Monday, August 31, 2020

 


On this day



In 1909, A J Reach Co patented cork-centered baseball


In 1924, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 10,000m (30:06.2)


In 1968, Gary Sobers became the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over


In 1972, American super swimmer Mark Spitz wrapped up the Olympic butterfly double with a world record 54.27 in the 100m in Munich, having already won the 200m in world record time 2:00.70


In 1994, Pentium computer beat world chess champ Garry Kasparov



Clive Lloyd

Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO who was born on 31st of August 1944 is a Guyanese former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team. As a boy he went to Chatham High School in Georgetown. At the age of 14 he was captain of his school cricket team in the prestigious Chin Cup inter-school competition.


Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath, was born in 1969 on this day. He is a former Indian cricketer and currently an ICC match referee. He is considered to be among India's finest fast bowlers, and is the first Indian fast bowler to take more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.

One can easily recall his lethal strike in the Semi Final of the 1996 World Cup when he had the explosive Sri Lankan Opener Romesh Kaluwitharna caught by Sanjay Manjrekar.


A Good News for Indian Sports

India and Russia have been declared joint winners of a major international chess tournament after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

 


On this day



In 1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walked 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game


In 1987 Kirby Puckett went 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee


In 2006 Greg Maddux won his 330th career game



Andy Roddick

Andrew Stephen Roddick who was born on August 30, 1982 is an American former world No. 1 professional tennis player. Roddick became world No. 1 shortly after he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final and overtaking him as the top-ranked player in the process.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

In 1965, Willie Mays set NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

 

In 1977, St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipsed Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

 

In 1982, George Brett got his 1,500th hit

 

In 1987, Nolan Ryan passed the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

 

 

Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian player widely regarded as the greatest in the history of field hockey. He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936, during an era where India dominated field hockey.

Friday, August 28, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

In 1956, Australia did cling on for a draw in 5th Test at The Oval, London; England retain cricket Ashes with Jim Laker's 46 wickets a record series haul

 

In 1972, American 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of David Edgar, John Murphy, John Heidenreich & Mark Spitz swam a world record 3:26.42 to beat Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics

 

In 1992, Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo

 

 

Lasith Malinga

Separamadu Lasith Malinga who was born on 28 August 1983 is a Sri Lankan cricketer and current T20 international captain of Sri Lanka. He captained the Sri Lankan 2014 T20 World Cup winning side. He is a right-arm fast bowler commonly used as a specialist death bowler, and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nickname, 'Slinga Malinga'.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

 On this day


In 1922, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 3000m (8:28.6)


In 1960, Anita Lonsbrough swam world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)


In 1975, Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) completed tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world


In 2004, Timothy Mack vaulted an Olympic record 5.95m to win the pole vault gold medal from fellow American Toby Stevenson (5.90m) at the Athens Olympics


In 2019, Race car driver Jessi Combs died while setting new fastest women's land speed record of 522.783 mph at Alvord Desert, Oregon (posthumously awarded 2020




Donald Bradman


Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ 99.94 average; Highest 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia

He was born on 27th of August 1908 – 25 February 2001, nicknamed "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  On This Day


1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)


1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)


2004 Germany wins its first ever Olympic women's field hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win against the Netherlands in Athens




                                                                      Tino Best


Tino la Bertram Best was born in 1981. He is a West Indian cricketer. Since 2002, he has played domestic cricket for his native Barbados, with a season at English club Yorkshire in 2010. Best made his Test debut in May 2003 and played his first One Day International a year later.



                                

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 


On this Day



In 1875 Captain Matthew Webb made the 1st observed and unassisted swim across the English Channel in 21 hours and 45 minutes


In 1986 A's Mark McGwire hit his 1st major league home run


In 1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swam world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)


In 2004 Olga Kuzenkova of Russia threw an Olympic record 75.02m to edge the field and won the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Athens Games



Duleep Mendis

Louis Rohan Duleep Mendis, born on this day in 1952, known as Duleep Mendis, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain of the team, who captained Sri Lanka to their first Test series victory in 1985. He was primarily a specialist batsman, whose best period as a player came from 1982 to 1985.

Monday, August 24, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

In 1919, Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell was flattened by a bolt of lightning

 

In 1994, Kieren Perkins swam world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)

 

In 1994, Kieren Perkins swam world record 800m free style (7:46.00)

 

 

Adrian Kuiper

 

Adrian Paul Kuiper was born on this day in the year 1959. He is a former South African international cricketer who played in one international Test match and 25 One Day Internationals between 1991 and 1996. Kuiper is now a farmer at Elgin, near Grabouw in the Western Cape.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

 


On this day



In 1953, Cyclist Arie Van Vliet became world champion sprinter


In 1953, Phil Grate set record for throwing a baseball (443'3")


In 2008, Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wrapped up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he took gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82


Saturday, August 22, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

In 1927, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hit 40th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 9-4 loss to Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

 

In 2008, The Jamaican team led by Usain Bolt smashed the world 4 x 100m relay record in the final at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2017 as Nesta Carter tested positive for prohibited substance

Friday, August 21, 2020

 


On this day



In 1986 Ian Botham took world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)


In 2004 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps won his 6th gold medal of the Athens Olympics even though he doesn't swim the final of men's 4 x 100m medley relay; US wins in world record 3:30.68



Simon Katich

Simon Matthew Katich who was born on the 21st of August 1975, is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer. He captained New South Wales and also, until the end of the 2007 season, Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Katich also played for Lancashire, represented his birth state of Western Australia and played in Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab.


Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

1888 Longest US men's single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeated T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80 game 1st-round contest

 

1900 Great Britain won against France by 158 runs in Paris; cricket's only appearance at an Olympic Games

 

2008 Usain Bolt of Jamaica wrapped up the 100/200m double in style with a new 200m world record 19.30 at the Beijing Olympics

 

 

Rex Sellers

Reginald Hugh Durning Sellers OAM is a former Test cricketer. He was born in 1940 in Gujarat, India. A tall leg-spinner, he played one Test match for Australia in India, in October 1964, in which he was bowled for a duck, took one catch and bowled five overs for 17 runs without taking a wicket.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 


On this day



1900 : Start of the one and only Olympic cricket match, in Paris


1921 : Ty Cobb, was the 4th player to get 3,000 hits


1980 : George Brett ended hitting streak at 30



Ian Gould

Ian Gould born in 1957 is an English former first-class cricketer. He also is a former member of the ICC Elite Panel of cricket umpires. In April 2019, he announced that he would retire from the post of umpire following the 2019 Cricket World Cup.


Tests umpired‎: ‎74 (2008–2019)

T20Is umpired‎: ‎37 (2006–2016)

ODIs umpired‎: ‎140 (2006–2019)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 


On this day



1934 Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th Test win against England at the Oval; Ponsford out for 266


1982 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ended after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)


2008 Emulating the Chinese women, the men won the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches



Sandeep Patil

Sandeep Madhusudan Patil who was born on 18 August 1956 is a former Indian cricketer, Indian national age group cricket manager and former Kenya national team coach, who guided the minnows to the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup. He was a hard-hitting middle order batsman and an occasional medium pace bowler. He was the coach of Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League, but returned to the mainstream when he cut ties with the unofficial league in 2009. He has been appointed as the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) by the BCCI, replacing Dav Whatmore. He was appointed as the new chief of the BCCI Selection Committee on 27 September 2012.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

 

On this day



1981 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)


1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher broke her own world women's 100 m butterfly record (57.93) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin; holds 100/200m double WR


2004 Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe won the men's 200m freestyle in Olympic record 1:44.71, giving him the 200/400m freestyle double at the Athens Olympics


2008 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set new world record of 9.69 seconds to win the coveted 100m gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics


2008 British swimmer Rebecca Adlington wrapped up the 400/800m freestyle double at the Beijing Olympics with a world record 8:14.10 in the 800


2008 Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe swam a world record 2:05.24 to beat American Margaret Hoelzer by 1.01 and win the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics


2008 South Korean weightlifter Jang Mi-Ran won the women's unlimited (+75 kg) division at the Beijing Olympics by breaking world records 5 times: once in snatch, twice in clean-and-jerk, and twice in total


2009 Usain Bolt of Jamaica edged American Tyson Gay to win 100m in world record 9.58s at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin


2016 Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze set a world record of 473 total kilograms to win the men's +105kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics


Saturday, August 15, 2020

 


On this day



In 2004, South African 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend & Ryk Neethling smashed the world record with 3:13.17 at the Athens Olympics


In 2008, American breaststroker Rebecca Soni avenged her defeat to Leisel Jones of Australia in the 100m when she swims world record 2:20.22 to beat Jones in 200m at the Beijing Olympics


In 2008, There was an American 1-2 in the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Ryan Lochte swimming a world record 1:53.94 to beat teammate Aaron Peirsol


In 2016, Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil set an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men's pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games




Vijay Bharadwaj

Raghvendrarao Vijay Bharadwaj who was born on 15 August 1975) is a former Indian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler. He won the Man of the Series[1] award on his debut one day international series against South Africa in the LG Cup in Kenya in the 1999–2000 season.


Friday, August 14, 2020

 


On this day



In 2016 Great Britain's Andy Murray won the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina


In 2019 French woman Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major match in a European men's tournament - UEFA Super Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool in Istanbul


In 2016 South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk set world record 43.03 to win the men's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze




Pramodya Wickramasinghe

Gallage Pramodya Wickramasinghe, known as Pramodya Wickramasinghe, is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was born in 1971. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm-fast bowler. He was a key member of 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team.


Thursday, August 13, 2020

 


On this day



2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ended his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal


2016 Great Britain set a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics


1975 Viv Richards was out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval


1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swam world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)


1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford


2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps won 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)


Wednesday, August 12, 2020


On this day



1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval


1991 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall



Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras was considered by many to be the greatest tennis players of all time before the arrival of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Sampras's tally of 14 Grand Slams was an all-time record at the time of his retirement, and many expected it to remain that way for a long time. While that didn't, Sampras's near-invincible game on fast courts is still regarded as the standard of excellence against which all attacking players are judged.

The American also had a unique weapon the like of which has never been seen before. The Sampras serve is widely regarded as the best serve in all of tennis history.

Career Statistics

Australian Open: 2-time Champion (1994, 1997)

French Open: Semifinalist (1996)

Wimbledon: 7-time Champion (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)

US Open: 5-time Champion (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


On this day



In 1984, Carl Lewis duplicated Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)


In 2008 The US 4 x 100m freestyle replay team of Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones & Jason Lezak beat France by 8 seconds to win gold and smash world record at the Beijing Olympics


In 2008 Abhinav Bindra won men's 10m air rifle at the Beijing Olympics, the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India, and India's first gold medal in any Olympic event since 1980



Yashpal Sharma


Yashpal Sharma is a former international cricketer from India. He was an explosive middle order batsman who played during the 1970s and 80s. He was in the India team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.


Monday, August 10, 2020

 

 

On this day

 

 

1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe set a 19 game winning streak record

 

1936 First time the Olympic cycling road race was conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lapébie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal

 

1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research

 

2008 American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84

 

 

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

 

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (born 10 August 2005) is an Indian chess player. As a chess prodigy, he is the fourth-youngest person ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster (GM), behind Sergey Karjakin, Gukesh D and Javokhir Sindarov.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

 

On this day



In 1946, for the 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) were played at night


In 1992, Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower


In 2012, Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt won the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics


In 2016, American swimmer Michael Phelps swam 1:53.36 to win the men's 200m butterfly gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beating Japan's Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his 20th Olympic gold medal



David Gower

David Ivon Gower is an English cricket commentator and former cricketer. He was captain of the England cricket team during the 1980s. He was described as one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of his era. Gower played 117 Test matches and 114 One Day Internationals scoring 8,231 and 3170 runs, respectively


Saturday, August 8, 2020


On this day



1990 Carlton Fisk tied Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher


1992 Germany went through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics


1992 The original US 'Dream Team' won the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing



Roger Federer


Roger Federer, born on 8th of August in 1981 is a Swiss professional tennis player. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, which is the most in history for a male player. He has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks and was the year-end No. 1 five times, including four times consecutively. Federer, who turned professional in 1998, was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.


Friday, August 7, 2020

 


On this day



2004 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park


2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics


2016 Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics



Greg Chappel

Gregory Stephen Chappell was born on 7th of August 1948. He is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI). He was second of the three brothers to play Test cricket. He was the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time who allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration. He was an exceptional all-rounder who bowled medium pace and, at his retirement, held the world record for the most catches in Test cricket. Chappell's career straddled two eras

Since his retirement as a player in 1984, Chappell has pursued various business and media interests with maintaining connections to professional cricket. He has been a selector for national team, a member of the Australian Cricket Board, and a coach.

He played 87 tests and 74 ODIs scoring 7110 and 2,331 runs respectively.


Thursday, August 6, 2020


On this day


In 1997, Sri Lanka slammed world record 952 for 6 in the 1st cricket Test against India in Colombo. Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340, Roshan Mahanama 225 leading to a record partnership of 576. Although it was surpassed by their countrymen Jayawardene and Sangakara a part of the record still remains overtaken yet. They are the only pair to have batted for entire two days in a test match.

In 1984, American athlete Carl Lewis won long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics

In 1984, After Americans Roger Kingdom & Greg Foster both equalled the Olympic record in 110m hurdles semi's in Los Angeles, Kingdom beat Foster in the final in a new Games record 13.20 seconds


Simon Doull

Simon Blair Doull who was born on 6th of August 1969 is currently a New Zealand radio personality, commentator and former international cricketer. He was a right-arm medium pacer. He was capable of swing bowling away from the right handers. Simon Doull was plagued by injuries as a result of which his international career was cut short. He played for the New Zealand national cricket team, during which he figured in just 32 Tests and 42 ODIs, taking 98 and 36 wickets respectively. The peak of his career when he took 7-65 against India in the Boxing day Wellington Test in 1998. He played his last Test, against Australia, in March 2000 before turning to commentary and broadcasting.
He is the younger brother of Lincoln Doull, who played for Wellington in the early 1990s.
He suffered persistent injuries throughout his career, including numerous back problems and a career-threatening knee injury during New Zealand's 1999 tour of England.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

In 1901, Peter O'Connor of Ireland, set the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" in Dublin, Ireland

 

In 1936, American athlete Jesse Owens won 200m in world record time (20.7), his 3rd gold medal of the Berlin Olympics

 

In 1936, Italian athlete Ondina Valla ran a world record 11.6 in the semi finals of the 80m hurdles at the Berlin Olympics; wins final the next day but can't match the time

 

 

Venkatesh Prasad

 

Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad, is a former Indian cricketer. He played Tests and ODIs. He debuted in 1994. He was primarily a right-arm medium-fast bowler who was noted for bowling in tandem with his opening seam bowling partner Javagal Srinath.

He took 96 and 196 wickets in Tests and ODI's respectively

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


On this day


2007 : 32-year-old Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs, connecting on the 1st pitch he sees as NY Yankees beat Kansas City, 16-8

2012 : US took the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05

2019 :  Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith hit a brilliant 142 following his 1st innings 144 in 1st Test v England at Edgbaston; only 4th batsman all-time to score more than 140 in each innings of a Test match


Narendra Tamhane

Narendra Tamhane was an Indian cricketer. He played in 21 Tests from 1955 to 1960. He was a wicket-keeper and a batsman. His first-class career extended from 1951-52 to 1968-69. He played in the Ranji Trophy for Bombay from 1953-54 to 1963-64.

Monday, August 3, 2020


On this day


1984: 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)

1987: Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2, 10 innings loss v Kansas City Royals

1990: NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)

1996: 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics

1998: The Oval stages first competitive cricket match played under floodlights in London when home team Surrey loses to Sussex by 8 wickets in the day/night 40-over fixture

2012: American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17

2012: American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics



Balwinder Sandhu

When we discuss India’s bowling attack during the 1983 World Cup, the names that are generally talked about are Madan Lal, Roger Binny and Mohinder Amarnath. There is another bowler who made some crucial contributions during the tournament. He is Balwinder Singh Sandhu.
Sandhu first took the wicket of Gordon Greenidge in India’s tournament opener against West Indies at Manchester. He took another wicket against Zimbabwe and went wicket-less against Australia.
In the second-half of group matches, he took a wicket each against West Indies and Zimbabwe and took two wickets against Australia.
His most memorable moment in the 1983 World Cup came in the final. India had to defend a paltry 183 and opening the Windies batting was the formidable duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.
In Gordon Greenidge’s 12th delivery, Sandhu bowled a delivery which was pitching outside the off-stump. Greenidge tried to defend the delivery by letting it go but the ball curled in and shattered his stumps. This was the start that India desperately needed. He went on to take another wicket, that of Faoud Bacchus’.
Balwinder Singh Sandhu ended the 1983 World Cup with 8 wickets which is half of his ODI tally.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

In 1924, A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser set AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beat Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field

 

In 1938, MLB conducted the first test of bright yellow baseballs during Dodgers vs Cardinals doubleheader

 

In 2003, South African cricket batsman Graeme Smith blazed 259, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini had 5 wickets in each England innings as Proteas won the 2nd Test by an innings and 92 at Lord's

 

 

Graeme Smith

Graeme Craig Smith who was born on 1 February 1981 is a South African cricket commentator and former cricketer, who played for South Africa in all formats. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the national team, taking over from Shaun Pollock. He held the position of test captain until his retirement in 2014. He is regarded as one of the greatest South African players of all time. At 22, he was appointed as South Africa's youngest ever captain.

                        Test        ODI          T20

Matches          117          197          33

Runs                9,265      6,989       982

Average           48.25      37.98       31.67

100s/50s          27/38       10/47       0/5

Highest            277           141          89*

Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

In 1909 in Tour de France, François Faber of Luxembourg became the first foreigner to win the cycling classic

 

In 1996, French sprinter Marie-José Pérec won the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)

 

In 1996, American athlete Michael Johnson won the 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double

 

 

Andy Blignaut

 

Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut who was born on the 1st of August in 1978 is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler, also known as a hard-hitting batsman in ODIs, where he frequently scored a fast rate. He more often played ODIs, where many runs in a short time are desired, than Tests.

He played 64 ODI’s scoring 626 runs and took 50 wickets. He is the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick for Zimbabwe.


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