In the last ODI of the six-match ODI series between the hosts South Africa and the visitors India at the SuperSport Park (Centurion), India clinched a comfortable victory. With this victory, India won the ODI series by the 1-5 margin.
India decided to bowl first after winning the toss. South Africa failed to provide some fight against the strong Indian bowling line-up as they were bundled out for just 204 in 46.5 overs.
In reply, India chased down the target in 32.1 overs after losing only 2 wickets. Indian skipper Virat Kohli against scored a century in this ODI.
India won this match by 8 wickets with 107 balls to spare and claimed the ODI series by the 1-5 margin.
Brief Scores: South Africa – 204 in 46.5 overs (Khaya Zondo 54, Andile Phehlukwayo 34, Shardul Thakur 4/52)
India – 206/2 in 32.1 overs (Virat Kohli 129*, Ajinkya Rahane 34*, Lungi Ngidi 2/54)
Result – India won by 8 wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- At the end of the match, Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni has taken 600 catches in international cricket as a wicket-keeper.
i) Fourth wicket-keeper in international cricket history to do this. Here is the detail list:
Wicket-keepers who have taken 600 or more catches in international cricket
|Player (Team)||No.of catches taken as wicket-keeper|
|Mark Boucher (South Africa /Africa XI/ICC World XI)||953|
|Adam Gilchrist (Australia/Australia XI)||813|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/Asia XI/ICC World XI)||609|
|MS Dhoni (India/Asia XI)||600|
- South Africa was bowled out for just 204 runs in 46.5 overs.
i) South Africa’s third lowest first innings total against India in a day/night ODI match. Here is the detail list.
South Africa’s lowest first innings totals against India in a day/night ODI
|169/9 (50)||Bengaluru||19th November 2005|
|203/8 (50)||East London||19th December 1992|
|204 (46.5)||Centurion||16th February 2018|
|214/5 (50)||Centurion||11th December 1992|
|216/8 (50)||Durban||17th December 1992|
- Indian pacer Shardul Thakur had a bowling figure of 8.5-0-52-4.
i) Fourth best ODI bowling figure by an Indian pacer against South Africa. Here is the detail list:
Top five best ODI bowling figures by the Indian pacers against South Africa
|Venkatesh Prasad||8-1-27-4||Mumbai||14th December 1996|
|Munaf Patel||8-0-29-4||Johannesburg||15th January 2011|
|Ishant Sharma||10-1-40-4||Centurion||11th December 2013|
|Shardul Thakur||8.5-0-52-4||Centurion||16th February 2018|
|Irfan Pathan||8-1-20-3||Mumbai||28th November 2005|
- Indian slow left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav claimed total 17 wickets in this series.
i) Second joint most no.of wickets taken by any bowler in a bilateral ODI series. Here are details:
Most wicket-takers in a bilateral ODI series history
|Player (Team)||Series||Innings||No.of wickets|
|Javagal Srinath (India)||New Zealand vs India in New Zealand, 2002/03||7||18|
|Amit Mishra (India)||Zimbabwe vs India in Zimbabwe 2013||5||18|
|Patrick Patterson (West Indies)||India vs West Indies in India, 1987/88||6||17|
|Craig Matthews (South Africa)||South Africa vs Australia in South Africa, 1993/94||7||17|
|Kuldeep Yadav (India)||South Africa vs India in South Africa, 2017/18||6||17|
- Indian captain Virat Kohli completed his century in just 82 balls.
i) Since 2001, it is the third fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman against South Africa. The top three list is given below:
Fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman against South Africa (since 2001)
|Player||No.of balls took to score an ODI century||Venue||Date|
|Yusuf Pathan||68||Centurion||23rd January 2011|
|Shikhar Dhawan||80||Cardiff||6th June 2013|
|Virat Kohli||82||Centurion||16th February 2018|
ii) 13th ODI centuries as an Indian captain. Joint second most number of ODI centuries by any captain. Here is the detail list
Most no.of centuries by an ODI captain
|Player (Team)||No.of ODI centuries as captain|
|Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC World XI)||22|
|AB de Villiers (South Africa)||13|
|Virat Kohli (India)||13|
Also read: Virat Kohli reaches to number 35 in ODIs
- Indian captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 129 runs.
i) Second highest ODI knock by any Indian batsman against South Africa on the South African soil. The record holder is also Virat Kohli with 160* knock at Cape Town during the third ODI of this series (on 7th February 2018).
ii) Fourth highest ODI knock by an Indian batsman on the South African soil (against any team). Here is the detail list:
Top five ODI knocks by an Indian batsman on the South African soil
|Virat Kohli||160*||South Africa||Cape Town||7th February 2018|
|Sachin Tendulkar||152||Namibia||Pietermaritzburg||23rd February 2003|
|Sachin Tendulkar||146||Kenya||Paarl||24th October 2001|
|Virat Kohli||129*||South Africa||Centurion||16th February 2018|
|Sourav Ganguly||127||South Africa||Johannesburg||5th October 2001|
- Virat Kohli scored total 558 runs in this series.
i) Most runs scored by any batsman in a bilateral ODI series. The previous record holder was another Indian batsman Rohit Sharma with 491 runs (6 ODIs) during the Australia tour of India for 7-match ODI series in 2013/14.
- India won this match by 8 wickets with 107 balls to spare.
i) Second largest ODI victories (by balls remaining in the second innings) for India against South Africa on the South African soil. The record is winning by 177 balls to spare at the same venue (Centurion) in the second ODI of this series (4th February 2018).
ii) Fourth largest ODI defeats (by balls remaining in the second innings) for South Africa on their home soil. Here is the detail list:
Top 5 largest ODI defeats for South Africa on their home soil
|Losing margin by balls remaining in the second innings||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|177||India||Centurion||4th February 2018|
|153||Australia||Cape Town||14th April 2000|
|112||England||Port Elizabeth||29th November 2009|
|107||India||Centurion||16th February 2018|
|90||Pakistan||Durban||17th December 1994|
- India won this six-match ODI series by the 1-5 margin.
i) Only second team to win more than four ODIs in a bilateral ODI series on the South African soil. Australia was the first team to do this when they had won an ODI series in South Africa by the 1-5 margin in 2001/02.