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Blast from the past: SA back with a bang as they thrash World Cup hosts

Today in SA sports history: February 26

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Today in SA sports history: February 26

1992 — SA’s cricket team makes its World Cup debut in the opening game of the competition, against hosts Australia in Sydney. With Allan Donald, Richard Snell, Brian McMillan and Adrian Kuiper bowling economically, SA limited Australia to 170/9. Skipper Kepler Wessels (81 not out from 148 balls), Andrew Hudson (28 off 52) and Peter Kirsten (49 not out from 88 balls) steered SA home with three overs and one delivery remaining.

2005 — Katlego Mphela marks his international debut with two goals as Bafana Bafana beat Seychelles 3-0 in a rain-drenched Cosafa Cup group match in Curepipe, Mauritius. Mphela struck in the 12th and 16th minutes before Lerato Chabangu netted in the 44th minute. A huge deluge turned the field into a swimming pool and the game was eventually halted in the 64th minute...

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