Jan 29th Down the years,Match calledoff due to Unsafe pitch

Jan 29th Down the years,Match calledoff due to Unsafe pitch

On this day in 1998

One of the vital shortest test match history. The Jamaica match between England and West Indies lasted just sixty two bone-crushing deliveries. England had been 17 for 3 on the time – Alec Stewart was nonetheless there having made an imperious, unbeaten 9 – and their physio Wayne Morton had run out six instances in 66 minutes. When Nasser Hussain came to the crease, Stewart it seems that greeted him with the phrases: “it is Saturday, it is eight o’clock, it’s the lottery.” fortunately England’s number got here up when the umpires, Steve Bucknor and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, courageously known as off play due to the fact that of the harmful pitch. 

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