South Africa vs England, 2019-20: 1st ODI – England’s horror record in Cape Town, A record century by De Kock, A record partnership and more stats
All the statistical highlights from South Africa’s 7-wicket win against England in Cape Town.
Updated - Feb 5, 2020 11:45 am
South Africa bounced back from a disastrous Test series as they took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series against England. Quinton de Kock achieved his maiden ODI win as a captain leading the team from the front. After losing an early wicket in the 259-run chase, South Africa had a 173-run record partnership for the 2nd wicket. De Kock scored 107 from 113 balls while Temba Bavuma scored a 103-ball 98 before falling short of his 2nd ODI ton in three matches. They eventually achieved the target in 47.4 overs with seven wickets in hand. Earlier, the home team restricted England to 258/8 by some tight bowling as no player other than Joe Denly (87 in 103) scored a fifty for the visitors.
All the statistical highlights from South Africa’s 7-wicket win against England in Cape Town:
A horror venue for England:
6/6 – England now has lost all the six ODI matches they played against South Africa at the Newlands in Cape Town. Overall, they managed to win only one out of the eight ODIs they played here. England lost to Zimbabwe by 104 runs in 2000 but won by 114 runs against Pakistan in 2003.
On the other hand, South Africa won six of the seven ODI matches they played here since the start of 2016. Their lone defeat at this venue in these four years came against India during their 1-5 series defeat in 2018.
The biggest chase at the Newlands:
259 – The 259-run chase by South Africa is now the highest ODI chase at the Newlands surpassing their own chase of 257 against New Zealand back in 2000. These are the only two successful chases of 250+ target. Cape Town has hosted 43 ODIs till date but only 15 have been won by the chasing teams.
7 – South Africa now have won each of their last seven ODI matches at home; a streak that began from winning the series decider against Pakistan last year. South Africa won nine of their last ten ODI matches but won only four of the ten ODIs before this sequence.
A record century by De Kock:
2 – Quinton de Kock is now only the 2nd keeper-captain to score an ODI century while opening the batting. Adam Gilchrist scored 116 in the 2006 Perth ODI against Sri Lanka when he led Australia in Ricky Ponting’s absence.
A big stand between De Kock and Bavuma:
173 – The 2nd wicket stand of 173 runs between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma is now the 3rd biggest stand for any wicket in South Africa-England ODI matches. De Kock shared a 239-run opening stand with Hashim Amla in 2016 while Marcus Trescothick and Vikram Solanki added 200 for the first wicket during the 2003 ODI at The Oval.
A rare SA-ENG ODI dominated by spin:
41.4 – A total of 41.4 overs in this game have been bowled by the spin bowlers; the 3rd most overs of spin in a SA-ENG ODI. The 2011 CWC game in Chennai saw both the teams using a total of 52.4 overs of spin and as many as 46 overs during the 1998 Champions Trophy match in Dhaka.
7 – Only the 7th instance of two South African spinners completing their full 10 overs quota in a home ODI. The last of the previous six instances was during the 2018 Paarl ODI against Zimbabwe.
A good start for Bavuma:
259 – Temba Bavuma has scored 259 runs across the three matches he has played in his ODI career thus far. These are the 2nd most number of runs for any player in first three matches of ODI career. England’s Nick Knight aggregated 264 runs across his first three ODI games which included two centuries.