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3rd Match, South Africa v New Zealand, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1647th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was South Africa's 213th and New Zealand's 359th ODI.

  • It was the 24th match between these two sides. The record now reads: South Africa 14, New Zealand 7, no result 3.

  • Umpires Dave Orchard and Barry Lambson officiated in their 62nd and 33rd match respectively.

  • South Africa's total (324 for 4) is its highest against New Zealand. This obliterates the previous highest of 314 for 7 at Centurion on 11-12-1994.

  • The total is also the second highest for South Africa against all opponents. The highest, however, still remains as 328 for 3 against Holland at Rawalpindi in 1995-96 World Cup.

  • Nicky Boje scored his second hundred in three innings. His innings is the second highest for South Africa against New Zealand after Dave Callaghan's 169 (unbeaten) at Centurion on 11-12-1994.

  • Gary Kirsten made his third score in the nineties. He had been dismissed on 93 against India at Faridabad on 15-03-2000 and on 97 against Australia at Durban on 12-04-2000. Only Hansie Cronje has more scores in nineties than Gary Kirsten -five.

  • The second wicket partnership of 160 runs between Kirsten and Boje is South Africa's best for this wicket against New Zealand. This obliterates the previous best of 149 between Dave Callaghan and Hansie Cronje at Centurion on 11-12-1994.

  • The third wicket partnership of 72 runs betweeen Nathan Astle and Roger Twose is the best for New Zealand for this wicket against South Africa beating the 71 run-partnership between this same pair at Auckland on 20-02-1999.

  • Mark Boucher with his three catches in the match has now taken his tally of dismissals against New Zealand to 16 in 12 matches -most for South Africa. Boucher surpassed Dave Richardson's tally of 15 dismissals in 9 matches.

  • South Africa won a match by 100 or more runs for the 13th time. On the other hand,it was the 14th instance of losing a match by 100 or more runs for New Zealand.

  • The victory was also the second biggest for South Africa against New Zealand after its 143 run win at Auckland on 27-03-1999.

  • Nicky Boje won his fourth Man of the match award. Interestingly all his four awards have come in his last seven matches.