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

Sport360 staff 09:45 07/12/2016
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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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