Birmingham: The ODI World Cup series will be held in India in October and November. In this case, let’s slightly rewind the ODI World Cup semi-final between Australia and South African cricket teams on this same day in 1999. The match ended in a draw. Aussie though. advanced to the end. It was a heartbreak for the South African team.
It is one of those matches that cricket fans will never forget. The journey to the South African team and the World Cup series was a sad one. Rain also plays an important role in this. If that is the case, it is like the Netherlands team eliminated South Africa who challenged other teams in the T20 World Cup series held last year.
This is a story that started in 1992. Rain washed out South Africa’s World Cup dream in the semi-final against England in that World Cup series. The 1996 World Cup quarter-final defeat against the West Indies, the 2003 World Cup first round exit, the 2007 World Cup semi-final and the 2011 World Cup quarter-final goes on. 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand. The match was interrupted by rain.
1999 ODI World Cup: Australia vs South Africa
It is one of the most interesting matches in World Cup history. On this same day in 1999 in Birmingham, England, the South African team won the toss and chose to bowl. Australia batted first and were all out for 213 in 49.2 overs. South Africa chased down the target of 214 runs.
At 4 for 61, the partnership between Kallies and Jonty Rhodes gave hope. Together they put on a partnership of 84 runs. Pollock and Lance Glusner continued to push their team closer to the goal.
In the last over, South Africa needed 9 runs to win. At the same time Australia needed one wicket to win. Lance Glusner and Donald batted. Damien Fleming bowled that over.
Glusner hit a boundary in the first two balls. The runs were tied. The Aussie made a fielding change before bowling the third ball. Captain Steve Waugh. The third ball is a dot. The fourth ball was also well bowled. Glusner misses the ball. Still he ran to get the run. At the other end, Donald was run out for being a little too late to run. So the game ended in a draw. Australia advanced to the final based on net run rate and beat Pakistan to win the title.