CWC 2019 : Statistical Highlight - South Africa

All the major stats and facts that were recorded by South Africa team and its players in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Captain Faf du Plessis scored 387 runs with 1 hundred and 3 fifties in CWC 2019 (photo - getty)

In most of the ICC tournaments, South Africa went as favorites but at the end, they are left dumbstruck and heartbroken. This time they were no pressure of favorites but still, they ended up having their worst ever ODI World Cup. They could win only three matches out of nine and finished at the seventh position in the points table. 

South Africa's campaign kicked off against England in The Oval and in the first match, they fell flat and suffered a loss of 104 runs. In the next match against Bangladesh, they put up a good fight but fell short of the target by 21 runs. In the third match, India beat them by 6 wickets and three back to back losses had shattered their confidence and the injuries of Steyn and Lungi Ngidi were also big setbacks. The fourth match against West Indies ended in a no result affair due to rain.

Their first win came in the fifth match against Afghanistan. In the sixth match, they lost to New Zealand in a last-over thriller and in the seventh match Pakistan crushed them and they got eliminated from the race of semifinal. Though in the last two matches they made a good comeback and beat both Sri Lanka and Australia and finished their disappointing tournament on a winning note. 

Throughout the tournament, South African top order batsmen except for captain Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen, failed to convert their starts into big knocks. Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Aiden Markram, and JP Duminy all had a poor tournament with the bat. In the bowling, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir couldn't lead from the front. Though Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorious did well but couldn't make much impact due to lack of support from other bowlers. 

All the major stats and facts that were recorded by the South Africa team and its players in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 

Result summary - 

  Mat    Won    Lost    Tied    NR 
  9    3    5    0   1 

- South Africa won only 3 out of the 9 matches and finished at number seven in the points table. 

Highest totals -

325/6 vs AUS at Manchester

309/8 vs BAN at The Oval

259/9 vs PAK at Lord's

Lowest totals -

207 vs ENG at The Oval

227/9 vs IND at Southampton 

241/6 vs NZ at Birmingham 

Most runs -

387 - Faf du Plessis

311 - Rassie van der Dussen

305 - Quinton de Kock

203 - Hashim Amla

140 - Aiden Markram 

Highest individual scores -

100 - Faf du Plessis vs AUS at Manchester

96* - Faf du Plessis vs SL at Chester -le- Street 

95 - Rassie van der Dussen vs AUS at Manchester

80* - Hashim Amla vs SL at Chester -le- Street

68 - Quinton de Kock vs ENG at The Oval

Highest batting average (Min 100 runs) -

64.50 - Faf du Plessis

62.20 - Rassie van der Dussen

40.60 - Hashim Amla

38.12 - Quinton de Kock

34.00 - David Miller

Most hundreds -

1 - Faf du Plessis

Most fifty-plus scores -

4 - Faf du Plessis

3 - Rassie van der Dussen / Quinton de Kock

2 - Hashim Amla

Most wickets -

13 - Chris Morris

11 - A Phehlukwayo / Imran Tahir / Kagiso Rabada

7 - Lungi Ngidi

5 - Dwaine Pretorious 

Best bowling figures in an innings -

4/29 - Imran Tahir vs AFG at Cardiff

3/13 - Chris Morris vs AFG at Cardiff

3/25 - Dwaine Pretorious vs SL at Chester -le- Street

3/46 - Chris Morris vs SL at Chester -le- Street

3/49 - Chris Morris vs NZ at Birmingham 

Best bowling averages (Min 5 wickets) -

18.80 - Dwaine Pretorious

26.23 - Chris Morris

30.14 - Lungi Ngidi 

30.54 - Andile Phehlukwayo 

34.00 - Imran Tahir 

Most four wickets haul -

1 - Imran Tahir 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 10 Jul, 2019

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