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Full name Douglas Hugh Thollar
Born February 13, 1919, George Town, Tasmania
Died June 14, 2005, Kyeemagh, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 86 years 121 days)
Major teams Tasmania
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|First-class span||1936/37 - 1938/39|
Douglas Thollar was a legspinner who played three times for Tasmania immediately before the Second World War. His best performance came against an Australian XI en route to England in 1938 when he grabbed 5 for 116, but he took a mauling as those runs came off 13 overs - but his victims included Don Bradman and Stan McCabe.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
Off the field, he's all flash and hair gel; on it, he's a slowpoke, given to hitting pretty shots straight to fielders
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves