The International Cricket Council (ICC) declared that a match between South Africa and Pakistan on May 10, 2010 was being investigated for match fixing. The ICC's anti-corruption unit indicated that two players had been questioned and that additional information will be released within the following 24 hours. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. In a high-scoring game, AB de Villiers scored 150 not out to lead South Africa to victory by eight wickets. This is the second highest individual score in a one-day international match after India's Vivian Richards who scored 175 against England in 1994.
South Africa vs Pakistan was a one-day international cricket match played on 10 May 2010 at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa were playing their first home one-day international while Pakistan were visiting South Africa for the first time. The match ended in a draw with South Africa winning the series 1-0. This was also the first time that both the teams were participating in a one-day international match. Pakistan lost the previous ODI match by five runs against Australia at Abu Dhabi where they failed to defend 230 all out. In the current series, Pakistan won the first match by seven wickets but then lost the next two matches by large margins. They eventually finished the series 1-4.
Pakistan started their campaign on top of the table after winning the first match by seven wickets. However, they went on to lose the next two matches which dropped them to third position behind South Africa.
After the spot-fixing scandal broke, Pakistan won the third ODI against England, and the ICC said that the match was being investigated owing to suspicious behavior. The International Cricket Council (ICC) conducted a comprehensive inquiry, and the Pakistani squad and players were granted the all-clear to continue playing. In the end, no action was taken against them.
As far as we know, this is the first and only time that an international cricket match has been investigated by the sport's governing body. However, such incidents are not uncommon in football (soccer). For example, matches have been suspended after riots outside stadiums or when police officers arrest people for violent behavior during games.
It should be noted that although matches are often called off due to bad weather, this did not happen during the England-Pakistan series. The two countries went into the final match at Lord's with the same number of wins, and so it was concluded then and there.
After 21 years of banishment due to apartheid, South Africa was re-admitted to the International Cricket Council in late 1991, and the draw was altered to include them, adding eight more matches to the round-robin. In rain-affected matches, the rule for determining the target score for the side batting second was also revised. Previously, if the first side reached its target before the second one could finish its overs, then the result was declared a no-result.
The new system came into effect for the 1992 World Cup, and it can be seen in practice during that year's tournament in India. Australia opened with South Africa as their first opponent, and after winning the match by an innings and 160 runs, they moved onto the next stage with a fully qualified team. The Proteas, on the other hand, had two matches to play, but both were lost to leave them out of the tournament.
Australia went on to win the championship while South Africa finished last among the four remaining countries. This was because their form was not good enough to avoid losing all their matches. However, the decision has been criticized by some former players and officials from South Africa, who say that including them in 1992 would have been fair since it was done without any political influence.
After being banned for so long, people in South Africa wanted to see their country represented at the World Cup again.
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