On This Day in Sport: November 12

On This Day in Sport: November 12
On This Day in Sport: November 12

Africa-Press – Gambia. he 12 November 2017 was a record-breaking day for West Indies opener Chris Gayle, who broke one of his own records on this day. Here are some other memorable events which occurred on this day in history.

1954 – England batsman Wilfred Slack was born in Barbados. His success with Middlesex propelled him into the England team for the 1985/86 series against the West Indies. He died of a heart attack while playing on tour in the Gambia at age 34.

1968 – Former West Indies player Laurie Williams was born in Jamaica. Williams played in 15 ODIs between 1996 and 2001, taking 3/16 in his second match against New Zealand. Williams had three centuries in 58 first-class games and took 170 wickets for Jamaica. He died in a car accident in Portmore, Jamaica at age 33.

1968 – US tennis star Arthur Ashe was ranked as the number one men’s player in the world for the first time. He was the first black man to be ranked number one in the world.

1980 – Former Trinidad and Tobago volleyball player Kevin Edwards was born in Sangre Grande. Edwards and playing partner David Thomas was the first Caribbean beach volleyball pair to play in the Swatch FIVB World Tour.

1980 – West Indies beat Pakistan by 156 runs in Faisalabad, the first time the home team had lost a Test match in the city. Malcolm Marshall (4/25) and Colin Croft (3/29) were the main destroyers, with Trinidad and Tobago’s Rangy Nanan taking 2/37 in his only Test match.

2015 – Australia crushed the West Indies by an innings and 212 runs at Hobart. Adam Voges (269 not out) and Shaun Marsh (182) led Australia to 583/4. West Indies were bowled out for 223 and 148, their second heaviest defeat against Australia.

2017 – Chris Gayle broke his own record for the most sixes in a T20 innings when he hit 18 maximums in scoring 146 not out for the Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League final in Dhaka.

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