27 February 2015
South Africa Innings: In Numbers
De Villiers hits fastest ODI 150, South Africa becomes second team to post 400 in ICC Cricket World Cups, and other statistical highlights from the innings
De Villiers struck 17 fours and eight sixes in a brilliant exhibition of power hitting.
De Villiers's knock changed the course of the innings after South Africa had batted steadily for much of the first half, steering it to a mammoth 408 for 5. He now holds the record for the fastest 50, 100, and 150 in One-Day Internationals.
Below, we look at the statstical highlights from the innings -
400 - South Africa becomes the second team to score in excess of 400 at the ICC Cricket World Cup, after India who made 413 for 5 against Bermuda in Trinidad in 2007. The total is also the highest ICC Cricket World Cup score between two full nations.
72 - South Africa scored 72 runs in the batting powerplay, the most in the tournament.
34 - South Africa took 34 runs off a Jason Holder over - the 48th of the innings - the second-most ever in a ICC Cricket World Cup, after Herschelle Gibbs struck six sixes against The Netherlands to score 36 runs off Daan van Bunge in the 2007 edition of the tournament.
64 - De Villiers slammed his 150 off 64 balls, making it the fastest 150 in ODI cricket. Shane Watson's 83-ball effort against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2011 was the previous record. 64 is also the number of runs Holder conceded in the last two overs.
2 - Holder became the second bowler to concede more than 100 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup – after New Zealand's Martin Snedden, who gave away 105 runs against England at The Oval in 1983. However, Holder’s spell is the most expensive by anyone who has bowled 10 overs.
1 - De Villiers became the first man to score three ICC Cricket World Cup centuries against a single opponent.
52 - De Villiers's century came off 52 balls, the second-fastest in a ICC Cricket World Cup match, after Kevin O’Brien’s 50-ball effort against England in 2011.
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