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14th Day of February

1896 South Africa were bowled out for 30 by England in Port Elizabeth. This is their lowest score in Tests and the second lowest by any team. George Lohmann took 8 wickets for 7. In the first innings he took 7 for 38. 1982 Sri Lanka’s first international victory in …

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12th Day of February

1949 Gundappa Viswanath, one of the most stylish batsmen India have produced, was born on this day. He made a strokeful century at Kanpur against Australia in 1969. Vishwanath was the master of late cut, in some way he defined the shot. He played the game in its true spirit. …

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11th Day of February

1937 Bill Lawry, one of the greatest openers of Australian side, was born on this day. Left-handed Lawry had a tremendous debut series in 1961 against England when he accumulated 420 runs including a century at Lord’s. He became the captain in1967-68 against India but his captaincy did not long …

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10th Day of February

1847 Albert Hornby, one of only three men in Test history with a bowling average of 0, was born on this day. Hornby played three Tests which spanned for five years and took 1 for 0 off seven overs in his career. 1941 John Hampshire, the first Englishman to score …

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9th Day of February

1922 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 …

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8th Day of February

1952 India got their first Test victory, on their 25th attempt. T came against England in Madras. The Test is marked by Vinoo Mankad’s 12 wickets. Wicket keeper Khokhan Sen made four stumpings in the innings, and five in the match. Both were records until Kiran More stumped West Indies …

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7th Day of February

1982 Australia won the Women’s World Cup against England in Christchurch. Australia won by 3 wickets with 6 balls to spare. 1999 The day of Anil Kumble’s perfect 10. Kumble became only the second man after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in a Test innings against Pakistan in …

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6th Day of February

1931 Frederick Trueman, regarded as the greatest fast bowler of England, was born on this day. Fred was the first man from any country to take 300 Test wickets with a fiery average of 21.57, a landmark he reached at The Oval in 1964. His debut series was against India …

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5th Day of February

1970 Darren Lehmann, a free-scoring left-hander batsman for Australia, was born on this day. He could have played more cricket for the national side, but due to abundance of talent in the Aussie team during his time, Darren’s career was subdued.  He scored three centuries in the space of five …

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3rd Day of February

1936 Bob Simpson, the celebrated Australian allrounder, was born on this day.  Simpson was a master strokemaker, cunning leg spinner and a brilliant fielder. Gradually Simpson became a first-rated opening batsman. He posted his first hundred in 1964, much later than his debut, but converted it into a breakthrough 311. …

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