Blast from the past: Steyn power as Proteas blow away Windies

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Blast from the past: Steyn power as Proteas blow away Windies

Today in SA sports history: January 12

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1985 — Marlene Boschoff wins the first women’s K1 crown at the Dusi canoe marathon, with the fairer sex finally allowed to compete on their own as long as they had male paddlers accompanying them on the water. John Edmonds, 24, won the first of his four men’s titles, beating 11-time winner Graeme Pope-Ellis into second.

1999 — Alfie Cox on a KTM wins the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally, a 539km trek from Timbuktu to Néma in Mauritania, which he completed in 6hr 04min 56sec, a mere three minutes and 16 seconds in front of Finn Kari Tiainen. It was his second stage win of the trans-African odyssey, in which he finished third overall in the motorcycle category.

2008 — The Proteas trounce the West Indies by an innings and 100 runs in the third Test in Durban to wrap up the series 2-1. Dale Steyn took six wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 317 on the third day in their second innings in which Marlon Samuels scored 105.  ..

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