On this Day, 2000: Famous England win in Karachi

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Graham Thorpe and Nasser Hussain celebrate.

In one of the most memorable finishes to a Test, England emerged victorious in Karachi.

After pacer Darren Gough and spinner Ashely Giles picked up three wickets each in Pakistan’s second innings to restrict the hosts to 158 on the final day, England were left with a target of 176 in a little over a session.

Graham Thorpe led the chase with 64 as England charged towards the target in rapidly fading light.

It was so dark that the streetlights had to be turned on outside the stadium.

In spite of this, the umpires continued the game and England won by six wickets. It was Pakistan’s first defeat in 35 Tests at the National Stadium.

Other memorable events on this day:

1951: MLB legend Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball.

1983: Mats Wilander won the Australian Open for the first time in his career, defeating Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. It was the first Australian Open final contested between Europeans.

1984: The first of Allan Border’s record 93 consecutive Test as captain of Australia ended in a 191-run defeat to the West Indies.

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These sporting stars are celebrating.

Known for his pace and outswing, New Zealand’s fast bowler Tim Southee rose to international prominence in 2008.

Having made an impressive mark in his Test debut, Southee made sure he became a bowling mainstay for New Zealand. With Trent Boult, he formed one of the world’s best pace bowling pair and the duo worked wonders with the new-ball under captain Brendon McCullum.

Southee, who turns 28, has taken 190 wickets in 54 Tests at an average of 31.52. His best figures are 7 for 64.

In ODIs, he has 144 wickets in 106 matches. Southee is also known for his rope-clearing abilities and can send the ball a long way. He continues to be an important part of the Kiwi’s under Kane Williamson.

Other sport stars who were born on this day:

1963: Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand wicketkeeper and hard-hitting batsman (53).

1976: Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American ex-NBA player who was director of personnel for Sacramento Kings (40).

1981: Javier Saviola, retired Argentine forward who was part of the 2004 Olympic gold medal winning team (35).

1984: Leighton Baines, English footballer who plays as a left-back for Everton (32).

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