As usual, we pick up a few of the notable incidents from cricket history that took place on this day, December 13. If you know of any more remarkable incident that did not make our list, please let us know about it in the comments below.
1975: One of the greatest ever test innings when Roy Fredericks peppered the boundaries of the WACA ground with his audacious strokeplay on this day. Fredricks scored 26 runs off one Thomson over, 25 from one Lillee over and 24 from Walker’s. It was sheer murder of Thomson and Lillee that too on the world’s fastest pitch. The awestruck Aussie commentary team including Alan macgilrey, Lindsey Husset etc were screaming for shot after shot. Lillee was smashed for 123 off 20 overs,Thomson 128 off 17 and Gary Gilmour 103 off 14. Ashley Mallett described it as a thrashing of the highest order. He overall scored 169 runs off 145 balls against the best bowling attack of his time.
1901: Sydney Barnes, arguably one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, made his debut against Australia at the SCG. He took a five-wicket haul (5/24) in the very first innings.
2001: Sachin Tendulkar scored his 27th test hundred and equaled Allan Border and Steve Waugh’s record, behind only Bradman and Gavaskar.
1966: This day was special for Clive Lloyd, the leader of the rampaging West Indian side. A typical Caribbean in style and one of the greatest captains of all time made his debut against India.
1970: Greg Chappell also made his test debut on this day when he stepped out in the middle against England in Perth.
1985: Revival of Aussies as Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid made their test debut against India. In the same test, Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to reach 9000 runs in Test cricket. He scored a spectacular 166 against Aussies at placid Adelaide pitch.