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.
First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 11:27