A day Shaun Pollock would like to erase from the history books. If not the history, then maybe from his brain. It was on this day in 2003 that South Africa fell one run short to face the most embarrassing defeat in the World Cup. This was a match against Sri Lanka and South Africa needed to win it by any means if they wanted to go ahead in the tournament. Everything was going well until the rain gods got angry on the Proteas. The Duckworth-Lewis came into existence yet again and South Africa did not want to repeat 1992 yet again. Only to know in the end, that out of anxiety they had miscalculated the D/L target. Mark Boucher scored six of the last ball of the 45th over. That also turned out to be the last ball of the match. The score was 229. Boucher thought he had scored the winning runs. Twelfth man Nicky Boje ran to him and spoke the truth. They had miscalculated the target. The match was tied. Nothing was left to be expressed. Shaun Pollock came out with one expression â€“ staring through the window of the dressing room, wanting the rain to stop. It did not.