August 30, 2000

3rd Match, Singapore Challenge, SA v NZ, Statistical Highlights

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  • It was the 1625th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was South Africa's 207th and New Zealand's 350th ODI match in cricket history.

  • It was the 21st match between these two sides. The record now reads: South Africa 12, New Zealand 7, no result 2.

  • Umpires SK Bansal and Gamini Silva officiated in their twentyeighth and sixth match respectively.

  • Gary Kirsten when reached 27, completed his 5000 runs in ODIs. He became the second South African after Hansie Cronje and the 26th batsman in cricket history to reach this milestone. By taking 137 matches to do so Kirsten became the sixth quickest in terms of matches after West Indians Brian Lara (120), Gordon Greenidge (122), Viv Richards (126), Australian Dean Jones (131) and Indian Saurav Ganguly (131) to do so. However Kirsten by getting to this target in 137 innings became the sixth quickest in terms of least innings alongwith India's Sachin Tendulkar and after Viv Richards (114), Brian Lara (118), Gordon Greenidge (121), Saurav Ganguly (126) and Dean Jones (128).

  • Kirsten, on 71, also completed his 1000 runs in the year 2000-first batsman to do so this year. He was playing his 25th match and innings. Kirsten became the first South African and 11th batsman to accomplish this feat more than once.The previous such instance for him was in 1996 when he aggregated 1442 runs in 29 matches at an average of 57.68. India's Sachin Tendulkar has scored 1000 runs in a calendar year on four occasions (including three consecutive years from 1996 to 1998) and compatriot Saurav Ganguly three times (in successive years from 1997 to 1999). Others to have done so twice are West Indian Desmond Haynes, Pakistan's Aamir Sohail and Ijaz Ahmed, Australia's Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting, India's Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja and Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva. The following table lists all batsman with 1000 or more runs in a calendar year:

    Batsman (Country)   Year   Mts Inns NO  Runs   Hs   Ave  100  50
    

    SR Tendulkar (Ind) 1998 34 33 4 1894 143 65.31 9 7 SC Ganguly (Ind) 1999 41 41 3 1767 183 46.50 4 10 RS Dravid (Ind) 1999 43 43 5 1761 153 46.34 6 8 SR Tendulkar (Ind) 1996 32 32 2 1611 137 53.70 6 9 Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1996 36 36 5 1595 115 51.45 3 10 ME Waugh (Aus) 1999 36 36 3 1468 106 44.48 2 11 G Kirsten (SA) 1996 29 29 4 1442 188 57.68 6 4 BC Lara (WI) 1993 30 30 3 1349 153 49.96 4 7 SC Ganguly (Ind) 1997 38 35 3 1338 113 41.81 1 10 SC Ganguly (Ind) 1998 36 35 3 1328 124 41.50 4 7 Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 1996 38 36 5 1283 117 41.39 1 9 M Azharuddin (Ind) 1998 37 33 4 1268 153 43.72 3 8 AC Gilchrist (Aus) 1999 37 37 0 1241 154 33.54 2 6 DL Haynes (WI) 1985 28 27 5 1232 145 56.00 3 7 IVA Richards (WI) 1985 29 25 5 1231 103 61.55 1 12 PA DeSilva (SL) 1997 28 27 4 1212 134 52.70 3 8 PA DeSilva (SL) 1996 30 29 5 1188 145 49.50 4 5 ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1997 26 26 3 1178 151 51.22 3 9 DM Jones (Aus) 1990 22 22 5 1174 145 69.06 4 7 RT Ponting (Aus) 1998 24 24 2 1166 145 53.00 3 6 AD Jadeja (Ind) 1999 36 34 7 1144 103 42.37 2 5 WJ Cronje (SA) 1994 29 29 3 1133 112 43.58 2 7 Inzamam-ul-Haq(Pak) 1999 29 28 4 1106 107 46.08 1 10 M Azharuddin (Ind) 1997 36 32 5 1104 111 40.89 1 9 Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 1997 31 31 2 1104 139 38.07 1 8 Aamer Sohail (Pak) 1996 30 30 1 1090 111 37.59 2 7 SR Tendulkar (Ind) 1994 25 25 2 1089 115 47.35 3 9 DI Gower (Eng) 1983 20 20 3 1086 158 63.88 4 4 Javed Miandad (Pak) 1987 22 22 6 1084 113 67.75 2 10 DC Boon (Aus) 1994 26 26 3 1073 98 46.65 0 9 G Kirsten (SA) 2000 26 26 2 1066 115 44.41 1 10 ME Waugh (Aus) 1996 25 25 2 1059 130 46.04 4 5 Aamer Sohail (Pak) 1994 28 28 1 1053 134 39.00 2 6 BC Broad (Eng) 1987 26 26 0 1047 99 40.27 0 10 RT Ponting (Aus) 1999 32 32 6 1037 87 39.88 0 5 DJ Cullinan (SA) 1996 24 24 6 1034 124 57.44 3 5 SR Tendulkar (Ind) 1997 39 36 3 1011 117 30.64 2 5 DL Haynes (WI) 1989 23 23 5 1007 152 55.94 4 4 AD Jadeja (Ind) 1998 36 34 13 1004 116 47.81 2 6

  • Shaun Pollock with three wickets in this match now has a tally of 25 wickets in 14 matches against New Zealand which makes him the most successful South African bowler against New Zealand. The previous record was in the name of Allan Donald who has a tally of 23 wickets from 13 matches against New Zealand.

  • Shaun Pollock won Man of the Match for the fifth time in his career. He last won an award way back in 1997 against Pakistan at Lahore on 2nd November.