Three great England-South Africa ODIs ahead of World Cup clash


AFP, Mumbai :
Reigning champions England and South Africa head into their World Cup clash on Saturday with both sides looking to revive their campaigns after shock defeats by Afghanistan and the Netherlands respectively.

Those reverses all add extra intrigue to the clash in Mumbai, which has the potential to rival some of their celebrated one-day international encounters.

Below AFP Sport looks back at three great England-South Africa ODIs:

“1992, Sydney: Raining on South Africa’s World Cup parade –
Even now, this remains one of the most controversial ODIs of all time.


South Africa’s return to their first major international cricket tournament after more than 20 years of apartheid-enforced isolation saw them advance to the semi-finals of their maiden World Cup.

They were well in the hunt to beat England in Sydney, needing 22 off 13 balls, when rain stopped play.

But under the rain rule then in use, South Africa were left with an impossible 21 off one ball when play resumed 10 minutes later.