#MatchInNumbers: India thrash South Africa to clinch series 5-1Last updated on Feb 16, 2018, 11:05 pm
India are flying high as they defeated South Africa by 8 wickets in 6th ODI at Centurion to clinch the series 5-1.
After a fantastic performance from Indian bowlers, who wrapped up the South Africans for just 204 runs, the Indian skipper made a mockery out of the target chasing it down in just 32.1 overs
Here are the records broken in this fixture.
Another fastest for the Indian skipper
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli became the fastest man to reach 17,000 runs in international cricket.
The right-handed batsman needed just 363 innings to reach the milestone.
Kohli eclipsed Hashim Amla's record, who needed 381 innings to reach the landmark.
Interestingly, Amla needed 363 innings to complete 16,000 runs.
Virat Kohli also became the 6th Indian to complete 100 ODI catches.
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Kuldeep has been South Africa's tormentor
Kuldeep has equalled the record for the most number of wickets in an ODI bilateral series in South Africa.
The young wrist spinner has claimed 17 wickets in 6 matches and is on par with Craig Matthews, who claimed the same number in 7 matches.
Chahal finished the series with 16 wickets to his name.
No other bowler claimed more than 13 wickets.
India's bowling attack has been vicious
India are the first ones to bowl out South Africa, four times in an ODI series. The men in blue bowled out the Proteas for 118/10 in 2nd ODI, 179/10 in 3rd ODI, 201/10 in 5th ODI and 204/10 in 6th ODI.
Kuldeep & Chahal are India's future
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are now the third and fourth on the all-time list of most wickets in a bilateral series for India.
Former India pacer, Javagal Srinath tops the list with 18 wickets he claimed against New Zealand in 2003.
Amit Mishra also picked up 18 wickets against Zimbabwe in 2013.
Kuldeep has 17 while Chahal has 16 in this series.
MS Dhoni's record breaking series
This tour of South Africa has been record-breaking for MS Dhoni.
The Indian wicket-keeper reached 400 dismissals as wicket-keeper in ODI cricket in the 3rd ODI.
In the 5th ODI, he completed 500 dismissals as wicket-keeper in List A cricket.
In the 6th ODI, Dhoni reached the 600 catch milestone as wicket-keeper in international cricket.
Shardul Thakur makes a case for starting spot
Shardul Thakur is the first Indian pacer to claim a 4 wicket haul in this series.
So far, the spinners have taken six 3 wicket hauls.
Shardul Thakur's 4/52 is also the 3rd best performance by an Indian pacer on South African soil in ODI cricket.
Munaf Patel's 4/29 in 2011 tops the chart, followed by Ishant Sharma's 4/40 in 2013.
AB de Villiers hasn't been at his best
For the first time since 2008, AB de Villiers has failed to register a half-century in a bilateral ODI series, where he has played 3 or more matches.
In this series, ABD missed the first 3 games due to injury and his return has not been great as he has struggled with the bat mustering scores of just 26, 6 and 30.
Kohli scores 35th ODI ton
Virat Kohli is unstoppable right now. The right-handed batsman scored his 35th ODI ton off just 82 balls.
This is Kohli's third ton in this series. Before this series, he had never scored a ODI ton on South African soil.
The Indian skipper is also the first cricketer to score 500 plus runs in a bilateral ODI series.