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India-South Africa series – Wankhede Stadium facts

The battle to win the series ends here

India once again bounced back into the ongoing India-South Africa series and leveled it at two each. Both the teams will square-off in the fifth and the final ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This has been a close fought series and hopefully the final ODI will also be as interesting as the rest of the ODIs.

Team India was trailing behind in the series when they came up from behind and won two matches. This goes on to say a lot about the character of the team, as questions have been raised earlier.

Virat Kohli made hundred which helped India to win the match and level the series. He struck his 23rd ODI hundred as India made 299 runs in 50 overs. Eventually, the Proteas were restricted to 254 runs, this despite the fact the AB de Villiers scored a century.

Here we present you a few facts about the Wankhede Stadium which will host the last ODI of the series.

The first test in Wankhede Stadium was played between India and West Indies in 1975, whereas, the first ODI was played in 1987 between India and Sri Lanka.

India has a fairly good record at Wankhede. They have won 10 ODIs out of 16. And against South Africa they have never lost a single ODI.

During India VS Sri Lanka ODI match in 1997 at Wankhede, Sanath Jayasuriya scored an unbeaten, 151, which also happens to be the highest score individual score on the ground.

In 2007, Indian spinner Murali Karthik registered of 6/27 against Australia, which remains the best bowling figures till date on the ground.

Sachin Tendulkar, one the most prolific batsmen in the history of cricket, played his last test match in Wankhede Stadium. He scored 74 in his last innings against West Indies.

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