South African skipper AB de Villiers marshalled his troops to a 2-0 victory in the three-match ODI series after the final tie at Centurion was washed out due to rain. After blazing away to a 47-ball knock of 77 in the first game, De Villers followed it up with a 101-ball knock of 109 in Centurion. In the process, he also completed 3000 ODI runs in South Africa. Here are the other highlights from the Super Sport Park. (
# AB de Villiers' third hundred vs India is his 16th in ODIs. (Highlights)
# Thanks to his 109 vs India, De Villiers has completed his 3000 runs in ODIs in South Africa - 3057 (ave.50.11) in 74 matches. (We will face pace and bounce better in Tests: Dhoni)
# De Villiers is the fourth South African after Jacques Kallis (5186), Graeme Smith (3640) and Herschelle Gibbs (3556) to manage 3,000 runs or more in ODIs in South Africa. He is the only one to have averaged fifty-plus in South Africa in ODIs.
# De Villiers, as captain, is averaging 62.34 - his aggregate being 1808 in 40 matches, including five hundreds and ten fifties.
# Amongst the captains with 1500 runs or more in ODIs, De Villiers is the only one to manage an average of 60 or more. (South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI: Match Report)
# Kock and De Villiers put on 171 - a fourth-wicket partnership record for South Africa vs India in ODIs, eclipsing the 154 between Hansie Cronje and Gary Kirsten at Sharjah on April 14, 1996.
# The aforesaid partnership is South Africa's highest stand for the fourth wicket in ODIs.
# For the first time, two hundreds have been recorded for South Africa in the same innings vs India at Centurion - the fourth instance overall for South Africa vs India in ODIs.
# Also, for the first time, two hundreds have been registered in the same innings twice in the same series/successive games for South Africa vs India - the first instance being at Durban on December 8, 2013. (Series in pics)
# India have earned a dubious distinction by conceding 300 runs or more in an innings ten times in a calendar year (2013) - five times to Australia, three times to South Africa and once each to England and Sri Lanka. In the calendar year 2009, India had conceded 300 runs in an innings nine times.
# Ishant's aforesaid figures are the best by an Indian bowler at Super Sport Park, Centurion, eclipsing the 4 for 42 by Zaheer Khan vs New Zealand on March 14, 2003. (Ishant Sharma in 100-wicket club)
# Ishant is the second Indian bowler to bag four wickets in an innings vs South Africa in South Africa in ODIs - the first being Munaf Patel - 4 for 29 at Johannesburg on January 15, 2011.
# Ishant Sharma is the 16th Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in ODIs. (South Africa vs India: Series in pics)
# Ishant's economy rate of 5.66 is the worst amongst the Indian bowlers with 100 wickets or more while his strike rate of 32.7 is the best.
# Ishant's feat of completing 100 wickets in 70 games is the fifth quickest by Indian bowler, next only to Irfan Pathan (59), Zaheer Khan (65), Ajit Agarkar (67), Javagal Srinath (68).
(Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar)