SA v AUS 2018 : Statistical Highlights from the Test series

All the stats and facts from the Test series between South Africa and Australia.

South Africa won the Test series 3-1 | Getty

On the fifth day of the fourth and last Test, South Africa broke several records as they defeated Australia by a huge margin of 492 runs and won their first Test series against Australia at home soil since their readmission. South Africa won three back to back Tests after losing the first Test in Durban.

All the stats and facts from the Test series between South Africa and Australia in South Africa -

Series result - South Africa 3 - 1 Australia

1st Test at Durban - Australia won by 118 runs

2nd Test at Port Elizabeth - South Africa won by 6 wickets

3rd Test at Cape Town - South Africa won by 322 runs

4th Test at Cape Town - South Africa won by 492 runs

492 - South Africa beat Australia by 492 runs in the Johannesburg Test, which is the 4th biggest win of all time and biggest for South Africa in terms of runs in Test cricket 

Biggest wins in Test cricket (by runs)

675 England v Australia at Brisbane (1928)

562 Australia v England at The Oval (1934)

530 Australia v South Africa at Melbourne (1911)

492 South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg (2018)

491 Australia v Pakistan at Perth (2004)

Biggest wins for South Africa in Test cricket (by runs)

492 v Australia at Johannesburg (2018)

358 v New Zealand at Johannesburg (2007)

356 v England at Lords (1994)

351 v West Indies at Centurion (1999)

3 - South Africa's 3rd Test series win against Australia at home

Test series for South Africa against Australia at home

3-1 (5) in 1966-67

4-0 (4) in 1969-70

3-1 (4) in 2017-18

1 - Faf du Plessis is the first South African captain to win a Test series against Australia both at home and away from home

won by 2-1 (3) in Australia (2016-17)

won by 3-1 (4) in South Africa (2017-18)

427 - AB de Villiers scored 427 runs at an average of 71.17 in this series, the second most for him in a Test series after scoring 460 runs against West Indies in 2005

6/21 - Best bowling figures in an innings for Vernon Philander in Test cricket, the previous best for him was 6/42 against India at Cape Town earlier this year in January.

200 - Vernon Philander became the 7th South African bowler to take 200 or more wickets in Test cricket. Mitchell Marsh was his 200th Test wicket, so far he has taken 204 wickets at an average of 21.46 in 54 Tests.

Series Statistics -

1. Most runs -

 Player  Mat  Inns  Runs  Avg  HS  100
 Aiden Markram (SA)  4  8  480  60.0  152  2
 AB de Villiers (SA)  4  8  427  71.2  126*  1
 Dean Elgar (SA)  4  8  333  47.57  141*  1
 Cameron Bancroft (AUS)  3  6  223   37.16  77  0
 Quinton de Kock (SA)  4  7  223  31.85  83  0

2. Highest individual scores -

Aiden Markram - 152 at Johannesburg

Aiden Markram - 143 at Durban

Dean Elgar - 141* at Cape Town

AB de Villiers - 126* at Port Elizabeth

3. Most 100s -

Aiden Markram - 2

AB de Villiers / Dean Elgar /Faf du plessis - 1

4. Highest batting average (Min 200 runs) - 

AB de Villiers - 71.17

Aiden Markram - 60.00

Dean Elgar - 47.57

Tim Paine - 43.00

5. Most wickets -

 Player  Mat  Inns  wkts  Avg  BBI  5w
 Kagiso Rabada (SA)  4  8  23  19.26  6/54  2
 Pat Cummins (AUS)  4  8  22  21.45  5/83  1
 Keshav Maharaj (SA)  4  8  17  33.64  5/123  1
 Vernon Philander (SA)  4  8   16  16.81  6/21  1
 Nathan Lyon (AUS)  4  8  16  42.56  3/50  0

6. Best bowling figures in an innings -

Vernon Philander - 6/21 at Johannesburg

Kagiso Rabada - 6/54 at Port Elizabeth

Morne Morkel - 5/23 at Cape Town

Mitchell Starc - 5/34 at Durban

7. Most Fifers -

Kagiso Rabada - 2

Pat Cummins/Philander/Starc/M Morkel/Maharaj - 1

8. Best bowling average (Min 15 wkts)

Vernon Philander - 16.81

Kagiso Rabada - 19.26

Morne Morkel - 19.60

Pat Cummins - 21.45


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 03 Apr, 2018

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