On this day in 1992: South Africa win first ODI at home

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Hansie Cronje starred for South Africa.

South Africa recently enjoyed a clean sweep in the one-day format against Australia and on this day 14 years ago, it was all smiles for the Proteas in their first ODI at home.

India were the opponents in Cape Town with Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble all featuring. But the tourists were bowled out for 184 in 49 overs with the late Hansie Cronje the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-32.

The hosts made it difficult for themselves in the run-chase but reached their target with six wickets in hand in the last over.

The match saw Kepler Wessels, who scored 43, become the first man to be given out by the video umpire in an ODI match.

More memorable events on this day:

1939: MLB legend Lou Gehrig is elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

1978: New York Islanders’ Mike Bossy scores his first hat-trick of his NHL career

1980: Ivan Lendl wins all his matches as Czechoslovakia clinch the Davis Cup, courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Italy in Prague.

2015: Hosts India beat South Africa by 337 runs in Delhi to seal the Test series 3-0.

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Happy Birthday: Terry, Donald, Martinez

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He might have lost his place in the Chelsea starting 11 but John Terry is certainly one of the best defenders the club has ever had.

Celebrating his 36th birthday today, serving the team since 1998, Terry boasts all the skills required of a defender – strong, tenacious, aggressive tackling, positioning, leadership and his ability to read the game.

That has translated on the pitch, becoming their most successful captain, leading the west London side to four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one UEFA Champions League crown.

To date, he’s scored 40 goals, making him the club’s top-scoring defender and is one of five players to have made more than 500 club appearances.

He donned the England jersey 78 times and went on to captain his nation before retiring from international duty in 2012.

More sport star birthdays on this day:

1965: Colin Hendry, former Scottish defender, who played for Bolton, Blackburn and Rangers (51).

1967: Tino Martinez, former baseball player and four-time World Series champion (49).

1977: Luke Donald, English golfer and former world number one. Won 16 professional titles (39).

1990: Urszula Radwanska , Polish tennis player and sister of Agnieszka (26).

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On this day in 2015: Neil Robertson wins UK Championship

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Neil Robertson

There was every reason for Neil Robertson to be smiling on this day 12 months ago. The Australian not only became the first player to make a maximum 147 break in a UK Championship final but ended the encounter as champion, beating Liang Wenbo 10-5.

Roberton’s highlight came in the sixth frame for a perfect break and third 147 of his career. He went into the interval with a 5-3 advantage and although Wenbo held firm, Robertson won three in a row to take the title.

The victory in York, England was his 11th crown of his career and the second time he tasted success in this tournament. “In the end, it was about digging in and nicking frames,” said Robertson.

Other memorable moments on this day in history.

1925: A record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7.

1992: San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice takes NFL record for 101st touchdown.

2005: Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes announces her retirement from athletics.

2008: Carl Froch wins the vacant WBC super-middleweight title with a unanimous points victory over Canadian Jean Pascal in Nottingham.

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