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Statistical highlights: India-SA, 2nd ODI

January 16, 2011 11:34 IST

Statistical highlights of the second One-Day International between Indian and South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.

# Yuvraj Singh posted his fourth fifty against South Africa -- his 45th in ODIs.

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# Yuvraj's magnificent 53 off 68 balls is his first half-century against South Africa in South Africa.

# Yuvraj averages 49.85 for a winning cause -- 5235 in 150 matches at a strike rate of 94.42, including nine centuries and 34 fifties.

# India's thrilling one-run win was their first against South Africa at the New Wanderers stadium.

# India had lost both the previous games at this venue to South Africa by six wickets' margin -- on December 13, 1992 and October 5, 2001.

# India (190) registered their second best total against South Africa at Johannesburg, next only to the 279 for five on October 5, 2001.

# Sachin Tendulkar equalled Sanath Jayasuriya's feat of appearing in 444 ODIs.

# Dhoni and Yuvraj put on 83 for the fourth wicket -- India's highest against South Africa at Johannesburg, surpassing the 46 between Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin on December 13, 1992.

# South Africa (189) posted their second lowest total at Johannesburg when they have lost all ten wickets -- the lowest being 149 against England on February 13, 2000.

# India's one-run exciting win is their second against South Africa by such a margin. India had registered a win by a similar margin at Jaipur on February 21 last year.

# India have scored four victories by one run – twice against South Africa and once each against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

# India's abovementioned victory is their fourth against South Africa in South Africa -- two at Centurion and one each at East London and Johannesburg.

# Munaf Patel (4/29) posted career-best bowling figures, bettering the 4 for 49 against Sri Lanka at Rajkot on February 11, 2007.

# Patel, for a winning cause, has captured 33 wickets in 28 games at an average of 29.48.

# Patel won the Man of the Match for the second time in ODIs.

# Lonwabo Tsotsobe (4/22) recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs, outstripping the 4 for 27 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2010.

# For the first time, Tsotsobe captured four wickets in an innings in consecutive ODIs.

# Tsotsobe's brilliant figures of four for 22 are the best by a South African against India at Johannesburg, outstripping Allan Donald's 3 for 27 on December 13, 1992.

# Graeme Smith, during the course of his superb fifty, completed his 6,000 runs in ODIs, amassing 6029 at an average of 40.19, including eight centuries and 43 fifties.

# Smith's second half-century against India is his 43rd overall.