India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI Stats Review: Shreyas Iyer’s highest score in ODIs, Ishan Kishan’s feat, and other stats
Shreyas Iyer has now struck four fifties and a century in his last six ODI innings
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Shreyas Iyer smacked his second ODI century while Ishan Kishan also registered his career-best score of 93 as both standout performers helped India in winning the second of the three-match series by seven wickets in Ranchi. Chasing 279 for victory, Iyer remained unbeaten on 113 off 111 which included 15 fours as the hosts reached the target in 45.5 overs to also level the series 1-1 going into the decider on Tuesday, October 11 in Delhi.
Speaking about how the match unfolded, regular skipper Temba Bavuma missed the match as stand-in captain Keshav Maharaj won the toss and opted to bat first. Pacer Mohammed Siraj got rid of the in-form wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock for just five while Janneman Malan fell prey to debutant Shahbaz Ahmed for 25. Playing his first game on the tour, Reeza Hendricks looked solid as he smashed an eye-catching 74 off 76 with nine fours and a maximum. Aiden Markram also chipped in and amassed 79 off 89 while Heinrich Klaasen made a quickfire 30 off 26 with the help of two fours and as many maximums. Miller’s knock of 35 took the Protea’s total to 278/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Siraj was the pick of the Indian bowlers for his spell of 3/38 in ten overs.
In reply, captain Shikhar Dhawan mustered 13 while his opening partner Shubman Gill scored 28. Kishan and Iyer’s show then began as both stitched a magnificent 161-run partnership to take India’s total to 209/3 in 34.3 overs. The former fell short by just seven runs from his maiden ton but Iyer reached the three-figure mark and guided his side to a series-leveling victory. For his match-winning unbeaten hundred, Shreyas Iyer won the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 2nd ODI between India and South Africa:
93 – Ishan Kishan registered his highest score of 93 in ODIs. His previous best of 59 came against Sri Lanka in Colombo (RPS) in 2021.
7 – Kishan smashed the second-most sixes (7) for India against South Africa in an ODI. Yusuf Pathan is on top for hitting eight maximums against the Proteas in Centurion in 2011.
113* - Shreyas Iyer scripted his career-best score of 113* in the 50-overs format. His previous highest score of 103 came against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2020.
161 – Kishan and Iyer shared the second-highest third-wicket partnership of 161 for India against the Proteas. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane top the list for scoring 189 in Durban in 2018.
7 – Kishan also struck the second-most maximums (7) by a batter at no. three against South Africa in one-day internationals. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting tops the chart for slamming nine sixes in the famous world record match in Johannesburg in 2006.
79 – Aiden Markram recorded his second-best score of 79 in one-day internationals. His knock of 96 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2021 is at the top.
5 – Iyer has now smacked five 50-plus scores in his last six ODI innings. His scores read as 113*, 50, 44, 63, 54, and 80.
3 – India registered their third-highest successful run-chase of 282/3 against South Africa. Previously, they chased down 302/7 in Kochi and 283/6 in Vadodara, both coming in the year 2000.
5 – Iyer is now also tied with Shikhar Dhawan for hitting the most 50-plus scores (5) for India in 2022.