- Take a glance again at a few of the largest sporting moments that occurred on March 23, together with a day to neglect for Javier Mascherano.
Modified 23 Mar 2020, 12:32 IST
March 23 ought to ceaselessly be etched within the reminiscences of Australian cricket followers, however Javier Mascherano won’t keep in mind the date so fondly.
Poor India have been on the improper finish of a hammering within the 2003 Cricket World Cup last in Johannesburg, even with a star-studded batting line-up at their disposal.
Mascherano and his Liverpool team-mates additionally suffered a heavy defeat at Old Trafford, although the midfielder didn’t stick round to listen to the ultimate whistle.
Meanwhile, in golf, there was a lesser-spotted Monday end on the PGA Tour.
We look again on the main occasions that occurred on this present day in sport.
1981: Floyd reigns at Sawgrass after thunderstorms
The eighth version of the Players Championship was pressured right into a Monday end after unhealthy climate worn out the scheduled last day at Sawgrass.
Heavy thunderstorms led to a Monday end, with three gamers – Raymond Floyd, Barry Jaeckel and Curtis Strange – tied on the best after 72 holes have been accomplished.
A play-off between the trio lasted simply the one further gap; Floyd was the one participant to par the 15th to safe the match.
It was his second successive win in the course of the PGA Tour’s Florida swing, the American having additionally prevailed at Doral close to Miami the earlier week.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 11, 2017
2003 – Skipper Ponting shines as Australia rule the world again
There was merely no stopping Australia in South Africa, Ricky Ponting’s squad efficiently retaining the trophy with a thumping victory over India to verify they went by way of the 2003 match unbeaten.
The captain led from the entrance too, Ponting blasting an excellent 140 not out as he shared in an unbroken stand value 234 with Damien Martyn, who completed up unbeaten on 88.
Replying to a mammoth whole of 359-2, India merely by no means recovered from shedding Sachin Tendulkar – who was named participant of the match – within the first over of their reply, caught and bowled by Glenn McGrath.
Virender Sehwag did make 82, however Australia bowled their opponents out inside 40 overs to win by 125 runs, within the course of sealing their third World Cup crown.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019
2008: Ronaldo on course as Mascherano loses his cool
Manchester United remained on the trail to retaining their Premier League title with a 3-Zero victory over 10-man Liverpool.
Defender Wes Brown was the unlikely scorer of the opener, whereas Portuguese duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani added additional objectives in a snug win for the table-topping Red Devils.
They have been aided by the dismissal of Mascherano, who was despatched off for dissent earlier than half-time. The Argentina worldwide didn’t go quietly, nonetheless, as he wanted to be escorted off the sector.
United went on to be topped champions again, a 17th top-flight title placing them only one behind their arch-rivals’ tally on the time.
Published 23 Mar 2020, 12:32 IST
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