IND v SA, 4th ODI stats: Dhawan nears landmark; glory beckons India, Kohli

All the key statistics ahead of the fourth one-day international between India and South Africa.

Shikhar Dhawan has been a fantastic opener for India and he is on the threshold of a major landmark.   -  Getty Images

India returns to the venue where it has tasted much of its Test success in South Africa, the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Virat Kohli's team holds a 0-3 series lead and has three bites at securing its maiden ODI series win on South African soil.

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Shikhar Dhawan is about to reach a prestigious landmark, South Africa fights to retain its victorious record against India, all these and much more in Sportstar's statistical preview of the fourth one-dayer. 

A first for India and South Africa

Should India win on Saturday, or in any of the three ODIs remaining, it will record its first-ever ODI bilateral series win in the rainbow nation, something none of the Mohammad Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid or the M. S. Dhoni-led sides managed.

For Virat Kohli, a series win here will be a significant achievement in his relatively nascent ODI captaincy tenure, having taken the mantle only in January 2017.

South Africa hasn't lost an ODI series on home soil since 2013, when it was beaten by Pakistan 1-2 in a three-match series.

More success in 'Pink' for AB de Villiers?

de Villiers seems likely to return to the South African line-up for the fourth ODI after recovering from a right index finger injury.

His team desperately needs him, having struggled against the Yuzvendra Chahal-Kuldeep Yadav spin duo, and he also boasts a mind-boggling record in the Pink ODIs.

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In five Pink ODIs, the former South African captain averages 112.50 with the bat, with one century and two half-centuries. (Three years ago, he recorded the fastest-ever ODI century by reaching three figures in just 31 balls against the West Indies, going on to make 149 runs off 44 balls.)

Shikhar Dhawan brings up 100

The Indian opener will become just the fourth player in the current squad to play 100 one-day internationals, after Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

He made his ODI debut back in 2010 but began to make a mark in the 2013 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, when he also forged a successful opening partnership with Rohit.

In 99 ODIs, Dhawan has made 4200 runs at a batting average of nearly 46, with 12 centuries and 25 half-centuries.

Another happy hunting ground for SA

The home team boasts a win percentage of 75 in ODIs played at the Wanderers, where it has played 32 matches.

India has won only one of its four ODIs here, with that solitary win coming in 2011, when a paltry 190 was successfully defended against South Africa.

Overall head to head

The head to head between India and South Africa in South Africa stands at 21-8 in favour of the home team, with two other matches producing no result.

The overall head to head is also in the Proteas' favour by 45-32 in 80 ODI matches.

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