South Africa defeated Pakistan in a thrilling match by just one wicket and went to the top of the points table in the ODI World Cup 2023 due to their net run rate. Talking about this game, Pakistan winning the toss opted to bat first and posted 270 runs on board with the help of fifties from Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel respectively while Shadab Khan also smashed 43 runs in 36 balls. Among South African bowlers Shamsi picked a four-wicket haul (4/60) with the ball.
South Africa was in a very comfortable position in the run-chase as their score read 206/4 in 33 overs, but from 206/4 they got reduced to 250/8 in 41.1 overs and put pressure on themselves as the equation read 21 runs with two wickets in hand. South Africa from 250/8 ended up losing one more wicket and got reduced to 260/9 in 45.3 overs.
However, South Africa successfully chased down this total (scored 11 runs with 1 wicket in hand) with Keshav Maharaj finishing things for them and Shamsi with the bat also scored the most important four runs in his career.
Numbers and Stats from SA vs PAK game:
1 - South Africa won this game by just 1 wicket.
Instances of a team winning the game by 1 wicket in the ODI World Cup:
West Indies vs Pakistan in Birmingham, 1975
Pakistan vs West Indies in Lahore, 1987
South Africa vs Sri Lanka in Providence, 2007
England vs West Indies in Bridgetown, 2007
Afghanistan vs Scotland in Dunedin, 2015
New Zealand vs Australia in Auckland, 2015
South Africa vs Pakistan in Chennai, 2023
South Africa team winning an ODI match by 1 wicket:
vs Australia in Johannesburg, 2006
vs Sri Lanka in Providence, 2007 WC
vs West Indies in Port of Spain, 2010
vs New Zealand in Potchefstroom, 2013
vs England in Johannesburg, 2016
vs Pakistan in Chennai, 2023 WC
3 - Babar Azam has scored three fifty-plus scores as captain in this ODI World Cup.
Most fifty-plus scores as captain in a single World Cup edition:
Misbah-ul-Haq: 4 in 2015
Imran Khan: 3 in 1983
Babar Azam: 3 in 2023
Babar Azam scores in ODI World Cup 2023:
5 vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
10 vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
50 vs India in Ahmedabad
18 vs Australia in Bengaluru
74 vs Afghanistan in Chennai
50 vs South Africa in Chennai
4 - For the first time, Pakistan have lost four consecutive games in ODI World Cup history.
Pakistan losses in ODI World Cup 2023:
Lost to India by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad
Lost to Australia by 62 runs in Bengaluru
Lost to Afghanistan by 8 wickets in Chennai
Lost to South Africa by 1 wicket in Chennai
4/60 - Tabraiz Shamsi recorded bowling figure of 4/60 in this game.
Best bowling figures for Tabraiz Shamsi in ODIs:
5/49 vs Sri Lanka in Colombo(RPS), 2021
4/33 vs Sri Lanka in Dambulla, 2018
4/60 vs Pakistan in Chennai, 2023 WC
4/61 vs Australia in Bloemfontein, 2023
This is Shamsi's first four-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup.
271 - South Africa chased down 271 runs in this game.
Highest total chased down by South Africa in ODI World Cup:
297 vs India in Nagpur, 2011
271 vs Pakistan in Chennai, 2023
254 vs India in Hove, 1999
1999 - South Africa defeated Pakistan for the first time in the World Cup (ODI/T20I) after 1999.
Pakistan defeated South Africa in the 2015 & 2019 ODI World Cup.
Pakistan defeated South Africa in the 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2022 T20 World Cup.
2021 - Aiden Markram has completed 2000 runs (2021) in his career so far.
Markram has scored 933 runs in ODIs in this calendar year (2023) alone. He has smashed three hundred and five fifties in ODIs this calendar year (2023).
Highest Score for Aiden Markram in ODIs in 2023:
175 vs Netherlands in Johannesburg
106 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi - World Cup
102* vs Australia in Potchefstroom
93 vs Australia in Johannesburg
91 vs Pakistan in Chennai - World Cup