India vs South Africa: Statistical highlights of the 4th ODI
Kohli’s tally of 21 centuries in a winning cause is bettered only by three batsmen in ODIs -- Tendulkar (33), Ponting (25) and Sanath Jayasuriya (24).cricket Updated: Oct 23, 2015 14:06 IST
India posted 299 for eight in the do-or-die fourth ODI and then restricted South Africa to 264 for nine to win by 35 runs and level the five-match ODI series 2-2.
Here are some statistical highlights of the Chennai ODI.
# Virat Kohli became the fourth player to register hundred against all the Test countries in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Herschelle Gibbs and Hashim Amla.
# Kohli has recorded 23 centuries in ODIs -- his first vs South Africa.
# Kohli has posted 16 tons as No. 3 batsman and seven as No.4. Only two batsmen have registered more centuries at No.3 in ODIs -- Ponting (29) and Kumar Sangakkara (18).
# Kohli’s tally of 21 centuries in a winning cause is bettered only by three batsmen in ODIs -- Tendulkar (33), Ponting (25) and Sanath Jayasuriya (24).
# Kohli’s 138 is the highest by a batsman for India in ODIs at Chepauk -- the second highest by an Indian batsman at this batsman. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had scored 139 not out for Asia XI vs Africa XI on June 10, 2007.
# Kohli has received his 21st MOM award in ODIs -- his first vs South Africa.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/68) has produced his second best bowling performance vs South Africa in ODIs after three for 41 at Indore on October 14, 2015.
# Suresh Raina’s second fifty vs South Africa is his 36th in ODIs. In a winning cause, he has registered 29 fifties.
# AB de Villiers is the first South African captain to register two centuries in ODIs in India -- 112 off 107 balls at Chennai on October 22, 2015 and 104 not out off 73 balls at Kanpur on October 11, 2015. Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis hit a century each as captain in ODIs in India.
# De Villiers (112 off 107 balls) has set a South African record for the highest individual innings in ODIs at Chepauk, Chennai. In fact, he is the only South African batsman to post a century at this venue.
# The highest by a captain at Chepauk in ODIs is 113 not out by Dhoni for India vs Pakistan on December 30, 2012.
# De Villiers is the only South African batsman to record two centuries in a series/competition in India three times --in 2009-10, in 2010-11 (ICC Cricket World Cup) and 2015-16.
# De Villiers is the first visiting captain to post two hundreds in a series in ODIs in India. India’s Gautam Gambhir is the only other captain to accomplish the feat -- vs New Zealand in 2010-11.
# De Villiers, with 22 centuries, has set a South African record, overtaking the tallies of 21 hundreds posted by Herschelle Gibbs and Hashim Amla.
# De Villiers (1074 at an average of 76.71 in 19 matches) has completed his 1,000 runs this year in ODIs. He had previously achieved the distinction twice -- 1209 (ave.44.77) in 33 matches in 2007 and 1163 (ave.50.56) in 27 matches in 2013.
# De Villiers is the sixth batsman to manage 1000 runs in ODIs this year. The top run-scorers being Kane Williamson (1317), Martin Guptill (1287), de Villiers (1074), Ross Taylor (1041), Hashim Amla (1039) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (1003).
# De Villiers has scored 8134 runs at an average of 54.59 in 189 matches for South Africa (his overall record being 8284 at an average of 53.79 in 194 matches), overtaking Herschelle Gibbs’ tally of 8094 (ave.36.13) in 248 matches. Only Jacques Kallis has managed more runs for South Africa in ODIs - 11,550 in 323 matches at an average of 45.11. (overall 11579 at an average of 44.36 in 328).
# India have won six out of 11 ODIs played at Chepauk, Chennai (lost four and no-result one).