England clinch historic series win in South Africa

It was a year ago when England's cricketers registered a long-awaited win against their South African counterparts, ending eleven years without success.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
16th January 2017

article:16th January 2017

Triumph for Cook's men.
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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