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5th Day of December

1964
Ken Barrington became the first man to score hundreds against six different Test-playing countries during that time. Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh were still not Test-playing nation at that time. The Englishman made 148 not out against South Africa in Durban on this day and achieved this feat.

1985
Shikhar Dhawan, the fastest Test centurion on debut, was born on this day. The Indian opener made this Test debut against Australia in Mohali and made 187 off 174 and followed it up with another century against in New Zealand in February 2014. Dhawan became only the third Indian opener to score back-to-back away Test hundreds, in Fatullah and Galle in 2015.  

1990
Sachin Tendulkar made his first ODI half-cntury against Sri Lanka in Pune. The Indian batsman was only 17 the. He also took two wickets, two catches and a run-out.

 

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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