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16th Day of January

1931
Don Bradman scored his fourth double-century in Brisbane against West Indies. Bradman was dropped when on 4 and went on to score 223, then the highest innings by an Australian at home.

1997
Anthony Stuart, the Australian seamer took a hat trick in his last match. He took Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim and Moin Khan with consecutive deliveries in a haul of 5 for 26 against Pakistan in Melbourne.

2017
Bangladesh made 595 for 8 declared against New Zealand in Wellington and still they lost the Test match. Shakib Al Hasan set the record for Bangladesh’s highest Test score, 217, and the country’s highest partnership, 359, with Mushfiqur Rahim. This became the highest total made by a team that went on to lose.

 

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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