Steve Waugh was born 4 minutes before Mark
Two of Australia's greatest batsmen, Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, were born on 2 June 1965. The two played cricket together, represented Australia's national team and won many important wins.
First pair of twin brothers playing a test matches
Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh played a Test match together and it was the first pair of twin brothers to do so.
1999 raised World Cup trophy
In 1999, Steve and Mark lifted the World Cup trophy together. Australia became World Cup champions after beating Pakistan in the final and the 'flying catch' at Mark's slip was memorable for all. At the same time, then Captain Steve played an unbeaten 120-run match-winning inning against South Africa in the same tournament.
Steve was dropped in the Ashes for mark
Steve Waugh was dropped from the Test team for his brother Mark in the year 1990–91. Steve, who made his Test debut in 1985, however, confirmed his place later. Mark had scored a century in his debut Test.
The ICC wishes the pair of twins on their birthday.
Steve included in the list of those who scored the most centuries in the Ashes
Steve's double century at Kingston, Mark's century too
Australia toured the West Indies in the year 1995 and the fourth Test match of the same series, Mark and Steve Waugh showed up. While Steve scored a double century in the first innings of the match, Mark scored an excellent inning of 126 runs. Together they shared 231 runs for the fourth wicket.
Played 108 tests together
Steve and Mark Waugh played 108 Test matches together. Steve Waugh played a total of 168 Test matches in his Test career, scoring 10927 runs. He scored 32 centuries and 50 half-centuries in Tests.