• SA v NZ: The numbers game

    Here are all the facts and figures relating to South Africa and New Zealand in ODI cricket ahead of their crunch World Cup semi-final in Auckland on Tuesday.

    1) The two teams have played each other in 61 ODIs, with South Africa winning 36, New Zealand winning 20 and 5 matches have been declared no results.

    2) South Africa have scored 300 runs or more 4 times. They made 300-6 in Brisbane in 1998, 306-6 in Johannesburg in 2003, 314-7 at Centurion in 1994 and 324-7 at Centurion in 2000.

    3) New Zealand have never scored 300 against South Africa. Their highest was 298-9 in Brisbane in 1998, followed by a 287-6 in Kimberley in 2000 and a 279-8 in Kimberley in 2013.

    4) South Africa’s lowest score in a completed match was 108, in Mumbai in 2006.

    5) New Zealand’s lowest score in a completed innings was 134, in Cape Town in 1994.

    6) There have been 15 ODI hundreds scored by South African batsmen against New Zealand.  Dave Callaghan’s unbeaten 169 at Centurion in 1994 is the highest. The others are: 143 Herschelle Gibbs, 129 Nicky Boje, 119 Gibbs and Hashim Amla, 116 Graeme Smith, 111 Jacques Kallis, 107no Jonty Rhodes, 106no AB de Villiers, 105no Boje, 103no Lance Klusener, 103 Gary Kirsten, 101 Gary Kirsten, 100 (twice) Jacques Kallis.

    7) There have been 7 ODI hundreds scored by New Zealand batsmen against South Africa. Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 145 in Kimberley is the highest. The others are: 134 no Stephen Fleming, 108 Adam Parore and Stephen Fleming, 103 Roger Twose, 102no Chris Cairns and 100no Nathan Astle.

    8) Three South African bowlers have taken 5 wickets in an innings against New Zealand. They are Makhaya Ntini (5-31 in Melbourne, 2002), Morne Morkel (5-38 in Napier, 2012) and Wayne Parnell (5-57 at Centurion, 2009).

    9) Only one New Zealand bowler has taken a five-for against South Africa. Kyle Mills took 5-25 in Durban in 2007.

    1449 Jacques Kallis (SA)
    1280 Stephen Fleming (NZ)
    1180 Gary Kirsten (SA)
    1042 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)
    875 Chris Cairns (NZ)
    811 Graeme Smith (SA)
    709 Mark Boucher (SA)
    677 Brendon McCullum (NZ)
    637 Craig McMillan (NZ)
    607 Scott Styris (NZ)
    578 Roger Twose (NZ)
    575 Nathan Astle (NZ)
    568 Jonty Rhodes (SA)
    560 AB de Villiers (SA)

    48 Shaun Pollock (SA)
    40 Allan Donald (SA)
    37 Jacques Kallis (SA), Makhaya Ntini (SA)
    33 Chris Cairns (NZ)
    32 Kyle Mills (NZ)
    26 Lance Klusener (SA)
    25 Daniel Vettori (NZ)
    20 Chris Harris (NZ)
    18 Jacob Oram (NZ)
    17 Andre Nel (SA), Geoff Allott (NZ), Shane Bond (NZ)
    16 Morne Morkel (SA)

    49 Mark Boucher (SA)
    26 Brendon McCullum (NZ)
    24 Adam Parore (NZ)
    20 Jacques Kallis (SA)
    17 Shaun Pollock (SA)
    15 Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Dave Richardson (SA), Stephen Fleming (NZ)
    13 Daryll Cullinan (SA), Chris Harris (NZ)

    45 Jacques Kallis (SA)
    43 Shaun Pollock (SA)
    40 Stephen Fleming (NZ)
    39 Mark Boucher (SA), DAniel Vettori (NZ)
    33 Craig McMillan (NZ)
    31 Gary Kirsten (SA), Nathan Astle (NZ), Chris Carins (NZ)
    30 Brendon McCullum (NZ)
    29 Herschelle Gibbs (SA), Jonty Rhodes (SA), Adam Parore (NZ)

    176 Herschelle Gibbs and Gary Kirsten (Birmingham, 1999)
    173 Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith (Cape Town, 2007)
    172 Jacques Kallis and Gary Kirsten (Kimberley, 2000)
    160 Nicky Boje and Gary Kirsten (Centurion, 2000)
    154 Jamie How ad Brendon McCullum (Port Elizabeth, 2000))
    150 Chris Cairns and Roger Twose (Cape Town 2000)
    149 Dave Callaghan and Hansie Cronje (Centurion, 1994)
    145 Daryll Cullinan and Jacques Kallis (Auckland, 1999)

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