Cricket Facts of 2023: Many unique feats have happened in the world of cricket in 2023. Cricket teams and cricket players from all over the world including India have made some such records in the world of cricket, which were never seen before 2023. Let us tell you about some such 5 interesting cricket facts.
New Zealand got a historic victory by one run
In 2023, New Zealand won the match by 1 run even after follow-on in a test match played against England in Wellington. New Zealand became the second team to win a test match by just 1 run. Earlier in 1993, West Indies had defeated Australia by 1 run in a test match played at Adelaide ground.
Bangladesh recorded the biggest win in test history
In 2023, Bangladesh team defeated Afghanistan by 546 runs in a test match played in Mirpur, which is the biggest win of the 21st century in terms of runs. Before Bangladesh, in 1934, Australia had defeated England in a test match by 562 runs at the Oval in England. At the same time, in 1928, the England team defeated Australia by 675 runs in a test match in Brisbane, which is the biggest test win till date.
Two captains played 50th test match together
The match between India and Australia was played in the final match of the World Test Championship 2023. In that match, the captain of the Indian team was Rohit Sharma, while the captain of Australia was Pat Cummins. It was the 50th Test match for both these captains, and this was the first time in the history of Test cricket that the captains of two teams had played the 50th Test match of their career together.
Timed out for the first time in international cricket
During the ICC ODI World Cup, during the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, for the first time in international cricket, a player was declared out through the time out rule. Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews became the first international cricketer to lose his wicket through timed out. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan appealed for the dismissal of new batsman Angelo Mathews after he did not play the next ball for 120 seconds, and the umpire declared Mathews out.
Virat Kohli scored 50th ODI century
In 2023, Virat Kohli became the batsman with the most centuries in ODI cricket. He became the world batsman to score 50 ODI centuries, breaking the record of former batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who scored the highest number of 49 centuries in ODIs. Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century in the semi-final match against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup.
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