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Blast from the past: Bacher’s boys bash Aussies before ban


Blast from the past: Bacher’s boys bash Aussies before ban

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: March 10

1970 — SA’s cricketers play their last day of test match cricket before being forced into international isolation of 22 years. Playing in Port Elizabeth SA, captained by Ali Bacher, hammer Bill Lawry’s Australians by 323 runs for a 4-0 series whitewash. Chasing 570 runs for victory, the Aussies were bowled out for 246, with Mike Procter taking 6/73. Opener Barry Richards scored 81 and 126 in his two innings.   

1992 — Welcome Ncita wins the IBF junior-featherweight title when he beats champion Fabrice Benichou in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ncita, SA’s eighth world champion and promoter Rodney Berman’s first made-from-scratch world champion, goes on to make six successful defences...

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