Durban victory India’s second in South Africa
Durban: Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Test between India and South Africa here on Wednesday.
India have recorded their second win against South Africa in South Africa. In the 2006-07 Johannesburg Test, India had won by 123 runs.
India`s aforesaid victory is their seventh (lost twelve and drawn seven) out of 26 played against South Africa -success % 26.92.
India have won eight, lost three and drawn three out of 14 played this year - success % 57.14.
India`s tally of eight wins this year is exceeded only by England - 9 wins, three losses and two drawn - out of 14 played - winning % 64.28.
South Africa have lost three Tests in succession at Kingsmead, Durban - to Australia by 175 runs in March 2009, to England by an innings and 98 runs in December 2009 and to India by 87 runs in December 2010.
S Sreesanth (3/45) has registered his best performance in seven Tests this year, obliterating the 3 for 121 against New Zealand at Hyderabad last month.
Zaheer Khan (47 at 21.97) and Harbhajan Singh (43 at 40.69) have been the leading wicket-takers for India in 2010.
India have recorded 14 wins against three losses and six drawn games out of 23 played under Dhoni`s captaincy --success % 60.86.
Amongst the captains with a minimum of 15 Tests as captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with a success % of 60.86 is the fourth in the history of Test cricket, next only to Steve Waugh (71.92), Don Bradman (62.50) and Ricky Ponting (62.33).
Dhoni has become the first Indian captain to record a winning % of 60.00.
VVS Laxman has received the Man of the Match award for the fifth time in Tests - his first against South Africa.
The two leading run-getters in the present series are -Jacques Kallis - 228 (ave. 114.00) and Hashim Amla - 189 (ave. 63.00).
Dale Steyn (15 at 16.60) and Morne Morkel (12 at 19.08) and Harbhajan Singh (8 at 31.12) are the three leading wicket-takers in the series so far.
Laxman`s 96 is his second highest for winning cause against South Africa, next only to 143 not out at Kolkata in February this year.
Laxman`s highest ever for winning cause is his career-best 281 against Australia at Kolkata in March 2001.
Dhoni is the leading run-getter for India in the present series, aggregating 179 in four innings.