Ahmad Amin Bodla
Pakistani Ahmad Amin Bodla on Thursday claimed to have broken the world record for the most number of martial arts kicks in one hour.
Bodla, who attempted the record at Children Library Complex in Lahore, managed 6,370 kicks in one hour. He broke the previous record of 2,982 kicks held by Indian Jayanth Reddy in 21 minutes and 46 seconds.
He had invited Guinness Book of World Records officials, but they had asked for 4,600 pounds to officiate the record attempt. He then asked local officials to look over it.
Mohammad Zubair broke the world record of individual longest continual rowing in Pakistan when he rowed 10 hours straight at a private fitness club on Saturday.
Five batsmen scoring centuries in a Test Innings
In August 2003 at Multan Cricket Stadium against Bangladesh, five batsmen of Pakistan’s batting line-up scored centuries, making it only second instant; first Australia’s five batsmen scored centuries in an innings. Saeed Anwar (101), Tafueer Umar (104), Inzamam-ul-Haq (105), Mohammad Yousuf (102*) and Abdul Razzak (110*) were part of this record.
Twin-centuries on Test Debut
Yasir Hameed is the only second batsman to score two-centuries on Debut. He scored 170 and 105 in his debut against Bangladesh in Karachi 2003. Lawrence Rao, of West Indies, is the only other batsman to score twin-centuries on debut; Rao also scored double century in one innings.
At age of 19 years 81 days became the youngest bowler to take hat-trick in ODIs. In Final of Sharjah Cup October 1991, Aqib Javed ripped apart Indian batting and claimed 7 wickets for 37 runs including a hat-trick. Ravi Shastri, Azharuddin and Tendulkar were victims of his hat-trick; all were out LBW. Aqib’s figures of of 7 for 37 were the best bowling figures of that time.
Youngest to make Test and ODI Debuts
Hassan Raza, at age of 14 years 227 days, became the youngest player to make play a Test match. He debuted against Zimbabwe in Faisalabad in October 1996. Second and third youngest to make Test debut are also from Pakistan; Mushtaq Mohammad and Aqib Javed made their Test debuts at age of 15 years 124 days and 16 years 189 days respectively.
Hassan Raza, at age of 14 years 233 days, also became the youngest to play an ODI Match. He made his debut against Zimbabwe in Quetta in October 1996
First maiden in Twenty20 Internationals
Mohammad Asif, Pakistan fast bowler, has distinction of bowling the first ever maiden-over in history of Twenty20 Internationals. On 28th August 2006, Asif bowled maiden over against England in Bristol and also took 2 wickets in that over. Astonishingly, it was also Pakistan’s first ever appearance in Twenty20 Internationals.
Maintaining average of 50 throughout batting career
Javed Miandad, along with Herbert Sutcliffe, is the only batsman in Test Cricket whose batting average never fell below 50. Miandad ended his career with batting average of 52.57, scoring 8832 runs in 124 Tests.
Youngest player to score double-century in Test Cricket
At age of 19 years 140 days, Javed Miandad became the youngest batsman to score a double-century in Test Cricket. In October 1976, Miandad scored 206 runs against New Zealand in Karachi
Nine consecutive fifties in ODI Cricket
Between March and October of 1987, Javed Miandad scored 9 fifties in consecutive ODIs. Javed’s innings were 78 , 78*, 74*, 60, 52*, 113, 71*, 68 and 103. He is the only batsman to go that far as second best is 6 consecutive fifties by Gordon Greenidge.
Seven players of batting line-up’s top-order scoring 50+ in a Test innings
In Pakistan’s famous Test victory against India in Karachi 2006, seven Pakistan batsman scored 50+ runs in second innings. In first innings Pakistan were bowled out on 245 but in second innings Pakistan scored 599-7 (declared) with all 7 batsmen, who were out, scoring 50+ runs. Salmam Butt (53), Imran Farhat (57), Younis Khan (77), Mohammad Yousuf (97), Faisal Iqbal (139), Shahid Afridi (60) and Abdul Razzak (90) were part of this record.
Most wickets in a calendar year of ODIs
In 1996, Saqlain Mushtaq took 65 wickets in 33 ODIs which was record at that time. A year later, in 1997, he bettered his record with 69 wickets in 36 ODIs. To date, Saqlain’s tally of 69 wickets in a year remains the world record for most wickets in a calendar year of ODI Cricket.
Fastest to reach 100, 150, 200 and 250 ODI wickets
All the tallies belong to one man. Perhaps the best spinner ODI Cricket has ever seen. Saqlain Mushtaq, the off-spinner of Pakistan, has record for being the fastest to reach 100, 150, 200 and 250 ODI wickets. He also has two hat-tricks in ODIs.
Youngest to take 5-wicket haul and most consecutive 5-wicket hauls in ODIs
Waqar Younis also holds the record for being youngest bowler to take 5 wickets in an ODI. In 1990, at age of 18 years and 164 days, Waqar took 6 wickets for 26 runs in a match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. Second youngest is also a Pakistani as Wasim Akram, at age of 18 years and 266 days, took 5 wickets for 21 runs against Australia in Melbourne 1985.
In 1990, Waqar Younis also took three consecutive 5-wicket hauls in ODIs. None other than Waqar has taken 5-wicket hauls for three consecutive times. Waqar also took 7 wickets for 36 runs against England at Leeds in 2001, that remains the best bowling figure, in ODIs, by captain.
Most five-wicket hauls in ODI Cricket
Waqar Younis has taken 13 five-wicket hauls in 262 ODIs; a record of most-wicket hauls by any bowler in ODIs, not only this, he also has record for taking most 4+ wickets in ODIs; 27 times he has taken 4+ wickets in ODI Cricket.
Hat-Trick in ODIs as well as in Tests
Wasim Akram and Mohammad Sami are only two cricketers who have taken hat-trick in ODIs as well as in Tests. while Mohammad Sami is the only cricketer having ha-tricks in all the formats of cricket.
Wasim Akram, to date, is only Cricketer to have taken 400 wickets and to score a double-century in his Test career. He grabbed 414 Tests wickets and scored double-century, 257*, against Zimbabwe. Akram is also one of few cricketers –Abdul Razzak, Harbhajan Singh, Stuart Broad and James Franklyn are others which I can recall – to have scored a century and taken a hat-trick in Tests. Akram’s two Test hat-tricks and a double-century also give him an unique all-rounder record.
Wasim Akram, in course to his famous 257* against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura 1996, hit 12 Sixes. Surprisingly its a World Record effort. He broke the record of Wally Hammod’s 10 sixes of an innings in 1933. Later Nathan Astle (in 2002) and Mathew Hayden (in 2003) hit 11 sixes in their innings against England and Zimbabwe respectively.
Wasim Akram has taken 122 wickets in 77 Matches at Sharjah, that’s record for most wickets by a bowler on a single venue. Second comes another Pakistani with Waqar Younis taking 114 wickets in 61 matches also at Sharjah. None other than “ The Ws” has taken 100 or more wickets on a single venue in ODI Cricket.
Wasim Akram leads the way with FOUR international hat-tricks; two in ODIs and two in Tests, most hat-tricks by any bowler in world. Akram’s two Test hat-tricks came in consecutive Tests against Sri Lanka which is also kind of a record however a bowler named James Mathews has taken two hat-tricks in one Test match. Wasim Akram was also the first Pakistani to take hat-trick in Test Cricket.
The most sixes scored by an individual batsman in a Test match innings is 12 by Wasim Akram (b. 3 June 1966, Pakistan) in a total of 257 not out against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, Pakistan, on 17-21 October 1996.
Most runs by batsman in a calendar year of Test Cricket
In 2006, Mohammad Yousuf scored 1788 runs in 11 Tests at average of 99.33. He broke the previous record of 1710 runs in 11 Tests by Viv Richards. Yousuf’s innings were against India, Sri Lanka, England and West Indies. He was in sublime form throughout the year even on hostile batting wickets of England, he scored in bulk; 631 runs in 4 Tests including a double-century and 2 centuries. During course to 1788, Yousuf also scored 665 runs in a 3 Test series against West Indies –most runs by Pakistan batsman in 3-Test series – and he hit 5 centuries in consecutive matches.
Youngest to score century in ODIs
Shahid Afridi’s maiden ODI century was not only the fastest it was also a century by youngest player in ODI Cricket. Afridi aged 16 years 217 days amassed century off 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996. Six out of top 10 youngest players to score ODI century are from Pakistan.
Shahid Afridi has rare all-rounder’s feat of claiming five wickets and score 50 in an ODI match twice in his career. 15 times it has happened in ODI Cricket but Afridi is the only player to have done it more than once: first, in year 2000, against England at Lahore where he took 5 wickets for 40 runs which was followed by 61 as Pakistan successfully chased the target to win the game. Second time, it happened in “second home” of Pakistan, i.e UAE, more precisely Sharjah, in year 2011, against Sri Lanka. At difficult time, Afridi hit 75 of bat to take Pakistan to mediocre total of 200 and then, at even more difficult time – when Sri Lanka were 155-3 in chase of 201, he grabbed 5 quick wickets to shock Sri Lanka with a defeat by 26 runs.
“367” is the number of Sixes Shahid Afridi has hit in international cricket (including Tests, ODIs and T20 Int.), the most number of sixes by any batsman in International Cricket. In ODIs alone, he has hit 289Sixes which is another world record.
15 years to date, the auspicious record is still possessed by Shahid Afridi or should I say Boom Boom Afridi. On 4th October (1996), Shahid Afridi – playing his first ODI innings – annihilated the Sri Lankan bowling attack by scoring century off 37 balls with help of 11 Sixes and 7 Fours. In 15 years, no one has threatened to break this record. The record for 4th fastest (45 balls against India in Kanpur 2006) and 7th fastest (53 balls against Bangladesh in Dambulla 2010) centuries is also held by Shahid Afridi. Three out of top 10 fastest centuries belong to Shahid Afridi.
Shahid Afridi (b. 1 March 1980, Pakistan) has taken 27 wickets in 80.0 overs (20 matches), at an average of 19.22 runs per wicket, in the three ICC World Twenty20 tournaments held to date (2007-10).
Record for most international sixes is still by Afridi but his tally must have increased by now.
Highest win/loss ratio in Home Tests
Pakistan’s home venues have become no-go zone for international teams due to security reasons but surprisingly they have the best home record in Test Cricket. Pakistan’s Win/Loss Ratio of 2.54 is the best among all nations. They have played 151 Tests at home; 56 won, 22 lost and 73 drawn, that gives them ratio of 2.54. Australia with 2.26 is second whereas Sri Lanka with 1.86 is third.
A Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket, set an official world record by achieving the fastest delivery, when he clocked in at 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph) in his bowling speed, twice at a cricket match against England
Highest batting partnership
The highest batting partnership formed by two players playing in their first Test matches is 249 runs by Khalid Ibadulla (b. 20 December 1935) and Abdul Kadir (b. 1944, d. 2002) for Pakistan against Australia in Karachi, Pakistan, in the match played 24-29 October 1964
Most wins of the Hockey Asia Cup by a men’s
The most wins of the Hockey Asia Cup by a men’s team is three by Pakistan in 1982, 1985 and 1989, and South Korea in 1993, 1999 and 2009.
Most Test match centuries
The most Test match centuries in a calendar year is nine by Mohammad Yousuf (formerly known as Yousuf Youhana, b. 27 August 1974, Pakistan) in 2006.
First cricket World Cup for the blind
The first cricket World Cup for the blind was held in New Delhi, India in November 1998. The winners of the inaugural competition was South Africa beating Pakistan in the final. The highest individual score during the competition was 262 not out by Masood Jan (Pakistan) against South Africa at Roshanara Club on 19 Nov 1998.
47 wickets in Twenty20
Umar Gul (b. 14 April 1984) and Shahid Afridi (b. 1 March 1980) (both Pakistan) have each taken 47 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals, Gul in 104.1 overs (30 matches) at an average of 13.61 runs per wicket since 2007 and Afridi in 143 overs (37 matches) at an average of 18.80 runs per wicket since 2006.
World Open Championship titles a record eight times
Jansher Khan, during his career he won the World Open Championship titles a record eight times in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.
Only triple-century in second innings of the team
There have been many triple-centuries scored in Test Cricket but, to date, Hanif Mohammad’s 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown 1958 remains the only incident of a batsman scoring triple-century in second innings of the team. In his marathon innings, Hanif Mohammad batted for 970 minutes which is another World Record of longest Test innings played with-respect-to Minutes.
In same match, Pakistan were bowled out on 106 in first innings. In follow-on innings, Pakistan scored 657-8 (declared). The difference of 551 between two innings is the largest difference between a team’s first and second innings; a world record itself.
Hanif Muhammad holds the record for batting for 16 hours and 10 min., scoring 337 runs for Pakistan against West Indies at Bridgetown, Barbados in the 1st Test from 17-23 January 1958.