out.
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                      Only thrice in the history of test cricket has a team come back from following to win a test match. Strangely enough Australia has been at the receiving end on all three occasions. At the SCG in 1894-95 Australia lost by 10 runs, having scored 586 in the first innings (the highest score by a losing team) and asking England to follow-on. The second time it happened was at Headingley in 1981 when an inspired Ian Botham and a devastating Bob Willis helped England win by 18 runs. The last occasion was in 2000-01 at Calcutta when a VVS Laxman master-class helped by Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh helped India win by an amazing 171 runs after following on.

     

                         No one has ever scored 4 successive one-day centuries. Herschelle Gibbs scored 3 successive centuries, and was on 97* when South Africa needed 4 to win. Alok Kapali bowled a wide which went for 4, and Gibbs was denied the record by the tiniest of margins!

     

                         Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer to have won four successive Man of the Match awards in One-day Internationals.

                         Sachin Tendulkar is the first person to give out by the third umpire[TV umpire]

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