Blasts from the past: Heavy rumbles in the ’30s by our Don
Today in SA sports history: January 28
1932 — Don McCorkindale fights to a 15-round draw against Larry Gains for the British Empire heavyweight crown at the Royal Albert Hall in London. McCorkindale fought Gains, a Canadian, twice more, both at the same venue. Gains won the first rematch, also for the title, some two months later, but the South African won the third, a non-title bout, the following year. McCorkindale was SA’s only world-ranked heavyweight until the 1970s.
2015 — Hashim Amla hits his 19th ODI century as the Proteas thump the West Indies by 131 runs in the fifth match of the series at Centurion. Amla struck 133 from 105 and man of the match Rilee Rossouw made 132 off 98 deliveries to lead SA to 361/5 in their 50 overs. Marlon Samuels (50) top-scored for the visitors in their 230 all out. SA won the the series 4-1 and Amla was named man of the series.
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