5th August

 Sanath Jayasuriya became the first batsman to score a triple century in Asia. He went on to score 340 on the following day and put on world record 576 runs for the second wicket with Mahanama. The next day Sri Lanka Cricket team piled up 952 runs -highest ever score in a Test inning. Nilesh Kulkarni scalped wicket off his very first ball in debut test, also test debut of Mahela Jayawardene.

Aaqib Javed the man who took the first seven wickets haul in a fifty over match was born. The 7/37 was the best bowling figure in any ODI cricket at that time. His figure in the 1991 Wills including hat trick with two golden ducks, the Indian skipper Azharuddin and teenager Tendulkar. This remains the best figure in any tournament final.

85 years since Nathan Lyon 6/49 best bowling figure by Aussies spinner in 4th inns of away Ashes test. Smith’s twin centuries helped Australia to 1-0 lead in the first test,2019.

Graeme Pollock 125 and Cartwright six wickets haul light up the 1965 Proteas-England test at Nottingham.

Dayle Steyn first five wickets haul in Asia, at the end of his career he had 92 wickets in subcontinent most by non Asian pace bowler, including joint highest fifer.

Gun Shot at Wasim Akram Home Page car after road mishap on his way to bowling camp, Karachi, Pakistan.

Javagal Srinath partner in crime Venkatesh Prasad was born.

Garfield Sobers 174 put on 265 runs partnership with Nurse against England.

Sehwag century against Sri Lanka gave India slender lead, in the due course Indian opener completed 7000 test runs.

Sohag Gazi born on this day, the first player to scalp a hattrick and register a century in the same test.

Dimuth Karunaratne joined an elite list of batsmen to be out on the first ball of a Test match.

England retained Ashes after weather halted the play in the final day of the third test at Manchester.

1933 opening day of County Championship at Hove Bowley and Langridge put on 490 runs stand.

2016 Herath hat-trick against Australia in the Galle test.

By Staff

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