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Blast from the past: Lara batters Proteas in Bloem with unbeaten ton

Today in SA sports history: February 23

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Today in SA sports history: February 23

1993 — Brian Lara scores his first century against SA, hitting an unbeaten 111 as the West Indies demolish the hosts by nine wickets in Bloemfontein. SA had beaten the West Indians in their two previous encounters in the Tri Series, also featuring Pakistan. The result meant that SA failed to reach the final. SA made 185/6 with Kepler Wessels  top-scoring with 49 and Daryll Cullinan chipping in with 40 from 66 deliveries. The West Indies won the game with 33 balls remaining.

2019 — Sri Lanka become the first subcontinent side to beat the Proteas in a Test series in SA when they race to victory by eight wickets on the third day of the final second five-dayer in Port Elizabeth. They won the series 2-0. Until then, only Australia and England had scored series triumphs here. The visitors, trailing SA by 68 runs on the first innings, bowled out the hosts for 128 in the second innings and then scored the required 197 runs in the 46th over...

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