South Africa Vs Netherlands: Statistical Highlights

Mohali: Statistical highlights of the group B World Cup match between South Africa and the Netherlands here on Thursday.

  • AB de villiers’ 88-ball superb hundred is the quickest by a South African in the world cup.
  • AB de Villiers (134 off 98 balls) has set a record for South Africa with his third century in the World Cup.
  • de Villiers has taken his tally to 613 at an average of 55.72, including three centuries and two fifties at a strike rate of 107.16 in twelve matches in the world cup.
  • de Villilers’ 11th hundred in ODIs is his first against Netherlands.
  • AB de Villiers became the first South African and the sixth overall to post centuries in consecutive innings in the world cup, joining Saeed Anwar, Mark Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden
  • de Villiers’ superb strike rate of 136.73 is the highest amongst the South African players registering hundreds in the world cup, bettering Andrew Hudson’s 121.96 against Netherlands at Rawalpindi on March 5, 1996 - 161 off 132 balls.
  • de Villiers has received his eleventh Man of the Match award - his second in the 2011 world cup competition and the third overall in the world cup.
  • Netherlands have registered their biggest defeat in the world cup, outstripping their loss to Australia by 229 runs to Australia at Basseterre on March 18, 2007.
  • de Villiers and Hashim Amla have registered 221 for the third wicket - South Africa’s highest ever for any wicket in the world cup, surpassing the 186 for the first wicket between Gary Kirsten and Andrew Hudson against Netherlands at Rawalpindi on March 5, 1996.
  • South Africa’s convincing win by 231 runs is their biggest by runs’ margin in the world cup, surpassing the 221-run win against Netherlands at Basseterre on March 16, 2007. The said victory is the fourth biggest by runs margin in the history of the world cup.
  • South Africa (351/5) have posted their third highest total in the world cup - their highest is 356 for four against West Indies at St.George’s on April 10, 2007.
  • Hashim Amla (113 off 130 bals) has posted his first century in the world cup. His first hundred against Netherlands is his eighth in ODIs.
  • Amla has become the first batsman to average 60 at present in ODIs, aggregating 2283 at an average of 60.07 in 44 matches.
  • de Villiers’ runs’ tally of 241 at an average of 241.00 in two games is the second best in the 2011 edition of the world cup, next only to the 280 (93.33) in 3 games by Andrew Strauss.
  • Wesley Barresi (44) has posted his highest world cup score, eclipsing the 29 against England at Nagpur on February 22, 2011.


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