Sri Lanka in quest of 181 was heading towards a comfortable win, at 132 for 3 needing 49 more to win no one expected them to lose. Lanka lost three wickets including skipper Ranatunga in quick succession and were reduced to 137/6. Warne playing his first test in England wrap up the inns to script 16 runs victory for Australia.
“Deano ran over and said, “Well done, mate. You’re only averaging 160 now.” I tried to laugh but couldn’t. I was too nervous” Shane Warne
Ranjitsinghji created world record when he scored two FC hundreds on the same day. In the due course, he passed 5000 first-class runs and first amateur to complete 1000 runs in a season. 100 and 125* vs Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Official) in 1896 at County Ground Hove.
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1896 Hugh Trumble hattrick handed Gloucestershire their lowest ever FC score of 17 against Australians, the top scorer was WG Grace with 9 runs.
England won the first-ever triangular tournament defeating Australia in 1912. Oz was bowled for a paltry score of 65, Wooley bagged his only ten wickets haul in a match This was also the last day in a test for CB Fry, Syd Gregory, the first man to score a century in Australia.
England suffered there biggest defeat in terms of runs, as Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett fifer crushed them by 562 runs defeat in fifth Ashes test 1934. The test was the last one for Woolley and, Ponsford who scored 266 runs and put on the then highest 451 runs stand for the second wicket.
|A Sandham||England||325||West Indies||Kingston||1930|
|WH Ponsford||Australia||266||England||The Oval||1934|
|SM Nurse||West Indies||258||New Zealand||Christchurch||1969|