On this day- December 11 : Turning the pages of Cricket History


On this day in Cricket history: December 11

1929: The Birth of world class leg spinner and possibly the greatest of his time. Mihir Bose sarcastically summed up Gupte’s career as : “India`s first great spinner ended his career because he happened to share a room with a man who wanted a drink with a girl.”

1982: Zaheer Abbas scored his 100th first-class hundred, only the second – after Geoff Boycott to reach the landmark in a Test.

1997: Singer-Akai Champions Trophy-Sachin Tendulkar’s spirited knock of 91 was not enough as India fell short by 7 runs against England.

1984: Allan Border’s played his first Test of record 93 consecutive Tests as captain. download (5)

2001: Collymore rattled Sri lankan lower order as West Indies defend the modest total of 250

2000: Graham Thorpe’s Chinese cut off Saqlain Mushtaq gave England a famous victory in the Karachi gloom.England’s first series win in
Pakistan for 39 years.

2004: On This Day  Sachin equaled his idol Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test hundreds against Bangladesh.

1998: Pollock and Donald bowled a fiery spell to bowled out West Indies for paltry total of 121.Pollock finished the inning with 5/43.

1979: Geoff Boycott scored his only one-day hundred that too against the likes of Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and Max Walker.

1903: Noble was the lone fighter against the potent English attack.

2000: Sourav Ganguly all round performance, 5/38 and 68* led to India’s four wicket victory over Zimbabwe.

2001: Kumble bowled a like a workhorse and finished with 7/115 against England in first inning of Motera Test.

1998: Debut of Australia’s one day wonder Mark Waugh against Pakistan.The match was also first instance of twins taking the field in an international match.

1934: Birth of Salim Durani, one of India’s finest all rounders.