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9th Day of February


Jim Laker, the Englishman who took 10 wickets in an innings for the first time ever, was born on this day. Laker had taken all ten against Australia for Surrey in a tour match. In 1956 at Old Trafford, he took 19 wickets against Australia. He took 46 wickets at 9.60 each in the five Ashes Tests of 1956.

Glenn McGrath, a complete man who defined certain aspects of pace bowling, was born on this day. A master of his craft, he was a nemesis to many world-class batsmen. McGrath dismissed former England captain Mike Atherton 19 times – a Test record. West Indian great Brian Lara was dismissed 13 by him. McGrath had 563 Test wickets and 391 ODI wickets.


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