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This day in history: 12th March

Cricket

2006: Australia score 434 in one of the greatest ODIs ever, and South Africa reply with 438 in the very same match.

1982: First-class debut of West Indian great, Courtney Walsh, for Jamaica against Leeward Islands.

Football

1881: Andrew Watson becomes first black footballer in the world to play for a national team (Scotland).

1900: Arsenal (then known as Woolwich Arsenal) played their record league victory, a 12-0 win over Loughborough Town in the Second Divison of English football.

1963: Birthday of Ian Holloway (manager of Crystal Palace)

2008: Chelsea‘s Frank Lampard became the first ever non-forward to score four goals in a Premier League match.

Basketball

1985: Boston Celtics great Larry Bird scores a club record 60 points against Atlanta Hawks.

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