Blast from the past: Wilson drives the push to crowning glory


Blast from the past: Wilson drives the push to crowning glory

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: October 16

1976 — Desire Wilson becomes only the second woman to win a South African motorsport title, taking the Formula Ford crown in dramatic fashion in Cape Town. In the first heat, her car stopped 100m from the line, but she got out and started pushing. She fell twice as she heaved her machine over the line to finish the race. She failed to complete the second heat.

1994 — Pakistan beat the Proteas by eight wickets in the third match of the Wills Triangular Series, also featuring Australia, in Karachi. Captain Kepler Wessels top-scores with 33 runs from 66 balls as the South Africans stumble to 163/9. Inzamam-ul-Haq (51 not out) and skipper Saleem Malik (62 not out) eased the hosts to the target with 32 balls to spare. Eric Simons and Hansie Cronje took one wicket each. This was the fourth consecutive ODI defeat suffered by the Proteas...

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