South Africa vs England ODI Series Stats Review: Temba Bavuma's heroics, Jos Buttler's feat and more stats

South Africa won the first two games before losing the third one, and clinched the series 2-1.

By Suryanarayana

Updated - Feb 02, 2023, 22:09 IST

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Determined South Africa beat England in the first two games of the three-match ODI series and eventually won the series by 2-1. Proteas, after winning the series, fancied their chances for direct qualification to the World Cup scheduled later this year, but they lost some crucial points due to their slow over-rate in the third ODI.

It was an all round series where every individual from both sides chipped in with runs and wickets at different situations. In order to earn the eighth spot, South Africa now need to win all games in their upcoming series against Netherlands, and then hope for other results go their way.

Top Performers:

English skipper Jos Buttler was the leading run getter in the series with 261 runs at an average of 130.50, and is followed by Dawid Malan who scored 189 runs in three innings averaging 63.00. Third in the list is the South African skipper Temba Bavuma with 180 runs in three innings at an average of 60. In the bowling department, Jofra Archer is on top of the chart with seven scalps from two matches followed by Adil Rashid and Anrich Nortje with six wickets each.

Let us look at the stats and numbers from the series between South Africa and England

232 -Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan put together a 232-run partnership, which is the highest fourth wicket partnership for England in ODIs surpassing the 226 runs stand of Andrew Strauss and Andrew Flintoff.

11 -Jos Buttler notched up his 11th ODI century.

Most ODI centuries by Wicketkeeper-batters:
23 -Kumar Sangakkara
17 -Quinton De Kock
16 -Adam Gilchrist
13 -Shai Hope
11 -Jos Buttler

347 -South Africa chased the target of 347 in the second ODI which is the third highest run chase for South Africa in ODIs, 13th highest overall and second highest against England

4 -Jofra Archer became the fourth bowler to take a six-wicket haul for England in ODIs. The other three in the list are Paul Collingwood, Reece Topley and Chris Woakes.

2 -Temba Bavuma scored his second ODI century as captain.

Most ODI centuries for SA as captain:

13 -AB de Villiers

8 -Graeme Smith

5 -Faf du Plessis

2 -Temba Bavuma

8 -Jos Buttler has now smashed eight ODI centuries batting at position 5 or below.

Most ODI centuries batting at position 5 or below:

8 -Jos Buttler

7 -MS Dhoni

7 -Yuvraj Singh

4536 -Jos Buttler (4536) is now ranked sixth in the list of leading run scorers for England in ODIs as he surpassed Kevin Pietersen’s tally of 4422.

Most runs for England in ODIs:

6957 -Eoin Morgan
6207 -Joe Root
5416 -Ian Bell
5092 -Paul Collingwood
4677 -Alec Stewart
4536 -Jos Buttler

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