Blast from the past: Luck of a draw for Bafana against France
2000 — Bafana Bafana draw 0-0 with world champions France in a Nelson Mandela Challenge match at Ellis Park. The visitors were unlucky not to win. The linesman who ruled Nicholas Anelka’s goal to be legitimate was overruled by referee Jelas Morale.
2001 — Shaun Pollock takes a miserly 2/19 as the Proteas restrict Kenya to 159/7 before beating them by seven wickets in a triangular tournament ODI at Willowmoore Park in Benoni. Jacques Kallis scored 54.
2003 — Jacques Kallis hits 62 and Graeme Smith 51 as the Proteas beat Pakistan by 13 runs on Duckworth/Lewis in Faisalabad. The home side, who had scored 243/8, bowled too slowly and as a result bad light was offered to the batting team after 45 overs. SA, on 221/6, were well ahead of the required 209. The win reduced SA’s deficit in the five-match series to 1-2...
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