Blast from the past: defeat before disaster for Hansie

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Blast from the past: defeat before disaster for Hansie

David Isaacson

Today in SA sports history: March 31

2000 — Hansie Cronje represents SA for the last time, top-scoring with 79 in a lost ODI cause as his team go down by 16 runs in a tri series final against Pakistan at Sharjah. Allegations of match-fixing against Cronje surfaced a few days later.

2009 — Bafana Bafana are beaten 0-2 by Portugal in a friendly in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bruno Alves and Edinho scored against SA, who were preparing to host the Confederations Cup later in the year...

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