This Day In Sport – July 22


They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.

2010 – Murali 800 Wickets

Legendary Sri Lankan spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan reached his 800 wicket milestone with his final ball in Test Cricket on this day 10 years ago.

Dismissing India’s Pragyn Ojha to bring their second innings to an end in the first Test in Galle.

What a way to go out!

2001 – Bombers Greatest Comeback

Essendon staged the greatest comeback in VFL/AFL history on this day 19 years ago.

The Kangaroos blitzed the Bombers in the first quarter kicking 12 goals to two in the first quarter and found themselves 58 points up at quarter time.

At the start of the second quarter, the Kangaroos would go on to kick three of the first four goals and found themselves 69 points up leading 15-1 (81) to Essendon 3-4 (22) after a Shannon Grant goal.

Essendon would go on to kick 9 unanswered goals to resudce the margin to 15 points, only to have the Roos extend the lead by 21 going into the main break.

In the third quarter, the Bombres would kick seven to the Roos six, the Kagaroos would lead by 14 points at three quarter time.

The last quarter was one to remember with Essendon piling on eight goals to the Kangaroos three completing the greatest comeback in AFL history.

Matthew Lloyd would kick nine goals for the Dons with Corey McKernan kicking five for the Kangaroos.

The final score was Essendon 27-9 (171) defeating Kangaroos 25-9 (159) infront of 51,878 at the MCG.