Stats Analysis

England's second-highest ODI total

Stats highlights from the first ODI between South Africa and England at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein

Bharath Seervi
England batsmen made some remarkable achievements in the first ODI in Bloemfontein  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

England batsmen made some remarkable achievements in the first ODI in Bloemfontein  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

1 Totals by England higher than 399 in this match, they had made 408 for 9 against New Zealand at Edgbaston in 2015. Till the 2015 World Cup, England had scored 350 or more only twice in ODI history. But since then, they have amassed such totals five times.
73 Balls played by Jos Buttler to complete his century; this is the slowest of his four ODI centuries, all of which are among the fastest for England in ODIs. Buttler holds the record for scoring England's fastest ODI hundred, which came off 46 balls against Pakistan in Dubai (DSC) last year. His other two centuries came off 61 balls, against Sri Lanka and 66 balls, against New Zealand
0 England keepers who have made more ODI centuries than Buttler. Alec Stewart too made four hundreds in his ODI career. However, Stewart's fourth ODI hundred came in his 96th innings as a keeper. Buttler has taken 40 fewer innings .
0 Wins for South Africa against England at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, in four meetings: they have lost three and tied one, which was back in 2004-05. Before their defeat in this match, South Africa was unbeaten in the last nine ODIs at this venue.
0 Previous instances of a team having four batsmen scoring 40 or more at a strike rate of 120 or more in an ODI. England's innings in this match produced the first ever such instance. Jason Roy scored 48 at strike rate of 160, Alex Hales 57 at 121.27, Butler 105 at 138.15 and Ben Stokes 57 at 150. Eight England batsmen had a strike rate of 100 or more, which is the second highest in an innings. England themselves had nine batsmen scoring at 100-plus against New Zealand in a chase at the Oval in 2015.
5 Stands of 50 or more runs in the England's innings - the joint highest for a team in an ODI. The only other instance was when Pakistan had five such stands in an ODI against New Zealand in 2014-15.
15 Sixes hit by England batsmen in this match - the most they have hit in an ODI. These are also the most hit against South Africa in an ODI. As many as eight England batsmen hit at least one six in this match, which is the highest number of batsmen in an innings. There have been six instances of seven batsmen doing this in an ODI, three of those coming in 2015.
0 South Africa batsmen who reached 2000 ODI runs at a younger age than Quinton de Kock's 23 years and 48 days. He became the youngest beating Jacques Kallis, who was 23 years and 162 days when he completed 2000 runs in ODIs in March 1999. De Kock is the third-fastest South Africa batsman in terms of innings (53) after Hashim Amla (40) and Gary Kirsten (50).
9 ODI centuries by Quinton de Kock as South Africa's wicketkeeper. Only three other keepers - Kumar Sangakkara (23), Adam Gilchrist (16) and AB de Villiers (10) - have hit more hundreds than him. His 138* in this match is also his highest score in ODIs beating 135 against India at the Wanderers in 2013-14. De Kock's score in this match is also the third highest by a South Africa batsman in a losing cause in ODIs.
12 Bowlers who went at an economy of 6.0 or worse in this game. This is the first ever instance when these many bowlers have leaked runs at an economy of six-plus from five or more overs. There were 11 such bowlers in the Johannesburg ODI between Australia and South Africa in 2005-06.
6 Instances in ODIs when wicketkeepers, Buttler and de Kock, from both sides have scored centuries. Last such instance also involved England and Buttler - Lord's in 2014.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath