Friday, 22 March 2013

4th ODI, Durban: South Africa vs Pakistan, Statistical highlights

Fourth ODI - highlights (Kingsmead, Durban)

# Pakistan have won four and lost two out of six played against South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban in ODIs.

# Pakistan's three-wicket triumph is their 20th against South Africa in 61 ODIs - winning % 33.33 (Lost 40 and NR 1). 

# Hashim Amla's first duck against Pakistan is his second in ODIs - both golden ducks.  He is averaging 27.25 at Kingsmead, Durban - 109 runs in four innings, including two fifties.

# Amla has recorded both his ducks in South Africa - his first being against Australia at Port Elizabeth on October 23, 2011.

# Colin Ingram has recorded two ducks in his last three innings in ODIs. These two ducks are the only ones of his ODI career.

# Abraham de Villiers (75 off 108 balls) has posted his 31st fifty in ODIs - his fifth against Pakistan.  His strike rate of 69.44 is his third lowest (and the lowest in South Africa) when he has posted a fifty-plus.  

# The aforesaid knock is the highest by a South African captain against Pakistan at Kingsmead, Durban, eclipsing Shaun Pollock's unbeaten 57 on December 8, 2002.

# In his last five innings at Kingsmead, Durban, de Villiers has registered four fifties - one each against New Zealand, West Indies, India and Pakistan.

# de Villiers is averaging 84.00 as captain in ODIs - 924 runs in 17 innings, including three centuries and five fifties.

# de Villiers has managed 272 runs in four innings, including a hundred and two fifties, at an average of 68.00.

# Misbah-ul-Haq is averaging 88.38 in successful chases in ODIs - the second best average amongst the players with 1000 runs or more - his aggregate being 1149 in 30 innings (17 times not out), including ten fifties.  Dhoni, with 97.95, has the best average - 2057 runs in 53 innings (32 times not out), including two hundreds and 14 fifties.

# Misbah's 80 off 93 balls is his highest score against South Africa in ODIs.

# Misbah's above innings is his 22nd fifty in ODIs - his second against South Africa.

# Misbah has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the third time in ODIs - once each against South Africa, New Zealand and the West Indies.

# Amongst the players without a single fifty in ODIs, Misbah's average (42.27) is the highest.

# David Miller (67) has posted his highest score in ODIs, eclipsing the 59 against Australia at Port Elizabeth on October 23, 2011.

# Miller's third fifty in ODIs is his first against Pakistan.

# Imran Farhat (93 off 144 balls) has recorded his first fifty against South Africa - his 13th in ODIs.

# Imran's strike rate of 64.58 is his lowest in an innings of fifty or more in ODIs. The said strike rate is the lowest by a Pakistani batsman against South Africa in ODIs (minimum 75).

# Farhat's aforesaid innings is his second highest in ODIs, next only to the 107 against New Zealand at Rawalpindi on December 7, 2003.

# Imran Farhat and Misbah-ul-Haq were involved in a stand of 153 for the fourth wicket - Pakistan's second highest against South Africa in ODIs, next only to the 165 between Asif Mujtaba and Javed Miandad at East London on February 15, 1993.

# Abraham de Villiers and Doug Miller were associated in a partnership of 115 - South Africa's third highest stand for the fifth wicket against Pakistan - the highest being 183 (unbroken) between Jacques Kallis and Jonty Rhodes at Durban on April 3, 1998.

# Shahid Afridi (8-0-43-0) has failed to capture a single wicket in his last five ODIs.

# Mohammad Hafeez's third duck against South Africa is his 13th in ODIs.

# Mohammad Irfan has captured 9 wickets at 12.55 runs apiece - the most by any bowler in the present series.

# Junaid Khan (3/45) has produced his best bowling performance against South Africa in ODIs.

# Saeed Ajmal (3/42) has recorded his best bowling figures against South Africa in ODIs - his first instance of three wickets against them.

# Mohammad Hafeez is the third Pakistani and the fourth player overall to be dismissed obstructing the field in ODIs, joining Ramiz Raja, Mohinder Amarnath and Inzamam-ul-Haq.  He is the first player to record the feat outside the subcontinent.

# For only the second time. South Africa lost two wickets without a run on the board - the first instance being against India at Cape Town on November 26, 2006.