1st Match,India v South Africa,Coca-Cola Cup,Statistical Highlights
- It was the 1577th ODI in cricket history.
- It was the 154th match on this ground. Incidentally Sharjah
Cricket Association Stadium holds the distinction of hosting
maximum ODIs. Sydney and Melbourne (104 apiece) are jointly
placed at second position.
- India was playing its 64th match on this ground. India has
now won 32 and lost 32.
- South Africa was playing his sixth match on this ground. It
has won all the six.
- It was the fourth meeting between these two sides at Sharjah.
South Africa has won all the four.
- India was participating for the 15th time in a tournament at
Sharjah. Now only Pakistan (20) has played in more ODI
- Former England batsman John Hampshire was officiating in his
ninth match. He last stood as umpire in England-South Africa match
at Leeds on 25-05-1998. The other umpire Daryl Harper, from
Australia, was officiating in his 29th match.
- Ajit Agarkar was playing his 50th match. He became 28th Indian
and 217th player to do so.
- India's total (164) is its lowest at Sharjah against a team
other than Pakistan. The previous lowest was 169 against
West Indies at 13-10-1989.
- India's total is its second lowest against South Africa after
147 in 49.4 overs at Port Elizabeth on 09-12-1992.
- The 62 runs partnership between Ajay Jadeja and Javagal
Srinath is a new record for India for tenth wicket against all
countries. This obliterated the previous record stand of 53
between Ravi Shastri and Narendra Hirwani against West Indies at
Gwalior on 22-01-1988.
- The partnership was the sixth highest for tenth wicket in all
one-dayers. The details:
106* WI v Eng Manchester 31-05-1984 IVA Richards/MA Holding 72 Pak v SA Durban 03-04-1998 Abdur Razzaq/Waqar Younis 71 WI v Ind Manchester 09-06-1983 AME Roberts/J Garner 65 NZ v SL Derby 18-06-1983 MC Snedden/EJ Chatfield 64* WI v Pak Birmingham 11-06-1975 DL Murray/AME Roberts 62 Ind v SA Sharjah 22-03-2000 A Jadeja/J Srinath 53 Ind v WI Gwalior 22-01-1988 RJ Shastri/ND Hirwani 51 SA v SL Colombo RPS 04-09-1993 RP Snell/PS deVilliers 51 SL v Zim Bulawayo QSC 12-12-1999 RP Arnold/KSC DeSilva
- The partnership is also the highest for tenth wicket on this
ground. The previous highest was 46 run-stand between OD Gibson
and HAG Anthony for West Indies against Sri Lanka on 20-10-1995.
- Javagal Srinath's 30 is the highest innings by an Indian in
all one-dayers at batting position 11. This obliterates the
previous highest of 19 by Venkatesh Prasad against Pakistan
at Toronto on 23-09-1996.
- Srinath's innings is also the fourth joint highest by any
batsman at this batting position.The details:
Score Batsman Countries Venue Date 37 J.Garner WI v IND Manchester 09-06-1983 34* C.Pringle NZ v WI Guwahati 01-11-1994 33 Waqar Younis PAK v SA Durban 03-04-1998 30 A.R.C.Fraser ENG v WI Port of Spain 08-04-1998 30 J.Srinath Ind v SA Sharjah 22-03-2000
- The unbroken partnership of 168 runs between Gary Kirsten
and Herschelle Gibbs is the highest by any side for opening
wicket at this venue. This obliterated the previous record
stand of 165 between Gordon Greenidge and Desmond
Haynes for West Indies on 21-10-1988. The all-time record for
first wicket at this venue, however, still remains as 204
between Saeed Anwar and Rameez Raja for Pakistan against
Sri Lanka on 04-02-1993.
- South Africa, by winning this match by 10 wickets, presented
the 13th such instance in ODI history. The details:
India (120-0) beat East Africa (120) Leeds 11-06-1975 New Zealand (113-0) beat India (112-9) Melbourne 10-01-1981 West Indies (172-0) beat Zimbabwe (171) Birmingham 20-06-1983 India (97-0) beat Sri Lanka (96) Sharjah 08-04-1984 West Indies(117-0) beat New Zealand (116) Port of Spain 17-04-1985 Pakistan (66-0) beat New Zealand (64) Sharjah 15-04-1986 West Indies(192-0) beat New Zealand (191-9) Christchurch 28-03-1987 West Indies (221-0) beat Pakistan (220-2) Melbourne 23-02-1992 West Indies(154-0) beat South Africa (152) Port of Spain 11-04-1992 India (116-0) beat West Indies (121) Port of Spain 27-04-1997 + West Indies (200-0) beat India (199-7) Bridgetown 03-05-1997 India (197-0) beat Zimbabwe (196-9) Sharjah 13-11-1998 South Africa (168-0) beat India (164) Sharjah 22-03-2000
+ target reduced
- It was South Africa's biggest win in ODIs.It has won by nine
wickets on three occasions - v Australia at Sydney on 26-02-1992,
v Pakistan at CapeTown on 23-04-1998 and v Zimbabwe at Nairobi
(Gymkhana) on 28-09-1999.
- South Africa won this match with 124 balls to spare. It is
South Africa's fourth largest win in terms of balls .The details:
Balls 141 v Sri Lanka Bloemfontein 19-04-1998 134 v Pakistan CapeTown 23-04-1998 130 v Australia Perth 18-01-1998 124 v India Sharjah 22-03-2000
- At the other end of the scale,the defeat was India's fourth
largest in terms of balls.The details :
Balls 174 v Australia Sydney 08-01-1981 142 v Pakistan Lahore 02-10-1997 139 v Pakistan Sialkot 13-10-1978 139 v Australia Sydney 14-01-2000 124 v South Africa Sharjah 22-03-2000
- Steven Elworthy was winning his maiden MoM award in his 32nd