The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia v England
Australia won by an innings and 13 runs
Test no. 55 | 1897/98 season
Played at Adelaide Oval
14,15,17,18,19 January 1898 (timeless match)
- J Darling became the first batsman to score two hundreds in the same rubber and the first to reach his century with a six which in those days involved hitting the ball right out of the ground as opposed to over the boundary. This was the first six ever hit in Test cricket without the aid of overthrows.
- Storer had 3 consecutive stumpings in 1st Innings
More on Darling
....Starting cricket when very young, he revealed remarkable ability just before his fifteenth birthday, when, in a two-day match for St Alfred's College on the Adelaide Oval, he scored 252 out of 470, so beating 209 by George Giffen - then the highest....
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