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Top 5 unknown cricket facts that will blow your mind

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Cricket is always known as an unpredictable game. Over the history of so many years of cricket, many things have happened. Many records are broken and new records are created over the span. But sometimes in cricket, too many things happen that nobody ever thought of it.

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So for the cricket fans, we bring the top 5 those unknown cricket facts which will blow your mind. These facts will make you think again how is this possible. So have a look.

Top 5 unknown cricket facts


1) On the morning of 11/11/11, South Africa needed 111 runs to win at 11:11

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Scoreboard of 11:11, 11/11/11: ICC

This is beyond the coincidence which left every cricket fan shocked. This happened when South Africa was chasing in 1st test against Australia at Cape Town.

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2) Chris Gayle only batsman to hit six on the first ball of a Test Match

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Chris Gayle in Test: CWI

Yes, you read that right. Six on a very first ball of a test match. Chris Gayle known as the Universal Boss achieved this feat in 2010 playing against Bangladesh and this record is still standing.


3) The only bowler to take a Hat-Trick on his Birthday

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Australian bowler Peter Siddle: CA

Peter Siddle of Australia is the only bowler who took the Hat-Trick on his birthday. He took this hat-trick against England on November 25, 2010, during the first test match at Brisbane.

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4) Virat Kohli taking a wicket on 0th ball of his T20 Cricket

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Virat Kohli bowling: BCCI

Yes, Indian Captain Virat Kohli took the wicket on the 0th ball of his T20 career. In a T20I match against England in 2011, Virat Kohli was handed the ball for the first time in his T20 career by MS Dhoni.

Virat Kohli bowled a wide ball on the leg side. But batsman Kevin Pietersen charged down the track and miss the ball and Dhoni stumped him out.


5) Adam Gilchrist taking a wicket on the first and last ball of his career

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Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist celebrating after taking a wicket in IPL: BCCI

Adam Gilchrist, one of the finest wicket-keeper this cricket world has ever seen. Australian legendary wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist had never bowled a single delivery in his international cricket. But he tried his hands on the ball in his last professional game. Playing for Kings XI Punjab in IPL

So here was the list of top 5 unknown cricket facts. You can also read our articles likes, Top 5 biggest upsets in the Cricket World Cup history | Top 5 greatest chases in the ODI cricket history | Top 5 greatest run chase in Test cricket history


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