Blasts from the past: Kirsten klaps 87 to overtake India


Blasts from the past: Kirsten klaps 87 to overtake India

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: October 26
2001 — The Proteas beat India by six wickets in Durban to win the triangular limited overs tournament also featuring Kenya. Asked to bat first, India were bowled out for 183, with Rahul Dravid top-scoring with 77. Justin Kemp took three wickets for SA, with Shaun Pollock and Nantie Hayward two each. Opener Gary Kirsten spearheaded the reply, striking 87 as SA reached the target with 47 balls remaining.
2007 — The Proteas beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the fourth ODI in Multan to stay alive in the five-match series. Younis Khan made 82 as the hosts were restricted to 230/9. SA captain Graeme Smith hit 81 and Shaun Pollock, coming in as a pinch-hitter, smashed 90 from 84 balls as the visitors achieved victory in the 38th over.

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