Cricket is a game of abundances whereas most players impede that they play for records. There is definitely a specific amount of personal achievement in breaking cricket records or making new ones. After all, it helps to quantify the importance of the player’s attainments.
With 3 formats and more & more countries playing cricket, records are being set & broken quite repeatedly. There are some, yet, that has taken the test of time and it would take a gigantic effort to break them. Especially in WOMEN’s cricket.
However, considerable other records don’t see the light of the day but are equally insane and nearly undefeatable.
Let’s take a look at 5 such records:
Youngest player to score a century
In International cricket, earlier the record for the youngest player to score a century was titled by former Pakistan all-rounder and skipper Shahid Afridi.
In that game, he scored 102 runs against Sri Lanka at the age of 16 years and 217 days and helped his team in winning the march.
Afterwards, right-handed Mithali Raj played a match-winning knock of 114 runs against Ireland and broke that record at the age of 16 years and 205 days in 1999.
It’s been more than two decades but still, no cricketer (male or female) has managed to go past that record.
Oldest ODI player
Cricket, a sporting game in which player has to maintain themselves fit enough to play at international level as the player has to endure on their toes.
It looks like a simple chore for watchers but it’s not as many players also fail to manage the pressure and tempo of the sport and indirectly steers to the retirement.
In ODI format, the oldest ever player to emerge in an ODI is Nolan Clarke at the age of 47 years and 257 days. But, West Indies veteran player Stephanie Power has broken that record long ago as she is an active ODI player and presently, she is 63 years and 43 days.
The veteran is yet to announce her retirement in international cricket and there is no male cricketer of her age actively playing in the limited-overs format.
Youngest to score a double century
Scoring a hundred in international cricket is proudest as well as difficult chore for any batsman irrespective of gender.
And scoring a double ton also glimpsed like an impossible thing to achieve before Sachin Tendulkar, smashes a double ton against South Africa in 2010.
Later, many players like Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Martin Guptil followed the footsteps of Master Blaster.
Therefore attained Kiwi Women batter Amelia Kerr who smashed 232 runs (not out) off 145 balls scattered 31 boundaries and two sixes against Denmark in 2018.
Kerr was just 17 years 243 days old when she became the youngest player in the world to score a double century in the limited-overs format.
The highest percentage of runs in an innings
In cricket, every batter is determined to stake a satisfactory percentage of runs in the team’s total on the back of his/her batting.
In female cricket, Enid Blackwell holds the record for scoring highest proportion of runs in a Test match inning, comprising men’s cricket as well. She scored 112* out of England’s 164/10 in 2nd innings.
Blackwell scored 68.29 per cent runs of team’s runs in the innings. It is the highest proportion of team’s runs scored by a player in a Test inning.
However, in Men’s cricket, the record is 67.34 per cent, held by Charles Bannerman in the first-ever Test match (1877).
Consecutive T20Is with at least one wicket
In T20 format, Radha Yadav who is the slow left-arm orthodox bowler of Indian Women Cricket team achieved this unique record.
She has consistently taken at least one wicket in her last 24 games and her wicket-taking streak is still active. Earlier, this record was held by Megan Schutt (23 matches).
In men’s cricket, the wicket-taking spree record was held by Lasith Malinga and Ish Sodhi which ends after 16 games.