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11th July in Cricket history: Colin Cowdrey became first player to play 100 tests

Colin Cowdrey, the England skipper, on 11th July 1968, became the first player to play 100 Tests and he also became the first to score a century in the 100th Test.

Colin Cowdrey

The Test was against Australia, at Birmingham. It was the 3rd Test match. Colin was on 95 at the end of 1st day’s play and just after half an hour of the 2nd day, he made history to become the first man to score a century in the 100th Test.

The fact any scorebook will not tell you is that Colin Cowdrey had used Geoff Boycott as a runner for almost half of his innings.  

Colin scored 7624 runs in 114 Tests, that’s great.

But what about the FC record? 42719 runs in 692 matches, well, these are really incredible numbers.

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Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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