Benson & Hedges World Cup, 28th Match: England v South Africa at Melbourne, Mar 12, 1992
England won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (revised target)
Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (neutral venue)
12 March 1992 - day/night match (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels* c Smith b Hick 85 170 126 6 0 67.46
AC Hudson c & b Hick 79 132 115 7 0 68.69
PN Kirsten c Smith b DeFreitas 11 14 12 0 1 91.66
JN Rhodes run out (Illingworth/Hick/†Stewart) 18 25 23 0 0 78.26
AP Kuiper not out 15 17 12 1 0 125.00
WJ Cronje not out 13 14 15 0 0 86.66
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 4, nb 3) 15
  Total (4 wickets; 50 overs) 236 (4.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DR Pringle 9 2 34 0 3.77 (3nb, 2w)
  PAJ DeFreitas 10 1 41 1 4.10 (1w)
  IT Botham 8 0 37 0 4.62
  GC Small 2 0 14 0 7.00 (1w)
  RK Illingworth 10 0 43 0 4.30
  DA Reeve 2.4 0 15 0 5.62
  GA Hick 8.2 0 44 2 5.28
  England innings (target: 226 runs from 41 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AJ Stewart*† run out (Rhodes/Pringle) 77 122 88 7 0 87.50
IT Botham b McMillan 22 54 30 1 0 73.33
RA Smith c †Richardson b McMillan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
GA Hick c †Richardson b Snell 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
NH Fairbrother not out 75 133 83 6 0 90.36
DA Reeve c McMillan b Snell 10 29 15 0 0 66.66
CC Lewis run out (Rhodes/Donald) 33 29 22 4 0 150.00
DR Pringle c Kuiper b Snell 1 11 3 0 0 33.33
PAJ DeFreitas not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 6
  Total (7 wickets; 40.5 overs) 226 (5.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 9 1 43 0 4.77 (1nb)
  MW Pringle 8 0 44 0 5.50 (2nb, 1w)
  RP Snell 7.5 0 42 3 5.36
  BM McMillan 8 1 39 2 4.87
  AP Kuiper 4 0 32 0 8.00
  WJ Cronje 3 0 14 0 4.66
  PN Kirsten 1 0 9 0 9.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Points - England 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match - AJ Stewart (England)
Umpires - BL Aldridge (New Zealand) and DP Buultjens (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • World Cup Referee: Jack Edwards
    • Rain disrupted play in England's innings for 43 minutes when they were 62/0 after 12.0 overs. The target was revised to 226 in 41 overs.
 
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