When did South Africa win the first ICC trophy, whom did it defeat in the final, who was the hero of the match?

Orhan Wadia
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When did South Africa win the first ICC trophy, whom did it defeat in the final, who was the hero of the match?


New Delhi. South Africa has reached the final of a Cricket World Cup for the first time. After 32 years and 8 attempts, it has achieved success in the T20 World Cup 2024 for the first time. South African team Before this, he had lost 5 semi-finals of the ODI World Cup and 2 semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. This is why South Africa is also called 'chokers'. Now by reaching the final of the T20 World Cup 2024, the African team has erased the stain of chokers to some extent, but this stain will be completely erased only when it wins the trophy by defeating India in the final. However, cricket lovers who give the tag of chokers often forget that South Africa has won the ICC trophy before.

South Africa First ICC Trophy 1998 It won this title in the ICC Champions Trophy. The ICC had just started this tournament then. In this way, the first title of ICC Champions Trophy is registered in the name of South Africa. It was a knockout tournament in which 9 teams participated.

In the first ICC Champions Trophy tournament played in Bangladesh in 1998, South Africa, India, West Indies and Sri Lanka reached the semi-finals. West Indies defeated India and South Africa defeated Sri Lanka to reach the final. Thus the title match was played between South Africa and West Indies.

South Africa won its first ICC trophy by defeating West Indies by 6 wickets. In this match, West Indies scored 245 runs thanks to the century of Philo Wallace (103). In reply, South Africa won the title by scoring 248 runs in 47 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. African captain Hansie Cronje returned unbeaten after scoring 61 runs. Jacques Kallis took 5 wickets in this match.

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