For the week November 23 to 29

1952: Over the first two days of the fourth Test between India and Pakistan at Madras Zulfiqar Ahmed (63 not out) and Amir Elahi (47) are associated in a last wicket partnership of 104 the record for Pakistan in Test cricket.

1954: Len Hutton becomes the first England captain to put the opposition in to bat in Australia since

1911-12 in the first Test at Brisbane and the home team hit up 601 for eight declared – the highest total in response to this action in a Test match.

1959: Australia defeat Pakistan by seven wickets with 12 minutes to spare in the second Test at Lahore to become the first visiting team to win a series in Pakistan.

1970: On the third day of the first Test between England and Australia at Brisbane Colin Cowdrey passes Wally Hammond’s long-standing world Test record aggregate of 7249 runs.

1974: West Indies defeat India by 267 runs in the first Test at Bangalore to go one up in the five-match series. Gordon Greenidge becomes the first West Indian player to score a hundred on his Test debut, that match being overseas.

1981: On the opening day of the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at Brisbane Dennis Lillee becomes the third bowler to take 300 wickets in Tests. It is the fastest 300 wickets in terms of fewest Tests (56) though Fred Trueman completed his in 340 fewer balls.

1983: The fourth Test between India and West Indies at Bombay is drawn. Desmond Haynes becomes the fourth batsman to be out handling the ball in a Test match. A ball from Kapil Dev takes the inside edge and rolls slowly towards the stumps via his pad and Haynes brushes it away with his glove.

1984: West Indies defeat Australia by eight wickets in the second Test at Brisbane to go 2-0 up in the five-match series. After West Indies complete their second successive victory with a day to spare to extend their record number of consecutive wins to ten Km Hughes tearfully resigns the captaincy having led Australia to only four victories in 28 matches.

1985: Australia defeat New Zealand by four wickets in the second Test at Sydney to level the three-match series 1-1. John Bracewell (83) and Stephen Boock (37) figure in a tenth wicket partnership of 124 runs in New Zealand’s first innings. It is Test cricket’s 11th and sixth highest three figure last wicket partnership. Australian leg spinner Bob Holland is the first to be dismissed for zero in five successive Test innings.

1987: Pakistan defeat England by an innings and 87 runs in the first Test at Lahore to go one up in the three-match series. Adbul Qadir’s first innings analysis of nine for 56 is the record for Pakistan, the fifth best in all Test cricket and the best by any bowler in all Tests against England. His career best match figures of 13 for 101 are the record for England - Pakistan matches and he also becomes the fourth bowler to dismiss all eleven batsmen in a Test. In England’s second innings Chris Broad when given out caught behind refuses to leave the crease and is pushed towards the pavilion by his partner Graham Gooch.