In pictures: 11 cricketing facts and numbers that will amaze you!

11-Jun-2017
  • Vinod Kambli (54.20) has a better Test average than Sachin Tendulkar (53.78). It is another matter altogether that Kambli played only 17 Tests and Tendulkar 200. Pic/Midday Archives
    Vinod Kambli (54.20) has a better Test average than Sachin Tendulkar (53.78). It is another matter altogether that Kambli played only 17 Tests and Tendulkar 200. Pic/Midday Archives
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  • One of India's greatest leg-spinners, Bhagwath Chandrasekhar took more Test wickets than the number of runs he scored. He claimed 242 wickets at an average of 29.74, but scored 167 runs at a measly average of 4.07. Pic/Cricket Colour Collection
    One of India's greatest leg-spinners, Bhagwath Chandrasekhar took more Test wickets than the number of runs he scored. He claimed 242 wickets at an average of 29.74, but scored 167 runs at a measly average of 4.07. Pic/Cricket Colour Collection
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  • South African Brian McMillan has a one-day century to his name, but he never scored a half-century in the format. Similarly, India's Ajit Agarkar has a Test century to his name, but never made a half-century! Pics/AFP
    South African Brian McMillan has a one-day century to his name, but he never scored a half-century in the format. Similarly, India's Ajit Agarkar has a Test century to his name, but never made a half-century! Pics/AFP
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  • Australia's Jason Gillespie scored a double hundred against Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test of 2006. He also earned the man of the match award for his performance. Ironically, he was dropped for the next Test, and never played for Australia again. Pic/AFP
    Australia's Jason Gillespie scored a double hundred against Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test of 2006. He also earned the man of the match award for his performance. Ironically, he was dropped for the next Test, and never played for Australia again. Pic/AFP
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  • Brett Lee and Bob Willis both have 300 plus wickets in Tests. But never once did they manage to claim 10 wickets in a match during their illustrious careers. Pics/AFP
    Brett Lee and Bob Willis both have 300 plus wickets in Tests. But never once did they manage to claim 10 wickets in a match during their illustrious careers. Pics/AFP
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  • Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq hold the record for most ODI runs scored without a century (yes, he doesn't have one!). He has 4500 plus runs to his credit. Shane Warne holds the corresponding record in Tests. He compiled 3154 runs with an agonizing best of 99! Pics/AFP
    Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq hold the record for most ODI runs scored without a century (yes, he doesn't have one!). He has 4500 plus runs to his credit. Shane Warne holds the corresponding record in Tests. He compiled 3154 runs with an agonizing best of 99! Pics/AFP
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  • Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva made his highest score of 267 in the Wellington Test against New Zealand in 1991. His next double hundred came in his very last Test, against Bangladesh at Colombo in July 2002. Pic/AFP
    Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva made his highest score of 267 in the Wellington Test against New Zealand in 1991. His next double hundred came in his very last Test, against Bangladesh at Colombo in July 2002. Pic/AFP
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  • While Brian Lara broke the record for the highest Test score twice, his best one-day score of 169 came in October 1995 against Sri Lanka at Sharjah, 12 years before his retirement. Pic/AFP
    While Brian Lara broke the record for the highest Test score twice, his best one-day score of 169 came in October 1995 against Sri Lanka at Sharjah, 12 years before his retirement. Pic/AFP
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  • New Zealand's Jeff Wilson's made his one-day debut for the national side in 1993 and, after being dropped, earned a shock recall 12 years later, in 2005. In between, Wilson played rugby and became a highly successful All-Black player. He retired from rugby at 28, and started playing cricket again! Pics/AFP
    New Zealand's Jeff Wilson's made his one-day debut for the national side in 1993 and, after being dropped, earned a shock recall 12 years later, in 2005. In between, Wilson played rugby and became a highly successful All-Black player. He retired from rugby at 28, and started playing cricket again! Pics/AFP
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  • South African ODI skipper AB de Villiers had played 78 Test innings before recording his first duck. This is a record for most number of innings played before registering first Test duck. Pic/AFP
    South African ODI skipper AB de Villiers had played 78 Test innings before recording his first duck. This is a record for most number of innings played before registering first Test duck. Pic/AFP
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  • Although Zimbabwe have been playing Test cricket since 1992, Heath Streak remains the only player from the country to have taken over 100 wickets. He has 216 Test scalps to his list. The next best on the list is Ray Price with 80. Pic/AFP
    Although Zimbabwe have been playing Test cricket since 1992, Heath Streak remains the only player from the country to have taken over 100 wickets. He has 216 Test scalps to his list. The next best on the list is Ray Price with 80. Pic/AFP
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