December 5 – Events Happened on this Day
On paper England’s 1958-59 Ashes squad was one of the Strongest Ever.
But on the Field, they Fell apart at the Seams.
It all started to go wrong On the first day of the Series, When they were Bowled out for 134 in Brisbane, After Peter May, leading England For a Record 26th time, won the toss and Batted Despite the Pitch Having a Distinctly Green Tinge.
They went on to lose the series 0-4.
Birth of the Fastest Test centurion on debut.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was the Player of the Tournament in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.
But it took him Nine years to get a Test call Up Because Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were well settled at the top.
Shikhar Dhawan made the most of his chance by smashing 187 off 174 balls against Australia in Mohali in his first Test.
Following it up with a century and 98 in New Zealand in February 2014.
He struggled on India’s tour to England and Australia later that year.
But did well in the 2015 World Cup, making 412 runs at an average of 51.50.
An outstanding display From Merv Hughes who Could not stop West Indian victory in the second Test in Perth.
Hughes took 13 Wickets for 217 in that Match which Includes the Most Convoluted Hat Trick in Test history.
He Dismissed Curtly Ambrose with the last ball of his 36th over.
And Patrick Patterson with the first ball of his 37th and Gordon Greenidge with the first ball of the second innings.
It Was an Almost Indecently Brave Performance But West Indies were always in control.
Where Viv Richards lashed 146 off 150 balls, and they Clinched a 169-run Victory on the Final Day.
A good day for 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar as India Beat Sri Lanka By Six Wickets in Pune.
He made his first ODI half-century and also chipped in with two wickets, two catches, and a run-out.
Despite a 27 Ball 58 From Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka set a Modest target of 228.
India Got there with Almost Four overs to Spare.
England’s wretched tour of Zimbabwe.
Poor Results on the Field and a Series and Continued with a 7 wicket Loss Against Moshalanabad.
As a Result, Made worse by the fact that James Kirtley Who went on to Play for England against Zimbabwe and had a match figures of 7 for 87.