March 2007 in sports

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Deaths in March[edit]

Main article: Deaths in March 2007

Sporting seasons[edit]

31 March 2007 (Saturday)[edit]

30 March 2007 (Friday)[edit]

29 March 2007 (Thursday)[edit]

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27 March 2007 (Tuesday)[edit]

26 March 2007 (Monday)[edit]

25 March 2007 (Sunday)[edit]

24 March 2007 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Rugby union:
    • 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying:
      •  Portugal qualify for the 2007 World Cup in France later this year after winning a two-match series against  Uruguay. Despite losing 18–12 in Montevideo, Portugal win on a 25–24 aggregate thanks to their win in Lisbon two weeks earlier. Qualifying first started in September 2004 with over 90 nations, Portugal's entry completes the 2007 World Cup pools – 4 groups of 5. This ends Uruguay's streak at the World Cup since 1999. It marks Portugal's debut.

23 March 2007 (Friday)[edit]

22 March 2007 (Thursday)[edit]

21 March 2007 (Wednesday)[edit]

20 March 2007 (Tuesday)[edit]

19 March 2007 (Monday)[edit]

  • Basketball:
    • Second round of NCAA Women's Tournament begins.
    • In an NAIA Semi-Final game in Kansas City, Concordia (Cal.) ended the quest for Robert Morris (Ill.) and their unbeaten season, 124–119 in quadruple overtime. The combined score of 243 points by both teams is an all-time NAIA Tournament record.
  • Cricket:
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
      • Group B:  India 413/5 beat  Bermuda 156 (43.1 ov.) by 257 runs
        • It is the largest win margin in the World Cup
        • Bermuda's 156 is their largest score in the World Cup
        • India's 413/5 is the largest score any team has achieved in the World Cup
      • Group D:  West Indies 204/4 (47.5 ov.) beat  Zimbabwe 202/5 (50 ov.) by 6 wickets

18 March 2007 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Cricket
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
      • Group A:  Australia 358/5 (50 ov.) beat  Netherlands 129 (26.5 ov.) by 229 runs [1]
      • Group C:  England 279/6 (50 ov.) beat  Canada 228/7 (50 ov.) by 51 runs [2]
        • Andrew Flintoff was left out of the England's team for this match and stripped of his vice-captaincy for breaching team discipline, after being caught heavy drinking and needed rescuing when he fell off a pedalo. [3]
    • Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach died in the team hotel hours after Pakistan's elimination from the World Cup at the age of 58.

17 March 2007 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Cricket:
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
      • Group B:  Bangladesh 192/5 (48.3 ov.) beat  India 191 (49.3 ov.) by 5 wickets [4]
      • Group D:  Ireland 133/7 (revised total(D/L):128 from 47 ov.)(41.4 0v.) beat  Pakistan 132 (45.4 ov.) by 3 wickets.
        Pakistan are out of the tournament and Ireland is almost assured a place in the super eights. This is the first world cup victory for Ireland.[5]
  • Rugby union:
    • 2007 Six Nations
      •  Italy 24 – 51 Ireland
      •  France 46 – 19  Scotland
      •  Wales 27 – 18  England
        The 2007 Six Nations Championship is settled by extra-time tries by Italy and France, which deprived Ireland of the title in favour of France because of points difference. England could still have won the title if they had beaten Wales by 57 clear points – but Wales were determined not to be whitewashed for the second time in three years.

16 March 2007 (Friday)[edit]

  • Cricket
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
    • Bangladesh's Manjural Islam dies at 22 in a road accident in Bangladesh after the end of a days play at a first class match. He is now the youngest Test cricketer to die. He is also the first Bangladeshi bowler to take a wicket in his first international over by getting the wicket of Michael Vaughan with his 3rd ball.

15 March 2007 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Cricket
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
      • Group B:  Sri Lanka 321/6 (50 ov.) beat  Bermuda 78 (24.4 ov.) by 243 runs. 4th time in World Cup history that a team has lost by a margin of more than 200 runs. Scotland lost to Australia by 203 runs earlier in the tournament.[8]
      • Group D:  Ireland 221/9 (50 ov.) tied  Zimbabwe 221 all out (50 ov.). Only the 3rd time in World Cup history that a match has been tied.[9]

14 March 2007 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Cricket
    • 2007 Cricket World Cup Group Stage
      • Group A:  Australia 334/6(50 ov.) beat  Scotland 131(40.1 ov.) by 203 runs.
        • It is the third time in world cup history that a team has won by a margin of 200+ runs. First was England beating India in 1975 and then Australia beating Namibia in 2003. [10]
      • Group C:  Kenya 203/3(43.2 ov.) beat  Canada 199(50 ov.) by 7 wickets [11]
      • James Anderson of the English cricket team has injured his pinky finger on his left hand two days before England's first match. Actions by the ECB will be decided later in the week.

13 March 2007 (Tuesday)[edit]

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10 March 2007 (Saturday)[edit]

9 March 2007 (Friday)[edit]

8 March 2007 (Thursday)[edit]

7 March 2007 (Wednesday)[edit]

Bayern Munich's Roy Makaay scores the fastest UCL goal in history – 11 seconds into the match – leading the way into the quarterfinals.

6 March 2007 (Tuesday)[edit]

Following the match, both teams rioted on the pitch. UEFA will investigate into this.

5 March 2007 (Monday)[edit]

4 March 2007 (Sunday)[edit]

3 March 2007 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Dogsled racing: The ceremonial start the Iditarod XXXV begins in Anchorage, Alaska. Eighty-two mushers and their teams of dogs are competing. The race runs more than 1,049 mi (1,600+ km) to Nome, across the United States state of Alaska.

2 March 2007 (Friday)[edit]

1 March 2007 (Thursday)[edit]