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Australia - South Africa ODI encounters in numbers

South Africa will be looking to get their first win of the tournament against Australia.

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South Africa lost their game against West Indies

Australia will play their second match of tri-nation series against South Africa on 7 June 2016 after defeating West Indies convincingly in the first match. The Aussies would like to continue their winning streak on the other hand, South Africa lost their first match against the West Indies and would like to open their account in the series. 

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We have an interesting battle on our hands and we have presented here Australia – South Africa ODI encounters in numbers.

88 – The number of ODI matches played between Australia and South Africa till this day. Australia have won 46 matches and South Africa have won 39 matches from those ODIs.

438 – The number of runs made by South Africa against Australia on 12 March 2006 at Johannesburg, the highest total registered in an innings of an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

69 – The number of runs made by South Africa against Australia on 14 December 1993 at Sydney, the lowest total registered in an innings of an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

196 – The margin of runs by which South Africa won an ODI match against Australia on 3 March 2006 at Cape Town, the largest victory (in terms of runs) registered in an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

29 – The number of extras conceded by South Africa against Australia on 19 October 1996 at Indore and by Australia against South Africa on 14 November 2014 at Perth, the most a team conceded in an innings of an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

1879 – The number of runs made by Ricky Ponting against South Africa from 48 matches, the most by any batsman in Australia – South Africa ODI encounters.

2260 – The number of balls faced by Ricky Ponting against South Africa from 48 matches, the most by any batsman in Australia – South Africa ODI encounters.

175 - The number of runs made by Herschelle Gibbs against Australia on 12 March 2006 at Johannesburg from 111 balls, the most by any batsman in an innings of an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

62.57 – The average at which AB de Villiers has scored his 1189 runs from 23 matches against Australia, the highest among all the players in Australia – South Africa ODI encounters.

99.74 – The strike rate at which AB de Villiers has scored his 1189 runs from 23 innings against Australia, the highest by any player in Australia – South Africa ODI encounters.

3 – The number of centuries scored by Herschelle Gibbs against Australia, the most by any player in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

15 – The number of fifty plus scores made by Ricky Ponting against South Africa, the most by any player in Australia vs South Africa ODI battles.

13 – The number of fifties made by Ricky Ponting against South Africa and Jacques Kallis against Australia in ODIs, the most by any player in Australia vs South Africa ODI contests.

6 – The number of times Daryll Cullinan and Mark Boucher have been out on duck against Australia in ODIs, the most by any player in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

60 – The number of wickets taken by Shane Warne against South Africa from 45 ODI matches, the most by any bowler in Australia vs South Africa ODI battles.

2464 – The number of balls bowled by Shane Warne against South Africa from 45 ODIs, the most by any bowler in Australia vs South Africa ODI battles.

43 – The number of maidens bowled  by Glenn McGrath against South Africa from 41 ODIs, the most by any bowler in Australia vs South Africa ODI battles.

1718 – The number of runs conceded by Shane Warne against South Africa from 45 ODIs, the most by any bowler in Australia vs South Africa ODI battles.

6/22 – The bowling figure of Makhaya Ntini registered against Australia on 3 March 2006 at Cape Town, the best bowling figure registered in an innings of an ODI match between Australia and South Africa.

15.20 – Average at which Craig Matthews has picked 24 wickets against Australia from 11 ODIs, the best among all the bowlers in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

3.43 – The economy rate at which Eric Simons has conceded 356 runs against West Indies from 11 ODIs, the best economy rate of a bowler registered in Australia vs South Africa ODI contests among bowlers who have bowled at least 11 overs.

24.9 – The strike rate at which Craig Matthews has picked his 24 wickets against Australia from 11 ODIs, the best among all bowlers who have taken at least 6 wickets in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

69 – The number of dismissals claimed by Adam Gilchrist against South Africa from 44 ODI matches, the most by any wicket-keeper in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

25 – The number of catches taken by Jonty Rhodes against Australia from 55 ODI matches, the most by any fielder in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

222 – The number of runs added by Michael Bevan and Steve Waugh against South Africa for the 4th wicket on 16 August 2000 at Melbourne, the most by any pair for any wicket in Australia – South Africa ODI encounters.

55 – The number of matches played by Jonty Rhodes against Australia, the most matches played by any player in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

26 – The number of matches played by Ricky Ponting against South Africa as a captain of Australia, the most matches played by a player as a captain in Australia vs South Africa ODI encounters.

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