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List of One Day International cricket records

Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 11, 2008

Here is an assortment of some of the One Day International cricket records. They are recent at the time of writing this article/post and could obviously change after this post.

Most consecutive wins:

Rank: 1
No# of wins: 21
Country: Australia
Period: 11 January 2003 to 24 May 2003

Rank: 2
No# of wins: 12
Countries: Pakistan and South Africa
Period(s): 18 November 2007 to 8 June 2008 (Pakistan)
13 February 2005 to 30 October 2005 (South Africa)

Rank: 4
No# of wins: 11
Countries: West Indies and Australia
Period(s):4 June 1984 to 2 February 1985(West Indies)
14 March 2007 to 28 April 2007(Australia)

Most consecutive defeats:
Rank: 1
No# of defeats: 23
Country: Bangladesh
Period: 8 October 1999 to 9 October 2002

Rank: 2
No# of defeats: 22
Country: Bangladesh
Period: 31 March 1986 to 14 May 1998

Rank: 3
No# of defeats: 18
Countries: Bangladesh and Zimbabwe
Period(s): 22 February 2003 to 12 November 2003 (Bangladesh)
11 June 1983 to 14 March 1992 (Zimbabwe)

Rank: 5
No# of defeats: 17
Country: Zimbabwe
Period: 20 April 2004 to 5 December 2004

Highest innings totals:
Rank: 1
Score: 443-9 (50 overs)
Teams: SRI LANKA v The Netherlands
Venue: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Season: 2006

Rank: 2
Score: 438-9 (49.5 overs)
Teams: SOUTH AFRICA v Australia
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Season: 2005-06

Rank: 3
Score: 434-4 (50 overs)
Teams: AUSTRALIA v South Africa (match report)
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Season: 2005-06

Rank: 4
Score: 418-5 (50 overs)
Teams: SOUTH AFRICA v Zimbabwe
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Season: 2006

Rank: 5
Score: 413-5 (50 overs)
Teams: INDIA v Bermuda
Venue: Port of Spain, West Indies
Season: 2007

Lowest team totals:
Rank: 1
Score: 35 (18 overs)
Teams: ZIMBABWE v Sri Lanka
Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
Season: 2004

Rank: 2
Score: 36 (18.4 overs)
Teams: CANADA v Sri Lanka
Venue: Paarl, South Africa
Season: 2002-03

Rank: 3
Score: 38 (15.4 overs)
Teams: ZIMBABWE v Sri Lanka
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Season: 2001-02

Rank: 4
Score: 43 (19.5 overs)
Teams: PAKISTAN v West Indies
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Season: 1992-93

Rank: 5
Score: 45 (14 overs)
Teams: NAMIBIA v Australia
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Season: 2002-03

Individual records (batting):
-(Highest individual score)
Rank: 1
Score: 194
Player: Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)
Teams: Pakistan v India
Venue: Chennai, India
Season: 1996-97

Rank: 2
Score: 189 not out
Player: Viv Richards (West Indies)
Teams: West Indies v England
Venue: Manchester, England
Season: 1984

Rank: 3
Score: 189
Player: Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Teams: Sri Lanka v India
Venue: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Season: 2000-01

Rank: 4
Score: 188 not out
Player: Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
Teams: South Africa v United Arab Emirates
Venue: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Season: 1995-96

Rank: 5
Score: 186 not out
Player: Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Teams: India v New Zealand
Venue: Hyderabad, India
Season: 1999-00

Individual records (bowling):

– (Best figures in a match)
Rank: 1
Bowling: 8-19
Player: Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)
Teams: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Season: 2001-02

Rank: 2
Bowling: 7-15
Player: Glenn McGrath (Australia)
Teams: Australia v Namibia
Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Season: 2002-03

Rank: 3
Bowling: 7-20
Player: Andy Bichel (Australia)
Teams: Australia v England
Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Season: 2002-03

Rank: 4
Bowling: 7-30
Player: Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Teams: Sri Lanka v India
Venue: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Season: 2000-01

Rank: 5
Bowling: 7-36
Player: Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
Teams: Pakistan v England
Venue: Leeds, England
Season: 2001

For more information on cricket records feel free to explore these links:

  • Cricket statistics
  • List of Test cricket records
  • List of List A cricket records
  • List of Cricket World Cup records
  • O.D.I Stats on Cricinfo.com
  • O.D.I Stats on Cricketarchive.com
  • O.D.I Record on Cricket-records.com
  • Howstat.com
  • Cricmania.com
  • Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack
  • ICC website (including fixtures)

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    In The International Spotlight…Nepal Cricket

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 11, 2008

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    The Nepal national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Nepal in international cricket matches. They have been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1996, having previously been an affiliate member since 1988.

    They have been participating in international matches since 1996, including every ACC Trophy tournament, the 2001 ICC Trophy and two ICC Intercontinental Cups.

    History and beginnings:
    Cricket was introduced to Nepal by the ruling Rana dynasty when they returned from studies in England and India in the 1920s, though the game was kept very much for themselves and the other elite. The Cricket Association of Nepal was formed in 1946 to promote cricket amongst the aristocracy.

    When King Tribhuvan overthrew the Rana family in 1951, cricket began to spread to the rest of the population. A team of Nepali players visited India in 1954, and in 1961 the Cricket Association of Nepal became part of the National Sports Council, to attempt to promote cricket in the whole of Nepal, though this tended to be limited to Kathmandu until the 1980s.

    Improvements to the communication and transport infrastructures in Nepal allowed the game to expand outside Kathmandu in the 1980s and Nepal became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1988. A major development programme was begun in the early 1990s, with regional and district tournaments established and cricket being promoted in schools.

    The interest in cricket increased quickly, and demand to play was such that teams in tournaments had to be restricted until more facilities were built in the mid 1990s. Nepal became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in 1996, which was the year the national side played for the first time, in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, in which Nepal finished fourth out of six teams in their first round group, beating Brunei and Japan.

    The facilities in Nepal had improved enough by 1998 to allow them to host that year’s ACC Trophy at grounds in Lalitpur, Kirtipur (at Tribhuvan University) and Kathmandu. Nepal themselves were unsuccessful in the tournament, going without a win.

    In 2000, Nepal’s youth development policy began to pay off when the Nepal Under-19 team finished eighth in the Under-19 World Cup. The senior side had their best performance to date later in the year when they reached the semi-finals of the ACC Trophy before losing to Hong Kong at Sharjah. They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first and, to date, only time the following year. In the tournament in Ontario, they beat Germany and Gibraltar, but a loss to eventual runners-up Namibia prevented them from progressing past the first round.

    In 2002, Nepal were runners-up to the UAE in the ACC Trophy in Singapore and they hosted the ACC Emerging Nations Tournament in 2003, winning easily against Bhutan and the Maldives. They won so comprehensively that they were not invited back to the tournament the next time it was played in 2005.

    Nepal played first-class cricket for the first time in 2004, playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against the UAE and Malaysia. They beat Malaysia, but drew with the UAE, failing to reach the semi-final stage. They finished third in the ACC Fast Track Nations Tournament during 2004, which qualified them for the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, and finished 5th in the ACC Trophy, which qualified them for the repĂȘchage tournament of the 2005 ICC Trophy. They finished third in this tournament after beating Qatar in a play-off, meaning that they did not qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland. They beat the UAE and drew with Hong Kong in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but missed out on qualification for the semi-finals by half a point. They were runners-up to the UAE in the 2005 ACC Fast Track Nations Tournament.

    In March 2006, Nepal played Namibia in Windhoek in a play-off match to decide the final team in the 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup. Needing to win outright to qualify for the main tournament, the match was drawn after there was no play on the first day. Later in the year, they toured Pakistan, playing against the Pakistan Cricket Academy before playing in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. They finished fourth in the tournament after losing to Afghanistan in a play-off. They won the first ACC Premier League in 2006. They most recently played in the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait, where they finished fourth in their first round group.

    Records:

    Overall:

  • Highest team score: 397/8 against Bhutan, Kathmandu, 2003
  • Highest individual score: 108 by Mahaboob Alam against Malaysia, Kathmandu, 2005
  • Best innings bowling: 10/12 by Mahaboob Alam against Mozambique, Jersey, 2008,Record best at associate/affiliate level,only 3rd time in world cricket

    ICC Trophy:

  • Highest team score: 175/9 against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001
  • Highest individual score: 52 by Dipendra Chaudhary against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001
  • Best innings bowling: 4/23 by Parash Luniya against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001

    More:
    In May 2008, Nepal travelled to Jersey to play in Division Five of the World Cricket League. Although Nepal topped Group A after the group qualifying matches, they lost their semi-final to Afghanistan and finished third overall after defeating the USA in a playoff. With only the top two from this tournament qualifying for Division Four in Tanzania later in the year, Nepal missed out on the chance to take their 2011 World Cup dream any further.

    They will also play in the ACC Trophy at some point in the year.

    Their top eight finish in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup will mean that they will play in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup, which will serve as a qualifier for the cricket tournament at the 2010 Asian Games.

    Links to more information on Nepal Cricket:

  • List of Nepalese first-class cricketers
  • Cricinfo.com Profile on Nepal
  • Nepal Cricket Website
  • Cricket Association of Nepal Website
  • Nepal Cricket Timeline
  • ShangrilaCricket- Nepal’s First Cricket Academy

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    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    List of One Day International cricket records

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 11, 2008

    Here is an assortment of some of the One Day International cricket records. They are recent at the time of writing this article/post and could obviously change after this post.

    Most consecutive wins:

    Rank: 1
    No# of wins: 21
    Country: Australia
    Period: 11 January 2003 to 24 May 2003

    Rank: 2
    No# of wins: 12
    Countries: Pakistan and South Africa
    Period(s): 18 November 2007 to 8 June 2008 (Pakistan)
    13 February 2005 to 30 October 2005 (South Africa)

    Rank: 4
    No# of wins: 11
    Countries: West Indies and Australia
    Period(s):4 June 1984 to 2 February 1985(West Indies)
    14 March 2007 to 28 April 2007(Australia)

    Most consecutive defeats:
    Rank: 1
    No# of defeats: 23
    Country: Bangladesh
    Period: 8 October 1999 to 9 October 2002

    Rank: 2
    No# of defeats: 22
    Country: Bangladesh
    Period: 31 March 1986 to 14 May 1998

    Rank: 3
    No# of defeats: 18
    Countries: Bangladesh and Zimbabwe
    Period(s): 22 February 2003 to 12 November 2003 (Bangladesh)
    11 June 1983 to 14 March 1992 (Zimbabwe)

    Rank: 5
    No# of defeats: 17
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Period: 20 April 2004 to 5 December 2004

    Highest innings totals:
    Rank: 1
    Score: 443-9 (50 overs)
    Teams: SRI LANKA v The Netherlands
    Venue: Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Season: 2006

    Rank: 2
    Score: 438-9 (49.5 overs)
    Teams: SOUTH AFRICA v Australia
    Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Season: 2005-06

    Rank: 3
    Score: 434-4 (50 overs)
    Teams: AUSTRALIA v South Africa (match report)
    Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Season: 2005-06

    Rank: 4
    Score: 418-5 (50 overs)
    Teams: SOUTH AFRICA v Zimbabwe
    Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
    Season: 2006

    Rank: 5
    Score: 413-5 (50 overs)
    Teams: INDIA v Bermuda
    Venue: Port of Spain, West Indies
    Season: 2007

    Lowest team totals:
    Rank: 1
    Score: 35 (18 overs)
    Teams: ZIMBABWE v Sri Lanka
    Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
    Season: 2004

    Rank: 2
    Score: 36 (18.4 overs)
    Teams: CANADA v Sri Lanka
    Venue: Paarl, South Africa
    Season: 2002-03

    Rank: 3
    Score: 38 (15.4 overs)
    Teams: ZIMBABWE v Sri Lanka
    Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Season: 2001-02

    Rank: 4
    Score: 43 (19.5 overs)
    Teams: PAKISTAN v West Indies
    Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
    Season: 1992-93

    Rank: 5
    Score: 45 (14 overs)
    Teams: NAMIBIA v Australia
    Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
    Season: 2002-03

    Individual records (batting):
    -(Highest individual score)
    Rank: 1
    Score: 194
    Player: Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)
    Teams: Pakistan v India
    Venue: Chennai, India
    Season: 1996-97

    Rank: 2
    Score: 189 not out
    Player: Viv Richards (West Indies)
    Teams: West Indies v England
    Venue: Manchester, England
    Season: 1984

    Rank: 3
    Score: 189
    Player: Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
    Teams: Sri Lanka v India
    Venue: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Season: 2000-01

    Rank: 4
    Score: 188 not out
    Player: Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
    Teams: South Africa v United Arab Emirates
    Venue: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Season: 1995-96

    Rank: 5
    Score: 186 not out
    Player: Sachin Tendulkar (India)
    Teams: India v New Zealand
    Venue: Hyderabad, India
    Season: 1999-00

    Individual records (bowling):

    – (Best figures in a match)
    Rank: 1
    Bowling: 8-19
    Player: Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)
    Teams: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
    Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Season: 2001-02

    Rank: 2
    Bowling: 7-15
    Player: Glenn McGrath (Australia)
    Teams: Australia v Namibia
    Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa
    Season: 2002-03

    Rank: 3
    Bowling: 7-20
    Player: Andy Bichel (Australia)
    Teams: Australia v England
    Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Season: 2002-03

    Rank: 4
    Bowling: 7-30
    Player: Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
    Teams: Sri Lanka v India
    Venue: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Season: 2000-01

    Rank: 5
    Bowling: 7-36
    Player: Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
    Teams: Pakistan v England
    Venue: Leeds, England
    Season: 2001

    For more information on cricket records feel free to explore these links:

  • Cricket statistics
  • List of Test cricket records
  • List of List A cricket records
  • List of Cricket World Cup records
  • O.D.I Stats on Cricinfo.com
  • O.D.I Stats on Cricketarchive.com
  • O.D.I Record on Cricket-records.com
  • Howstat.com
  • Cricmania.com
  • Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack
  • ICC website (including fixtures)

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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    In The International Spotlight…Nepal Cricket

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on December 11, 2008

    Photobucket

    The Nepal national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Nepal in international cricket matches. They have been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1996, having previously been an affiliate member since 1988.

    They have been participating in international matches since 1996, including every ACC Trophy tournament, the 2001 ICC Trophy and two ICC Intercontinental Cups.

    History and beginnings:
    Cricket was introduced to Nepal by the ruling Rana dynasty when they returned from studies in England and India in the 1920s, though the game was kept very much for themselves and the other elite. The Cricket Association of Nepal was formed in 1946 to promote cricket amongst the aristocracy.

    When King Tribhuvan overthrew the Rana family in 1951, cricket began to spread to the rest of the population. A team of Nepali players visited India in 1954, and in 1961 the Cricket Association of Nepal became part of the National Sports Council, to attempt to promote cricket in the whole of Nepal, though this tended to be limited to Kathmandu until the 1980s.

    Improvements to the communication and transport infrastructures in Nepal allowed the game to expand outside Kathmandu in the 1980s and Nepal became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1988. A major development programme was begun in the early 1990s, with regional and district tournaments established and cricket being promoted in schools.

    The interest in cricket increased quickly, and demand to play was such that teams in tournaments had to be restricted until more facilities were built in the mid 1990s. Nepal became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in 1996, which was the year the national side played for the first time, in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, in which Nepal finished fourth out of six teams in their first round group, beating Brunei and Japan.

    The facilities in Nepal had improved enough by 1998 to allow them to host that year’s ACC Trophy at grounds in Lalitpur, Kirtipur (at Tribhuvan University) and Kathmandu. Nepal themselves were unsuccessful in the tournament, going without a win.

    In 2000, Nepal’s youth development policy began to pay off when the Nepal Under-19 team finished eighth in the Under-19 World Cup. The senior side had their best performance to date later in the year when they reached the semi-finals of the ACC Trophy before losing to Hong Kong at Sharjah. They competed in the ICC Trophy for the first and, to date, only time the following year. In the tournament in Ontario, they beat Germany and Gibraltar, but a loss to eventual runners-up Namibia prevented them from progressing past the first round.

    In 2002, Nepal were runners-up to the UAE in the ACC Trophy in Singapore and they hosted the ACC Emerging Nations Tournament in 2003, winning easily against Bhutan and the Maldives. They won so comprehensively that they were not invited back to the tournament the next time it was played in 2005.

    Nepal played first-class cricket for the first time in 2004, playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against the UAE and Malaysia. They beat Malaysia, but drew with the UAE, failing to reach the semi-final stage. They finished third in the ACC Fast Track Nations Tournament during 2004, which qualified them for the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, and finished 5th in the ACC Trophy, which qualified them for the repĂȘchage tournament of the 2005 ICC Trophy. They finished third in this tournament after beating Qatar in a play-off, meaning that they did not qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland. They beat the UAE and drew with Hong Kong in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but missed out on qualification for the semi-finals by half a point. They were runners-up to the UAE in the 2005 ACC Fast Track Nations Tournament.

    In March 2006, Nepal played Namibia in Windhoek in a play-off match to decide the final team in the 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup. Needing to win outright to qualify for the main tournament, the match was drawn after there was no play on the first day. Later in the year, they toured Pakistan, playing against the Pakistan Cricket Academy before playing in the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. They finished fourth in the tournament after losing to Afghanistan in a play-off. They won the first ACC Premier League in 2006. They most recently played in the ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kuwait, where they finished fourth in their first round group.

    Records:

    Overall:

  • Highest team score: 397/8 against Bhutan, Kathmandu, 2003
  • Highest individual score: 108 by Mahaboob Alam against Malaysia, Kathmandu, 2005
  • Best innings bowling: 10/12 by Mahaboob Alam against Mozambique, Jersey, 2008,Record best at associate/affiliate level,only 3rd time in world cricket

    ICC Trophy:

  • Highest team score: 175/9 against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001
  • Highest individual score: 52 by Dipendra Chaudhary against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001
  • Best innings bowling: 4/23 by Parash Luniya against Germany, Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario, Canada, 2001

    More:
    In May 2008, Nepal travelled to Jersey to play in Division Five of the World Cricket League. Although Nepal topped Group A after the group qualifying matches, they lost their semi-final to Afghanistan and finished third overall after defeating the USA in a playoff. With only the top two from this tournament qualifying for Division Four in Tanzania later in the year, Nepal missed out on the chance to take their 2011 World Cup dream any further.

    They will also play in the ACC Trophy at some point in the year.

    Their top eight finish in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup will mean that they will play in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup, which will serve as a qualifier for the cricket tournament at the 2010 Asian Games.

    Links to more information on Nepal Cricket:

  • List of Nepalese first-class cricketers
  • Cricinfo.com Profile on Nepal
  • Nepal Cricket Website
  • Cricket Association of Nepal Website
  • Nepal Cricket Timeline
  • ShangrilaCricket- Nepal’s First Cricket Academy

    Photobucket

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.org and owners of pictures and videos used.

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