Blast from the past: Donald amasses scalps in historic Harare ...


Blast from the past: Donald amasses scalps in historic Harare Test

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1902 — Left-hander Charlie Llewellyn takes 6/92 as SA bowl out Australia for 296 for a first-innings lead of 158 at the Old Wanderers in the first Test between these two nations. But the visitors scored well in their second innings to force a draw. This was the first time SA had not lost a match, having been beaten in their first eight tests, all against England, from 1889 to 1899. Making his debut for the hosts was England-born Dave Nourse, who scored 72 in the first innings.

1952 — Jake Tuli, newly crowned British Empire flyweight boxing champion, knocks out Yorkshireman Jimmy Pearce in the eighth round in Newcastle.

1995 — The Proteas play neighbours Zimbabwe in a test for the first time, squaring up in Harare. Speedster Allan Donald took eight wickets in Zimbabwe’s second innings to finish with 11 scalps for the match, which SA won by seven wickets in four days. Opening batsman Andrew Hudson scored the only century of the match, 135 runs in SA’s first innings...

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