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Cricket History Timeline 1951 - 1960



Year Important events in Cricket Cricket Series Important tournaments Indian captains Indian records in internationals World records Indian domestic records Indian domestic tournament winners Player news player deaths births
1951 Vijay Hazare Ranji Trophy : Mumbai Birth of Richard Hadlee (New Zealand)
1952 India recorded their first Test victory against England at Madras

Pakistan’s first Test match.

Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win vs India (Oct 26)
    Lala Amarnath India become the only Test team to be dismissed twice in one day. They are bowled out by England for 58 and 82

Oldest player to score test century : 154 by VM Merchant (40 years 21 days) from India vs England match
India's frist test against Pakistan (Oct 16) Ranji Trophy : Holkar Death of Nawab of Pataudi [senior]

Birth of Vivian Richards (West Indies)
1953 England regain the Ashes after a 19-year gap, the longest ever.
Vijay Hazare Ranji Trophy : Mumbai Duke of Edinburgh Playing Cricket at Arundel Castle, August 1953
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1954   Vinoo Mankad Most balls bowled in a Test match : 690 balls by MH Mankad (India vs Pakistan) Lowest Score by a Team in a Test Match : New Zealand, who scored 26 against England Ranji Trophy : Madras
1955 Turf is introduced to the Port of Spain wicket in Trinidad to assist the bowlers. The First Test played on the surface between the West Indies and Australia. Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
Ghulam Ahmed India's frist test against New zealand (Nov 19)

Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 vs NZ (Nov 20)
1st wicket test partnership : 413 runs by P Roy & MH Mankad (India vs New Zealand)

7th wicket test partnership : 347 runs by CC Depeiaza & DS Atkinson (West Indies vs Australia)
  Ranji Trophy : Mumbai
1956     Polly Umrigar Vijay Mehra becomes the youngest cricketer ever at 17 years and 265 days to have played for India when he made his debut against New Zealand at Bombay in 1955/56 Best bowling in first-class cricket: Jim Laker of England takes 19 wickets for 90 runs vs Australia
  Ranji Trophy : Mumbai Birth of Dilip Vengsarkar

Birth of Desmond Haynes (West Indies)
1957 Declarations authorised at any time.
Ghulam Ahmed 4th wicket test partnership : 411 runs by MC Cowdrey & PBH May (England vs West Indies)

Most balls bowled in a Test match : 774 balls by S Ramadhin (West Indies vs England)
Ranji Trophy : Baroda
1958   Polly Umrigar
Vinoo Mankad
Highest Maiden Century in Test match : 365 notout by GS Sobers (West Indies vs Pakistan ) Ranji Trophy : Mumbai Garry Sobers completes a Test record score of 365 not out verses Pakistan beating England's Len Hutton's previous record of 364 (1938).
1959   Hemu Adhikari
Datta Gaekwad
Ranji Trophy : Mumbai
Irani Trophy : Bombay
Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore (March 29)

Hanif Mohammed (Pakistan) scores 499 for Karachi. At the time this was the world record First-Class batting score.
Birth of Kapil Dev (India)
1960 First tied Test : Australia v West Indies at Brisbane. Gulabrai Ramchand
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Ranji Trophy : Mumbai
Irani Trophy : Not Played
Year Important events in Cricket Cricket Series Important tournaments Indian captains Indian records in internationals World records Indian domestic records Indian domestic tournament winners Player news player deaths births


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