2nd SF (D/N), Sydney, Mar 22 1992, Benson & Hedges World Cup
(45/45 ov)
(43/43 ov, target 252)
England won by 19 runs (revised target)
Player Of The Match
England Innings (45 overs maximum)
GA Gooch (c)c †Richardson b Donald28150025.00
IT Botham  b Pringle2123383091.30
AJ Stewart c †Richardson b McMillan3354874061.11
GA Hick c Rhodes b Snell83901339092.22
NH Fairbrother  b Pringle2850641056.00
AJ Lamb c †Richardson b Donald1922271086.36
CC Lewis not out18163720112.50
DA Reeve not out25141340178.57
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 6, w 9)23
TOTAL(45 Ov, RR: 5.6)252/6
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Graham Gooch), 2-39 (Sir Ian Botham), 3-110 (Alec Stewart), 4-183 (Neil Fairbrother), 5-187 (Graeme Hick), 6-221 (Allan Lamb)
AA Donald1006926.90---53
MW Pringle923624.00---24
RP Snell805216.50---20
BM McMillan904715.22---00
AP Kuiper502605.20---00
WJ Cronje401403.50---00
South Africa Innings (target: 252 runs from 43 overs)
KC Wessels (c)c Lewis b Botham1721171080.95
AC Hudson lbw b Illingworth4652786088.46
PN Kirsten  b DeFreitas1126300042.30
AP Kuiper  b Illingworth3644625081.81
WJ Cronje c Hick b Small2446721052.17
JN Rhodes c Lewis b Small43386130113.15
BM McMillan not out21214100100.00
DJ Richardson not out13101910130.00
Extras(lb 17, w 4)21
TOTAL(43 Ov, RR: 5.39)232/6
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Kepler Wessels), 2-61 (Peter Kirsten), 3-90 (Andrew Hudson), 4-131 (Adrian Kuiper), 5-176 (Hansie Cronje), 6-206 (Jonty Rhodes)
IT Botham1005215.20---30
CC Lewis503807.60---00
PAJ DeFreitas812813.50---10
RK Illingworth1014624.60---00
GC Small1015125.10---00
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Cup 1992
Player Of The Match
Graeme Hick
Series resultEngland advanced
Match numberODI no. 751
Match days22 March 1992 - day/night match (50-over match)
Brian Aldridge
Steve Randell
Match Referee
Frank Cameron
  • 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.