South Africa v India, 2nd ODI: Statistical Preview, Dhoni nears 400 ODI dismissals

India completed an emphatic 6-wkt win over South Africa in the 1st ODI at Durban and Virat Kohli will be gunning for a 2-0 advantage going into the 2nd ODI vs South Africa at Centurion on Sunday. Following on from the test series and 1st ODI, we bring to you all the key numbers to look out for in our Statistical Preview for 2nd ODI.

South Africa vs India 2nd ODI – Statistical Preview

1 – David Miller needs 1 more catch to complete his 50 catches in ODI Cricket. He will become the 12th South African and 110th overall non-keeper to achieve this feat.

Dhoni nearing 400 ODI dismissals

2 – MS Dhoni needs another 2 dismissals to reach the 400-dismissals mark for a wicketkeeper in ODI cricket. Dhoni will become the only 4th cricketer ever to achieve the feat after Kumar Sangakkara, Marc Boucher and Adam Gilchrist.

2 – South Africa could hand debuts to 2 of their young talents in Lungi Ngidi and Khaya Zondo after their skipper Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI and T20 series vs India.

3 – India could become only the second team to beat South Africa 3 times in ODI matches at Centurion’s Supersports Park. Only Australia have beaten South Africa more than 2 times at this venue in ODI Cricket.

4 – India have won 4 out of the 11 ODI matches played at Centurion’s Supersports park, losing 4 in the process and 3 matches finished without a result. However, against South Africa, India have played 5 at this venue winning 2 matches, losing the other 2 and 1 match finished without any result.

24 – Out of their 36 ODI matches played at Centurion’s Supersports Park, South Africa have managed to win 24 of them while 11 ended up in defeat and 1 ended in no result (vs India).

16 – Hashim Amla needs 16 more runs to become the all-time top run scorer at Centurion’s Supersports Park. Graeme Smith currently holds this record with 861 runs to his name while Amla has 846 ODI runs at this venue.


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