Blast from the past: Ambrose and Walsh spark SA collapse

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Blast from the past: Ambrose and Walsh spark SA collapse

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Today in SA sports history: April 23
1992 — SA's cricketers are on the verge of what seems to be an historic victory over the West Indies in Bridgetown in their first five-dayer since readmission. Kepler Wessels and Peter Kirsten resumed with SA on 122/2 and needing just 79 runs more for victory on the final day. Wessels was on 74 and Kirsten 36. But then disaster, in the form of Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, struck. Walsh dismissed Wessels for the addition of one more run. Kirsten reached his half century before being bowled by Walsh, but the rest of SA’s batsmen contributed just eight runs as they collapsed to 148 all out. The last seven wickets fell for 25 runs. Walsh finished with 4/31 and Ambrose 6/34.

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