Blasts from the past


Blasts from the past

Today in sports history

David Isaacson

Today in sports history: February 19
1994 — Hansie Cronje scores his maiden ODI century as South Africa edge Australia by just five runs at the Wanderers in the opening match of their home series. Cronje hit 112 from 120 balls as SA reached 232/3 in their 50 overs. South Africa restricted the Aussies to 227/5 with Eric Simons taking 2/29 in his 10 overs. That would be the first of only two hundreds Cronje would score in limited overs internationals, the second also coming against Australia later that year.
2000 — Hawk Makepula and Baby Jake Matlala face off for the WBO junior-flyweight title at Carnival City. Veteran Matlala started off slowly, but by the final bell he was in control of the fight. The judges, however, gave it to Makepula unanimously, one by three points, the second by five and the third by six.

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