India vs South Africa Statistical Highlights:
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# India have won all three encounters against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy - by 95 runs at Nairobi on October 13, 2000, by ten runs at Colombo, RPS on September 25, 2002 and by 26 runs at Cardiff on June 6, 2013.
# India's 26-run win is their 25th in 67 matches against South Africa in ODIs (lost 40 and no-result two) - winning % 38.46.
# India have won eleven and lost six out of 20 played in the ICC Champions Trophy - winning % 64.70 (NR 3).
# India (331/7) have posted their highest total in the ICC Champions Trophy, outstripping the 307 for eight against Australia at Dhaka on October 28, 1998.
# The aforesaid total is the highest by any team against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy, obliterating the 323 for eight by England at Centurion on September 27, 2009.
# India's 331 for seven is their second highest total against South Africa in ODIs, next only to the 401 for three at Gwalior on February 24, 2010.
# India became the first team to post two totals of 300 or more at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - their first being 304 for six against England on September 16, 2011.
# India's 331 for seven is the second highest total in the ICC Champions Trophy - the highest is 347 for four by New Zealand against USA at The Oval on September 10, 2004.
# South Africa's 305 is their highest losing total against India batting second in ODIs.
# The match has produced 636 runs for 17 wickets - the highest between the two countries outside India and their third highest overall - the highest ever being 649 for 13 wickets at Gwalior on February 24, 2010.
# The aforesaid aggregate is a record in the ICC Champions Trophy, outstripping the 624 for 17 wickets between South Africa and England at Centurion on September 27, 2009.
# Rohit Sharma (65 off 81 balls) has recorded his first fifty against South Africa - his 14th in ODIs.
# Rohit's aforesaid fifty is his second as an opener - the first being 83 off 93 balls against England at Mohali on January 23, 2013.
# Shikhar Dhawan (114 off 94 balls) has posted a career-best score in ODIs - his maiden hundred, outstripping the 51 against the West Indies at Port of Spain on June 6, 2011. These two innings are his only fifty-plus in ODIs.
# Dhawan is the fifth Indian player after Sourav Ganguly (three), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif to post a hundred in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Dhawan is the second Indian batsman after Sourav Ganguly (141 not out at Nairobi on October 13, 2000) to post a hundred vs South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy. Apart from Ganguly and Dhawan, Gayle, Dilshan and Wallace have recorded hundreds vs South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Dhawan's strike rate of 121.27 is the highest amongst the Indian batsmen posting hundreds in the ICC Champions Trophy, eclipsing Virender Sehwag's 121.15 during his innings of 126 off 104 balls against England at Colombo, RPS on September 22, 2002.
# Amongst the centurions against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy, Dhawan's above strike rate is the highest.
# Dhawan reached his hundred off 80 balls. The quickest by an Indian against South Africa is 68-ball century by Yusuf Pathan at Centurion on January 23, 2011. Matthew Hayden's 66-ball hundred at St.Kitts on March 24, 2007 is the fastest hundred against South Africa in ODIs.
# Dhawan's 114 is the highest individual innings at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, surpassing Virat Kohli's 107 off 102 balls against England on September 16, 2011.
# Dhawan has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in ODIs.
# Kumar Sangakkara (102 off 97 balls at Johannesburg on January 22, 2012)was the last left-handed batsman to post a hundred against South Africa in ODIs. Matthew Hayden (101 off 68 balls at Basseterre on March 24, 2007) was the last left-handed opener to register a century against South Africa in ODIs.
# Rohit and Shikhar were involved in a stand of 127 - India's first century stand for the opening wicket against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy - their third overall for this wicket-position in this competition - the first two being 192 between Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly against England at Colombo (RPS) on September 22, 2002 and 141 between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly against New Zealand at Nairobi (Gym.) on October 15, 2000.
# The 127-run partnership is the second opening partnership by any pair
against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy - the highest being 154 (unbroken) between Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chnderpaul for the West Indies at Jaipur on November 2, 2006.
# After more than two years, an opening pair has recorded a century stand against South Africa in ODIs - the last pair being Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar - 142 at Nagpur on March 12, 2011.
# Interestingly, the last opening pair to register a century stand for India away from home was Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir - 201 (unbroken) against New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009.
# For the third time, both the openers have scored 50-plus for India in the ICC Champions Trophy - the first two instances being Sourav Ganguly (117) and Sachin Tendulkar (69) vs New Zealand at Nairobi on October 15, 2000 and Ganguly (117 not out) and Virender Sehwag (126) against England at Colombo (RPS) on September 22, 2002.