Thursday, July 16, 2020

On this day

1895 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton

1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket

1950 FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1

1960 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer

Shaun Pollock – South African Cricketer

Shaun Maclean Pollock is one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket. He was born in South Africa in 1973 on 16th of July in Port Elizabeth.
He was a very fluent batsman and a fast bowler. He opened the bowling with Allan Donald on many occasions.
He was well known for exploiting swing and seam off the wicket and on many occasions carried out South Africa’s batting campaign in the death overs.
He had a considerably long career playing 303 ODIs for South Africa scoring 3519 runs and taking 393 wickets.
He captained South Africa from 2000 to 2003 and also regularly played test cricket.

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