MS Dhoni betters Azhar's record, becomes India's highest scoring ODI captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 65 runs in India's losing chase against South Africa at Wanderers on Thursday has earned him a place in the history books as India's highest scoring ODI captain.
Statistical highlights of the first One-dayer of the three-match series between India and South Africa.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with 5278 runs at an average of 58.64 in 152 matches is the leading run-getter as Indian captain, bettering Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 5239 (ave.39.39) in 174 ODIs.
- Among seven captains with 5,000 runs or more in ODIs, Dhoni is the only one to register an average of 50 or more.
- Mohammed Shami (3/68) has recorded his best bowling figures away from home in ODIs.
- Virat Kohli, with 1268 runs at an average of 55.13 in 32 matches, is the leading run-scorer in ODIs in 2013.
- AB de Villiers' match-winning 77 off 47 balls is his 36th fifty in ODIs -- his fifth against India.
- As captain, de Villiers is averaging 62.81 in ODIs -- his aggregate being 1696 in 38 matches.
- De Villiers became the first South African and the seventh batsman to amass 1000 runs or more in ODIs this year -- his tally being 1051 at an average of 50.04 in 25 games.
- De Villiers has completed 1,000 runs or more for the second time in a calendar year in ODIs -- the first occasion being 1209 runs at an average of 44.77 in 33 games in 2007.
- South Africa's well-deserved 141-run win is their third in four ODIs vs India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The victory is South Africa's second biggest in terms of runs over India in ODIs behind the 157-run win at Durban on November 22, 2006.
- South Africa (358/4) have posted their highest total against India in South Africa -- their second highest against India behind the 365 for two at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010.
- In South Africa's innings, 13 sixes were recorded -- a record against India in an ODI.
- Quinton de Kock has set a record for the highest individual innings by a South African player against India in ODIs, surpassing 134 not out off 124 balls by Graeme Smith at Eden Gardens on November 25, 2005.
- De Kock (135 off 121 balls) has posted his second century and his highest in ODIs, eclipsing the 112 off 135 balls vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on November 8, 2013.
- De Kock's knock is the highest by a South African batsman against India in South Africa in ODIs, eclipsing the 133 not out by Gary Kirsten at The Wanderers Stadium on October 5, 2001.
- De Kock has justifiably been adjudged the Man of the Match -- his first in ODIs.
- Since registering 113 by Hashim Amla and Loots Bosman vs India at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010, the partnership of 152 between Amla and de Kock is South Africa's first century stand for the first wicket in 68 ODIs.
- The 152-run stand is South Africa's highest for any wicket vs India at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. This partnership is South Africa's second highest for any wicket vs India in South Africa in ODIs behind the 173 for the first wicket by de Villiers and Graeme Smith at Centurion on December 3, 2006.
- South Africa have posted nine century partnerships against India in ODIs -- a record by them against any opponent, surpassing the eight by Pakistan.
- JP Duminy (59 not out off 29 balls) has recorded his fourth fifty vs India -- his 18th in ODIs. His magnificent strike rate of 203.44 is his highest in ODIs. (minimum 50).
- Duminy became the first South African batsman to register strike rate of 200-plus in an innings against India (minimum 50).
- Duminy and de Villiers have shared 105 off 46 balls. The partnership is South Africa's highest fourth-wicket stand against India at Johannesburg in ODIs. Their run-rate of 13.69 recorded is the highest for South Africa against a Test-playing side in ODIs (minimum qualification: 100) and the second next only to the 14.61 by Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis during their fourth-wicket partnership of 134 unbroken vs Netherlands at Basseterre on March 16, 2007.
- The run-rate is the seventh fastest by any pair in ODIs (minimum qualification: 100) and the fastest by any pair vs India.
- Four fifty-plus scores in the same innings have been registered for South Africa for the second time vs India in an ODI -- their tenth instance overall.
- 135 runs were conceded by India in their last 10 overs -- the most conceded by India since 2000 in ODIs.
- In South Africa's innings in the last six overs, India conceded 100 runs, which is the fifth occasion a team has conceded 100 runs or more in the last six overs since 2000.
- This is the ninth time in recent matches that Indian bowlers have conceded in excess of 350 runs.