On this Day | 29th March over the Years

A triple hundred, a demolition job, ending an era and yet another heart break

Down the years, 29th March is regarded as one of the red letters day in the history of cricket. Cricket Tracker takes a look at the facts and lists a few top memorable moments of this day.

1994: Fee Faa Fo Fum

15 overs left for the close of play, 194 to chase with a day in hand and a win in sight. One of the perfect examples of swing bowling display was on offer as Curtly Ambrose, lifted up by spirited crowds claimed five wickets, that included Mike Atherton, Robin Smith, Alec Stewart, Graeme Hick and Jack Russell. By the end of the day, England finished on 40-8 before getting packed for 46 in the next morning.

1994: Allan Border calls it time

Allan Border sets the field

It was the last day on the field for one of the true champions, cricket has ever produced. After some slow batting by South Africa, it was time for Allan Border to bid farewell to the world with some fine display of batting in Durban. He scored 42* in his final test innings and took the records of most caps at the time (156), most runs (11,174) and most appearances as captain (93) with him.

2004: First 300 by an Indian

At a strike rate of 82, Virender Sehwag gets to 300 with a massive six

On the second day of Multan test, Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to smash a triple century in test cricket when he launched a hapless Saqlain Mushtaq into the stands over mid-wicket for a six. On his way to 309, he went past Sunil Gavaskar’s 236, Sachin Tendulkar’s 241 not out and VVS Laxman’s 281. The fabulous knock included 39 hits to the fence and 6 hits into the stands.

2011: Yet another semi-final win for Lanka

Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene hug after the win

Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets to reach the finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. They stuttered briefly while losing 3 wickets in a space of 24 balls but Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews ensured that they reached the final with 13 balls to spare.