Virat Kohli and Team India saw the first sign of South African fightback in the ongoing ODI series after a rain-curtailed game and the return of their talisman AB de Villiers saw South Africa win the 4th ODI and have kept their hopes alive of saving the series. The next ODI will be played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth as we take a closer look at the key numbers which can make the difference in our Statistical Preview for the 5th ODI.
South Africa vs India, 5th ODI: Stats & Preview
0 – India have played 4 ODI matches at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth against South Africa and have lost all 4 of those game.
Add to that, India have failed to score 200 or more runs in each of those defeats. To make the matters worse, India have also lost a game against Kenya played at the venue.
1 – If India win the game at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, it will be their first ever ODI series win against South Africa in South Africa.
1 – AB de Villiers needs just 1 catch to take most number of catches at the St George’s Park, venue for the 5th ODI between South Africa and India. He is currently tied with Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs with 15 catches to all those player’s names.
1 – David Miller will go level with Herschelle Gibbs as the joint top century maker at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth if he scores a century against India in the 5th ODI.
3 – India have recorded the 3rd lowest ODI score at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth when they were bowled out for just 147 back in the year 1992. The lowest ever score at this venue is 112 and this unwanted record belongs to New Zealand. South Africa’s lowest score at this ground is 119 and it came against England.
4 – Yuvraj Singh is India’s highest wicket-taker at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. The all-rounder picked 4 wickets in 2 ODIS he played at the venue.
9 – David Miller needs 9 more runs to score 200 ODI runs at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
11 – South Africa have lost just 11 of the 32 ODI matches they have played at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Although the numbers are daunting, their loss % is slightly higher than the other grounds in the country.
36 – AB de Villiers needs 36 more runs to become only the 4th player in history to score 500 ODI runs at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Meanwhile, JP Duminy needs 38 runs to achieve the same feat.
57 – AB de Villiers needs 57 more runs to go 3rd in the list of top run-getters in ODI cricket between India and South Africa. ABD has 1321 ODI runs against South Africa and next in his sight is Gary Kirsten with 1377 runs.
87 – Despite playing just 1 game at this venue, Virat Kohli is India’s highest run scorer at the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth with 87 runs to his name. India have played 5 matches at this ground.
107 – The highest 5th wicket partnership at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth is between JP Duminy and David Miller (107 runs vs Australia). So even if India do pick early wickets in the 5th ODI, they might want to be wary of Duminy and Miller coming late on and score big runs.