Blast from the past: Donald rips through England
Today in SA sports history: January 2
1932 — Lock Ferdie Bergh scores the only try of the match as the Springboks beat England 7-0 at Twickenham. Fullback Gerry Brand landed a drop goal.
2000 — Fast bowler Allan Donald rips through England’s top order on the first day of the fourth Test as the tourists are bowled out for 258. Donald took 5/47 as he dismissed four of the top five batsmen as well as nightwatchman Andy Caddick to help set up SA’s victory by an innings and 37 runs for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
2003 — Opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs scores a career best 228 off 240 balls on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan. The Proteas went on to win the match by an innings and 142 runs. Gibbs’s total is also the highest by an SA batsman at Newlands.
2013 — Dale Steyn bags his 300th Test wicket when he bowls New Zealand’s Doug Bracewell on the first day of the first test at Newlands. He is one of five SA bowlers to reach the milestone, but he is the quickest, getting there in his 61st match. Allan Donald took 63 games, Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini 74 each, and Morne Morkel 85.