Tri Series 2016, 4th ODI: Australia v South Africa – Statistical Highlights

Tri Series 2016, 4th ODI: Australia v South Africa – Statistical Highlights

David Warner
Australian cricketer David Warner celebrates after scoring his century against South Africa during their Tri-nation series. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia came back strong after their bonus point loss to South Africa 3 days back. In the first game of the series at the Basseterre, teams finally managed to cross 200 mark. After electing to bat, Australia posted 288/6 in 50 overs thanks to a brilliant century from David Warner.

South Africa were cruising in their chase at one stage but lost their last 7 wickets for just 42 runs as they ended up 37 runs short of the target. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

Statistical Highlights – Australia v South Africa, Tri-Series:

1 – For the first time in his ODI career AB de Villiers got bowled in consecutive games.

1 – David Warner scored his first century outside home in ODI career. His previous 5 centuries in ODIs came at home.

2 – Number of catches Glenn Maxwell has taken as a substitute fielder in this game. Only 4 players have taken more catches as substitutes in an ODI.

4 – Hashim Amla has scored 4 fifty plus scores since Jan, 2013 outside the home in ODIs while chasing. 3 of those went in losing cause.

4 – David Warner’s century in this game is the first ODI ton by an Australian outside home since 2014. Steven Smith’s century vs Pakistan in UAE in November 2014 was the last time an Australian player scored a century outside home while the last Australian opener to score an ODI century outside home was Aaron Finch vs South Africa at Harare in August 2014.

7 – Number of wickets Adam Zampa has taken in this series so far. First time since 2014 an Australian spinner picked at least 7 wickets in an ODI series. Nathan Lyon picked 7 wickets in Tri Series in 2014.

20 – Runs scored by South Africa’s No.6 to No. 11. In the first game of the series vs West Indies, they managed only 18 runs.

85 – Innings taken by Faf du Plessis to complete 3000 ODI runs. Only 4 South African batsmen took fewer innings for 3000 runs in this format.

96 – AB de Villiers scored his first boundary in ODI Cricket since after facing 96 balls without hitting one. This is his 2nd longest sequence. In 2008 vs Bangladesh, he didn’t score a boundary for 97 balls.

136 – Partnership stand between Warner and Khawaja for 2nd wicket. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis also shared a century stand in 2nd innings in this game for the 2nd wicket. This is the first time a century stand for any wicket in ODIs has been recorded in West Indies since 2014. The previous instance was Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin pair’s 258 in August 2014 vs Bangladesh also at Basseterre.

288 – Australia’s total in this game. They lost only once while defending a total of 288 or more in an ODI tournament. It was in August 2014 vs South Africa where they failed to defend 327.

288 – Australia’s total of 288 is the first instance of a team posting 275+ in ODIs in West Indies since 2014. West Indies posted 338/7 in August 2014 vs Bangladesh also at Basseterre.