December 2 – History of Cricket

December 2 – History of Cricket

Events Happened on this Day in History of Cricket

The Events Happened on December 2 in the History of Cricket.


The word Bodyline is used for the First Time on the first day of the first Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Hugh Buggy sent his copy to the Melbourne by using the phrase “Body-Line Bowling” and his Sub-Editor Ray Robinson appeared to shorten this to one word.

Bill Ponsford and padded Jack Fingleton also Took painful blows. Don Bradman missed the match Because he was in dispute with the Australian Board.


Birth of the first man to take a one-day international wicket. Australian tearaway Alan “Froggy” Thomson set the Pajama circus in motion when he had Geoff Boycott caught by Bill Lawry at the MCG in 1970-71.

Boycott Had Not really Grasped the Essence of one-day cricket he took 37 balls For 8 Runs.

And this was Thomson’s only One-Day Appearance.

He also played Four Tests Against England During the same winter.


The arrival of World Series cricket was Greeted as barely 200 spectators were Present at VFL Park outside Melbourne to watch Australia to Take on West Indies.

On an outstanding First Day, Australia was bowled out for 256.

It was a better performance than the official Australia side, who were Playing in Brisbane.

They managed just 166 Runs against India.


Birth of a Pakistani allrounder who was somewhat of a paradox.
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Abdul Razzaq spent most of his career By playing it safe, digging in at No. 7, and Breaking the Partnerships with his Late Inswingers.

But every now and then he exploded he became the youngest man to take a Test hat-trick against Sri Lanka at Galle in 1999-2000.

He Creamed an amazing 40 Ball 75 Runs in the First One-Dayer against England in Karachi in 2000-01.

After Sometime in the ICL, He returned to the Official Fold in 2009 and Immediately made an Impact By helping Pakistan to the World T20 Crown.

In 2010, his Nerveless unbeaten century gave Pakistan a thrilling Victory with a one-wicket win off the Penultimate Ball against South Africa in Abu Dhabi.


Only two batsmen passed 40 in the third one-dayer between Pakistan and West Indies in Peshawar.

But one of them was Viv Richards, who decided the match with a violent 39-ball 66.

It included five fours and four sixes.
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West Indies Eased Home by 40 runs to Take a 2-1 Lead in a Series they Eventually won 3-2.


The First Test Drawn between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Moratuwa, John Wright became the First New Zealander to make 5000 Test Runs when he Reached 14 Runs in the Second Innings.
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He celebrated by Boring Everyone to tears where he Spent 222 balls and five hours over 42, Although Andrew Jones Later Trumped Him with a spectacular 102-ball, 149-minute 14.

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