The Most Emotional days in History of Cricket, as South Africa, Played their First international Match After 21 years, Against India in Calcutta.
Global opposition to Apartheid Had seen South African cricket Banned since they beat Australia in 1969-70.
But four Months after rejoining the ICC they began a Speedily Arranged tour with this one day.
India’s victory was more comfortable than the three-wicket Margin Suggested.
Despite Allan Donald Introducing Himself to the world with 5 for 29.
Defeat Hardly mattered, though, and South Africa’s captain Clive Rice, whose three matches on this short tour were his only official internationals.
summed up everyone’s feelings when he said, “I know how Neil Armstrong felt when he stood on the moon.”
On Nov 10, 2000, Bangladesh became the 10th Member to Join Cricket’s top table when they Began their Inaugural Test against India in Dhaka, and for three Days.
Aminul Islam’s nine-hour Score of 145 helped them to 400, and they would probably have taken the 1st Innings lead.
But for a 7th wicket stand of 121 between Sourav Ganguly (84) and Sunil Joshi (92).
But facing a Deficit of only 29, Bangladesh Fell apart.
They were Skittled for 91 and India motored to a 9 wicket victory off the last ball of the fourth day.
Amazingly, It was only India’s second victory in 50 overseas Tests, going back to 1986.
Wisden called Nasser Hussain’s decision to Put Australia into Bat on the First Morning of the Ashes in Brisbane
“One of the Costliest Decisions in Test history”.
Considering England lost by 384 runs, It was Hardly an Exaggeration.
Matthew Hayden Just Fell 3 runs Short of a Double-century in the first innings while adding 272 with Ricky Ponting (123) and scored 103 in the second.
After Conceding 1st Innings lead of 167, England was set to chase 464 in less than a day.
They were bowled out for 79 Runs. Australia won the series with 4-1.
The only Excuse Hussain Had for the Loss was the Horrific injury to Simon Jones on the first day.