THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1992: SA’s cricketers play their first Test after 22 years in isolation, taking on the West Indies in a one-off encounter at Bridgetown. Richard Snell took the first two Test wickets, dismissing openers Phil Simmons (35) and then Desmond Haynes (58) to help SA take the early ascendancy, but heartbreak was waiting down the line.
1992: Welcome Ncita makes the sixth defence of his
IBF junior-featherweight crown as he outpoints Jesus Salud in Treviolo, Italy. On the undercard, in an eightround fight between two future world champions, Vuyani Bungu lost on points to American Freddie Norwood. Ncita lost his belt in his next defence and Bungu won it two years later.
1994: Brian Lara hits 375 on the third day of the fifth Test against England in St John’s to beat the previous record of 365 not out set in 1958 by fellow West Indian Gary Sobers. Lara went on to improve the mark to 400 not out in 2004.
2003: Neil McKenzie hits 80 runs as the Proteas beat India by five wickets in an ODI triangular match in Dhaka. India were bowled out for 215, with Alan Dawson taking four wickets and Makhaya Ntini three.