Blasts from the past: White Lightning blitzes 300th stick
Today in SA sports history: November 19
2000 — Fast bowler Allan Donald becomes the first South African to take 300 test wickets when he traps Shayne O’Connor leg before on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in his home city of Bloemfontein. Donald took six wickets in the match, which SA won by five wickets. It took him 63 tests to reach the milestone, the same as Australian spinner Shane Warne and nearly two decades later it remains the second-fastest by a South African, after Dale Steyn.
2002 — Bafana Bafana play to a 1-1 draw against Senegal in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Ellis Park, but then get drilled 1-4 on penalties. Shaun Bartlett gave SA the lead in the second half, but Mamadou Niang equalised quickly. Lesley Manyathela scored SA’s only penalty in the shootout, with Sibusiso Zuma and Lucky Maselesele missing their shots.
2003 — Reduced to nine men, Bafana Bafana are beaten 0-2 by Tunisia in a friendly in Tunis. Defenders Saul Molapo and Tony Coyle were sent off within seven minutes of each other.
2008 — Bernard Parker scores in the 82nd minute to give Bafana Bafana a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cameroon in a friendly in Rustenburg. Teko Modise had netted the first two goals for SA before the visitors struck back through Ngom Kome and Tehoi Somen levelled matters before half time.
2011 — Frans Botha takes on American Michael Grant for the WBF's marginal vacant heavyweight title at Monte Casino in Johannesburg. Both were second-round knockout victims of former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis, and they threatened to go the distance against each other until Grant stopped Botha in the final 12th round.
2014 — Striker Tokelo Rantie scores twice as Bafana Bafana take a 2-0 lead over Nigeria in an African Nations Cup qualifier at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo, but SA had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the end. Super Eagles substitute Aluko Omatsone scored both goals for the home side, netting the equaliser in stoppage time.
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