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10th November 1991: South Africa Returns to International Cricket

Cricketnext |November 10, 2017, 1:07 PM IST
10th November 1991: South Africa Returns to International Cricket

New Delhi: This day remains to be one of the most iconic days in cricket history, as it marks the return of South African team to international cricket after a long gap of 21 years. After the opposition to apartheid, South Africa was once again given a chance to come back to the international fold. Their first tour was slated to be in India, where Kolkata hosted the first ODI.

That South African team was led by star all-rounder Clive Rice, who only played three ODIs in his entire career. This was the very match where Allan Donald burst on to the scene, and picked up 5/29. The Proteas lost the match by 3-wickets, after posting 177/8. India, despite losing seven wickets, had a relatively easy chase.

Clive Rice, after the match, summed up everyone's feelings when he said, "I know how Neil Armstrong felt when he stood on the moon."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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