After the one-sided decider at Mumbai, the record of ODIs between India and South Africa stands as:
Total ODIs: 76: SA lead 45-28 with 3 no result
In India: 28: SA trail 13-15
In SA: 28: SA lead 21-5 with 2 NR
Neutral: 20: SA lead 11-8 with 1 NR
We now concentrate on the matches played in India including the just-concluded series.
Batting: All those who have scored 250 or more runs:
Tendulkar is far ahead although ABD shows signs of catching up in the next series.
Highest individual scores:
Here we have everyone who has scored centuries:
Tendulkar still leads with the first-ever ODI double century. RG Sharma and Kohli are next, while du Plessis just failed to cross GC Smith’s record of 134* for SA. You can see that ABD’s strike rate in his last century is by far the highest among these centuries, 195 while he also has the second and third highest strike rates with 172 and 142 respectively. He has the most centuries (5).
Looking at career averages and strike rates (for those who have batted in at least 10 innings):
Kallis and ABD have the highest averages. ABD inevitably has the highest strike rate followed by Dhoni.
Now for bowling:
Kumble has the most wickets followed closely by Donald and Steyn (who might not play too many more ODIs in India). Rabada may well rise rapidly on this table.
Best innings bowling:
Oddly enough the record performance occurred in the first series in 1991-92. M Morkel and Rabada recorded 4-wicket hauls in this series.
Now for bowling averages and other parameters, with a minimum of 500 balls bowled.
Kumble has the best bowling average and economy rate, while Steyn has the best strike rate (as well as the worst economy) in this table.
Boucher leads Dhoni, although Dhoni has the most stumpings. Azharuddin and Cronje have the most catches by non-keepers.
Dismissals in an innings:
Boucher has the most dismissals (5) followed by Dhoni and the lesser-known SS Dighe with 4. Azharuddin, Kohli and DA Miller have each taken 3 catches as non-keepers.
Dismissals per innings (for a minimum of 10 innings):
Boucher again leads Dhoni, while Azharuddin and Cronje have the best rate among non-keepers.
Even if we reduce the qualification to 5 innings and 250 runs, only Tendulkar makes the cut with the help of his little-used bowling.
For match bowling (minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets) we get:
Clearly Kallis has the best performance here followed by Klusener, while IK Pathan has the best for India.