Younis Khan, Pakistani legendary batter was born on this day. He is the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.
Australia became the first team to win a Day/Night test. They won the first day/night test against New Zealand in Adelaide. Australia added the first team to win a Day/Night test along side of their previous records of having also won the first Test, the first ODI, the first day-night ODI and the first T20.
New Zealand’s first Test win in Sri Lanka in 14 years was scripted by the seamers. Tim Southee and Trent Boult took eight and seven each respectively in a 167-run win in Colombo to square the series 1-1. There had been plenty of criticism of New Zealand’s batting in the ten-wicket defeat in the first Test, and this time captain Ross Taylor stepped up with a hundred and a half-century. Kane Williamson also chipped in with a century. But soon after the win Ross Taylor has been replaced as a captain by Brandon McCullum for New Zealand team in all the formats.
New Zealand’s first series win against Pakistan since 1984-85 came through a dramatic win in Hamilton, where Pakistan lost nine wickets in a session.