Harwood becomes 3rd oldest Australian debutant

At 35 years 43 days, Shane Harwood is the third oldest Australian after Bobby Simpson and Bob Holland to make his ODI debut.

updated: April 14, 2009 11:55 IST
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Statistical highlights of the fourth ODI between South Africa and Australia at St.George's Park, Port Elizabeth.

  • At 35 years 43 days, Shane Harwood is the third oldest Australian after Bobby Simpson (42 years 19 days) and Bob Holland (38 years 88 days) to make his Limited-Overs International debut.

  • Herschelle Gibbs has been adjudged the MOM 22nd time in ODIs, which is his second against Australia. He had received his first MOM award against Australia for posting 175 off 111 balls on March 12,2006.

  • Herschelle Gibbs posted his third hundred against Australia, which is his 21st in ODIs.

  • Gibbs, with his 110 off 116 balls, became the first batsman from South Africa to register a hundred against Australia at St.George's Park, eclipsing Graeme Smith's 84 on April 6, 2002.

  • Abraham de Villiers (84 off 74 balls) registered his 18th fifty - his sixth against Australia.

  • Dale Steyn (4/44), for the second time against Australia, has captured four wickets in an innings. In the Centurion ODI on April 5, 2009, he had bagged 4 for 27 against Australia.

  • Australia's 61-run defeat is their first at St.George's Park, Port Elizabeth in 15 years.

  • Of the 9 games contested at this venue, Australia have won seven and lost two.

  • Australia's 61-run defeat is their third in successive games against South Africa in South Africa.

  • Australia had lost by 7 wickets at Centurion Park; by 25 runs at Cape Town and by 61 runs at Port Elizabeth.

  • Australia have lost six ODIs out of the last seven played against South Africa.

  • In 2009, Australia have played 14 - won 4, lost 9 while the remaining one could not produce result - winning % 30.76.

  • South Africa have won seven and lost two out of nine played in 2009 - winning % 77.77.

  • South Africa have won three bilateral series in succession against Australia - by 3-2 in South Africa in 2005-06; by 4-1 in Australia in 2008-09 and by 3-1 in South Africa in 2008-09.

  • The 129-run stand between Haddin and Clarke is the best by any opening pair at St.George's Park, bettering the 121 between Kennedy Obuya and Ravindu Shah for Kenya against India on October 17, 2001.

  • The aforesaid opening stand is now Australia's second best against South Africa - the highest being the 170 between Hayden and Gilchrist at Kingsmead, Durban on April 3, 2002.

  • Haddin (78) posted his highest innings against South Africa, eclipsing his 63 at Perth on January 30, 2009.

  • Haddin's third half-century against South Africa is his eighth in ODIs.

  • Clarke posted his 33rd fifty in ODIs - his fourth against South Africa.

  • Ricky Ponting registered his 67th fifty in ODIs - his 12th against South Africa.