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Blast from the past: Doug Watson stars in golden sweep


Blast from the past: Doug Watson stars in golden sweep

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: March 6

1950 — SA suffer their heaviest cricket test defeat, losing by innings and 259 runs to Australia in Port Elizabeth. The match was scheduled for four days, but was over in three. Three Australians scored centuries in their total of 549/7 declared. The South Africans were bowled out for 158 and 132. Only skipper Dudley Nourse managed a half-century, making 55 in the second innings. That remained SA’s worst losing margin until 2002.

1953 — SA’s cricketers begin their first test against New Zealand in Wellington. SA go on to win by an innings and 180 runs in four days. Opener Jackie McGlew top-scored with an unbeaten 255 in SA’s 524/8 declared. New Zealand were bowled out for identical totals of 172 and 172. John Watkins, Hugh Tayfield and Anton Murray each took five wickets...

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