Blast from the past: Sinclair runs in a first for SA against Oz


Blast from the past: Sinclair runs in a first for SA against Oz

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Today in SA sports history: October 21

1902 — SA’s cricket team is bowled out for 85 as they crash to a 159-run defeat to Australia in the second Test at Johannesburg’s Old Wanderers. The hosts had held the advantage after the first innings, with Charlie Lewellyn taking five wickets as the tourists were bowled out for 175 and Jimmy Sinclair becoming the first South African to score a century against Australia, making 101. SA were all out for 240. The Aussies scored 309 in their second innings, with Llewellyn taking another five wickets to finish the match with 10/116. The win gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.

1989 — Siza Makhathini is stopped in the 11th round by Glenn McCrory in his bid to win the IBF cruiserweight title in Middlesbrough in the UK. Makhathini had never won an SA title, lifting the vacant Transvaal provincial heavyweight belt by outpointing Freddie Rafferty...

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