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South Africa vs India, 2018, 6th ODI, Stats: Virat Kohli breaks numerous records en-route to his 35th ODI century

Rajdeep Puri
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5.90K   //    16 Feb 2018, 23:41 IST


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The Indian cricket team ended South Africa's misery by defeating them comprehensively in the sixth and final ODI, thus winning the series 5-1.

Chasing 205 for victory, India lost Rohit Sharma early on in the chase. However, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli once again steadied the scoreboard with a 61 run partnership.

After Dhawan's dismissal, Ajinkya Rahane played second fiddle and put on a 126 run partnership along with Kohli, who smashed the South African bowlers all around the park.

Kohli, who has made it a habit of scoring centuries, did so once again as he remained unbeaten on 129 in just 96 deliveries.

Rahane was unbeated on 34, while Dhawan scored 18.

Earlier in the day, Shardul Thakur, who replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the bowling line-up, took four wickets to help restrict South Africa to 204. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets while Kuldeep Yadav took one.

Khaya Zondo was South Africa's top scorer with 54 runs to his name.

Here are some of the interesting numbers and statistics from the final ODI:

1 - India become the first team to bowl South Africa four times in an ODI series. 118/10 in 2nd ODI 179/10 in 3rd ODI 201/10 in 5th ODI 204/10 in 6th ODI

1 - This is the first time after 2004/05 that South Africa lost 50-plus wickets in a bi-lateral ODI series. They lost 53 wickets against England in 2004/05.

1 - Virat Kohli becomes the first batsman to cross 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series.

2- Virat Kohli becomes the second Indian batsman to score 500-plus runs in any ODI series/tournament after Sachin Tendulkar.

2- This is the second time that South Africa have lost five matches in a bi-lateral ODI series at home. They lost five matches against Australia in 2001/02.

2 - VIrat Kohli is now 2nd on the list of the most number of centuries scored by a captain (13)

5 - Virat Kohli is now 5th on the list of the most number of international centuries.

16 - The no. of wickets taken by Yuzvendra Chahal, which is the second highest in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.

17 - The no. of wickets taken by Kuldeep Yadav, which is the joint highest in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.

28 - This is Virat Kohli's 28th man of the match award, which is the 3rd highest among Indians. He is behind Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.

33 - Most Wickets for a team by spinner in an Away Bilateral ODI Series

35 - Virat Kohli scored his 35th ODI century today.

47 - It has taken Kohli just 47 days to cross 500 runs in a calendar year. The previous best was Sachin Tendulkar, who took 69 days in 2003.

100 - Virat Kohli took his 100th ODI catch today.

208 - Number of ODIs taken by Virat Kohli to reach 100 catches, which is the fewest among Indian fielders.

Virat Kohli has now scored most runs in an away bi-lateral ODI series among Indians going past Rohit Sharma's tally of 441 runs in Australia in 2015/16


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