No doubt, like many other sports Cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well known records exist those are unbreakable by its nature. Many of us know about Bradman’ 99.94 Test average or Sachin’s 100 international centuries. Here we present the Most Under Rated Cricket Records, which may never ever be broken.
Every cricket fan has an idea about Murali’s international wickets or Sir Jack Hobbs first class records, and we already have published a List About Top 10 Most Unbeatable Cricket Records. But in this article we will demonstrate to you some of the Most Under Rated Cricket Records that are unknown to many cricket lovers.
- Top 10 Most Under Rated Cricket Records That May Never Be Broken
- Most consecutive test matches
- Best Bowling Accuracy
- Oldest Test Debut
- Most Wickets in a series – 49 (4 Tests)
- Century and Double century on Debut
- Best Bowling Figure – 10 wickets for 10 runs
- Most Balls Delivered in a Single Innings
- 3. Lowest ODI Economy Rate – (0.3)
- Greatest margins of victory by an innings
- Shortest-Ever Test Match
Top 10 Most Under Rated Cricket Records That May Never Be Broken
Most consecutive test matches
The former Australian captain Allan Border (one of all time best cricket captain) has played 153 Test matches from 10 Mar 1979 to 25 March 1994 without missing a single test. The other Australian batsman Mark Waugh comes second who played 107 consecutive tests for Australia. However, England’s test cricket captain Alistair Cook is closely following Border’s record with 107 tests at present. But cook who is aged almost 30 has a very tough task to play 4 or 5 more years with his current batting form and injury will also be a big factor for this English batsman.
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Best Bowling Accuracy
It appears like a surprise when we find out a bowler had bowled 5473 (900 overs) without a single wide especially in one day internationals. Michael Holding, the former great West Indian bowler who is also known as the whispering death has this unique record of bowling. He was a mixture of great pace and accuracy. Looking at the current ODIs bowlers, it looks this record will stay for a long time and may be never broken in future.
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Oldest Test Debut
James Southerton of England made his Test debut at 49 years 119 days and now I have nothing to describe about this record because it is confirmed that this record will never be eclipsed by any other cricketer.
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Most Wickets in a series – 49 (4 Tests)
One of the best leg-break bowlers of all time, Sydney Barnes took 49 wickets in just 4 test matches against South Africa in 1913/14 Test series. He took five wickets or more for seven times during that series and also got four consecutive five wicket hauls. As per many cricketers and experts, Barnes is the best bowler of the 20th century. Jim Laker of England took 46 wickets during the five match ashes series against Australia in 1956. Recently Shane Warne had taken 40 wickets against England in the famous 2005 Ashes series.
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Century and Double century on Debut
According to Test cricket records, only one cricketer has ever managed to score a double-century and another hundred in his first match. Lawrence Rowe scored 214 in the first innings and another century of 100 not out for West Indies against New Zealand in Kingston in 1971-72. Yasir Hameed of Pakistan is the only other cricketer who scored centuries in both innings on his first test when he scored 170 and 105 for Pakistan against Bangladesh in 2003
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Best Bowling Figure – 10 wickets for 10 runs
Against Nottinghamshire in a home game in 1932, Hedley Verity took 10-10 in 19.4 overs for Yorkshire. Till now he holds the record for the best bowling figures in an innings. He is also the bowler who dismissed Sir Donald Bradman more times than any other Test bowler.
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Most Balls Delivered in a Single Innings
At Edgbaston in 1957, Sonny Ramadhin bowled a massive 588 deliveries (98 overs) in the second innings against England. No other bowler has ever crossed the 90 Overs mark in a single innings in Test cricket. His bowling figure was 98–35–179–2 in that match. Zimbabwe’s Ray Price comes second when he bowled 79 overs in a 2001 Test match against South Africa.
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3. Lowest ODI Economy Rate – (0.3)
Phil Simmon’s bowling figures of 10-8-3-4 against Pakistan On December 17, 1992 at Sydney will forever think of as the best economical bowling spell of One day international cricket. Simmon’s record still stays in the record book as the most economical bowling in ODI, by bowlers who completed their quota of overs. Looking at current bowling restrictions in ODIs, the record looks like unbeatable.
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Greatest margins of victory by an innings
In a one-sided game, Pakistan Railways defeated Dera Ismail Khan by a thumping margin of an innings and 851 runs on December 4, 1964 in an Ayub Trophy game. Raliway’s skipper Bashir Haider won the toss and elected to bat first and declared the innings after making an incredible 910-6 in the first innings. On reply Dera Ismail were bowled out for 32 in the first innings. In the second innings, they made just 27. The 851 runs margin still remains the largest one in First Class cricket.
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Shortest-Ever Test Match
This seems unbelievable when you attend a test match finished in exactly 5 hours and 53 minutes. South Africa batted first and was dismissed for 36 in the first innings. In reply Australia scored 153 and took a lead of 117 runs. In the second innings, South Africa was all out after making just 45 and fell to an innings defeat against Australia. Australia’s 153 remain as the smallest ever aggregate by a side in a victory. The Test lasted for five hours 53 minutes, which is the shortest duration.
So which one is your favorite out of the list of Most Under Rated Cricket Records.