What happened on this day? | 20th March

What happened on this day? | 20th March

Down the years, Cricket Tracker takes a look at what happened on this day? 20th March remains a memorable day in the history of international cricket.

2000: Jail break in Port of Spain

Just when Zimbabwe were looking to humiliate West Indies to win the first test at the Port of Spain by chasing 99, cricket witnessed one of the greatest turnarounds. Curtly Ambrose and company rose to the occasion, triggering a collapse on Zimbabwe that saw them from 47-3 to 63-10 and for the second time in the history of the game, a team failed to chase the target in double figures.

2003: Underdogs stun Favourites

Steve Tikolo leads the Kenyan side on a lap of honour after their semi-final defeat

For the first time in the history of Cricket World Cup, Kenya became the first associate nation to play in the knock-outs of the multi-team tournament. However, their fairytale came to an end against the spirited Indians, when they went down by 91 runs. India also qualified for the finals of the World Cup after 20 years on this day.

Birthdays on this day

  1. 1973: Nicky Boje (South Africa)
  2. 1951: Madan Lal (India)
  3. 1981: Chanaka Welegedera (Sri Lanka)
  4. 1989: Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)