Blasts from the past: At last, stalemate in the timeless Test

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Blasts from the past: At last, stalemate in the timeless Test

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Today in SA sports history: March 14
1939 — The one-off “timeless Test” between SA and England, which started on March 3, finally ends after 10 days. There was no play on the two Sundays it ran over. Both teams agreed to call it a draw in the end, although at the time England were 42 runs away from victory with five wickets standing. England won the series 1-0.
1990 — Brian Mitchell comfortably outpoints American Jackie Beard over 12 rounds in a rematch in Grosetto, Italy, to retain his WBA junior-lightweight crown. Their first bout had ended in a technical decision for the South African after the bout ended on a cut in the ninth round. It was Mitchell’s 10th title defence.

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