Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy, the two openers of India, completed their stand of 413, then a record for the first wicket in any Test match. Pankaj Roy made 173 and Vinoo Mankad scored 231.
Travis Friend, the Zimbabwean who started his career as a pace bowler changed himself into a leg-spinner, was born on this day. Travis turned into a rebel along with 15 others who went against the board over the issue of sacking of Heath Streak.
Kapil Dev took his 300th Test wicket against Sri Lanka in Cuttack. He bowled Rumesh Ratnayake to get to the milestone.
Imran Khan, the most successful captain of Pakistan, retired from cricket on this day. The master all-rounder took 362 Test wickets and 182 ODI wickets. He scored 3807 Test runs and 3709 ODI runs. Imran Khan also led Pakistan to its only ODI World Cup victory in 1992.
England won the first Ashes in Australia after 24 years. The series saw Alastair Cook emerging as the Man of the Match and of the Series.
David Warner became only the fifth batsman to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test against Pakistan in Sydney.