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632dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa slam 438 to flatten India in decider

South Africa won their first-ever bilateral series in India after Faf du Plessis' first, Quinton de Kock's second and AB de Villiers' third centuries of the series, which helped the visitors soar to 438

634dESPNcricinfo staff

Wankhede curator withdraws complaint against Shastri

Sudhir Naik, the curator at Wankhede Stadium, has agreed to withdraw his complaint against India team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach B Arun over their alleged outbursts after the fifth ODI against South Africa

632dAmol Karhadkar

Wankhede curator complains against Shastri, Arun

Sudhir Naik, the Wankhede curator, has complained to the MCA because he and his assistant were the targets of an alleged outburst from India team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach B Arun

632dRachna Shetty in Mumbai

Dhoni lost for ideas on 'true batting wicket'

MS Dhoni has insisted that his side's seamers and spinners tried everything to contain the charge of South Africa's batsmen at the Wankhede stadium, but conceded their plans did not work on a true batting wicket and against an opposition that accelerated

632dAmol Karhadkar

ODI rule changes causing bigger totals - Tendulkar

Two days after South Africa piled up the highest total in an ODI on Indian soil, Sachin Tendulkar has said that allowing only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle has paved the way for bigger totals

632dShiva Jayaraman

SA's unmatched record in deciders

South Africa, who have the best record in series deciders among Test teams, will seek their first series win in India

632dFirdose Moonda

De Villiers praises SA team spirit

South Africa are already Test cricket's best touring team, having last lost a road series in 2006, and they are fast becoming a force in shorter formats on the road as well

632dRachna Shetty in Mumbai

Overs 20-40 the new 40-50, says Kohli

Virat Kohli says a combination of the new ODI rules and wearing pitches have made run scoring at the death tougher than before

Three in one

2

Number of times a team has had 3 hundreds in an ODI innings; the previous instance was also by SA, v WI in January 2015

Faf's turbo gear

33

Runs scored by du Plessis off his last ten balls, including four sixes and two fours

'Double' hundreds

8

Number of times two of South Africa's top three have scored hundreds in an ODI; three of those instances have been against India

Racing along

176

South Africa's score at the halfway mark, their best 25-over score in an ODI v India since 2002

de Kock's fav team - II

32.34

De Kock's ODI average v teams other than India; against India he averages more than 80

de Kock's favourite team

5

ODI hundreds for Quinton de Kock v India. The previous record for fewest innings to 5 hundreds v any team was 18, by Salman Butt v India

Amla's poorest

89

Amla's aggregate in this series, his lowest in an ODI series in which he has batted four or more innings