Brian Lara scored a distinctive classy 111 to knock South Africa out of the 1996 World Cup in Karachi.
Lara’s innings, which at one stage included five successive boundaries, meant that the West Indies qualified for the semi-final, a match in which they were defeated by Australia.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul set up the innings with a watchful 56 before Lara took over and scored her 111 off just 94 balls which included 16 boundaries.
In response, South Africa dropped 19 points, a defeat in a knockout match with which the Proteas have become synonymous. Andrew Hudson took on the role of Chanderpaul with 54 before Daryll Cullinan and Hanse Cronje scored 69 and 40 respectively. In the end, however, it wasn’t enough.
Roger Harper took four wickets but a very cheap spell by Curtly Ambrose of 1-29 went a long way towards winning drive.
Watch: Brian Lara hit a classy century against South Africa at the 1996 World Cup