West Indies in Zimbabwe and South Africa 2007-08 / Stats Analysis

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

A rare away win, and Bravo's long wait ends

A look at the statistical highlights of West Indies' victory over South Africa in the first Test in Port Elizabeth

Cricinfo staff

December 29, 2007

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The wait is over: It was in his 24th Test that Dwayne Bravo experienced his first victory © AFP
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Win No. 1: West Indies' 128-run victory against South Africa was their first victory in South Africa. They had been beaten 5-0 and 3-0 (one draw) on their previous tours to South Africa in 1998-99 and 2003-04.

May 2005 was when West Indies recorded their last Test win, against Pakistan in Bridgetown. Since then they had played 20 Tests, losing 14 and drawing six, before this victory against South Africa.

June 2000: The last time West Indies beat opposition (other than Zimbabwe and Bangladesh) overseas. Since their victory against England at Edgbaston in June 2000, West Indies have played 45 Tests overseas with 32 defeats, eight draws and five victories (two each in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, and this one against South Africa).

23: The number of Tests Dwayne Bravo played before experiencing a victory. Bravo did not play in the victory against Pakistan in Bridgetown and had a loss-draw record of 16-7. This was also a maiden Test victory for Runako Morton, Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin, and a second Test win for Jerome Taylor.

11: The number of Tests South Africa have lost in Port Elizabeth. They have played 23 Tests here out of which they have won only eight.


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