Stats Analysis

Afridi's 8000, and Misbah's quick fifties

Stats highlights from the Pakistan-UAE ODI

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Shahid Afridi passed 8000 ODI runs with a six over cover, Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier, March 4, 2015

Shahid Afridi has the best strike rate among batsmen who've scored 8000 ODI runs, but the poorest average  •  AFP

339 Pakistan's total, their second-highest in a World Cup game; their best is 349, against Zimbabwe in Kingston in 2007.
160 The partnership between Ahmed Shehzad and Harris Sohail, Pakistan's fourth-best in a World Cup game. The highest is 194, between Saeed Anwar and Wajahatullah Wasti, against New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup.
39 Balls taken by Misbah-ul-Haq for his half-century, the second-fastest of his 41 fifties in ODIs. The only time he scored a faster 50 was off 36 balls, against Zimbabwe way back in January 2008 in Karachi. The scorecards for both games are remarkably similar - one opener dismissed for 4, all the other batsmen scoring runs, and Pakistan getting 347. That was also Nasir Jamshed's debut ODI, and he scored 61 off 48.
4 Number of 50-plus scores for Shehzad in his last nine ODI innings, including a century. He averages 42 during this period, at a strike rate of almost 76.
124 Runs scored by Pakistan in their last ten overs, the 12th time in this tournament that teams have scored 100 or more runs in the last ten. In the entire 2011 World Cup, it happened only six times.
16 The number of 300-plus totals in this World Cup. This equals the number of 300-plus scores in the 2007 World Cup, and just one short of the record, 17 in 2011.
4 Number of Pakistan batsmen who've scored 8000 or more ODI runs - Shahid Afridi is the fourth, after Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar. Overall, 27 batsmen have achieved this feat. Among these 27 batsmen, Afridi has the best strike rate (116.86), and the poorest average (23.58).
2 Number of players who've completed the double of 8000 runs and 300 wickets in ODIs. Apart from Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya is the only one to achieve this feat.
44.1 Wicketless overs for Afridi, before he finally dismissed Shaiman Anwar with the first ball of his ninth over today. Before today's match, he had three wicketless games in the World Cup, against India, West Indies and Zimbabwe (0 for 151 in 28 overs).
2 Number of Pakistan batsmen who've been dismissed in the 90s in World Cup matches. Apart from Ahmed Shehzad, who scored 93 today, Zaheer Abbas is the only batsman, though he got out in the 90s twice - for 97 against Sri Lanka in 1975, and for 93 against West Indies in 1979.
4 Number of Pakistan openers who've scored more than 93 in a World Cup game. The only ones are Saeed Anwar, Rameez Raja (three times each), Aamer Sohail (twice), and Imran Nazir. All nine times they passed 90, they went on to score a century, with Nazir's 160 against Zimbabwe in 2007 being the highest of the lot.
17 Pakistan's average opening stand in their last eight ODIs. Their partnerships during this period are: 10, 1, 0, 11, 111, 0, 0, 3.
270 Aggregate for Anwar in this World Cup, the highest so far in the tournament. Kumar Sangakkara is next with 268.
3 The number of times UAE have lasted 50 overs against one of the top eight teams in an ODI. The two previous instances were in the mid-1990s.

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