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This day in history: 14th March

VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid started their incredible partnership on this day.

Cricket

2001: Fourth day of one of the greatest Test matches ever – India vs Australia at Eden Gardens.  Rahul Dravid started the day at 7 and VVS Laxman at 107 but by the end of it, they had reached 155 and 275 respectively.

1982: Sidath Wettimuny becomes Sri Lanka’s first Test centurion.

Football

1979: Birthday of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen

1990: Birthday of Juventus striker Nicolas Anelka.

Athletics

1997: Michael Johnson wins the 67th James E Sullivan award, after winning both the 200m and 400m Olympic medals in 1996.

Boxing

1980: 22 U.S boxers (among 87 onboard) die in Polish plane crash.

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