Benson & Hedges World Cup - 2nd semi final

England v South Africa

England won by 19 runs (revised target)

England innings (45 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch* c †Richardson b Donald 2 15 8 0 0 25.00
IT Botham b Pringle 21 38 23 3 0 91.30
AJ Stewart c †Richardson b McMillan 33 87 54 4 0 61.11
GA Hick c Rhodes b Snell 83 133 90 9 0 92.22
NH Fairbrother b Pringle 28 64 50 1 0 56.00
AJ Lamb c †Richardson b Donald 19 27 22 1 0 86.36
CC Lewis not out 18 37 16 2 0 112.50
DA Reeve not out 25 13 14 4 0 178.57
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 9, nb 6) 23
Total (6 wickets; 45 overs) 252 (5.60 runs per over)
Did not bat PAJ DeFreitas, GC Small, RK Illingworth
Fall of wickets 1-20 (Gooch), 2-39 (Botham), 3-110 (Stewart), 4-183 (Fairbrother), 5-187 (Hick), 6-221 (Lamb)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AA Donald 10 0 69 2 6.90 (3nb, 5w)
MW Pringle 9 2 36 2 4.00 (4nb, 2w)
RP Snell 8 0 52 1 6.50 (2w)
BM McMillan 9 0 47 1 5.22
AP Kuiper 5 0 26 0 5.20
WJ Cronje 4 0 14 0 3.50
South Africa innings (target: 252 runs from 43 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels* c Lewis b Botham 17 17 21 1 0 80.95
AC Hudson lbw b Illingworth 46 78 52 6 0 88.46
PN Kirsten b DeFreitas 11 30 26 0 0 42.30
AP Kuiper b Illingworth 36 62 44 5 0 81.81
WJ Cronje c Hick b Small 24 72 46 1 0 52.17
JN Rhodes c Lewis b Small 43 61 38 3 0 113.15
BM McMillan not out 21 41 21 0 0 100.00
DJ Richardson not out 13 19 10 1 0 130.00
Extras (lb 17, w 4) 21
Total (6 wickets; 43 overs) 232 (5.39 runs per over)
Did not bat RP Snell, MW Pringle, AA Donald
Fall of wickets 1-26 (Wessels), 2-61 (Kirsten), 3-90 (Hudson), 4-131 (Kuiper), 5-176 (Cronje), 6-206 (Rhodes)
Bowling O M R W Econ
IT Botham 10 0 52 1 5.20 (3w)
CC Lewis 5 0 38 0 7.60
PAJ DeFreitas 8 1 28 1 3.50 (1w)
RK Illingworth 10 1 46 2 4.60
GC Small 10 1 51 2 5.10
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to field
Series England advanced
Player of the match GA Hick (England)
Umpires BL Aldridge (New Zealand) and SG Randell
Match referee FJ Cameron (New Zealand)
Match notes
  • Play was delayed by 10 minutes due to early rain, and 10 minutes were removed from the lunch interval - no reduction in the number of overs.
  • The England innings was shortened when the overs weren't completed by 6:10pm, the rescheduled close of innings time.
  • Wessels was a runner for the whole of Kirsten's innings
  • Rain interrupted play for 12 minutes with South Africa 231/6 off 42.5 overs and the over limit was reduced to 43 overs with the target reduced by 1 to 252. (The SCG scoreboard and the TV coverage incorrectly displayed South Africa needing 22 off 7 balls, then 22 off 1 ball - the actual requirement to win was 21 off 1 ball)
  • Chris Lewis bowled the last ball with slow medium pace and Brian McMillan took a single with a push to midwicket
  • A Duckworth/Lewis calculation under the rules in 2006 would have first set South Africa a target of 273 in 45 overs, and then reduced this to 257 from 43 overs.
 
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