Blast from the past: Australia win the Waugh against Proteas at Newlands
Today in SA sports history: April 6
1980 — Harold Volbrecht challenges hard-hitting WBA welterweight champion Pipino Cuevas of Mexico in Houston. After four rounds the South African led on the scorecards of two judges, but in the fifth he got nailed by Cuevas’s left hook and went down for the count. Volbrecht said afterwards he thought he heard the referee shouting break, so he made the mistake of stepping back with his guard down. Volbrecht lost a second title shot seven years later.
1994 — SA’s cricketers succumb tamely to Australia in the seventh ODI at Newlands, losing by 36 runs. The visitors, spearheaded by Mark Waugh’s 71, scored 242/6 in their 50 overs, and then restricted the hosts to 206/5. Opener Andrew Hudson, with 62 from 92 deliveries, was the only SA batsmen to get past the thirties. Shane Warne (3/31) and Paul Reiffel (1/18) helped bog the SA batsmen down. SA led the eight-match series 4-3...
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