2011 Cricket Trivia 2: Malinga claims most ODI wickets
Rajneesh Gupta comes up with interesting trivia from the year gone by. Read on...
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga claimed most ODI wickets in 2011 -- 48 in 24 games, followed by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (45) and Australia's Mitchell Johnson (39).
Afridi had most five-wicket hauls
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi claimed most five-wicket hauls in ODIs in 2011 -- 4.
Pakistan's Ajmal walked away with best economy rate
Among all bowlers who bowled at least 50 overs in the year, Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal achieved the best economy-rate (3.46).
Broad achieved rare feat of Test hat-trick
Only one Test hat-trick was achieved in the year 2011 -- by England's Stuart Broad, against India, at Nottingham.
England's Stuart Broad inflicted seven ducks on batsmen in Test matches -- most by any bowler in 2011.
Misbah, de Villiers missed ton by a run
Two batsmen were dismissed for 99 in Test cricket in 2011 -- Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq (v New Zealand at Wellington) and South Africa's AB de Villiers (v Sri Lanka at Centurion).
Ashwin, Hasan achieved rare feat
Two players -- India's R Ashwin and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan -- achieved the distinction of scoring a hundred and capturing a five-wicket haul in the same Test in 2011.
England, Pak won most Tests
Pakistan and England recorded most Test wins in 2011 -- 6 each. England remained the only team not to lose any Test.
India suffered most Test defeats in 2011 -- 5.
Bangladesh remained the only team not to win a Test.
England posted highest Test score, Aus lowest
England recorded the highest Test score in 2011 -- 710 for seven declared, against India at Birmingham.
Australia recorded the lowest -- 47, against South Africa at Cape Town.
Seven batsmen scored double tons
Seven batsmen scored double centuries in Test cricket in 2011 -- England's Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell; Pakistan's Taufeeq Umar and Younis Khan; and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.
Image: Kumar Sangakkara