Monthly Archives: January 2012

Australia v India at Sydney, 1st T20I

(This is part five of the 199s – parts one, two, three, and four are here, here, here, and here.) In the last week of March, 1999, all eyes were on the Balkans, as US led NATO forces had just … Continue reading

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East Zone v West Zone at Valsad, Duleep Trophy (#3)

(Part four of 199s is below. Parts one, two, and three are here, here, and here.) The fourth score of 199 in Test cricket happened on August the 9th, 1997. The batter? Sanath Jayasuriya, for Sri Lanka. It happened in … Continue reading

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East Zone v West Zone at Valsad, Duleep Trophy #2

I wasn’t planning on writing a post tonight, but I thought I should, considering all that has happened since I last posted: Australia completed their 4-0 whitewash of India, Pakistan shocked the world and England, winning the series 2-0 with … Continue reading

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East Zone v West Zone at Valsad, Duleep Trophy

(Note: this is the third post in a series entitled “The 199s.” Part one is here, part two is here.) 200s in Test cricket are not unheard of. In fact one could say they are even a little bit common. … Continue reading

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Free State v Boland at Bloemfontein, CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge

On December 17th, 1986, in Huntingdon, England, a 35 year old woman received the first triple organ transplant: new heart, new liver, new lungs. On the same day, on the other side of the world, in Kanpur, India, Mohammed Azharuddin … Continue reading

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Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Castle Logan Cup

There have been 2,032 Test matches since Australia first hosted England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877. Those 2,032 matches have been played at 106 different grounds. My original plan was to write about each and every one of … Continue reading

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Australia v India at Adelaide, 4th Test

Big news in test cricket today, of course, as Ireland announced its plans to achieve full Test status no later than 2020 (a delightfully ironic year to choose as a goal, for sure.)  The plans include growing the popularity overall as well … Continue reading

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