South Africa vs India, 1st ODI, Stats Review: Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen's record-shattering show takes hosts to comfortable win

South Africa vs India, 1st ODI, Stats Review: Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen’s record-shattering show takes hosts to comfortable win

Can India level the series in the second ODI at the same venue?

Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma
Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Temba Bavuma and Rassie Van der Dussen slammed hundreds, sharing a mammoth 204-run stand for the fourth wicket in the first ODI in Paarl. Skipper Bavuma, who recorded his first ODI ton since the year 2016, along with Van der Dussen took his team to a competitive total of 296 runs for the loss of just fours wickets in their allotted 50 overs. India subsequently suffered a 31-run defeat.

KL Rahul, who captained the team for the first time in the ODI format, won the toss and elected to field first. Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram both fell for single-digit scores as Quinton de Kock scored 27 before the Bavuma-Van der Dussen show. Coming to bat at number four, captain Bavuma along with Van der Dussen dominated the Indian bowling as they shared 204 runs for the fourth wicket as the latter recorded his highest score in the ODIs. For the visitors, Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets as other bowlers had an off day.

In reply, ODI regular Shikhar Dhawan scored 79 runs and former skipper Virat Kohli chalked up 51 runs but their fifties went in vain. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer all scored below 20 while debutant Ventakesh Iyer could obly manage two runs. Shardul Thakur scored a fifty lower down the order with victory seemed a formality for the hosts.

Except for Marco Jansen, all the Proteas bowlers were amongst the wickets. Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo snared two wickets each. Van der Dussen, for scoring his second ton and an unbeaten 129-run knock, was adjudged as the Player of the Match.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from South Africa vs India, 1st ODI:

3 – With 204 runs, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen now share the third highest partnership for fourth wicket for the Proteas in ODIs.

1338 – Kohli also leapfrogged Rahul Dravid (1309) and Sourav Ganguly (1313) and is now the second highest run-getter for India against South Africa in ODIs. Tendulkar with 2001 runs tops the list.

129* – Rassie van der Dussen recorded his highest ODI score (129*). His previous best was 123* against Pakistan in 2021.

3 – Van der Dussen slammed the thi-d highest score (129*) in ODIs in Paarl. AB de Villiers (176) against Bangladesh in 2017 and Tendulkar (146) against Kenya in 2001 are in the top two.

204 – Bavuma and van der Dussen now share the second-highest partnership for fourth wicket against India in ODIs. Both went past Stuart Carlisle and Sean Ervine’s tally of 202 runs which they recorded in 2004. With 206 runs, Mohammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik tops the chart.

2016 – Bavuma scored his first ODI century since the year 2016.

2 – Van der Dussen notched up second-highest ODI score by a batter at no. five or lower against India in ODIs. Angelo Mathews is on no.one for his score of 139* in Ranchi in 2014.

72 – Shardul Thakur conceded second most runs (72) in an ODI innings by an Indian against the Proteas in South Africa. Mohit Sharma had leaked 82 runs in the year 2013.

8 – Kohli now is the Indian batter with second-most 50 plus scores (8) in the 50-overs format in South Africa. Dravid and Tendulkar are joint-top with ten such scores.

26 – Kohli is now the batter with second most 50-plus scores (26) by an Asian against SENA teams in SENA countries. Kumar Sangakkara is on first with 32 such scores.

73.62 – Van der Dussen boasts the highest ODI average for a batter with a minimum of 1000 runs in the 50-overs format.

2 – Bavuma is now joint-second captain with Graeme Smith, Faf du Plessis and Jacques Kallis for a ODI century against India. AB de Villiers tops the list for four hundreds as a skipper against the Asian giants.

2 – Bavuma and Van der Dussen registered the second-highest partnership (204) for any wicket against India in ODIs. Herschelle Gibbs and Gary Kirsten previously shared the biggest partnership of 235 runs which they scored in 2000.

150 – Jasprit Bumrah played his 150th match in international cricket.