Cricket Records: In the game of cricket, many records are made in every match. At the same time, many records are also broken in the same match. It is said that in cricket, records are to be broken, so they are also made. But many such records still exist in international cricket. Those who can be broken are far away. It is not possible for any player to reach him. In today’s article, we will tell you about one such record. Which has been going on for the last 20 years.
Andy Flower has made a special record in his name
Andy Flower, a former captain of the Zimbabwe Cricket Team and one of the legendary players, is counted among the great players of world cricket. He has made many records in his name with his brilliant batting. During this time, Flower got one such record registered in his name.
Which has remained in place for the last 20 years. Actually, Andy Flower is the only wicket-keeper batsman in the world who has scored a century in both the innings of a Test match. Apart from him, to date, no other wicket-keeper batsman has been able to do this feat in any one test match.
A strong inning was played in front of South Africa’s strong bowling attack
Andy Flower made this record in the year 2001 against the strong bowling attack of South Africa. Andy scored 142 in the first innings of this test match played at Harare Sports Club and 199 not out in the second innings. In the second innings, he missed out on scoring a double century by just 1 run. Because the whole team of Zimbabwe was all out before that.
Flower faced 470 balls during his marathon innings of 199 runs. However, even on the basis of his brilliant innings, he could not save his team from defeat. Zimbabwe had to face a crushing defeat by 9 wickets. Andy Flower played 63 Test matches for Zimbabwe in his career. In which he scored 4794 runs at an impressive average of 51.55. During this, 12 centuries and 27 half-centuries came out of his bat.