SA v AUS 2018: 4th Test, Day 1 - Statistical Highlights

All the key stats from the first day of fourth Test between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg

Markram scored 152 | Getty

The fourth and final Test between South Africa and Australia is being played in Johannesburg. After winning the toss South Africa opted to bat first and ended on 313 for 6 on the first day. Opener Aiden Markram scored 152 runs and for Australia, Pat Cummins striked four times.

Here are the all key stats that were recorded during the first day of fourth Test between SA and AUS

2062 - AB de Villiers completed 2000 runs against Australia in Test cricket and he is also the first batsman to score 2000 Test runs for South Africa against Australia

Most Test runs for South Africa against Australia

  1. AB de Villiers : 2062 @ 52.87
  2. Jacques Kallis : 1978 @ 40.36
  3. Hashim Amla : 1558 @ 42.10
  4. Graeme Pollock : 1453 @ 69.19
  5. Graeme Smith : 1226 @ 34.05

4 - Aiden Markram scored his 4th Test 100 and 2nd against Australia

6 - Aiden Markram is the 6th South African opener to score 150 or more against Australia in Test cricket

Highest Test score by South African openers against Australia

Player Runs Venue Year
E Barlow 201 Adelaide 1964
G Kirsten 153 Sydney 2002
C Frank 152 Johannesburg 1921
A MARKRAM 152 Johannesburg 2018
J Zulch 150 Sydney 1911
A Prince 150 Cape Town 2009

152 - Aiden Markram scored his highest Test score, the previous best for him was 143 against Australia in Durban and Bangladesh in Bloemfontein each

17 - Innings taken by Aiden Markram for 4 Test centuries, the joint second fastest South African batsman to score 4 Test 

Fewest Innings to score 4 Test 100s for South Africa

  1. Alan Melville : 10 innings
  2. AIDEN MARKRAM : 17 innings
  3. Graeme Smith : 17 innings
  4. Graeme Pollock : 22 innings

10 - Conescutive Test innings for Faf du Plessis without a 50, the second longest streak for him (the longest is 11 Test innings from Jan 2015 to Dec 2015)

421 - Runs scored by AB de Villiers in this series so far, for the second time he has scored 400 or more runs in a series after scoring 460 against West Indies in 2005

20008 - AB de Villiers completed 20000 runs in international cricket.He became 2nd from South Africa and 11th in the world to score 20000 or more runs in International cricket


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 30 Mar, 2018

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