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Ten high points on the cricket pitch in 2011

Last updated on: January 10, 2012 09:14 IST

2011 Cricket Trivia 2: Malinga claims most ODI wickets

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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).




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Afridi had most five-wicket hauls

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Pakistan's Shahid Afridi claimed most five-wicket hauls in ODIs in 2011 -- 4.



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Pakistan's Ajmal walked away with best economy rate

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Among all bowlers who bowled at least 50 overs in the year, Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal achieved the best economy-rate (3.46).




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Broad achieved rare feat of Test hat-trick

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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.




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Misbah, de Villiers missed ton by a run

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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).




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Ashwin, Hasan achieved rare feat

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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.




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England, Pak won most Tests

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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.

 





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England posted highest Test score, Aus lowest

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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.




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Seven batsmen scored double tons

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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


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Cook hit highest Test score

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England's Alastair Cook's 294 against India at Birmingham remained the highest Test score by any batsman in 2011.




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