Phil Simmons’s economy rate of 0.3 in a one-day international!
In the time when batsmen have become the nightmare for even the most top rated bowlers, it’s unimaginable to think of a match where a bowler completes his spell with an economy of just 0.3 in a one-day international! Really? Yes, it’s true and this unusual but rare world record was made by Phil Simmons for West Indies against Pakistan in 1992. He bowled his spell of 10 overs after completion of all his overs, he had just given more than 0.3 runs per over!
16 successive test match victories of Australia!
Australia can never be doubted to break any record, as they themselves are record holders of perhaps every kind, especially test and one-day internationals. Considering their test performance it was no exception when they achieved this hard to repeat and even close to reach record, of winning 16 consecutive test matches during 1999-2001 under the captaincy of the great Steve Waugh. Not only this, they did it again, during 2005-08 but this time under skipper Ricky Ponting-another great Australian cricketer. No other country has been able to catch these figures even once, since 2008.
Jim Laker’s record figure of 19-90 in a single test match!
Jim Laker, the greatest bowler of England and probably the world’s finest off-spinner, was like an inevitable havoc for the Australian batsmen in a test which made him immortal in the history of cricket and also in the hearts of all Englishmen for all centuries to come. The figure read 19 wickets for just 90 runs in both innings combined, and out of the 20 dismissals, 19 were his victims! Taking 10/10 is perfect but making it 19/20 is exceptional and he did it. Kind of near impossible, isn’t it?
Don Bradman’s ultimate feat of 99.94 test average!
Who’s the all-time best cricketer that the game has ever seen? One is India’s epic hero, the great Sachin Tendulkar and the other-perhaps the greatest of all, Sir Donald George Bradman. But why? In tests, 99.94 is not just an average or a number but it also tells you the scoring rate at which Sir Don might have scored those runs during his unparalleled career. It’s tough to beat, really-and it’s because one needs to be very-very dedicated towards the game to be as consistent as Sir Bradman. One would even wonder, looking even at his first-class average, of 95.14-out of your range guys! This is even more unmatched than any record set till date, in the cricket history.