South Africa vs Australia, 2nd ODI Stats Review: Marnus Labuschagne’s highest score, best powerplay total in South Africa, and other stats
David Warner has now struck the most international centuries (46) as an opener as he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 45
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David Warner smashed 106 off 93, while Marnus Labuschagne registered his highest score of 124 as Australia defeated South Africa by a big margin of 123 runs in the second one-day international in Bloemfontein. Travis Head and Josh Inglis struck their respective half-centuries, while spinner Adam Zampa took figures of 4/48 as the visitors took a 2-0 lead in the series and are still unbeaten on tour.
Talking about how the match panned out, skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to field first. Warner and Head got the Aussies off to a flier as they added 109 runs for the opening wicket. The latter slammed 64 off just 36 before losing his wicket to Tabraiz Shamsi. Warner brought up his 20th century in ODIs before falling prey to Andile Phehlukwayo. Inglis scored 50 off 37 as the tourists posted a mammoth total of 392/8 on the board, their second-highest total against the Proteas after the famous 434/4 in Johannesburg in 2006.
Shamsi was the pick of the South African bowlers for his spell of 4/61 in ten overs. In reply, four Proteas batters got dismissed in the forties. Openers Quinton de Kock and Bavuma amassed 45 and 46 runs, respectively, while Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller scored 49 each. The target looked far away for the home side, with Zampa picking up wickets regularly. Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, and debutant Aaron Hardie picked up two wickets each as the hosts were bundled out for 269 in 41.5 overs. For his magnificent century (124 off 99), Labuschagne grabbed the Player of the Match award, his second in a row.
124 – Marnus Labuschagne registered his highest ODI score of 124. His previous best of 108 also came against South Africa in 2020.
88.25 – Labuschagne has smashed 353 runs in just five innings at a solid average of 88.25 with two centuries and one fifty against South Africa.
392/8 – Australia recorded their second-highest total of 392/8 against the Proteas in ODIs. Their highest score of 434/4 came in the famous Johannesburg ODI in 2006.
46 – David Warner has now slammed the most centuries (46) as an opener in international cricket. He surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 45 tons.
102/0 – The Aussies scripted the highest-ever total of 102/0 in the powerplay in ODIs in South Africa. Previously, Sri Lanka scored 100/0 against the Proteas in Cape Town in 2017.
5 – Warner is now also joint-top with Tendulkar for hitting the most hundred (five) against the Proteas in the 50-overs format.
6022 - Quinton de Kock reached the landmark 6000 runs in ODI cricket. He became the seventh African to achieve the feat.
6092 – Warner completed the milestone of 6000 runs as an opener in the 50-overs format. Adam Gilchrist (9176) is at the top position for the Aussies.
50 – Australia recorded their 50th ODI victory over South Africa.
151 – Warner and Labuschagne registered the highest third-wicket partnership of 151 in ODIs in Bloemfontein. Previously, Jacques Kallis and Herschelle Gibbs shared a 134-run stand against England in 2005.
47 – Warner is now joint second with Aaron Finch and Mark Waugh for smashing 47 50+ scores as an opener for the Aussies. Adam Gilchrist tops the chart with 69 such scores.
46 – Destructive Warner is joint-second with Joe Root for hitting 46 international centuries amongst the active players. Virat Kohli is at the top with 76 hundred.
392/8 – The Kangaroos also achieved the second-highest total of 392/8 at the venue. England is at the top for scoring 399/9 against South Africa in 2016.