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13th Day of December


Sydney Barnes, the England right-arm medium pace bowler who is considered by many to be the greatest bowler of the 20th century, took 5 for 65 on debut against Australia at the Sydney.

Clive Lloyd, the captain of the invincible West Indies side, made his Test debut against India in Bombay. Lloyd was only 22 at that time. He scored half-centuries in both innings and West Indies won the first Test by six wickets.

Greg Chappell made his Test debut with a glorious 108 against England in Perth.

Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid made their debut together against India in Adelaide. The Test had nothing note-worthy except for the debut of those three players who became the pillar of strength later in the Australian team.

Corey Anderson, the stylish batting all-rounder for New Zealand, was born on this day. He made a ODI century off 36 balls which was the fastest century at that time.


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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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