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Cricket History Timeline 1981 - 1990



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
1981 Underarm bowling was banned by the International Cricket Council as not within the spirit of the game.
Sunil Gavaskar Ranji Trophy : Delhi
Irani Trophy : Bombay
Birth of Yuvraj Singh (12 December)
1982 Sri Lanka's first Test match.     Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev
India's first test against Sri Lanka (Sep 17) Ranji Trophy : Karnataka
Irani Trophy : Rest of India
1983 Zimbabwe win their 1st ODI vs Australia India beat West Indies and won the Prudential World Cup


"Kapil's Devils" were 66-1 outsiders, but West Indies fell 43 runs short when it mattered

Kapil Dev Fastest Test fifty in Balls : Kapil Dev in 30 balls (India v Pakistan) 9th wicket ODI partnership : 126* runs by N Kapil Dev & SMH Kirmani (India vs Zimbabwe)   Ranji Trophy : Mumbai
Irani Trophy : Karnataka
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1984   India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev
10th wicket ODI partnership : 106* runs by IVA Richards & MA Holding (West Indies vs England) Ranji Trophy : Mumbai
Irani Trophy : Rest of India
1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs vs India
Kapil Dev 7th wicket test partnership : 235 runs by SMH Kirmani & RJ Shastri vs England Fastest Test Century in Balls : IVA Richards by 56 balls (West Indies vs England) Ranji Trophy : Delhi
Irani Trophy : Bombay
1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie (Sept 22)
  Kapil Dev
Dilip Vengsarkar
Vivian Richards is the only player to have taken five wickets in a one day innings and score a hundred. He did it against New Zealand at Dunedin in 1986/87 when he made 119 and took 5/41.
Ranji Trophy : Hyderabad
Irani Trophy : Rest of India
Allan Border scores the one millionth run in the history of Test cricket (Australia v India, Mumbai)
1987   Australia beat England and won the Reliance World Cup Dilip Vengsarkar 6th wicket test partnership : 298* runs by DB Vengsarkar & RJ Shastri vs Australia Highest Fourth Innings Total (Match tied) : 347 (India v Australia) Ranji Trophy : Tamil Nadu
Irani Trophy : Hyderabad
Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
1988 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence Dilip Vengsarkar Best Test batch bowling : 16-136 by ND Hirwani (India v West Indies)

8th wicket ODI partnership : 82* runs by N Kapil Dev & KS More (India vs New Zealand)
Sachin and l Vinod Kambli hold the World Record of 664 runs stand for Shardashram School in
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Ranji Trophy : Delhi
Irani Trophy : Tamil Nadu
1989   Dilip Vengsarkar
Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Youngest Test player for India: Sachin Tendulkar (16 year 205 days ) Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record Ranji Trophy : Bengal
Irani Trophy : Delhi
Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1990   Mohammad Azharuddin Youngest player to score test century : 119 not out by Sachin Tendulkar (17 year 107 days) from India vs England match Most Runs in one Test Match : 456 by GA Gooch (333 & 123 from England vs India)

Highest Score at batting position no 9 in Test match : 173 by IDS Smith (New Zealand v India)
Ranji Trophy : Haryana
Irani Trophy : Rest of India
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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