South Africa vs India, 1st ODI: Statistical Preview

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India defied stats and previous records to pull off an impressive display in test series vs South Africa and would hope to do the same as we once again extend our Statistical Preview coverage for the South Africa-India ODI cricket series.

The first ODI of the series will be played at Kingsmead Durban where India have won 2 matches but none of them came against South Africa. The numbers game will not be in India’s favour as we continue our Statistical Preview for the 1st ODI but if test series was anything to go by, India will give strong competition to the hosts and hope to avenge their test series loss.

South Africa vs India 1st ODI – Statistical Preview

0 – South Africa have played 7 ODI matches at Kingsmead Durban and are yet to lose at the venue against India. The Proteas won 6 of the 7 matches vs India at Durban and 1 ended without any result.

1 – India could steal South Africa’s position of being the world number 1 ODI team if they win the upcoming ODI series 4-2 or better.

3 – Morne Morkel needs 3 more wickets to go 7th on the all-time list of leading ODI wicket taker between India and South Africa. Morkel currently has 26 wickets to his name against India in ODIs and needs 3 more wickets to go past Javagal Srinath who picked 28 South African wickets in his time.

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5 – Quinton De Kock has scored 5 ODI centuries vs India, only AB de Villiers has managed 6 or more ODI centuries in the matches played between India and South Africa.

14 – Rahul Dravid holds the record of scoring most half-centuries in ODI cricket matches played between India and South Africa with 14 fifties to his name. However, Dravid never scored an ODI century vs South Africa.

15 – South Africa have played 35 ODI cricket matches at Kingsmead Durban winning 20 of those matches, losing 10, tieing 1 and 4 matches ended without any result.

26 – Rohit Sharma needs another 26 runs to score 500 ODI runs vs the Proteas, while Shikhar Dhawan needs another 33 runs to achieve the same milestone.

30 – Morne Morkel has the best strike rate in ODI cricket among all the South African bowlers who have at least picked 10 ODI wickets. Morne picked 178 wickets in 109 ODI matches at a strike rate of 30. Next best are of Imran Tahir (30.6 for 138 wkts) and Kagiso Rabada (30.9 for 70 wkts).

76 – Rohit Sharma needs another 76 runs to become the only 9th batsman to score 6500 runs in ODI cricket for India.

91 – India hold the unfortunate record of registering the lowest ODI score at the Kingsmead Durban with 91 runs, a rather undesired cricket record which came in the year 2006.

104 – David Miller needs 104 more runs to score 2500 ODI runs for South Africa cricket.


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