Winner: South Africa

Mandela Trophy, 1994-95

South Africa staged a quadrangular one-day tournament, named after the country's president and sponsored by Benson and Hedges, in December 1994 and January 1995. It marked a change in their fortunes after losing ten successive limited-overs games between Test defeats by England and New Zealand; though Pakistan easily dominated the qualifiers, South Africa crushed them 2-0 in the best-of-three finals.

For Pakistan, early success disintegrated as disagreement in the dressing-room over captain Salim Malik's tactics ultimately led to vice-captain Rashid Latif and Basit Ali announcing their retirement from international cricket (rescinded a few months later). Sri Lanka made a spirited attempt to reach the finals, hindered by bad weather in two matches, but New Zealand's season went into a nosedive as they failed to win any of their six games.

Match reports for

1st Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Durban, Dec 2, 1994
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2nd Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Dec 4, 1994
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3rd Match: South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Dec 6, 1994
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4th Match: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Dec 8, 1994
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5th Match: South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Dec 10, 1994
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6th Match: South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Dec 11, 1994
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7th Match: New Zealand v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Dec 13, 1994
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8th Match: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Dec 15, 1994
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9th Match: South Africa v Pakistan at Durban, Dec 17, 1994
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10th Match: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at East London, Dec 18, 1994
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11th Match: New Zealand v Pakistan at East London, Dec 19, 1994
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12th Match: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Dec 21, 1994
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1st Final: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 10, 1995
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2nd Final: South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 12, 1995
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