Blasts from the past

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Blasts from the past

This day in sports history

David Isaacson

Today in sports history: February 20
1996 — The Proteas smash New Zealand in a World Cup encounter in Faisalabad. They restricted the Kiwis to 177/9, with Stephen Fleming top-scoring with 33 from 79 balls. South Africa, with Hansie Cronje hitting 78 off 64 balls, romped to victory by five wickets with 75 balls remaining. That was South Africa’s first World Cup victory over New Zealand.

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