Let’s take a look at the records that were broken in cricket this week i.e. from 22nd November to 29th November 2014. New Zealand leads the charts as their skipper Brendon McCullum features in the four of them.
1. Brendon McCullum scored the fastest Test century by a New Zealander in 78 balls against Pakistan at Sharjah. McCullum broke the record of Ross Taylor, who did the same earlier against Australia at Hamilton in 81 balls.
2. Ian Bell became the 5th English batsmen to play 150 or more ODIs. He achieved this feat in England’s ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.
3. Daniel Vettori became the most-capped New Zealand Test player (112), overtaking Stephen Fleming (111). Vettori has played 113 Tests in all, including a match for ICC World XI against Australia in 2005.
4. Brendon McCullum also scored the 4th fastest double century of all time against Pakistan at Sharjah. He achieved this feat in 186 balls, surpassing Virender Sehwag’s double century of 194 balls against South Africa in Chennai.
5. Moeen Ali scored the 3rd fastest hundred by an Englishmen in ODIs. He did it against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 72 balls.
6. New Zealand spinner Mark Craig recorded the best bowling figures in Sharjah (7/94) against Pakistan. The previous best was Shoaib Akhtar’s (5/24) against West Indies in 2002.
7. Brendon McCullum equalled the record of Nathan Astle of most number of sixes scored by a New Zealand batsmen in a Test innings (11).
8. Stephen Boock, Daniel Vettori and now Mark Craig have been the only three New Zealand spinners who have taken seven wickets in an innings of a Test Match. No other New Zealand spinner has ever taken more than seven wickets.
9. Quinton de Kock equalled a unique record with Upul Tharanga to score six ODI centuries before turning 22.
10. Brendon McCullum became the first player in 2014 to have three scores of more than 200 in Test Cricket. The first and the second came against India at Auckland and Wellington respectively and the third against Pakistan at Sharjah.
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