Blasts from the past: Ag no, do we need reminding of this?

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Blasts from the past: Ag no, do we need reminding of this?

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Today in SA sports history: March 22
1992 — SA’s cricketers get their first taste of World Cup heartbreak. Facing England in a semifinal in a day-night encounter in Sydney, SA won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe-born Graeme Hick struck 83 from 90 balls to lead England to 252/6 in a rain-shortened 45 overs. Andrew Hudson (46) and Adrian Kuiper (36) kept SA in the hunt until Brian McMillan (21 not out) and Dave Richardson (13 not out) came together at the crease. Needing 22 runs from 14 balls, the rain came down for 12 minutes, and when play resumed, the target was first revised to 22 runs from seven balls, and then again to 22 runs off one ball.
1997 — Two SA boxers face off for a world title for the first time. Cassius Baloyi, holder of the marginal WBU junior-featherweight title, took on Anton Gilmore at the Wembley indoor stadium, winning a controversial points decision. Gilmore was the busier and more aggressive of the two fighters, but Baloyi landed more telling blows. Baloyi, making the first defence of the belt, experienced leg cramps in the fight and at one stage wanted to quit between rounds, but his trainer, Nick Durandt, forced him back into the ring.

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