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'.

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