India vs Sotuh Africa, Centurion Test: Statistics

Centurion: Statistical highlights on the fifth and final day of the first cricket Test between India and South Africa here on Monday.

  • India’s total of 459 is their seventh highest in the third innings of a Test match when they have lost a Test match - the highest being 510 against England at Leeds in June 1967.
  • India (459) have recorded their highest total against South Africa in South Africa, obliterating the 414 at Cape Town in 2006-07.
  • For the fifth time in a Test match, Sachin Tendudlkar (37 and 111 not out) has top-scored in both the innings of a Test match.
  • Tendulkar has top-scored on 47 occasions in a Test innings.
  • Tendulkar’s 50th hundred is his fourth in South Africa. England’s Wally Hammond and Australia’s Neil Harvey had also posted four hundreds against South Africa in South Africa.
  • South Africa’s well-deserved win is their 12th in 25 Tests against India - lost six and drawn seven - winning per ecent 48.00.
  • South Africa have won 38, lost 23 and drawn 20 out of 81 played under Smith’s leadership - success per cent 46.91.
  • Jacques Kallis has received the Man of the Match award 21 times - the most by any player, extending his world record.
  • Kallis’ last MOM award was against Bangladesh for claiming five wickets in the match at Dhaka in February 2008.
  • Kallis is one of the three South African all-rounders to record a double century and capture two wickets in the same Test match - the first two were Aubrey Faulkner against Australia at Melbourne in 1910-11 and Eddie Barlow against Australia at Adelaide in 1963-64.
  • South Africa’s well-deserved vicory in the Centurion Test is their fourth by an innings margin against India - their first against India at home.
  • India have won 13, lost three and drawn six out of 22 played under Dhoni’s captaincy - winning per cent 59.09.
  • India’s aforesaid score is the highest when they have lost by an innings margin.