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Blast from the past: Proteas snap five-match losing streak ...

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Blast from the past: Proteas snap five-match losing streak against Aussies

Today in SA sports history: March 18

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Today in SA sports history: March 18

2002 — The Proteas, having had the stuffing knocked out of them for five straight Tests against Australia, three away and two at home, bounce back spectacularly to beat their rivals by five wickets in the final contest in Durban. Trailing by 148 runs after the first innings, SA bowled out the visitors for 186 and then chased down the 335-run target on the fourth day, with Herschelle Gibbs scoring 104, Gary Kirsten 64 and Jacques Kallis 61.

2015 — SA’s cricketers finally win a knockout match at a World Cup tournament, their seventh. They face Sri Lanka in a quarterfinal and hammer them by nine wickets, rolling them over for 133 in 38 overs with Imran Tahir taking 4/26 and JP Duminy 3/29. Quinton de Kock (78 not out) spearheads the chase as SA hunt down the target with 192 balls remaining...

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