Pakistan crush South Africa: Statistical highlights from 2nd T20

Updated: 03 March 2013 22:41 IST

The visitors in South Africa have had a terrible tour so far but scripted a T20 win which fans will remember for a long time to come.

Pakistan crush South Africa: Statistical highlights from 2nd T20

Mohammad Hafeez's all-round skills helped Pakistan cruise past South Africa in the second T20.


# Pakistan became the first team to register 40 wins in T20Is - winning %61.19 - lost 25 and Tied 2 out of 67 played.

# Pakistan have won four and lost three out of seven played against South Africa in T20Is - winning % 57.14.

# Pakistan's 95-run triumph is their biggest over South Africa in T20Is.  The said win is their third biggest in terms of runs in T20Is, next only to the 103-run over New Zealand at Christchurch on December 30, 2010 and by 102 runs against Bangladesh at Karachi on April 20, 2008.

# Pakistan's 1-0 series win is their first against South Africa in T20Is.

# South Africa have registered their first defeat at Centurion.  They had won the first two T20Is at this venue - by 17 runs against Australia on March 29, 2009 and by 84 runs against England on November 15, 2009.

# South Africa's 95-run loss is their biggest defeat in terms of runs in South Africa in T20Is.

# Pakistan (195/7) have recorded their highest total against South Africa in T20Is, outstripping the 149 for four at Nottingham on June 18, 2009

# The aforesaid total is Pakistan's third highest in T20Is - the highest is 203 for five against Bangladesh at Karachi on April 20, 2008.

# Pakistan's 195 for seven is the fifth highest total by any team against South Africa in T20Is - the highest being 209 for three by Australia at Brisbane on January 9, 2006.

# Pakistan's above total is the second highest at Centurion Park, next only to the 241 for six by South Africa against England on November 15, 2009.

# South Africa's 100 is their lowest total in T20Is - their previous lowest being 114 against Australia at Brisbane on January 9, 2006.

# Ahmed Shehzad (46 off 25 balls) has posted his second highest score in T20Is - the highest is 54 against New Zealand at Christchurch on December 30, 2010.

# Shehzad's strike rate of 184.00 is his highest when he has scored atleast 20 in T20Is.

# Mohammad Hafeez and Shehzad put on 83 for the second wicket - Pakistan's highest for any wicket against South Africa in T20Is, obliterating the 67 for the third wicket between Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik at Nottingham on June 18, 2009.

# The above partnership is Pakistan's highest for the second wicket in T20Is, surpassing the 76 between Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed against Australia at Dubai (DSC) on September 7, 2012.

# Hafeez's 86 off 51 balls is his career-best score in T20Is, surpassing the 71 against Zimbabwe at Harare on September 16, 2011.  The said innings is the highest in the games involving Pakistan and South Africa in T20Is.

# Hafeez is the third Pakistani batsman after Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to register three successive fifties in T20Is - 61 & 55 against India in December 2012 followed by 86 against South Africa.

# Hafeez's aforesaid innings is the highest by a Pakistani batsman away from home in T20Is - the second highest overall, next only to Misbah-ul-Haq's 87 not out off 53 balls against Bangladesh at Karachi on April 20, 2008.

# Hafeez's strike rate of 168.62 is the highest by a Pakistani player against South Africa and the sixth highest for Pakistan in T20Is. (minimum qualification: 50).

# Hafeez's excellent knock is the highest by any batsman against South Africa at Centurion in T20Is.

# Hafeez is the first all-rounder to post 75-plus and capture three wickets in the same T20I.

# Hafeez is the only all-rounder to register 70-plus and claim three wickets in the same T20I twice.  The only other all-rounder to accomplish the said feat is Shane Watson - 72 and 3 for 34 against Colombo, RPS on September 28, 2012.

# Hafeez is the first Pakistani batsman and the eighth overall to manage 1,000 runs in T20Is - 1013 (ave.24.70) in 43 matches.  Having claimed 35 wickets at 22.14 runs apiece, he is the first all-rounder to aggregate 1000 runs and bag 35 wickets in T20Is.   

# Hafeez has received his sixth Man of the Match award in T20Is - his first against South Africa.

# Umar Gul (5/6) has emulated his previous best bowling performance in T20Is.  He had claimed five for six against New Zealand at The Oval on June 13, 2009.

# Gul became the second bowler to produce two five-wicket hauls in T20Is. Ajantha Mendis was the first to record this feat - 6 for 8 against Zimbabwe  at Hambantota on September 18, 2012 and 6 for 16 against Australia at Pallekele on August 8, 2011.

# Gul has become the first bowler to bag a five-wicket haul against South Africa in T20Is, obliterating RP Singh's figures of 4 for 13 at Durban on September 20, 2007.

# Gul's figures are the joint third best in T20Is.  His impressive strike rate of 2.8 is the best in the history of T20Is, obliterating Mohammad Hafeez's strike rate of 3.5 (2.2-0-10-4) against Zimbabwe at Harare on September 16, 2011.

# Gul took his tally of wickets to 74 at an average of 16.44 in 52 matches in T20Is, establishing a record, overtaking Saeed Ajmal's tally of 71 at an average of 16.59 in 51 matches.

# For the first time, three batsmen in an innings have registered first-ball duck in the same innings.

# Three batsmen have recorded ducks in the same innings for South Africa for the third time in T20Is - once each against Pakistan, West Indies and Australia.



Topics : Cricket Mohammad Hafeez Umar Gul South Africa New Zealand Pakistan
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