Virat Kohli © IANS
Virat Kohli © IANS

0 instance of India not losing a bilateral series in South Africa before this. India had lost 2-5 in 1992-93, 0-4 in 2006-07, 2-3 in 2010-11, and 0-2 in 2014-15. In other words, this will be the first time India will at least share a bilateral ODI series on South African soil. In multi-nation tournaments in South Africa, India have a 1-7 head-to-head against South Africa.

0 instance of India winning 3 consecutive ODIs against South Africa on South African soil before this. They had won at Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2010-11 earlier.

0 instance of South Africa losing their first 3 ODIs of a home series before this. However, in 2001-02, Australia had a run of 2 wins, 1 tie, and 3 more wins followed by a solitary defeat.

0.38 India’s win-loss ratio against South Africa in South Africa (8 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.

160* highest score by an Indian on South African soil, achieved by Virat Kohli yesterday.Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar’s 152 (against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup). The previous highest for an Indian against South Africa in South Africa was Sourav Ganguly’s 127.

1 bigger score by any captain, home or touring, in South Africa, than Kohli’s 160*. Ricky Ponting had slammed 164 against South Africa in the historic Johannesburg ODI of 2005-06. AB de Villiers holds the record for South African captains: he had scored 149 against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2014-15.

12 ODI hundreds for Kohli as captain, the 3rd-most in history. Only Ponting (22) and de Villiers (13) have more.

5 batsmen have previously scored a hundred runs in an ODI innings without the help of a boundary before Kohli, whose 160 included 12 fours and 2 sixes (exactly 60). None of them was an Indian. The world record (112) is held by Gary Kirsten, whose 188* in the 1996 World Cup included 13 fours and 4 sixes (76).

124 runs were South Africa’s margin of defeat in the Cape Town ODI, their 4th-worst at home while chasing. The worst, 182 runs,was at Port Elizabeth in 2002-03, where Pakistan had piled up 335 for 6 before bowling out South Africa for 153.

36 runs were South Africa’s previous-worst margin of defeat at Cape Town while chasing. This is now their worst by a substantial margin.

2 men have held more catches than Kohli’s 16 in India-South Africa ODIs. Kohliis behind only Graeme Smith (19) and Rahul Dravid (17).

401 dismissals by MS Dhoni (295 catches, 106 stumpings).Dhoni became the 4th cricketer — after Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist, and Mark Boucher —to the 400-dismissal mark in ODIs. Of these, 3 catches and 3 stumpings have come for Asia XI.

126 men have now played ODIs for South Africa. Lungi Ngidi and Heinrich Klaasen were the latest.