The Third Test between South Africa and Australia started on Thursday at Newlands in Cape Town. After winning the toss, South Africa decided to bat first and ended on 266 for 8 at Stumps on the first day. Dean Elgar (121*) scored a fantastic unbeaten hundred, AB de Villiers scored a sublime 64 and for Australia, Pat Cummins took 4 wickets.
All the key stats from the first day of Third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town:
15 - Dean Elgar is the 15th South African batsman to score 3000 or more runs in Test cricket. He reached to this mark when he was on 61.
11 - Dean Elgar (121*) scored 11th Test hundred of his career and 2nd against Australia.
10 - Dean Elgar scored his 10th Test hundred as an opener and the 4th most for South Africa by an opener.
Most Test hundreds for South Africa by openers
6 - 50+ scores for AB de Villiers in 7 tests since his comeback against Zimbabwe last year in December.
1000 - AB de Villiers (1009 fours) hit his 1000th four in Test Cricket. He is the fourth South African batsman after Jacques Kallis (1477), Graeme Smith (1164) and Hashim Amla (1117) to hit 1000 or more fours in Test Cricket.
8.75 - Faf du Plessis' batting average in this series. His second lowest average in a series.
His two lowest averages in a series are:
1. 8.57 vs IND (Dec 2015)
2. 8.75 vs AUS (March 2018)*
8 - Consecutive Test innings for Faf du Plessis without a fifty. His last 50+ score came against India in the Centurion Test in January, since then his scores read 48, 8, 2, 15, 4, 9, 2*, 5.
5 - Four-wicket hauls for Pat Cummins in Test cricket, three of them have come in the last 4 tests including the ongoing match.