5. Best 1-Day International Bowling Figures
Only one man in the history of the game has taken 8 wickets in an ODI innings and it remains to date the best ever bowling figures in the format’s history. The man who did is none other than Chaminda Vaas. The skillful left-armer took 8 wickets for 19 runs against Zimbabwe in 2001. It was the first match of a tri-series. First Match was between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
4. Highest Score by a Nightwatchman
Australia’s nightwatchman Jason Gillespie clocked up a remarkable unbeaten 201 in their 2006 Test match against Bangladesh. Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie batted for 3 days and brought up a double century to make a record which is still stands tall after 16 years.
3. Shortest-Ever Test Match
South Africa tour of Australia in 1932. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first in the fifth Test on the series. They were dismissed for 36 runs in their first innings in just 23.2 overs. Australia then posted a score of 153 runs in 54.3 overs. South Africa needed 117 runs to make Australia bat again in the match. The Proteas were dismissed for 45 runs in 31.3 overs. They lost the game by an innings and 72 runs and Australia won the 5-match series 5-0. Australia defeated South Africa in just 109.2 overs, which is the least number of overs taken by a team to win a Test match.
2. Most Balls Delivered in a Single Innings
Sonny Ramadhin against England in 1957 at Edgbaston.The spinner managed to churn out a staggering 98 overs in the second innings, Most by a bowler till now and maybe forever.
1. Lowest ODI Economy Rate
West Indies pacer Phil Simmons bowled One Day International cricket’s most economical spell for a completed ten-over spell on December 17, 1992 against Pakistan in Sydney. Simmons bowled eight maidens and gave away just three runs at an economy of 0.30 . He also picked four wickets.