Blasts from the past: Aussies grind SA in timeless Test
Today in SA sports history: December 9
1910 — SA’s cricket team begin their first-ever away Test against Australia, a supposedly timeless affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground that eventually lasted six days, with one rest day and a second day with no play possible. By the end of the first day, the hosts, who won the toss and elected to bat first, were 494/6. Skipper Clem Hill, batting at three, struck 191 and opener Warren Bardsley 132 on the first day.
1995 — Frans Botha becomes SA’s first world heavyweight champion when he outpoints Axel Schulz for the vacant IBF title in Stuttgart. But his victory is shortlived after he tests positive for steroids and is stripped of the title...