CT 2017: Pakistan v South Africa in numbers

South Africa has claimed victories in 16 of its last 20 ODI matches (L4); Pakistan meanwhile has just two wins in its last seven outings (L5).

Hashim Amla (South Africa) has registered 25 centuries in 151 ODI innings, a rate of one in every six knocks; the best record of any batsman to log 10+ ODI hundreds.   -  Getty Images

After losing its opening encounter against arch-rival India, Pakistan will hope to get its Champions Trophy campaign back on track against South Africa at Edgbaston. Ahead of this crucial Group B match, we take a look at how the numbers stack up.

Opta Stats:

  • Pakistan has won three of its last four ODIs against South Africa, this coming on the back of just one victory in its previous seven encounters (L6).

  • South Africa has won both previous meetings with Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, including a 67-run win at Edgbaston in 2013 (also in Mohali in 2006).

  • South Africa has secured wins in both its previous Champions Trophy games at Edgbaston (Pakistan in 2013, Bangladesh in 2004).

  • Overall South Africa has lost just twice in seven ODIs at the venue in Birmingham (W4, T1).

  • South Africa has claimed victories in 16 of its last 20 ODI matches (L4); Pakistan meanwhile has just two wins in its last seven outings (L5).

  • Of the 27 batsmen to score 1,000 ODI runs against Pakistan, AB de Villiers has the best average against them (61.9).

  • In fact, AB de Villiers has scored more runs in ODI matches between South Africa and Pakistan than any other batsman (1423).

  • Hashim Amla (South Africa) has registered 25 centuries in 151 ODI innings, a rate of one in every six knocks; the best record of any batsman to log 10+ ODI hundreds.

  • Amla has recorded 50+ in three of his last four ODI innings to have taken place in England; including his 103 against Sri Lanka in South Africa’s 2017 Champions Trophy opener.

  • South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has scored more ODI runs than any other batsman in 2017 (752), averaging 62.7 in that time.

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