March 9: Today In Cricket History

Pak vs India 1996

History contains the following incidents that happened on 9th March

1996-India knocks-out Pakistan

In the Willis World Cup 1996, India knocked Pakistan out from the tournament during the second Quarter Finals in Bengaluru. Navjot Sidhu’s stunning 93 and two expensive overs from Waqar Younis turned India’s final score to 287. Despite securing 84 runs in the first ten overs, the Pakistani side lost by 39 runs. The green shirts skipper Wasim Akram was heavily critiqued, his house pelted with stones and his effigies burned, even though he wasn’t even part of the match because of a side strain. This day also marks the end of Javed Miandad’s international career.

1998- Sachin Tendulkar wins it for India

Sachin Tendulkar’s magnificent 155 not-out led India to victory against Australia in the first Test match played on India’s home soil in Chennai. The visitors were leading by 71 runs after they smashed 328 in reply to the host’s 257. But Tendulkar was too good for them that day. His unbeaten century and a half helped the men in blue to score 418. The Kangaroos were all out on 168 and this way, the home side bagged their first Test victory.

2000-Sri Lanka’s victory in Pakistan

On 9th March 2000, Sri Lanka sealed their consecutive series win against Pakistan in Pakistan. A low-scoring Test that saw Sri Lanka all out on just 268, proved to be not in the favour of hosts, who could not even cross the 200 mark. Though the second inning proved to be better for them, the bowling line-up of the visitors kept them in check the entire time and the home team fell short of 57 runs in the end. This was their fourth home-series defeat in five. 

2015- England’s World Cup exit

On this day in 2015, England faced a close defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in Adelaide. Bangladesh put on a defendable total of 275 runs on the board but a star-studded England line-up proved to be no match for the opposition. On just 260 runs, the Bengal Tigers managed to send all the players back to the dug-out, winning a crucial match with 15 runs. The victory gave them a spot in the knock-offs and the English team was forced to return back to England. 


  • Edwin St Hill (West Indies, 1904)
  • Grahame Chevalier (South Africa, 1938)
  • Eric Simons (South Africa, 1962)
  • Mark Harrity (Australia, 1974)

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