Statistical Highlights: New Zealand V South Africa

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 08:45 AM IST

Mirpur: Statistical highlights of the World Cup quarter-final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

  • New Zealand, for the first time, have registered their three wins in succession against South Africa at the World Cup by 9 wickets at Johannesburg on February 16, 2003; by 5 wickets at St.George`s on April 14, 2007 and by 49 runs at Mirpur on March 25, 2011.
  • New Zealand`s tally of 40 victories at the World Cup is the second best, next only to Australia`s 55.
  • New Zealand, thanks to their 49-run win, enjoy success % of 58.82 at the World Cup - 40 victories, 28 defeats and one no-result game out of 69 contested.
  • New Zealand`s win is their fourth out of six contested against South Africa at the World Cup.
  • New Zealand (220/8) have posted their second highest total against South Africa at the World Cup, next only to the 229 for one at Johannesburg on February 16, 2003.
  • Nathan McCullum (3/24) has produced his best World Cup performance at the World Cup, obliterating the 2 for 28 against Pakistan at Pallekele on March 8, 2011.
  • Jacob Oram (4/39) has produced his best bowling figures at the World Cup - his second four-wicket haul.
  • Oram is the first New Zealand bowler to claim four wickets in an innings against South Africa at the World Cup, surpassing the 3 for 23 by Craig McMillan at St. George`s on April 14,2007.
  • Abraham de Villiers has become the first South African to aggregate 350 runs or more in the present competition – 353 (ave. 88.25), including two centuries and one fifty.
  • Hashim Amla has become the second South African to complete 300 runs in the World Cup 2011, aggregating 306 at an average of 43.71 in seven matches, including one century and two fifties.
  • Imran Tahir has bagged 14 wickets at an impressive average of 10.71 in five games in the World Cup 2011. His economy rate (3.79) is also brilliant.
  • Robin Peterson became the first South African and the third bowler in the tenth edition of the World Cup to capture 15 wickets at an average of 15.86 or more. Only two bowlers – Shahid Afridi (21 at 10.71) and Zaheer (17 at 16.23 – have captured more wickets than Peterson.
  • Taylor and Ryder have shared a stand of 114 for the third wicket - New Zealand`s highest against South Africa at the World Cup.
  • Morne Morkel (3/46) has recorded his best World Cup performance against a Test-playing country - his second best at the World Cup, next only to the 3 for 33 against Ireland at Kolkata on March 15, 2011.
  • South Africa (172) have recorded their lowest total against New Zealand at the World Cup.
  • Tim Southee has become the first New Zealander to take 15 wickets (ave.17.00) in the present World Cup.
  • Southee`s marvellous bowling performance is his career-best in a series/competition.
  • Jacques Kallis has taken his run`s tally at the World Cup to 1148 at an average of 45.92 in 36 matches, extending his record for South Africa.
  • Kane Williamson has posted his highest World Cup score - 38 not out.
  • Jacob Oram has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the ninth time in ODIs - his first against South Africa.
  • Jesse Ryder (83) has posted his maiden fifty at the World Cup, surpassing the 38 against Canada at Mumbai on March 13, 2011.
  • Ryder has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs - 1022 at an average of 36.50, including two centuries and five fifties, in 34 matches.
  • Ryder`s knock is the second highest for New Zealand against South Africa at the World Cup, next only to Stephen Fleming`s unbeaten 134 off 132 balls at Johannesburg on February 16, 2003.
  • Ross Taylor has completed his 3,000 runs in ODIs, the 12th New Zealander to do so - 3019 at an average of 36.81, including four centuries and 20 fifties, in 106 matches.
  • Taylor holds a record for most sixes in the present competition - 14 in seven games - the most in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.
  • Taylor has amassed 288 in five innings (seven matches) at an average of 72.00 - the highest by a New Zealander in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.

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