Blasts from the past


Blasts from the past

Today in sports history

David Isaacson

Today in sports history: February 21
1966 — Ann Fairlie upstages Karen Muir in her home town of Kimberley, relieving the 13-year-old of her 110-yard backstroke world record. More than 4,000 people crowded into the Queen’s Park swimming bath to watch Jeppe High School pupil Fairlie, 17, touch first in 68.6sec to beat the 68.7 mark Muir had set in Blackpool in August the previous year. Muir was second in 68.8. For dinner before the race, Fairlie ate grilled steak, pressed tomato, beetroot, icecream and a glass of fresh orange juice at her hotel, but not “the lovely, fluffy doughnuts”.
1993 — Pakistan complete a third consecutive ODI victory over the Proteas, beating them by 22 runs at Centurion in a Tri Series also featuring the West Indies. Pakistan scored 220/8 and then restricted the hosts to 198/9.
2010 — In a nailbiting finish, South Africa lose to India by one run in Jaipur in the first match of their ODI series. Chasing 299 for victory, Wayne Parnell, with 48 from 46 balls, needs to hit three runs off the last ball, but gets run out trying for the second.

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