• SA vs India: Stats you need to know

    Seven interesting statistics-based facts about South Africa and India’s ODI record, ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup clash at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

    46 plays 34

    • South Africa and India have contested 83 ODIs. The former have won 46 and the latter 34, with three no-results. The Proteas, however, have been victorious in just three of the last 10. Their last meeting on neutral territory was during the 2017 Champions Trophy at The Oval in London, where India triumphed comfortably.

    Amla vs India

    • Among the current squad, batsman Hashim Amla is South Africa’s leading ODI run-scorer against India. Almost 1000 of his near 8000 ODI runs have come against the Indians at an average of under 39 – nearly 10 runs fewer than a career aggregate of over 49.

    Miller and Duminy’s ducks

    • Batsman David Miller has weathered four ducks in 18 ODI innings against Indians. This quartet of zeros has contributed to a lowly ODI average of under 21 against the Indians. Fellow left-hander JP Duminy has suffered three ducks in two dozen ODI innings against India, but has countered this with five half-centuries.

    De Kock’s trinity of tons

    • Opening batsman Quinton de Kock struck three consecutive ODI centuries against India in 2013. The year was De Kock’s first in ODI cricket – and witnessed 135, 106 and 101 in Johannesburg, Durban and Centurion respectively. Seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, and spinner Ravindra Jadeja were part of India’s bowling attack at the time – and are in the squad for the ongoing World Cup.

    Southampton specific

    • South Africa and India have played three ODIs each in Southampton, winning two and one respectively. India have not played an ODI at this venue since 2011, while the Proteas were here just two years ago, when De Kock’s 98 and Miller’s 71 not out were not enough to prevent a tight defeat to England.

    Markram’s home from home

    • Batsman and part-time spinner Aiden Markram gathered a fine stretch of form at Wednesday’s venue during a stint with Hampshire earlier this year. Markram struck 88, 29 and 130 in limited-overs competition here – and delivered a telling three-wicket haul in victory over Hampshire.

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