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Did you all know that there are still a lot of cricket records that has been untouched & has been standing the test of time.

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Here they are

  1. The best bowling figures in a single test match stands in the name of a former England spinner, Jim Laker, who in a test against arch rivals, the Aussies took 10 wickets in the 1st innings & added another 9 wickets in the 2nd innings to return record figures in a test of 19 wickets for 90 runs.
  2. Sir Donald Bradman of Australia still holds the record for the most number of runs in a test series of 974 runs against England.
  3. Hanif Mohammad of Pakistan holds the record for the longest individual innings in a test 970 minutes occupation of the crease against the West Indies.
  4. The highest individual score on test debut stands in the name of Tip Foster, who made 287 runs.
  5. Everyone would have heard about the 3 W’s in West Indies cricket history. Weekes, Walcott & Worrell. Clyde Walcott is the only batsman top have scored 5 centuries in a 5 match test series v Australia & also holds another unique record of scoring centuries in both innings in a test twice. Weekes has scored 5 consecutive centuries in 5 consecutive innings of a test.
  6. West Indian great Sir Garfield Sobers got 365 runs in one innings of a test, & that happens to be the highest maiden test century score in the history of cricket.
  7. There is one one individual by the name Jimmy Matthews of Australia, who took 2 hat tricks in the same test in both the innings against South Africa.

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