2nd Match, Wills World Cup at Rawalpindi, Feb 16 1996
50 ov, target 322
South Africa won by 169 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
South Africa Innings (50 overs maximum)
AC Hudson  b Samarasekera2733515081.81
G Kirsten not out188159210134118.23
WJ Cronje (c)st †Imtiaz Abbasi b Zarawani5762771191.93
DJ Cullinan not out4150802082.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 3, w 3)8
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 6.42)321/2
Did not bat: JH Kallis, JN Rhodes, BM McMillan, SM Pollock, SJ Palframan, CR Matthews, AA Donald 
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Andrew Hudson), 2-176 (Hansie Cronje)
JA Samarasekera923914.33---22
Shehzad Altaf302207.33---10
Arshad Laeeq605208.66---00
SF Dukanwala1006406.40---00
Azhar Saeed704105.85---00
Sultan Zarawani1006916.90---00
Mazhar Hussain503206.40---01
United Arab Emirates Innings (target: 322 runs from 50 overs)
Azhar Saeed c McMillan b Pollock1124252045.83
G Mylvaganam c †Palframan b Donald2336493063.88
Mazhar Hussain  b Donald1442560033.33
V Mehra run out (McMillan)212130016.66
Mohammad Aslam  b McMillan951810180.00
Arshad Laeeq not out43791224054.43
JA Samarasekera c Hudson b Donald412150033.33
Sultan Zarawani (c)c Cronje b McMillan077000.00
Imtiaz Abbasi c †Palframan b McMillan1770014.28
SF Dukanwala not out4078814051.28
Extras(nb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 3.04)152/8
Did not bat: Shehzad Altaf 
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Azhar Saeed), 2-42 (Ganesh Mylvaganam), 3-46 (Vijay Mehra), 4-60 (Mohammad Aslam), 5-62 (Mazhar Hussain), 6-68 (Johanne Samarasekera), 7-70 (Sultan Zarawani), 8-72 (Imtiaz Abbasi)
SM Pollock922813.11---00
CR Matthews1003903.90---00
AA Donald1002132.10---00
WJ Cronje401704.25---00
BM McMillan811131.37---00
JH Kallis602704.50---00
G Kirsten31903.00---00
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
TossUnited Arab Emirates , elected to field first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Gary Kirsten
Match numberODI no. 1049
Match days16 February 1996 (50-over match)
Ganesh Mylvaganam
Mohammad Aslam
Shaukat Dukanwala
Shahzad Altaf
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Anil Sarkar
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, United Arab Emirates 0
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).
  • Match was delayed from 15th February due to rain and a flooded ground.