Graeme Pollock, who would have perhaps created many records but the political situation did not allow him to do so, was born on this day. He played only 25 Tests for his country before South Africa was suspended from cricket. He made two hundreds in his first series against Australia in 1963-64. They were followed by a century at Trent Bridge in 1965.
Glenn McGrath took 7 for 15, the best bowling figures in a World Cup match. Australia made 302 batting first. In response to that, minnows Namibia were all out for 45, thanks to McGrath’s fiery spell. Australia won by 256-run that was a record at the time.