This Day In Cricket History

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15th March 1979

An early exhibition of reverse swing




On this day in 1979, legendary Pakistan seamer Sarfraz Nawaz gave world cricket its earliest glimpse into the art of reverse swing bowling when in a span of 33 deliveries he prized out seven Australian wickets condemning them to a shock 71-run defeat in the first Test of the two-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Test match looked dead and buried with Australia cruising at 305 for three chasing 382. Nawaz cleaned up centurion Allan Border to start the unlikely collapse. Kim Hughes then watched from the other end as the others crumbled to the genius of Nawaz, before falling to the speedster himself. Nawaz ended with figures of 9 for 86 as Australia folded for 310. Graham Yallop, the Australian captain, was the only batsman not to be dismissed by Nawaz. He was run-out. Despite Pakistan taking a 1-0 lead, Australia fought back in the second Test at Perth to level the series at one-game apiece.
 

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BORN
1844
: Bransby Cooper, in Dhaka. Batsman in Australia's first Test
1878: Hanson Carter, in Yorkshire. Oz wicke keeper of the early 20th century
1947: David Colley, NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia in 1972
1953: Colin Croft, West Indian fast bowler played betwen 1977and 1982
1955: Mohsin Khan, Pakistani opening batsman of late 70's and early 80's
1975: Nick Statham, Netherlands batsman in the 2003 World Cup 1979: Kyle Mills, New Zealand ODI all-rounder 2001


DIED
1938
: Edmund Tylecote, England keeper in 6 Tests in 1882-86
1940: Alfred Marr, one Test for Australia in 1885, scored 0 and 5


EVENTS/MILESTONES
1877
: Commencement of the first Test, Australia v England at MCG
1935: George Headley completes 270 v England at Kingston
1948: Bradman scores 115 for the Australian team against Western Australia
1987: New Zealand beat WI by five wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test
1987: Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes and Joel Garner
1993: Vinod Kambli scores 227 vs Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test double century
2001: Laxman (281) and Dravid (180) complete 387 for a 5th wicket stand against Australia
2001: India complete Test win over Australia after following-on
 

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16th March 2012

The 100th Hundred




On this day in 2012, Sachin Tendulkar
completed a jaw-dropping 100th
international century when he pushed Shakib
Al-Hasan towards square-leg for a single in
an India-Bangladesh Asia Cup encounter in
Mirpur. The wait for the milestone was excruciatingly long. Tendulkar completed his
99th century during the 2011 World Cup
group stages and then went through
tournaments in England, Australia and at
home against West Indies without a century
despite batting reasonably well. The 100th was an uncharacteristically subdued innings
but by the end of it, an expression of relief
writ large on Tendulkar's face. The match
turned out to be bittersweet for Tendulkar
himself as India's total of 289 was
overhauled by Bangladesh, a result that eventually dumped India out of the
competition. Tendulkar's feat of 100 100s is
likely to withstand the test of time and much
like Don Bradman's average of 99.94, will
probably never be broken.
 

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Good Informative Thread @Syam Bro :tup
 

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BORN
1861
: Joseph McMaster, duck in his only first- class game, which was a Test for England
1910: Iftikhar Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi, played for England and India
1920: Percy Mansell, leg-spinner and all- rounder, played in 13 Tests for South Africa
1954: Dav Whatmore, Australian batsman in 1979
1959: Greg Dyer, Australian wicketkeeper between Zoehrer and Healy in 1986-88
1969: Ottis Gibson, Barbados fast bowler, played for WI in 1995
1974: Heath Streak, Pace bowler played for Zimbabwe in 1993


DIED
1923
: George Bean, 92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng against Aust in 1891-92.
2007: Bangladesh Test player Manjural Islam died in an car accident, age 22.

EVENTS/MILESTONES
1877
: Charles Bannerman completed first Test century, 165 against Eng.
2002: Astle hits 222 from 168 balls as NZ make 451 chasing 550 against England.
2007: HH Gibbs slams six sixes in one over against Netherlands in World Cup.
2007: Boucher slams fastest fifty (21 balls) of World Cup.
 

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17th March 1996

Sri Lanka lift the World Cup



Aravinda de Silva was the hero on the big
night, following up his 3/42 and 2 catches
with a sterling 107 as Sri Lanka became the first co-host nation to clinch the World Cup.
After being invited to bat first, the Sri Lankan spinners restricted Australia to 241 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Sri Lanka endured a shaky start, losing their in-form openers early, but Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga steered them to the finish line with ice-coolness.
From underdogs to top-dog was Sri Lanka's story of the 1996 World Cup. Reversal afterreversal in the previous five World Cups, the Islanders surged to the title, despite being wounded by off-field issues. Though Gurusinha retired a few months after lifting the World Cup, Sri Lanka went from strength to strength with the likes of Jayasuriya and Muralitharan continuing to make waves.
 

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18th March 2007

Death of Bob Woolmer




Grief replaced anger on the streets of
Pakistan as the country reeled from the
death of cricket coach Bob Woolmer a day
after the national team's humiliating exit
from the World Cup.
Woolmer died on March 18 just a few hours after Pakistan's shocking defeat at the hands of minnows Ireland and their subsequent elimination from the mega-event. Initially the Jamaican police had said they were probing a murder case but after three months they announced that the former England cricketer had died of natural causes.
 

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19th March 1968

A fatal declaration




Gary Sobers is fondly remembered for being one of the greatest all-rounders the game of cricket has ever seen. However, on this day, in 1968, he had one of his few off days, as captain, and his gaffe cost West Indies a Test match against England. Having won the toss on a relatively easy paced Port of Spain wicket, Sobers' West Indies squad registered a mammoth 526 runs against the English attack before the skipper decided to declare the innings. England responded with 404 thanks to a Colin Cowdrey ton. Then came Sobers' mistake. Despite knowing that his lead bowler, Charlie Griffith was out injured, he declared West Indies' second innings at 92 for two, leaving England to chase down 215 in about 55 permissible overs. Colin Cowdrey scored a 75-ball 71 and in the company of Geoffrey Boycott's 80*, scored at four runs to the over and helped England seal a memorable seven wicket win. With the other four matches drawn, Sobers' one little mistake gave England the series win.
 

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20th March 1999

Rose bowls West Indies to
memorable win




On this day in 1999, Franklyn Rose saved
West Indies the blushes by bowling them to a stunning win over Zimbabwe in the first Test of the series in Trinidad. In a low-scoring Test match Andy Flower's first innings century and Heath Streak's second innings five-fer had put the visitors in pole-position for a win. West Indies started the final day at 147 for nine and folded without adding a run to their overnight score as Streak took his fifth wicket. A target of 99 should have been a walk in the park for a gritty Zimbabwe side of the nineties except they were up against a menacing bowling attack that featured both Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. However it was Franklyn Rose who picked up 4/19 as Zimbabwe mysteriously slipped from being 37/2 to 63 all out. It marked the first time that a team had failed to chase a target less than 100 in the final innings of a Test match.
 
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