South Africa beat England in the second ODI of the three-match series on Sunday and took an unassailable lead of 2-0. The Proteas emerged victorious with the help of a brilliant ton from skipper Temba Bavuma and a stunning finish from David Miller.
Speaking about this game hosts South Africa winning the toss invited England to bat first and they posted a huge total of 342/7 on the back of stunning fifty-plus scores from Harry Brook and skipper Jos Buttler. The Proteas team then beat the English side by 5 wickets and also improved their chances of qualifying for the 2023 ODI WC event.
Numbers and Stats from SA vs ENG 2nd ODI match:
2 - Temba Bavuma has smashed his 2nd Century as Captain in ODIs.
Temba Bavuma's Centuries as Captain in ODIs:
110 vs India in Paarl, 2022
109 vs England in Bloemfontein, 2023
4 - South Africa men's team have won their 4th home ODI series against England
SA vs ENG men's ODI series results on SA soil:
SA won by 6-1 (7) in 1996
SA won by 4-1 (7) in 2005
ENG won by 1-2 (3) in 2009
SA won by 3-2 (5) in 2016
Drawn 1-1 (3) in 2020
SA won by 2-0 (3) in 2023
5 - For the first time since 2015 WC England have lost five consecutive ODI matches now. Before 2015, the Last time England lost five consecutive ODI games was in 2014.
England men's team in recently concluded ODI Series:
Lost to South Africa by 0-2 (3) in 2023
Lost to Australia by 0-3 (3) in 2022
Drawn against South Africa 1-1 (3) in 2022
Lost to India by 1-2 (3) in 2022
94* - Jos Buttler has recorded his highest score in ODIs as Captain.
Jos Buttler's highest score as Captain in ODIs:
94* vs South Africa in Bloemfontein, 2023
91* vs Australia in Cardiff, 2018
86* vs Netherland in Amstelveen, 2022
141.34 - David Miller has a strike rate of 141.34 in ODI death overs (41-50).
David Miller in ODI death overs:
Inns - 61
Runs - 1470
Avg - 49
S.R - 141.34
Fours: 111; Sixes: 56
David Miller smashed 35 off 21 balls against England in the death overs of the 2nd ODI match.
343 - South Africa chased down 343 runs in this ODI match.
Highest total chased down by South Africa men's team in ODIs:
435 vs AUS in Johannesburg, 2006
372 vs AUS in Durban, 2016
343 in Bloemfontein, 2023
Highest total chased down vs England men's team in ODIs:
351 by India in Pune, 2017
343 by South Africa in Bloemfontein, 2023
336 by New Zealand in Dunedin, 2018
4038 - Aiden Markram completed the milestone of reaching 4000 runs (4038) in international cricket