Billy Gunn, the founder of the famous Gunn & Moore bat-making firm, was born on this day. The Englishman played 11 Tests for England and made the first Test hundred at Old Trafford, against Australia in 1893. He also played soccer for England.
Amar Singh, the predecessor of Kapil Dev, was born on this day. This man can be referred to as the first world-class all-rounder from India. Amar Singh was also a magnificent fielder. Amar Singh played only seven Tests as pneumonia cut short his life and he died at an early age of 29.
Jeff Thomson, the Aussie bowler, took nine wickets only in his second Test and England lost by 166 runs. Thomson dismissed Dennis Amiss, Brian Luckhurst, John Edrich, Mike Denness, Tony Greig and Alan Knott at least once in the match.
Ajit Agarkar, the bowling all-rounder, was born on this day. The man from India was the fastest to reach 50 wickets in ODIs till Ajantha Mendis broke it. He was also the captain of Mumbai team that won their 40th Ranji title in 2012-13.
New Zealand won their first series against Australia and became the first holders of the Trans-Tasman Trophy. They won the third Test at Perth by 6 wickets.
Virender Sehwag scored 293 off 254 balls against Sri Lanka at Mumbai. He smashed 40 fours and 7 sixes in the innings. Sehwag became the third fastest Indian to 6000 Test runs during the innings.