ICC World Cup 2019: Match 5, South Africa vs Bangladesh – Statistical Preview

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 5, South Africa vs Bangladesh – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of South Africa’s second fixture against Bangladesh.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir. (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images)

South Africa began the World Cup 2019 with a huge 104-run defeat against the home team England while chasing a target of 312. The opening spell by Jofra Archer did the damage to the Saffers who followed it with collapse by losing their last eight wickets for just 75 runs. They will now take on Bangladesh in search of their first win of the tournament. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led team has recently won the Tri-Nation ODI series where they defeated the Windies on three instances including in the final.

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of South Africa’s second fixture against Bangladesh:

1 – Only once since the start of 2016, the South Africans have successfully chased down a target of 250 and more. In this period, the Saffers ended up on the losing side in seven matches while chasing 250+ scores. They chased down the 279-run target against South Africa in the 2017 Kimberley ODI against Bangladesh without losing a wicket.


1 – South Africa have won only one of their previous eight ODI matches at the Kennington Oval. Their only ODI victory at this venue since 2000 came against Sri Lanka in their opening game of the 2017 Champions Trophy.

On the other hand, Bangladesh lost two ODIs against England here while their game against Australia during the CT 2017 ended in a washout.


2 – Only twice in the eight World Cup editions, South Africa has lost their first game of the tournament. They lost to the Windies by three runs in the CWC 2003 opening game; the edition which was hosted by the Saffers. They bounced back with a 10-wicket victory over Kenya in the next match.


16.76Kagiso Rabada has a bowling average of 16.76 in the ODI cricket against Bangladesh. The speedster bagged 13 wickets in six ODIs against them including a 6-fer on his debut in this format.


17 – Bangladesh and South Africa won 17 matches apiece in ODI cricket since the start of 2018; the joint 3rd most by any side. England won 25 of the 36 matches they played while India won 22 out of 33 ODIs in this period. Bangladesh played 27 ODIs in this span while South Africa featured in 28.


24.5 – Rubel Hossain picks up a wicket every 24.5 balls against the South Africans in the ODI format. The pacer has claimed 12 wickets in the six ODI matches he played against the Saffers at an average of 24.41.


63.25 – Batting average of Faf du Plessis in ODI cricket against Bangladesh; his best against any side in this format. The South African skipper scored 253 runs against the Bangla side with the help of three half-centuries. Hashim Amla also averages 62.12 against them having scored 497 runs in 10 ODI innings with two tons and two fifties.


66.2 – Quinton de Kock’s batting average of 66.2 in ODIs against Bangladesh is his 2nd best against any team. De Kock scored 331 runs against Bangladesh across six innings with help of a century and a fifty. His best ODI average is against England (66.37) which was 66.14 prior to the 68-run knock in the tournament opener.


7923 – Runs Hashim Amla has scored in his ODI career thus far. He needs 77 more runs in the next two innings to become the quickest to 8000 ODI runs. His opening partner Quinton de Kock (7955) needs 45 more runs for completing 8000 runs in International cricket.


11000 – Shakib Al Hasan needs five more runs to complete 11000 runs in International cricket for Bangladesh having scored 10995 runs till date. Only Tamim Iqbal (12519) has scored more than 11000 International runs for Bangladesh thus far.