On this day in 1993, Jonty Rhodes scored his maiden Test century to seal a series win against Sri Lanka.
After a fine batting display from Sri Lanka setting a target of 365 with a minimum 115 overs left on the last day, South Africa looked in trouble losing six wickets for 138 runs. SA knew they would need something special to salvage something from the match. Rhodes defied the script and provided exactly that. After only scoring eight runs in his first innings, Rhodes took the fight to Sri Lanka scoring 14 fours and one six to reach his maiden Test century (101 off 107 balls) lasting till the end of play, supported by the tail.
This was a vital innings for South Africa as they managed to squeeze out a draw, which later helped them clinch a 1-0 series victory, winning the second Test and drawing the third.
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