# South Africa have recorded their 44th win in 66 matches vs Pakistan in ODIs - winning % 67.69 (Lost 21 and NR 1).
# South Africa have won eight and lost five out of 13 contested vs Pakistan in UAE in ODIs. (Read match report here)
# South Africa (259/8) have posted their first total of 250 or more in eleven ODI innings - their last total before today's game being 305 vs India at Cardiff on June 6, 2013, losing the game by 26 runs.
# The last instance when Pakistan successfully chased a total of 250 or more in ODIs was 264 for eight vs New Zealand at Napier on February 1,2011.
# Quinton de Kock (40 off 57 balls) has posted his highest score in ODIs, eclipsing the 31 vs New Zealand at Potchefstroom on January 25, 2013.
# Faf du Plessis (55 off 60 balls) has registered his first fifty in seven innings vs Pakistan - his seventh in ODIs.
# During the course of his aforesaid innings, Plessis has completed his 1000 runs in ODIs - 1046 (ave.27.52) in 45 matches.
# Plessis' 55 is his first fifty in twelve innings in ODIs.
# Plessis has received his second Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first vs Pakistan.
# Abraham de Villiers (34 off 40 balls) has taken his run-aggregate to 697 at an average of 41.00 in 19 matches - the most by a South African in ODIs in 2013.
# Jean-Paul Duminy (64 off 89 balls) has recorded his highest score vs Pakistan in ODIs, eclipsing the 59 not out at Dubai (DSC) on November 8, 2010.
# Duminy's third fifty vs Pakistan is his 17th in ODIs.
# Mohammad Irfan enjoys an excellent record vs South Africa in ODIs - his tally being 19 wickets in eight matches at an average of 16.42.
# Two leading wicket-takers for Pakistan in the present series are - Saeed Ajmal - 8 at 10.37 runs apiece and Shahid Afridi - 8 at 13.00.
# Wahab Riaz (33) has posted his highest score in ODIs in UAE.
# Sohail Tanvir (31) has registered his highest score vs South Africa - his second highest in ODIs, next only to the 59 vs Hong Kong at Karachi on June 24, 2008.
# Imran Tahir (4/53) has produced his best bowling figures vs Pakistan - his third four-wicket haul in ODIs.
# In just eight ODIs, Tahir has captured 22 wickets at an average of 12.54. His strike rate of 18.9 is quite impressive.
# The top four wicket-takers in ODIs this year are Ravindra Jadeja (46), Saeed Ajmal (45), Ryan McLaren (36) and Mohammad Irfan (35).