Kohli sets up record India win with 34th ODI ton

Brief scores: India 303/6 (Virat Kohli 160*, Shikhar Dhawan 76; Jean-Paul Duminy 2 for 60) beat South Africa 179/10 (Jean-Paul Duminy 51; Kuldeep Yadav 4 for 23, Yuzvendra Chahal 4 for 46) by 124 runs

3rd ODI, statistical highlights

  • For the first time ever, India have recorded three ODI wins in a bilateral series against South Africa in South Africa, winning the third ODI by 124 runs.
  • Virat Kohli made his 34th ODI century, third against South Africa and second on South African soil, with his unbeaten 160 off 159 balls driving India to 303/6 after they had been 236/6 in the 43rd over. This hundred was Kohli’s 14th while batting first; 20 have come in run-chases. The Indian captain was awarded the man of the match for this knock.
  • Kohli now has the third-most ODI centuries as captain, with only AB de Villiers (13)
    and Ricky Ponting (22) ahead.
  • Shikhar Dhawan, playing his 99th One-Day International, made his 25th ODI half-century (a 63-ball 76), following up his unbeaten 51 in the last match.
  • MS Dhoni became the fourth wicketkeeper to affect 400 ODI dismissals, joining the club of Kumar Sangakkara (482), Adam Gilchrist (472) and Mark Boucher (424).
  • Kohli recorded his 36th ODI victory as captain in his 46th match (nine losses and one no result).
  • Rohit Sharma was dismissed for the 12th duck of his ODI career. India have now won six and lost five ODIs—while one match ended in a no-result—when he has been dismissed for a duck.
  • India have now won two ODIs, and lost two ODIs, in four matches at the Newlands in Cape Town, against South Africa.
  • Kuldeep Yadav recorded his best ODI bowling figures, 4 for 23.


  1. The pithy statistical highlights are revealing in nature as well as educative about the cricket game for the general public. Virat Kohli’s performance amply demonstrates his consummate skills and makes up for lacunae by other players and take India on the path of decisive win.

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