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Blast from the past: It’s down to the wire for Proteas against Pakistan

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1993 — Dingaan Thobela loses the WBA lightweight crown he’d won a few months earlier in his first defence, being outpointed over 12 rounds by Russian Orzubek Nazarov in Johannesburg.

1998 — The Proteas smash Sri Lanka by 92 runs on Duckworth/Lewis in Dhaka to advance to the Champions Trophy final. Jacques Kallis scored an unbeaten 113 as SA posted 240/7 in 39 overs. The Sri Lankan batsmen never got going and were bundled out for 132 in the 24th over, with Steve Elworthy and Pat Symcox taking three wickets each.

1999 — The Springboks’s World Cup campaign ends in heartbreak as they lose a try-less semifinal to Australia 27-21 after extra time at Twickenham in the UK. SA flyhalf Jannie de Beer had slotted two penalties in the final minutes of regulation time for SA to draw the match 18-18. But two penalties and a drop by the Aussies to a single De Beer penalty condemned the Boks to the third-place playoff. Australia went on to win the title...

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