23rd June to 29th June
24th June 1975
India playing in their second innings, following-on against England, were bowled out for just 42 runs conceding England a victory by a margin of an innings and 285 runs. This is the lowest team total for India in a single innings and is also the lowest total for any team in a single Test innings at Lord’s.
Surprisingly, England have not conceded a single Extra run in this innings! Eknath Solkar with a score of 18 was the only Indian batsman in this innings to reach double figures.
25th June 1983
On this day, India led by Kapil Dev won their first World Cup title beating the two time champions West Indies in the Final at the prestigious Lord’s venue. 26 runs with the bat and with a bowling figures of 3 for 12 during the chase, Mohinder Amarnath was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’ in this historic final.
India batting first crawled their way to finish with just 183 runs on the board. Just when everyone thought West Indies would win their third consecutive title, Indian bowlers made a thrilling return into the game bowling out Windies for just 140 runs to give India their first World Cup title.
26th June 2008
An inspiring performance from the Indian batsmen led by Virender Sehwag (119) and Suresh Raina (84) as India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in an Asia Cup game in Karachi. The duo has added 198 runs for the second wicket after losing Gambhir early in the third over of the chase.
With 47 balls to spare, this was then India’s fastest chase of a 300+ total in ODIs. Though Sehwag scored a century in this game, it was Suresh Raina who was awarded with the ‘Player of the Match’ award.
29th June 2007
On this day, Indian batting legend Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar completed 15,000 runs in ODI cricket. Playing against South Africa at Belfast, Sachin got to this milestone when he reached to his individual half-century. On a heart breaking note, Sachin was dismissed for 93 in this game.
Sachin was the first batsmen to get to 10,000 runs and as well as 15,000 runs in ODI cricket. Though some players were able to breach the 10K run milestone in ODIs, no other batsman has scored 15,000 career runs in ODI cricket yet.
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