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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

cricket world cup 2015 - South Africa's 16-1 advantage

South Africa's 16-1 record against West Indies is the most lopsided between two top-eight teams in ODIs since the beginning of 2007

3-2 South Africa's World Cup record against West Indies. They won in 1992, lost in 1996 and 2003, and won in 2007 and 2011.
16-1 - South Africa's win-loss record against West Indies since the beginning of 2007. It's themost lopsided win-loss ratio in ODIs between two of the top eight teams during this period. South Africa's only loss was in Port Elizabeth earlier this year, when West Indies chased down 263 for the loss of 9 wickets. There was also a tied game between them in the 2013 Champions Trophy in Cardiff. The next most one-sided match-up is also against West Indies - Australia have an 18-2 winning record during this period.
4 - Hundreds that both AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla have scored in ODIs against West Indies. Amla has got them in 11 matches, and averages 94.66, while de Villiers has played 20 games, and averages 66.06 against them. Both have a strike rate of 105. Two other South African top-order batsmen have also enjoyed batting against West Indies - JP Duminy averages 63.14 from 15 games, and David Miller 78.75 from ten.
20.69 Chris Gayle's batting average against South Africa in his last 13 ODI innings, going back to the beginning of 2007. During this period his highest score against them is 45.
4 Number of times Morne Morkel has dismissed Gayle in ODIs. He has bowled 46 balls to Gayle, and conceded 41 runs. Against Dale Steyn, Gayle has scored 47 off 45 balls and been dismissed once; while Vernon Philander has gone for 35 from 24, for one dismissal.
12 Wickets for Imran Tahir, from four games against West Indies, at an average of 13.25 and an economy rate of 4.72. Steyn has 19 from 12 games, at an average of 23.57, while Morkel has 22 from 12 and averages 23.54.
7 Number of games out of the last ten completed ones at the Sydney Cricket Ground - going back to 2010 - that have been won by the team chasing: they all have been day-night games as well. Each of the last four matches at the SCG has gone in favour of the team batting second.
4.93 The average run rate for the team batting first in ODIs here since 2010. There have been only two 275-plus scores in the last ten 50-over games for the teams batting first.

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