South Africa vs Pakistan stats: Dale Steyn takes career-best 6/39, Ahmed Shehzad slams third ton

Dale Steyn (6/39) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, outstripping the 5 for 25 vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on November 8, 2013.

Updated: November 28, 2013 11:45 IST
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Ahmed Shehzad# Pakistan's one-run triumph is their narrowest victory-margin against South Africa in ODIs, eclipsing the eight-run win at Lahore on October 3, 2003.

# With this win, Pakistan have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead. After losing seven successive bilateral series vs South Africa, Pakistan have registered their first series win against them.

# Pakistan have won two games by one run in ODIs - their only previous win by one-run being vs West Indies at Sharjah on October 21, 1991.

# Pakistan have won both the result-oriented ODIs vs South Africa at this venue - their first win being by 182 runs on December 11, 2002.

# Overall, Pakistan have won all their three result-oriented ODIs at Port Elizabeth - their first win at this venue was by 5 wickets vs New Zealand on December 13, 1994.

# South Africa, playing their 500th ODI, have won 307 and lost 174 (NR 13 & Tied 6) - winning % 63.65.

# Ahmed Shehzad (102 off 112 balls) has posted his first century vs South Africa - his third in ODIs.

# During the course of his aforesaid hundred, Shehzad has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs - 1009 (ave.30.57) in 34 matches.

# Shehzad has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the third time in ODIs - once each vs New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies.

# Shehzad is the third Pakistani player after Saleem Elahi and Abdul Razzaq to post a hundred at St.George's Park.

# de Kock has taken four catches - his best performance in an ODI.

Dale Steyn# Dale Steyn (6/39) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, outstripping the 5 for 25 vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on November 8, 2013.

# Steyn's only other five-wicket haul is five for 50 vs India at Nagpur on March 12, 2011.

# Steyn has captured 14 wickets in his last three ODIs vs Pakistan at an average of 6.92 - his sequence being 5 for 25 at Abu Dhabi on November 8, 2013, 3 for 33 at Cape town and 6 for 39 at Port Elizabeth.

# Steyn's aforesaid figures are the best by a South African bowler at St.George's Park, Port Elizabeth - the third best overall at this venue, next only to the 7 for 20 by Andy Bichel for Australia vs England on March 2, 2003 and 6 for 23 by Shane Bond for New Zealand vs Australia on March 11, 2003.

# Steyn's excellent bowling performance is the best by any bowler vs Pakistan in ODIs, outstripping the 6 for 44 by Thisara Perera for Sri Lanka at Pallekele on June 9, 2012.

# Steyn's figures of 6 for 39 are the fourth best in a losing cause in ODIs - the best being Imran Khan's 6 for 14 for Pakistan vs India at Sharjah on March 22, 1985.

# Saeed Ajmal has recorded his fourth duck vs South Africa - his eighth in ODIs.

# Ajmal (51) and Ravindra Jadeja (51) share a record for most wickets in ODIs in 2013.

# The leading run-getters in Pakistan-South Africa ODIs are Abraham de villiers (1298) and Jacques Kallis (1273).

# Hashim Amla's 98 off 131 balls is his highest in a losing cause in ODIs, eclipsing the 77 vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele on July 28, 2013.

# Amla's 22nd fifty in ODIs is his fourth vs Pakistan. He has recorded five scores in the nervous nineties in ODIs - one each vs Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, England and West Indies.

# Abraham de Villiers' 35th fifty in ODIs is his ninth vs Pakistan.

# de Villiers is the leading run-getter for South Africa in ODIs this year - his tally being 926 (ave.46.30) in 23 matches, including two centuries and six fifties.

# de Villiers is averaging 60-plus as captain in ODIs - his tally being 1571 at an average of 60.42 in 36 matches. No other captain has 40-plus average for South Africa in ODIs (minimum qualification: 1000 runs).

# Junaid Khan (3/42) has produced his best bowling figures vs South Africa in ODIs, eclipsing the 3 for 45 at Durban on March 21, 2013.

Courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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