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Stats Analysis

Stats - India's shortest ODI at home, SA's third-biggest defeat

All the stats highlights from the low-scoring third ODI between India and South Africa

South Africa have been bowled out for less than 100 in ODIs two times this year  •  BCCI

South Africa have been bowled out for less than 100 in ODIs two times this year  •  BCCI

3 Number of totals for South Africa in ODIs, lower than their 99 all out on Tuesday. South Africa have been bowled out for less than 100 in the ODI format, only on four instances, including twice in 2022. They were bowled out for 83 against England in Manchester earlier in July.
99 South Africa's total in the third ODI is their lowest-ever effort against India in this format. Their previous lowest total against India was 117 all out in 1999 in Nairobi. 99 is also the lowest total by any team against India since New Zealand's 79 all out in 2016.
2 There are two first-innings totals against India lower than South Africa's 99 in ODIs. Kenya got bowled out for 90 in the 2001 Bloemfontein ODI, while Sri Lanka scored only 96 runs in 1984 in Sharjah. It is also South Africa's second-lowest first-innings total in ODIs, behind their 83 all out against England in 2008 in Nottingham.
185 India reached the target with 185 balls to spare. They handed South Africa their third-biggest defeat in ODIs by balls. England chased 84 against them with 215 balls to spare in 2008, while Australia completed a chase of 107 with 188 balls to spare in 2002. The winning margin in Delhi is also the fifth biggest for India in balls remaining in ODIs.
278 The third ODI in Delhi lasted only 278 balls, the shortest completed home ODI for India (excluding shortened games). The previous shortest match was 280 balls against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram in 2018. It was also the fourth-shortest completed match in this format hosted by India.
12 Number of wickets taken by Mohammed Siraj in the first ten overs in ODIs this year. Only Oman's Bilal Khan (13) has taken more wickets in first ten overs in ODIs in 2022 than Siraj. His bowling average of 15.66 in the first ten overs this year is the best for any Indian bowler in a calendar year since 2002 (min: 10 wickets).
8 Number of wickets taken by the Indian spinners in this match. It is only the 13th instance where Indian spinners took eight or more wickets in an ODI. The previous two instances were also against South Africa during their 2018 tour in Centurion and Cape Town.
3 Number of wickets for Kuldeep Yadav, of the batters from No. 8 position in this game. It is the third occasion in ODIs, where Kuldeep had dismissed three of the last four batters in a match. Since 2012, only Trent Boult, Amit Mishra and Rashid Khan have dismissed three or more lower-order batters (8-11 positions) in an ODI as often as Kuldeep.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo