Batting first South Africa piled up a mammoth total of 438/4 on the boards in the limited 50 overs thanks to some sheer hitting by AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. In response India was bowled out at 224 in 36 overs, thereby losing the match by a margin of 214 runs.
Here are the moments and figures that made it to the game's history books:
- This is Proteas' first-ever win at this ground after three straight losses earlier to the hosts. The visitors thus won their first ODI bilateral rubber in India, after having lost three (in 1991-92, 1999-2000 and 2009-10), and drawn the other (2005-06) in previous attempts.
- The margin of South Africa's victory - 214 runs - is India's worst at home and second-worst in history.
- Faf du Plessis (133 retired hurt), AB de Villiers (119) and Quinton de Kock (109). 2nd time when three batsmen scored a century each in an ODI match. SA players had done it earlier this year too. (3 'Ds' propel South Africa to 438/4 in decider)
- 1st ODI century for Faf du Plessis against India.
- AB de Villiers' 119 most runs scored by a visiting captain against India.
- AB de Villiers becomes the first ever player to hit 10+ sixes in an ODI innings as a captain on two separate occasions.
- First time India is chasing a target of 400+ in ODIs. (Twitterati mock 'centurion' Bhuvneshwar Kumar)
- This is also the highest ODI score by a visiting team in India (batting first).
- 144 runs are the most India have conceded in last 10 overs (41-50). Previous record was 135 also vs SA in 2013.
- With 1/106, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has recorded the second-most expensive spell of bowling in ODI history; worst bowling performance by an Indian.
- With 438 at Wankhede, South Africa now have scored 400+ six times in ODIs history, the most by any team beating India (5 times).
- 438 is the highest ever total at the Wankhede, a previous record held by New Zealand against Canada during 2011 World Cup where the Kiwis scored 358 for 6 in 50 overs.
- 100th catch for Raina and he became only fourth Indian fielder after Azhar, Sachin & Dravid to achieve this in ODI.
- Hashim Amla completes fastest 6000 runs in ODI by taking just 123 innings, leaving Kohli (136 innings) behind.
- India skipper MS Dhoni hasn't won even a single series in the year 2015.