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

1 instance of a side winning 5 ODIs against South Africa in a series before — Australia (5-1 in 2001-02). India have a chance of emulating that. South Africa have also lost 1-5 in New Zealand in 2003-04 and 0-5 in Sri Lanka in 2004.

1.5 win-loss ratio for India against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion, venue of the 6th ODI, their best on any ground in South Africa. They had also won the 2nd ODI of the current series here. Against other teams on the same venue, India have won 2 matches and lost 3.

2 (24 wins, 12 defeats) South Africa’s win-loss ratio at SuperSport Park, their 3rd-worst at any home ground. They also have 2 at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (14 wins, 7 defeats). The ratio at Kingsmead, Durban is 1.82 (20 wins, 11 defeats), while at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth it reads 1.67 (20 wins, 12 defeats). That tells a story or two about South Africa’s terrific record at home.

3 wickets needed by Kuldeep Yadav (16) to become the highest wicket-taker in a bilateral series in ODI history. The list is headed by Javagal Srinath and Amit Mishra (18 each), followed by Patrick Patterson and Craig Mathews (17 each). Kuldeep is tied with Rashid Khan. Srinath, Mishra, and Kuldeep are from India; Patterson got his haul against India (in India); and Rashid, in India.

33 runs needed by MS Dhoni (9,967) 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.

72 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.

3 dismissals needed by MS Dhoni (293 catches, 104 stumpings) to reach the 400-dismissal landmark for India. He also has 3 catches and 3 stumpings have come for Asia XI.

51 runs needed by AB de Villiers (1,327) to go past Gary Kirsten and become the 3rd-highest run-getter in India-South Africa ODIs. The top two spots are held by Sachin Tendulkar (2,001) and Jacques Kallis (1,535). Virat Kohli (1,140) is 7th.

3 catches needed by Kohli (17) to go past Graeme Smith’s record of 19 in India-South Africa ODIs, the joint 2nd-most in history among non-wicketkeepers. Kohli is currently joint-2nd, level with Rahul Dravid.

3 catches needed by Hardik Pandya (5) to go past Smith’s record of 7 (in 2006-07) in an India-South Africa ODIs series. Pandya already holds the Indian record, though Kohli has 4 in this series. Brian McMillan (1992-93) and David Miller (2015-16) have taken 6 each.

4 dismissals needed by Dhoni (29 catches, 10 stumpings) to go past Mark Boucher’s record of 42 (40 catches, 2 stumpings) in India-South Africa ODI.