Mohali: Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Netherlands
# Abraham de Villiers has become the first South African and the sixth overall to register centuries in consecutive innings in the world cup, joining Saeed Anwar, Mark Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden
# de Villiers' impressive strike rate of 136.73 is the highest amongst the South African players registering hundreds in the world cup, bettering Andrew Hudston's 121.96 against Netherlands at Rawalpindi on March 5, 1996 - 161 off 132 balls
# de Villiers has got his eleventh Man of the Match award - his second in the 2011 world cup competition and the third overall in the world cup.
# Netherlands have recorded their biggest defeat in the world cup, eclipsing their loss to Australia by 229 runs to Australia at Basseterre on March 18, 2007.
# de Villiers and Hashim Amla have posted 221 for the third wicket - South Africa's best ever for any wicket in the world cup, eclipsing the 186 for the first wicket between Gary Kirsten and Andrew Hudson against Netherlands at Rawalpindi on March 5, 1996.
# The aforesaid partnership is the highest for any wicket in the present edition of the World Cup, surpassing the 203 between Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli for India against Bangladesh at Mirpur on February 19, 2011.
# Imran Tahir, with seven wickets at 8.57 runs apiece is the leding wicket-taker for South Africa in the 2011 competition. His economy rate (3.56) and strike rate (14.4) are quite impressive.
# South Africa's convincing win by 231 runs is their biggest by runs' margin in the world cup, outstripping the 221-run win against Netherlands at Basseterre on March 16, 2007. The said victory is the fourth biggest by runs margin in the history of the world cup.
# South Africa (351/5) have recorded their third highest total in the world cup - their highest is 356 for four against West Indies at St.George's on April 10, 2007.
# Hashim Amla (113 off 130 bals) has recorded his first century in the world cup. His first hundred against Netherlands is his eighth in ODIs.
# Amla has become the first batsman to average 60 at present in ODIs, aggregating 2283 at an average of 60.07 in 44 matches.
# Abraham de Villiers (134 off 98 balls) has established a record for South Africa with his third hundred in the world cup
# de Villiers has managed to make 613 at an average of 55.72, including three centuries and two fifties at a strike rate of 107.16 in twelve matches in the world cup.
# de Villilers' 11th century in ODIs is his first against Netherlands. His ten centuries have resulted in South Africa's wins.
# de Villiers' runs' tally of 241 at an average of 241.00 in two games is the second best in the 2011 edition of the world cup, next only to the 280 (93.33) in 3 games by Andrew Strauss.
# Wesley Barresi (44) has posted his highest world cup score, eclipsing the 29 against England at Nagpur on February 22, 2011.