A classic Test match at Headingley culminated in a historic series victory for Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Shaminda Eranga bowled one of the most significant deliveries in the history of Sri Lankan cricket when he dismissed the obdurate James Anderson with a short one off the penultimate ball of the match. It was a […]Read More REVIEW – A historic triumph for Sri Lanka
New Zealand and the West Indies have traded punches and now the stage is set for the third and final Test, starting later today at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Thankfully this is not a two-Test series like New Zealand’s last tour to the Caribbean in 2012, and the real benefit of having a […]Read More IN FOCUS – Winner-takes-all in Barbados, but will the crowds turn up?
Charles John Eady (1870-1945), an all-rounder, was one of Tasmania’s earliest cricketing stars. He became the second player from the island state to play Test cricket for Australia after Kenny Burn. While Burn played two Tests on the 1890 England tour, Eady debuted at Lord’s on the 1896 tour and then in the […]Read More Who Would Have Thought It – Charles Eady’s heady innings
As mentioned in a previous post, a total of thirteen Parsis (eleven men and two women) played international cricket for India. A total of sixteen centuries and four five-wicket hauls in Tests and one ODI half-century (the golden age of Parsi cricket had passed when one-dayers were introduced) have been recorded. Let us look […]Read More SPECIALS – Top performances by Parsis for India
Pakistan’s first tour of England in 1954 was a momentous one. The visitors, led by Abdul Hafeez Kardar, became the first and only nation to win a Test on their first tour of England. This series-levelling win by 24 runs came in the final Test of the four-match series at the Oval, and […]Read More Record Book – The fastest pair in Test history
1) Jimmy Matthews’ unique record Thomas James Matthews created a unique record when he became the first and till date, only player to take two hat-tricks in the same Test, and he took both on the second day. The Australian leg-break bowler achieved the feat against South Africa at Old Trafford during the 1912 […]Read More SPECIALS – Test hat-trick peculiarities
As Ireland continues with its struggle to break the ICC glass ceiling in order to attain Test status, it is pertinent to note that the Irish team’s very first win over a Test nation came way back in 1904. When one talks of great Irish wins, Sion Mills, 1969; Kingston, 2007 and Bangalore, […]Read More Record Book – Ireland’s very first win against a Test nation