set a precedent
to establish a pattern, to set a policy that must be followed in future cases
The legal case set a precedent that will be followed for many years in the future.
Match : Sri Lanka Vs India
Venue : Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo : Year 1997
In the same tour of 1997, the second test match too ended in a draw. Though Sachin made the most of it by scoring a quick knock of 139.