An extra-ordinary happening in an extra-ordinary Test matchIt was the last Test of the series being played between India and England at Chepauk, Madras (now Chennai). It was in 1951-52. England was leading the series 1-0. England was batting after winning the toss. At the end of the first days' play, the score was 224 for 5.
The players left the ground and got the news in the dressing room. British King George VI had died of coronary thrombosis. Immediately a meeting was called by the officials and the Test was re-scheduled. The second day of the Test was declared a rest day.
But why was this particular Test match extra-ordinary? Well, this was the first time, India, led by Vijay Hazare, won a Test match. That was the first time India tasted victory in a Test match, thanks to the heroics of Vinoo Mankad, and that too against England (the country which taught India to play cricket).