This Day In Sport – December 17
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!
2013 – The Urn Returns
Australia won The Ashes after giving England a spanking in Perth to regain the urn lost in 2009.
After 14 days of Cricket, mostly thanks to the efforts of Mitch Johnson (complete with moustache) match-winning spells that saw him take 23 wickets in three tests.
It was an emotional day for the Australian side, however, they were made to wait out their victory thanks to England’s Ben Stokes who managed to conjure up his maiden Test century.
Austraia won the third test at the WACA by 150 runs with Steve Smith named man of the match.
2005 – Another Record for Warnie
On the second day of the first Test at the WACA, Shane Warne claimed the world record for the most wickets taken in a calendar year.
Warne would get South Africa’s Ashwell Prince LBW for 28, which would be his 86th Test wicket in his 14th Test for the year 2005.
His 86th wicket would break Dennis Lillie’s effort of 85 taken back in 1981.