16th August

Rangana Herath became the first left-arm bowler to take nine wickets in an innings in Tests. In the process, he broke J Briggs 125 year record.

Highest ODI score in losing cause Charles Coventry’s 194*

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf (R) shakes hands with Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the end of the final of the Asia Cup between India and Sri Lanka at National Stadium in Karachi on July 6, 2008. Sensational spinner Ajantha Mendis took six wickets for just nine runs to help Sri Lanka beat India by 100 runs in the final here on Sunday to successfully defend the Asia Cup title. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The birth of most lethal fast bowler Jeff Thomson. A high-speed camera in 1975 clocked 160.45 kph and a year later, he clocked 160.58 kph.

20 years ago #OnThisDay Steve Waugh scored the 500th ODI ton. The match against South Africa was the first-ever indoor match.

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