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Blast from the past: Bulls break Sharks’ hearts in Super Rugby ...


Blast from the past: Bulls break Sharks’ hearts in Super Rugby final

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1999 — Lance Klusener produces the first of several rescue acts for the Proteas at the World Cup, helping his team to victory over Sri Lanka in their second match of the tournament in Northampton. Klusener comes to the crease with SA in trouble on 115/7, but smashes an unbeaten 52 from 45 balls to get his team to 199/9. Klusener played a crucial role with the ball too, taking 3/21 alongside Jacques Kallis (3/26) and Shaun Pollock (2/10) as Sri Lanka crashed to 110 all out. 

2007 — With the Sharks leading the Bulls 19-13 and time all but gone, it seemed as if the hosts in Durban were about to win the first all-South African Super Rugby final. But the Bulls were given two lifelines by new Sharks star Francois Steyn — the first was missing a conversion and the second was not kicking for touch in the dying moments — and they attacked before Bryan Habana went over for a try in the 83rd minute that flyhalf Derick Hougaard converted to clinch a one-point victory.

2010 — Ryan McLaren takes five wickets as the Proteas beat the West Indies by 13 runs in the first T20 match in North Sound. Jacques Kallis scored 53 to lead SA to 136/7 before McLaren ripped through the home side, who were bowled out for 123. ..

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