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South Africa vs India, 2018: 5th ODI – Statistical Preview

All the stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the 5th ODI game.

Hardik Pandya of India and David Miller of South Africa
Hardik Pandya of India and David Miller of South Africa. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

South Africa kept their unbeaten record in the games they played with Pink Jersey to stay alive in the 6-match ODI series against India. The hosts are currently behind in the series by a 1-3 margin and will need to win both the remaining matches to draw the series. The return of AB de Villiers will boost the South Africans in their process of 3-3 while the Indian wrist spinners will be looking to bounce back after having an off day in the Johannesburg ODI to help their team to seal the series.

All the stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the 5th ODI game:

5 – Number of matches India played in Port Elizabeth in the ODI format losing in all of them. This is the only venue where India played more than two ODIs without winning a game.

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5 – Number of consecutive ODI innings without a fifty-plus score for Rohit Sharma. This is his longest ODI streak without a fifty-plus score in the last four years.


12 – Number of wickets for Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in this series. No other spinner took more wickets in an ODI series in South Africa than these two.


80 – Ajinkya Rahane needs another 80 runs to complete 3000 runs in the ODI format. He scored 98 runs in the three innings he batted in this series.


87*Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 87 off 92 balls in a rain-affected ODI in 2011 at the Port Elizabeth. India lost the game which was decided by the DL method. It is also the highest individual by an Indian in their five ODIs at this venue.


266 – Highest team total in the last five ODI matches in Port Elizabeth. This is the 2nd lowest ‘highest total’ at a venue that hosted five and more ODIs since the start of 2012. South Africa lost three of those five matches.


598 – Number of catches by MS Dhoni in International cricket so far. He needs two more catches to become the 3rd wicketkeeper with 600 catches in International cricket.


679 – Virat Kohli’s 679 runs across formats on this tour are the most for an Indian captain in an away tour and also the most for a visiting captain in a South Africa tour.


9954 – Runs MS Dhoni aggregated so far in the ODI format. He needs another 46 runs to complete 10000 ODI runs and become the 12th player and the 4th Indian to achieve the milestone.

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