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Today in history: Feb 28

1944: The West Indies closed the third day against Pakistan in the third Test at Kingston on a mammoth 504 for 1, with Conrad Hunte on 242 and Gary Sobers on 228. They were helped by an injury-ravaged Pakistan attack, which contained only two fit specialist bowlers. This was the day before Sobers went on to hit his legendary 365.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 12:52 IST
Bakhtiar Dababhoy
Bakhtiar Dababhoy
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• 1958: The West Indies closed the third day against Pakistan in the third Test 
           at Kingston on a mammoth 504 for 1, with Conrad Hunte on 242 and
           Gary Sobers on 228. They were helped by an injury-ravaged Pakistan
           attack, which contained only two fit specialist bowlers. This was the
           day before Sobers went on to hit his legendary 365. 
• 1978: Derek Randall was 'Mankaded' by Ewen Chatfield in the second Test
           against New Zealand at Christchurch. The bowler gave no warning as he
           broke the stumps before completing his delivery stride. Randall became
           only the third man to be dismissed in such circumstances in a Test. (Ian
           Botham chided Chatfield after the incident: 'Just remember one thing
           son, you've already been killed once on the cricket field' - a reference
           to his debut against England when he was struck by Peter Lever at
           Auckland in 1975.)
• 1980: Death of Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, Middlesex and England leg-spinner,
           aged 72. He was cricket correspondent of The Sunday Times for many
           years and was famous as one of the most brilliant and humorous of all
           cricket writers. 
• 1981: This was to be the scheduled start of the second Test at Georgetown,
           Guyana between England and West Indies. The Test had to be
           cancelled because the Guyanese authorities revoked the permission for
           Robin D. Jackman to stay in Guyana because he had played and
           coached in South Africa during the apartheid years and England refused
           to play without him. 
• 1992: Krishnamachari Srikkanth became the only player to score all the runs in
           a ODI when he scored one run, out of the two balls bowled in the entire
           match. The match was a World Cup encounter between India and Sri
           Lanka at Mackay, Queensland in 1992, which was abandoned due to 
           rain.

First Published: Feb 28, 2006 12:52 IST

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