New Delhi. In world cricket, there are only day-night matches in comparison to ODIs. But 37 years ago, such a thing could only be imagined. On this day on 28 September 1984, the first day-night ODI match was played in India. New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium became only the second city after Sydney to host a day-night match at that time. However, in the match, Team India was defeated by Australia. Kepler Wessels scored a brilliant century in the match.
There was a thrill of watching cricket at that time amidst colorful clothes, white balls, floodlights. Before this match, 31 Day-Night ODI matches had been played in Sydney. The BCCI did not have the experience of organizing day-night matches at that time. For this reason, he used the ground for the 1982 Asian Games held at Nehru Stadium. A large number of people also came to watch the match.
Chetan Sharma got off to a good start
Australia captain Kim Hughes won the toss and elected to bat. Fast bowler Chetan Sharma got Team India off to a good start. He got Graeme Wood (0) caught by wicketkeeper Surinder Khanna. But after this the Indian bowlers had to sweat profusely. Kepler Wessels (107) and Kim Hughes (72) gave the team a strong start by adding 128 runs for the second wicket. Hughes was dismissed for 72 off 93 balls. He hit 10 fours. Wessels managed to score 107 runs off 133 balls with 13 fours. However, in the end Australia’s team faltered. The team scored 220 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated 48 overs. Kirti Azad and Madan Lal got 2 wickets each. Kapil Dev, Ashok Patel and Chetan Sharma were able to take one wicket each.
Team India stumbled from the beginning
Team India, chasing the target, faltered from the beginning. Openers Surinder Khanna (13) and Ghulam Parkar (16) could not get off to a good start. Dilip Vengsarkar scored 33, Sandeep Patil 22 and captain Sunil Gavaskar scored 25 runs. The team lost 5 wickets for 97 runs. Kapil Dev tried to handle the team by scoring 39 runs. Ravi Shastri could only score 5 runs. The entire team was bundled out for 172 runs in 40.5 overs. In this way Australia won the match by 48 runs. Fast bowler Karl Rickenman took 4 wickets for 41 runs. Tom Hogan also got 3 wickets.
Most Day-Night ODI matches have been played in Australia
Talking about the Day-Night ODI match, the maximum 417 matches have been played in Australia. India is at number two in this matter. A total of 205 Day-Night ODI matches have been played here so far. No other country has had 200 day-night ODI matches. Australia has also played 505 day-night ODI matches. The team has won 316, while it has lost in 167 matches. Team India is also second in this matter. He has played 435 day-night ODI matches so far. Won in 229, while losing in 181.