Top 50 Unbreakable Records in Cricket History 2023
Cricket is a game of numbers. Although most players refute that they play for records, there is undeniably a degree of personal gratification associated with breaking or setting new cricket records. Ultimately, it assists in quantifying the significance of the player’s accomplishments.
Cricket is one of the world’s most prominent sports. The talents and abilities of the participants give the game life at all times. And as a result, records are set and shattered. The records raise the standard of the game.
Players’ records are not merely statistics but are also considered accomplishments. Numerous elite cricketers have set countless benchmarks that are unbreakable. Young and inexperienced athletes gain confidence and are pushed to their limits by these accomplishments.
Let’s examine the crazy cricket records that can never be broken or are impossible to break. Here is a list of the unbreakable records in cricket 2023.
1) Don Bradman – Highest Test Batting Average 99.94
A legendary batter with a refined technique. Don Bradman was a skilled and focused batter. His test average is merely a number that can be recorded on someone’s statistics.
Don Bradman always delivered for his team and is proud of his accomplishments. Don Bradman holds the most records; you will find several records in the list.
2) Shortest Test Match
A Test match lasts five days, and some last three or four days, but are you aware that one Test match concluded in less than 24 hours?
The 1932 Test match between Australia and South Africa was the shortest test match with a conclusive result. The contest ended after five hours and fifty-three minutes!
South Africa was dismissed for 36 and 45 in response to Australia’s 153. This is the funniest cricket record ever recorded.
3) Brian Lara – 400* Runs in Test Cricket
Brian Lara was not only a player for the West Indies but also a priceless Ruby whose extraordinary talent always enlivened his team. Lara achieved 400 runs unbeaten on 582 deliveries. He was an absolute catastrophe on the field during his tenure, destroying the majority of bowlers. Lara’s mark cannot be surpassed.
4) Graham Gooch – 456 Runs in a Test Match
The former English captain scored 333 runs against India in the first innings at Lord’s. In the second inning, he scored 123 runs in 113 balls. He scored 456 runs in this match, as no one had previously reached that mark, and it appears to be an unbreakable record.
5) Australia – 16 Consecutive Test Wins
The first time Australia won 16 consecutive Test matches was between 1999 and 2001 under Steve Waugh, and the second was between 2005 and 2008 under Ricky Ponting.
They accomplished this feat during their “Golden Years,” when their bowling attack included McGrath, Shen Warne, and Jason Gillespie. Their batting line comprised Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, and Adam Gilchrist.
6) Sir Jack Hobbs – 199 centuries in first-class cricket
No, it’s not Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster! He has achieved the most in international cricket, but English cricketer and opening batsman Sir Jack Hobbs has scored the most in first-class cricket. The legend scored 199 hundred in addition to 18 test hundreds for England.
7) Wilfred Rhodes – Most first-class wickets
While Muralitharan has taken the most wickets in international cricket, Wilfred Rhodes has amassed 4,204. He took the most wickets in first-class cricket. In his 30-year cricket career, which is also a record, he established a record that is difficult and impossible to break.
8) Jim Laker and Anil Kumble – 19 Wickets in a Test
This legendary English bowler repeatedly demonstrated his legacy through his bowling. His whirling deliveries perplexed many of the best batters he faced. In 1956, Jim claimed 19 wickets against Australia in a Test. His bowling score of 68-27-90-19 is still recognized as the greatest ever.
Anil Kumble has twice taken ten wickets in a Test inning, most recently in 1999 against Pakistan, but 19 in a match is a record. In addition, this spell achieved one of the greatest bowling figures in test cricket. Almost undoubtedly, we will never see it again.
9) Longest Test Match – Timeless Test
This is one of the most absurd cricket records ever recorded. In 1939, South Africa and England fought a battle in Durban unrepeatable in the current era. It began on March 3 and lasted until March 14. It is the longest test match ever played. On the final day of the contest, England needed to score 41 runs to win, but they would have missed their ferry if they did, so the game was called off.
10) Don Bradman – 3 Over’s Century
Sir Don Bradman, widely considered the finest batsman of all time, once struck a century in only three overs. One of the overs consisted of eight balls; in 18 minutes, he had reached the century mark.
11) Slowest Fifty in Test cricket
Test Cricket is one of the lesser sports played today. Players like Virender Sehwag, who take their time to assess the pitch, calm down, and play their strokes, are a welcome addition. In the same vein as Trevor Bailey, this Englishman scored a half-century in 350 balls, the slowest of all time. He ultimately scored 68 in 427 deliveries.
12) Highest Score in an Innings of Test Match by Team
This record was set by Sri Lanka against India at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1997. Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin, and NS Sidhu each struck a century to help India amass a declared total of 537-8.
Sri Lankan batsmen Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama scored 340 and 225 runs, respectively, to lead their team to a record score of 952-6, at which point the match concluded.
13) Most catches in Test matches
The slip is the most essential and difficult fielding position, along with Point and the region around the batter, because it requires extremely quick reactions and secure hands. Indians were not known for their fielding prowess, so it is reasonable to be surprised when you hear an Indian name.
However, Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid holds the record for most catches in international cricket with 210 in 164 matches. Intriguingly, this record will likely stand for a few more years because no active competitors are in the top five.
14) Highest 4th Innings score
This relates to the Timeless Test in Durban, South Africa, in 1939. South Africa set an enormous target of 696 for England. However, the Three Lions scored 654-5 in their fourth innings, the highest score ever recorded before the match was called off. This is one of the few unbroken milestones in cricket history.
15) Most Consecutive Test Series Defeats
Bangladesh holds the unfortunate record of 21 consecutive test series losses. Despite Bangladesh’s significant improvement and talent, they leave much to be desired against the larger teams.
16) Most Runs Scored in a day of a Test match
It is unthinkable to discuss cricket records without mentioning Sir Donald Bradman. The “DON” retains the record for the most runs scored in a single day rather than a century in each session. On July 11, 1930, he scored 309 runs against England, bringing the world to a standstill.
17) Most Balls Delivered in a Single Innings
After his strenuous efforts against England at Edgbaston in 1957, Sonny Ramadhin must have required a cold bath. In the second innings, the spinner delivered a record-breaking 98 overs, the maximum number of deliveries ever bowled in a single innings. In a Test match against South Africa in 2001, Zimbabwe’s Ray Price batted for 79 overs, the closest anyone has recently come.
18) Sachin Tendulkar – 200 Test Matches
When discussing test matches, it is difficult to ignore that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar played 200 test matches during his 24-year career. Ricky Ponting’s 168 matches do not appear on the ranking until after him.
19) Irfan Pathan’s First Over Hattrick in Test
Irfan Pathan is an all-rounder for India. He represented India from 2003 to 2012. He became the second Indian to record a hat trick in a Test match against Pakistan. Pathan entered the cricket record books during the final three deliveries of the first over of the match.
20) Fastest Test Century
Test matches have historically been characterized by batters taking their time. In only 54 deliveries, McCullum set the record for the quickest Test century. The significance of the blow was enhanced by the fact that it occurred in his final match against Australia in Christchurch in 2016. He surpassed Misbah-Ul-Haq and Viv Richards’ previous records of 56 balls.
21) Highest score by a Night Watchman
The task of the night watchman is to bat until the end of the day and stumps to prevent other capable batters from losing their wickets near the conclusion of the day’s play.
However, there have been times when night watchmen have gone above and beyond their duties. In 2006, Australia’s night watchman Jason Gillespie set a cricket record by scoring 201 runs without being dismissed in a Test match against Bangladesh.
22) Muttiah Muralitharan – 1357 Wickets
A twisting off-spinner with 1357 international wickets has proven himself so many times. Throughout his career, Murali’s whirling deliveries propelled him to the summit of the bowler’s list. Even many years after his retirement, no other bowler appears to approach his record. His consistency enabled him to ascend to the top of the list of successful bowlers.
23) Sachin Tendulkar – 34357 Runs and 100 Centuries
Sachin Tendulkar a behemoth, talented, and one of the most successful batters. In all formats, Sachin’s records and statistics are unparalleled. In his complete career, Sachin has amassed 34,357 runs and scored 100 centuries for his country. These records are a sight to behold. We cannot even consider breaking these benchmarks. Sachin is referred to as “GOD” for a purpose.
24) Sunil Narine – Maiden T20 Super Over
It’s hard to comprehend, but it’s true. Even a dot ball is considered difficult to attain, so it is a complete surprise when a maiden super is played. Sunil Narine of the West Indies was the first bowler to deliver a maiden in a super over. In the 2014 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors tied at 118/8 and 118/9, respectively, after 20 overs, and a super over was scheduled to determine the victor.
25) Most Runs in First Class Cricket
The most prolific run scorer in the sport’s history holds one of the impossible-to-break records. In his first-class career, Sir Jack Hobbs amassed 61760 runs. He scored 199 centuries, which is yet another record in cricket. His Test record is also remarkable, with 15 centuries in 61 matches and an average of 56.94.
26) Jacques Kallis – 25534 Runs and 577 Wickets
This South African legend gave his all in every game format for his team’s success. Kallis is a diamond who consistently sparkles for his team. Kallis amassed 25,534 runs across all formats and claimed 577 wickets without difficulty. His abilities are distinctive and aesthetically pleasing.
27) Yuvraj Singh – Fastest T20I Fifty in 12 balls
A bowler’s worst nightmare, as he obliterated every ball hurled in his area. Yuvraj appears to have been destined to smash the ball out of the ground simply. He hit six sixes in a single over during the 2007 T20 World Cup. He established an unbreakable record in that inning by reaching fifty on just 12 balls. This record appears to be unbreakable by all participants in the world.
28) AB de Villiers – Fastest ODI Century in 31 balls
Legend AB de Villiers, the former commander of South Africa, also enters our list. AB was comparable to a tornado that could destroy anything in its path. In 2015, AB surpassed Corey Anderson’s 36-ball hundred record. He scored 149 runs against West Indies in only 44 deliveries. He destroyed the ball and the entire West Indian bowling lineup.
29) Chris Gayle – Fastest T20 century
Chris Gayle is a batsman for the West Indies who is known for his explosiveness and power. In 2013, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gayle struck a century in just 30 deliveries against Pune Warriors in the IPL.
The West Indian surpassed Andrew Symonds’ record of 100 runs in 34 balls. In the same T20 match, he scored 175 runs in 66 deliveries to become the player with the most runs scored in an innings.
30) Chaminda Vaas – Best Bowling Figures in ODIs
Chaminda Vaas, a left-arm pacer from Sri Lanka, took eight Zimbabwean wickets for just 19 runs. And became the only bowler in cricket history to capture eight wickets in an international one-day match. Someone in the future could take more than eight wickets, but given the batsman-centric nature of ODIs, this feat would be remarkable.
Moreover, this spell merits a position among the best bowling figures in the annals of One-Day International cricket. And with this spell, he cemented his position as one of the finest fast bowlers in history.
31) Lowest ODI Economy Rate
Phil Simmons’ Test career did not do honor to the talented all-rounder. Still, the West Indian’s record-setting performance in an ODI against Pakistan in 1992 will likely ensure his immortality.
Phil Simmons completed his entire 10-over spell, which yielded four wickets but astonishingly allowed only three runs. Simmons’ incredible economy rate of 0.30 will never be surpassed in this T20-inspired era of aggressive striking.
32) Rohit Sharma – 264* Runs in an Inning
The brilliance of Rohit Sharma’s strokes cancelled out the Sri Lankan team’s victory. He surpassed Virender Sehwag’s record of 219 runs by scoring 264 runs in 173 deliveries. Not only is Rohit’s record unbreakable, but it also serves as an inspiration to the younger generation.
33) Rohit Sharma – Three Double-Centuries in ODIs
Rohit Sharma set a record with three double centuries in One-Day Internationals. This record has yet to be equalled nor shattered, and it is believed that it will likely never be surpassed.
34) Australia – World Cup Hattrick Wins
Australia set a record by winning three consecutive 50-over World Cups in 1999, 2003, and 2007, all under the leadership of Ricky Steve Waugh and the remaining two under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.
Qualifying for three consecutive World Cup finals is extremely difficult for a team. The former wicket-keeper of the team scored 50 or more runs in each of the three World Cup Finals, establishing yet another record. It is believed that the benchmark set by the latter will also remain unbreakable.
35) Lasith Malinga – 4 Wickets in 4 Balls Twice
Another Sri Lankan bowler has been added to our list. This is a pacer time. Malinga bowled like a bullet train throughout his career, increasing the difficulty for batters with each delivery. His toe-crushing Yorkers destroyed more settled innings than any other batter. Malinga twice claimed four wickets in four consecutive deliveries against South Africa and New Zealand.
36) Consecutive Maiden Overs
Once, the Indian spinner Rameshchandra Gangaram Nadkarni went 21 consecutive overs without allowing a single run. This record has yet to be broken today, and he only allowed 5 runs in total.
37) Most Run-Outs
This is a distinction that only some people would want to be associated with their name. Former Sri Lankan batsman Marvan Atapattu may be one of the country’s most prolific cricketers. He was eventually run out 41 times in ODIs due to poor decision-making throughout his career.
38) Most Deliveries in an Over
Pakistan has some truly bizarre cricket records. A no-ball or wide is an illicit delivery, and an over is only complete once six legal deliveries have been thrown.
Mohammad Sami, a fast bowler for Pakistan, has the dubious distinction of bowling the longest over in ODI history with 17 deliveries against Bangladesh. Seven wides and four no-balls resulted in 22 runs being scored.
39) Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes in 6 balls in the T20 World Cup
Yuvraj Singh, the spinner all-rounder, is one of the greatest performers in the sport’s history. During the T20 world cup first edition, some heat exchange happened between Flintoff and Yuvraj, they engaged in a passionate debate, and the rest is the unimaginable cricket record history. Yuvraj Singh smashes 6 sixes on six balls to Stuart Broad in the T20 world cup match. The runs were extremely important and helped India win the game.
40) William Gilbert Grace – Captaincy at 50
In 1899, Dr William Gilbert Grace was the only cricketer to have served as captain at age 50. This was the last time he played against Australia in a test match. Later, he transferred the captaincy over to Archie MacLaren.
While numerous achievements by numerous players in various cricket matches could be discussed and felt grateful for, the ten records listed above are the most likely to be discussed whenever sports fans convene.
41) 50+ runs in three WC Finals
Making it to the World Cup Final is a feat in and of itself, but scoring three consecutive 50+ runs as a batsman is a record. It goes to Adam Gilchrist, who scored two fifties and a century in three finals, a feat that will be difficult to replicate.
42) A 30-year career
Sachin Tendulkar had a 24-year career, but he is not the record holder for the longest. This honour belongs to Wilfred Rhodes, an English all-rounder who played for thirty years!
43) International wicket without bowling
Virat Kohli of India holds the record for taking his first wicket without delivering a legal delivery. In a T20I, he dismissed Kevin Pietersen by stumping him off a wide delivery.
44) Most dismissals in the “Nervous” 90s
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the most recognizable cricketers in the world, holds the dubious distinction of confronting the most dismissals in 1990. Yes, the God of Cricket was dismissed 18 times in the 1990s and was known to become agitated as he neared his century.
45) Most 5-wicket hauls
Muthiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan champion and master of Doosra,’ holds this record, which is highly regarded and fairly simple to deduce. With 77 in all formats, 67 in Tests, and 10 in ODIs, he is the true owner of this statistic.
More notable is the distance from second-placed Richard Hadlee’s 41 points. Ravichandran Ashwin is the only bowler who appears to be claiming 5 wicket hauls at that rate, but even he does not have age on his side, so India has the option to leave him off the team when touring.
46) Consecutive Home series wins
This is a comparatively recent record among major cricket records, and those who follow cricket will be aware of its holder. Indeed, this is the Indian Cricket team. The current squad has won 11 consecutive series at home, surpassing Australia’s ideal team of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
No team has ever been more difficult to defeat. Since the 2012-13 Australia series, India has been on a winning streak. South Africa was the most recent addition to the list of defeated nations.
47) Most ducks in international cricket
A distinction that not even the worst batters would want next to their name. In cricket, ducks are a disgrace, and no one desires them. Numerous batters have many failures, with Mahela Jayawardene(47) and Sanath Jayasuriya (53) among the top five. Muttiah Muralitharan, the cricketer who has taken the most wickets in history, holds the unfortunate record with 59 ducks in international play.
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