Top 6 Most Cricket Records That Never Broken
1. The shortest ever Test match
Would you believe a Test match at Melbourne in 1932 ended in just five hours and 53 minutes? It actually did when South Africa were bowled out for 36 and 45 in response to Australia’s 153.
2. Highest Test average
Yes, it’s time to talk of the legend Bradman! The Australian batsman required just 4 runs in his last innings to finish with an average of 100 but unfortunately he got out for a duck. Yet a career average of 99.94 is almost unbreakable!
3. Most centuries in first-class cricket
This famous record was also referred to as a question in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. And the man who holds the said record is Sir Jack Hobbs, with not just 199 centuries in first-class cricket but a total of 61,760 runs, which is another record in itself.
4. Most runs in an innings.
West Indian great Brian Lara was someone who loved playing long innings. Not only does he hold the record for the highest runs in a Test-match innings (400 against England in 2004), he also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket (501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham in 1994).
5. Time for Hundred Hundreds.
This record is unlikely to be broken for a long time. Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 centuries in his 23-year career. These included 51 centuries in Test matches and 49 in ODIs. He also finished with a mammoth 34,348 international runs.
6. Chris Gayle’s 175 in an IPL match.
Gayle’s thunderous 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League might look breakable in the first instance, but it is almost impossible to get 175 for a single batsman in just 20 overs.