This day in sport: 17 June 1999

‘Greatest game of cricket’ ever played.

The World Cup cricket semifinal between Australia and South Africa at Edgbaston has been labeled the greatest one-day match in history, and arguable the greatest game of cricket ever. The match was tied at 213 and Australia went through to the final because of their superior run-rate in the earlier Super Six stage. In an unbelievable finish, with two balls to spare and one run required, Lance Klusener set off on a fateful run only to find Allan Donald was less decisive, and South Africa’s World Cup was over.

This day in sport: 17 June 1999

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