Statistical highlights of Ind vs SA Centurion ODI

Centurion: Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and South Africa here.

  • Munaf Patel has bagged eleven wickets at an average of 18.72 in five matches, establishing a record for India in a bilateral series against South Africa.
  • Zaheer Khan has bagged nine wickets at an average of 25.11 -- the second highest for India in a bilateral series against South Africa.
  • Hashim Amla has recorded his first hundred against India -- his seventh in ODIs.
  • Amla`s previous best against India was 87 at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010.
  • Rohit Sharma could not get going in the just concluded series, averaging 9.80 -- 49 in five innings at a strike rate of 49.00.
  • Parthiv Patel (38) has registered his highest innings against South Africa.
  • Last month, Patel had posted two fifties against New Zealand -- 56 not out at Chennai and 53 at Bangalore – the only two fifties in his ODI career.
  • Patel`s excellent innings of 38 off 34 balls is his highest away from home, surpassing the 28 against Australia at Sydney on January 22, 2004.
  • Yusuf Pathan became the second Indian player to post a hundred at SuperSpsort Park, Centurion, joining WV Raman -- 114 against South Africa on December 11, 1992.
  • Yusuf Pathan`s 68-ball hundred is the sixth fastest for India -- the fastest is a 60-ball hundred by Virender Sehwag against New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009.
  • Pathan`s 68-ball century is the quickest by an India batsman against South Africa in ODIs. Matthew Hayden`s 66-ball hundred for Australia at St Kitts on March 24, 2007 is the fastest against South Africa.
  • Pathan, for the first time in a bilateral series, has registered two fifty-plus -- 59 at Cape Town and 105 at Centurion.
  • Pathan`s majestic 105 off 70 balls is his second highest innings in ODIs -- the highest is 123 not out against New Zealand at Bangalore on December 7, 2010.
  • Pathan has recorded eight sixes in an innings – the second best tally for India -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni had posted 10 sixes during his unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka at Jaipur on October 31.
  • Hashim Amla is the leading run-getter in the series -- 250 runs at an average of 62.50, including one hundred and two fifties.
  • South Africa`s 3-2 series victory is their third against India in South Africa.
  • South Africa`s previous ODI series victories in South Africa were 5-2 in 1992-93 and 4-0 in 2006-07.
  • Amla`s brilliant unbeaten 116 off 132 balls is his fourth century in South Africa.
  • Amla has got his 8th Man of the Match award – three times against West Indies and once each against Pakistan, Australia, India, Kenya and Bangladesh.
  • Morne van Wyk (56 off 72 balls) has recorded his second fifty against India -- his third in ODIs.
  • Zaheer Khan has captured Graeme Smith`s wicket five times in ODIs.
  • Pathan and Zaheer put on 100 -- India`s highest for the ninth wicket against South Africa in ODIs.
  • The aforesaid partnership is the highest by any pair for the ninth wicket against South Africa, eclipsing the 80 (unbroken) by UAE pair -- Arshad Laeeq and Shaukat Dukanwala at Rawalpindi on February 16, 1996.
  • Zaheer`s excellent 24 off 58 balls is his highest against South Africa in ODIs. His highest in ODIs is 34 not out against New Zealand at Wellington on January 8, 2003.
  • Morne Morkel (4/52) has recorded his best bowling performance against India in ODIs, eclipsing the 3 for 28 at Cape Town on January 18, 2011.
  • Morkel has got the Player of the series for the first time in ODIs for capturing 12 wickets at 11.41 runs apiece.
  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the top wicket-taker in the series -- 13 at 13.53 runs apiece -- a record for South Africa against India in a bilateral series.