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Nothing average about Van der Dussen and his incredible ODI stats

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Nothing average about Van der Dussen and his incredible ODI stats

After his match-winning heroics against India, batsman Rassie van der Dussen now has an ODI average of 73.62

Sports reporter

There is nothing average about the way Rassie van der Dussen has taken to ODI cricket. Only Australia’s Michael Hussey, who also belatedly took to the international stage, batted with more boisterous, effervescent overflow in his first 30 ODIs.

Van der Dussen constructed his best ODI innings in the Proteas’ 31-run win over India at Boland Park on Wednesday. His energetic 129 not out off 96 deliveries helped change the pace and pulse of the SA innings just when India’s spinners showed signs of casting their spell.

The man of the match strode to the crease at 68/3 in the 18th over, after which Van der Dussen and captain Temba Bavuma methodically disentangled the home team before accelerating in their match-defining 204-run partnership for the fourth wicket...

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