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22nd Day of March

1992
The World Cup semi-final that is considered to be silly. It ended in farce. The match between South Africa and England was stopped due to rain when South Africa needed 22 off 13 balls. Ten minutes later, when the play resumed, South Africa were given the target of 21 runs off 1 ball, thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis Policy.

2001
India, led by Sourav Ganguly, won the historic Test series against Australia by 2-1. No one had predicted this result as India, as a team, was far behind than the No. 1 rated Australia. They lost the first match and were down by 24 runs in the second match. From there it was a turn around and India won the series. Harbhajan Singh was the star with 32 wickets in the series. It is also famous for the monumental innings of V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid in the second match when India saved the follow-on to win the match.

2009
England’s women picked up their third World Cup win on this day when they beat New Zealand by four wickets in Sydney. It is to be noted that their men’s side has never won an ODI World Cup.

 

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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