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Pakistan v South Africa: The Stats

Take a look at the stats and numbers in relation to Pakistan and South Africa ahead of their crucial clash on Monday

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Hashim Amla is just a century and two runs away from entering South Africa's top-ten run-getter club.
Introduction

Pakistan and South Africa have met 62 times in ODI cricket with South Africa winning 41 matches and Pakistan 20, with one no-result.
They have met just once in ICC Champions Trophy tournaments with South Africa winning by 124 runs at Mohali in 2006, thanks to five wickets from Makhaya Ntini.
South Africa won the competition in 1998. Pakistan has never reached the final. 

Lie of the Land 
Pakistan has played nine games at Edgbaston, winning four and losing five. South Africa has played six games at the venue, with three wins, two defeats and one tie.
Four day/night ODIs have been played at the ground. Two have been won batting first and one batting second, with one no-result. 
In those four matches, all four captains won the toss and chose to bat.
The average first innings score is 249. 

Recent ODI form 
Pakistan has played 11 ODIs so far in 2013, winning five and losing five with one tie. It lost to the West Indies by two wickets at The Oval in its first match, having beaten South Africa by six wickets at the same venue in its warm-up match.
South Africa has won five and lost five of its ten ODI matches in 2013, including a 3-2 home series win over Pakistan in March. It lost to India by 26 runs at Cardiff in its first match, having beaten the Netherlands by 84 runs in an ODI at Amstelveen, and then lost to Pakistan by six wickets at The Oval in its warm up match. 

Upcoming milestones 
Hashim Amla needs 102 runs to become one of South Africa’s top ten ODI run-scorers.
Misbah-ul-Haq needs to score a fifty to equal Andrew Jones’s record of having scored 25 ODI fifties without ever scoring a century. 

Reliance ICC Rankings News 
No matter what the result, South Africa will stay fourth and Pakistan sixth in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship.
Misbah-ul-Haq is at his highest career ranking of 13th. His last ten matches have brought him 469 runs at an average of 67.00.
Nasir Jamshaid recently reached 1000 ODI runs in just his 25th innings – the second-fastest among the 34 Pakistanis to reach that landmark.
Saeed Ajmal is in second position in the ODI bowling rankings, 22 points behind Sunil Narine. His last 15 matches have brought him 33 wickets at 17.66.
Mohammad Hafeez is just behind him in fourth place with the ball, with the leading Pakistani seamers Junaid Khan in 39th and Mohammad Irfan at a career-best 66th.
Hafeez is also the top all-rounder according to the current rankings.
South Africa boasts the top two batsmen in ODI cricket – AB de Villiers who averages 76.36 with ten centuries since the start of 2010, and Hashim Amla – who has scored nearly 500 more runs than anyone else after 70 ODIs.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the Proteas’ leading bowler – currently ranked seventh. He was top for five months last year. South Africa will be hoping 12th place Dale Steyn recovers from his side strain.
Ryan McLaren’s all-round exploits against India have taken him to career-best points tallies with both bat and ball. 
 

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