Tyrell Johnson, one of the few bowlers who has taken a wicket with their first ball, was born today. England opener Walter Keeton was his first victim. But he played in only one match for West Indies at The Oval in 1939 as war stopped his career.
The first Test to be played in New Zealand started on this day at Christchurch. The Kiwis played against England. Debutant Maurice Allom took four wickets in five balls, including a hat-trick, to help dismiss the hosts for 112.
Bangladesh achieved their first Test victory by 226 runs. The feat came against Zimbabwe in Chittagong. It was the 35th Test for Bangladesh. Habibul Bashar scored 94, and Mohammad Rafique made 69 and took five wickets to give Bangladesh a first-innings lead of 176. Bashar scored another half-century in the second innings and then Enamul Haque Jr took 6 for 45 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 154.