Stats: Best bowling figures in India vs South Africa ODI matches
Chahal is the new entrant in the list after he registered his career-best figures in ODIs.
Published - Feb 4, 2018 5:36 pm | Updated - Feb 5, 2018 6:41 pm
India are currently playing the second ODI of the six-match series against South Africa at Supersport Park in Centurion and are on the cusp of yet another victory. Bowling first, they bundled out the hosts for a paltry total of 118 runs in the 33rd over and are now looking comfortable to gun down the total. Yuzvendra Chahal was the hero for the Men in Blue as he scalped a sensational five-wicket haul and registered his career-best figures in the match. However, his 5/22 is now the second best bowling effort in all the ODIs between the two countries ever.
Chahal looked threatening from the very first ball of his spell and Quinton de Kock was the first one to go who was caught in the deep to a short delivery. There was a partnership in between after which he came back in his second spell and picked crucial wickets of Khaya Zondo, JP Duminy and Morne Morkel who had no ideas of his variations. Chris Morris was the last man to be dismissed which was also ended the South African innings. Chahal was pumped after getting the fifer as his figures read 8.2-1-22-5.
Who are the others in the list?
Sunil Joshi from India tops the list as he had tormented the batsmen of South Africa in Nairobi way back in 1999. He had finished with the magical figures of 5/6 off his 10 overs in which Joshi had bowled as many as 6 maidens. After the two Indians rule the list, five South African bowlers follow them. Allan Donald is the next player who had scalped five Indian wickets in Kolkata while defending the total in 27 years ago.
Hansie Cronje is the next bowler in the list who had picked 5/32 in 1992 in his 10-over spell which was also his career-best figures. The likes of Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener and Dale Steyn are the other bowlers in the list. Though Chahal is the latest bowler to enter in this list and has eclipsed everyone to accompany his country mate at the top.