Centurion: Statistical highlights on the first day of the opening cricket Test between India and South Africa here.
Rahul Dravid (11957 in 148 Tests) has eclipsed Brian Lara’s tally of 11953 in 131 Tests, moving into the third place behind Sachin Tendulkar (14402) and Ricky Ponting (12332)
Tendulkar has become the first batsman to appear in 175 Tests.
Virender Sehwag has recorded his 12th duck in Tests - his second against South Africa.
Dale Steyn has dismissed Sehwag five times in Test cricket.
Ishant Sharma has recorded his first duck against South Africa - his eighth in Tests.
Sreesanth has posted his seventh duck in Tests – his third against South Africa.
Sachin Tendulkar took his run-aggregate in 2010 to 1432 at an average of 79.55 in 13 Tests - the second highest by an Indian batsman a calendar year, next only to the 1462 (ave.56.23) in 14 Tests by Virender Sehwag in 2008.
Morne Morkel, with Rahul Dravid’s wicket, is the 13th South African bowler to capture 100 wickets or more in Tests - 102 at an average of 30.13.
Morkel has claimed 40 wickets (ave. 25.57) in 10 Tests in South Africa.
Morkel (4/20) has registered his best bowling figures against India, bettering the 3 for 63 at Kanpur in April 2008.
Morkel’s figures of 4 for 20 are his second best in South Africa, next only to the 5 for 75 against England at Cape town in January 2010.
Harbhajan Singh has made 418 as a batsman at an average of 32.15 in eleven Tests in 2010 - his best batting performance in a calendar year, bettering the 410 (ave.21.57) in 13 Tests in 2008.
Harbhajan’s knock of 27 off 25 balls is his second best innings against South Africa - the highest being the 39 at Nagpur in February 2010.
First Published: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 00:00