In the do-or-bite, the dust pool apparatus at the Kingsmead in Durban, South Africa had achieved 229-6 out of 45 overs in the quest for a 269-run target similarly as light sprinkle ended up heavier. At the finish of the 44th over a message was transferred to Mark Boucher by the changing area that scores should have been 229 before the finish of the 45th over expecting no further wickets went down.
In the wake of striking the fifth chunk of the 45th over for a six to take the aggregate to 229, Boucher shielded the last ball just before the umpires took the players off the field.
The euphoria in the South African camp before long went to lose hope in light of the fact that the off-base guidelines had handed-off to Boucher on the grounds that 229 just indicated a tie and not a success for the Proteas, as the downpour doused the ground with no possibility of any resumption.
Shaun Pollock paid a major cost for the blooper when he was later sacked as the commander, while Sri Lanka advanced to the Super Sixes.
Aside from that tied experience, South Africa holds an unmistakable preferred position over Sri Lanka, winning three of their four World Cup installations in the wake of losing the absolute first gathering against them — following the finish of politically-sanctioned racial segregation in the Rainbow Nation — during the 1992 competition.
In the game at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, South Africa gathered 195 hard and fast in 50 overs before Sri Lanka won by three on the penultimate bundle of the match.
The groups at that point met in the 1999 World Cup yet shielding victors Sri Lanka gave in to an 89-pursue rout at Northampton the Proteas just scored 199-9 out of 50 overs.
Sri Lanka was denied again in the 2007 World Cup as South Africa secured an exciting one-wicket win on the second-last wad of the Super Eight game in Providence.
Charl Langeveldt asserted 5-39 as Sri Lanka gathered 209 in 49.3 overs. Lasith Malinga then turned the match on its head by snatching a fantastic four wickets in the same number of conveyances in about two separate overs yet the Proteas some way or another held tight.
The last time Sri Lanka played South Africa in the quarter-last of the 2015 challenge in Sydney where the Islanders endured a nine-wicket mortification in the wake of collapsing up for 133 in 37.3 overs with Imran Tahir catching 4-26 preceding Quinton de Kock impacted a 57-ball 78 to finish off the match.
No holds barred outline:
Walk 2, 1992 — Wellington (Basin Reserve), Sri Lanka won by three wickets
May 19, 1999 — Northampton, South Africa won by 89 runs
Walk 3, 2003 — Durban, coordinate tied
Walk 28, 2007 — Providence, South Africa won by one wicket
Walk 18, 2015 — Sydney, South Africa won by nine wickets.