Blasts from the past: Tough post-isolation lessons for SA


Blasts from the past: Tough post-isolation lessons for SA


Today in SA sports history: November 12

1991 — SA’s cricketers learn how tough it is back in international competition as they lose their first-ever ODI series. India won the second contest of the three-match series by 38 runs for an unassailable 2-0 lead. SA skipper Clive Rice won the toss in Gwalior and put India in to bat first. The hosts scored 223/6 in their 45 overs with openers Kris Srikkanth and Navjot Sidhu making 68 and 61 respectively, and No 3 Sanjay Manjrekar making an unbeaten 52. Kepler Wessels (71) and Mandy Yachad (31) kept SA in the game, but in the end the visitors were restricted to 185/8 in their 45 overs.

1995 — The Springboks play Italy for the first time, with the world champions emerging victorious 40-21 in Rome. Captain Francois Pienaar, making a rare appearance at eighthman, scored his third and final try for SA...

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