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Morne Morkel bags maiden MoM in T20 cricket

Bridgetown (Barbados): Following are the statistical highlights of the Twenty20 World Cup Group C match between South Africa and Afghanistan played here.

  • Graeme Smith is the first player to complete 700 runs as captain in Twenty20 Internationals, aggregating 705 (average 35.25) in 22 matches.
  • Smith is the first captain to have won 10 games in ICC World Twenty20.
  • The first South African bowler to capture 25 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals is Dale Steyn -- 26 at an average of 14.96.
  • Hamid Hassan (3/21) has produced his career-best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Hamid is the top wicket-taker for Afghanistan in Twenty20 Internationals, taking 14 wickets in eight games at an average of 12.14.
  • Afghanistan have won four and lost four out of eight played in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Morne Morkel (4 for 20) is the first bowler to claim four wickets in an innings twice for South Africa in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • For the second time, Morne Morkel has received the Man of the Match award in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Morne Morkel and Dirk Nannes are the only two bowlers to capture four wickets in an innings in the present competition.
  • Charl Langeveldt (3/12) has recorded his career-best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • South Africa`s 59-run victory is their third biggest in terms of runs in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Afghanistan (80) have posted their lowest total in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Overall, Afghanistan`s aforesaid total is the third lowest in ICC World Twenty20 -- the two lowest being Ireland`s 68 against West Indies at Providence on April 30, 2010 and Kenya`s 73 against New Zealand at Durban on September 12, 2007.

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