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Published on January 5th, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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The Ashes clean-sweep and final Test day for Warne, Langer and McGrath: This Day That Year-January 5

No doubt, Australia are one of the most consistent team in World cricket. And if it Ashes, there are always on top of the chart. On this day in 2007, Australia clean-sweep England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) by 10 wickets in final Test. It was also the final Test match for three legends Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and opener Jastin Langer. It was the final snap for these legends and they did not disappoint their fans for one final time. We know that there was the greatest time Australian cricket when these legends were playing for Aussies. The stats itself indicates that. Warne with McGrath combined more than 1200 wickets in Tests while Langer contributed his team with 7696 runs and 23 Test hundreds.

Here are some other happening on January 5

People born on this day:

1920:  Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani bat scored 16 & 18 in only Test
1928:  Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62
1941:  Bob Cunis, New Zealand pace bowler of the late sixties
1941:  Mansur Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman and captain
1948:  Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian batsman of the mid-seventies
1962:  Brendon Kuruppu, Sri Lankan batsman, 201* on debut v NZ 1987
1977:  Garnett Kruger, South African ODI paceman 2006
1981:  Marlon Samuels, brother of Robert. WI Test batsman 2000-

People died on this day:

1942:  Lebrun Constantine, outstanding Trinidad player for three decades, father of Learie
1952:  Nawab of Pataudi senior, playing polo. 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind
1960:  Donald Knight, 54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921
1966:  George Duckworth, 24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15
1994:  Brian Johnston, BBC radio commentator for over 40 years
1998:  David Bairstow, Yorkshire wicketkeeper, four Tests for England 1979-81
2000:  Holcombe Douglas “Hopper” Read, England fast bowler in one Test 1935

 

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