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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 45): Australia vs South Africa – Statistical Highlights 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 45): Australia vs South Africa – Statistical Highlights
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In their last match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, South Africa claimed a 10-run victory against the defending champions Australia at Old Trafford (Manchester).

After winning the toss, South Africa scored 325/6 (50 overs) in the first innings. Chasing down that target, Australia were bundled out for 315 runs (49.5 overs).

Brief Scores: South Africa – 325/6 in 50 overs (Faf du Plessis 100, Rassie van der Dussen 95; Nathan Lyon 2/53)

Australia – 315 in 49.5 overs (David Warner 122, Alex Carey 85; Kagiso Rabada 3/56)

Result – South Africa won by 10 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ stats)

South Africa

i) South Africa scored 325/6 (50 overs) in the first innings.

  • It is the highest total for South Africa against Australia in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was 294 (48 overs) at Basseterre on 24th May 2007.
  • It is the second highest ODI total for South Africa against Australia outside South Africa. The record is 328/3 (46.4 overs) at Harare on 27th August 2014.

 

ii) South Africa won this match by ten runs.

  • It is the second CWC victory for South Africa against Australia. South Africa’s first CWC victory against Australia was in 1992 CWC, and since then, South Africa suffered three defeats and also tied once against Australia in CWC before this victory.

 

Australia

i) Australia were bundled out for 315 runs (49.5 overs).

  • It is the second highest CWC total for Australia against South Africa. The record is 377/6 (50 overs) at Basseterre on 24th May 2007.

 

 

(Players’ stats)

Faf du Plessis

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i) South African captain Faf du Plessis scored 100 runs.

  • It is the second highest individual score by a South African batsman against Australia in CWC history. The record is 101 by Herschelle Gibbs at Leeds on 13th June 1999.
  • Faf du Plessis is the second South African captain to hit a century in CWC history. AB de Villiers was the first Proteas captain to hit a CWC century as he scored 162* against West Indies at Sydney on 27th February 2015.

 

ii) As a captain, Faf du Plessis scored his third ODI century against Australia.

  • Faf du Plessis is the second ODI captain to hit three centuries against Australia. The Indian captain Virat Kohli was the first man to achieve this feat as he has also hit three centuries as an ODI captain against Australia.

 

Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen

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i) South African batsmen Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen put an incredible 151-run partnership for the third wicket.

  • It is South Africa’s second highest partnership for the third wicket in CWC history. The record is the 221 runs partnership between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers against the Netherlands at Mohali on 3rd March 2011.
  • It is South Africa’s second highest CWC partnership against Australia for any wicket. The record is the 160 runs partnership for the first wicket between Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers at Basseterre on 24th May 2007.

 

Mitchell Starc

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i) Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has taken 26 wickets in the ongoing 2019 CWC.

  • It is the joint most wickets for a bowler in a CWC edition. Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath also took 26 wickets in the 2007 CWC.

 

David Warner

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i) Australian opener David Warner has registered six 50+ scores in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.

  • David Warner is the first Australia cricketer to register more than five 50+ scores in a single CWC edition.

 

ii) Opener David Warner has hit three centuries in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.

  • David Warner is the third Australian cricketer to hit three centuries in a CWC edition. Mark Waugh scored three centuries in 1996 CWC and Matthew Hayden smashed three centuries in 2007 CWC.

 

iii) David Warner has scored 638 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC.

  • It is the second most runs for an Australian batsman in a CWC edition. The record is 659 runs by Matthew Hayden in 2007 CWC.
  • It is the fourth most runs for a batsman in a single CWC edition. The top three records are 673 runs by the Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar (2003 CWC), 659 runs by the Australian batsman Matthew Hayden (2007 CWC) and 647 runs by the Indian batsman Rohit Sharma (2019 CWC).

 

iv) Australian opener David Warner scored 122 runs.

  • It is the highest individual score by an Australian batsman in the second innings of a CWC match. The previous record was 120* by Steve Waugh against South Africa at Leeds on 13th June 1999.
  • It is the highest individual score by an Australian batsman against South Africa in CWC history. The previous record was 120* by Steve Waugh at Leeds on 13th June 1999.
  • It is the second highest individual score by an Australian batsman in the second innings of an ODI match against South Africa. The record holder is also David Warner with 173 runs at Cape Town on 12th October 2016.

 

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