Australia after losing their opening match of the ODI WC 2023 to hosts India at Chennai will be facing a strong side like South Africa who are high on confidence after beating Sri Lanka by a huge margin with the help of destructive batting from the top order batters. Today's ODI match between Australia and South Africa at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow will be very challenging for both sides as a low-scoring thriller is expected on the cards with pitches assisting spin bowlers majorly.
Numbers and Stats ahead of AUS vs SA game:
2 - South Africa have defeated Australia only twice in the ODI World Cup history out of six meetings overall.
SA vs AUS results in ODI World Cup:
South Africa won by 9 wickets at Sydney in 1992
Australia won by 5 wickets at Leeds in 1999
Match Tied at Birmingham, 1999 (Semi-Finals; Australia progressed to next round)
Australia won by 83 runs at Basseterre in 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets at Gros Islet in 2007
South Africa won by 10 runs at Manchester in 2019
3 - Aiden Markram needs more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 100 sixes in International cricket.
Aiden Markram has smashed 10 sixes in Tests, 43 sixes in ODIs and 44 sixes in T20Is respectively.
3 - In the last three ODI meetings between these two sides, South Africa have won all those matches by a margin of 100-plus runs.
AUS vs SA last three meetings in ODIs:
SA won by 122 runs in Johannesburg, 2023
SA won by 164 runs in Centurion, 2023
SA win by 111 runs in Potchefstroom, 2023
SA won the recently played five-match ODI series against Australia by a 3-2 margin on their home soil.
9 - The last time an ODI match was hosted at this ground, South Africa went on to defeat India by a margin of 9 runs in this contest in October 2022.
18 - Rassie van der Dussen needs 18 more runs to complete 2000 runs in ODIs.
Fastest to complete 2000 runs in ODIs (by inns batted):
Hashim Amla - 40
Zaheer Abbas - 45
Kevin Pietersen - 45
Babar Azam - 45
Rassie van der Dussen has scored 1982 runs in ODIs from just 44 innings.
42 - Rassie van der Dussen needs 42 more runs to complete 4000 runs in International cricket.
Rassie van der Dussen has scored 905 runs in Tests, 1982 runs in ODIs, and 1071 runs in T20Is respectively.
53 - David Warner needs 53 more runs to surpass Adam Gilchrist and become the second-highest run-scorer for Australia in the ODI World Cup.
Most runs for Australia in ODI WC:
Ricky Ponting - 1743 (42 inns)
Adam Gilchrist - 1085 (31 inns)
David Warner - 1033 (19 inns)