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Of Yusuf's ton and SA's series win...

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January 24, 2011 11:03 IST
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Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and South Africa at Centurion. 

# Munaf Patel has bagged eleven wickets at an average of 18.72 in five matches, establishing a record for India in a  bilateral series against South Africa.

# Zaheer Khan has bagged nine wickets at an average of 25.11 -- the second highest for India in a bilateral series against South Africa. 

# Hashim Amla has recorded his first hundred against India -- his seventh in ODIs. 

# Amla's previous best against India was 87 at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010. 

# Rohit Sharma could not get going in the just concluded series, averaging 9.80 -- 49 in five innings at a strike rate of 49.00.

# Parthiv Patel (38) has registered his highest innings against South Africa. 

# Last month, Patel had posted two fifties against New Zealand -- 56 not out at Chennai and 53 at Bangalore -- the only two fifties in his ODI career. 

# Patel's excellent innings of 38 off 34 balls is his highest away from home, surpassing the 28 against Australia at Sydney on January 22, 2004. 

# Yusuf Pathan became the second Indian player to post a hundred at SuperSpsort Park, Centurion, joining WV Raman -- 114 against South Africa on December 11, 1992. 

# Yusuf Pathan's 68-ball hundred is the sixth fastest for India -- the fastest is a 60-ball hundred by Virender Sehwag against New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009. 

# Pathan's 68-ball century is the quickest by an India batsman against South Africa in ODIs.  Matthew Hayden's 66-ball hundred for Australia at St Kitts on March 24, 2007 is the fastest against South Africa.

# Pathan, for the first time in a bilateral series, has registered two fifty-plus -- 59 at Cape Town and 105 at Centurion.

# Pathan's majestic 105 off 70 balls is his second highest innings in ODIs -- the highest is 123 not out against New Zealand at Bangalore on December 7, 2010. 

# Pathan has recorded eight sixes in an innings -- the second best tally for India --  Mahendra Singh Dhoni had posted 10 sixes during his unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka at Jaipur on October 31. 

# Hashim Amla is the leading run-getter in the series -- 250 runs at an average of 62.50, including one hundred and two fifties. 

# South Africa's 3-2 series victory is their third against India in South Africa.

# South Africa's previous ODI series victories in South Africa were 5-2 in 1992-93 and 4-0 in 2006-07. 

# Amla's brilliant unbeaten 116 off 132  balls is his fourth century in South Africa. 

# Amla has got his 8th Man of the Match award -- three times against West Indies and once each against Pakistan, Australia, India, Kenya and Bangladesh. 

# Morne van Wyk (56 off 72 balls) has recorded his second fifty against India -- his third in ODIs. 

# Zaheer Khan has captured Graeme Smith's wicket five times in ODIs. 

# Pathan and Zaheer put on 100 -- India's highest for the ninth wicket against South Africa in ODIs. 

# The aforesaid partnership is the highest by any pair for the ninth wicket against South Africa, eclipsing the 80  (unbroken) by UAE pair -- Arshad Laeeq and Shaukat Dukanwala at Rawalpindi on February 16, 1996. 

# Zaheer's excellent 24 off 58 balls is his highest against South Africa in ODIs.  His highest in ODIs is 34 not out against New Zealand at Wellington on January 8, 2003.     

# Morne Morkel (4 for 52) has recorded his best bowling performance against India in ODIs, eclipsing the 3 for 28 at Cape Town on January 18, 2011. 

# Morkel has got the Player of the series for the first time in ODIs for capturing 12 wickets at 11.41 runs apiece. 

# Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the top wicket-taker in the series -- 13 at 13.53 runs apiece -- a record for South Africa
against India in a bilateral series.

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