The ongoing ODI series failed to fulfill our expectations of being a thrilled series this time. India has managed to be on the better side right now and are leading the series with 3-0.
The men in blue led by Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli won the first ODI by six wickets. India was successful in chasing 269 runs in 46 overs. In the following match, Indian squad bundled out the Proteas for just 118 runs before chasing down the target bu losing only a single wicket. India continued to give the stunning performance in the third ODI too.
The Indian cricket team scored a massive 303 for 6, riding on the captain Kohli’s stunning knock of 160*. The six-match series of this ODI can well be decided today, in the Johannesburg where both the teams will compete for fourth match.
India, is already in a great form and we can expect them wrapping up the series at the earliest. While, on the other hand, Proteas will be boosted by the return of the great, AB De Villiers.
Here, we are taking a look at the Key stats and numbers to be looked out before the crcial match that will be held today. Have a look:
- South Africa has played 5 numbers of ODIs in the Pink Jersey and have won in all of them. The South African cricket team, Proteas scored more than 340 runs in all the three games they opted to bat first.
2. South Africa has played 6-Numbers of ODIs in Johannesburg since the year 2013 and have won all of them.
3. The Hit-man, Rohit Sharma’s ODI batting average of 12.1 in South Africa is the lowest ratting for any Indian batsman playing for any country. As an opener in South Africa, his batting average is 12.32, which is also the lowest batting average for any Indian opener in any country.
4. AB De Villiers batting average in the last six ODIs at Johannesurg is 143.75. AB De Villiers has scored three centuries and two fifties in these six innings with a stunning strike rate of 149.35. AB De Villiers also scored the fastest century in the history of ODI.
5. MS Dhoni has catched 598 times in International cricket so far. He is only 2 more catches behind to become the fourth keeper with 600 catches in the International game. Also, in the third ODI he became the first Indian and fourth overall wicket-keeper to effect 400 dismissals in the ODIs. Also, MS Dhoni only needs 88 runs more to complete 3000 runs in ODIs.
6. Virat Kohli with the current score of 1029 became the 5th Indian to complete 1000 ODI runs against South Africa. Virat has now scored 1000 ODI runs against South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
7. Shikhar Dhawan will be playing his 100th ODI in Johannesburg.