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South Africa vs India: 15 Reasons to Watch the Centurion T20I

A ruthless India has only complacency to guard against while a deflated South Africa would be fighting another battle of survival when the two sides clash in the series-deciding second Twenty20 International, on Wednesday.

Cricketnext Staff |February 20, 2018, 6:20 PM IST
South Africa vs India: 15 Reasons to Watch the Centurion T20I

A ruthless India has only complacency to guard against while a deflated South Africa would be fighting another battle of survival when the two sides clash in the series-deciding second Twenty20 International, on Wednesday.

The Men in Blue won the first T20I at Johannesburg by 28 runs and a victory in the second match will see them wrap up another series win on this tour. Cricketnext takes a look at some of the importance numbers and few records that could be broken or new milestones that can be set in this match.

241/6: Highest first innings score at Centurion. It was scored by SA against England in 2009.

94: Highest individual score at his venue by Loots Bosman (SA) against ENG in 2009.

5/6: Best bowling figures at this venue by Umar Gul (BAN) vs SA in 2008.

129: Highest target chased at Johannesburg by AUS vs SA in 2009

18: No of runs Virat Kohli requires to complete 2000 T20I runs. He will be the 3rd player to reach 2000 runs. The top two players being: Martin Guptill (2188 runs) & Brendon McCullum (2140 runs)

1: No. of times a target has been chased down at Centurion in 6 matches. Australia are the only team to chase a target, they chased a target of 129 set by SA in 2009

50%: SA’s win rate at Centurion. South Africa have played 6 matches at Centurion out of which they have won thrice and lost thrice.

10: Jasprit Bumrah needs 10 more wickets to complete 50 wickets in T20Is. He will become only the 2nd Indian bowler and the 1st Indian pacer to pick up 50 wickets in this format. The leading wicket taker for India in the T20I format is Ravichandran Ashwin with 52 wickets.

2: MS Dhoni requires 2 more catches to complete 50 T20I catches. He will be the 2nd player to take 50 catches in T20Is. AB de Villiers has the most catches (65 catches)

54.00: Rohit Sharma’s average as a captain in T20Is in 3 innings. He has the highest batting average among captains of Test playing nations to have played a minimum of 3 matches as captain in T20Is.

133.53 vs 173.52: Suresh Raina’s career strike rate vs his strike rate against South Africa.

31.47 vs 81.00: Rohit Sharma’s career average vs his average in South Africa.

1: There has been only one 200+ score in 12 innings at Centurion. The only 200+ score was scored by South Africa when they scored 241/6 against England in 2009.

15.40 vs 38.71: JP Duminy’s average as a captain vs his average as a player.

154.90 vs 115.45: David Miller’s strike rate at home venues vs his away strike rate

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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