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South Africa vs India 2018: Statistical preview of the sixth ODI

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India won their first ODI series in South Africa with a win in the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth

India have already completed their maiden ODI series win on South African soil by taking an unassailable 4-1 lead with one game to play. The Indian top order and their wrist spinners have wreaked havoc, with the hosts finding no answers to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with even an out-of-form Rohit Sharma hitting a hundred in the previous game. Equally fantastic have been Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal with their leg-spin.

As the teams head into the inconsequential sixth ODI at Centurion with South Africa playing for pride, below are some key statistics before the game.

# India have already secured their first ever bilateral ODI series win in South Africa; the scoreline currently stands at 4-1.

# South Africa, with four losses, have lost as many ODIs in this series as they had across their previous 30 matches on home soil; they had won 17 in succession there immediately before this six-match series.

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Economy rate and boundary figures in ODIs since 2017

# India ended South Africa’s six-game winning streak at SuperSport Park in Centurion when these sides met earlier in this series; Yuzvendra Chahal’s maiden ODI five-wicket haul helped the tourists secure a nine-wicket victory.

# Virat Kohli has scored 429 runs across his five innings so far in this series with South Africa, averaging 143; if he posts 63 more, he’ll hold the record for most runs recorded in a bilateral ODI series.

Overall ODI records since 2017

# Kohli is set to register his 200th ODI innings for India; he has averaged 57.3 across his 199 knocks to date, the highest rate of any batsman to ever record 50 or more innings in ODI cricket. Moreover, he has notched up 34 ODI centuries, below only Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time list.

Venue records at the SuperSport Park, Centurion

Statistical inputs by Opta

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