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Blast from the past: Gilchrist leads onslaught as Aussies thrash SA

Today in SA sports history: February 24

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Today in SA sports history: February 24

1996 — Gary Murray stops American Larry La Cousiere in the sixth round in Cape Town to retain his marginal WBU welterweight title for the second time.

2002 — SA’s cricketers suffer their heaviest Test defeat to date, losing by an innings and 360 runs to Australia at the Wanderers. Wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hammered 204 runs off 213 balls — the fastest double ton in the world at the time — and Matthew Hayden and Damien Martyn each made a hundred as Australia posted 652/7 declared. Then they bowled out the Proteas, captained by wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, for 159 and 133. The match, scheduled for five days, was over in three...

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