South Africa vs India, 2018: Statistical preview of the 3rd ODI
The tables have turned in the ongoing ODI series for India, having faltered in the first two Tests, the visitors would have fancied their chances more with the white ball and have given a comprehensive display of their all-round prowess in coloured clothing.
Here are all the important numbers ahead of the third game of the six-match series:
# India have claimed victory in four of their last five ODI meetings with South Africa. They have won each of the last three encounters, successfully chasing down South Africa’s total in those three games.
Before the first two games of the series, India's previous victory against the Proteas came in at the Oval during the 2017 Champions Trophy, where the Men in Blue won by eight wickets.
# India have managed to win 16 of their last 19 ODIs; losing only three times in that run.
# The hosts have won 28 of their 33 ODI matches at Newlands. They have claimed victories in 13 of their last 15 at the venue in Cape Town.
India's previous game at the Newlands came in January 2011, where the visitors won by a mere two wickets. They have won a total of two games at the venue out of four.
# Kuldeep Yadav has got rid of South Africa’s David Miller in both matches so far in this ODI series, dismissing him twice from just seven balls bowled to him, conceding only one run in the process.
Overall, Kuldeep Yadav has dismissed 16 right-handed batsmen and 12 left-handers, picking up a total of 28 wickets from 16 games.
# Virat Kohli has scored more ODI runs than anybody else since the start of 2016 (2,357), doing so at an average of 84.2. In the ongoing series, he’s scored an unbeaten 46 and a century thus far.
Statistical inputs from Opta