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Australia vs South Africa: 2018: 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the stats and numbers recorded during a rare victory in ODI format for Australia.

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australia ensured they stayed alive in the three-match ODI series with a seven-run win in Adelaide to end their seven-match losing streak in ODI cricket. Contributions from Alex Carey (47), Chris Lynn (44) and Aaron Finch (41) saw Australia finish on 231 despite being 133/3 in the 27th over. The Australian pace attack reduced the Saffers to 68/4 before a 74-run stand between David Miller (51) and Faf du Plessis (47) rescued them. However, Marcus Stoinis’ took three crucial wickets put breaks to the chase as South Africa could only make 224/9.

Here are all the stats and numbers recorded during a rare victory in ODI format for Australia:

0 – Number of wickets taken by the spinners in this ODI. Last time no wicket fell to a spinner in an ODI was during the CT 2017 game between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval. (Min: 100 balls bowled).

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2 – Only the second time in the last ten years have Australia won an ODI game without any player scoring a fifty or taking a four-wicket haul. The Aussies defeated South Africa in the 2011 Durban ODI without any individual brilliance. Interestingly, no South African scored a fifty or took a four-wicket haul in the first ODI which they won.


5 – Australia now have won five consecutive ODI matches at Adelaide Oval since losing against Sri Lanka in 2013. The Aussies won ten consecutive ODIs between 1987 and 1995 at this venue. They also won five in a row between 1997 and 2001 at Adelaide.


6 – Australia brought an end to their six-match losing streak in ODIs against South Africa. This was Australia’s longest losing streak against the Proteas as they lost six in a row between 1997 and 1998 as well.


7 – This win ended Australia’s longest losing streak in ODI cricket of seven matches. Their previous longest losing streak in ODI cricket was of six games between September and November in 1996.


7 – Australia’s seven-run win in this game is their narrowest ODI win since the 1-run win over Pakistan in October 2014. Glenn Maxwell bowled the last over in that game as well when Pakistan needed two runs to win. The off-spinner ended up bowling a double-wicket maiden.


1983 – Australia failed to record an individual fifty in both the games of this ODI series. This is the first time since 1983 that Australia failed to record an individual fifty-plus score in consecutive home ODI matches. (Full 50 overs games).

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