South Africa were bowled out for 30 by England in Port Elizabeth. This is their lowest score in Tests and the second lowest by any team. George Lohmann took 8 wickets for 7. In the first innings he took 7 for 38.
Sri Lanka’s first international victory in any format of the game. The ODI was played against England.
The sixth World Cup commenced with the match between England and New Zealand. The kiwis came good in the decisive moment and won the match by 11 runs.
Chaminda Vaas created a stirring record of becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of a match. The match was against Bangladeshis in Pietermaritzburg.
West Indies won the Junior World Cup at Mirpur in Bangladesh. It came at a time when the senior Carribean team had locked horns with their cricket board regarding payment dispute.