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3rd Day of January

1886
Arthur Mailey, the only bowler to take nine wickets in a Test innings for Australia, was born on this day. The leg-break bowler took 9 wickets for 121 against England in Melbourne.

1929
Don Bradman made his maiden Test century. It was his first century against England. Don made 19 centuries against their arch rivals.

1966
Chetan Sharma, the seam bowler for India, was born on this day. Sharma was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in a World Cup match. His feat came against New Zealand.

1985
Mohammad Azharuddin made his debut century against England in Calcutta. Azhar scored 110 on his arrival.

1989
Alex Hales, the first T20I centurion for England, was born on this day. Hales made 100 during the 2014 World T20. He made his one-day debut against India at Cardiff in 2014. His maiden ODI century came against Pakistan in the UAE in 2015.

2003
Steve Waugh made a century on this day while playing his last Ashes Test. In Sydney, Waugh played a dream innings and reached his century in 130 balls. On this day he also became the third batsman, after Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border, to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

 

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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