South Africa played World Cup for the first time in 1992 after the ban due to racism
South Africa reached the semi-finals by defeating West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and India
Khed's desk South Africa played World Cup for the first time in 1992 after the ban due to racialism. The team started well. In the first match, South Africa defeated mighty Australia by nine wickets. After this, defeated the West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and India too. In the semi-finals, there was a Africa match against England.
England batted first in the match The match was 45 overs due to rain. Graeme Hick scored 83 runs in 90 balls with a score of 252 for six wickets in 45 overs. In that era, it was considered wining total. The batsmen of Africa played small but useful innings and brought the team back in the match.
Before rain was required 22 runs off 13 balls
Opener Andrew Hudson made 46 runs off 52 balls to give the team a good start. After that, Adrian Cooper scored 36, Hansie Cronje scored 24 and Jonty Rhodes scored 43 off 38 balls. Brian McMillan (21 *) and David Richardson (13) also added 26 * runs. The score of Africa was 231 for 6 in 42.5 overs. Brian and Richardson were on the wicket. The team needed 22 runs off 13 balls to win. Then there was a strong rain once again.
Scoreboard also made a mistake and showed the target of 22 runs in 1 ball
After a while the rain stopped, the revised target was placed in front of South Africa, which was surprised by the opposition's team. Before the match stops, Africa needed 22 runs from 13 balls, then they were given the target of 21 runs in 1 ball when the match started. On that also the scoreboard made a mistake and showed the target of 22 runs in 1 ball. All were surprised by the mathematics of the new targets. After all, it was a run of the ball and Africa lost by 19 runs and unfortunately left the World Cup. Only after this did the ICC prepare the Duckworth-Lewis system.