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On This Day – 2 April

Sanatha Jayasuriya celebrates his century struck in 48 balls against Pakistan at Padang, Singapore on 2 April 1996, barely a fortnight after their World Cup triumph

1906 – South Africa completes a 4-1 cricket series drubbing of England

1908 – The Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday

1933 – K.S. Ranjitsinhji, the legendary Indian cricket player  dies

1955 – Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules

1969 – Milwaukee Bucks sign Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

1974 – Tony Greig takes 8/86 vs. West Indies at Port of Spain, and followed it us pith 5/70 in second inning

1988 – Test debut of legendary Caribbean “pacie” Curtly Ambrose, West Indies vs. Pakistan, Georgetown

1996 – Sri Lanka (349/9 in 50 overs) beat Pakistan (315 all out) in Singapore as Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, an ODI world record

2008 – Liam Tancock of England sets new world record in 50m backstroke (24.47 seconds) at Sheffield, England

2011 – Sri Lanka lose to India in the World Cup final by six wickets in Mumbai