Blast from the past: SA get the Windies in their sails


Blast from the past: SA get the Windies in their sails


Today in SA sports history: March 5

1992 — SA, recently back from international isolation, take on the mighty West Indies for the first time, facing off in a World Cup match in Christchurch, New Zealand. Having lost to New Zealand and Sri Lanka in their previous two outings, expectations were not overly high against a side brimming with legends including Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Carl Hooper, Malcolm Marshall, Curtly Ambrose and a young Brian Lara. SA were put into bat first and Peter Kirsten scored 56 to steer SA to 200/8. Then the SA bowlers turned West Indian as they dismissed their opponents for 136. Meyrick Pringle took 4/11 and Allan Donald 1/13 and Richard Snell 2/16.

2005 — Jacques Freitag, the reigning world high-jump champion, improves the SA record to 2.38m in Oudtshoorn...

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