Pakistan vs South Africa, Stats: Misbah-ul-Haq breaches 1000-run mark

Misbah-ul-Haq has been prolific with the bat and became the first Pakistan skipper to score more than 1000 runs in a single year.

Updated: November 02, 2013 11:03 IST
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Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq became the third batsman to score more than 1000 runs (1017) this year when his 25 helped Pakistan beat South Africa by 66 runs in the second ODI in Dubai. He joined Australia's George Bailey (1094) and India's Virat Kohli (1033) in the exclusive club.

Under-fire after his side lost a Test to lowly-ranked Zimbabwe earlier this year, Misbah has shown enormous resolve in the face of criticism. Averaging 56.50 from 23 matches, the 39-year-old is now also the first ever Pakistan skipper to have amassed more than 1000 runs in a year. He still has a fair distance to travel to match Ricky Ponting who reached the mark four times as Australia skipper. Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and Indian captains Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni have achieved the feat twice.

Here is a look at all the other interesting statistics from the 2nd ODI match between Pakistan and South Africa:

# Pakistan's 66-run win is their 21st in 65 matches vs South Africa in ODIs - winning % 32.81 (Lost 43 and NR 1).

# Pakistan's aforesaid win is their biggest over South Africa at Dubai (DSC) in ODIs. They have won two and lost two out of four played vs South Africa at this venue.

# Overall, Pakistan have won five and lost six out of eleven contested in ODIs at Dubai (DSC)

# Mohammad Hafeez has been a mediocre performer vs South Africa in ODIs - his tally being 443 runs in 22 innings at an average of 20.13, including three fifties.

# Ahmed Shehzad, for the first time, has recorded three successive fifties in ODIs - his sequence of scores being 54 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on August 31, 2013; 58 vs South Africa at Sharjah on October 30 and 58 vs South Africa at Dubai (DSC) on November 1.

# Shehzad's second fifty vs South Africa is his fourth in ODIs.

# Nasir Jamshed could not get going in six ODIs vs South Africa - his tally being 88 at an average of 14.66.

# Ryan McLaren (4/34) has produced his second four-wicket haul vs Pakistan - his fourth in ODIs.

# McLaren's figures are the best by a South African bowler at Dubai (DSC). Morne Morkel is the only other South African bowler to take four wickets in an innings at this venue - 4 for 47 vs Pakistan on November 2, 2010.

# McLaren's above performance is the best by a bowler vs Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) in ODIs.

# McLaren, with 34 wickets at 23.11 runs apiece in 19 matches, is the top wicket-taker for South Africa in ODIs this year.

# Shahid Afridi's figures of 3 for 26 are his second best vs South Africa in ODIs, next only to the 3 for 25 at Durban on February 7, 2007.

# Afridi has received his 31st Man of the Match award in ODIs - his second vs South Africa.

# Mohammad Irfan enjoys an excellent record vs South Africa in ODIs - his tally being 16 wickets in seven matches at an average of 16.62.

# Saeed Ajmal (43 wickets at 18.90 runs apiece in 22 matches) and Ravindra Jadeja (43 at 22.76 in 27) are the top wicket-takers this year in ODIs.

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