Quinton de Kock second South African to score successive tons against India
South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock and his opening partner Hashim Amla added 194 runs for the opening wicket, the highest partnership for the first wicket at the Kingsmead, Durban.
South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock and his opening partner Hashim Amla added 194 runs for the opening wicket, the highest partnership for the first wicket at the Kingsmead, Durban. Here are some of the other statistical highs from South Africa's 134-run win over India in the second ODI:
# South Africa have taken an unassailable lead (2-0) against India in the three-ODI series. (Match pics)
# South Africa have won all four bilateral series vs India in South Africa.
# India have lost all the six result-oriented matches vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - by 39 runs on December 17, 1992; by 17 runs on February 13, 1997; by 6 wickets on October 26, 2001; by 157 runs on November 22, 2006, by 135 runs on January 12, 2011 and by 134 runs on December 8, 2013. (The rain-affected game played on February 12, 1997 was contested on the next day).
# Quinton de Kock, for the first time, has recorded back to back hundreds in ODIs - 135 at Johannesburg and 106 at Durban.
# De Kock's 106 off 118 balls is his third century in ODIs - two vs India and one vs Pakistan. He has ensured cent per cent record of converting the fifties to hundreds in ODIs.
# De Kock is the second South African after Abraham de villiers to register two successive centuries vs India in ODIs. De Villiers had posted 114 not out at Gwalior on February 24, 2010 and 102 not out at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010. (De Villiers had followed up with 102 vs West Indies at North Sound on May 22, 2010 to become the second South African player after Herschelle Gibbs to post three hundreds in successive innings).
# De Kock became the first South African to manage three hundreds in ODIs this year.
# De Kock is the fifth wicketkeeper to post a hundred and effect four dismissals in an innings in the same match, joining Abraham de Villiers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Alec Stewart and Mohammad Shahzad.
# De Kock has received his second Man of the Match award in ODIs.
# Kock and Amla have recorded the century stands in successive innings for the first wicket - 152 at Johannesburg and 194 at Durban - both vs India.
# The last instance when the South African openers had posted two successive century stands in ODIs was against Scotland (March 20) and Australia (March 24) in the 2007 ICC World Cup - both by Graeme Smith and Abraham de Villiers.
# Overall, ten century stands have been recorded for the first wicket for South Africa vs India in ODIs.
# The 194-run partnership is now the highest opening stand for South Africa vs India in ODIs in South Africa, eclipsing the 173 between Graeme Smith and Abraham de Villiers at Centurion on December 3, 2006.
# The above partnership is the second highest for any wicket for South Africa vs India in ODIs, next only to the 235 for the first wicket between Herschelle Gibbs and Gary Kirsten at Kochi on March 9, 2000.
# The 194-run stand is the second highest for any wicket at Kingsmead, Durban, next only to the 197 for the second wicket between Brian Lara and Phil Simmons for West Indies vs Pakistan on February 19, 1993.
# Quite naturally, the above partnership is now the highest for any wicket for South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban in ODIs.
# Hashim Amla has completed his 4000 runs in 81 innings - a record for the quickest to this milestone in ODIs, eclipsing Vivian Richards' feat of reaching the milestone in 88 innings.
# Amla's 12th century (100 off 117 balls) in ODIs is his second vs India.
# Amla became the third South African after Jacques Kallis and Kock to post a hundred vs India at Kingsmead, Durban in ODIs. For the first time, two batsmen have registered hundreds for South Africa at Durban in the same innings.
# For the second time, both South African openers have registered hundreds in the same innings in an ODI - the first instance being Gary Kirsten (115) and Herschelle Gibbs (111) vs India at Kochi on March 9, 2000.
# Overall, 27 times, both openers have posted hundreds in the same innings in ODIs.
# David Miller's fourth duck in ODIs is his second vs India.
# Mohammed Shami (3/48) has produced his best bowling performance away from home in ODIs.
# Shikhar Dhawan has registered his second duck in ODIs - the first being vs Australia at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.
# Virat Kohli's ninth duck in ODIs is his first vs South Africa. All his nine ducks have been recorded by him while batting at number three.
# Ravindra Jadeja's tally of 52 wickets is bettered only by Saeed Ajmal (53) in ODIs this year.
# Lonwabo Tsotsobe (4/25) has produced his second best bowling figures vs India in ODIs, next only to the 4 for 22 at Johannesburg on 15.1.2011.
# Tsotsobe has captured four wickets in an innings seven times - third time vs India.
Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar