Monday, July 27, 2020

On this day

In 1913, 11th Tour de France was won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

In 1919, 13th Tour de France was won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

In 1920 in 14th Tour de France, Belgian rider Philippe Thys became the first to win the race 3 times

In 1956, England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker took 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester. It was the best return ever in Test cricket and bettered it in the 2nd innings with 10-53

In 1986, 73rd Tour de France was won by Greg LeMond of USA

In 1997, 84th Tour de France was won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

In 2008, 95th Tour de France was won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

In 2014, 101st Tour de France was won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Allan Border

Allan Robert Border is a famous Australian cricketer, born on 27th July 1955, in New South Wales. He was a left-handed batsman.
He was also a successful part-time left-arm orthodox spinner.
He holds the record for being the only player to have scored more than 150 runs in both the innings of a test match. He made 150* and 153 against Pakistan at Lahore in 1979-80.
He still holds the record for playing the most consecutive Test matches to be played, as he played 153 matches.

Career Statistics
Format M    Runs Avg    SR
Test         156    11174 50.6    -
ODI         273    6524 30.6    71.4

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