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0 instance of India  not losing a bilateral series in South Africa. They had lost 2-5 in 1992-93, 0-4 in 2006-07, 2-3 in 2010-11, and 0-2 in 2014-15. In fact, even in multi-nation tournaments in South Africa, India had a 0-4 head-to-head against South Africa in 1996-97 and 1-3 in 2001-02. If they win the 3rd ODI, this will be their first drawn bilateral series in the country.

1 win for India against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town, venue of the 3rd ODI, in 3 attempts. India had lost here by 6 wickets in 1992-93 and by 106 runs in 2006-07 before clinching a 2-wicket thriller in 2010-11. In their only other match at Newlands, India had beaten Kenya in the 2003 World Cup.

0 instance of India winning 3 consecutive ODIs against South Africa on South African soil. They had won at Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2010-11 and emulated that in the ongoing series. They now have a chance to better that.

0.33 India’s win-loss ratio against South Africa in South Africa (7 wins, 21 defeats), their 2nd-worst against any country at their den with a 5-ODI cut-off. However, they have done a decent job against other countries there, winning 12 and losing 5.

98 runs needed by MS Dhoni  (9,902) to become the 4th Indian — after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid — and 12th overall to the 10,000-run mark. Of these, 174 runs have come for Asia XI.

1 batsman has reached the 10,000-run mark in ODIs while playing as designated wicketkeeper — Kumar Sangakkara (13,341), whose career aggregate is 14,234. Dhoni has scored all his runs as wicketkeeper.

99 runs needed by Ajinkya Rahane (2,901) to become the 20th Indian and 148th overall to the 3,000-run mark.

1 dismissal needed by MS Dhoni (294 catches, 105 stumpings) to become the 4th cricketer — after Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist, and Mark Boucher — to the 400-dismissal mark. Of these, 3 catches and 3 stumpings have come for Asia XI.

2 uncapped ODI player in the South African squad — Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen. Either one can become the 125th ODI player for South Africa.

1 catch needed by David Miller to reach the 50-catch mark. He will become the 12th South African and 110th overall non-wicketkeeper to the landmark.

1 catch needed by Virat Kohli (14) to reach the 3rd spot among non-wicketkeepers for most catches in India-South Africa ODIs. Kohli will go past Jonty Rhodes. The list is led by Graeme Smith (19), followed by Rahul Dravid (17).