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On this day: India registered famous innings victory over England in 2002 Headingley Test

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When Sourav Ganguly opted to bat on a green wicket at Headingley, eyebrows were raised. Many were of the opinion that Ganguly had potentially written the script for an Indian loss after choosing to bat under bowler-friendly conditions in Leeds. However, as it turned out, the Indian team defied the odds to register a famous innings victory over the hosts, eventually drawing the four-match series 1-1.

It was a Test remembered for the centuries from the stalwarts of Indian batting lineup at the time - Rahul Dravid (148), Sachin Tendulkar (193) and Ganguly (128), but another contribution which is often overshadowed among the centuions remains that of Sanjay Bangar (68), who opened the batting alongside Virender Sehwag.

The swashbuckling Sehwag was dismissed early in the Indian innings and the conditions were relatively difficult for batting during the opening hours of the game. However, Bangar, alongside Dravid, faced the English bowlers with enormous grit and patience. He faced 236 deliveries for his 68, setting the platform for the other Indian batsmen to dominate the hosts' bowling attack.

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'This day will always hold special place in my heart': Bumrah recalls Test hat-trick against West Indies

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On this day in 2019, India's premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became the only third Indian to take a hat-trick in the longest format of the game. He took the hat-trick against West Indies during the second Test of the series.

Bumrah joined Harbhajan Singh (2001, against Australia) and Irfan Pathan (2006, against Pakistan) in the elite hat-trick club among the Indian bowlers. Overall, Bumrah's was the 44th hat-trick in the history of Test cricket.

The Indian pacer removed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase in three consecutive deliveries for his hat-trick. He took six wickets in the innings, helping India bowl out the Windies on 117. The Indian team eventually won the match by 257 runs.

On Monday, Bumrah took to Twitter to recall the feat. "One year ago, but this day will always hold a special place in my heart," wrote Bumrah.

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On this day: Sachin Tendulkar ended five-year wait to slam first ODI ton in 1994

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Sachin Tendulkar may hold the record for most number of runs and centuries in the ODI format, but even the Master Blaster had to wait for five years since his debut in the format to reach his maiden three-figure mark.

On this day 26 years ago, Sachin Tendulkar slammed the first of his 49 ODI centuries in the match against Australia in Colombo. It was his 78th ODI.

It was a gritty performance from then-19-year-old Tendulkar, who scored a 130-ball 110 in an innings when no other Indian batsman could cross the 50-run mark. His innings played a key role in the side's victory in the match, as India won by 31 runs.

Tendulkar opened the batting alongside Manoj Prabhakar and dominated a star-studded Australian pace attack which included the likes of Craig McDermott, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, among others.


On this day, 13 years ago: Yuvraj Singh slammed six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad

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On this day in 2007, Yuvraj Singh set the Kingsmead on fire, hitting six sixes in an over. He reached the feat during a group game against England in the inaugural edition of the WT20.

In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals in Durban.

The Men in Blue made a bright start to the match as England as they batted first, and were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first innings. With Yuvraj and then skipper Dhoni at the crease, the duo was looking to finish off on a high by collecting as many runs in the death overs.

Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair got involved in a big altercation which came to an end after the intervention from the on-field umpires.


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