Haroon Lorgat hails South Africa's cricket achievements ahead of 500th ODI

Ahead of the second match against Pakistan, Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat recalls the heights that South Africa reached in ODI cricket in its 22-year history.

updated: November 25, 2013 22:41 IST
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The second one-day international against Pakistan, to be played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth on November 27 will mark a historic day in South African cricket history. The game on Wednesday will be the 500th ODI that Proteas will play in international cricket. Cricket South Africa on Monday, hailed the national side ahead of the landmark fixture.

"The Proteas have built up an outstanding record over the past 22 years," CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a release on Monday.

Lorgat highlighted South Africa's brilliant overall record in ODIs, lauding their win-loss ratio which is only second to Australia in ODI history. "They have won 307 (6 ties) out of the 499 matches to date which translates into a winning margin of 61.5 percent. If one discounts the 13 matches that produced no result, then their wining ratio is an impressive 63 percent. That is a statistic worthy of celebration and certainly compares with the best in the world," Lorgat said.

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