Stats Analysis

South Africa's rare batting woes

Stats highlights from the second ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa in Mirpur

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Rubel Hossain is ecstatic after dismissing Hashim Amla, Bangladesh v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, July 12, 2015

Hashim Amla has gone six consecutive innings without a fifty-plus score  •  AFP

7 Bangladesh's current position in ICC's ODI rankings, with Pakistan and West Indies below them. They currently have 94 rating points and have guaranteed their qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy. If they lose the last ODI of the series, they will drop to 93 rating points, which will still be enough to ensure qualification because there is no scenario in which both Pakistan and West Indies can each achieve 93 rating points (unless more matches are added to the international schedule).
162 Runs scored by South Africa, their lowest score in seven matches when batting first against Bangladesh. They scored more than 250 in each of the six previous ODIs when batting first.
8 Times in the last two years that South Africa have been bowled out for less than 200 runs. Each of those eight instances have been against Asian teams - three times each against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and once each against India and Bangladesh. Six of these eight times have also been in Asia.
2 Number of times South Africa have been bowled out in 16 ODIs against Bangladesh - in this game and during the 2007 World Cup. Bangladesh won both games.
17 ODIs that Bangladesh have won at home in bilateral series since 2012, the second-most for any team. The only team to win more is Sri Lanka, with 21 victories.
6 Number of consecutive innings for Hashim Amla in ODIs without a 50-plus score, his joint-longest streak. The only other time he went six innings without a 50-plus score was during the first six innings of his ODI career.
3 Boundaries scored by South Africa between the 8th and 32nd over. They lost five wickets during this 25-over period and scored only 74 runs at a run-rate of 2.96.
6 Single-digit scores for Quinton de Kock in ODIs this year. De Kock has played 11 ODIs in 2015 and scored only 186 runs at an average of 18.6 with just one fifty.