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99 & 1 off 51

Misbah. The gift that keeps on giving.

It took the Pakistan skipper 22 deliveries to get off the mark on Thursday, 29 deliveries later he found himself 1 off 51. Gritty. He eventually worked his way to 59 from 148 as Pakistan posted 376 in their first innings at Windsor Park.

Last week Misbah made sure to jam one more record in the books before he strides into retirement.

Misbah has now registered a score of 99 more times than any other in Test cricket.

When Pakistan’s captain edged Jason Holder to slip at Bridgetown, it marked scores of 99 in consecutive Tests - after being stranded on 99 not out at Kingston - and propelled Misbah to top of the most 99s in Test cricket list.

To make matters worse Misbah was out for a duck in the second innings. The home side secured a 106-run victory as the tourists were skittled for 81 in their fourth-innings chase, Pakistan’s second-lowest total against West Indies in Test cricket.

His first 99 came against New Zealand at Wellington in 2011 where he was trapped lbw by Chris Martin.


Number of balls it took Sunil Narine to register his first fifty in T20 cricket. And if you’re going to chalk up your first, might as well make it the fastest in IPL history.

Narine’s record-breaking knock included five fours and four sixes. The West Indies spinner shared a 105-run partnership With Chris Lynn (50), as Kolkata chased down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 158 with 29 balls to spare.

The stand was the highest Powerplay score the Indian Premier League has witnessed. The previous highest was 100 for 2 by Chennai Super Kings in 2014.


England and Australia will meet at the WACA one last time as news broke that the new Perth Stadium is only 82% complete and will not be ready in time for the December Test.

England’s have only won one Test out of 13 at the WACA, losing the last seven.


The largest victory margin in IPL history.

Match 45 of IPL10 saw Mumbai Indians dispatch Dehli Daredevils in merciless fashion. Half-centuries from Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard powered Mumbai to 212 for 3 before the bowlers wrapped things up in double-quick time. Delhi found themselves 35 for 5 at the end of the Powerplay and succumbed to 66 all out with Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma taking three wickets apiece.


The number of fixtures set to be played at the London Stadium during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The 60,000 seater - West Ham United's home ground - would allow bumper crowds, with England v Australia and India v Pakistan being rumoured as possible fixtures.