March 20, 2000

Statistical highlights - India v South Africa 5th One Day International

  • It was the 1576th ODI match in cricket history.

  • It was India's 438th match. The record now reads: won 197, lost 220, tied 3 and no result 18.

  • It was South Africa's 189th match. The record now reads: won 117, lost 66, tied 1 and no result 5.

  • It was 35th match between these two sides. The record now reads: India 12, South Africa 22, no result 1.

  • It was 15th match between these two sides on Indian soil. The record now reads: India 9, South Africa 6.

  • It was 210th match on Indian soil and tenth on this groundfirst between these two sides.

  • Francis Gomes became 82nd Indian umpire to officiate in a ODI. The other umpire S.K.Bansal was standing in his 25th match.

  • Sridharan Sriram, the left hand batsman and slow left arm bowler from Tamilnadu, became the 129th player to represent India in ODIs.

  • Herschelle Gibbs's fifty came off just 30 balls (with 11 fours) - the fastest for South Africa in ODIs.

  • Mark Boucher's 58 is the highest score by a South African wicketkeeper in all ODIs beating Dave Richardson's 53 against Pakistan at Durban on 17-12-1994. Boucher's previous highest was 51 against West Indies at East London on 24-01-1999.

  • Lance Klusener (75*) recorded his highest score against India. His previous highest was paltry 19 at Jamshedpur on 12-03- 2000 in the second match of this series.

  • Klusener's 75* is the highest by any South African batsman at number eight. This obliterated Shaun Pollock's 66 against England at Cape Town on 09-01-1996. In fact only two batsmen have exceded Klusener's effort at batting position eight. Pakistan's Wasim Akram made 79 against Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam on 27-03-1999 and New Zealand's Chris Harris made 77* against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 01-10-1997.

  • The previous highest by a number eight batsman against India was Zimbabwean Heath Streak's 59 at Sharjah on 08-11-1998.

  • Lance Klusener, when on 18, completed his 2000 runs in ODIs in his 78th match (and 68th innings). He became seventh South African and 85th bastman overall to cross 2000 runs in ODIs.

  • Klusener also became second South African after Hansie Cronje and 14th allrounder to complete the double of 2000 runs and 100 wickets in a career.

  • The partnership of 114 runs between Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener is highest for South Africa for seventh wicket against all countries. Incidentally the previous record stand was also achieved against India as Hansie Cronje and Brian McMillan put on 79 runs at Sharjah on 19-04-1996.

  • The Boucher-Klusener partnership is the highest by any side against India for seventh wicket putting into shade the 102* run stand between Australia's Steve Waugh and Greg Dyer at Delhi on 02-10-1986. It is also the fourth highest for this wicket position in all ODIs. The details:

Runs Countries  Venue        Date         Batsmen
119  Ken v Zim  Nairobi Aga  16-10-1997  T Odoyo/A Suji
115  WI  v Pak  Gujranwala   04-11-1986  PJL Dujon/MD Marshall
115  NZ  v Pak  Sharjah      13-11-1996  AC Parore/L Germon
114  SA  v Ind  Nagpur       19-03-2000  MV Boucher/L Klusener
111  NZ  v WI   Kingston     26-03-1996  AC Parore/DN Patel
110  SL  v Pak  Nairobi Gym  04-10-1996  PA DeSilva/HDPK Dharmasena
108  Pak v NZ   Christchurch 06-02-1985  Rameez Raja/Anil Dalpat
102* Aus v Ind  Delhi        02-10-1986  SR Waugh/GC Dyer
100  Ind v Aus  Colombo SSC  06-09-1996  SC Ganguly/SB Joshi

  • Saba Karim did not concede a bye in South Africa's total. It was the ninth occasion when an Indian 'keeper did not concede a bye in opponents' total of 300 plus. Nayan Mongia is the only one to do so four times. The others are: Farokh Engineer, Syed Kirmani, Mannava Prasad and Sameer Dighe (twice).

  • Javagal Srinath's figures (6-0-65-0) are the second most expensive by any bowler in a six over spell in ODIs after Kenya's Rajab Ali's 6-0-67-0 (v Sri Lanka, Kandy, 06-03-1996). The previous worst figures for an Indian bowler were Gopal Sharma's 6-0-55-1 (v Pak, Jamshedpur, 26-03-1987). The details:

RPO     Figures
11.16  6-0-67-0  Rajab Ali       Ken v SL   Kandy       09-03-1996
10.83  6-0-65-0  J Srinath       Ind v SA   Nagpur      19-03-2000
9.83   6-0-59-0  M Mbangwa       Zim v SL   Bulawayo    11-12-1999
9.66   6-0-58-1  ARC Fraser      Eng v Pak  Nagpur      30-10-1989
9.66   6-0-58-0  EA Brandes      Zim v NZ   Auckland    28-01-1996
9.50   6-0-57-0  Salim Jaffer    Pak v Aus  Lahore      04-11-1987
9.33   6-0-56-2  GR Larsen       NZ  v Ind  Wellington  14-01-1999
9.16   6-0-55-1  Gopal Sharma    Ind v Pak  Jamshedpur  26-03-1987
9.00   6-0-54-0  SR Tendulkar    Ind v NZ   Nagpur      26-11-1995
9.00   6-0-54-2  Hasibul Hussain BD  v Ken  Nairobi Aga 15-10-1997
9.00   6-0-54-1  ST Jayasuriya   SL  v Pak  Lahore      05-11-1997

  • Srinath's figures (@ rpo 10.83) are the third most expensive by an Indian in a ODI bowling at least five overs in a match. The details:

RPO Figures 12.40 5-0-62-0 SC Ganguly v Pak Toronto 19-09-1998 11.00 7-0-77-0 RJ Shastri v WI Jamshedpur 07-12-1983 10.83 6-0-65-0 J Srinath v SA Nagpur 19-03-2000 10.60 5-0-53-0 SV Bahutule v Pak Dhaka 16-01-1998 10.42 7-0-73-1 Kapil Dev v Pak Lahore 31-12-1982 10.20 5-0-51-1 SLV Raju v Pak Singapore 05-04-1996 10.20 5-0-51-0 DB Mohanty v Aus Kochi 01-04-1998 10.00 5-0-50-1 MB Amarnath v Pak Lahore 31-12-1982 10.40 5-0-52-0 AB Agarkar v Pak Sharjah 16-04-1999

  • Sachin Tendulkar became second batsman in ODIs to complete his 9000 runs when his score reached 50 . The only other batsman with 9000 plus runs is fellow Indian Mohammad Azharuddin (9222 runs from 327 matches). Tendulkar has taken 242 matches and 235 innings as against Azharuddin's 320 and 294 respectively to accomplish this feat.

  • Tendulkar on 59, completed his 1000 runs against South Africa in his 33rd match. He became only the batsman to do so after Australia's Steve Waugh and fellow Indian Mohammad Azharuddin. The accompanying table lists leading run-scorers against South Africa.

Player        Country M   I  NO Runs HS   Ave  100s  50s 0s
S.R.Waugh       Aus   37  36  5 1241 120* 40.03  1   10  3
M.Azharuddin    Ind   31  31  2 1066  90  36.75  -   7   -
S.R.Tendulkar   Ind   33  33  0 1034 122  31.33  2   5   1
M.E.Waugh       Aus   33  33  2  947 115* 30.54  2   4   3
M.G.Bevan       Aus   22  20  4  831 103  51.93  1   6   1
A.D.Jadeja      Ind   30  29  4  698  92  27.92  -   3   -
R.S.Dravid      Ind   19  19  1  670  84  37.22  -   7   1
S.Ganguly       Ind   15  15  1  661 105* 47.21  1   5   1
Ijaz Ahmed      Pak   18  17  2  576 114* 38.40  2   3   4
B.C.Lara        WI    15  15  2  559 111* 43.00  2   3   1
D.C.Boon        Aus   19  19  0  551  76  29.00  -   3   -
G.A.Hick        Eng   19  19  1  525  83  29.16  -   4   1
Inzamam-ul-Haq  Pak   17  16  1  513  85  34.20  -   4   -

  • The stand of 180 runs between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid is the highest for all sides for the second wicket against South Africa. Tendulkar-Dravid partnership obliterated the 175 run-stand between Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Manjrekar at Delhi (NS) on 14-11-1991.

  • India's total is the sixth highest for a losing side. The details:

Total   (Overs)
329     (49.3)  SL  v WI        Sharjah      16-10-1995 +
315     (49.5)  Pak v SL        Singapore    20-04-1996 +
315-8   (50)    Pak v Aus       Lahore       10-11-1998
314-5   (48)    Pak v Ind       Dhaka        18-01-1998
312-4   (50)    Zim v SL        NewPlymouth  23-02-1992
310     (48.5)  Ind v SA        Nagpur       19-03-2000 +
306     (47)    Ind v NZ        Rajkot       05-11-1999 +
302-3   (50)    Eng v SL        Adelaide     23-01-1999
301     (49.3)  SL  v Ind       Colombo RP   07-07-1998 +
301-3   (50)    SA  v Ind       Kochi        09-03-2000
301-9   (50)    NZ  v Aus       Christchurch 26-02-2000 +
300-8   (50)    Ind v SL        Colombo RP   17-08-1997 +

+ batted second

  • India's total is also the highest made against South Africa in a one-dayer supplanting the 302 for seven,also by India, at Kochi on 09-03-2000 in the first match of this series.

  • The match aggregate of 630 for the loss of 17 wickets is the highest involving South Africa.The previous highest was 603 for 10 in the Kochi one-dayer of this series on 09-03- 2000.

  • The match aggregate is also the highest without an individual hundred.The previous highest was 626 for the loss of 14 wicket in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Swansea on 09-06-1983.

  • India has not lost a bilateral series on home soil since 1998-89 (v New Zealand). India's last series defeat in India came during the 1987-88 season when West Indies won the eight match series 7-1.

  • Lance Klusener won his 15th Man of the Match award - his first against India.

  • Saurav Ganguly has now captained India in nine matches-won five and lost four.

  • Hansie Cronje has now captained South Africa in 134 matcheswon 96, lost 34, tied 1 and abandoned 3.