India sealed their first ever ODI series win in South Africa after a clinical performance in the 5th ODI where once again spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal fooled the South African batsmen and registered a 73-run win over the hosts. With a 4-1 lead in the series, 6th ODI could be a formality where we could see India send in their younger lot, to get some game-time experience of the South African territory. Here, we look at the stats and preview for the 6th ODI, which will take place at SuperSport Park at the Centurion, on Friday (16th February).
We take a look at the key stats and numbers in our statistical preview which could dominate the play and give us better insights about the venue and performances of both the teams.
South Africa vs India 6th ODI – Stats and Preview
1 – India will remain as the world number 1 team in ODI cricket after winning the series.
2 – Two Indian batsmen have scored an ODI hundred at SuperSport Park, Centurion – WV Raman in 1991-92 and Yusuf Pathan in 2011.
5 – Yuzvendra Chahal recorded his best ODI figures at Centurion earlier in the series when he registered a bowling figure of 22/5 in the 2nd ODI of the ongoing series.
5 – Hashim Amla loves to bat at SuperSport Park, Centurion as he is the highest run scorer at the venue with 869 runs to his name with 5 centuries, which is even a record for this ground. The Indian bowlers better watch out.
6 – JP Duminy needs 6 more runs to score 400 ODI runs at SuperSport Park, Centurion. He will be the 8th player to achieve the feat.
10 – Yuzvendra Chahal has the 3rd best striker rate (10) at this venue, only behind Australia’s Patt Cummins (6) and India’s Dinesh Mongia (6.5).
19 – AB de Villiers has taken most number of catches at SuperSport Park, Centurion with 19 scalps to his name.
41 – Virat Kohli needs another 41 runs to score 9500 ODI runs, he will be the 5th Indian to do so.
72 – Ajinkya Rahane needs another 72 runs to score 2500 ODI runs for India.
64 – Numbers for the current Indian batsmen do not look good at SuperSport Park, Centurion as among the current crop of players Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer with 64 runs in 5 matches. Numbers do not get any better with Dhoni’s 52 runs in 6 matches, and Rohit’s 20 runs in 3 matches do not make for good reading.