• Faf dominates the stats

    After the Proteas win against Australia in the final of the Triangular series held in Harare, we look at the top performers. Gareth Stevens reports.

    It’s easy to see why South Africa was the dominant team when you look at the stats. They had more batsmen and bowlers in the top five of their respective disciplines than Australia. Faf du Plessis was the standout player of the tournament, scoring nearly double the amount of runs of his closest rival. He proved to be the difference between the two sides once again in the final.

    Here is a list of the top five run-scorers and wicket-takers in the tournament:

    Faf du Plessis (SA): 464 runs. Highest score: 126. Average: 92.8. Strike rate: 98.51
    Aaron Finch (Aus): 250 runs. Highest score: 102. Average: 50.0. Strike rate: 75.75
    Mitchell Marsh (Aus): 222 runs. Highest score: 89. Average: 55.5. Strike rate: 96.52
    AB de Villiers (SA): 215 runs. Highest score: 136 not out. Average: 107.5. Strike rate: 116.84
    Hashim Amla (SA): 172 runs. Highest score: 66. Average: 34.4. Strike rate: 73.50

    Dale Steyn (SA): 10 wickets. Best bowling: 4-35. Average: 21.30. Economy: 4.68
    Nathan Lyon (Aus): 7 wickets. Best bowling: 4-44. Average: 25.71. Economy: 4.86
    Prosper Utseya (Zim): 7 wickets. Best bowling: 5-36. Average: 25.71. Economy: 4.50
    Ryan McLaren (SA): 6 wickets. Best bowling: 3-24. Average: 24.0. Economy: 6.0
    John Nyumbu (Zim): 6 wickets. Best bowling: 3-42. Average: 31.5. Economy: 5.25

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