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What is the highest identical score made by the first three batters in a Test innings?
What is the highest identical score made by the first three batters in a Test innings?

And what is the record for the most overs bowled by a player on debut in his first Test innings?

Which pairs of team-mates have featured in the most matches but never batted together?
Which pairs of team-mates have featured in the most matches but never batted together?

And what is the most ducks a team has made in a T20 they won?

What's the most runs scored by a side in the last four overs to win a T20I?
What's the most runs scored by a side in the last four overs to win a T20I?

And what's the highest score by a No. 11 in ODIs and T20Is?

What's the highest percentage of runs conceded by one bowler in a T20I?
What's the highest percentage of runs conceded by one bowler in a T20I?

And how many players have hundreds in all three international formats?

Who are the oldest and youngest players to feature in a T20 World Cup?
Who are the oldest and youngest players to feature in a T20 World Cup?

Also: what's the lowest individual score never made in each format of international cricket?

Who are the youngest and oldest men to score a triple-century in Tests?
Who are the youngest and oldest men to score a triple-century in Tests?

And how many teams have won a T20 despite four or more of their batters bagging ducks?

How often has a player scored a hundred and a duck in the same Test?
How often has a player scored a hundred and a duck in the same Test?

And how many players have outscored the opposition on their own in a Test innings?

Which player has scored the largest percentage of his team's runs in T20s?
Which player has scored the largest percentage of his team's runs in T20s?

Also: which first- or second-change seamers have the best career records in Tests?

What's the lowest total successfully defended in the IPL?
What's the lowest total successfully defended in the IPL?

And do Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami hold the record for the longest careers in women's Tests?

Has anyone had a longer first-class career after their final Test than Rikki Clarke?
Has anyone had a longer first-class career after their final Test than Rikki Clarke?

And where does Chris Cooke's unbeaten 205 figure in the list of highest scores by a wicketkeeper-captain?

What is the closest Test series ever played, by average runs per wicket scored by each team?
What is the closest Test series ever played, by average runs per wicket scored by each team?

And how many players have lost a Test in which they scored a century in each innings?

Which batter has the biggest difference between averages in wins and defeats in Tests?
Which batter has the biggest difference between averages in wins and defeats in Tests?

And what's the record for the most consecutive Test appearances by a player against the same opposition?

Does Jimmy Anderson hold the record for playing most Tests in one country?
Does Jimmy Anderson hold the record for playing most Tests in one country?

And was Shardul Thakur's Oval fifty the fastest in England?

Has anyone top-scored for their side in more consecutive innings than Joe Root?
Has anyone top-scored for their side in more consecutive innings than Joe Root?

And was Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts a big cricket fan?

How many batters have bagged king pairs in Tests?
How many batters have bagged king pairs in Tests?

And how many players have been marooned in the 190s in Tests at Lord's?

How many batters have survived two hat-trick balls in the same Test innings?
How many batters have survived two hat-trick balls in the same Test innings?

And which batter has the highest Test score away from home?

What are the highest and lowest Test totals featuring four or more ducks?
What are the highest and lowest Test totals featuring four or more ducks?

And who holds the record for the most runs before lunch in first-class and Test cricket?

Is Wanindu Hasaranga's 4 for 9 the best birthday performance by a bowler?
Is Wanindu Hasaranga's 4 for 9 the best birthday performance by a bowler?

Also: who has collected the most golden ducks in Tests?

Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?
Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?

And what's the highest ODI total without a half-century?

What is the most extras conceded in an innings in any match?
What is the most extras conceded in an innings in any match?

Also: has there ever been a Test innings where all 11 players have bowled?