Amit Mishra of India took 18 wickets at an average of 11.61 in a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in 2013. It is the best by any spinner in a bilateral series. The previous best was by Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis - 15 wickets at an average of 8.60 (against Zimbabwe in 2008-09).
Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe became the first captain to register three ducks in a series of five ODIs against India in 2013.
Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in the year 2011
Australian captain Michael Clarke became England pacer Stuart Broad’s 200th Test victim in the third Test of the Ashes series at Manchester in 2013.
Hamilton Masakadza of Zimbabwe became the first black African to score a Test century in July 2001. Masakadza scored 119 (4X12) against West Indies at Harare and thus became only the second Zimbabwean to slam a century on Test debut.
Jenson Button of McLaren won the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. He was followed by Red Bulls’ Sebastian Vettel on the podium at no 2 and Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen at no 3.
American professional golfer Jack William Nicklaus is also known as The Golden Bear.
Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has won three Olympic medals – two gold medals won during 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and a bronze during 2012 London Olympics.
Andy Flower with 6786 runs in 213 ODIs leads the batting charts for Zimbabwe. He is followed by his brother Grant Flower with 6571 runs and Alastair Campbell with 5185 runs at second and third place respectively.
The 1956 Test series created a record that is yet to be broken. Jim Laker, the English bowler picked up 19 out of 20 wickets in the match. The game was termed as ‘The Laker’ match.
Former England spinner Dererk Underwood who played in 86 Tests claiming 297 wickets was nicknamed ‘Deadly’.
Javed Miandad of Pakistan is the youngest Test double centurion at 19y 140d. He achieved the feat against New Zealand in 1976.
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