Blasts from the past: 13-year record cracked by Jobodwana

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Blasts from the past: 13-year record cracked by Jobodwana

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Today in SA sports history: May 16
2001 — The West Indies beat a lacklustre SA by six wickets in the final ODI at Kingstown, but the visitors still win the series 5-2. It was the second Proteas tour there, and their first series victory. SA would beat the West Indies in their next 11 contests in the Caribbean, and would lose there again only in 2016.
 2010 — Katlego Mphela scores twice in the space of three minutes as Bafana Bafana whallop Thailand 4-0 in a World Cup warm-up match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit. Siphiwe Tshabalala and  Bernard Parker scored the other two goals. The margin of victory equalled the team’s biggest winning gap, against Chad from 2007. It would later emerge, however, that this was the first of five Bafana matches leading up to the World Cup that was influenced by convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.
2015 — Anaso Jobodwana breaks Morne Nagel’s long-standing 200m SA record when he clocks 20.06 at the Cayman Invitational in George Town. Nagel’s 20.11 had stood untouched for 13 years, but in 2015 it would be surpassed four times, three times by Jobodwana and once by Wayde van Niekerk.

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