South Africa were going great guns against New Zealand in their semifinal at Eden Park, Auckland on Tuesday, when the rains made an appearance. They have been playing hide-and-seek since then. The groundsman have been unable to take off the covers.
Whenever Messrs Duckworth-Lewis come into play in crucial rain-affected World Cup games involving South Africa, there is little joy for the rainbow nation.
1992 semi-final: Start of a rocky relationship with D/L
Sydney Cricket Ground
Courtesy D/L, South Africa had to score 232 to win after dismissing Pakistan for 222 on Saturday. The game had been reduced to 47 overs a side.
Pakistan’s fast bowlers ripped through the Proteas top order, but many a South African fan will feel aggrieved with the extra runs added on by D/L method.
Going solely by empirical evidence, D/L method is unlikely to get much love from South Africa.