Donald vs Atherton


Allan Donald versus Michael Atherton was one of the biggest rivalries in Test cricket. At Trent Bridge in 1998, the confrontation was taken to the next level.

On this day in 1998, Donald bowled a brutal, unrelenting spell from around the wicket, and should have had Atherton given caught behind off the glove when he had made 27. Soon after, Mark Boucher dropped Nasser Hussain, and Donald was apoplectic.

He took all of his rage out on Atherton in a colossal struggle, but he couldn’t break Atherton’s will, and a day later England had squared the series, with Athers still there on 98 not out.