ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 25): New Zealand vs South Africa – Statistical Highlights
On Wednesday (19th June), New Zealand beat South Africa in the thrilling encounter of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Birmingham.
After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to field first. In that 49-over match, South Africa scored 241/6 (49 overs) in the first innings. New Zealand chased down that target successfully in 48.3 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores (49 overs for each side): South Africa – 241/6 in 49 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 67*, Hashim Amla 55; Lockie Ferguson 3/59)
New Zealand – 245/6 in 48.3 overs (Kane Williamson 106*, Colin de Grandhomme 60; Chris Morris 3/49)
Result – New Zealand won by four wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) All the top three South African batsmen involved in the bowled dismissal.
- It was the first time in CWC history when all the top three South African batsmen faced the bowled dismissals in the same innings.
- It was the fifth time in CWC history when all the top three batsmen faced the bowled dismissals in the same innings.
i) New Zealand won this match by four wickets with three balls remaining.
- Since ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, New Zealand has never suffered a CWC defeat against South Africa. New Zealand has won all their last five CWC meetings with South Africa.
i) Playing his 176th ODI innings, South African batsman Hashim Amla completed his 8,000 ODI runs as he has scored 8,031 ODI runs.
- It is the second fastest (by the number of innings) 8,000 ODI runs for a batsman. Virat Kohli is holding the fastest 8,000 ODI runs record as he achieved this feat in 175 ODI innings.
- Hashim Amla is the fourth South African batsmen to score 8,000+ ODI runs. The other South African batsmen to achieve this feat were Jacques Kallis (11,550 runs), AB de Villiers (9,427 runs) and Herschelle Gibbs (8,094 runs).
i) New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has scored 942 runs in Cricket World Cup.
- Martin Guptill is the second most run-scorer as a New Zealand batsman in Cricket World Cup history. While he surpassed Scott Styris (909 CWC runs) during this match, only Stephen Fleming (1,075 runs) is ahead of him in this list.
ii) Martin Guptill was dismissed on 35 runs through the hit wicket.
- It was the first time in Cricket World Cup history when a New Zealand batsman lost his wicket through the hit wicket dismissal.
- It was the sixth time in ODI history when a New Zealand batsman lost his wicket through the hit wicket dismissal.
- That was the tenth time in Cricket World Cup history when a batsman lost his wicket through the hit wicket dismissal.
i) By the end of this match, New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson has scored 3,026 runs as an ODI captain.
- Kane Williamson is the second New Zealand ODI captain to score 3,000+ runs. Former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming was the first player to achieve this feat who scored 6,295 ODI runs during his captaincy.
ii) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 106 runs.
- It is the second highest individual score by a New Zealand cricketer against South Africa in Cricket World Cup history. The record is 134* by the former captain Stephen Fleming at Johannesburg on 16th February 2003.
- It is the third highest individual ODI score by a New Zealand captain against South Africa. The top two records in this list are 134* by Stephen Fleming (at Johannesburg on 16th February 2003) and 108 by Stephen Fleming (at Christchurch on 17th February 2004).
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