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30th Day of December


Surinder Amarnath, son of the great Lala Amarnath and a stylish left-hand Indian batsman, was born on this day. Though he could not match the success of his brother, Mohinder Amarnath, Surinder was a type of batsman who made the most on his day. He scored a hundred on his international debut in Auckland in 1975-76.

Joe Root, one of the finest English batsman, was born on this day. Root made his debut against India in Nagpur. He made a patient 73 that marked his arrival in Test cricket. His maiden Test hundred came at Headingley against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka won their first Test in South Africa and ended their one and a half year no win drought in Test cricket. Sri Lankan spin duo Chanaka Welegedara and Rangana Herath wreaked havoc among the South African batsmen. Kumar Sangakkara scored his first hundred in the country. Sri Lanka won by 208 runs.

Pakistan became the second team to lose by an innings after declaring against Australia in Melbourne. Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali made a double century. But Steve Smith and David Warner saved the Test for Australia. They were ably supported by Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon.



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