December 3 – Events Happened on this Day in History

December 3 – Events Happened on this Day in History

Events Happened on this Day in Cricket History – December 3

1976

Mark Boucher, who was born today, He over Shadowed of two contemporaries, Andy Flower and Adam Gilchrist.

But He Holds the Record of Most Test Dismissals by a keeper with 555.

He was the First Keeper to take 500 Test catches.

Boucher Replaced Dave Richardson in 1997-98 and Played a Key Role in the team.

When the Team was Top in Both Forms of Cricket.

He overtook Australia’s Ian Healy as the leading wicketkeeper in Oct 2007.

Gilchrist Edged Past him, But Boucher Pouched it back and is Likely to Keep the Record for a while.



A fighter to the core, He Had Played 75 consecutive Tests before He Left out for a brief while.

A useful batsman who made Five Test hundreds and He Made an ODI hundred in 44 balls and three Fifties in 22 balls or Fewer.

In 2012 He announced the upcoming England tour would be his last.

But a Small Injury during a warm-up game in Somerset, where a Flying bail injured his eye and forced him out of the tour.

He announced his retirement shortly after and returned Back to Home.

1982

The Indian Women’s Team Captain Mithali Raj, who was born today, emerged as one of the India women’s most capable batsmen with a staggering 214 against England in Taunton at the age of 19.
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Representing Railways in the domestic competition.

Mithali Raj began by playing with stars like Purnima Rau, Anjum Chopra and Anju Jain for Air India.

Raj is One of six women to score more than 4000 Runs in ODIs.

In 2014, She Captained India to a Memorable Test Victory Over England in Wormsley.

And in the same country three years later, was a vital part of the India side that made it to the World Cup final, scoring a hundred and 3 fifties.

1986

The cheapest five-wicket haul in international history.

Courtney Walsh helped West Indies rout Sri Lanka by 193 runs with remarkable figures of 4.3-3-1-5 in Sharjah.

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Sri Lanka crumbled from 45 for 2 to 55 all out, their second-lowest one-day score.

2000

“Iron” Mike Atherton Fought his corner to successfully secure a draw for England against Pakistan in the second Test, in Faisalabad.

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After a match notable for Abdul Razzaq’s Maiden Test hundred and another Masterclass in patience from Graham Thorpe, Atherton stood firm despite the Middle order getting the jitters as England batted out the last two sessions for a draw.

2007

Delirium in Kandy, after Muttiah Muralitharan, the town’s biggest icon, ended the cat-and-mouse game with Shane Warne by regaining the record for most Test wickets.
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Warne had well retired by then, and the next-best – Anil Kumble – was still chugging along to 600 wickets.

when Murali captured his 709th, that of Paul Collingwood in the first innings.

Murali took nine in the Test – six in the first innings – that was Sanath Jayasuriya’s last and Chaminda Vaas’ 100th.

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