SA v AUS 2018: 3rd Test, Day 4 - Statistical Highlights

SA v AUS 2018: 3rd Test, Day 4 - Statistical Highlights

All the key stats from 4th day of 3rd Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Morne Morkel registered career-best match figures of 9/110 | Getty

SA vs AUS 3rd Test Day 4 - All the key stats

Nathan Lyon 300 Test wickets

- 1st Australian off-spinner to take 300 or more Test wickets.

- 2nd Australian spinner after Shane Warne (708 wickets) to take 300 or more Test wickets.

- 6th Australian bowler to take 300 or more wickets in Test cricket.

Most Test wickets for Australia

Player Tests Wickets
S Warne 145 708
G McGrath 124 563
D Lillee 70 355
M Johnson 73 313
B Lee 76 310
N Lyon 77* 301
C McDermott 71 291

151 - Josh Hazlewood completed 150 wickets in Test cricket. AB de Villiers was Hazlewood's 150th wicket, so far he has taken 151 wickets at an average of 26 in 39 Tests.

1993 - Runs scored by AB de Villiers against Australia in Test cricket which is most by anyone for South Africa against Australia.

Most Test runs for South Africa against Australia

Player Tests Runs Avg
AB de Villiers 23 1993 52.44
J Kallis 28 1978 40.36
H Amla 20 1531 42.52
G Pollock 14 1453 69.19
G Smith 20 1226 34.05

34.5 - Difference between Usman Khawaja's Test batting average at home (59.38) and away from home (24.88).

9 - Shaun Marsh scored his 9th duck in his 55th innings in Test cricket. Against South Africa it was his 4th duck and all 4 have come in South Africa including a pair at Port Elizabeth in 2014.

23.66 - The lowest batting average for Steve Smith in a Test series, the previous lowest average was 25 against Pakistan in England in 2010.

Lowest batting average for Steve Smith in a Test series

Avg. Against Venue Year
23.66 SA SA 2018
25.00 PAK ENG 2010
29.75 BAN BAN 2017

9/110 - Best Test match bowling figures for Morne Morkel, the previous best 8/196 was also against Australia in Adelaide 2012.

8 - Five wickets haul taken by Morne Morkel in Test Cricket.

322 - South Africa defeated Australia by 322 runs, their second biggest Test win (in terms of runs) against Australia.

Largest Victories for South Africa against Australia (in terms of runs)

  • 323 runs at Port Elizabeth in 1970
  • 322 runs at Cape Town in 2018
  • 309 runs at Perth in 2012
  • 307 runs at Johannesburg in 1970

25 - This was South Africa's 25th Test victory against Australia, joint 2nd most for them against a team. South Africa has 33 Test wins against England and 25 against New Zealand and Australia each.

3 - Man-of-the-Match awards for Morne Morkel in Test cricket.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 25 Mar, 2018

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