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* The Olympic Special:

A cricket tournament, played as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics, took place on 19–20 August at the Vélodrome de Vincennes. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, and was won by 158 runs by Great Britain.

The two-day game commenced on 19 August 1900. Great Britain batted first and scored 117, and bowled France out for 78. Great Britain then scored 145 for 5 in their second innings, setting the hosts a target of 185. The tourists bowled out France for 26 to win the match by 158 runs, a significant margin, but with only five minutes of the match remaining. The Great Britain team was awarded silver medals and the French team bronze medals, together with miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower. The match was formally recognized as being an Olympic contest in 1912, and the medals were later reassigned as gold and silver. (Check out Why Cricket is not part of the Olympics?)

Source: Wikipedia

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* The first batsman to be dismissed for 99 on his Test debut was Australia’s Arthur Chipperfield at Tent Bridge in 1934. He was 99 not out at lunch.
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* The first player to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in the same Test was Australia’s Alan Davidson in 1960.
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* The first batsman to share in 50 century partnerships in Tests was India’s Sunil Gavaskar.
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# Sachin Tendulkar Special:

* ”He scored a fantastic 148 in Shane Warne’s debut Test in Sydney and then followed it up with another century at Perth, one of the toughest pitches in the world, where Indians have traditionally struggled. The value of his hundred increased because all the other Indian batsmen struggled. His weakness is the fact that he is so talented. His adrenaline pumps strongly when he walks out to bat with the noise of the crowds. You can’t hear yourself think with that noise.
I would pay $1000 to watch Sachin bat. To score a 148 at Sydney – and that too when you are 18 — was out of the ordinary though the wicket was a lot like the ones you encounter in India, flat with lots of runs for the taking…”
The above facts are told by Allan Border.

* Like loads of other cricketers, Sachin is pretty superstitious – he’ll always put on his left pad before his right whenever he’s getting padded up!

* Sachin was given a pair of pads by his cricket hero Sunil Gavaskar when he was a schoolboy – and he made his Test debut for India against Pakistan aged just 16-years old in 1989 wearing those very pads

* Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to be dismissed (run out) by using the television replays by the third umpire, Jonty Rhodes was the fielder.
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* Sourav Ganguly is the only Cricketer to have won 4 successive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.
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* Only four Test Match Series have ended 0-0 result with all five matches being drawn. India was involved in three of them, including two in a row against Pakistan.
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* The only rule of Cricket that has not had any changes or modifications, is the length of the pitch. (For other Cricket Rules click here)
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* Mike gatting had his nose broken by a ball from Malcolm Marshall while batting v West Indies at Kingston in 1986. The ball unfortunately dropped from his nose on to the wicket.
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* India were all out for 54 in October 2000, their lowest ever total in One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka.
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* Paul Strang is the only Zimbabwean batsmen to score 100 runs and take 5 wickets in an innings of a test match
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* The first bowler to take ten wickets in a Test Innings was Jim Laker in 1956.
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* The only two Test Cricket players to play Davis Cup Tennis were Cota Ramaswami of India and West Indies wicket-keeper Ralph Legall.
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* The first bowler to take 5 wickets in a Test innings was Australia’s Billy Midwinter in 1877.
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* Steve Waugh made 87 consecutive ODI appearances for Australia, and was then dropped, only to be replaced by his twin brother Mark Waugh..!
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* The first century in Test Match Cricket was scored by Charlie Bannerman, playing for Australia, in 1877.
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* Wilfred Rhodes had the longest ever Test Career : 30 years 315 days from 1899 to 1930. (Sachin, are you reading this..? 😉 )
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* Ramiz Raja was caught off a no-ball, but, failing to hear the umpire’s call, left his crease to return to the pavilion. He was then given out ‘run out’ by the square leg umpire. Pakistan vs. England at Perth in January 1987.

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