One of the greatest cricketers of all time began his journey on this day against India at Sydney.
However, it was not the best of starts. After Australia made 313 in the first innings, India went after the hosts.
Opener Ravi Shastri hit a majestic double century while Sachin Tendulkar missed his 150 by two runs.
Warne had a forgettable outing, going for 150 runs from 45 overs and picking up just one wicket. The match ended in a draw but greater rewards awaited Warne.
The leg-spinner ended up as the second most successful bowler of all time, picking up 708 scalps, and was an important member of the all-conquering Australian side of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Other memorable events that took place on this day
1879: Australian fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes the first hat-trick in Test cricket, against England in Melbourne.
1966: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in the NFL championship game. It was the last one played before the Super Bowl era.
1986: New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy becomes quickest NHL player to 500 goals.
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