On This Day

Rohit Sharma
November 13, 2014: Rohit Sharma decimates Sri Lanka to score 264

Sri Lanka, in their chase, got bowled out for 251.

Bill Lawry
November 9, 1969 – Crowd sets Braboune Stadium on fire during an India-Australia Test match

Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai hosted first of five-match Test series between India and Australia in 1969/70.

Harare sports club
November 6, 2003 – When a Golf course helped to repair a Test match pitch

The play on the third day began 121 minutes after the scheduled start of play.

Green Park Stadium
October 30, 1994 – When Manoj Prabhakar and Nayan Mongia dead batted in an ODI chase

India were needing 63 runs to win from the last nine overs with five wickets in hand.

Courtney Walsh
October 16, 1987 – Courtney Walsh’s sportsmanship costs Windies in the World Cup game

The Windies faced Pakistan in the crucial Group B game at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Mark Taylor of Australia
October 16, 1998 – Mark Taylor declared the innings when he was unbeaten on 334 in a Test match

After 16 years, Mark Taylor revealed the reason that forced him to take a decision overnight.

Bernard Bosanquet
Bernard Bosanquet – The man who invented the Googly

Bosanquet first used this new delivery in first-class cricket in the game against Leicestershire in 1900.

Horatio Nelson
Horatio Nelson: The man behind the induction of “Nelson” in cricket

Umpire David Shepherd was well-known for hopping on one leg whenever a team's score was in the multiples of 111.

Kenny Burn – The man who became a Test cricketer by mistake

Kenny Burn made only 140 runs in eight FC games at an average of 9.33 prior to his Test debut.

Chris Balderstone
September 15, 1975 – England player features in a Cricket and a Football match on the same day

The all-rounder featured in three different sports on the same day.