This Day In Sport – November 18

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!

2017 – Rugby League World Cup Upset

Fiji caused a major boilover at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with a 4-2 upset against New Zealand in a tryless game in Wellington.

The game was mistake-ridden, wild but you couldn’t look away.

New Zealand went into the game coming off a loss to Tonga the previous week and was too afraid to take any risks which the Fijian side – with everything to play for took full advantage of.

It was the first time since 1970 a Rugby League World Cup match was tryless.

Jarryd Hayne starred for Fiji, directing the team around the park with Apisai Koroisau amongst their best.

For the third tournament in a row, Fiji would progress to play Australia in the semi-final.

1988 – Windies Dominate at Gabba

Australia was demolished in the first morning of the 1st Test at the Gabba by the West Indies – all out for 167 after just 70 overs.

The likes of Curtley Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Malcolm Marshall put on a clinic against the Aussies along with Carl Hopper chipping in bowling out Australia’s top run-scorer Mike Veletta for 37 runs.

At the bat, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes partnered up for 135 before the first wicket, which would be the 13th-century partnership for the pair in a Test match.

The West Indies would go on to a nine-wicket win with a day and a half to spare.

It would be the most recent time Australia had lost a Test match at the Gabba.

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