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8th Day of January

1909
Bruce Mitchell, the South African who appeared consecutively in 42 Tests, was born on this day. He scored 3471 at on average of 48.88.

1913
Dennis Smith, the bowler who took his only Test wicket with his very first ball, was born on this day. The Kiwi took the wicket of Eddie Paynter of in Christchurch in 1932-33.

1949
Lawrence Rowe, the only batsman to hit a century and a double-century on his debut, was born on this day. He made his debut against New Zealand in Kingston in 1971-72. The Caribbean made a triple-century in the next series against England in Bridgetown.

1973 and 1981
Greg Chappell took both his career-best Test and ODI figures on the same day – eight years apart. Against Pakistan, he took 5 for 61 in the first innings of the Sydney Test in 1973. At the same ground, in the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, he took 5 wickets for 15 runs.  

 

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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