January 14, 1898: Joe Darling, enjoying for Australia towards England in Adelaide in 1898, hit the primary six in the history of cricket because the ball sailed out of the Adelaide Oval.
Joe Darling additionally led Australia in a complete of 21 Checks. (@ICC Picture)
- Joe Darling grew to become the primary batsman to hit a 6 in Test cricket in 1898
- Joe Darling additionally the 1st participant to attain three centuries in a Test collection
- First-ever six in cricket was hit in the fifty fifth Test match which was ever-played
First-class matches to Checks to ODIs to T20s, the sport of cricket has seen a sea change during the last century and a half. In 1877, an England workforce led by James Lillywhite toured Australia and performed a match towards a mixed Australian XI, which is now thought to be being cricket’s first official Test.
21 years later, the sport of cricket was witness to a different exceptional innovation as Australian batsman Joe Darling hit the first-ever six in the history of Test cricket. Darling hit a shot towards England in 1898 that sailed out of the Adelaide Oval. Curiously, any hit that will go over the boundary at the moment was thought of 5 runs as a substitute of six however the rule was later modified to make it six runs.
#OnThisDay in 1898, Joe Darling grew to become the primary batsman to hit a 6 in Test cricket history.
In these days, the rule was you needed to hit the ball exterior the bottom for a 6.#DidYouKnow he was additionally the primary participant to attain three centuries in a Test collection? pic.twitter.com/ZNutPwfXjx
— ICC (@ICC) January 13, 2021(*21*)
Darling, born on November 21, 1870, went on to hit two extra sixes in his innings and notched up his century as Australia gained by an innings and 13 runs and in addition the five-match collection 4-1.
Joe Darling was an inspiring chief – Australia misplaced solely 4 of his 21 Checks as captain – and an impressive left-hand batsman. He was additionally the primary left-hander to attain 100 in a Test (towards England in Sydney in 1897-98) and two matches later, in Adelaide, was the primary individual to hit a six in a Test. On the time, a six needed to be hit out of the bottom – hits over the boundary counted as 5.
Darling’s six led to the foundations of 1st One Day Worldwide in 1971 after which Twenty20 format, the shortest in this sport in 2006.