Test cricket is the oldest format of cricket, and it may not be as exciting as white-ball cricket, but it has a different place for the cricket lover. Many people say that test cricket is real cricket because they get to see the contest between the batter and bowler, and test cricket tastes the player. We have come up with 13 records that will be impossible to break in the future after analyzing top cricket news.
- 200 Test Matches
Playing 200 test matches for the nation is not a cup of tea, but the “God of Cricket” Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 test matches for India. He made his debut in 1989, retired in 2013, and made many records in his 24 years of career but playing 200 cricket matches seems unbreakable. The reason is obvious, the frequency of test matches has gone down. After seeing top cricket news, we can say no one can break his record soon.
- 109 Test Match As a Captain
Graeme Smith is a legendary player from South Africa and has led his team 109 times in test cricket. He took the captaincy in 2003 and became the youngest player to lead a side. South Africa reached the new highest in his captaincy. His record also seems unbreakable because in this era many players didn’t get a chance to play 100 test matches, so forget about the leading 109 test matches.
- 800 Test Wicket
The greatest spinner from Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 800 wickets in test cricket. In his 19 years old career, he has achieved many highs, but 800 wickets in tests and 534 wickets in ODI seemed unbreakable, and no one is near him.
- 108 Test Match Win
Australia has dominated in every format of cricket in Ricky Ponting’s captaincy and won many games for his team, and he has won overall 108 test matches as a player. Nobody is near him in winning test matches. If you analyze the top cricket news, you will understand the domination of Australia in world cricket.
- 555 Dismissals As a Wicket-keeper In Test
South African legendary wicket-keeper Mark Boucher has the record for most dismissals behind the stumps. He has 555 dismissals, 532 catches, and 23 stumpings and if you see the top cricket news, no currently playing cricketer is near him. It is almost impossible to break the record of 555 dismissals.
- 400 Run In a Single Innings of a Test Match
Brian Lara is the greatest batsman from the West Indies and has a unique record of his name. He hit the 400* run in an innings against England in 2004. It has been more than 18 years, but nobody hasn’t reached this mark, and shortly it also seems impossible.
- 99.94 Batting Average In Test
The only player who has almost an average of 100 even after playing 52 test matches is Sir Don Bradman. He could have achieved the 100 mark by adding four-run in his last innings. Sir Don Bradman is an Australian legend who has dominated the bowler.
- 624 Run Partnership For Any Wicket In Test
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are one of the greatest pairs in world cricket. Both have made thousands of runs together, and a partnership of 624 runs against South Africa in Colombo in 2006 is at the top of all the innings. Sangakkara was dismissed at 287, and the partnership broke, but Jayawardene continued the party and made 374 runs.
- 19 Wicket In a Test Match
We have witnessed the taking of 10 wickets in an innings by a bowler but taking 19 wickets in a match seems impossible. But Former England spinner Jim Laker took the 19 wickets against Australia in 1956.
- 159 Consecutive Matches
Alastair Cook is a legend of modern-day cricket and has made many records for England and himself. He has played 159 tests in a row without missing any match for England. For context, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is at the second number. He has played 78 successive matches.
- 210 Catches In Test
When we talk about Rahul Dravid, our mind tells us the “Wall of Cricket.” He was also great on the field and has a safe hand when it comes to catching. He has 210 catches in 164 test matches. If we see the top cricket news, Joe Root is the current playing player who is behind him with 163 catches.
- Highest Score By a Team In a Test Innings
Sri Lanka has put this record on their name, they have scored 952 runs against India in 1997 in Colombo. It is still a record.
- Highest Score By a Nightwatchman In an Innings
Since the role of the nightwatchman is to duck the delivery and stay on the crease for a long time, no one expects a high score from them. But Jason Gillespie surprised all the people and hit 201 runs in 2006.
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