Sports Events 2008
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Mar. 1South Africa’s Neil. Mckenzie and Graeme Smith break the world record of 413 runsfor the opening wicket. The pair puts on 415 against Bangladesh at Chittagong.Mar. 2Indian cricket team lifts the World under-19 Cup in Kuala Lumpur.Sachin Tendulkar scores his 42nd ODI century against Australia in Sydney.Mar. 3Norm O’Neill, one of the leading Australian batsmen in the 1960s, passes away.Mar. 4India wins the tri-series cricket final against host Australia 2-0.Mar. 7Mahindra United retains the IFA Shield title in Barasat.Viswanathan Anand wins the Linares chess tournament.Mar. 9Arjun Atwal wins the Malaysian Open golf championship in Kuala Lumpur.Mar. 10Indian hockey team fails to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in the qualificationtournament in Santiago.Mar. 16Anand Pawar triumphs in the Portugese international badminton championship.Mar. 26England completes a 2-1 win over host New Zealand in the three Test series.Mar. 29Rahul Dravid completes 10,000 Test runs in the match against South Africa inChennai.
Events in April 2008
Apr. 1Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar is banned for five years by the country’s cricketboard for violating the players’ code of conduct.Apr. 7Host West Indies and Sri Lanka share honours in the two-Test series.Apr. 12India blanks Japan 3-0 in the Asia Oceania Group I tie and qualify for the Davis Cupplay-offs.