ICC ODI World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Pakistan Stats Preview – Check out interesting stats and facts

South Africa, after defeating England and Bangladesh by a huge margin, will be facing Pakistan at Chennai who are coming after three back-to-back losses against India, Australia and Afghanistan. Hence Pakistan is in a must-win situation to qualify to stay in contention for the semi-finals of ODI World Cup 2023. 

This game at Chennai is expected to be an interesting battle between these two sides as South Africa has dominated all their opponents while batting first but lost their only game in this tournament to the Netherlands while fielding first.

Numbers and Stats ahead of SA vs PAK game:

0 – South Africa has never won an ODI match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

South Africa team ODI results at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai:

Lost to England by 6 runs in the 2011 World Cup

Lost to India by 35 runs in 2015

1 – Hasan Ali needs 1 more wicket to complete the milestone of taking 100 wickets in ODIs.

2 – Aiden Markram needs 2 more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 100 sixes in international cricket.

2 – Pakistan have the last two clash against South Africa in ODI World Cup.

PAK vs SA in ODI World Cup:

South Africa won by 20 runs in Brisbane, 1992 (revised target)

South Africa won by 5 wickets in Karachi, in 1996

South Africa won by 3 wickets in Nottingham, in 1999

Pakistan win by 29 runs (D/L) in Auckland, 2015

Pakistan win by 49 runs in Lord’s, 2019

The last time Pakistan played South Africa in ODIs was in a three-match bilateral series during April 2021 where Pakistan was seen winning the series by a 2-1 margin on South Africa soil. 

4 – Shaheen Afridi needs 4 more wickets to become the third fastest to pick 100 wickets in ODIs.

Fastest to pick 100 wickets in ODIs (by matches played):

Sandeep Lamichhane – 42

Rashid Khan – 44

Mitchell Starc – 52

Shaheen Afridi has taken 96 wickets in ODIs from just 49 matches.

5 – Mohammad Rizwan needs 5 more runs to complete the milestone of reaching 2000 runs in ODIs.

79 – Quinton de Kock needs 79 more runs to score the most runs for South Africa in a single ODI World Cup edition.

Most runs for South Africa in a single ODI World Cup edition:

Jacques Kallis – 485 in 2007

AB de Villiers – 482 in 2015

Graeme Smith – 443 in 2007

Peter Kirsten – 410 in 1992

Quinton de Kock – 407 in 2023

Interestingly all others have played seven (or) more innings in the above list, while Quinton de Kock is the only batsman to have played only five innings.

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