India v South Africa in numbers

We look at the key statistics behind Team India’s crucial Champions Trophy encounter against the Proteas.

Virat Kohli (India) has posted 50+ in two of his last three ODI innings against South Africa; recording knocks of 138 and 77 in that time.   -  AP

India’s loss against Sri Lanka has thrown Group B of the Champions Trophy tantalisingly wide open, and turned Sunday’s game against South Africa at the Oval into a do-or-die match.

Here are some statistics you should know ahead of the match:

India has taken on South Africa three times previously in the Champions Trophy; winning all those encounters (2000, 2002 and 2013).

The last seven completed matches between these sides have seen the winner alternate; the Proteas claiming victory last time out (Mumbai, October 2015).

The Proteas come into this match having lost five of their last nine ODIs (W4); winning 12 matches in succession immediately before this run however.

The Proteas come into this match having lost five of their last nine ODIs (W4); winning 12 matches in succession immediately before this run however.

India has only progressed from the group stage once across its last four appearances in the Champions Trophy; it did go on to win it on that occasion though (2013).

Whichever side goes wins this game, will qualify for the semi-final stage.

India has only progressed from the group stage once across its last four appearances in the Champions Trophy; it did go on to win it on that occasion though (2013).

South Africa has alternated between going out in the group stages and semi-finals across its last five appearances in the Champions Trophy; it progressed to the final four in 2013.

Virat Kohli (India) has posted 50+ in two of his last three ODI innings against South Africa; recording knocks of 138 and 77 in that time.

Morne Morkel (currently 177) needs two more scalps to go 6th in the all-time list of South Africa ODI wicket-takers (leapfrogging Dale Steyn).

AB de Villiers (South Africa) has scored 1279 runs against India in this format of the game; at an average of 53.3.

If South Africa loses this match, it’ll be the 200th time the side will have tasted defeat; nine sides have already reached the milestone in ODI cricket.

 

 

(With inputs from Opta)

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