Did You Know that
The first hat-trick in Cricket World Cup was claimed by Chetan Sharma of India against New Zealand.
Chris Gayle of West Indies is the first batsman to score a century in T20 Cricket. [That is kind of expected though..]
Shahid Afridi has more ODI wickets than Anil Kumble or Shane Warne. [Of course he has played more matches than them]
Greg Chappell of Australia has scored a century both in his first and final test match.
Sir Don Bradman has 7 test ducks against his name.
3 West Indian cricketers have scored hundreds in their hundredth ODI match. They are Gordon Greenidge, Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
In his 105 ODI innings, Kepler Wessels has never been dismissed for a duck.
Ricky Ponting of Australia has the unique distinction of scoring a hundred in each innings of his hundredth test match. His scores being 120 and 143 not out. The match was played against South Africa.
England’s Jim Laker’s spell in a Test match at Old Trafford in 1956 where he took 19 Australian wickets for just 90 runs is still the best bowling figures ever in a match. He is incidentally also the first bowler in cricketing history to dismiss all eleven batsmen of his opponent team in a single test match.
Jimmy Mathews of Australia holds the unique distinction of being the only blower to claim a hat-trick in either innings of a single test match. He achieved this feat in the Old Trafford Test against South Africa; in the year 1912.