Blasts from the past: Lance sticks his sabre into Pakistan


Blasts from the past: Lance sticks his sabre into Pakistan


Today in SA sports history: June 5
1999 — The Proteas get back to winning ways in the World Cup, beating Pakistan by three wickets in their Super Six match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Wicketkeeper Moin Khan top-scored with 63 from 56 balls to lift his team’s total to 220/7. The South Africans got off to a rocky start with Jacques Kallis steadying the innings with 54 from 98 deliveries. But it was man-of-the-match Lance Klusener, with an unbeaten 46 from 41 balls, and Shaun Pollock (30) who got SA over the line.
2010 — Bafana Bafana wrap up their World Cup preparations with a 1-0 victory over Denmark at the Lucas Maripe stadium in the Pretoria township of Atteridgeville. Midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane set up the winning goal in the 76th minute for Katlego Mphela to net. But it emerged later that this was one of five warm-up matches that had been influenced by an Asian betting ring.

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