India’s First In Cricket

  • First cricket club in India: Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (1792) in Calcutta (now Kolkata)
  • First test match played in India: India vs England in Eden Gardens, Calcutta (result draw) (5–8 Jan 1934)
  • First Indian captain and the third in history to have led his team to victory after being enforced to follow on, against Steve Waugh’s Australia in 2001–02: Sourav Ganguly
  • First cricket stadium: Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • First test victory: against England At Madras
  • Cricket tournament: the Bombay Triangular (1905–1911) which later became the Bombay Quadrangular (1912–1936)
  • First Indian captain to win more than 21 test matches as a captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Test match: against England at Lord’s, 25 June 1932
  • Captain in tests: C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England.
  • ODI captain: Ajit Wadekar
  • Cricketer to score a century in a test match: Lala Amarnath, 118 against England in December 1933 at Bombay Gymkhana grounds.
  • First Indian to score the highest runs in a World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 183 runs vs Sri Lanka in 1999 World Cup Cricket.
  • Cricketer to score a double century in a test match: Polly Umrigar, 223 against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1955–56
  • Cricketer to score a triple century in a test match: Virender Sehwag, 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004.
  • Indian to score an ODI century: Kapil Dev, 175* against Zimbabwe in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
  • Indian to score an ODI double century is Sachin Tendulkar, 200* against South Africa at Gwalior, 24 February 2010 (he was the first in the World to achieve this feat).
  • Indian to score three ODI double centuries and the highest individual runs in ODI is Rohit Sharma, 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
  • Hat-trick in an ODI: Chetan Sharma against New Zealand in 1987.
  • Hat trick in test cricket: Harbhajan Singh against Australia in 2001 at Kolkata.
  • First World Cup Runners up captain: Sourav Ganguly (2003)
  • World Cup: At the 1983 World Cup when India beat West Indies in the finals, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev
  • Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Tests: Sunil Gavaskar (first in the world to achieve this feat)
  • Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs: Sachin Tendulkar (first in the world to achieve this feat)
  • Winner of the first T20 World Cup: India (in 2007) against Pakistan
  • Cricketer to score 100 centuries in Test and ODIs combined: Sachin Tendulkar (he was the first in the World to achieve this feat)
  • First bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings: Anil Kumble (against Pakistan)
  • First batsman to score 50 centuries in Test cricket: Sachin Tendulkar
  • First woman to score a double hundred in Test cricket: Mithali Raj (214* against New Zealand at Wellington, 2004); first in the world to achieve this feat
  • First Indian to score a T20 century: Suresh Raina (India vs South Africa)
  • Six sixes in an Over: Yuvraj Singh in a T20 match vs England
  • First nation to win a World Cup Finale on its home ground: India (ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup) final held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Fastest fifty in a T20I: 50 runs off 12 balls by Yuvraj Singh (vs England in the Inaugural World T20 Championship held in South Africa, 2007)