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14th Day of February

1896
South Africa were bowled out for 30 by England in Port Elizabeth. This is their lowest score in Tests and the second lowest by any team. George Lohmann took 8 wickets for 7. In the first innings he took 7 for 38.

1982
Sri Lanka’s first international victory in any format of the game. The ODI was played against England.

1996
The sixth World Cup commenced with the match between England and New Zealand. The kiwis came good in the decisive moment and won the match by 11 runs.

2003
Chaminda Vaas created a stirring record of becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of a match. The match was against Bangladeshis in Pietermaritzburg.

2016
West Indies won the Junior World Cup at Mirpur in Bangladesh. It came at a time when the senior Carribean team had locked horns with their cricket board regarding payment dispute.

 

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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