Champions Trophy 2017: What statistics say about India’s win over South Africa
The Proteas lived up to their ‘Perennial Chokers’ tag in a virtual quarter-final clash that turned out to be a thoroughly one-sided encounter in the Champions Trophy 2017
London: Indian captain Virat Kohli has called the eight-wicket demolition of South Africa their “best game so far” in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Defending champions India qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament with as many as 12 overs to spare at the Oval.
Sent into bat by Kohli, South Africa were bowled out for 191 in 44.3 overs. In reply, India chased down the target with 12 overs to spare, reaching 193 for two in 38 overs, to set up a last-four clash with Bangladesh. While the bowlers fired as a unit, which was backed up by impressive fielding, Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Kohli (76 not out) led the batting show.
Here are the statistical highlights of the Group B Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa:
■ India’s eight-wicket win is their biggest in terms of wickets over South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy.
■ India have won six matches by eight-wicket margins in the ICC Champions Trophy.
■ India enjoy superb record vs South Africa, winning all four ICC CT fixtures between 13 October 2000 and 11 June 2017. Their wins’ tally is the highest against any opponent in the ICC CT.
■ South Africa (191) have registered their lowest completed innings total vs India in the ICC Champions Trophy, outstripping the 200 at Nairobi (Gymkhana) on 13 October 2000.
■ Shikhar Dhawan has managed 634 runs at an average of 90.57, including three hundreds and three fifties. Both his strike rate of 100.00 and the average are the highest in the ICC CT (minimum 500 runs).
■ Shikhar Dhawan has aggregated 789 at an average of 78.90 in in twelve innings, including three centuries and four fifties – the highest by an Indian batsman in ODIs in England (minimum 500 runs). Virat Kohli has the next best batting average in England – 581 runs in 17 innings at an average of 48.41, including a hundred and four fifties.
■ In just 16 innings, Shikhar Dhawan has set a record for quickest to 1,000 runs in the ICC organised 50-over matches (World Cup/ICC CT) – his tally being 1046 at an average of 69.73, including five hundreds and four fifties.
■ Jasprit Bumrah has got his first Man of the Match for his brilliant economical bowling figures (2/28) – his best in the ICC CT.
■ Quinton de Kock (53 off 72 balls) has posted his first fifty vs India in ODIs. He has scored five hundreds against them – 135 at Johannesburg on 5 December 2013, 106 at Durban on 8 December 2013 and 101 at Centurion on 11 December 2013 (in successive innings), 103 at Rajkot on 18 October 2015 and 109 at Mumbai on 25 October 2015.
■ Quinton de Kock has amassed 720 runs in ten innings, including five hundreds and a fifty, at an average of 72.00 – the highest among the batsmen with atleast 500 runs vs India in ODIs – the next best being 71.00 by Australia’s George Bailey - 710 runs in 12 innings, twice not out.
■ Abraham de Villiers has made just 20 runs in three innings at an average of 6.66 in the ICC CT 2017 – his worst ever average in any series/tournament when he has played at least three innings. His previous worst performance was against England in South Africa in 2004-05, aggregating 47 in four innings at an average of 11.75.
■ Ravindra Jadeja, with Quinton de Kock’s wicket, has equalled an Indian record for most wickets (15 at 19.20 runs apiece in eight matches) in the ICC Champions Trophy. Zaheer Khan had claimed 15 in nine matches at 24.53 runs apiece.
■ Six batsmen have been run-out by India - the most by a team in the ICC CT 2017.
■ Virat Kohli is averaging 85.60 in ten innings in the ICC CT – his tally being 428 (five times not out), including four fifties. Among the players with atleast ten innings, his average is the highest in the ICC CT.
■ Dhawan and Kohli were involved in a stand of 128 – India’s second highest for the second wicket vs South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy behind the 145 between Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly at Nairobi (Gym) on 13 October 2000.
■ Dhawan and Kohli have been involved in five century stands for the second wicket in ODIs. Only Dravid and Ganguly have recorded more such partnerships (8) for the second wicket.
■ Kohli is averaging 257.00 (257 runs in five innings, four times not out) in successful chases in the ICC CT. His tally includes three fifties – 79 not out vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 30 September 2009; 58 not out vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff on June 20, 2013 and 76 not out vs South Africa at The Oval on 11 June 2017.