The First Odi between South Africa and New Zealand which was played On 21/10/2014, and South Africa won the match Comfortably by 6 wickets. Here are a few Vital Statistics:
27 – Number of ODIs Quinton de Kock has taken to effect 50 dismissals as wicketkeeper; he is now the fastest to 50 ODI dismissals beating Ridley Jacobs, Geraint Jones and Jos Buttler who took 30 ODIs to reach the landmark.
6 – Number of fielding dismissals effected by de Kock in the match, which equals the most dismissals made by a wicketkeeper in an ODI. Overall, de Kock became the ninth wicketkeeper and only the second from South Africa to collect six dismissals in an ODI. Including this occasion, a wicketkeeper has effected six dismissals in an ODI innings 14 times, six of which have been by Adam Gilchrist.
99 – Runs scored by Luke Ronchi was the Highest score of his carreer and only his second Fifty, in 20 ODI innings. Ronchi’s score is also the highest in ODIs by a New Zealand No. 7, beating Jacob Oram’s 88 against England in Auckland in 2008. This was also Ronchi’s first ODI fifty for New Zealand.
2 – Number of New Zealand batsman to be dismissed on 99, first one was Stephen Fleming who did it against England in 2004.
74 – Runs added by the 10th wicket Partnership of Luke Ronchi and Trent Boult was the fourth-largest stand for the tenth-wicket in ODIs. It is also New Zealand’s highest for the tenth wicket, beating the 65-run partnership between Martin Snedden and Ewen Chatfield against Sri Lanka in the 1983 World Cup.This was also the Highest 10th wicket Partnership by any team against South Africa, previous best was 72 by Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq and Waqar Younis in Durban in 1998.
76.85 – AB de Villiers‘ ODI average in 2014 – the highest among 29 other batsmen who have scored at least 400 ODI runs this year. He has scored 538 runs at a strike rate of 115.20.in 10 ODIs this year .
139 – Runs added for the 5th wicket partnership which helped South Africa win the match, was their third highest for the fifth wicket.