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Match 1: India vs South Africa stats pack

All the stats and numbers in relation to India and South Africa ahead of their tournament-opening clash

Match 1: India vs South Africa stats pack - Cricket News
India and South Africa have met twice in ICC Champions Trophy tournaments with India winning both matches.
  • India and South Africa have met 66 times in ODI cricket with South Africa winning 40 matches and India 24, with two no-results. They have met twice in ICC Champions Trophy tournaments with India winning both matches.  
  • It won by 95 runs at Nairobi in 2000 and by 10 runs at Colombo in 2002. South Africa won the competition in 1998. 
  • India was joint-winner in 2002.  

Lie of the Land  
  • India has played one game at the SWALEC Stadium, losing to England in 2011. 
  • South Africa has played three games at the venue, with one win and two no-results. Six day ODIs have been played at the stadium. None have been won batting first, five batting second, with one no-result.
  • In those six matches, three captains have chosen to bat and three to field. The average first innings score is 222.  

Recent ODI form  
  • India has won four and lost three of its seven ODI matches in 2013, including a 3-2 home series win over England in January. It beat Sri Lanka by five wickets at Birmingham and beat Australia by 243 runs at Cardiff in its warm-up matches.
  • South Africa has won five and lost four of its nine ODI matches in 2013, including a 3-2 home series win over Pakistan in March. It beat the Netherlands by 84 runs in an ODI at Amstelveen, and then lost to Pakistan by six wickets at The Oval in its warm up match.  

Upcoming milestones  
  • The third duck in the match will be the 150th in ICC Champions Trophy history.  

Reliance ICC Rankings News  
  • No matter what the result, India will stay top of the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship. Victory for South Africa would ensure it remains in third place. Defeat would mean a drop to fourth if England wins the final ODI with New Zealand.
  • Virat Kohli is India’s highest-ranked batsman in third place.  In his last 17 matches he averages 68.14 with five centuries.  MS Dhoni is one place behind him having spent a total of 256 matches as the top-ranked ODI batsman.
  • Dinesh Karthik scored centuries in each of India’s two warm-up matches, but his highest ODI score in 52 matches is just 79.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has taken 13 wickets at just 15.53 apiece with an economy rate of 3.32 per over in his seven matches in 2013 and is India’s highest-ranked bowler in 8th place.
  • After only playing a total of seven ODIs from 2010-2012, Ishant Sharma has started 2013 well with 11 wickets in seven games to move up 16 places.
  • South Africa boasts the top two batsmen in ODI cricket – Hashim Amla – who averages 56.60 in his career – and AB de Villiers who averages 76.56 with ten centuries in his 46 matches since the start of 2010.
  • Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are both on the edge of the top ten bowlers, but the form man with the ball is Ryan McLaren with 18 wickets at 21.72 in his nine ODIs in 2013.    

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