Blasts from the past: Proteas are slow starters under Kepler
Today in SA sports history: October 16
1994 — Pakistan beat the Proteas by eight wickets in the third match of the Wills Triangular Series, also featuring Australia, in Karachi. Captain Kepler Wessels top-scores with 33 runs from 66 balls as the South Africans stumble to 163/9. Inzamam-ul-Haq (51 not out) and skipper Saleem Malik (62 not out) eased the hosts to the target with 32 balls to spare. Eric Simons and Hansie Cronje took one wicket each. This was the fourth consecutive ODI defeat suffered by the Proteas.
2006 — New Zealand beat the Proteas by 87 runs in a Champions Trophy match in Mumbai. Captain Stephen Fleming struck 89 before the Kiwis were bowled out for 195, with Jacques Kallis taking three wickets and Robin Peterson two. But only three SA batsmen reached double figures – Graeme Smith 42, Justin Kemp an unbeaten 26 and Andrew Hall 13 – in a dismal innings that featured four ducks...
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