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6th Day of March

1956
Peter Roebuck, perhaps the most famous cricket writers, was born on this day. He played 335 first-class matches and 298 List A matches for Somerset ut never played for England. Later he became a distinguished cricket writer. Roebuck died in 2011 when he fell to his death from a hotel room in Cape Town.

1996
The highest total in one-day internationals at the time was scored by Sri Lanka against Kenya. In the World Cup match Kandy, the Sri Lankans put up a huge score of 398 for 5. There was an opening partnership of 83 runs between Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana in 6.3 overs. There were 14 sixes and 43 fours in all. Aravinda de Silva scored 145.

1990
Kieran Powell, the powerful West Indies opening batsman, was born on this day. He made his ODI debut in 2009 and Test debut in 2012. In his debut series he made twin hundreds against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2012.

 

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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