India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff
June 6, 2013
South Africa continue their poor run in England
Stats highlights from India's 26-run win against South Africa in their group B league match of the Champions Trophy at Cardiff
South Africa have now lost seven of the 11 ODIs they have played in England since 2007. They have won only two of these games with two games ending without a result. Their win-loss ratio of 0.28 is the worst for visiting teams in England.
India's score of 331 for 7 was their second highest in ODIs against South Africa, their highest being 401 for 3 at Gwalior in 2010, when Sachin Tendulkar scored the first 200 in ODIs. This was also the highest ODI score at Cardiff. The previous highest at this ground was 304 for 6, also by India. This was India's highest total against South Africa in matches played outside India.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe's 2 for 83 in this match was the third most expensive spell by a South African bowler against India, after Wayne Parnell's 2 for 95 and Dale Steyn's 0 for 89 in the same Gwalior match.
This was only the tenth time in ODIs that two or more bowlers from the same team went for 80 or more runs in their spells. South Africa have been the bowling team on four of these 10 occasions, none of the other teams have more than one instance. Two of these instances for South Africa have come against India.
The 127-run opening partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma was the first opening century partnership for India outside the sub-continent since Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag put on 201* against New Zealand at Hamilton in March 2009.
AB de Villiers scored his fourth consecutive fifty in as many innings, in this match. This was the eighth instance of a South African batsman scoring fifty-plus runs in four or more consecutive innings. Pakistan have 13 instances of batsmen scoring four or more consecutive fifties, the most for any team.
This was the 66th instance of both teams scoring 300-plus runs in a match. India have been involved in 30 of these 66 matches.
David Miller got out for a duck without facing a ball in South Africa's innings. There have been 123 such instances in ODIs. Miller was only the fifth South African batsman to get out for a 'diamond-duck'. South Africa have the lowest number of such ducks among the eight teams in the Champions Trophy.
Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo
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