Blasts from the past: Twickers not kind to SA on 1992 return

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Blasts from the past: Twickers not kind to SA on 1992 return

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Today in SA sports history: November 14

1991 — SA’s cricketers win their first-ever official ODI. The three-match series in India was already lost, but they romped to an eight-wicket victory in the final third match in Delhi. Boosted by centuries from skipper Ravi Shastri (109) and Sanjay Manjrekar (105), as well as 53 by Kris Srikkanth, India posted 287/4 in 50 overs. None of the South Africans made triple figures, but Kepler Wessels (90), Peter Kirsten (86 not out) and Adrian Kuiper (63 not out) got the visitors home with 20 balls to spare.

1992 — Brett Schultz takes SA’s first Test wicket on home soil in 22 years and eight months as he has India’s opener Ajay Jadeja (3) caught by Brian McMillan on the second day of the first Test in Durban. McMillan struck four runs later when he trapped Sanjay Manjrekar (0) leg before wicket. Meyrick Pringle was next. Allan Donald would get in on the action only the next day, as would spinner Omar Henry. The match ended in a draw...

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