India's emphatic run in ODIs against SA

The victorious Indian team after defeating South Africa in the ODI series.   -  AP

9: The number of successive bilateral series victories for India in ODIs after its emphatic 5-1 win over South Africa at Centurion in the final ODI. Only the West Indies side in the 1980s has won more — 15 from 1980 to 1987/88. The table below has all the details.

Most consecutive bilateral ODI series victories by a side

Series

Team

From

To

Home

Away

15

WI

1980

1987/88

6

9

9

Ind

2016

2017/18

5

4

8

Aus

2009

2010

2

6

7

Pak

2010/11

2011/12

0

7

7

SA

2015

2016/17

5

2

6

Eng

2009/10

2010

3

3

6

Ban

2014/15

2016/17

6

0

6

Ind

2006/07

2007

2

3

6

Ind

2007/08

2009

2

4


100: The number of catches claimed by Virat Kohli in ODI cricket. He became the sixth Indian fielder to reach this landmark. By doing so in his 208th match, Kohli has reached this landmark in fewest ODI games than any other Indian fielder. The other Indians to do so are listed in the table below.

100+ catches by Indian fielders in ODIs

Total ODI cts

Fielder

Total ODI mts

100th catch (match#)

Against

Venue

Date

156

Md. Azharuddin

334

231

SA

MumbaiWS

6 Nov 1996

140

S. Tendulkar

463

333

Pak

Lahore

24 Mar 2004

124

R. Dravid

344

287

Pak

Abu Dhabi

19 Apr 2006

100

S. Ganguly

311

292

Ire

Belfast

23 Jun 2007

100

S. Raina

223

223

SA

MumbaiWS

25 Oct 2015

100

V. Kohli

208

208

SA

Centurion

16 Feb 2018

Note: Ganguly has held 99 catches for India and one for Asia XI

39: The number of List A centuries scored by Virat Kohli, of which 35 have come in ODI games for India. Now only three other batsmen have scored more in List A cricket history. The table below has the details.

100s

Batsman

Mts

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

50s

inns/100

60

S. Tendulkar

551

538

55

21999

200*

45.54

114

8.97

44

G. Gooch

613

601

48

22211

198*

40.16

139

13.66

40

G. Hick

651

630

96

22059

172*

41.30

139

15.75

39

K. Sangakkara

528

500

54

19453

169

43.61

120

12.82

39

V. Kohli

242

233

38

11030

183

56.56

54

5.97

 

558: The number of runs made by Virat Kohli in the recent ODI series against South Africa — now the most by any batsman and obviously by a captain in a single bilateral series in ODI cricket history. The tables below list the most runs by a batsman and by a captain in an ODI bilateral series.

Most ODI runs in a bilateral series

Batsman

For

Series against

Mts

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

S/R

100

50

V. Kohli

Ind

SA 2017/18+

6

6

3

558

160*

186.00

99.46

3

1

R. Sharma

Ind

Aus 2013/14

6

6

2

491

209

122.75

108.62

2

1

G. Bailey

Aus

Ind 2013/14+

6

6

1

478

156

95.60

116.01

1

3

H. Masakadza

Zim

Ken 2009/10

5

5

1

467

178*

116.75

97.29

2

1

C. Gayle

WI

Ind 2002/03+

7

7

0

455

140

65.00

94.98

3

1

+ away from home

Most ODI runs by a captain in a bilateral series

Batsman

For

Series against

Mts

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

100

50

V. Kohli

Ind

SA 2017/18+

6

6

3

558

160*

186.00

99.46

3

1

G. Bailey

Aus

Ind 2013/14+

6

6

1

478

156

95.60

116.01

1

3

A. B. de Villiers

SA

Pak 2012/13

5

5

1

367

128

91.75

92.91

1

3

A. B. de Villiers

SA

Ind 2015/16+

5

5

1

358

119

89.50

134.58

3

0

K. Williamson

NZ

Pak 2014/15+

5

5

1

346

123

86.50

89.63

1

2

+ away from home

17: The number of wickets claimed by Kuldeep Yadav in the recent series against South Africa. It is now the most by a left-arm bowler in any bilateral ODI series. Both Kuldeep and his spin-mate Yuzvendra Chahal, have accounted for 33 South African wickets in the series, and this feat finds a place in the table below that is dominated by Indian bowlers.

Most ODI wickets in a bilateral series

Bowler

For

Series against

Mts

Balls

Runs

Wkts

Best

Ave

R/o

5w

J. Srinath

Ind

NZ 2002/03+

7

398

201

18

4/23

11.16

3.03

0

A. Mishra

Ind

Zim 2013+

5

285

209

18

6/48

11.61

4.40

1

P. Patterson

WI

Ind 1987/88+

6

310

197

17

6/29

11.58

3.81

1

C. Matthews

SA

Aus 1993/94

7

379

238

17

4/10

14.00

3.76

0

Kuldeep Yadav

Ind

SA 2017/18+

6

306

236

17

4/23

13.88

4.62

0

Rashid Khan

Afg

Ire 2016/17+

5

285

214

16

6/43

13.37

4.50

1

Y. Chahal

Ind

SA 2017/18+

6

313

262

16

5/22

16.37

5.02

1

 

This week in 2000

On March 6: Mohammad Azharuddin, playing in his 99th Test match, scored a hundred (102) against South Africa in Bangalore, which incidentally was the last Test match of his career. Interestingly, Azharuddin began his Test career 15 years earlier, with centuries in his first three Test matches!

 

Queries Corner

In the recent Test match in Chittagong, I find three Bangladeshi bowlers have conceded over 150 runs in Sri Lanka’s innings. Has this happened for the first time?

— Rajesh Kamath, Chennai

This has now occurred for the sixth time in Test cricket. The first time was at the Oval in 1938 and the last occasion this occurred, before the Chittagong Test, was in Birmingham in 2011 when three Indian bowlers conceded over 150 runs. For the record, Indian bowlers have conceded twice (in 1997 and 2011), while Australian, English, New Zealand and Bangladeshi bowlers are the other holders of this dubious record.

Is Sri Lanka’s total of 713/9d in Chittagong, the highest without an individual Test double century?

Akshay Singh, Jaipur

Totals of 700+ have been made on 23 occasions in Tests. This is the first occasion in Tests that the innings did not contain a single 200+ score. The previous record was 692/8d by West Indies against England at The Oval in 1995. In this innings Brian Lara’s 179 was the highest.

India’s Prithvi Shaw has five first-class centuries to his credit. Is this the most by a player while appearing in a U-19 WC?

B. K. Harinath, Mysuru

The record is held by two players — Prithvi Shaw and Baheer Shah of Afghanistan, who too appeared in the latest edition of the U-19 WC in New Zealand. They both have five first-class centuries to their credit. Incidentally, Baheer Shah, has a triple century, a double century (on debut) and centuries in each innings of a match so far, in his short first-class career.

Last month, in the Dunedin ODI, Pakistan’s Rumman Raees batting at #11 top-scored in Pakistan’s innings. How often has this occurred in ODIs?

Srihari Rao, Visakhapatnam

Rumman Raees (16) has now become the fourth #11 batsman to top-score in an ODI innings. Another Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar’s 43 against England in Cape Town in the 2003 World Cup is the highest. Others to do this are Kenyan Peter Ongondo (36 in 2001) and New Zealand’s Shane Bond (26 in 2002).

Note: All figures above are updated as on February 17, 2018.

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