Blast from the past: Fanie shines in Sydney nailbiter

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Blast from the past: Fanie shines in Sydney nailbiter

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Today in SA sports history: January 6

1994 — SA bowlers Fanie de Villiers and Allan Donald destroy Australia’s batting line-up as the Proteas pull off a nailbiting five-run victory in the second test in Sydney. The home side, needing 117 for victory, resumed the final fifth day on 63/4 and Donald struck in the opening over as he bowled skipper Allan Border. Australia were struggling at 75/8, but Damien Martyn (6) and Craig McDermott (29 not out) gave them hope as they took their team to 110/8. But Donald and De Villiers had the final say, taking the last two scalps at the cost of just one run. De Villiers ended with figures of 6/43 and Donald 3/34. De Villiers, who took four wickets in the first innings, was man of the match. The victory gave SA a 1-0 lead in the series.

2012 — May Mahlangu wins his first international cap as a weakened Bafana play to a goalless draw in a friendly away to Equatorial Guinea, one of the co-hosts of the upcoming African Nations’ Cup tournament...

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