SA cel­e­brate his­toric ODI win

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for the ag­ing in­fra­struc­ture to be re­fur­bished. He said the strength to reach­ing this far was the Townsend com­mu­nity’s com­mit­ment to mo­bilise re­sources to en­sure the school con­tin­ues to “Blos­som For­ever.” He high­lighted the com­mit­tee’s suc­cesses which are: The ren­o­va­tion of the school hall The re­pair of leak­ing roofs at the Home Eco­nomics and English blocks Re­pairs of more than 500 chairs The tiling of the school ad­min­is­tra­tion block and Home Eco­nomics block In­stal­la­tion of so­lar gey­sers as a mea­sure of re­duc­ing elec­tric­ity charges. Drilling of a bore­hole to sus­tain the swim­ming pool Re-wiring and replacement of fire ex­tin­guish­ers. Other de­vel­op­ments lined up are buy­ing an­other big bus and ren­o­vat­ing sports fa­cil­i­ties. Mh­langa called on par­ents to come to the party by pay­ing their dues to the school to en­able ser­vice de­liv­ery. SOUTH Africa con­demned Aus­tralia to their first 5-0 one-day in­ter­na­tional se­ries white­wash with a 31-run vic­tory in the fi­nal match in Cape Town.

Man of the Se­ries Rilee Ros­souw hit 122 from 118 balls in a 178-run part­ner­ship with JP Du­miny to help the Proteas to a com­mand­ing 327-8 at New­lands.

Aus­tralia’s David Warner struck a bril­liant 173 from 136 balls as the vis­i­tors were dis­missed for 296.

Aus­tralia last ODI white­wash was a 4-0 loss to Eng­land in 2012. They had never lost a five-match se­ries to nil. South Africa had been strug­gling at 52-3 when Ros­souw and Du­miny came to­gether and took ad­van­tage of the vis­i­tors’ in­ex­pe­ri­enced bowl­ing at­tack to score freely.

Du­miny was bowled by Joe Men­nie for 73, while Ros­souw — hav­ing reached his cen­tury off 100 balls — even­tu­ally fell with five overs to go.

David Miller then mar­shalled the tail to take 46 off the fi­nal five overs and set Aus­tralia an im­pos­ing tar­get.

The high­est suc­cess­ful ODI chase at the ground is 258, but opener Warner’s mag­nif­i­cent ef­fort brought an im­prob­a­ble vic­tory within reach.

Lack­ing mean­ing­ful sup­port, the 29-year-old held his side to­gether as wick­ets fell around him — hit­ting 24 fours in his in­nings — be­fore be­ing run out in the 48th over at­tempt­ing a sec­ond run to Im­ran Tahir.

“I thought he was out­stand­ing,” Aus­tralia cap­tain Steve Smith said of Warner. “The rest of us just didn’t stand up. This has been a tough se­ries. We have been out­played.”— BBC.

The Bri­tish Boxing Board of Con­trol have sus­pended Tyson Fury’s boxing li­cence af­ter he vol­un­tar­ily va­cated his WBO and WBA world ti­tles on Wed­nes­day night. The trou­bled boxer re­cently with­drew from a re­match with Wladimir Klitschko for the sec­ond time af­ter be­ing de­clared ‘med­i­cally un­fit’ and courted more con­tro­versy a fort­night ago af­ter it was re­ported he had tested pos­i­tive for co­caine.

Townsend High School’s star ath­lete, Yvonne Van­hu­vaone

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