Australia clean swept for the first time – Stats Analysis SA Vs Aus

Australia toured South Africa for five-match One Day International series and the result did not go as they desire. Following are the stats highlights from the ODI series:This is the first time the Aussies suffered a whitewash in an ODI series. They suffered a brutal 0-5 series loss against the Proteas. Their previous worst series defeat came against England when they endured 4-0 loss with one match abandoned four years ago.

The hosts recorded their fourth series whitewash of five or more matches. Their previous three series whitewash all came against West Indies.

David Warner’s spectacular knock of 173 was the second highest individual score against South Africa. The unbeaten knock of 200 by Sachin Tendulkar in Gwalior six years ago is the highest individual score against the Proteas. Amongst the Aussies, Ricky Ponting’s 164 in Wanderers 10 years ago was the previous best against the home side.

Warner’s mammoth individual score was also the highest score in the 50-over format which ended with a run-out. Furthermore, his individual score is the second highest in an unsuccessful chase. India’s legend Tendulkar smashed 175 in Hyderabad seven years ago but his side bowed out to Australia’s 351 in the end.

The opener Warner accumulated 386 runs in the series which is the best by any batsman from Australia in an ODI series. The previous best was jolted down by Geoff Marsh who registered 349 runs against the Caribbean side in 1990-91.

David Warner has now become the third Aussie to post five centuries in ODIs in a calendar year. Ricky Ponting achieved the feat twice in 2003 and 2007 whereas Mathew Hayden accomplished the task in 2007.The tandem between Rilee Rossouw and JP Duminy at fourth wicket is the third best partnership for the Proteas in One Day Internationals against Australia for any wicket.

The home side registered a run rate of 6.88 in the five-match series which is their best ever. Australia, on the other hand, penned down highest run rate conceded in any series of five or more matches.Rossouw recorded his career best of 311 runs and became the highest run-getter from the home side.

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