The Events happened this Day in the History of Cricket as Follows.
No one has captained England against Australia more often than Archie MacLaren, who was born today.
He Did Captaincy for 22 times (Mike Brearley is next with 18).
It Was Not Because of His Great Success Rate – He lost 11 of those Matches And Won only Four – But Rather More Because He was perceived as a Dashing Amateur.
MacLaren did, however, hit 109 in his First Test as captain (Sydney, 1897-98), and a Match-Winning 140 at Trent Bridge in 1905.
At county Level, he scored 424 For Lancashire v Somerset at Taunton in 1895 was the Record Until Brian Lara’s 501 Not Out in 1994.
Australia Bowled India out for 58 in the First Test in Brisbane – The First Ever Test between the sides.
Ernie Toshack, the Left-Arm Medium Pacer Makes the Damage and he took 5 for 2 as India Lost Their Last Five wickets For Just Five Runs.
Australia, For Whom Don Bradman, Slammed 185 on the First Day.
They Won By an Innings and 226 runs Despite the Loss of the Fifth Day (of six) to Rain.
Birthday of the Man Who Lifted the World Cup For Sri Lanka.
Arjuna Ranatunga was a wristy Left Hander with his Fair share of Attitude.
But he Leads a Fighting team, which took the world by Storm in 1996.
Finally, Ranatunga was there to Hit the winning Runs Against Australia in the Final in Lahore.
He made his Debut as a Chubby Teenager, in Sri Lanka’s first ever Test.
A Sensational Start to an Ashes Series. Australia Slumped to 26 for 6 on the First Morning of the First Test in Brisbane.
It started with a Run-out in the Very First over, Thanks to Opener Graeme Wood (who was involved in a run-out in all six Tests), and continued with Three wickets for Bob Willis.
Australia, who were Fielding an under-strength side, Thanks to Kerry Packer’s rival World Series Cricket, Recovered Slightly to reach 116, But Eventually went down by Seven wickets, and lost the series 5-1.
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