South Africa claim series vs Pak, Stats: Dale Steyn, de Kock shine on
Pakistan have never won a bilateral series vs South Africa. Quinton de Kock's maiden ton and Dale Steyn's career best 5-25 ensured the wait extended as South Africa claimed series 3-1 with an ODI to spare.
In the fourth match of the bilateral series between Pakistan and South Africa, the Proteas once again rode on individuals' brilliance to carve out a dramatic win. (Scorecard | Match report | Match in pics)
# South Africa have won all seven bilateral series played till date vs Pakistan in ODIs.
# South Africa's success percentage vs Pakistan is quite impressive in ODIs - 68.18 - 45 wins, 21 losses and a no-result game out of 67 played.
# South Africa's 266 for five is their second highest in ODIs at Abu Dhabi, next only to the 286 for eight on October 31, 2010.
# Quinton de Kock (112) has posted a career-best innings - his maiden century in ODIs.
# de Kock is the second South African batsman to register a hundred at Abu Dhabi in ODIs - the first being Colin Ingram - 100 vs Pakistan on October 31, 2010.
# Hashim Amla and de Kock put on 87 for the first wicket - South Africa's highest for any wicket at Abu Dhabi, eclipsing the 86 for the third wicket between Abraham de Villiers and Colin Ingram on October 31, 2010.
# Dale Steyn (5/25) has produced his career-best bowling performance in ODIs, eclipsing the 5 for 50 vs India at Nagpur on March 12, 2011.Â These are his only two five-wicket hauls in ODIs.
# Steyn's figures are the best by a bowler at Abu Dhabi in ODIs, bettering the 5 for 35 by Australia's Doug Bollinger vs Pakistan on May 1, 2009.Â Saeed Ajmal is the only other bowler to bag five wickets in an innings at this venue - 5 for 43 vs England on February 13, 2012.
# Steyn has received his third Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first vs Pakistan.
# Steyn is averaging 17.54 in a winning cause in international cricket - his tally being 337 wickets in 98 matches.
# Abraham de Villiers' tally of 1099 runs (ave. 54.95) in 26 matches is the second highest by a South African batsman vs Pakistan in ODIs, next only to Jacques Kallis' 1217 (ave.43.46) in 40 matches. Â
# Ahmed Shehzad (43) took his tally to 191 at an average of 47.75 in four matches - the most on either side in the present series.
# Imran Tahir, with nine wickets at 19.66 runs apiece, is the top wicket-taker in the present series.
# Sohaib Maqsood has batted splendidly on his ODI debut to score 56 off 54 balls.
# Mohammad Hafeez is averaging just 20.45 vs South Africa in ODIs - his tally being 491 in 24 matches.