Trivia

This Day That Year: Kaif, Yuvraj script historic NatWest Trophy win

July 13 is etched into the memory of every Indian cricket follower as on this day, 18 years ago, Sourav Ganguly’s troops defeated England in the NatWest Trophy final at the iconic Lord’s in thrilling fashion. Batting first, England posted a commanding total of 325/5 in 50 overs. Marcus Trescothick …

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STATS: West Indies’ rare record, Jermaine Blackwood’s liking for England and other stats

On an enthralling final day at the Ageas Bowl, Cricket’s return after an extended break was celebrated with fervour as the the Caribbean reggae filled the air. A game that swung back and forth on the final day firmly tilted in West Indies’ direction after a brilliant Roston Chase – …

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Trivia Tuesday: Shai Hope’s unique cricketing record

Windies batsman Shai Hope is one of the leading batsmen in One Day Internationals in the last few years. Since 2016, he is the fourth highest run-scorer in ODIs behind Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Joe Root. While Hope is acknowledged mostly for his twin Test tons at Headingley against …

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This Day That Year || The ball of the century and Shane Warne

“It was a fluke” Unabashed, open and outspoken as always, this is how Shane Warne talked of arguably the greatest moment on the field by a non-batsman. That Ashes 1993 leg-break is etched into the very fabric of cricket as an unforgettable cricketing moment. Mike Gatting was bamboozled, the umpire …

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Trivia: The mysterious spell of 0-0-8-0

Abdur Rehman, the Pakistan left-arm spinner, had the unique distinction of conceding eight runs wothout bowling a single legitimate delivery in the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. The left-arm spinner was barred from bowling before he had delivered a legal ball as he came on in the …

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TRIVIA TUESDAY: 3 different players, 3 different double tons, one striking similarity

Double tons are as rare in ODI cricket as are coincidences in life. But one striking similarity between the highest individual ODI scores of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma will leave you awestruck.   Those were three different knocks of 200*, 219 and 264 played by three different …

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