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Blast from the past: Perfect 10 for Ntini as Proteas crush Kiwis


Blast from the past: Perfect 10 for Ntini as Proteas crush Kiwis

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1980 — Gerrie Coetzee takes on American Mike Koranicki, who is riding high after stopping Kallie Knoetze — Coetzee’s main local rival — a few months earlier. But Coetzee, coming off his points loss to John Tate for the vacant WBA title at Loftus Versfeld, brings him down to earth, knocking him out in the first round at the Rand Stadium.

1996 — The Proteas win the Sharjah Cup ODI triangular in the UAE, beating India by 38 runs in the final. Opener Gary Kirsten scored an unbeaten 115 and Pat Symcox, coming in as a pinch-hitter, hammered 61 from 49 balls to guide SA to 287/5. Sachin Tendulkar and captain Mohammad Azharuddin were among four Indian batsmen to get run out as their team ended on 249/9 off 50 overs. Pakistan was the third team in the tournament.

1998 — The Proteas trounce Sri Lanka by five wickets in an ODI triangular match in Bloemfontein after bowling them out for 105. Shaun Pollock took three wickets and Roger Telemachus and Jacques Kallis two each. Kallis top-scored with 39 in the reply, with SA reaching the target in the 27th over...

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