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South Africa v West Indies: The Stats

A look at the numbers and facts ahead of the match between South Africa and West Indies

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A victory for West Indies would elevate them to seventh place, ahead of New Zealand.
Introduction

South Africa and the West Indies have met 51 times in ODI cricket with South Africa winning 38 matches and the West Indies 12 with one no-result.

They have met four times in the ICC Champions Trophy. South Africa won by four wickets at Dhaka in 1998 and by two wickets at Colombo in 2002. The West Indies won by five wickets at The Oval in 2004 and by six wickets at Jaipur in 2006.

South Africa won the tournament in 1998. West Indies won in 2004.

Lie of the Land

South Africa has played four ODIs at Cardiff, winning one and losing one with two no-results. The West Indies have played one game at the venue, losing it.

Eight day ODIs have been played at the ground. One has been won batting first and six batting second with one no-result.

In those eight matches, four captains won the toss and chose to bat and four chose to bowl.

The average first innings score is 225.

Recent ODI form

South Africa has won six and lost five of its 11 ODI matches in 2013. It beat Pakistan by 67 runs at Edgbaston in its second match, having lost to India by 26 runs at Cardiff first time out.

The West Indies have played ten ODIs in 2013, winning four and losing six. They lost to India by eight wickets in their second match, having beaten Pakistan by two wickets at The Oval in their first match.

Upcoming milestones

Hashim Amla needs 20 runs to move into South Africa’s top ten ODI run-scorers.  

Reliance ICC Rankings News

If England beats Sri Lanka, South Africa will stay fourth in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship no matter what the result. If England loses, victory for South Africa would lift it to third place. Victory for the West Indies would nudge them ahead of New Zealand into seventh place, whereas defeat would leave them eighth.

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are joint-top of the world batting rankings. De Villiers averages 75.02 with ten centuries since the start of 2010, and Hashim Amla – who already has 31 scores of fifty or more in 69 ODI innings.

Faf du Plessis is at a career-best position of 44th after innings of 45, 62 not out, 30 and 28 in his last four innings.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the Proteas’ leading bowler – currently ranked sixth. He took 2-23 in his nine overs against Pakistan.

Ryan McLaren has seven wickets in the tournament so far, and 25 at 19.20 in his last 11 matches.

Kieron Pollard is the highest-ranked West Indian with the bat – currently in 32nd place.

Chris Gayle is surprisingly low in 35th place having struggled of late. His innings of 39 against Pakistan was his highest in his last 13 matches, over which he averages 13.38.

Sunil Narine has five wickets in his two games so far, and has extended his lead at the top of the bowling rankings to 37 points. Kemar Roach blew hot and cold in his two matches, but is up to 17th place.

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