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Stats Analysis

Stats - South Africa's highest chase in Women's ODIs, and Laura Wolvaardt's dream World Cup

Wolvaardt hit her fifth fifty of the tournament, making her runs tally the best in the last six editions of the Women's World Cup

Laura Wolvaardt goes through her trademark cover drive, India vs South Africa, Women's World Cup 2022, Christchurch, March 27, 2022

Laura Wolvaardt has five fifties so far in this World Cup  •  ICC via Getty Images

1 - Number of previous instances of a team reaching their target off the final ball at Women's ODI World Cups. Sri Lanka chased 239 against England in 2013 on the last ball of the 50th over with only one wicket in hand.
1 - Number of targets chased successfully at Women's ODI World Cups, which were higher than South Africa's chase of 275 today. The highest was by Australia, who chased down 278 against India earlier in this tournament at Eden Park.
6 - Successful chases of 270-plus targets in Women's ODIs since September 2021. Five of these six chases have come against India. Until September 2021, there had been only three such chases in Women's ODIs, all three involving Australia and New Zealand.
275 - South Africa's target, making it their highest successful chase in Women's ODIs. South Africa's previous highest successful chase was 267, also against India, in 2021.
15 - Consecutive ODI chases without a defeat for South Africa since the start of 2020 (completed chases only). The only team with a longer unbeaten streak in Women's ODIs while chasing is Australia - they have won each of their last 19 ODIs when chasing.
5 - Fifties for Laura Wolvaardt in this tournament, the joint-most fifty-plus scores in an edition of the Women's ODI World Cup. Debbie Hockley in 1997 and Ellyse Perry in 2017 also had five fifties each. Wolvaardt's tally of 433 is also the highest at a Women's ODI World Cup in the past six editions.
13 - Fifty-plus scores for Mithali Raj at Women's ODI World Cups, the most for any batter. She has gone past Debbie Hockley's 12 fifty-plus scores with 68 against South Africa. Mithali's aggregate of 1321 runs at Women's World Cups is the second-most, behind Hockley's 1501 runs.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo