Blast from the past: Brave Bavuma bats his way into history books

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Blast from the past: Brave Bavuma bats his way into history books

Today in SA sports history: January 5

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Today in SA sports history: January 5

1910 — Bowler Bert Vogler equals the SA record of 12 wickets in a Test match as his team beats England by 19 runs in the first Test in Johannesburg. Vogler, who bowled fast deliveries and spin, matched the mark set by Tip Snooke four years earlier. Their dozen stood untouched until Hugh Tayfield took 13 in 1952 and again 1957. Makhaya Ntini and Kagiso Rabada have since joined the 13 club.

1952 — Legendary eighthman Hennie “Windhond” Muller kicks a conversion and a penalty to give the Springboks an 8-3 win over England at Twickenham. The captain’s kicking proved the difference between the two teams, which each side scoring a try. Scrumhalf Fonnie du Toit dotted down for SA in the first half...

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