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This day in history: 22nd March

22 Mar 2001: Sameer Dighe (left) and Harbhajan Singh of India celebrate as they complete the winning runs whilst Glenn McGrath of Australia can”t hide his disappoinment during the Third Test match played at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, India. India won the game by 2 wickets to win the three test series 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport.

Cricket

1992: The unforgettable and most farcical World Cup semi-finals of all time. Rain and some farcial decisions leave South Africa needing 21 runs of just 1 ball to chase England‘s total of 252, after a 10 minute rain delay (before which they needed 22 off 13 balls).

1995: Sri Lanka’s first ever overseas Test victory, against New Zealand.

2001: India beat Australia in Chennai by 2 wickets to win the series 2-1, which featured the epic comeback at Eden Gardens by Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

2009: England women’s cricket team win their 3rd World Cup.

Football

1936: John McKenna, Liverpool‘s first manager and also the Football League president, died at the age of 81.

Basketball

1972: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wins NBA MVP award.

Golf

1934: First ever Masters golf championship began at Augusta, Georgia.

Boxing

1967: Mohammed Ali knocks out Zora Folley in the 7th round to win the World Heavyweight title.

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