South Africa vs India, 2018: 4th ODI – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the Johannesburg ODI game.

India's cricket team players take part in a training session
India’s cricket team players take part in a training session. (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

The South Africa-India ODI series could well be decided on Saturday in the Johannesburg ODI as India look set to register another win with help of their spin-duo to take 4-0 winning lead. South Africa will be hopeful about keeping their unbeaten record in the Pink jersey and also are boosted by the return of AB de Villiers. However, they will need to tackle the Indian wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who have already bagged 21 wickets in the series.

All the key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the Johannesburg ODI game:

5 – Number of ODI matches South Africa appeared with Pink Jersey winning in all of them. The Saffers posted 340+ totals in the three games they batted first.


6 – South Africa won all the six ODI matches they played at the Johannesburg since 2013. They posted 340+ on all the four times they batted first in these five years.

12.62Rohit Sharma’s ODI batting average of 12.1 in South Africa is the lowest for any specialist Indian batsman in any country. He averages 12.62 as an opener in South Africa which is also the lowest for any Indian opener in any country.

88MS Dhoni needs another 88 runs to complete 10000 runs in the ODI format. He scored 9912 runs so far with 14 runs coming in the three ODIs in this series. Ajinkya Rahane also needs 88 runs to complete 3000 runs in the ODI format.

100 – Shikhar Dhawan will feature in his 100th ODI game on Saturday. He aggregated 4200 runs in the 99 ODIs thus far at an average of 45.65 with 12 hundreds and 25 fifties.

143.75AB de Villiers’ batting average in the last six ODIs at Johannesburg. He scored three centuries and two fifties in those six innings at an S/R of 149.35 and recorded the fastest fifty and hundred in ODI history.

159 – Virat Kohli’s 159-ball innings in the 3rd match is the longest ODI innings by an Indian except openers. His innings is also the longest in ODIs by a captain who didn’t open the innings.

598 – Number of catches by MS Dhoni in International cricket so far. He needs two more catches to become the 4th keeper with 600 catches in International cricket. He became the 3rd wicket-keeper with 400 dismissals in the ODI format during the 3rd ODI.

1029Virat Kohli became the 5th Indian to complete 1000 ODI runs against South Africa. He now has scored 1000 ODI runs against South Africa, Sri Lanka, Windies, New Zealand and Australia.