Thursday, August 6, 2020

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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.

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