Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

184dSidharth Monga in Port Elizabeth

Imperfect Pandya, impactful Pandya

This hasn't been the most consistent of tours for the allrounder, but, as he showed once again in Port Elizabeth, he has kept finding ways to make match-turning contributions

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Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off

The South Africa quick lost 15% of his match fee over the incident, and gained one demerit point, taking his overall tally to five; eight points within a specified period mean a weighty suspension

185dSidharth Monga in Port Elizabeth

Rohit turns around misfortune with runs

"I get out in three matches and you start saying I am out of form. If somebody doesn't have three good matches, you say he is in bad form," Rohit Sharma said after his match-winning innings

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South Africa's worst home-series defeat

And there's no doubt who was the biggest cause of the hosts' woes: the visiting wristspinners, who claimed the biggest tally by India slow bowlers in a bilateral series ever

186dSidharth Monga in Port Elizabeth

The secret behind India's success against Amla

Many legendary fast bowlers have delivered many hundred balls at Amla in international cricket, but no one has ever nailed him lbw more than two times. Bumrah has done it thrice, in one tour

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Something rare

3

No. of home bilateral series of 5 or more matches lost by South Africa, including this. The first two were both against Australia in 1996-97 and 2001-02. This is India's first series win in South Africa.

Lost the way

10/3

Runs scored and wickets lost by India in the four overs from 42nd to 45th. Lungi Ngidi sent back Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer in that phase. India could add only 34 more runs in the final 5 overs.

Second-wicket high

132.50

Average 2nd-wicket partnership for India in this series, their second-highest in any ODI series or tournament of 5 or more matches. In this series they have had 3 century stands for 2nd wkt in 5 matches.

Dhawan & Kohli

2

No. of India players to score 300-plus runs in a bilateral series against South Africa. Both have been in this series - Kohli & Dhawan. Previous highest: 285 by Ganguly in 1999-00.

Win toss, bowl first

4-0

Win-loss record for chasing sides in last 4 ODIs in Port Elizabeth since 2015. However, in the two day/night matches in last 10 years at the venue, both being in 2015, the teams failed to chase down the target.