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!
2010 – Hat-Trick for Birthday Boy Siddle
Peter Siddle celebrated his 26th birthday in style by taking a hat-track as Australia dominated the first day of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
Siddle claimed career-best figures of 6/54 that day, and his birthday hat-trick was the stuff of legend.
It occured during the evening session when Siddle had Alastair Cook edging through to Shane Watson to break the openers stubbon resistance.
In the next ball, fast and full it angled in at the right hand of England’s Matt Prior – taken out in middle middle stump and would you know it? Birthday boy Siddle was on a hat-trick.
Mark Taylor was going nuts in the commentary box as Australia backed Sids in to get the job done.
Stuart Broad would be the victim which went into the toes of Broad, the Australians appealed, the umpire gave out , England challenged, however, the third umpire gave it out.
Siddle had achieved a hat-trick on his birthday.
2000 – Ooh Ahh Glenn McGrath
Australia made it 11 successive Test match wins – equaling that of the West Indies back in 1984, by demolishing the Windies in the first Test at the Gabba.
It was the clinic put on by Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath who took a phenomenal 10/27m with 4/10 in the first innings and 6/17 in the second.
The Aussies won the Test by an innings and 126 runs with play wrapping up on day three.
Australia would go on to clean-sweep the five Test series that summer.
1989 – Double Century for Boon
In a one-off Test match against New Zealand at the WACA, David Boon hit his only Test double century, 200 from 361 balls.
The test was drawn.
It was a mixed blessing for Boony with three of his next five Test innings resulting in Ducks, the beginning of a run of 12 consecutive innings failing to score a half-century.