Blasts from the past: Malinga is world champ


Blasts from the past: Malinga is world champ


Today in SA sports history: November 27

1982 — Kepler Wessels scores a century on his Test debut, playing for Australia in the Ashes series against England. Picked for the second Test in Brisbane, Wessels finished the second day unbeaten on 105, and went on to post 162 as Australia built up a first-innings lead of 122. Playing for England was another SA-born player, Allan Lamb, who top-scored for his side in the first innings with 72. Wessels ended up as player of the match, which Australia won by seven wickets.

1998 — Thulani “Sugar Boy” Malinga becomes a world champion for the third time when he stops Peter Madsen of Denmark in the eighth round to lift the marginal WBF super-middleweight title. Malinga was allowed to fight in Denmark despite being advised to quit after “failing” a brain scan at home...

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