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Third ODI: South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Statistical Highlights

- South Africa's margin of victory in this game - by 272 runs - provides the second largest victory in terms of runs in the history of One-Day International. The best is New Zealand's 290 runs win against Ireland at Aberdeen on 01.07.08.

 

- South Africa's victory in this game represents the 29th win by a team with a margin of 200 plus runs.

 

- This game provides the third occasion of team setting a target of 400 plus runs for a victory when the team has won by 200 plus runs in One-day games. The other two occasions are - New Zealand setting a target of 403 against Ireland at Aberdeen on 01.07.08 {New Zealand won by 290 runs} : India setting a target of 414 runs against Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.03.07 {India won by 257 runs}.

 

- South Africa's total of 399 for 6 in this game provide the tenth occasion of team setting a target of 400 plus runs for a team to win in the history of One-Day International.

 

- JP Duminy {129} and AB de Villiers {109} scored hundreds in South Africa's innings providing the 89th occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in the same innings.

 

- AB de Villers's 109 in this game provide the 63rd occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in consecutive games. His feat provides the ninth occasion of South African batsmen performing such a feat.

 

- Ab de Villers has performed the feat of scoring consecutive hundreds on three occasions. He is the first South African batsman to perform such a feat. Others to perform such a feat on three or more occasions are - Saeed Anwar of Pakistan {04}: CH Gayle {03}: ST Jayasuriya {03} and BC Lara {03}.

 

- AB de Villers's 109 in this game provide the 73rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring hundreds in one day.  His feat provides the fifth occasion of South African wicket keeper batsmen scoring a hundred in one day games.

 

- JP Duminy and AB de Villers added 219 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 76th occasion of 200 runs plus partnership in one day games. This stand provides the 17th occasion of 200 runs plus partnership for the third wicket in one day games. This stand represents the record stand for the third wicket by South African batsman in one day games. The previous best was 186 runs stand between AB de Villiers and JA Morkel vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 26.08.07.

 

- JP Duminy and AB de Villers added 219 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the fourth occasion of 200 runs plus partnership by South African batsmen in one day games. The other three occasions are - 235 runs for the first wicket between HH Gibbs and G Kirsten vs India at Kochi on 09.03.00: 232 for the fourth wicket between DJ Cullinan and JN Rhodes vs Pakistan at Nairobi {G} on 29.09.96 and 209 for the second wicket between G Kirsten and ND McKenzie vs Kenya at Cape Town on 22.10.01.

 

- This match witnessed nine Zimbabwean bowlers bowling to South African batsmen providing 13th such occasion in the history of One-Day International.

 

- At the end of this series, South Africa has won 82 games under GC Smith. Other captains to have won 80 plus one day games are - RT Ponting of Australia {160}: AR Border of Australia {107}: WJ Cronje of South Africa {99}: SP Fleming of New Zealand {98}: M Azharuddin of India {90} : and A Ranatunga of Sri Lanka {89}.

 

- AB de Villiers {109} and JP Duminy {129} scored hundreds in this game to provide the 99th and 100th hundred by South African batsmen in one day games. JP Duminy's hundred was the 100th hundred scored by South African batsman in One-day games.

 

- South Africa became the sixth team to post 100 hundreds in one day games. Others are - India {177}: Australia {154}: Pakistan {144}: West Indies {132} and Sri Lanka {109}.

 

- JP Duminy scored 129 in this game while Zimbabwe was all out for 127 providing the 39th occasion of a batsman's individual score greater than the team's total.

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