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28th Day of November

1919
Keith Miller, one of the finest all-rounder was born on this day. This Aussie was a brilliant batsman and a genuine fast opening bowler. In his second Test match he took 7 for 60 against England as Australia won by an innings and 332 runs in Brisbane in 1946-47. But Miller was at his best in Australia’s tour of West Indies 1954-55, when he scored three hundreds in six innings, and took 20 wickets. Australia won the series 3-0. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1954. Miller played a total of 55 Test matches.

1958
Chandu Borde, Wes Hall and Basil Butcher made their debut in a drawn Test match between India and West Indies in Bombay. Chandu Borde, who was one of India’s leading all-rounder did not have a memorable debut as he went wicketless in the match. However, the West Indians made full use of the condition. Hall took four wickets and Butcher made a patient 64 in the second innings.

1969
Nick Knight, one of the best one-day players during his time, was born on this day. The England batsman had an array of shots by which he used to take full advantage of the field restriction in the first 15 overs. But Knight never really established himself in the Test team.

1975
Michael Holding, the great fast bowler made his debut against Australia in Brisbane. It was a debut to forget for the legendary West Indian as he took 0 for 127 in the match. Even West Indies lost the match and eventually the series.

1979
The first one-day match where fielding restriction was introduced. It was played between England and West Indies. England won by two runs in Sydney.

2009
Adrian Barath, a centurion in his second innings in test career, was born on this day. The nineteen-year-old Carribean player made a hundred at the Gabba. However, West Indies lost the Test by over an innings.

 

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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