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7th Day of January

1956
Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy, the two openers of India, completed their stand of 413, then a record for the first wicket in any Test match. Pankaj Roy made 173 and Vinoo Mankad scored 231.

1981
Travis Friend, the Zimbabwean who started his career as a pace bowler changed himself into a leg-spinner, was born on this day. Travis turned into a rebel along with 15 others who went against the board over the issue of sacking of Heath Streak.

1987
Kapil Dev took his 300th Test wicket against Sri Lanka in Cuttack. He bowled Rumesh Ratnayake to get to the milestone.

1992
Imran Khan, the most successful captain of Pakistan, retired from cricket on this day. The master all-rounder took 362 Test wickets and 182 ODI wickets. He scored 3807 Test runs and 3709 ODI runs. Imran Khan also led Pakistan to its only ODI World Cup victory in 1992.

2011
England won the first Ashes in Australia after 24 years.  The series saw Alastair Cook emerging as the Man of the Match and of the Series.

2017
David Warner became only the fifth batsman to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test against Pakistan in Sydney.

 

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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