Blasts from the past: Pringle and Snell skittle Windies
Today in sports history: March 5
1992 — South Africa, recently back from international isolation, take on the mighty West Indies for the first time, facing off in a World Cup match in Christchurch, New Zealand. Having lost to New Zealand and Sri Lanka in their previous two outings, they were not expected to beat a side brimming with legends like Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Carl Hooper, Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose and a young Brian Lara. South Africa were put into bat first and Peter Kirsten scored 56 to steer the team to 200/8. Then the South African bowlers turned West Indian as they dismissed their opponents for 136. Meyrick Pringle took 4/11 and Allan Donald 1/13 and Richard Snell 2/16.
2005 — Jacques Freitag, the reigning world high-jump champion, improves the South African record to 2.38m in Oudtshoorn.