General Knowledge

Cricket – Records

Highest win margin (by runs)290 runs by New Zealand against Ireland, 2008
Highest innings total481 by England against Australia, 2018
Most runs in the second innings to win438 by South Africa against Australia, Johannesburg 2005-06
Lowest innings total35 by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka, Harare 2004
Highest individual score264 by Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka, Kolkata 2014-15
Most consecutive win21 matches by Australia
Most consecutive defeat23 matches by Bangladesh
Most centuries49 by Sachin Tendulkar
Most fifties96 by Sachin Tendulkar
Most career runs18, 426 by Sachin Tendulkar in 452 innings
Most fours in career2016 by Sachin Tendulkar
Most sixes in career351 by Shahid Afridi
Most fours in an innings33 fours by Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka, Kolkata
Most sixes in an innings16 by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers
Most runs in a calendar year1894 by Sachin Tendulkar in 33 Innings, 1998
Most runs in an over36 by Herschelle Gibbs
Most wickets534 by Muttiah Muralitharan in 350 innings
Most runs conceded in an innings113 by Mick Lewis of Australia against South Africa, Johannesburg 2006
Most 5 wickets in an innings13 by Waqar Younis
Most sixes in a match38 sixes India and Australia, Bangalore 2013
Most fours in a match87 South Africa and Australia, Johannesburg 2006
Most fours in an innings56 by Sri Lanka against Natherlands, 2006
Most extras in an innings59 by Pakistan
Most wides in an innings37 by Pakistan against West Indies, Brisbane 1989
Most no balls in an innings20 by India against Pakistan, Karachi 2004
Most consecutive matches for a team185 matches by Sachin Tendulkar
Most matches as captain230 matches by Ricky Ponting, Australia
Most runs in debut match148 by DL Haynes of West Indies against Australia, St John’s 1978
Most ducks in career34 by Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka
Most catches in ODI career (fielding)218 by Mahela Jayawardene
Most dismissals482 by KC Sangakkara, Sri Lanka
Most catches(Keeping)417 by Adam Gilchrist, Australia
Most stumpings105 by MS Dhoni, India
Most matches played463 by Sachin Tendulkar
Fastest fifties16 balls by AB de Villiers against West Indies, Johannesburg 2015
Fastest centuries31 balls by AB de Villiers against West Indies in Johannesburg, 2015
Best innings figures8-19 by Chaminda Vaas against Zimbabwe, Colombo 2001
Highest partnerships372 by Chris Gayle and Samuels against Zimbabwe, Canberra, 2015
Best career economy rate3.09 by Joel Garner
Fastest to 1000 runsViv Richards (WI), KP Pietersen (ENG), Q d Kock(SA), Babar Azam(Pak) and IJL Trott (ENG) in 21 innings
Fastest to 10000 runsSachin Tendulkar in 259 innings
First Hat-TricksJalal-ud-Din of Pakistan against Australia in 1982
Fastest to 100 wicketsMitchell Starc of Australia in 52 matches

World Cup Cricket Info

★ First world cup match was played at Lord’s, London on 7th June 1975 between England v India. England won the match by 202 runs.

★ DL Amiss from England is the first batsmen to score a hundred in World Cup. He scores 137 against India in the first match of World Cup.

★ 1975 World Cup is the only ODI World Cup which didn’t feature a sub-continent team in the semi-finals.

★ Mohinder Amaranth is the first bowler to take wicket in World Cup.

★ Chetan Sharma was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in a Cricket World Cup.

★ Sachin Tendulkar of India holds the records of scoring most runs (2278), highest number of centuries (6) and highest number of fifties (21).

★ Ricky Ponting of Australia holds the record of most sixes (31), most matches as captain (29), most catches by a fielder (28) and most appearances (46).

★ Australian Glenn McGrath take most wickets (71), most wickets in a world cup tournament (26) and best bowling figures (7-15 against Namibia).

★ Adam Gilchrist of Australia holds the record of most dismissals as wicketkeeper (52), most dismissals in a series (21) and most dismissals in an innings (6).

★ Australia holds the record of highest score in a match. Australia score 417 for 6 wickets against Afghanistan in 2015.

★ Australia hold the records of most wins (55 matches), 100% win in two world cup series (2003 and 2007), most consecutive wins (25 match).

★ Zimbabwe holds the records of most losses (37 match) and most consecutive defeats (18 matches).

★ Canada score 36 run against Sri Lanka in 2003 World Cup, which is lowest ever score by a team.

★ Ireland holds the record of highest successful run chase (329-7) in World Cup. It was against England, 2011.

★ Australia wins by 275 run against Afghanistan, 2015 which is the highest winning margin by runs in any world cup match.

★ Record for highest partnership holds by Chris Gayle and MN Samuels , West Indies with 372 runs against Zimbabwe in 2015.

★ Fastest century score by Kevin O’Brien of Ireland against England (2011) in 50 balls.

★ MC Snedden, New Zealand conceded most runs in an innings with 105 runs in 12 over against England in 1983.

★ Lance Klusener, South Africa holds the record of highest average (124.00) and highest strike rate (121.17).

★ Best economy rate by a bowler Andy Roberts of West Indies 3.24.

★ Zaheer Khan of India with 27.1 holds the record fo best strike rate.

★ Fastest fifty records hold by New Zealand Brendon McCullum against England, in 18 balls

★ Highest score in an innings by Martin Guptill of New Zealand against West Indies. He scores 237.

★ Scotland concedes most extras in an innings (59) against Pakistan, 1999.

★ Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds hosted highest number of matches with 12.

★ David Shepherd of England attends as umpire in 46 matches which is a record.

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