India lead series 3-0 © AFP
India lead series 3-0 © AFP

5 defeats for India at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth in 5 ODIs (4 against South Africa and 1 against Kenya, in 2001-02). This is by far their worst performance in any ground in the world. India have played 2 and lost both 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.

1.82 (20 wins, 11 defeats) South Africa’s win-loss ratio at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. While this is impressive, it is their joint-worst at any ground where they have played 20 ODIs — a reflection of their class. They also have a 20-win-11-defeat performance at Kingsmead, Durban. The top four on the list are Newlands, Cape Town (4.67, 28 wins, 6 defeats); New Wanderers, Johannesburg (3.13, 25, 8); Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (2, 14, 7); and SuperSport Park, Centurion (2, 24, 12).

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.

12 wickets is the record for joint-most by a spinner in a bilateral series in South Africa, held by both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. They are tied with, of all people, Keith Arthurton.

3 wickets needed by Kuldeep (34) 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.

46 runs needed by MS Dhoni (9,954) 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.

80 runs needed by Ajinkya Rahane (2,920) 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.

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).