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29th march 2004 – It was Virender Sehwag day.

On this day exactly 14 years ago in the first Test, of the series in Multan, Virender Sehwag hit 309 against Pakistan and became the first Indian player to score a 300 in test cricket. He earned the nickname, Sultan of Multan, after his record-breaking knock.

No Indian player has achieved this feat till that time. VVS Laxman held the record for the highest score by an Indian in Test cricket when he scored 281 against Australia in 2001 at the Eden Gardens.

Exactly 4 years later on 29th march 2008 Sehwag once again scored a triple century but this time against SA. He scored 319 runs vs SA in Chennai. Sehwag was the only player to score triple century for India in test cricket until Karun Nair scored 303* against England. Until now only Virender Sehwag and Karun Nair have scored triple century for India in test cricket.

29th march 2015 – It was Australia’s day.

On this day in world of cricket
On this day in world of cricket(pic source : cricbuzz)

Australia knows how to win in major tournaments, in major finals, no team raises its performance like Australia. Australia has qualified in seven World Cup finals and has won 5 out of them.

One of it came exactly 4 years ago. On 29th march 2015 Australia won the 11th world cup of cricket in their home. Australia defeated New Zealand in final by 7 wickets with 16 overs remaining, without much competition. NZ won the toss and decide to bat first but expect Grant Elliot and Ross Taylor no player of NZ was able to cross the mark of 15 runs. NZ team got all-out on the score of 183 runs in 45 overs. Austraila achieved the target in 33.1 overs losing only 3 wickets.  James Flaunker was declared man of the match. He took 3 wickets in 9 overs giving away on 36 runs. Mitchell Starc of Australia was declared man of the tournament.

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