Wills World Cup, 2nd Match: South Africa v United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi, Feb 16, 1996
Wills World Cup - 2nd match, Group B
South Africa won by 169 runs
Played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
16 February 1996 (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Hudson b Samarasekera 27 51 33 5 0 81.81
G Kirsten not out 188 210 159 13 4 118.23
WJ Cronje* st †Imtiaz Abbasi b Zarawani 57 77 62 1 1 91.93
DJ Cullinan not out 41 80 50 2 0 82.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3, nb 3) 8
  Total (2 wickets; 50 overs) 321 (6.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JA Samarasekera 9 2 39 1 4.33 (2nb, 2w)
  Shehzad Altaf 3 0 22 0 7.33 (1w)
  Arshad Laeeq 6 0 52 0 8.66
  SF Dukanwala 10 0 64 0 6.40
  Azhar Saeed 7 0 41 0 5.85
  Sultan Zarawani 10 0 69 1 6.90
  Mazhar Hussain 5 0 32 0 6.40 (1nb)
  United Arab Emirates innings (target: 322 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Saeed c McMillan b Pollock 11 25 24 2 0 45.83
G Mylvaganam c †Palframan b Donald 23 49 36 3 0 63.88
Mazhar Hussain b Donald 14 56 42 0 0 33.33
V Mehra run out (McMillan) 2 13 12 0 0 16.66
Mohammad Aslam b McMillan 9 18 5 1 0 180.00
Arshad Laeeq not out 43 122 79 4 0 54.43
JA Samarasekera c Hudson b Donald 4 15 12 0 0 33.33
Sultan Zarawani* c Cronje b McMillan 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
Imtiaz Abbasi c †Palframan b McMillan 1 7 7 0 0 14.28
SF Dukanwala not out 40 81 78 4 0 51.28
Extras (w 3, nb 2) 5
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 152 (3.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  SM Pollock 9 2 28 1 3.11
  CR Matthews 10 0 39 0 3.90
  AA Donald 10 0 21 3 2.10
  WJ Cronje 4 0 17 0 4.25
  BM McMillan 8 1 11 3 1.37
  JH Kallis 6 0 27 0 4.50
  G Kirsten 3 1 9 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - United Arab Emirates, who chose to field
Points - South Africa 2, United Arab Emirates 0
ODI debuts - SF Dukanwala, Mohammad Aslam, G Mylvaganam and Shehzad Altaf (United Arab Emirates)
Player of the match - G Kirsten (South Africa)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and VK Ramaswamy (India)
TV umpire - A Sarkar (Kenya)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • Match was delayed from 15th February due to rain and a flooded ground.
    • G Kirsten 50 off 51 balls, 100 off 105 balls, 150 off 135 balls
    • G Kirsten 188* off 159 balls, 4 sixes, 13 fours. Highest ever individual score in World Cup matches, surpassing IVA Richards' 181* v SL at Karachi in 1987. 2nd highest ODI score of all time, needing 3 off last ball to equal Viv Richards' all time ODI record score of 189.
    • South Africa's 321/2 is the 17th highest ever ODI total by any team, and the highest ever by South Africa.
    • Sultan Zarawani was struck on the head, without a helmet, by a Donald bouncer.
    • UAE 9th wicket partnership of 80* is the 2nd highest of all time (Arshad Laiq and S Dukanwala).
 
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