Cricket | List of records that were broken in 2022

2022 has been one of the best years of cricket in recent memory. The Ashes, the resurgence of England in test cricket, bazball, and an unforgettable T20 World Cup has made 2022 a special year. During these unforgettable moments, there were many records were broken. So, here are the 

Records that were broken in 2022

1) Leading run scorer of the T20 World Cup- 1141 runs

Virat Kohli India
Credits: ICC

Virat Kohli had a brilliant T20 Word Cup campaign, being the highest run scorer of the 2022 T20 World Cup and also overtaking Mahela Jayewardene's tally of 1016 runs to be the highest run scorer of all T20 World Cups scoring 1141 runs in the 5 editions he has played in. 

Virat Kohli (India)27114181.50131.30014
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)31101639.07134.7416
Chris Gayle (West Indies)3396534.46142.7527
Rohit Sharma (India)3996334.39127.8809
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)3589730.93124.0606

2) Most T20I sixes in a calendar year- 59 sixes

Suryakumar Yadav India
Credits: ESPNCricinfo

2022 was the year of Suryakumar Yadav, India's best T20I batsman at the moment and the number 1 ranked T20I batsman. The 32 year hit the most amount of sixes in a calendar year- 59, overtaking Muhammad Waseem and Mohammad Rizwan, who hit 43 and 42 sixes respectively. 

Suryakumar Yadav (India)59282022
Muhammad Waseem (UAE)43162022
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)42292021
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)41182021
Tony Ura (Papua New Guinea)39122022

3) Most T20I wins in a calendar year

Records India
Credits: NDTVSports

While India have not won an ICC event since 2013, they have been exceptional in bi-lateral series, winning 28 T20I matches in a calendar year. In 2022, they have defeated the West Indies (3-0) and (4-1), Sri Lanka (3-0), South Africa (2-2) and (2-1), Ireland (2-0), England (2-1), Australia (2-1) and New Zealand (1-0).

The previous record was held by Pakistan, who registered 20 victories in 2021. 


4) Fastest double century in ODI's- 126 balls

Ishan Kishan India
Credits: BCCIofficial

At the third ODI in India's tour of Bangladesh, Ishan Kishan went all guns blazing to score the fastest double century in ODIs- 126 balls. The 24-year-old hit 24 boundaries and 10 sixes in this historic knock.

The previous record was held by Chris Gayle, who reached his double century in 138 deliveries.

Ishan Kishan126
Chris Gayle138
Virender Sehwag140
Sachin Tendulkar147
Fakhar Zaman148
Rohit Sharma151
Rohit Sharma151
Martin Guptill153
Rohit Sharma156

5) Most runs scored on the first day of a Cricket Test match- 506 runs

England cricket
Credits: TheCricketer

On an absolutely flat pitch in Rawalpindi, England scored the most runs on the first day of a test match- 506 runs. England's top order, consisting of Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Ben Duckett scored a century each to help England break this record. The previous record was held by Australia, who scored 482 runs against South Africa in Adelaide in 2012.

6) Highest partnership for any wicket in T20 World Cups- 170 runs

England cricket ICC
Credits: OutlookIndia

Chasing 168 in 20 overs in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler made a mockery of the Indian bowling line-up, finishing the game with 24 balls left. The two openers stitched the highest partnership in a T20 World Cup, scoring 170 runs for the first wicket. The previous record was held by Rillee Rossouw and Quinton De Kock, who stitched 168 runs against Bangladesh earlier in the super 12.

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