Kuldeep Yadav (Image courtesy: AFP)
Kuldeep Yadav (Image courtesy: AFP)

1 series triumph for India in a bilateral series in South Africa. They had lost in 1992-93, 2006-07, 2010-11, and 2013-14, and were outplayed by South Africa in the triangular tournaments of 1996-97 and 2001-02. India started the tour with a win-loss ratio of 0.24 against South Africa in South Africa (5 wins, 21 defeats). They have taken it to 0.41, but South Africa still hold the upper hand by a substantial margin.

1 Test-playing nation in which India have not won a bilateral series now — Australia. Other than the other nine countries, India have bilateral series in Canada, Ireland, and Scotland, and multi-nation tournaments in Australia and UAE.

1 win for India at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth in 6 ODIs. They now have 100%-defeat performances only at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi; Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala; Manuka Oval, Canberra; Saurashtra CA Stadium, Rajkot; and Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar, where they have lost 2 matches each.

16 wickets for Kuldeep Yadav in the ongoing series, the most by any spinner in a series or tournament on South African soil, bilateral or otherwise. Yuzvendra Chahal holds the joint-2nd spot with 14: he is tied with Muttiah Muralitharan, who got his 14 wickets in the 1997-98 Standard Bank ODI series. They also surpassed the previous record of 12 in a bilateral series, held by Keith Arthurton.

0 bowlers have taken more wickets than Kuldeep (16) in an India-South Africa bilateral series. Chahal (14) comes second. Both of them went past Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who had taken 13 in 2010-11. The Indian record of 11 was previously held by Munaf Patel, also in 2010-11.

38 wickets for Kuldeep in ODIs, the 2nd-most among Chinaman bowlers. Kuldeep went past Michael Bevan (36). However, Brad Hogg (156) is way ahead of Kuldeep.

20.08 Rohit Sharma’s ODI batting average in South Africa. The 115 at Port Elizabeth was his highest score in the country by far: his previous highest was a mere 23. He averaged 11.45 till yesterday.

4/51 for Lungi Ngidi, his best bowling figures. This was his 3rd ODI. He had taken 2/52 in his second, at Johannesburg.

17 catches for Virat Kohli in India-South Africa ODIs, the joint 2nd-most in history among non-wicketkeepers. Kohli has drawn level with Rahul Dravid and is behind only Graeme Smith (19).

5 catches for Hardik Pandya in the ongoing series, the most by an Indian non-wicketkeeper in an India-South Africa bilateral series. Several Indian fielders have taken 4, including Kohli in the ongoing series. Mohammad Azharuddin had taken 5 in the 1996 Titan Cup only in the South Africa matches.