This Day In Sport – November 19
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!
2019 – LeBron’s Triple-Double Record
LeBron James became the first player to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises in NBA history a year ago today as the LA Lakers scored a 112-107 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder.
James finished the match with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists posting a triple-double against his 30th opponent for the Lakers.
When informed he had achieved the record, James was surprised telling the media postgame
”Coach (Frank) Vogel came in here and said, ‘Congratulations,’ and I thought he was joking about my seven turnovers,” James said.
”I really don’t know what to think about it. I just think it’s a pretty cool stat to know, and I’m glad it happened in a win.”
2018 – Kiwis beat Pakistan in 4 run Test Thriller!
In his debut Test match, New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel claimed five wickets in the second innings as the Kiwis beat Pakistan by four runs on a dramatic fourth day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan resumed play on day 4 on 0/37 and needed 139 runs to claim victory, but suffered a lower order collapse resulting in a tense finish.
They would evenutally be dismissed by 171 after 58.4 wickets after losing 6/24 to finish the match.
Azhar Ali (65 runs) had stitched together an 82-run partnership with Asad Shafiq (45) to keep Pakistan in the game and was the last batsman to go when he was trapped in front of the wicket by left-armer Patel finishing with 5/59.
New Zealand achieved one of the closest Test match wins in history and did something Australia couldn’t do a month earlier – beat Pakistan in a thriller in the Middle East!