South Africa vs India Cricket Series 1991-92
South Africa vs IndiaThe South African cricket team toured India in the 1991-92 season. The tour was significant in that it was South Africa's first official international cricket series since their suspension from the sport in 1970 due to the apartheid policy. The tour consisted of a series of three ODIs against India and were the first-ever official ODIs played by South Africa. India won the series 2-1, and the Men of the Series were Sanjay Manjrekar of India and Kepler Wessels of South Africa.
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South African cricket team in India 1st ODIThe first match was South Africa's first-ever ODI and their first cricket match of any sort against India. The attendance was reported to be over 90,000. Ten South African players made their ODI debuts (Kepler Wessels had previously played for Australia).
The match was reduced to 47 overs per side. India won the toss and chose to field. South Africa scored 177/8 in their 47 overs with notable contributions from Wessels (50) and Adrian Kuiper (43). In their reply, India started badly with Allan Donald grabbing the first 3 wickets to leave India at 20/3. Sachin Tendulkar (62) and debutant Pravin Amre (55) guided India close to victory and despite Donald dimissing both of them to complete a 5-wicket haul, the lower order finished the game for India to give them a 1-0 lead in the series.