result
28th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Mar 12 1992, Benson & Hedges World Cup
(40.5/41 ov)226/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (revised target)
player of the match
South Africa INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Kepler Wessels (c)c Smith b Hick851261706067.46
Andrew Hudson c & b Hick791151327068.69
Peter Kirsten c Smith b DeFreitas1112140191.66
Jonty Rhodes run out (Illingworth/Hick/†Stewart)1823250078.26
Adrian Kuiper not out 15121710125.00
Hansie Cronje not out 1315140086.66
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 3, w 4)15
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.72)236/4
Fall of wickets: 1-151 (Andrew Hudson), 2-170 (Peter Kirsten), 3-201 (Kepler Wessels), 4-205 (Jonty Rhodes)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Derek Pringle923403.77---23
Phil DeFreitas1014114.09---10
Ian Botham803704.62---00
Gladstone Small201407.00---10
Richard Illingworth1004304.30---00
Dermot Reeve2.401505.62---00
Graeme Hick8.204425.28---00
England INNINGS (target: 226 runs from 41 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Alec Stewart (c)†run out (Rhodes/Pringle)77881227087.50
Ian Botham  b McMillan2230541073.33
Robin Smith c †Richardson b McMillan022000.00
Graeme Hick c †Richardson b Snell1440025.00
Neil Fairbrother not out 75831336090.36
Dermot Reeve c McMillan b Snell1015290066.66
Chris Lewis run out (Rhodes/Donald)33222940150.00
Derek Pringle c Kuiper b Snell13110033.33
Phil DeFreitas not out 11200100.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 1)6
TOTAL(40.5 Ov, RR: 5.53)226/7
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Ian Botham), 2-63 (Robin Smith), 3-64 (Graeme Hick), 4-132 (Alec Stewart), 5-166 (Dermot Reeve), 6-216 (Chris Lewis), 7-225 (Derek Pringle)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Allan Donald914304.77---01
Meyrick Pringle804405.50---12
Richard Snell7.504235.36---00
Brian McMillan813924.87---00
Adrian Kuiper403208.00---00
Hansie Cronje301404.66---00
Peter Kirsten10909.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Cup
Season1991/92
Player Of The Match
Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
Match numberODI no. 741
Match daysdaynight(50-over match)
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Brian Aldridge
Sri Lanka Image
Dooland Buultjens
PointsEngland 2, South Africa 0
MATCH NOTES
  • World Cup Referee: Jack Edwards
  • Rain disrupted play in England's innings for 43 minutes when they were 62/0 after 12.0 overs. The target was revised to 226 in 41 overs.