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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

• 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.