ICC ODI World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia Stats Review – Check out records broken by Quinton de Kock, Australia’s worst loss in ODI WC and more

South Africa defeated Australia by a huge margin of 134 runs at Ekana Cricket Stadium and recorded their second consecutive win in the ODI WC 2023 with the help of a brilliant batting display from Quinton de Kock, who helped Proteas to reach a total of 311/7 in 50 overs. Australian batters had no answers to the Proteas pace bowling attack as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals before getting bundled out for a total of 177 runs.

Numbers and Stats from the AUS vs SA game:

2 – Quinton de Kock recorded his second consecutive century in the ODI World Cup.

Batters to smash two consecutive centuries for South Africa in ODI WC:

AB de Villiers in 2011

– 107* vs West Indies in Delhi

– 134 vs Netherlands in Mohali

Quinton de Kock in 2023

– 100 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi

– 109 vs Australia in Lucknow

Both AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock were wicket-keepers of the South African side in 2011 & 2023 WC.

Most Centuries for South Africa in the ODI World Cup:

AB de Villiers – 4

Herschelle Gibbs – 2

Hashim Amla – 2

Faf du Plessis – 2

Quinton de Kock – 2

3 – For the third time a 300-plus total has been scored against Australia in ODI World Cup.

Highest total against Australia in ODI World Cup:

India – 352/5 in The Oval, 2019

South Africa – 325/6 in Manchester, 2019

South Africa – 311/7 in Lucknow, 2023

4 – Quinton de Kock has been dismissed by Glenn Maxwell for the fourth time in ODIs.

Quinton de Kock vs Glenn Maxwell in ODIs:

Inns – 5

Runs – 35

Balls – 74

Outs – 4

Australian Bowlers to dismiss Quinton de Kock most times in ODIs:

Josh Hazlewood – 7

Mitchell Starc – 4

Glenn Maxwell – 4

4 – For the first time Australia have lost four consecutive matches in World Cup history.

Result of the last four games of Australia in the ODI World Cup:

Lost to South Africa by 10 runs at Manchester, 2019

Lost to England by 8 wickets at Birmingham, 2019 (Semi-Finals)

Lost to India by 6 wickets at Chennai, 2023

Lost to South Africa by 134 runs at Lucknow, 2023

Before 2023, the last time Australia lost their first two games of the ODI World Cup edition was way back in 1992.

ODI results of the last four games between SA and AUS:

SA win by 111 runs in Potchefstroom, 2023

SA won by 164 runs in Centurion, 2023

SA won by 122 runs in Johannesburg, 2023

SA won by 134 runs in Lucknow, 2023 WC

4 – David Warner got dismissed to Lungi Ngidi for the fourth time in ODIs overall.

David Warner vs Lungi Ngidi in ODIs:

Inns – 5

Runs – 23

Balls – 41

Outs – 4

5 – Kagiso Rabada in the last five ODI games has taken at least two wickets in every game.

Kagiso Rabada’s bowling spell in the last five ODI games:

2/48 vs Australia in Bloemfontein, 2023

2/79 vs Australia in Bloemfontein, 2023

3/41 vs Australia in Centurion, 2023

2/50 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi, 2023

3/33 vs Australia in Lucknow, 2023

5 – The South African team have recorded five consecutive 300-plus totals in their last five ODI games.

South Africa’s totals in the last five ODI games:

328/6 vs Australia in Potchefstroom, 2023

416/5 vs Australia in Centurion, 2023

315/9 vs Australia in Johannesburg, 2023

428/5 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi, 2023

311/7 vs Australia in Lucknow, 2023

19 – Quinton de Kock as opener has smashed 19 centuries in his ODI career.

Most centuries for South Africa as an opener in ODIs:

Hashim Amla – 27

Quinton de Kock – 19

Herschelle Gibbs – 18

45 – Rassie van der Dussen became 2nd joint-fastest to complete 2000 runs in ODI cricket.

Fastest to complete 2000 runs in ODIs (by innings batted):

Hashim Amla – 40

Zaheer Abbas – 45

Kevin Pietersen – 45

Babar Azam – 45

Rassie van der Dussen – 45

134 – Australia have recorded their biggest loss (margin of 134 runs) in ODI World Cup history.

Biggest margin of loss for Australia in ODI World Cup:

by 134 runs vs South Africa in Lucknow, 2023

by 118 runs vs India in Chelmsford, 1983

by 101 runs vs West Indies in Leeds, 1983

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