If India’s win in the 2nd ODI vs South Africa at Durban was historic then all sorts of records will be broken if India win the 3rd ODI at Cape Town this Wednesday. Ahead of the 3rd ODI of the series, we take a look at the key numbers in our Statistical preview of South Africa vs India 3rd ODI of the 6-match ODI series.
South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI – Statistical Preview
0 – India have never managed to win 3 consecutive ODIs on the South Africa soil, a win at Capetown will create several records for the Indian team.
1 – If the Men in Blue manage to beat South Africa in the 3rd ODI at Cape Town, this will be the first ever instance where India will not lose a bilateral series against The Proteas in South Africa. India have lost 2-5 in 1992-93 Series, 0-4 in 2006-07 Series, 2-3 in 2010-11 Series, and 0-2 in the 2014-15 series.
1 – India have beaten South Africa just once in their 3 previous ODI attempts at Newlands Cape Town. The biggest win for India at Cape Town came against Kenya in the 2003 World Cup.
1 – David Miller needs 1 more catch to complete his 50th catch in ODI cricket, he will become the 12th South African player to do so in ODI cricket.
4 – Newlands Capetown is one of South Africa’s most dominant grounds where The Proteas have lost just 4 of the 33 ODI matches they have played (YES 29 wins out of 33 at this venue).
4 – Only 4 Indian players (Dhoni, Y. Pathan, Ganguly, Harbhajan) have managed to hit a SIX in ODI Cricket at Newlands Cape Town. Dhoni leads the way with 4 sixes but the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma can hit their first ODI six at Cape Town.
17.2 – Morne Morkel has the best strike rate among all the bowlers who have picked 10 or more ODI wickets at Newlands Cape Town. Morkel’s strike rate of 17.2 for 13 wickets in 4 matches is the best figures for any bowler at this venue.
98 – MS Dhoni still needs 98 runs to score 10000 ODI runs and will have the glory of being the only 4th Indian to achieve this rare feat in ODI cricket. Will he get to bat for India in the next match?
99 – Ajinkya Rahane needs 99 more runs to score 3000 ODI runs for India. He will become the 20th Indian player and 148th overall to achieve this feat.
107 – Only 1 Indian batsman has managed to score an ODI century at Newlands Capetown and this feat is with Sourav Ganguly who scored 107 runs against Kenya at the 2003 Cricket World Cup.