India – South Africa Test series statistics

India and South Africa has played eleven test series and the ensuing four test series would be the twelfth series between the two teams. This is the second occasion of two teams clashing in a four test series, the first one being the first ever series between the two teams in 1992-93. This series was played in South Africa and hence the ensuing four test series is the first four test series between the two teams played in India.  The ensuing four test series will be the seventh test series played between the two teams in India.

 

Of the eleven test series played between the two teams, India has won two series, South Africa has won six series and three series have ended in a draw.

 

India and South Africa have played 29 tests so far. India has won seven tests, South Africa has won thirteen tests and nine tests have ended in a draw.

 

India’s 627 at Chennai in Mar 2008 is its highest team total against South Africa and also provides the only occasion of India posting a total of 500 plus runs against South Africa. South Africa on its part has posted 500 plus total on eight occasions against India and 643 for 6 declared at Kolkata in Mar 2010 is its highest team total against India.

 

India has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs on two occasions against South Africa, while South Africa has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 runs against India only once. India’s lowest total in a completed innings against South Africa is its 66 at Durban in Dec 1996, while South Africa’s lowest total in a completed innings against India is its 84 at Johannesburg in Dec 1996.

 

Three Indian batsmen – SR Tendulkar {1741}, V Sehwag {1306} and R Dravid {1252} – have scored 1000 plus runs against South Africa. Two South African batsmen – JH Kallis {1734} and HM Amla {1207} have scored 1000 plus runs against India. SR Tendulkar’s 1741 runs is the highest aggregate by a batsman in India-South Africa test series.

 

As many as 25 centuries have been scored by Indian batsmen against South Africa. V Sehwag’s 319 at Chennai in Mar 2008 is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman against South Africa. SR Tendulkar has scored most centuries against South Africa. He has scored seven centuries. There are eleven occasion of an Indian batsman’s century in a losing cause against South Africa. SR Tendulkar has witnessed four of his centuries going in vain against South Africa.

 

SR Tendulkar – 169 at Cape Town in Jan 1997 and MS Dhoni – 132 not out at Kolkata in Feb 2010 are the two Indian captains to score centuries against South Africa.

 

MS Dhoni – 132 not out at Kolkata in Feb 2010 is the only Indian wicket keeper batsman to score a century against South Africa.

 

There are eight occasions of Indian batsmen scoring nineties against South Africa. SR Tendulkar – 97 at Mumbai in Feb 2010 and MS Dhoni – 90 at Centurion in Dec 2010 – are the two Indian captains to score nineties against South Africa. MS Dhoni – 90 at Centurion in Dec 2010 is the only wicket keeper batsman to score a ninety against South Africa.

 

As many as 33 centuries have been scored by South African batsmen against India which includes three double centuries. HM Amla {253 not out at Nagpur in Feb 2010}, AB de Villiers {217 not out at Ahmedabad in Apr 2008} and HH Gibbs {201 not out at Centurion in Dec 2010} are the three batsmen who have scored double centuries. HM Amla’s 253 not out at Nagpur in Feb 2010 represent the highest individual score by a South African batsman against India. JH Kallis with seven centuries to his credit holds the record for most hundreds by a South African batsman against India. There are four occasions of a South African batsman’s century in a losing cause against India.

 

KC Wessels – 118 at Durban in Nov 1992 is the only South African captain to score a century against India. AB de Villiers – 103 at Johannesburg is the only South African wicket keeper to score a century against India.

 

There are eight occasions of South African batsmen scoring nineties against India. KC Wessels – 95 not out at Port Elizabeth in Dec 1992 and GC Smith – 94 at Cape Town in Jan 2007 – are the two South African captain to score nineties against India. No South African wicket keeper has scored a ninety against India.

 

V Sehwag with 17 boundary sixes to his credit holds the record for most boundary sixes by an Indian batsman against South Africa, while JH Kallis with eleven boundary sixes to his credit holds the record for most boundary sixes by a South African batsman against India. V Sehwag holds the record for most boundary sixes in India-South Africa test series. V Sehwag and JH Kallis are the only two batsmen to score ten or more boundary sixes in India-South Africa test series.

 

SR Tendulkar with 242 boundary fours holds the record for most boundary fours by an Indian batsman against South Africa, while JH Kallis with 173 boundary fours hold the record for most boundary fours by a South African batsman against India. SR Tendulkar holds the record for most boundary fours in India-South Africa test series. SR Tendulkar and JH Kallis are the only two batsmen to score 150 plus boundary fours in India-South Africa test series.

 

SR Tendulkar and JH Kallis are the only two batsmen to score ten or more fifties in India-South Africa test series. Both the batsmen have scored 12 fifties. Both have scored seven centuries and five half centuries.

 

Zaheer Khan holds the record for most ducks by an Indian batsman against South Africa. He has failed to open his account in five innings. M Ntini with four ducks to his credit hold the record for most ducks by South African batsman against India. S Sreesanth, J Srinath, SC Ganguly and A Kumble are the other four Indian batsmen to score four ducks against South Africa. Zaheer Khan’s five ducks represents the most ducks by a batsman in India-South Africa test series.

 

JH Kallis with an aggregate of 498 runs in the three test series against India in 2010-11 holds the record for most runs in a series by a South African batsman against India. Mohd Azharuddin with 388 runs in the three test series against South Africa in 1996-97 holds the record for most runs in a series by an Indian batsman against South Africa. It is interesting to note that no batsman from either side has aggregated 500 plus runs in a test series between the two teams.

 

Three Indian bowlers – A Kumble {84}, J Srinath {64} and Harbhajan Singh {60} – have an aggregate of 50 plus wickets against South Africa. Three South African bowlers – DL Steyn {63}, AA Donald {57} and SM Pollock {52} – have an aggregate of 50 plus wickets against India.  A Kumble with 84 wickets hold the record for most wickets by a bowler in India-South Africa test series.

 

L Klusner’s 8 for 63 at Kolkata in Nov 1996 represent the best innings bowling effort by a South African bowler against India. It also represents the best innings bowling effort by a bowler in India-South Africa test series. L Klusener is the only bowler to capture eight wickets in India-South Africa test series. Harbhajan Singh with 7 for 87 at Kolkata in Nov 2004 holds the record for the best innings bowling effort by an Indian bowler against South Africa.

 

Indian bowlers have captured five or more wickets in an innnings on 17 occasions against South Africa.  Harbhahan Singh and J Srinath share the record for most five wicket hauls against South Africa. Both the bowlers have taken five plus wickets in an innings on four occasions.

 

South African bowlers have captured five or more wickets in an innings on 15 occasions against India. DW Steyn with five five or more wicket hauls holds the record for most five wicket hauls against India. DE Steyn’s five five or more wicket hauls is a record for most five wicket hauls by a bowler in India-South Africa test series.

 

AA Donald – 12 for 139 at Port Elizabeth in Dec 1992, DW Steyn – 10 for 108 at Nagpur in Feb 2010 and SM Pollock – 10 for 147 at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001 – are the three South African bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a test against India. BKV Prasad with his 10 for 153 at Durban in Dec 1996 is the only Indian bowler who have captured ten or more wickets in a test against South Africa.

 

A Donald’s 12 for 139 at Port Elizabeth in Dec 1992 represent the best bowling effort in a test by a South African bowler against India. It also represents the best bowling effort in a test by a bowler in India-South Africa test series. BKV Prasad’s 10 for 153 at Durban in Dec 1996 represent the best bowling effort in a test by an Indian bowler against South Africa.

 

There are 36 occasions of Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against South Africa. Harabhajan Singh’s 2 for 169 at ct Centurion in Dec 2010 provide the most expenisve bowling figures in an innings by an Indian bowler against South Africa. A Kumble holds the record for conceding 100 plus runs in an innings on most occasions by an Indian bowler against South Africa. He has conceded 100 plus runs in an innings on eight occasions.

 

DW Steyn of holds the record for conceding 100 plus runs on most occasions by a South African bowler against India. He has conceded 100 plus runs in five innings. There are 19 occasions of a South African bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against India. PL Harris’s 3 for 203 at Chennai in Mar 2008 provide the most expensive bowling figures by a South African bowler against India in terms of runs conceded

PL Harris remains the only bowler to concede 200 plus runs in India-South Africa test series and also his figures of 3 for 203 at Chennai in Mar 2008 represent the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded in India-South Africa test series.

 

DW Steyn is the only South African bowler to capture five or more wickets in an innings conceding 100 plus runs against India. He returned with figures of 6 for 100 at Durban in Dec 2013.

 

The following table lists the nine occasions of Indian bowlers capturing five or more wickets in an innings conceding 100 plus runs against South Africa.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Harbhajan Singh 38.0 1 120 7 3 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
2 BKV Prasad 35.0 6 104 6 1 v South Africa Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
3 A Kumble 54.0 13 131 6 1 v South Africa Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
4 RA Jadeja 58.2 15 138 6 2 v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2013
5 A Kumble 68.4 15 143 6 2 v South Africa Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
6 J Srinath 25.1 5 104 5 2 v South Africa Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
7 S Sreesanth 29.0 0 114 5 1 v South Africa Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
8 J Srinath 33.0 6 140 5 2 v South Africa Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
8 Harbhajan Singh 44.5 4 164 5 1 v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008

 

There are five occasions of Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket in an innings against South Africa. A Mishra’s none for 140 at Nagpur in Feb 2010 provides the most expensive bowling figures in an innings by an Indian bowler against South Africa in this category of statistics.

 

There are three occasions of South African bowlers conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket against India. M Ntini’s none for 107 at Cape Town in Jan 2007 provide the most expensive bowling figures in an innings by a South African bowler against India in this category of statistics.

 

There are only two occasions of South Africa losing a test when its bowlers had captured five or more wickets in an innings. PR Adam’s 6 for 55 at Kanpur in Dec 2010 and DW Steyn’s 6 for 50 at Durban in Dec 2010 are the two occasions.

 

The following are the six occasions of India losing a test against South Africa when its bowlers had captured five or more wickets in an innings.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Kumble 68.4 15 143 6 2 SAF Bangalore 02 Mar 2000
2 J Srinath 33.0 6 140 5 2 SAF Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
3 RA Jadeja 58.2 15 138 6 2 SAF Durban 26 Dec 2013
4 BKV Prasad 35.0 6 104 6 1 SAF Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
5 BKV Prasad 25.0 4 93 5 3 SAF Durban 26 Dec 1996
6 BKV Prasad 19.0 6 60 5 1 SAF Durban 26 Dec 1996

 

BKV Prasad’s – 10 for 153 at Durban in Dec 1996 – provide the only occasion of an Indian bowler’s ten wicket haul in a test going in vain against South Africa. It also provides the only occasion of a bowler’s ten wicket haul in a losing cause in India-South Africa test series.

 

JH Kallis holds the record for most catches by a South African fieldsman against India. He has pouched 23 catches. R Dravid with 21 catches to his credit holds the record for most catches by an Indian fieldsman against South Africa.

 

As many as six Indian fieldsmen have taken ten or more catches against South Africa while as many as eight South African fieldsmen have pouched ten or more catches against India. JH Kallis with 23 catches to his credit holds the record for most catches by a fieldsman in India-South Africa test series.

 

MV Boucher with 60 dismissals {58 ct plus 02 st} holds the record for most dismissals by a South African wicket keeper against India. He also holds the record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in India-South Africa test series. MS Dhoni with 28 dismissals {27 ct plus 01 st} holds the record for most dismissals by an Indian wicket keeper against South Africa.

 

NR Mongia {five dismissals – all caught} at Durban in Dec 1996 and MS Dhoni {five dismissals – all caught} at Cape Town in Jan 2011 are the two Indian wicket keepers who have effected five dismissals in an innings against South Africa.

 

DJ Richardson, MV Boucher {twice} and AB de Villiers are the three wicket keepers who have effected five or more dismissals in an innings against India. The four occasions are listed below.

 

No Player Dis Ct St Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DJ Richardson 5 5 0 3 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2 MV Boucher 5 5 0 3 v India Mumbai 24 Feb 2000
3 MV Boucher 5 5 0 1 v India Durban 26 Dec 2010
4 AB de Villiers 5 5 0 1 v India Durban 26 Dec 2013

 

Indian batmen have posted 22 three figure partnerships against India which includes eight partnerships of 200 plus runs. 268 runs partnership for the second wicket between V Sehwag and R Dravid denotes the highest partnership by Indian batsmen against South Africa.

 

The feat of very first occasion of batsmen posting 200 plus runs partnership for the first and second wickets in the same innings n the annals of test cricket has been credited to Indian batsmen. W Jaffer and V Sehwag added 213 runs for the first wicket at Chennai in Mar 2008. This was followed by a 268 runs partnership between V Sehwag and R Dravid in the same innings.

Partners Wkt Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
W Jaffer, V Sehwag 1 213 2 SAF Chennai 26 Mar 2008
V Sehwag, R Dravid 2 268 2 SAF Chennai 26 Mar 2008

 

South African batsmen have posted 34 three figure partnerships against India which includes eight 200 plus runs partnerships. 340 runs partnership between HM Amla and JH Kallis for the third wicket at Nagpur in Feb 2010 provides the highest partnership by South African batsmen against India. This partnership not only represent the highest partnership in India-South Africa test series but also provides the only occasion of a 300 plus partnership in India-South Africa test series.

Few more records for MS Dhoni in the just concluded one day series against South Africa

MS Dhoni has an aggregate of 4071 runs as captain in a bilateral one-day series involving two teams at the end of just concluded one-day series against South Africa. He became the second captain to total 4000 plus runs in a bilateral series after RT Ponting. RT Ponting has an aggregate of 4407 runs.

MS Dhoni occupies the second place in the list of captains who have scored most runs on home soil in the bilateral one-day series involving two teams. At the end of the just concluded one-day series against South Africa at home, MS Dhoni’s aggregate read 2247. The first place is occupied by SP Fleming who has an aggregate of 2249 runs. MS Dhoni went past GC Smith who has a total of 2170 runs on his way to occupy the second place.

MS Dhoni’s aggregate at the end of the just concluded one-day series against South Africa at home read 6145. He became the sixth batsman in the annals of one day games to score 6000 plus runs in a bilateral series involving two teams. He completed 6000 runs during this series. Other batsman to total 6000 plus runs under this category of statistics are – KC Sangakkara {7331}, SR Tendulkar {7215}, JH Kallis {7133}, AB de Villiers {6603} and TM Dilshan {6148}

AB de Viiliers of South Africa emulated SC Ganguly of India in scoring three centuries as captain in a one day series.

AB de Viiliers of South Africa emulated SC Ganguly of India in scoring three centuries as captain in a one day series. SC Ganguly leading India had scored three centuries in a multi-nation tournament played in South Africa in 2002-03.

In the just concluded bilateral series against India, AB de Villiers of South Africa scored three centuries thus emulating SC Ganguly. The performances of these two captains are furnished below

SC Ganguly in World Cup 2003 in South Africa
No Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 112* 1 Ind Nam Pietermaritzburg 23 Feb 2003
2 107* 2 Ind Ken Cape Town 07 Mar 2003
3 111* 1 Ind Kne Durban 20 Mar 2003
AB de Villiers – RSA vs Ind in India 2015-16
No Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
2 112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
3 119 1 RSa Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

 

 

Eleven or more boundary sixes in an innings – AB de Villiers is the only batsman and also as captain to do the feat twice

AB de Villiers of South Africa scored eleven boundary sixes in his knock of 119 in the final one-day game against India on 25.10.15 to provide the eleventh occasion of a batsman scoring eleven or more boundary sixes in a one-day innings in the annals of one day games. All the eleven occasions are listed below

No Player Runs 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 RG Sharma 209 16 India v Australia Bangalore 02 Nov 2013
2 AB de Villiers 149 16 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
3 CH Gayle 215 16 West Indies v Zimbabwe Canberra 24 Feb 2015
4 SR Watson 185* 15 Australia v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Apr 2011
5 CJ Anderson 131* 14 New Zealand v West Indies Queenstown 01 Jan 2014
6 XM Marshall 157* 12 West Indies v Canada King City (NW) 22 Aug 2008
7 ST Jayasuriya 134 11 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Singapore 02 Apr 1996
8 Shahid Afridi 102 11 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Nairobi (Gym) 04 Oct 1996
9 D Ramdin 169 11 West Indies v Bangladesh Basseterre 25 Aug 2014
10 MJ Guptill 237* 11 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015
11 AB de Villiers 119 11 South Africa v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

AB de Villiers is the only batsman in the history of one-day game to score eleven boundary sixes in an innings on two occasions. He had scored 16 boundary sixes in his knock of 149 against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18.01.15. AB de Villiers is also the only captain in the annals of one-day game to score eleven or more boundary sixes in an innings.

No Player Runs 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AB de Villiers 149 16 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 AB de Villiers 119 11 South Africa v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

AB de Villiers had an aggregate of 94 boundary sixes as captain prior to the final game against India at Mumbai. With eleven boundary sixes in the final one day game, his boundary sixes aggregate read 105. He became the fourth captain in the annals of one-day games to score 100 plus sixes. Others are – RT Ponting {123}, MS Dhoni {117} and SC Ganguly {115}

AB de Villiers  is the second captain to score ten or more sixes in one-day innings. AD Mathews of Sri Lanka has scored ten boundary sixes against India at Ranchi on 16.11.2014. His feat of eleven sixes at Mumbai against India on 25.10.15 provide the third occasion of a captain scoring ten or more sixes in an innings in the history of one day games     

No Player Runs 6s Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AB de Villiers 149 16 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 AB de Villiers 119 11 South Africa v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
3 AD Mathews 139* 10 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 16 Nov 2014

 

AB de Villiers adds one more feather to his cap – become the first ever batsman and captain to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year

AB de Villiers of South Africa became the first batsman to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. He achieved the feat when he scored his third boundary six – off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar over mid wickert which was a mishit – to credit himself with the first ever batsman to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. At the end of this game, his aggregate of boundary sixes read 58.

The previous record for most sixes in a calendar year was held by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan who had a total of 48 boundary sixes in calendar year 2002. AB de Villiers was one boundary sixe shy of Shahid Afridi prior to the start of the final one day game against India and required two boundary sixes to rewrite the record of most boundary sixes in a calendar year,

The following table furnishes the performance of AB de Villiers in the calendar year 2015 – as of 25.10.15. He has played 20 games, 18 innings, twice not out, aggregate runs 1193, Highest Score 163 not out, Average 79.53, five centuries, five half centuries, 91 boundary fours and 58 boundary sixes.

No Opposition Ground Start Date Inns Runs 6s
1 West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 1 81 0
2 West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 1 149 16
3 West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 2 DNB
4 West Indies Port Elizabeth 25 Jan 2015 1 19 0
5 Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 1 25 1
6 India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 2 30 0
7 West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 1 162* 8
8 Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015 1 24 2
9 Pakistan Auckland 07 Mar 2015 2 77 5
10 U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 1 99 4
11 Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 2 DNB
12 New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 1 65* 1
13 New Zealand Centurion 19 Aug 2015 1 9 0
14 New Zealand Potchefstroom 23 Aug 2015 1 31 0
15 New Zealand Durban 26 Aug 2015 1 64 1
16 India Kanpur 11 Oct 2015 1 104* 6
17 India Indore 14 Oct 2015 2 19 1
18 India Rajkot 18 Oct 2015 1 4 0
19 India Chennai 22 Oct 2015 2 112 2
20 India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015 1 119 11
      Total   1193 58

AB de Viiliers also became the first captain to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. He achieved the feat when he scored his third boundary six – off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar over mid wickert which was a mishit – to credit himself with the first ever batsman to score fifty boundary sixes in a calendar year. At the end of this game, his aggregate of boundary sixes read 58.

The previous record for most boundary sixes by a captain in a calendar year was held by SC Ganguly of India who had an aggregate of 34 boundary sixes in the calendar year 2000.

It should be noted with interest that no batsman or captain has ever scored fifty plus boundary sixes in a calendar year since the inception of the game in 1971 which means 43 years since 1971

South Africa win the final one day game by 214 runs to lift the series – Three – Two – Records galore in the final one day game

Final one day –  India vs South Africa at Mumbai on 25.10.15 – South Africa won by 214 runs

South Africa posted a total of 438 for 4 in this game. This score represents South Africa’s highest team total against India in one day games. Previous best was 365 for 2 at Ahmedabad on 27.02.10

South Africa’s 438 for 4 in this game provide the 17th occasion of a team posting a total of 400 plus runs in the annals of one day games. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 Sri Lanka 443/9 50.0 1 v Netherlands Amstelveen 04 Jul 2006
2 South Africa 439/2 50.0 1 v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
3 South Africa 438/9 49.5 2 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
4 South Africa 438/4 50.0 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
5 Australia 434/4 50.0 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
6 South Africa 418/5 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 Sep 2006
7 India 418/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Indore 08 Dec 2011
8 Australia 417/6 50.0 1 v Afghanistan Perth 04 Mar 2015
9 India 414/7 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
10 India 413/5 50.0 1 v Bermuda Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
11 Sri Lanka 411/8 50.0 2 v India Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
12 South Africa 411/4 50.0 1 v Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015
13 South Africa 408/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015
14 England 408/9 50.0 1 v New Zealand Birmingham 09 Jun 2015
15 India 404/5 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Kolkata 13 Nov 2014
16 New Zealand 402/2 50.0 1 v Ireland Aberdeen 01 Jul 2008
17 India 401/3 50.0 1 v South Africa Gwalior 24 Feb 2010

South Africa’s 438 for 4 in this game provide the sixth occasion of posting a total of 400 plus runs in the annals of one day games. South Africa now owns the record of posting 400 plus runs on most occasions in the annals of one day games. It went past India which had posted 400 plus runs on five occasions. The following table lists the India and South Africa posting 400 plus runs

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 418/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Indore 08 Dec 2011
2 India 414/7 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
3 India 413/5 50.0 1 v Bermuda Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
4 India 404/5 50.0 1 v Sri Lanka Kolkata 13 Nov 2014
5 India 401/3 50.0 1 v South Africa Gwalior 24 Feb 2010
               
1 South Africa 439/2 50.0 1 v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 South Africa 438/9 49.5 2 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
3 South Africa 438/4 50.0 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
4 South Africa 418/5 50.0 1 v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 Sep 2006
5 South Africa 411/4 50.0 1 v Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015
6 South Africa 408/5 50.0 1 v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015

South Africa’s 438 for 4 in this game provide the second occasion of a team posting a total of 400 plus runs against India in the annals of one day games. Sri Lanka had posted 411 for 8 at Rajkot on 15.12.09. Both the occasions are listed below. Thus South Africa’s 438 for 4 in this game represents the highest team total against India in one day games.

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 South Africa 438/4 50.0 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
2 Sri Lanka 411/8 50.0 2 v India Rajkot 15 Dec 2009

South Africa’s 438 for 4 in this game provide its joint second highest team total in one day games. The other occasion of South Africa posting 438 for 4 was against Australia at Johannesburg on 12.03.06. South Africa’s highest team total is 439 for 2 against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18.01.15

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 South Africa 439/2 50.0 1 v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
2 South Africa 438/9 49.5 2 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
3 South Africa 438/4 50.0 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

This game witnessed three batsmen – Q de Kock {109}, F du Plessis {133} and AB de Villiers {119} – scoring centuries in South Africa’s innings. This is the second occasion of three batsmen scoring centuries in an innings in the history of one day games. The first such occasion was witnessed in the game between South Africa vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 18.01.15. HM Amla {153}, RR Rossouw {128} and AB de Villiers {149} were the three batsmen who scored centuries in South Africa’s innings.

Q de Kock and F du Plessis added 154 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 56th occasion of South African batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in one day games. It also provides the 15th occasion of South African batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the second wicket in one day games and also provides the second such occasion against India for the second wicket.

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 164 runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket in this game to provide the 57th occasion of South African batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in one day games. It also provides the 13th occasion of South African batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the third wicket in one day games and also provides the second such occasion against India for the second wicket.

Q de Kock-F du Plessis added 154 runs for the second wicket and F du Plessis-AB de Villiers added 164 runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a team posting two 150 plus runs partnership in an innings in the history of one day games. It also provides the third such occasion by South African batsmen in one day games

Q de Kock-F du Plessis added 154 runs for the second wicket and F du Plessis-AB de Villiers added 164 runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket in this game to provide the first occasion of a team posting 150 plus runs partnership in an innings for the consecutive second and third wickets in the history of one day games.

F du Plessis was retired hurt not out after scoring 133 in this game. He became the sixth batsman in the history of one-day game to retire hurt not out after scoring a century in the history of one day games.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HH Gibbs 116* 2 RSA Ind Col-RPS 25 Sep 2002
2 Salman Butt 129* 1 Pak Ind Dhaka 14 Jun 2008
3 Shoaib Malik 125* 1 Pak Ind Karachi 26 Jun 2008
4 SR Tendulkar 163* 1 Ind NZl Christchurch 08 Mar 2009
5 MK Tiwary 104* 1 Ind Win Chennai 11 Dec 2011
6 F du Plessis 133* 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

F de Plessis became the second South African batsman to retire hurt not out with a century after HH Gibbs. HH Gibbs retired hurt not out after scoring 116 against India at Col-RPS on 25.09.02

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HH Gibbs 116* 2 RSA Ind Col-RPS 25 Sep 2002
2 F du Plessis 133* 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

F du Plessis became the fourth batman to retire hurt not out after scoring a century against India. Others are – HH Gibbs of South Africa, Salman Butt of Pakistan, Shoaib Malik of Pakistan. The following table lists the four batsmen with their performance.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 HH Gibbs 116* 2 RSA Ind Col-RPS 25 Sep 2002
2 Salman Butt 129* 1 Pak Ind Dhaka 14 Jun 2008
3 Shoaib Malik 125* 1 Pak Ind Karachi 26 Jun 2008
4 F du Plessis 133* 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

AB de Villiers’s 119 in this game was his 12th century as captain in one day games. He now occupies the second place in the list of captains who have scored most centuries in one day games. RT Ponting with 22 centuries to his credit occupies the first place. AB de Villiers went past SC Ganguly who had scored eleven centuries on his way to occupy the second place.

Q de Kock scored two centuries in this series – 103 at Rajkot on 18.10.15 and 109 at Mumbai on 25.10.15 – to provide the fourth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring two or more centuries in a bilateral series. All the four occasions are listed below.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
2 Kamran Akmal 102 2 Pak Eng Lahore 12 Dec 2005
    109 1 Pak Eng Karachi 15 Dec 2005
               
3 AB de Villiers 101* 2 RSA Zim Potchefstroom 17 Oct 2010
    109 1 RSA Zim Benoni 22 Oct 2010
               
4 Q de Kock 103 1 RSA Ind Rajkot 18 Oct 2015
    109 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

Q de Kock scored two centuries in this series – 103 at Rajkot on 18.10.15 and 109 at Mumbai on 25.10.15 – to provide the third occasion of South African wicket keeper batsman scoring two or more centuries in a bilateral series. All the three occasions are listed below.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
2 AB de Villiers 101* 2 RSA Zim Potchefstroom 17 Oct 2010
    109 1 RSA Zim Benoni 22 Oct 2010
               
3 Q de Kock 103 1 RSA Ind Rajkot 18 Oct 2015
    109 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

 

Q de Kock scored two centuries in this series – 103 at Rajkot on 18.10.15 and 109 at Mumbai on 25.10.15 – to provide the only occasion of wicket keeper batsman scoring two or more centuries in a bilateral series on two occasions. Q de Kock’s feat is listed below. It is interesting to note that both his feats have come against India.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
2 Q de Kock 103 1 RSA Ind Rajkot 18 Oct 2015
    109 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

This game witnessed India’s four bowlers conceding 70 plus runs – B Kumar {106}. MM Sharma {84}, Harbhajan Singh {70} and A Mishra {78} – to provide the seventh occasion of four or more bowlers conceding seventy plus runs in an innings in the annals of one day games. It also provides the first occasion of four Indian bowlers conceding seventy plus runs in an innings of a one-day game.

B Kumar returned with figures of one for 106 in this game to provide the eight occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings of a one day game in the annals of one day games. The following table furnishes the complete list of bowlers who have leaked 100 plus run in an innings.

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 MC Snedden 12.0 1 105 2 1 NZl Eng The Oval 09 Jun 1983
2 ML Lewis 10.0 0 113 0 2 Aus RSA Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
3 TG Southee 10.0 0 105 0 1 NZl Ind Christchurch 08 Mar 2009
4 BV Vitori 9.0 0 105 1 1 Zim NZl Napier 09 Feb 2012
5 R Vinay Kumar 9.0 0 102 1 2 Ind Aus Bangalore 02 Nov 2013
6 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27 Feb 2015
7 Dawlat Zadran 10.0 1 101 2 1 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
8 B Kumar 10.0 0 106 1 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

B Kumar became the second Indian bowler to concede 100 plus runs in an innings of a one-day game after R Vinay Kumar. R Vinay Kumar had conceded 102 runs for his solitary wicket against Australia at Banglaore on 02.11.13. Thus B Kumar owns the record of India’s most expensive bowler in terms of runs conceded in an innings in one day games.

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Vinay Kumar 9.0 0 102 1 2 Ind Aus Bangalore 02 Nov 2013
2 B Kumar 10.0 0 106 1 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

B Kumar became the second bowler to concede 100 plus runs in an innings of a one-day game against South Africa in a one-day game after ML Lewis of Australia and JO Holder of West Indies. ML Lewis had returned with figures of none of 113 against South Africa at Johannesburg on 12.03.06 while JO Holder conceded 104 runs for his only wicket against South Africa at Johannesburg on 27.02.15. The following table lists all the three bowlers with their performance.

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 ML Lewis 10.0 0 113 0 2 Aus RSA Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
2 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27 Feb 2015
3 B Kumar 10.0 0 106 1 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

India became the second team in the annals of one day games to have two of its bowlers leaking 100 plus runs in an innings of a one-day game after New Zealand. MC Snedden {2 for 105} and TG Southee {none for 105} are the two New Zealand bowler to suffer from the ignominy of conceding 100 plus runs in an innings of a one-day game. The following table lists the four bowlers – two from India and two from New Zealand – who have conceded 100 plus runs in an innings of a one-day game

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Vinay Kumar 9.0 0 102 1 2 Ind Aus Bangalore 02 Nov 2013
2 B Kumar 10.0 0 106 1 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
                     
1 MC Snedden 12.0 1 105 2 1 NZl Eng The Oval 09 Jun 1983
2 TG Southee 10.0 0 105 0 1 NZl Ind Christchurch 08 Mar 2009

South Africa won this game by 214 runs to provide the 12th occasion of it winning a one-day game by 200 plus runs margin. The following table lists all such South Africa’s winning games

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 South Africa won 272 runs v Zimbabwe Benoni 22 Oct 2010
2 South Africa won 258 runs v Sri Lanka Paarl 11 Jan 2012
3 South Africa won 257 runs v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015
4 South Africa won 231 runs v Netherlands Mohali 03 Mar 2011
5 South Africa won 221 runs v Netherlands Basseterre 16 Mar 2007
6 South Africa won 214 runs v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
7 South Africa won 212 runs v Zimbabwe Centurion 10 Nov 2009
8 South Africa won 209 runs v West Indies Cape Town 25 Jan 2004
9 South Africa won 208 runs v Kenya Cape Town 22 Oct 2001
10 South Africa won 206 runs v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Mar 2011
11 South Africa won 202 runs v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 03 Oct 1996
12 South Africa won 201 runs v Ireland Canberra 03 Mar 2015

India lost this game by 214 runs to provide the fifth occasion of India losing a one-day game by 200 plus runs margin. The following table list all such India’s lost games

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India lost 245 runs v Sri Lanka Sharjah 29 Oct 2000
2 India lost 214 runs v South Africa Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
3 India lost 208 runs v Australia Sydney 08 Feb 2004
4 India lost 202 runs v England Lord’s 07 Jun 1975
5 India lost 200 runs v New Zealand Dambulla 10 Aug 2010

 

Batsmen who have scored three centuries in a bilateral series – AB de Villiers join the elite list

AB de Villiers of South Africa scored three centuries against India in the just concluded one-day bilateral series. He scored 104 not out at Kanpur on 11.10.15, 112 at Chennai on 22.1015 and 119 at Mumbai on 25.10.15. His feat makes him the seventh batsman in the annals of one day games to score three centuries in a bilateral one-day series. The following table lists the batsmen with their performances

No Batsman Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Zaheer Abbas 118 1 Pak Ind Multan 17 Dec 1982
    105 1 Pak Ind Lahore 31 Dec 1982
    113 2 Pak Ind Karachi 21 Jan 1983
               
2 DL Haynes 133* 2 Win Aus Albion 29 Feb 1984
    102* 2 Win Aus Castries 19 Apr 1984
    104* 2 Win Aus Kingston 26 Apr 1984
               
3 CH Gayle 103 2 Win Ind Nagpur 09 Nov 2002
    140 1 Win Ind Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
    101 2 Win Ind Vadodara 18 Nov 2002
               
4 KP Pietersn 108* 1 Eng RSA Bloemfontein 02 Feb 2005
    100* 2 Eng RSA East London 09 Feb 2005
    116 1 Eng RSA Centurion 13 Feb 2005
               
5 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
6 Mohd  Hafeez 122 1 Pak Srl Sharjah 18 Dec 2013
    140* 1 Pak Srl Sharjah 22 Dec 2013
    113* 2 Pak Srl Abu Dhabi 25 Dec 2013
               
7 AB de Villiers 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
    112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
    119 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

It is interesting to note that out of the captioned seven batsmen, four of them have achieved the feat against India –  Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan, CH Gayle of West Indies, Q de Kock of South Africa and AB de Villiers of South Africa

No Batsman Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Zaheer Abbas 118 1 Pak Ind Multan 17 Dec 1982
    105 1 Pak Ind Lahore 31 Dec 1982
    113 2 Pak Ind Karachi 21 Jan 1983
               
3 CH Gayle 103 2 Win Ind Nagpur 09 Nov 2002
    140 1 Win Ind Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
    101 2 Win Ind Vadodara 18 Nov 2002
               
5 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
7 AB de Villiers 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
    112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
    119 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

AB de Villiers became the second South African batsman to score three centuries in a bilateral series after Q de Kock. Coincidentally, both the batsman have performed the feat against India. Q de Kock had scored three centuries against India 2013-14 series

No Batsman Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Q de Kock 135 1 RSA Ind Johannesburg 05 Dec 2013
    106 1 RSA Ind Durban 08 Dec 2013
    101 1 RSA Ind Centurion 11 Dec 2013
               
2 AB de Villiers 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
    112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
    119 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

CH Gayle and AB de Villiers are the two batsmen to score three centuries in a bilateral series against India in India. Their performance is furnished below

No Batsman Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Gayle 103 2 Win Ind Nagpur 09 Nov 2002
    140 1 Win Ind Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
    101 2 Win Ind Vadodara 18 Nov 2002
               
2 AB de Villiers 104* 1 RSA Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
    112 2 RSA Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
    119 1 RSA Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

 

AB de Villiers’ World record – becomes the first captain to score three centuries in a bilateral series

AB de Villiers of South Africa became the first captain to score three centuries in a bilateral series which is a world record. No captain had scored three centuries in a bilateral series prior to AB de Villiers. AB de Villers three centuries against India in the just concluded bi lateral series read thus

No Captain Team Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AB de Villiers RSA 104* 1 Ind Kanpur 11 Oct 2015
      112 2 Ind Chennai 22 Oct 2015
      119 1 Ind Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

 

Batsmen scoring consecutive centuries in one day games – AB de Villier’s record

AB de Villiers of South Africa scored consecutive centuries against India –  at Chennai on 22.10.15 he scored 112 and followed up with 119 at Mumbai on 25.10.15 – to provide the sixth occasion of his scoring two or more consecutive centuries in one day games on six occasions. The following table lists all such occasions.

His feat includes scoring three consecutive centuries. He is one of the  seven   batsman who have scored three consecutive hundreds in the annals of one day games. Others are – KC Sangakara of Sri Lanka {04} Q de Kock of South Africa {03}, HH Gibbs of South Africa {03}, Saeed Anwar of Pakistan {03}, LR Taylor of New Zealand {03}  and Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan {03}.

No No Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 1 107 1 v Zimbabwe Harare 26 Aug 2007
  2 103* 1 v Pakistan Lahore 18 Oct 2007
             
2 1 114* 2 v India Gwalior 24 Feb 2010
  2 102* 1 v India Ahmedabad 27 Feb 2010
  3 102 1 v West Indies North Sound 22 May 2010
             
3 1 101* 2 v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 17 Oct 2010
  2 109 1 v Zimbabwe Benoni 22 Oct 2010
             
4 1 107* 2 v West Indies Delhi 24 Feb 2011
  2 134 1 v Netherlands Mohali 03 Mar 2011
             
5 1 125* 1 v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 22 Jan 2012
  2 106* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 25 Feb 2012
             
6 1 112 2 v India Chennai 22 Oct 2015
  2 119 1 v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015

The following is the list of batsmen who have scored two or more consecutive centuries on three or more occasions. AB de Villiers {06}, Saeed Anwar {04}, CH Gayle {03}, ST Jayasuriya {03}, V Kohli {03}, BC Lara {03}, KC Sangakkara {03} and LR Taylor {03}

No No Player Country 100s
1 1 de Villiers, A B South Africa 3
  2 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2
  3 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2
  4 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2
  5 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2
  6 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2
         
2 1 Saeed Anwar Pakistan 3
  2 Saeed Anwar Pakistan 2
  3 Saeed Anwar Pakistan 2
  4 Saeed Anwar Pakistan 2
         
3 1 Gayle, C H West Indies 2
  2 Gayle, C H West Indies 2
  3 Gayle, C H West Indies 2
         
4 1 Jayasuriya, S T Sri Lanka 2
  2 Jayasuriya, S T Sri Lanka 2
  3 Jayasuriya, S T Sri Lanka 2
         
5 1 Kohli, V India 2
  2 Kohli, V India 2
  3 Kohli, V India 2
         
6 1 Lara, B C West Indies 2
  2 Lara, B C West Indies 2
  3 Lara, B C West Indies 2
         
7 1 Sangakkara, K C Sri Lanka 4
  2 Sangakkara, K C Sri Lanka 2
  3 Sangakkara, K C Sri Lanka 2
         
8 1 Taylor, L R New Zealand 3
  2 Taylor, L R New Zealand 2
  3 Taylor, L R New Zealand 2

 

West Indian bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in a test innings against Sri Lanka

KC Brathwaite of West Indies captured six wickets conceding 29 runs in the ongoing second at the Sara Oval against Sri Lanka to provide the 99th occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing six or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions. He also became the second West Indian bowler to capture six or more wickets in an innings against Sri Lanka after CD Collymore. CD Collymore had taken seven wickets conceding 57 runs at Kingston in Jun 2003. The following table lists the performance  of these two bowlers

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 CD Collymore 16.0 2 57 7 3 v Sri Lanka Kingston 27 Jun 2003
2 KC Brathwaite 11.3 4 29 6 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015

KC Brathwaite of West Indies captured six wickets conceding 29 runs in the ongoing second at the Sara Oval against Sri Lanka to provide the eighth occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against Sri Lanka. The eight bowlers list is tabulated below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 CEL Ambrose 13.1 3 37 5 1 v Sri Lanka St John’s 13 Jun 1997
2 CL Hooper 13.4 5 26 5 2 v Sri Lanka Kingstown 20 Jun 1997
3 CD Collymore 29.0 5 66 5 1 v Sri Lanka Gros Islet 20 Jun 2003
4 FH Edwards 15.4 1 36 5 1 v Sri Lanka Kingston 27 Jun 2003
5 CD Collymore 16.0 2 57 7 3 v Sri Lanka Kingston 27 Jun 2003
6 DBL Powell 13.1 4 25 5 1 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Jul 2005
7 KAJ Roach 28.2 5 100 5 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 23 Nov 2010
8 KC Brathwaite 11.3 4 29 6 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015

 

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