5 Australia Cricket facts that sound fake but are actually true

5 Australia Cricket facts that sound fake but are actually true

Australia is deemed as the most decorated nation in the history of the cricketing world.

Australian team
Australia team . (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Australia is deemed as the most decorated nation in the history of the cricketing world. With five World Cup titles in their cabinet, the cricketing giant have domination written all over them. Australia have had a long and rich history of plying their supremacy in gentlemen’s game and have witnessed the various type of moments in them.

Though prestigious and proud moments have come their way often, there also have been several incidents that are a little hard to believe. Right from their Test debut in 1877 and rubbing their shoulders in high profile Ashes, Australia have seen it all. They have some weird incidents as well as the pure saga of domination in their history which will leave fans in a state of dilemma Let’s take a look at-

5 amazing facts about Australia’s cricket

1. Adam Gilchrist used a squash ball in his batting glove in 2007 WC final

Adam Gilchrist’s squash-ball
Adam Gilchrist’s squash-ball. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Adam Gilchrist is celebrated as one of the best wicketkeeping-batsmen in the history of Australia. However, the masterclass he brought on the table during the 2007 World Cup final became the saga to remember for years.

Australia were on their way to clinch their second straight World title when Gilchrist appeared in the form of his life. He smashed 149 runs off 104 balls, becoming the highest run-getter in the WC finale, and claimed the fastest ton in the mega event (72 balls).

Australia won the clash and Gilchrist was declared as the player of the match for his sensational innings where he batted with a squash ball under his gloves. It was later revealed that the batter used a different technique under pressure situations and it worked out too well for him.