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1990: In the third one-dayer in Multan, Gordon Greenidge became the sixth batsman to make 5000 one-day runs, but his crawling 110-ball 35 was partly responsible for West Indies’ three-wicket defeat. Pakistan made 169 for 8 from their 50 overs, with Imran Khan making an unbeaten 46, but West Indies were strangely subdued in their reply. They hit only seven fours in a total of 137 for 7 and were beaten by 31 runs. It gave Pakistan a clean sweep – only the second time West Indies had lost a one-day series 3-0. The first was against England, Monte Lynch and all, in 1988.

1992: 7-time All-Star Alonzo Mourning made his NBA debut for the Charlotte Hornets in a 110-109 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

1992: Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings.

1994: Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill.

2014: Rohit Sharma shattered the world record for the highest individual score in ODIs when he smashed 264 at Eden Gardens in the fourth match against Sri Lanka, becoming the first to score two double-centuries in the format (he went on to score a third). His innings could have ended on 4, had Thisara Perera not shelled a regulation catch at third man. It turned out to be the costliest drop in ODIs as Rohit blazed 33 fours and nine sixes. Interestingly, his first hundred came at a run a ball, but the remaining 164 needed just 73.

2017: Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden.

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