India have taken a 3-0 lead in the series    AFP
India have taken a 3-0 lead in the series AFP

0 instance of India winning a bilateral series in South Africa. In fact, they have never even tied a series, having lost four of them. India started the tour with a win-loss ratio of 0.24 (5 wins, 21 defeats). They have taken it to 0.38, but South Africa hold the upper hand by a substantial margin.

0.75 (3 wins, 4 defeats) India s win-loss ratio at New Wanderers, Johannesburg, venue of the 4th ODI. In the 4 matches against South Africa here they have won 1 and lost 3, their only victory coming by 1 run. One of India s defeats at the ground was against Australia in the 2003 World Cup final.

3 (24 wins, 8 defeats) South Africa s win-loss ratio at New Wanderers, Johannesburg, their 2nd-best anywhere with a 20-ODI cut-off. With 3 wins and 1 defeat, they have maintained that ratio against India.

1 ODI for Shikhar Dhawan to become the 34th Indian cricketer to have played 100 ODIs

12 wickets is the record for most wickets by a spinner in a bilateral series in South Africa, held by of all people Keith Arthurton. Yuzvendra Chahal (11) and Kuldeep Yadav (10) are very likely to go past him.

5 wickets needed by Kuldeep (32) to go past Michael Bevan and become the 2nd-highest ODI wicket-taker among Chinaman bowlers. Brad Hogg (156) is way ahead of the others.

88 runs needed by MS Dhoni (9,912) 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.

88 runs needed by Ajinkya Rahane (2,912) to become the 20th Indian and 148th overall to the 3,000-run mark.

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.

5 dismissals needed by MS Dhoni (292 catches, 103 stumpings) to become the 1st Indian to the 400-dismissal. Dhoni also has 3 catches and 3 stumpings have come for Asia XI.

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.

2 catches needed by Virat Kohli (16) to reach the 2nd spot among non-wicketkeepers for most catches in India-South Africa ODIs. The list is led by Graeme Smith (19), followed by Rahul Dravid (17).