Statistical highlights: South Africa vs Australia

Updated: 29 October 2011 08:57 IST

A look at the statistical highlights from the series clinching match between Australia and South Africa at Duran in which, the visitors took the tournament 2-1.

Statistical highlights: South Africa vs Australia

New Delhi:

A look at the statistical highlights from the series clinching match between Australia and South Africa at Duran in which, the visitors took the tournament 2-1.

# Australia have recorded a 2-1 series win over South Africa - their first since 2001-02.

# South Africa had defeated Australia in the last three bilateral series - 3-2 in 2005-06 in South Africa, 4-1 in 2008-09 in Australia and 3-2 in 2008-09 in South Africa.

# Shane Watson (49) has posted his highest innings against South Africa, eclipsing the 27 at Cape Town on March 3, 2006.

# Watson is averaging 21.00 against South Africa - 168 runs in eleven ODIs.

# Watson has taken his run-aggregate this year in ODIs to 1139 at an average of 56.95 in 23 matches - the second highest, next only to Jonathan Trott's tally of 1315 at an average of 52.60 in 29 matches.

# Watson's first MOM award against South Africa is his 15th in ODIs.  

# Graeme Smith (19) is averaging just 27.93 in ODIs this year - 419 runs in fifteen games, including two fifties.  This is his worst performance in a calendar year.

# Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla put on 58 for the first wicket - South Africa's highest against Australia at Kingsmead, Durban, obliterating the 51 between Andrew Hudson and Peter Kirsten on February 24, 1994.

# Hashim Amla (53) has registered his third fifty against Australia - his 15th in ODIs.

# Amla's highest against Australia in ODIs is 97 at Perth on January 30, 2009.

# Amla has an impressive ODI record, averaging 55.19 - 2539 in 52 matches at a strike rate of 92.02.

# Jacques Kallis' 13th fifty against Australia is his 84th in ODIs.

# Kallis, playing in his 50th ODI against Australia, took his tally to 1660 at an average of 34.58, including one hundred.

# Kallis has established a record for South Africa against Australia in ODIs, outstripping the 1610 (ave.40.25) in 55 matches by Jonty Rhodes.

# Kallis has become the first batsman to aggregate 5000 runs in South Africa - 5001 at an average of 46.73 in 138 matches.  His tally includes six hundreds and 38 fifties.

# Kallis is the third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (6976) and Ricky Ponting (5503) to amass 5,000 runs or more in ODIs at home.

# Michael Hussey (45 not out) is averaging 54.76 in winning cause in ODIs - 2793 runs in 112 matches, including one century and 19 fifties.

# Ricky Ponting has taken his run-aggregate against South Africa to 1879 at an average of 39.97 in 48 matches - the highest in Australia-South Africa ODIs.

# Michael Hussey has received his third Player of the series award in ODIs - his first against South Africa.

# The top three run-getters in the just concluded series were - Kallis (145 at 48.33), Hussey (112 at 112.00) and David Warner (104 at 34.66).

# Five bowlers in the series took five wickets each - Doherty, Johnson, Morne Morkel, Steyn and Cummins.

Topics : Cricket Michael Hussey South Africa Australia Shane Watson Mitchell Johnson James Pattinson Pat Cummins Graeme Smith
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