Fred Spofforth, nicknamed ‘Demon’ for his accuracy in fast-medium bowling, took the first hat trick in Test history. The feat came against England in Melbourne.
Raman Lamba, the Indian player who died on the cricket field, was born on this day. Lamba played 4 Tests for India, as an opener.
Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to hit a century in each innings of a Test match. In his two innings he made 107 and 182 against West Indies in Calcutta.
Shane Warne, one of the greatest leg-spinner that cricket had, made his debut on this day. Warne took only 1 wicket in his debut against India in Sydney. His victim was Ravi Shashtri. Eventually Shane Warne took 708 Test wicket and 293 ODI wicket.