It was South Africa’s 1st World Cup & they needed 22 from 13 balls. Suddenly it rained & 10 minutes later, the side was left to score 21 off 1 ball, leaving their opponents winners & with an entry to the final.
South Africa needed to win their last game to qualify for the next round of the cricket world cup 2003. And when rain stopped play after 45 overs, most thought that they had won the match. It was actually a tie.
India beats Pakistan in the semi finals of the 2011 World Cup- It was the fifth World Cup game between India and Pakistan and for the fifth time in a row, India managed to get the better of their arch-rivals to enter their third ever World Cup final.
For a long time when India batted in the 1996 WC QF against Pakistan, it looked like they would struggle to get to 250. Then, Jadeja smashed a 25-ball 45 to ensure that Pakistan were knocked out of the WC.
Of all the cricket World Cups played so far, it was in 2007 that not only there were two big upsets but the results also meant that the two more fancied sides crashed out of the tournament in the first round.