Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:00
Do you know who became the first victim of the third umpire? Read more and find out.
The age-old rivalry between South Africa and India will reach new heights in the first Test match of 2018 which is scheduled to take place on Friday 5 January on SS2/DStv Now at 10:00.
Deep history exists between the two cricket loving nations, which dates as far back as the 1992/93 season which was the first time the two sides met in the Test arena.
We went back in time and unearthed five facts from the first-ever Test match that took place in Durban between the Proteas and India during the 1992/93 season.
First of many
The Proteas were playing their first Test since 1970. South Africa had been banned from international cricket as a result of the apartheid era.
First player of colour
Omar Henry was not only the first black player to represent South Africa in Test cricket, he was also the oldest debutant to play for the Proteas at 40 years and 295 days.
The third umpire strikes
India’s most revered cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar was the first Test player to be dismissed via TV replay. Karl Liebenberg was the umpire responsible for the historic decision.
Jimmy Cook who only played three Tests for the Proteas also made history by being the first South African player to be dismissed for a duck on debut. Kapil Dev was the bowler who took the wicket off Jimmy.
The man of the match goes to Pravin Amre
Pravin Amre’s defiant first innings of 103 runs from 298 balls earned him the man of the match award. Alongside Jimmy Cook, Jonty Rhodes, Brian McMillian, Omar Henry, and Brett Schultz, Amre was making his Test debut.
Catch the first Test between the Proteas on Friday 5 January on SS2/DStv now at 10:00 live on World of Champions.