India vs South Africa: 3rd ODI - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the third cricket ODI between India and South Africa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) ground here.

India vs South Africa: 3rd ODI - Statistical highlights

Rajkot: Statistical highlights of the third cricket ODI between India and South Africa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) ground here.

  • India have lost both their ODIs at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot - by 9 runs to England on January 11, 2013 and by 18 runs to South Africa on October 18, 2015.
  • Of the last 10 instances when they were set a target between 260 and 275, India have won seven and lost three - their last loss being vs West Indies at Ahmedabad on December 5, 2011.
  • Rohit Sharma has posted seven fifty-plus innings in ODIs this year - three centuries and four fifties - the most by an Indian batsman.
  • Rohit's 27th fifty in ODIs is his second vs South Africa.
  • Rohit's ODI record in India is quite impressive - his tally being 1661 at an average of 66.44 in 31 matches, including four hundreds and eight fifties.
  • Rohit enjoys an impressive record in ODIs this year - his aggregate being 778 in fifteen innings at an average of 55.57. In terms of averages, the 2015 is his best calendar year, bettering his average of 55.54 in 2011 (611 in 16 innings).
  • David Miller, since recording an unbeaten 138 vs Zimbabwe at Hamilton on February 15, 2005, is without a fifty in fourteen successive innings. He has totalled just 340 runs at an average of 26.15 with a highest of 49 (twice) - vs UAE at Wellington on March 12 and vs New Zealand at Auckland on March 24.
  • Miller has opened an ODI innings for the first time.
  • Quinton de Kock has totalled 515 runs in seven innings at an average of 73.57 - the fastest to 500 by any batsman against India in ODIs, eclipsing Gary Kirsten's feat of reaching the milestone in eight innings - his tally being 514 (ave.73.42).
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has conceded 60 runs or more four times in ODIs - three times vs South Africa and once vs New Zealand. The Kanpur and Rajkot ODIs have provided the first instance when he has conceded 60 runs in a series twice.
  • Eleven times out of 22 ODIs played on Indian soil, Bhuvneshwar has failed to take a single wicket. He is averaging 49.52 on Indian soil (19 wickets in 22 matches) in India as against his overall average of 35.94 in ODIs.
  • Quinton de Kock has registered four centuries in seven innings vs India. Overall, he has posted seven hundreds in ODIs. In a winning cause, he has recorded five centuries.
  • De Kock has equalled an ODI record for hitting four hundreds in seven innings against a team, previously held by Sachin Tendulkar - four in first seven innings vs Kenya.
  • De Kock is the third South African batsman to register four hundreds against India in ODIs, joining A B de Villiers and Gary Kirsten. In all, there are seven instances of South African batsmen posting four or more hundreds against one team in ODIs.
  • De Kock became the second wicketkeeper to post four centuries or more vs India in ODIs, joining Kumar Sangakkara (six in 67 innings).
  • De Kock is the first batsman to register a century at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, surpassing the 85 by Ian Bell for England vs India on January 11, 2013.
  • Faf du Plessis is the sixth South African player to register three fifty-plus innings in a bilateral series vs India (62 at Kanpur, 51 at Indore and 60 at Rajkot), joining Kepler Wessels (twice), Gary Kirsten, Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Quinton de Kock. Kirsten was the last South African batsman to achieve the feat vs India in India in March 2000 - 115 at Kochi, 93 at Faridabad and 72 at Vadodara.
  • Virat Kohli has registered his first fifty in ODIs since his hundred against Pakistan in the World Cup - 107 at Adelaide on February 15, 2015.
  • Kohli's 34th fifty in ODIs is his fourth vs South Africa.
  • Kohli is averaging 30.96 in a losing games in ODIs - his tally being 1734 runs, including two hundreds and 14 fifties, in 57 matches. In his previous 11 games in a losing cause - his sequence of scores were 48, 5, 13, 2, 9, 4, 8, 1, 1, 23 and 11.
  • Suresh Raina's second duck vs South Africa is his 14th in ODIs. For the first time, he has registered successive ducks - Indore and Rajkot games.
  • Raina is averaging 1.00 in the series - his tally being three runs in three innings. This is his worst performance in a series.
  • Morne Morkel (4/39) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs in Asia, surpassing the 4 for 47 vs Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) on November 2, 2010.
  • Morkel's figures are his best vs India in ODIs, bettering the 4 for 52 at Centurion on January 23, 2011.
  • Morkel has completed his 50 wickets in ODIs in Asia - his tally being 52 (ave.26.05) in 32 matches.
  • Morkel has captured 28 wickets (ave.22.50) in 16 matches - his best tally in a calendar year in ODIs.
  • Morkel's figures are the best by a bowler at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot in ODIs, bettering the four for 44 by England's James Tredwell vs India on January 11, 2013.
  • Morkel has dismissed six batsmen four times each in ODIs - Kumar Sangakkara, Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Upul Tharanga, Shikhar Dhawan and Glenn Maxwell.
  • Morkel's performance is outstanding in South African wins in ODIs - his tally being 117 (ave.20.65) in 62 matches.
  • Morkel's first Man of the Match award vs India is his fifth in ODIs.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with 6313 runs at an average of 56.87 in 184 matches, has overtaken Stephen Fleming's tally of 6295 (ave.32.78) in 218 matches, as Captain. Only Ricky Ponting has amassed more runs than Dhoni - 8497 (ave.42.91) in 230 matches. 

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