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16th Day of March


Iftikhar Ali Khan, better known as the Nawab of Pataudi senior, was born on this day. He is the only man to play Test cricket for England and India. The Nawab played three Tests for England, including a glittering 102 on debut, in Sydney. His three Tests for India came after the Second World War, all as captain.

Heath Streak, the world-class Zimbabwean fast bowler, was born on this day. He was afast bowler with immense stamina and strength who led the Zimbabwean attack almost alone. His 216 Test wickets came from 65 matches and 239 wickets came from 189 ODI matches.

Herschelle Gibbs smashed six sixes in an over in international cricket and became the first batsman to do that. The venue was Warner Park, one of the smallest grounds on the international circuit, and the victim was Netherlands’ part-time legspinner Daan van Bunge.

Sachin Tendulkar reached his 100th international hundred, the first player to do so. It came against Bangladesh in an ODI in Mirpur. India, however, lost the match. Tendulkar called it the toughest of all his centuries because of the immense hype surrounding the milestone.


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