Using information on some 65,000 matches and more than 15,000 players, the records are given for every country in the world that has played some form of international cricket between 24 September 1844, the date of the first international match, and the 6 April 2014. Since the records found in various annuals and on the internet are restricted almost entirely to those countries that play Test cricket, a large gap in the published statistical information is filled, showing cricket as a truly global sport. The records cover highest and lowest team scores; individual batting, bowling, wicketkeeping and fielding performances; best wicket partnerships of 100 runs or more and most extras in an innings. Multi-innings, one-day and Twenty20 matches are treated separately for both men's and women's internationals. The statistical tables are supported by a text summarising the information provided and highlighting important achievements.