Final, Singapore Challenge, SA v Pak, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

August 30, 2000

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  • It was the 1626th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was South Africa's 208th and Pakistan's 479th ODI match in cricket history.

  • It was the 28th match between these two sides. The record now reads: South Africa 19, Pakistan 10.

  • Umpires VK Ramasamy and SK Bansal officiated in their 42nd and 29th match respectively.

  • Nicky Boje made his first fifty in ODIs. His previous highest was unbeaten 35 also against Pakistan at Sharjah on24-03-2000. Interestingly on that occasion too, Boje's innings proved the turning point of the match paving the way for a South African victory.

  • Razzaq's figures of 7-0-54-2 (@ 7.71) is the least economical of his career in 64 matches in a match in which he bowled atleast seven overs. His previous worst figures being 7-0-45-2 against New Zealand at Mohali on 09-05-1997 during the Independence Cup.

  • Ijaz Ahmed was out LBW for the 23rd time in his career. Now only Roshan Mahanama (34), Javed Miandad (29) and Desmond Haynes (25) have been dismissed in this fashion on more occasions than Ijaz.

  • Gary Kirsten and Ijaz Ahmed top scored for the third consecutive time for their respective sides.

  • Pakistan's total (121) is its 12th lowest in ODIs and third lowest against South Africa.

  • The total is the third lowest recorded by any side in a final match of a tournament. England holds the dubious distinction of making lowest total in this regard. They were bundled out for a paltry 111 in 38 overs chasing South Africa's total of 149. The following table lists the lowest totals achieved in final of a tournament :
    Total(Overs) Countries Venue        Date       Tournament/ Trophy
    

    111 (38) Eng v SA Johannesburg 13-02-2000 Standard BankTriangular 114 (37.1) Pak v SA Cape Town 23-04-1998 Standard Bank Series 121 (28.1) Pak v SA Singapore 27-08-2000 Singapore Challenge 123 (40.1) WI v Ind Calcutta 27-11-1993 Hero Cup 123 (36) SL v Pak Sharjah 22-10-1999 Coca Cola Cup 125 (45) Ind v Pak Sharjah 16-04-1999 Coca Cola Cup 132 (39) Pak v Aus Lord's 20-06-1999 World Cup 139 (42.3) Aus v Ind Sharjah 29-03-1985 Rothman's Trophy 140 (52) WI v Ind Lord's 25-06-1983 World Cup

    Note: This tally does not include the tournaments where best of three finals were played. The lowest for such finals are:
    103 (40.3)   WI v Pak  Melbourne    20-01-1997 Carlton & United WSC
    (2nd and last final)
    107 (32.2)   Aus v WI  Melbourne    24-01-1982 Benson & Hedges WSC
    (2nd of four  finals)
    109 (32.3)   Pak v SA  Johannesburg 12-01-1995 Mandela Trophy
    (2nd and last final)
    110 (31.5)   Eng v Aus Melbourne    13-02-1999 Carlton & United WSC
    (2nd and last final)
    

  • South African bowlers and fielders conceded only 2 extras in Pakistan's innings, which is the fifth lowest conceded by South Africa in a ODI. The details:
    Extras
    1      South Africa v Australia (124-7)  Wellington         15-02-1995
    2      South Africa v Australia (281-6)  Port Elizabeth     22-02-1994
    2      South Africa v Australia (159-3)  East London        02-04-1994
    2      South Africa v NewZealand(148-6)  Hobart BO          18-12-1993
    2      South Africa v Pakistan    (121)  Singapore          27-08-2000
    
  • It was also the third lowest by a side against Pakistan. The details:
    0      New Zealand  v Pakistan (66-0)    Sharjah            15-04-1986
    2      Holland      v Pakistan (151-2)   Lahore             26-02-1996
    2      South Africa v Pakistan (121)     Singapore          27-08-2000
    
  • South Africa registered its tenth tournament win (involving three or more teams). The following table lists South Africa's tournament wins in ODIs:
    Season    Host Country    Tournament/ Trophy   Team beaten in final
    

    1994-95 South Africa Mandela Trophy Pakistan 1995-96 UAE Sharjah Cup India 1996-97 Kenya Sameer Cup Pakistan 1996-97 South Africa Standard Bank Intl India 1997-98 Pakistan Wills Quadrangular Sri Lanka 1997-98 South Africa Standard Bank Intl Pakistan 1998-99 Bangladesh Wills Intl Cup West Indies 1999-00 Kenya LG Cup India 1999-00 South Africa STBT Tournament England 2000-01 Singapore Singapore Challenge Pakistan

  • South Africa and Pakistan have now played against each other on five occasions in the final of a tournament. South Africa has won on four occasions, while Pakistan has won one.

  • The defeat by 93 runs was 16th heaviest for Pakistan in ODIs. It was also the third heaviest defeat for Pakistan against South Africa. Pakistan had lost to South Africa by 157 runs at Johannesburg on 12-01-1995 and by 143 runs at Sharjah on 13-04-1996.

  • Nicky Boje won Man of the Match award for the second time in his career.

  • At the end of the series:

    Overall ODI record: South Africa: played 208, won 127, lost 74, tied 2 and abandoned 5. Pakistan: played 479, won 248, lost 215, tied 6 and abandoned 10. New Zealand: played 350, won 143, lost 186, tied 4 and abandoned 17.

    Captaincy record: Shaun Pollock: played 15, won 9, lost 6. Waqar Younis: played 4, won 2, lost 2. Stephen Fleming: played 67, won 26, lost 34, tied 1 and abandoned 6.

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