AB de Villiers joins Gayle, Dhoni in six-hitting club

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3 - Scores higher bigger than AB de Villiers' 176, his highest, for South Africa in ODIs. Three of the top four scores have come since September 2016. Gary Kirsten's unbeaten 188 against UAE at the 1996 World Cup is still the highest individual ODI score by a South African.

25 - Number of centuries for de Villiers in ODIs. He is the seventh batsmen to score 25 or more ODI centuries and the second from South Africa after Hashim Amla to achieve this feat. Incidentally all his 25 hundreds have come at a strike rate in excess of 100. Six of his tons have come in less than 70 balls.

8 - Those who have ODI tons against all older Full Members (excludes Ireland and Afghanistan). Ricky Ponting, Herschelle Gibbs, Sachin Tendulkar, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Upul Tharanga and de Villiers make up the super eight.

201 - Sixes hit by de Villiers in ODIs - the sixth cricketer to get past the 200 mark. He is fifth on the list of most six-hitters in ODIs. Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya , Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni and Brendon Mccullum are the other members of this elite list.

2 - Scores bigger than de Villiers' 176 against Bangladesh in ODIs. Charles Coventry's 194* in 2009 and Shane Watson's 185* in 2011 are top the list.

7 - Instances of Bangladesh conceding 350 plus in ODIs. Five of these have come away from home, two of which are against South Africa. This is the first time they have conceded 350 plus since April 2011.

3 - Scores in excess of 300 at Boland Park in Paarl. The average first innings score at this venue in nine previous games is 230. South Africa's 353 on Wednesday is tops the 351 for 3 India made against Kenya was the highest team score at this venue going past the 351 for 3 made by India in 2001.

12 - Century stands between Hashim Amla and de Villiers - the most by any South African pair in ODIs. They went past the 11 century stands put together by Hershcelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith.