Anil Kumble historic century at Kennington Oval helped Indian Cricket Team to draw the test. India went on to win the test series in England after 21 years.

England star player Claire Taylor century against India the test was also Sarah Taylor debut in whites, against India in 2006

Sri Lanka Cricket Arjuna Ranatunga last day in test cricket. The 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup skipper is the only player to play his country first and 100th test.

Bert Oldfield of Australia who died this day holds the record of most stumpings(52) in the test.

301 runs opening stand in the first day of fifth Ashes test, Mark Taylor would end up scoring a doubleton. The test was debut on for Mike Atherton and Devon Malcolm

South Africa in quest for 219 runs were struggling at 27/5 but lower middle order fight back to reduce the target to 52 needed with four wickets in hand. Darren Gough change the complexion with quick dismissal of Johnty Rhodes and Boucher,finally wrap up Ntini lbw to finish the Proteas inns to script 23 runs victory. The match also witnessed Angus Fraser three consecutive five wickets haul.

Australia thrashed England by 264 runs to win 1997 Ashes .

Pakistan Sri Lanka test at end of the fourth day was heading towards a draw with just one inning completed on each side. Pakistan started the final day at 4/1 they moved to 111/4, the Nelson curse dismissed set batsman Azhar Ali and Misbah. Rangana Herath spin bundled out Pakistan for 180 runs, Herath finished with match figure of 6/48. Sri Lanka needed 99 runs in 21 overs to win. Ramiz Raja was left amused and described it as “pathetic and listless performance from Pakistan.”Sri Lanka chased down the total in seventeen overs itself.

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