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Cricket History Timeline 1971 - 1980



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
1971 First ODI match: Australia v England at Melbourne Ajit Wadekar Most Runs in one Test Match : 344 by Sunil Gavaskar (124 & 220 from India vs West Indies) Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : Central Zone
Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain
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1972       Ajit Wadekar Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : West Zone
Birth of Sourav Ganguly (8 July)


1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI vs Eng Ajit Wadekar Most wickets in a Test series : 35 wickets in 5 tests by BS Chandrasekhar (India vs England) Ranji Trophy : Karnataka

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
Birth of Rahul Dravid (11 January)



Birth of Sachin Tendulkar (24 April)


1974 First ODI of India against England at Headingley (July 13) Ajit Wadekar India's Lowest Test score 42-10 vs England at Lord's   Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Karnataka

Duleep Trophy : South Zone
Birth of Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)
1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, vs WI Cricket World Cup
Fist World Cup :West Indies beat Australia in final at Lord’s Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Bishan Singh Bedi
Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : South Zone
1976 First women’s match: England vs Australia at Lord’s .
  Bishan Singh Bedi India beats the West Indies by 6 wickets at the Port of Spain ground scoring a record match-winning fourth innings total of 4-406 Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : West Zone
Peter Petherick of New Zealand takes hat trick on debut, in match v Pakistan.
1977 Centenary Test (March 17, 1977) at MCG. Australia beat England by 45 runs, exactly the same as 100 years before Bishan Singh Bedi Extras makes a record contribution to Pakistan's Innings v West Indies in Barbados, scoring 68 out of 291

Highest Score at batting position no 6 in Test match : 250 by KD Walters (Australia v New Zealand)
Ranji Trophy : Karnataka

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : West Zone
Malcolm Nash is hit for 34 runs by Frank Hayes of Lancashire in one over
1978 Australia wins the first Women's World Cup by defeating England Bishan Singh Bedi
Sunil Gavaskar
Slowest Test century : Mudassar Nazar in 557 minutes (Pakistan v England) Ranji Trophy : Delhi

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
Graham Yallop of Australia wears a protective helmet to bat in a Test match, the first player to do so.
Birth of Virender Sehwag (20 October)


1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG West Indies beat England and won the Prudential World Cup Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
Sunil Gavaskar
2nd wicket test partnership : 344* runs by SM Gavaskar & DB Vengsarkar vs West Indies Ranji Trophy : Delhi

Irani Trophy : Not Played

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
1980 Eight-ball over abolished in Australia, making the six-ball over universal.
Sunil Gavaskar Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Delhi

Duleep Trophy : West Zone
Birth of Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
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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