December 10 : Turning the pages of Cricket History


On this day in Cricket history: December 10

1886: Test cricket’s war casualty Major Booth wass born. He played two tests for England.

1958: Barnacle Bailey scored the slowest half century in Test Cricket. He scored 68 runs off 425 during his six hours innings in Brisbane Test.

2005: S Styris century(101) and quickfire fifty(50 off 25) from B McCullum helped Kiwis to chase down Australia’s huge score of 331.

2005: On a typical Kotla pitch Muralitharan’s 7/100 led to the collapse of India but not before the masterclass innings from Sachin. Little
Master scored his 35th Test Century and broke Gavaskar’s record.

1999: L Klusener scored a fluent 174 against England during Port Elizabeth Test.11

1999: At Adelaide both Waugh and Ponting scored remarkable centuries as Australia went on to win the match by 285 runs.

1910: Cotter bowled a fearsome spell of 6/69 as South Africa were bowled out for a paltry 174 at Sydney.

1948: Bombay Test- The Great “E Weekes” scored a majestic 194 against India as West Indies piled up a huge total of 629.

2004: Bangladesh was clueless against the swing bowling of Irfan Pathan.India went on to win the match by an innings and 140 runs.Irfan finished with match figure of 11/96.

1988: Vishakhapatnam ODI- Srikkanth’s all round performance helped India to win the match. First he bowled a match winning spell of 5/27 and then scored 70 off 87 balls.