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Cricket Fun Facts

In 2019, a century from Hope and a fifty from Russel helped West Indies to score a massive 421 against New Zealand when batting first in a warm-up game at World Cup.

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Cricket Fun Facts

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Cricket teams over the world are known for their nicknames as well. The Australians are known as Baggy Greens, while the Indian team is known as the Men in Blue.
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In 2019, a century from Hope and a fifty from Russel helped West Indies to score a massive 421 against New Zealand when batting first in a warm-up game at World Cup.
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A hat-trick is a test match that is not an everyday occasion. The first-ever hat-trick in a test match was taken by the Australian player Fred Spofforth in a match against England in 1879.
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Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman in the history of cricket to score 10000 runs in Tests. He achieved this feat in 1983.
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The first major tournament in the field of cricket was held between 8 countries in 1975. It was also known as Prudential Cup.
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The first test match played by an Australian cricket team was in 1877. Dave Gregory was the captain of this team.
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8 teams participated in the first-ever World Cup of Cricket, where 8 teams participated. West Indies won this tournament by defeating Australia in the final by 17 runs.
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According to ICC rules, the bowling crease and the popping crease have a distance of 4ft between them, and they should be parallel to each other.
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The cricket team of West Indies was officially recognized as the ICC (earlier known as Imperial Cricket Conference) in 1926. Karl Nunes was the captain of this team.
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The nicknames of cricketers are as famous a the nicknames of their teams. Brendon McCullum, the batsman of New Zealand, goes by the nickname Baz.

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