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10th Day of January

1917
Tyrell Johnson, one of the few bowlers who has taken a wicket with their first ball, was born today. England opener Walter Keeton was his first victim. But he played in only one match for West Indies at The Oval in 1939 as war stopped his career.

1930
The first Test to be played in New Zealand started on this day at Christchurch. The Kiwis played against England. Debutant Maurice Allom took four wickets in five balls, including a hat-trick, to help dismiss the hosts for 112.

2005
Bangladesh achieved their first Test victory by 226 runs. The feat came against Zimbabwe in Chittagong. It was the 35th Test for Bangladesh. Habibul Bashar scored 94, and Mohammad Rafique made 69 and took five wickets to give Bangladesh a first-innings lead of 176. Bashar scored another half-century in the second innings and then Enamul Haque Jr took 6 for 45 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 154.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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