Blasts from the past: Brian Lara smashes Proteas

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Blasts from the past: Brian Lara smashes Proteas

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On this day in sports history: February 23
1993 — Brian Lara scores his first century against South Africa, hitting an unbeaten 111 as the West Indies demolish the hosts by nine wickets in Bloemfontein. South Africa had defeated the West Indians in their two previous encounters in the Tri Series also featuring Pakistan. South Africa made 185/6 with Daryll Cullinan top-scoring with 45 from 66 deliveries. The West Indies won the game with 33 balls remaining. The result meant that South Africa failed to reach the final.

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