Cricket News: It has been played for centuries and has a rich history that includes many great moments. Whether you’re a cricket fan or not, these are some of the best days in cricket history – ones that we still talk about today!
March 25, 2007: World Cup final and the birth of T20
The 2007 ICC World Twenty20 was the first tournament held under the auspices of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was held in South Africa from 11 to 24 September 2007.
The inaugural match at Durban between England and New Zealand attracted a crowd of over 30,000 and television audiences around the world peaked at more than 300 million. The final series between India and Pakistan played to packed CricketNews stadia, with nearly 1 billion people tuning in worldwide on TV.
March 25, 2013: Australia win the World Cup again – Cricket News
On March 25, 2013, Australia beat New Zealand in the final of the World Cup. It was their fifth consecutive win since 1999 and their seventh overall.
It was a memorable game for many reasons: Mitchell Johnson took 5 wickets in just 4 overs to set up a comfortable win for Australia; Brendon McCullum’s 54* off 44 balls was instrumental in New Zealand getting close to Australia’s total. However, it was Michael Clarke who stole all the limelight with his brilliant unbeaten 115 off 107 balls which included 13 fours and 2 sixes.
The Australian captain scored boundary after boundary as he put on 158 runs for the second wicket with Shane Watson (40). From thereon it was very easy for Australia who won by 7 wickets with more than 5 overs remaining in their innings CricketNews.
March 26, 1999: Sehwag’s debut and record for Most Catches – Cricket News
March 26, 1999: Sehwag’s debut and record for Most Catches
On this day in 1999, Indian batsman Virender Sehwag was called up to the national team for his international debut against South Africa in Kanpur. Even though he only played one match on that tour, he made an immediate impact with a blistering century on debut.
Many years later, Sehwag would also become part of another piece of cricket history when he became the first player to be dismissed in every position from 1-11 (batsman) during a test match. This occurred during India’s visit Cricket News to Australia in 2003–04 where they were playing their traditional rivals away from home.
March 27, 1998: The rise of Dravid and Tendulkar – Cricket News
On March 27, 1998, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid made their Test debut for India against Australia in Chennai. It was a turning point for Indian cricket as the two batsmen would go on to become the backbone of Indian batting and one of the greatest opening partnerships ever witnessed in international cricket.
Rahul Dravid scored 147 runs on debut while Sachin Tendulkar scored a century (119 runs) on his debut, which he followed with another century in his second Test match (159). From then on, Dravid and Tendulkar became an inseparable pair in both Tests and ODIs for India over several years. The two went onto score hundreds together during 185 innings across all formats of the game at an average 45%, which makes them one of only three pairs who have scored hundreds together more than 100 times out of combined 400 innings played by both players.
March 27, 2008: The day Irfan Pathan struck 6/25 in a World T20 game
While it was in the Super 8 stage of the tournament. This game was play between India and Australia at the Wanderers.
The venue is well-known for its liveliness and this match was no different. The crowd cheered their teams on as they tried to outdo each other with chants, songs and drumbeats. They were even dressed in their team’s colors CricketNews!
This game has gone down as one of the most memorable. Matches in cricket history due to its high drama quotient. Irfan Pathan picked up 6 wickets for 25 runs to help India win by 10 runs against Australia
March 28, 2016: Jos Buttler’s 100 off 66 balls against Sri Lanka at Wankhede
On March 28, 2016, England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler scored the fastest ever ODI century by an English batsman. The record-breaking knock was against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The right-handed opening batsman smashed 100 runs off 66 balls to help. His team beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets with 13 balls to spare.
Buttler shared an opening partnership of 166 runs with Jonny Bairstow. That help England set a target of 303 runs for Sri Lanka to chase down in 50 overs. The duo stitched together several big partnerships throughout. Their careers and have been described as ‘the most destructive opening pair in limit overs cricket ‘.
March 29, 1983: India beat Pakistan in Prudential World Cup final at Lord’s
Cricket News: India beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the final of the Prudential World Cup at Lord’s. Mohinder Amarnath was India’s top scorer with 91 runs, while Kapil Dev took 3 wickets.
Kapil Dev was named Man of the Match, and also won. Man of the Series for his performance throughout the tournament.
We bring you the best cricketing moments of all time – the ones that lasted a lifetime!
The best cricketing moments of all time – the ones that lasted a lifetime!
- Waugh twins, Mark and Steve (Australia)
The legendary Aussie brothers, who played together in 79 Tests and 51 ODIs between 1992 and 2002. In 2008 they both made it to Cricket Australia’s Hall of Fame CricketNews.
We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and got a glimpse into. Some of the most memorable moments in cricket history. We’d also like to hear from you – what was your favourite moment? Let us know in the comments below!