World Cup History: South Africa, 2nd Best But Never In Final

South Africa stormed the World of Cricket with consistency. Even in World Cup their winning percentage is just below Australia. But, they have got tagged into a reputation of losing in knockouts. In 1992 with their re-entry in Cricket, South Africa got into the semifinal. But their love and hate relation with ICC rules started then. It costed them two finals. In 1992, they were asked to score 22 runs from 1 ball, while in 1999, despite a tie in semifinal they were knocked out. Reaching the semifinals thrice, South Africa has the second best winning percentage, emerging victorious in 31 matches in the 47 matches they have played till 2011 World Cup. They have lost 14 matches, while two of the matches ended in tie.

2015 World Cup: Complete Fixture in Indian Time

Group Matches

    SA def Aus by 9 wkts, MOM: Kepler Wessels
    Score: Aus 170/9 SAF 171/1
    NZ def SA by 7 wkts, MOM: Mark Greatbatch
    Score: SA 190/7, NZ 191/3
    SL def SA by 3 wkts, MOM: Arjuna Ranatunga
    Score: SA 195, SL 198/7
    SA def WI by 64 runs, MOM: Meyrick Pringle
    Score: SA 200/8, WI 136
    SA def Pak by 20 runs (D/L), MOM: Andrew Hudson
    Score: SA 211/7 (50 ov), Pak 173/8 (36 ov)
    SA def Zim by 7 wkts, MOM: Peter Kirsten
    Score: Zim 163, SA 164/3
    Eng def SA by 3 wkts (D/L), MOM: Alec Stewart
    Score: SA 236/4, Eng 226/7
    SA def Ind by 6 wkts, MOM: Peter Kirsten
    Score: Ind 180/6, SA 181/4


    Eng def SA by 1 run (D/L method), MOM: Graeme Hick
    Score: Eng 252/6 (45 ov), SA 232/6 (43 ov)

Group Matches

    SA def UAE by 169 runs, MOM: Gary Kirsten
    Score: SA 321/2, UAE 152/8
    SA def NZ by 5 wkts, MOM: Hansie Cronje
    Score: NZ 177/9, SA 178/5
    SA def Eng by 78 runs, MOM: Jonty Rhodes
    Score: SA 230, Eng 152
    SA def Pak by 5 wkts, MOM: Hansie Cronje
    Score: Pak 242/6, SA 243/5
    SA def Netherlands by 160 runs, MOM: Andrew Hudson
    Score: SA 328/3, Neth 168/8


    WI def SA by 19 runs, : Brian Lara
    Score: WI 264/8, SA 245

Group Matches

    SA def Ind by 4 wkts, MOM: Jacques Kallis
    Score: India 253/5, SA 254/6
    SA def SL by 89 runs, MOM: Lance Klusener
    Score: SA 199/9, SL 110
    SA def Eng by 122 runs, MOM: Lance Klusener
    Score: SA 225/7 Eng 103
    SA def Kenya by 7 wkts, MOM: Lance Klusener
    Score: Kenya 152, SA 153/3
    Zim def SA by 48 runs, MOM: Neil Johnson
    Score: Zim 233/6, SA 185

Super 6s

    SA def Pak by 3 wkts, MOM: Lance Klusener
    Score: Pak 220/7, SA 221/7
    SA def NZ by 74 runs, MOM: Jacques Kallis
    Score: SA 287/5, NZ 213/8
    Aus def SA by 5 wkts, MOM: Steve Waugh
    Score: Sa 271/7 Aus 272/5


    Aus def SA after tie (on the basis of better net run rate before finals), MOM: Shane Warne
    Score: Aus 213 SA 213

Group Matches

    WI def SA by 3 runs, MOM: Brian Lara
    Score: WI 278/5, SA 275/9
    SA def Kenya by 10 wkts, MOM: Lance Klusener
    Score: Kenya 140, SA 142/0
    NZ def SA by 9 wkts (D/L), MOM: Stephen Fleming
    Score: SA 306, NZ 229/1 (36.5 ov)
    SA def Bangladesh by 10 wkts, MOM: Ntini
    Score: Ban 108, SA 109/0
    SA def Canada by 118 runs, MOM: Dippenaar
    Score: SA 254/8 Can 136/5

Group Matches

    SA def Netherlands by 221 runs, MOM: Gibbs
    Score: SA 353/3 Neth 132/9
    SA def Scotland by 7 wkts, MOM: Smith
    Score: Scotland 186/8, SA 188/3
    Aus def SA by 83 runs, MOM: Hayden
    Score: Aus 377/6, SA 294

Super 8

    SA def SL by 1 wkt, MOM: Langeveldt
    Score: SL 209, SA 212/9
    SA def Ireland by 7 wkts (D/L), MOM: Kallis
    Score: Ire 152/8 (35 ov) SA 165/3 (31/3 ov)
    Ban def SA by 67 runs, MOM: Mohammad Ashraful
    Score: Ban 251/8 SA 184
    SA def WI by 67 runs, MOM: AB de Villiers
    Score: SA 356/4, WI 289/9
    NZ def SA by 5 wkts, MOM: Craig McMillan
    Score: SA 193/7, NZ 196/5
    SA def Eng by 9 wkts, MOM: Andrew Hall
    Score: Eng 154, SA 157/1


    Aus def SA by 7 wkts, MOM: McGrath
    Score: SA 149, AUs 153/3

Group Matches

    South Africa def West Indies by 7 wkts, MOM: Imran Tahir
    Score: WI 222, SA 223/3
    South Africa def Netherlands by 231 runs, MOM: AB de Villiers
    Score: SA 351/5, Netherlands 120 (34.5)
    England def South Africa by 6 runs, MOM: Bopara
    Score: England 171, SA 165
    South Africa def India by 3 wkts, MOM: Steyn
    Score: Ind 296, SA 300/7
    South Africa def Ireland by 131 runs, MOM: Duminy
    Score: SA 272/7, Ire 141 (33.2)
    South Africa def Bangladesh by 206 runs, MOM: Tsotsobe
    Score: SA 284/8, Ban 78


    New Zealand def South Africa by 49 runs, MOM: Jacob Oram
    Score: NZ 221/8, SA 172

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