Historical Events On This Day – Nov 8

Historical Events On This Day – Nov 8

The Historical Events Took Place On this Day


The First of Australia’s multiple World Cup titles on Nov 8, 1987. Batting first at a packed Eden Gardens.

Australia Scored 253 Runs where David Boon Scored 75 Runs and Mike Veletta Scored 42 Runs At the end Of the Innings.

England is the Against Team in that Final And that is Their Second Appearance in a Final.

They Need 102 off 15 overs with 8 Wickets in Hand. But Steve Waugh Got the Rid of Allan Lumb (45) and they Tightening the Screws Later.

They Won the Match by Just 7 Runs Where David Boon is the Man of the Match.



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On Nov 8, 1976, Birth of Australian Speed Star Brett Lee.

who excelled as an exponent of extreme speed over a decade, without achieving the all-conquering success required to earn the tag of a true Test great.

He Finished His Career as Australia’s Fourth Most Successful Bowler With 310 Wickets in 76 Matches.

Then He Suffered From a Series of Injuries First to His Elbow and Later to His Ankle Many Times.

He Missed 2009 Ashes Series Against their all-time Rivals England Because of His Injuries.

Three years later he retired from all international cricket.


After New Zealand smashed their highest one-day total of 349/9 to win the first match in Rajkot three days earlier, India did likewise in the second in Hyderabad.

They demolished New Zealand by 174 runs thanks to an imperious batting display – they made 376 for 2, with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid putting on 331.

This is the highest partnership for any wicket in an ODI at the time.

Dravid hit a run-a-ball 153 but was overshadowed by the majesty of Tendulkar, who faced three balls fewer for 33 runs more.


Papua New Guinea made quite an entry into one-day cricket they needing only 39 overs to chase 203 and beat Hong Kong by four wickets in Townsville, in their inaugural ODI.

The Half-centuries by Charles Amini and Vani Morea revived a chase that had been flagging at 76 for 5 at one point.



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