The game of cricket has seen various records and several of these records are been broken. Cricketers have created many records, such as hitting six sixes in an over, bowling the fastest delivery of all time, hitting the longest six, and many more. The game of cricket is very challenging and brings in new and interesting records regularly. Few records in the cricketing history are almost impossible to break. These records will be the onesthat will need the utmost efficiency of the player to break. In this article, we will discuss the cricketing records which are nearly impossible to break.
1. Maiden In Super Over
Bowling a maiden over is a challenging job, especially in T20 cricket. West Indian cricketer Sunil Narine became the first and only bowler to bowl a maiden over in a super over. Narine did this while playing a match in the Caribbean premier league, 2014 edition. He bowled the super over against a well-known West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Nicolas Pooran.
2. Shortest Ever International Test Match
Test matches are usually held for five days, but in the year 1932, while a test match was going on between South Africa and Australia in Melbourne, the game was over in just 5 hours and 53 minutes. Australia managed to score just 153 runs in their first standings. On the other hand, South Africa was all out for 36 and 45 and eventually was defeated to an innings against in no time.
3. Batting Average Of 99.94 In Test Cricket
Great Australian legend Sir Don Bradman played an overall of 52 matches in which he scored 6996 runs at a career average of 99.94. In his overall career, he scored 29 centuries and 13 fifties. It is very tough for any cricketer to challenge the record of Sir Don Bradman. Closest to him is another Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne with an average of 63.43.
4. World Cup Hat-Trick Wins
Great cricketing nations such as South Africa and New Zealand are yet to win a world cup. On the other hand, Australia has managed to win the 50 over cricket world cup consecutively for three years, they won it in 1999, 2003, and 2007. This record is yet to be broken by any cricketing nation and is quite a tough one.
5. Highest International Wickets
Great Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan has a great haul of wickets in his career and has been one of the top International bowlers. He has 1347 international wickets, out of which 800 are in test matches, and 547 are in white-ball format. It is very challenging for any existing cricketer to break the record as, among the current players, the closest to him is James Anderson, who is nearly 400 wickets away from that.
6. 100 International Centuries
It is known to all that Sachin Tendulkar has scored the highest number of centuries in international cricket. He has a total of 100 international centuries. It is also a tough record to be broken by any current cricketer. People have a high belief in Virat Kohli, who currently has 70 international centuries, but it will be very challenging for him to break the record of the God of cricket.
7. Maximum Player Of The Match Awards In ODI
Another excellent record in the name of Sachin Tendulkar is the highest number of player of the match awards in ODI cricket. Sachin has won a total of 62 players of the match awards in one-day internationals, which is the highest and is very difficult for any other player to break.
8. 19 Wickets In A Single Test Match
English cricketer Jim Laker picked 19 wickets in a single test match while playing against Australia in 1956. The only way to break this record for any cricketer is to take all 20 wickets in a particular test match, which will be a tough job. It is believed that this record will be unbreakable forever.
9. Captaincy At The Age Of 50
Dr. William Gilbert Grace was the only cricketer to serve captaincy at the age of 50 in 1899. He captained his last test match at that age which was an excellent achievement for any player and is very difficult to break. Nowadays, cricketers gradually retire by the age of 40, so it is a tough job for any cricketer to captain at the age of 50.
10. Highest Score By A Night Watchman
An excellent record is in the name of Jason Gillespie, who scored a remarkable 201 in 2006 during a test match in which he was sent in as a night watchman. His job was to supply and occupy the crease for a particular time during the end of the day’s play but he managed to score a double century which is a record of the highest score by any night watchman till date.