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Sports Review of the Year 2001
INTRO | REVIEW BY SPORT | GALLERY | VOTE | LEGENDS REMEMBERED | 2002 CALENDAR
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Walsh Laxman and Dravid Caines and Francis
 
Jacques Kallis goes down in history as Courtney Walsh’s 500th Test victim on the third day of the second Test match between the West Indies and South Africa. Despite claiming eight wickets in the match, Walsh cannot prevent his side from a 69-run defeat in Trinidad.
 
 
The record books are re-written in Calcutta when VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid inspire India to a 171-run win over Australia in Calcutta. It is only the third time ever a team wins a Test match after following on. India also end the Aussies' 16-match winning run.
 
 
Law student Daniel Caines wins Great Britain’s only gold medal at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Lisbon. Teenage sprinting talent Mark Lewis-Francis confirms his promise when he sets a world junior record in the 60m to claim bronze.
 
Larsson Schumacher Hussain and Thorpe
 
A brilliant second-half treble from Swedish striker Henrik Larsson earns Celtic their first piece of silverware under manager Martin O’Neill. His hat-trick ensures the Glasgow side defeat Kilmarnock 3-0 in the final of the CIS Insurance Cup at Hampden Park.
 
 
Michael Schumacher is on the winners’ podium once more after victory at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The defending champion continues his dominance in Formula One, finishing ahead of David Coulthard and Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello.
 
 
England continue their cricketing renaissance with another series victory, this time over Sri Lanka, after winning the third Test in Colombo. A century from Graham Thorpe, along with four second-innings wickets from Ashley Giles, helps the tourists to a four-wicket win.
 
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