South Africa were welcomed into the World Cup but there began a lifetime of heartbreak. Here they lost the semi-final to England after it came down to them needing 24 off 1 ball as per the rain rule in existence at that time. It was also the first World Cup for coloured clothing, floodlights, and fielding restrictions in the first 15 overs. But it will forever be remembered for the spectacular efforts of Imran Khan and his "cornered tigers"...More »
|MD Crowe (NZ)||9||456||100*||114.00||90.83|
|Javed Miandad (Pak)||9||437||89||62.42||62.60|
|PN Kirsten (SA)||8||410||90||68.33||66.55|
|DC Boon (Aus)||8||368||100||52.57||68.91|
|Rameez Raja (Pak)||8||349||119*||58.16||64.74|
|Wasim Akram (Pak)||10||18||4/32||18.77||3.76|
|IT Botham (Eng)||10||16||4/31||19.12||3.43|
|Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak)||9||16||3/41||19.43||3.98|
|CZ Harris (NZ)||9||16||3/15||21.37||4.73|
|EA Brandes (Zim)||8||14||4/21||25.35||5.05|
The human missile Jonty Rhodes produced one of the defining moments of the tournament. Sprinting in from a fairly deep backward point, he swooped on the ball, picked it up with his right hand and charged towards the wicket even as Inzamam-ul-Haq desperately tried to return. Rhodes threw himself, feet in the air and body parallel to the ground, and razed all three stumps to the ground. Inzamam was marginally short of the crease, and for a moment South Africa had Superman in their line-up...
Pakistan's great World Cup dream was turning into a nightmare when they needed 123 runs in the final 15 overs. That was when Inzamam chose to script a fantasy. With Javed Miandad goading him on, Inzamam went berserk. The pair put on 87 runs in 10 overs as the New Zealanders were stunned into surrender...