England clinch historic series win in South Africa

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Triumph for Cook's men.

England won their first series against South Africa in 11 years after fast bowler Stuart Broad’s devastating 6-17 helped dismiss the hosts for 83 in 33.1 overs to set up victory in the third Test in Johannesburg on this day last year.

England had taken a slender 10-run first innings lead and Broad’s quick wickets at the start of South Africa’s second innings set the visiting batsmen an easy target of 74.

England took a winning 2-0 series lead, wrapping up the game with two days to spare. It was South Africa’s second two-digit total in three months. To make matters worse for the Proteas, they lost their No1 Test ranking to India following the defeat.

Here’s some more memorable moments on this day:

1982: Ivan Lendl tanks a match, losing intentionally to Jimmy Connors at the Volvo Masters because it was late and he didn’t want to face Bjorn Borg the next day unrested.

2007: The NFL announces London will host a regular-season game – the first competitive game to be staged outside North America.

2013: Bayern Munich confirm Pep Guardiola will become their new coach from the start of the 2013/14 season, replacing Jupp Heynckes.

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Happy Birthday: Bruguera, Zabaleta, Moravcova

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These sporting stars are celebrating.

Spanish tennis may have been soaring since the turn of the century but there is one man who can be credited for its resurgence during the 1990s: Sergi Bruguera.

The Catalonian, who turns 46, is a two-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic silver medallist. He peaked at No3 in the world rankings in August 1994 and made the French Open final three times, taking home the trophy twice.

His first Roland Garros crown came in 1993, where he beat Jim Courier in a five-set final.

Bruguera defended his Paris title in 1994, defeating Alberto Berasategui in the Philippe-Chatrier Court.

In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Bruguera won the silver medal in singles, falling to American Andre Agassi. He finished his career with 14 singles titles.

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Here are the other sport starts born on this day:

1948: Cliff Thorburn, Canadian ex-snooker player, who won the World Championship in 1980 (69).

1976: Martina Moravcova, Slovak former swimmer, who won two silver medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympics (41).

1985: Joe Flacco, American football player, who is the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens (32).

1985: Pablo Zabaleta, Argentinian international footballer who plays as a right back for Manchester City (32).

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WATCH: Adidas Originals' EQT Series

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