South Africa (above) posted a mammoth total of 438 for the loss of four wickets, which was the highest ever ODI total in India, scored by any team © Getty Images (File Photo)
South Africa (above) posted a mammoth total of 438 for the loss of four wickets, which was the highest ever ODI total in India, scored by any team © Getty Images (File Photo)

African cricketing giants South Africa posted their highest in India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. South Africa posted a mammoth total of 438 for the loss of four wickets, which was the highest ever ODI total in India, scored by any team. It was due to the courtesy of three blistering centuries from Quinton de Kock (104), Faf du Plessis (133) and AB de Villiers (119) that made the score possible. It was also their third highest total till date. They are just preceded by Sri Lanka, who have the highest ODI total of 443. LIVE SCORECARD: India vs South Africa 2015, 5th ODI at Mumbai

Team Total Overs RPO Result Opponent Venue Date
Sri Lanka 443/9 50 8.86 won Netherlands Amstelveen 4-Jul-06
South Africa 439/2 50 8.78 won West Indies Johannesburg 18-Jan-15
South Africa 438/9 49.5 8.78 won Australia Johannesburg 12-Mar-06
South Africa 438/4 50 8.76 - India Mumbai 25-Oct-15
Australia 434/4 50 8.68 lost South Africa Johannesburg 12-Mar-06

Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, and AB de Villiers absolutely massacred the hapless Indian bowlers as South Africa scored 438 for 4 in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) in Mumbai. No Indian bowler went for under six runs per over, while Mohit Sharma went for as many as 12 an over and Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 106 in his 10 overs as South Africa amassed the highest score ever on Indian soil. On a day when quite a few records were broken, Hashim Amla got the Proteas off to a flying start; his 13-ball 23 had five boundaries. Amla also became the fastest cricketer — in terms of innings taken — to get to 6,000 ODI runs. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: India vs South Africa 2015, 5th ODI at Mumbai