Blasts from the past: Khumalo hat trick as sub shocks Chiefs
Today in SA sports history: April 4
1899 — SA’s cricketers complete their final Test of the 19th century, losing to England by 210 runs in Cape Town. Remarkably, SA had a first-innings advantage after bowling out the visitors for 92 and responding with 177, Jimmy Sinclair scoring 106. But England hit back with 330 in the second innings and then bowled out SA for 35 in the 23rd over. Opener Albert Powell was the only SA batsman to reach double figures, making 11. England used only two bowlers, with Schofield Haigh taking 6/11 and Albert Trott 4/19. By this stage, SA had played eight Tests – all of them against England and all at home – and they lost every one. 1981 — Henry Khumalo comes on as a substitute and scores three second-half goals to lead Orlando Pirates to an unlikely Champion of Champions final victory over Kaizer Chiefs at Orlando Stadium. Chiefs had won the first leg of the final in East London 1-0, and a minute after halftime Peter Mokotedi scored to put them 2-0 up on aggregate. Then came Khumalo’s miraculous feat, with his third goal coming in the 90th minute through a penalty after a handball offence.
1994 — Andrew Hudson (63) and Jonty Rhodes (66) lead SA to 227/6 in the sixth ODI against Australia in Port Elizabeth. Four bowlers – Fanie de Villiers, Craig Matthews, Eric Simons and Tim Shaw – took two wickets apiece as they bowled out the visitors for 201 at the start of the 50th over. The win gave SA a 4-2 lead in the eight-match series.
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