Stuart Broad's 4 for 15 is the best bowling performance by an England bowler in World Cup matches against South Africa and the seventh best by an English bowler overall in World Cups.
The 99-run stand between Jonathan Trott and Ravi Bopara is the second highest for the fourth wicket for England in World Cups.
England's six-run win is their closest margin of victory in a World Cup match when thry have batted first. Their previous closest win was the nine-run win over India in the 1992 World Cup.
The 172 is the lowest target that South Africa have failed to chase in World Cups and the third lowest in ODIs.
Robin Peterson's 3 for 22 is his best bowling display in ODIs surpassing his 3 for 42 against Pakistan in Dubai.