In their first ever World Cup match 1992 at Sydney, South Africa took on host Australia and stunned them with their brilliant performance. After opting to bat first, Allan Border-led Australia were crushed by the likes of Allan Donald aka ‘White Lightning’, Adrian Kuiper and Brian McMillan. Moreover, not to forget the contribution made by pacer Richard Snell as well, who tamed Australians. From his spell of 9 overs, Snell bowled a maiden and conceded only 15 but went wicketless. Donald struck thrice, while McMillan and Kuiper got two each to reduce Australia at 170 for 9 at the end of the innings (49-over match). Coming to chase, South Africa pulled it off with ease by chasing the target in 46.5 overs. Kepler Wessels scored 81 not out, while Peter Kirsten remained not out at 49. That victory was like an announcement for South Africa in world of cricket post-apartheid. Captain Wessels was awarded Man of the Match for his knock and applaudable leadership.