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  • Five years ago, on this day, Jordan Spieth reigned supreme in Augusta, and on April 12, Brian Lara signed the history books.

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Jordan Spieth was honored at the 2015 Masters

As for what happened on Masters Week, Jordan Spieth may reflect on the fifth anniversary of one of the most impressive displays seen on the famous Augusta National Course.

At the start of the April 12 innings, Brian Lara also had a great performance, scoring 4 as the first and still the only Test batsman to score an unbeaten fourth-century record against England in Antigua.

Meanwhile, it also marks the date when Manchester United once again face Chelsea in Europe’s top competition in the Champions League final.

Here, we look back at those memorable sporting moments.

2015 – Spieth dominates in August

At the tender age of 21, Spieth won the Masters’ first wire in 1976 after Raymond Floyd.

His 4-run final score turned Tiger Wood into the latest golf superstar of the year, with Tiger Wood’s all-time winning mark.

It was the start of a purple-colored patch for Spieth, who added the U.S. Open 10 weeks later in thrilling fashion and finished second at the US PGA Championship that year, when the third major took on the 2017 Open Championship.

However, with most of the golf world currently participating in the golf world, the American lost himself in the world ranking at 8th and did not win his name for almost three years.

2004 – Lara regains world record of Test cricket

West Indies’ great Lara scored the biggest personal score in Test history when he scored a 377 against England in October 3, before Australia opener Matthew Hayden scored eight runs at the expense of Zimbabwe before October 23, 2003.

The record was restored to his ownership just seven days after Lara Hayden’s heroism against the same opponent as St. John’s first opponent.

Michael Vaughan’s England can be convinced of the fact that the famous series win was already in the bag when Lara scored 588 for 12 hours in 58 minutes.

Lara made the announcement and spread Gareth’s bat to the back of the square and was unbeaten on 5. His 3-time unbeaten highest-first-class score for Warwickshire against Durham in the 5th.

2011 – British best United against Chelsea again

Three years after John Terry’s unfortunate slip in the penalty shoot-out in Moscow, Chelsea had a chance to avenge the Champions League against Manchester United.

Last season, Alex Ferguson’s men’s Premier League honoree Carlo Ancelotti faced one final task of Olan Trafford, losing to Wayne Rooney in the first leg of their quarterfinal 1-0.

Didier Drogba came on the bench to earn parity on the night despite Javier Hernandez United’s advantage doubled during the halftime stroke and Chelsea’s midfield Ramirers red card, confirming Park G-United’s progress to 3-1.

United reached the final, where they lost to Barcelona in a repeat of their experience in the 26’s showpiece. Annelotti was sacked from the Red Devils for the second consecutive season with Chelsea at the end of the Premier League season.

April 12, 2020, 11:38 IST Published

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