April 29, 2001

1st ODI, West Indies v South Africa, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1712th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was West Indies' 418th and South Africa's 223rd match.

  • It was the 19th match between these two sides. The record now reads : South Africa 12, West Indies 7.

  • It was the fourth match between these two sides on West Indies soil. West Indies has won all four.

  • Justin Ontong became 64th player to represent South Africa in ODIs,while Leon Garrick became 106th debutant for West Indies. Umpires Steve Bucknor and Basil Morgan were officiating in their 81st and 13th match respectively.

  • Mervyn Dillon was playing his 50th match. He became 30th West Indian and 230th player overall to do so.

  • Carl Hooper was captaining West Indies for the fifth time in his career. He had last captained West Indies against South Africa at Bloemfontein on 05-02-1999. Incidentally Hooper had faced defeat in all his previous four matches. The second wicket partnership of 64 runs between Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis was South Africa's best for this wicket against West Indies. This obliterated the previous highest of 54 between Mike Rindel and Daryll Cullinan at Dhaka on 01-11-1998.

  • Lance Klusener was getting a golden duck (that is, out off the first ball) for the fifth time in his career. His other first ball dismissals are : v India at Nairobi on 03-10-1999 and at Sharjah on 27-03-2000, v Pakistan at Sharjah on 31-03-2000 and v Sri Lanka at Colombo SSC on 11-07-2001.

  • The duck was 11th for Klusener ,which equalled the record of most ducks by a South African in a career. Allan Donald also has 11 ducks from 132 matches and 33 innings to his credit.

  • The catch of Neil McKenzie was 100th for Ridley Jacobs in his 73rd match. He became second West Indian after Jeff Dujon (183 catches from 167 matches) and 12th wicket-keeper overall to complete century of catches behind the stumps.

  • The wicket of Chris Gayle was 150th for Allan Donald on `foreign' soil. He became first South African and 11th bowler overall to reach this milestone. The accompanying table has the details :

Wkts

For

Mdns

Balls

Runs

Ave

Best

SR

RpO

5W

Wasim Akram

371

Pak

251

13242

8320

22.43

5/16

35.69

3.77

4

Waqar Younis

268

Pak

169

8442

6476

24.16

6/26

31.50

4.60

7

Saqlain Mushtaq

197

Pak

113

5863

4145

21.04

5/29

29.76

4.24

4

M Muralitharan

192

SL

127

6955

4683

24.39

7/30

36.22

4.04

4

CA Walsh

181

WI

155

8281

5076

28.04

5/1

45.75

3.68

1

J Srinath

171

Ind

124

6529

4844

28.33

5/23

38.18

4.45

1

WPUJ Vaas

169

SL

128

6374

4501

26.63

5/14

37.72

4.24

1

A Kumble

168

Ind

137

7235

5024

29.90

5/33

43.07

4.17

1

CEL Ambrose

160

WI

124

6602

3788

23.68

5/17

41.26

3.44

4

N Kapil Dev

153

Ind

140

7137

4228

27.63

5/43

46.65

3.55

1

AA Donald

151

SA

84

4368

2924

19.36

6/23

28.93

4.02

2

  • The catch of Hooper was 50th for Gary Kirsten in his 149th match. He became fourth South Africa (after Jonty Rhodes, Hansie Cronje and Daryll Cullinan) and 43rd fielder overall (excluding wicket-keepers) to do so. Incidentally Kirsten is the slowest among the South Africans to reach this landmark. Cullinan had taken only 112 matches to complete his 50 catches, while Rhodes and Cronje did so playing in their 120th and 133rd match respectively.Just for the record, Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga is the slowest among all players to achieve this milestone having taken as many as 224 matches to do so.

  • It was the third occasion when West Indies won a match off the last ball of the match while batting second. The other occasions being against Pakistan at Karachi on 21-11-1980 and against England at this same ground on 03-03-1990.

  • West Indies has now played 12 matches at this ground and has won on all but one occasion. West Indies' only defeat came against Australia on 26-02-1991.

  • Neil McGarrell was winning his maiden MoM award in his sixth match.