Timeline History

Cricket History Timeline 1991 - 2000



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
1991 The most famous 'Hit wicket', that of Ian Botham after failing an attempt to hook Curtly Ambrose and falling on his own stumps.
Mohammad Azharuddin Ranji Trophy : Delhi

Irani Trophy : Haryana

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
Test debut of Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya vs New Zealand

Dravid makes his first class debut, scores 82
1992 Zimbabwe’s first Test match.   Pakistan beat England in Benson and Hedges World Cup Final Mohammad Azharuddin India's First Test against Zimbabwe (Oct 18)

India's First Test against South Africa (Nov 13)

Slowest Test century : Sanjay Manjrekar in 500 minutes (India v Zimbabwe)
Ranji Trophy : Punjab

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
1993 Australian Leg-spinner Shane Warne bowls the "Gatting ball" during a the ashes series a delivery spun furiously to bowl Mike Gatting.

Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Aust, Old Trafford
India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final Mohammad Azharuddin Most Wickets in an ODI by an Indian : 6/12 by Anil Kumble (Nov 27)

Highest Maiden Century in Test match : 224 notout by Vinod Kambli (India v England )
Lowest Test Win Margins by Runs : 1 runs [West Indies (252 & 146) beat Australia (213 & 184)]   Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
 
1994   Mohammad Azharuddin Most Sixes in a Test innings : 8 sixes by Navjot Sidhu (India v Sri Lanka) Brian Lara becomes the only player to pass 500 in a firstclass innings (501 not out)

8th wicket ODI partnership : 119 runs by SK Warne & PR Reiffel (Australia vs South Africa)
Highest First Class Team Score : 944-6d by Hyderabad (Hyderabad v Andhra) Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
Brian Lara of Warwickshire becomes the only player to pass 500 in a firstclass innings: 501 not out v Durham.
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1995 Umpire Darrell Hair no balls Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan seven times for throwing in the second Test against Australia.
India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
Mohammad Azharuddin Sanath Jaysuriya of Sri Lanka holds the record for the fastest fifty in 17 balls against Pakistan Ranji Trophy : Karnataka

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : South Zone
Warne's First Hat Trick. Versus England, MCG (December 29, 1995)
1996     The World Cup semifinal between Sri Lanka and India at Calcutta was abandoned and awarded to Sri Lanka due to crowd disputions with India on the verge of a defeat.

Srilanka beat Australia and won the Wills World Cup
Mohammad Azharuddin
Sachin Tendulkar
Fastest Century in ODI : Shahid Afridi in 37 balls (Pakistan) vs Sri Lanka at Nairobi

Highest Score at batting position no 8 in Test match : 257 not out by Wasim Akram (Pakistan v Zimbabwe)

Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt

Most Sixes in a Test innings : 12 sixes by Wasim Akram (Pakistan v Zimbabwe)

Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Karnataka

Duleep Trophy : Central Zone
Rahul Dravid makes ODI Debut against Sri Lanka, Test Debut Against England
1997   Sachin Tendulkar
Mohammad Azharuddin
8th wicket test partnership : 161 runs by M Azharuddin & A Kumble vs South Africa

Fastest Test Century in Balls : Mohammad Azharuddin by 74 balls (India v South Africa)
Highest Individual Score in ODIs :
194 by Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) (May 21)

Highest Test Score : Sri Lanka 952-6 vs India

2nd wicket test partnership : 576 runs by RS Mahanama & ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka vs India)

8th wicket test partnership : 313 runs by Saqlain Mushtaq & Wasim Akram (Pakistan vs Zimbabwe)

5th wicket ODI partnership : 223 runs by A Jadeja & M Azharuddin (India vs Sri Lanka)
Ranji Trophy : Karnataka

Irani Trophy : Bombay

Duleep Trophy : Central Zone / West Zone (Joint)
1998   Mohammad Azharuddin 9th wicket test partnership : 195 runs by PL Symcox & MV Boucher (South Africa vs Pakistan)

10th wicket test partnership : 151 runs by Mushtaq Ahmed & Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan vs South Africa)

4th wicket ODI partnership : 275* runs by A Jadeja & M Azharuddin (India vs Zimbabwe)
Ranji Trophy : Karnataka

Irani Trophy : Karnataka

Duleep Trophy : Central Zone
Pat Symcox scores a century for South Africa batting at number 10. Raman Lamba died after being hit on the head while fielding at forward short leg during a club match in Bangladesh (Feb 22)
1999 Bangadesh registered their first win over a Test Playing Nation, defeating Pakistan by 64 runs. Australia beat Pakistan and won the ICC World Cup Mohammad Azharuddin
Sachin Tendulkar
India's Highest ODI Score 376/2 vs New Zealand (Nov 8), 331-run partnership by Dravid-Sachin

Highest Individual Score in ODI : 186 not out by Sachin Tendulkar (Nov 8)

Highest Wickets in One Inning : Anil Kumble 10-74 vs Pakistan
3th wicket ODI partnership : 237* runs by Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid (India vs Kenya)   Ranji Trophy : Mumbai

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
West Indian batting legend Viv Richards knighted in his native Antigua (5 Jan 1999)


Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, played 121 Tests for the West Indies between 1974 and 1991. He scored 8540 runs at 50.23 including 24 Test hundreds, the highest being 291 against England at The Oval in 1976

2000 Bangladesh becomes the 10th Test Nation

The Wisden Cricketers of the Century (most prominent players of the 20th century selected by a 100-member panel of cricket experts appointed by Wisden): Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, Shane Warne, Sir Viv Richards
Sachin Tendulkar
Sourav Ganguly
India's First Test against Bangladesh (Nov 10)

India's Lowest ODI Score 54 allout vs Sri Lanka (Oct 29)
Best Bowling in ODI : Sri Lanka's Muthiah Muralitharan claimed 7/30 against India (October 27)

2nd wicket ODI partnership : 331 runs by Sachin Tendulkar & Rahul Dravid (India vs New Zealand)
Ranji Trophy : Baroda

Irani Trophy : Rest of India

Duleep Trophy : North Zone
South Africa’s captain Hansie Cronje banned from cricket for life after admitting receiving bribes from bookmakers in match-fixing scandal
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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