South Africa vs Pakistan: 5th ODI statistical highlights

Abraham de Villiers managed 367 runs at an average of 91.75 in five ODIs - his best performance in a bilateral series. His tally includes a hundred and three fifties.

updated: March 25, 2013 12:23 IST
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# South Africa have won sixth successive bilateral series against Pakistan in ODIs, enjoying 100 per cent record. Pakistan have lost all six bilateral ODI series against South Africa.

# South Africa have won seven out of eight ODIs played at Benoni.

# Of the last five bilateral series played by Pakistan, they have won just one (vs India) and lost four - one each to England, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa.

# Kamran Akmal (3039 at 26.42 in 148 matches) is the second Pakistan wicketkeeper to manage 3000 runs or more in ODIs - the first being Moin Khan - 3100 (ave.22.96) in 211 matches.

# Shahid Afridi's 29th duck in ODIs is his third against South Africa. Only Sanath Jayasuriya (34) has recorded more ducks than Afridi in ODIs.

# In 25 ODIs against South Africa, Afridi is averaging just 17.77 - 391 runs in 24 innings, including two fifties.

# In six successive ODIs, Afridi has failed to take a single wicket. For the first time in a series of five matches, he could not capture a single wicket.

# Abraham de Villiers has managed 367 runs at an average of 91.75 in five ODIs - his best performance in a bilateral series. His tally includes a hundred and three fifties.

# de Villiers' aforesaid performance is the best by any batsman in a bilateral series of five matches in ODIs in South Africa.

# Only once in an ODI competition, de Villiers scored more than 367 - 372 (ave.37.20) in ten games in the 2006-07 World Cup.

# de Villiers (5542 at an average of 50.38 in 138 matches) has become the first South African and the third player after Michael Bevan (6912 at an average of 53.58 in 232) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (7259 at an average of 51.85 in 219) to manage 5000 runs or more apart from maintaining an average of 50-plus in ODIs.

# de Villiers has completed his 1000 runs as captain in ODIs - 1019 at an average of 92.63 in 9 matches. Amongst the captains with 1000 runs or more in ODIs, de Villiers' average is the highest.

# de Villiers' 32nd fifty in ODIs is his 8th against Pakistan.

# de Villiers' batting record against Pakistan is quite impressive, aggregating 990 at an average of 66.00 in 21 games, including two hundreds. His average is the highest by any batsman involving Pakistan and South Africa in ODIs.

# de Villiers has managed 5000 runs apart from recording fifty-plus average in both the formats - Tests and ODIs.

# de Villiers has got his 14th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his third against Pakistan. He has been adjudged the Player of the series for the fifth time in ODIs.

# de Villiers, with 309 runs at an average of 154.50, including a hundred and three fifties, in four innings is the leading run-getter at Benoni. He has posted fifty or more in all four innings at this venue.

# Ryan McLaren (3/32) has produced his best bowling performance at Benoni, surpassing the 3 for 51 against Zimbabwe on November 8, 2009.

# McLaren's aforesaid figures are his second best against Pakistan, next only to the 3 for 19 at Bloemfontein on March 10, 2013. Overall, his said performance is his fourth best in ODIs.

# Junaid Khan (25) has posted his highest score in ODIs, surpassing the 9 against South Africa at Johannesburg on March 17, 2013.

# Younus Khan (7014 at an average of 31.88 in 253 matches) is the seventh batsman to manage 7000 runs or more for Pakistan in ODIs.