This Day In Sport – November 7

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 on the Ladbrokes Blog.

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 and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

1995 – Doriemus Wins Melbourne Cup

Ridden by Damien Oliver, legendary Kiwi horse Doriemus completed the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double on this day in 1995.

Carrying 54.5 kg, Doriemus took full advantage of the rain-affected track beating Victoria Derby winner Nothin’ Leica Dane and 1993 Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop.

Doriemus would be the third of trainer Lee Freedman’s five Melbourne Cup’s and the first of three wins for Damien Olvier.

1979 – India Breaks Aussie Duck

India won their historic first series victory over Austraia smashing the Aussies in the sixth Test in Bombay.

The Indian team went into the match 0-1 down and Australia had to win the square the series, but it was the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan sealed the deal with an opening parnership of 192.

Both Gavasakar and Kirmani made hundreds and the number 9, Karsan Ghavari, put icing on the cake with 86 taking the score to 458.

Australia struggled with only Graham Yallop (60) passing 25, in the second only Allan Border (61) and Kim Hughes (80) reaching double figures.

India acheived victory by an innings and 100 runs with a day to spare.

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