24th August

1971 Indian Cricket Team won their first ever Test on English soil .
It took India 39 years and 6 series to register the maiden win.

40 years ago #OnThisDay first floodlit match in England, Essex vs @windiescricket at Stamford Bridge, inspired by Packer Circus in Australia.

1972 Dennis Amiss scored the first-ever ODI century. @england went on to win against Australia Old Trafford. Two years later he scored another century but in longer format 183 against Pakistan.

Rahul Dravid scintillating 63 balls 92 and Tendulkar yet again missed century. This was a little master’s second score of 99 in 2007, he registered another 99 in Nov against Pak. So in nutshell, his all 99 came in 2007 only. Flintoff five wickets were not enough as men in blue won the match by 9 runs.

Only hundred runs stand for 8th wickets in successful ODI chase MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar put on unbeaten 100 runs as India chased down 231 runs target after reduced to 131/7 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele ODI

2015 Kumar Sangakkara last day in international cricket. The most prolific southpaw with 28016 runs including 63 hundred. He was dismissed by Ashwin in both inns of the last test.

2001 Waugh brothers century against England in the fifth Ashes test at Kennington Oval

1997 Sourav Ganguly completed 1000 ODI runs the longest time taken by any Indian player who has scored within a maximum of 35 inns. The same year former Indian skipper won world record four consecutive man of the match in ODI.

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