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Today in history: Mar 1

1958: Sir Garfield Sobers completed a score of 365 not out after adding 446 for the second wicket with Conrad Hunte against Pakistan at Kingston. West Indies declared after Len Hutton?s 364 had been passed at 790 for 3. This was the highest individual Test score at the time. It has been surpassed on three occasions since, first by Brian Lara (375) in 1993-94, Matthew Hayden (380) in 2003, and then by Lara again with his historic 400 not out against England in April 2004.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2006 12:36 IST

• 1958: Sir Garfield Sobers completed a score of 365 not out after adding 446
for the second wicket with Conrad Hunte against Pakistan at Kingston.
West Indies declared after Len Hutton’s 364 had been passed at 790 for
3. This was the highest individual Test score at the time. It has been
surpassed on three occasions since, first by Brian Lara (375) in 1993-94,
Matthew Hayden (380) in 2003, and then by Lara again with his historic
400 not out against England in April 2004.
• 1980: Birth of Shahid Afridi, Pakistani batsman who holds the record for the
fastest century in ODI cricket.
• 1992: Australia beat India by one run in an ODI match at Brisbane. Rain rules
lopped three overs off India’s innings, but only two runs off their target.
In the end they needed four off the last ball, but Venkatapathy Raju
was run out and Australia won by just one run. This was the second
such victory over India, the first being on October 9, 1987 in a World
Cup match at Madras.
• 1999: Daryll Cullinan made 275 against New Zealand at Auckland— the highest
score in South Africa’s Test history at the time. Gary Kirsten has since
equalled it and Graeme Smith (277) surpassed it in 2003 against
England.
• 2001: India’s Ajit Agarkar recorded his seventh successive duck in seven
successive innings (with five successive ducks facing only six balls)
against Australia in the first Test match at Mumbai. He became the third
Indian after BS Chandrasekhar (four times) and Bishen Singh Bedi (three
times) to get a zero in both the innings for more than three times. In
the same match Australia beat India to win a record 16 consecutive
Test matches.

First Published: Mar 01, 2006 12:36 IST