new Delhi: While South Africa Cricket was considered a strong team in international cricket, there was a time when this team had stayed away from international cricket for a long time. On 10 November 1991, this team returned to international cricket after 21 years. Before that South Africa played a series against Australia (SA vs AUS) in 1969-70. 21 years later South Africa Against India (Inida vs South Africa) Started from the ODI series, whose first match was played in Kolkata.
Why was banned
In this country, apartheid had to face worldwide opposition due to which the team had to stay away from international cricket for 21 years after the series against Australia in 1669–70. In 1970, the South African government made a rule that their team would be able to play cricket only against England, Australia and New Zealand and then the government also made it necessary to have white players in the opposing team as well. For this reason, the ICC banned South Africa. After 21 years, after the new government, this policy of apartheid was ended only.
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First tour in India
The first tour of South Africa took place in India after joining the ICC. In this tour, both teams had to play a series of three ODIs. The first match was held in Kolkata, which made the day of November 10 historic. Even though the guest team has failed to win in this match, but they definitely impressed the world with their performance. The team soon proved this.
Team India wins in first match
In this match, Team India won by three wickets. But the match was not that much of a struggle. In this series, South Africa was captained by Clive Rice, which proved to be the first and last ODI series of his career. At the same time, Team India was captained by Mohammad Azharuddin.
The guests started off poorly
Team India captain Azharuddin won the toss and asked the Rice team to bat first. The start of the visiting team was poor when Andrew Hudson returned to the pavilion with a catch off Kapil Dev, caught by Kiran More behind the wicket. After this, Cook was sent back to the pavilion by Jagaval Srinath. Then Peter Kirsten was soon dismissed. Kepler Wessels put the team score 100 by applying Fifty. Apart from Kepler, Coupier smashed 43 and South Africa scored 177 for 8 in 50 overs.
Sachin recovered from the initial tremors
Chasing 178 runs, the start of Team India was also very bad. Anal Donald returned Ravi Shastri (0), Navjot Singh Sidhu (6), and Sanjay Manjrekar (1) with only 20 runs total. After this, Sachin and Azhar handled the innings, but Azhar was dismissed after adding 16 runs. After this, Sachin scored Team India score of 100. On the score of 116, Sachin succumbed to Donald by scoring 62 runs.
Praveen Amre reached victory
After this, Kapil could not last long but Praveen Amre hit the half-century and brought the team to the threshold of victory before being dismissed. He was dismissed after scoring the score. Manoj Prabhakar supported Amre till the end and he returned unbeaten pavilion with Kiran More.
Donald-Sachin gets man of the match
Anal Donald took five wickets for 29 runs in 8.4 overs for the visiting team, he was given the title of seven man of the match by Sachin Tendulkar.