On a sticky wicket in Brisbane in December 1950, Australia declared for 32-7 in their second innings against England who had, in their first innings, declared for 68-7. The bizarre match ended in a 70-run win for the Aussies!
Zimbabwe`s Andy Flower made 232* against India at Nagpur in November 2000. The African team were following on and he helped push the game to a draw.
Between 1995-2012, Ponting played 168 Tests for Australia.
Andy Flower has the record for the highest score (232) by a wicketkeeper batsman. He scored this double ton against India at Nagpur in November 2000.
Alfred Ewart Hall, a left-arm pacer, who was born in England, holds the record for the best figures by a South African debutant in Tests. In 1923, he nearly bowled his side to a win in the second Test (his first) against England at Cape Town taking 11 wickets.
Sri Lanka played their first Test match against England in February 1982. They won the toss and elected to bat first. England won the match by seven wickets.
The New Zealand team lead by Geoff Rabone was bundled out for a paltry total of 26 runs by England in the second innings of the Auckland Test in 1955 which, till date, is the lowest by any nation.
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of International Olympics Committee, said that “the most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.”
Francesca Schiavone won the French Open title in 2010 defeating Samantha Stosur in the final to become the first Italian to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Former England batsman Alistair Duncan Brown scored 268 runs in 2002 against Glamorgan which is the highest ever in any senior limited-over game.
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