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16 February 201502:57

South Africa v Zimbabwe in numbers

Here's a look at the few records broken during the third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

South Africa v Zimbabwe in numbers - Cricket News

David Miller and JP Duminy shared a 256 run stand.

It is only the second day of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 but already the runs are raining down and the records continue to be broken.


In Hamilton, fans at Seddon Oval were treated to big hitting from both South Africa and Zimbabwe, where a World Record was also smashed.


Here are the numbers that mattered in Hamilton:


256 – David Miller and JP Duminy’s fifth-wicket partnership was not only a World Record, it also completely changed the tone of the match.




South Africa’s situation was starting to look dire at 84-4 before the pair took control, smashing their way to an unbeaten 256-run stand.


It blitzed the previous record of 226* set by Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara against Ireland in 2013.


146 – The number of runs scored by Miller and Duminy off last ten overs, carrying South Africa from 193-4 to 339-4. A massive 96 of those runs came off the final five overs, a run rate of 19.2.


138* and 115* - Miller and Duminy both scored tons, in only the third time both the No.5 and No.6 batsman scored 100s in the same innings.


152 – Zimbabwe scored 152 of its 277 runs in boundaries, compared to South Africa’s 160.


Despite falling 62 runs shy of victory, Zimbabwe smashed 28 fours and seven sixes, including an enormous six from Solomon Mire which saw the ball go flying out of Seddon Oval.


The Proteas gave fans plenty of opportunities to Catch a Million themselves, sending 14 deliveries clear over the boundary.


30 – The 48th over belong to David Miller, who smashed 30 runs off the bowling of Solomon Mire.


He started with a massive six and followed with 4, 4, 6, 4 and 6.


He became the eighth batsman to score 30 off an over in the process, joining AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis, fellow South Africans to have achieved the feat.


4 – He only scored 25 with the bat but AB de Villiers put on a clinic in the field, taking three catches and effecting a run out – the first player to do so in a World Cup match.


His diving effort to remove Solomon Mire in the deep was particularly impressive.


To see the match report of this match, please click here.