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Blast from the past: Bangladesh bowl over wilting Proteas for first time

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Today in SA sports history: April 7

1932 — SA’s premier heavyweight boxer, Don McCorkindale, takes on future world champion Primo Carnera of Italy at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Carnera won on points over 10 rounds and the following year stunned the world when he knocked out Jack Sharkey for the world crown. McCorkindale was SA’s only world-ranked heavyweight until Kallie Knoetze and Gerrie Coetzee in the 1970s.

1980 — Brakpan-born Desire Wilson becomes the first woman to win a Formula One race when she finishes first in the Aurora British national F1 championship, a non-world championship event. Starting second on the grid, she took the lead at the start and stayed in front for the rest of the 40-lap race at Brands Hatch to win by more than 16 seconds...

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