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Stats Review: SA vs Ind (6th ODI) – India registered another comfortable victory
By Sandy - Feb 17, 2018 4:58 am
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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.

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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:

  1. 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

 

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MS Dhoni
  1. 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

Total (Overs)VenueDate
169/9 (50)Bengaluru19th November 2005
203/8 (50)East London19th December 1992
204 (46.5)Centurion16th February 2018
214/5 (50)Centurion11th December 1992
216/8 (50)Durban17th December 1992

 

  1. 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

PlayerBowling figureVenueDate
Venkatesh Prasad8-1-27-4Mumbai14th December 1996
Munaf Patel8-0-29-4Johannesburg15th January 2011
Ishant Sharma10-1-40-4Centurion11th December 2013
Shardul Thakur8.5-0-52-4Centurion16th February 2018
Irfan Pathan8-1-20-3Mumbai28th November 2005

 

Shardul Thakur
  1. 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)SeriesInningsNo.of wickets
Javagal Srinath (India)New Zealand vs India in New Zealand, 2002/03718
Amit Mishra (India)Zimbabwe vs India in Zimbabwe 2013518
Patrick Patterson (West Indies)India vs West Indies in India, 1987/88617
Craig Matthews (South Africa)South Africa vs Australia in South Africa, 1993/94717
Kuldeep Yadav (India)South Africa vs India in South Africa, 2017/18617

 

 

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  1. 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)

PlayerNo.of balls took to score an ODI centuryVenueDate
Yusuf Pathan68Centurion23rd January 2011
Shikhar Dhawan80Cardiff6th June 2013
Virat Kohli82Centurion 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

 

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  1. 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

PlayerRuns scoredOppositionVenueDate
Virat Kohli160*South AfricaCape Town7th February 2018
Sachin Tendulkar152NamibiaPietermaritzburg23rd February 2003
Sachin Tendulkar146KenyaPaarl24th October 2001
Virat Kohli129*South AfricaCenturion16th February 2018
Sourav Ganguly127South AfricaJohannesburg5th October 2001

 

Virat Kohli

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 inningsOppositionVenueDate
177IndiaCenturion4th February 2018
153AustraliaCape Town14th April 2000
112EnglandPort Elizabeth29th November 2009
107IndiaCenturion16th February 2018
90PakistanDurban17th December 1994

 

  1. 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.

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