• SA v Bang: Seven stats you need to know

    Seven interesting statistics-based facts about South Africa and Bangladesh’s ODI record, ahead of 2 June 2019’s World Cup clash at The Oval in London.

    South Africa 17-3 Bangladesh

    • South Africa and Bangladesh have contested 20 ODIs. The Proteas have won 17 and the Tigers three. Bangladesh’s maiden ODI victory over South Africa was during the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean, where fast bowler Andre Nel’s five-wicket haul and Herschelle Gibbs’ half-century went in vain. The Tigers’ two other wins over the Proteas were earned consecutively during July 2015’s bilateral series in Dhaka and surrounds.

    Head to head in England

    • The Proteas and Bangladesh have met for an ODI just once in the United Kingdom. That was during the Champions Trophy in 2004, when a low-scoring fixture spanned less than 50 overs.

    Over 60s 

    • Batsmen Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis average over 60 against Bangladesh in ODI cricket. The left-handed JP Duminy and David Miller, however, average under 40 and 27 respectively versus the Tigers.

    Rabada’s ready

    • Among the current squad, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has taken the most ODI wickets against Bangladesh. Almost half of his 13 came in one match en route to telling figures of six for 16 on debut in Dhaka four years ago. That remarkable performance included a hat-trick.

    One-man army

    • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has gathered Bangladesh’s most ODI appearances, runs and wickets against South Africa. he has taken a dozen wickets in 13 matches – and scored 322 runs in 12 innings.


    • Six of South Africa’s 2019 World Cup squad played in South Africa’s last ODI against Bangladesh, at Buffalo Park in East London two year ago.

    Sub-100s and 350-plusses

    • South Africa have dismissed Bangladesh for less than 100 twice in ODI cricket – and conceded totals of 250-plus on as many occasions. The lowest the Tiger have kept the Proteas to is 162 all out, but have been on the receiving end of three totals of 350 or more.

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