IND vs South Africa, 2018: Statistical Preview - 6th ODI
The Indian juggernaut now heads to the beautiful SuperSport Park in Centurion for the 6th and final match of the ODI series. The 6th ODI is expected to be a dead-rubber as the visitors lead the charts by 4-1 and thus the Proteas will play all for pride in the final ODI.
After having won their maiden ODI series in South Africa, the Indian team would like to end the series with a 5-1 scoreline. While the home team would be contemplating to end the series on a positive note and take some confidence into the 3-match T20I series.
Right from the start of the ODI series, the Indian team has valiantly dominated the Proteas without having given an inch of ease. Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Virat Kohli have been the nucleus of Indian team's dominance over the Proteas.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the final match of the ODI series:
2 – The number of times India have won more than four matches in a bilateral ODI series overseas. First in 2013 when India whitewashed Zimbabwe in a five-match ODI series and second in 2017 when India whitewashed Srilanka in five-match ODI series.
4 – The numbers of matches South Africa have lost in this series so far. If Proteas lose the 6th ODI too, then in it will only the second time in the history of South Africa cricket that they have lost as many as five matches in an ODI series at home. The first time it happened was against Australia when South Africa lost (1-5) the seven-match ODI series in 2002.
6.77 – The average run-rate for team batting first in the last six D/N ODI matches at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. In the last six D/N ODIs at this venue, the teams batting first have posted 300-plus totals on five occasions.
16 – The number of wickets that Kuldeep Yadav have taken so far in this series. Yadav's 16 wickets are the most for a visiting player in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa while Yuzvendra Chahal's 14 wickets are the second most.
11.56 – The bowling average of Kuldeep Yadav in this series so far. This is the lowest ever bowling average for a visiting bowler in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.
33 – The number of runs MS Dhoni needs to complete 10,000 ODI Runs and become the 4th Indian to achieve the milestone. MS Dhoni has 9967 scored runs in his ODI career so far.
100.5 – The bowling average of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this ODI series. So far Kumar has bowled 33 overs in the series and conceded 201 runs and have taken only two wickets.
143 – The batting average of Virat Kohli in this series so far. This is the highest ever batting average for an Indian captain in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.
599 – The number of catches MS Dhoni have taken as a wicket-keeper in international cricket so far.