Blast from the past: Birkett and Nzimande romp to Dusi victory

Today in SA sport history: February 29

28 February 2024 - 20:33

1992 — South Africa’s cricketers come down to earth with a bump at their maiden World Cup when they are comprehensively beaten by New Zealand in Auckland, in their second game of the tournament. South Africa were on a high after beating co-hosts Australia, also the defending champions, in the opening match of the tournament. Batting first in the second match, SA scored 190/7, but the Kiwis, spearheaded by Mike Greatbatch, raced to victory in the 35th over. Both teams went on to make the semifinals...

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