Twenty years ago on January 18 2000, England beat SA in a truncated two-day Test at SuperSport Park. It was a match in which Hansie Cronje, the captain of SA, persuaded Nasser Hussain, the captain of England, to engineer a run chase on the final day of a contest that had lost the three middle days to rain.

A generous declaration and the forfeit of two innings followed. England won by two wickets having chased down 248. When Cronje agreed to such a low chase, Hussain felt it was too good to be true.

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