Dashing openers are rare in the modern age, but in the days where openers blocked and middle-order batsmen are attacked.
The Big West Indian left-hander Roy Fredericks was born today.
His Blizzarding 169 against Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson on Perth in 1975-76 was one of the most Memorable innings ever played in a Test.
And though Roy Fredericks was only 5 Feet 6 Inches tall, he gave the ball a fearful whack.
He followed up that Perth ton after a very good tour of England in 1976 where he made 517 runs in five Tests.
On Nov 11, 1969, A historic day for New Zealand Cricket, who drew the third Test Against Pakistan in Dacca to clinch their first-ever series victory after waiting 40 years.
It looked unlikely they were 101 for 8 in the second innings, only 84 ahead of Pakistan, but Mark Burgess and Bob Cunis added 96 for the ninth wicket – the national record at the time – to set Pakistan For 184 in 37 overs.
Bad light stopped play after 15, and a minor riot led to Play being abandoned for over an hour before the scheduled close.
Having a century and a fifty as an opener in his debut Test, in 2001-02, Lou Vincent.
who was born on Nov 11, gradually moved Up the New Zealand batting order…
He scored a superb and His Only Test Double Century of 224 against Sri Lanka at home in April 2005.
During 2007 World Cup, he made a century against the Canada.
But a broken wrist ended his 2007 tournament before the Super Eights.
He struggled thereafter and was dropped later that year.
A century before lunch for Inzamam-ul-Haq.
At the Harare Sports Club, Pakistan not taken advantage of Zimbabwe’s loose bowling in their first innings.
So Inzamam made up in the second, Scored 112 from 107 balls with 20 fours.
His century came in an extended 150-minute session.
After Bad Light had Shortened the previous day’s Play.