On This Day

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.

September 10, 1999 – Steve Waugh and Jason Gillespie suffer horrific injuries after a collision

The play was held for a few minutes before Waugh walked off with a plastered nose and a towel around his head.

September 7, 1905 – Australian captain asks for a wrestling bout instead of toss

Darling was tired of losing the toss to his counterpart Jackson.

September 6, 1930 – Don Bradman was dismissed by an Indian for the first time

Nazir Ali got the opportunity to claim Bradman’s wicket before any other Indian as the Australian run-machine never toured India or Asia prior to 1947.

September 5, 2007 – An England-India ODI classic at The Oval

India needed to win the 6th ODI hosted at The Oval to have a shot at winning the series.