09th June to 15th June
09th June 2001
Indian pacer Ashish Nehra was removed from the bowing attack in Zimbabwe’s second innings by Umpire Harper as the bowler was persistently running on the danger area of the pitch. Nehra had received official warnings twice by umpire Tiffin before he was sent back. Javagal Srinath completed Nehra’s over then. Surprisingly, other Indian pacer Zaheer Khan also received two warnings in the same innings.
10th June 1986
India were successful to win a Test match at the prestigious Lord’s venue in their 11th attempt by a margin of 5 wickets. Dilip Vengsarkar created history with his unbeaten 126* in the first innings of this Test. With this century, he became the first player to score three consecutive centuries in as many Test matches at the Lord’s venue. India have played a total 17 Test matches at Lord’s and their only other Test win at this venue has come 28 years later under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2014.
11th June 1983
India defeated West Indies by a margin of 34 runs to hand WI their first ever defeat in a World Cup match. India batting first managed to score 262 for 8 in their 60 overs, thanks to Yashpal Sharma’s 89 with 9 fours. West Indies, in response, were bowled out for just 228 runs conceding India a 34-run win. Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri with three wickets each, were the pick of Indian bowlers.
12th June 1999
India lost their World Cup match to New Zealand played in Nottingham on this day. This is their last defeat against New Zealand in this tournament. In 2003 World Cup, India defeated NZ by a big margin of 7 wickets at the Centurion. On a lighter note, these two teams haven’t played against each other in any of the next three World cups played (in 2007, 2011 and 2015)! Overall in ODI World Cup tournaments, India have a win – loss record of 3 – 4 against New Zealand.
15th June 2001
Hemang Badani made his Test debut for India today against Zimbabwe. Scored just 2 runs in the first innings while coming in at no. 7 in the second innings he scored an unbeaten 16* runs. Zimbabwe won this Test match by 4 wickets. This is Zimbabwe’s only win against India in this format. Unfortunately, Badani played just 4 Tests and 40 ODIs for India.
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