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K.C. Wessels


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Kepler Wessels claimed a spot on the Lord's Honours Boards during South Africa's first match at the Home of Cricket since 1964.

The captain, who played 24 Tests for Australia prior to his return to his home nation, had won the toss and elected to bat in South Africa's return to English soil after the apartheid-inspired international sporting ban was rescinded.

After his side had lost the early wickets of Andrew Hudson and Hansie Cronje, Wessels - along with Gary Kirsten - began to steady the ship.

Despite Kirsten being dismissed for 72, Wessels still continued to show his leadership skills, hitting 105 off 217 balls in an innings that included 15 fours as South Africa went on to score 357 in the first innings.

Following a superb performance with the ball, South Africa sealed a comfortable victory winning 365 runs with Wessels being named man-of-the-match for his leadership skills and batting ability in a historic Test victory.