Statistical Highlights of Cape Town Test Day 5

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2011, 23:16 PM IST

Cape Town: Statistical highlights at the end of fifth day`s play in the third and final cricket Test between India and South Africa here on Thursday.

  • South Africa are winless in a Test series in South Africa since Bangladesh`s visit in November 2008.
  • Sachin Tendulkar`s run-aggregate of 489 at an average of 81.50 in seven innings, including two centuries and two fifties is the best by any batsman against South Africa at Cape Town.
  • Laxman and Tendulkar were associated in a stand of 46 (unbroken) for the fourth wicket - India`s highest at Newlands.
  • Tendulkar, with 326 (ave.81.50) runs in six innings, including two hundreds, has topped the aggregate for India in the series.
  • Jacques Kallis has got two Man of the Match awards against India - both in the just concluded series - one each at Centurion and Cape Town.
  • VVS Laxman has averaged 39.20 in the recently concluded series - 196 in six innings at a strike rate of 52.83.
  • Laxman, with his unbeaten knock in the second innings, has taken his average in the second team innings to 51.73 - 3104 in 78 innings, including five centuries and 19 fifties.
  • Laxman averages 62.97 in drawn games - 3086 in 66 innings, including 8 centuries and 19 fifties.
  • Rahul Dravid has not performed upto the expectations, averaging only 20.00 in the recently concluded series, amassing 120 in six innings, including one fifty.
  • Gambhir enjoys a superb record away from home – 1524 (ave.63.50) in 15 Tests, including four hundreds and nine fifties.
  • Gambhir has recorded his fourth fifty against South Africa - his 16th in Tests.
  • In South Africa, Gambhir is averaging 60.50, making 242 in four innings, including three fifties.
  • Dale Steyn now holds a record for most wickets in a Test series in India-South Africa Tests.
  • Steyn`s wicket-aggregate of 21 wickets has surpassed Allan Donald`s taly of 20 wickets (twice). Allan Donald had bagged 20 wickets (ave.19.70) in four Tests in 1992-93 and 20 at 15.95 in three Tests in 1996-97.
  • Steyn`s tally of 21 wickets (ave.17.47), including two instances of five wickets in an innings, is his career-best performance in a Test series, eclipsing the 20 (ave.9.20) in two Tests against New Zealand in 2007-08 and 20 (ave.19.10) in three Tests against West Indies in 2007-08.
  • Kallis has been adjudged the Man of the Match 22 times, extending his world record.
  • Kallis` tally of nine Player of the series awards is a South African record. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has received more awards (11) than Kallis.
  • Jacques Kallis is the top run-getter in the series - 498 (ave.166.00), including three hundreds.
  • Dale Steyn (21), Morne Morkel (15), Harbhajan Singh (15)and Zaheer Khan (10) are the leading wicket-takers in the series.
  • India have won seven Tests, lost twelve and drawn eight out of 27 played against South Africa - winning per cent 25.92.
  • India, for the first time in South Africa, have not lost a Test series (1-1).