The fourth and final Test between South Africa and Australia is being played in Johannesburg. On the third day, South Africa ended on 134/3 in their second innings, with an overall lead of 401 runs. Australia got all out for 225 runs in their first innings.
Here are all the key stats and facts from the third day of Final Test between South Africa and Australia:
Aiden Markram 1000 Test Runs
- 50th South African batsman to score 1000 or more runs in Test cricket.
- 1st South African and overall 2nd batsman after Michael Hussey (1139 runs in 2005/06) to score 1000 or more runs in debut season.
- 2nd fastest for South Africa in terms of innings.
Fewest innings to 1000 runs for South Africa
Graeme Smith - 17 innings
AIDEN MARKRAM - 18 innings
AB de Villiers - 20 innings
Eddie Barlow - 21 innings
Graeme Pollock - 22 innings
480 - Aiden Markram scored 480 runs at the average of 60 in this series which is 3rd most by a South African opener against Australia in a Test series.
Most runs by a SA opener against Australia in a Test series
Eddie Barlow - 603 in Aus (1963/64)
Barry Richards - 508 in SA (1970)
AIDEN MARKRAM - 480 in SA (2018)
Trevor Goddard - 454 in Aus (1963/64)
Pat Cummins 5/83 and 50 runs
- His 2nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket
- Both the five-wicket hauls came against South Africa and at the same venue Johannesburg (6/79 in 2011 & 5/83 in 2018)
- His maiden Test fifty and also highest Test score (50)
Fifer and 50 runs in an innings of a Test match for Australia (since 2000)
Brett Lee - 5/67 & 61 vs NZ at Briabane (2001)
Brett Lee - 5/119 & 59 vs IND at Sydney (2008)
Brett Lee - 5/59 & 63* vs WI at Antigua (2008)
Mitchell Johnson - 6/38 & 62 vs ENG at Perth (2010)
PAT CUMMINS - 5/83 & 50 vs SA at Johannesburg (2018)
Tim Paine 62 runs
- His 4th Test fifty and 1st against SA.
- Highest score in debut innings as keeper-captain for Australia, the previous highest was 11* by Jack Blackham against England at Sydney in 1885.
99 - Runs added by Tim Paine and Pat Cummins for 7th wicket and it is highest ever partnership for Australia for any wicket in this series so far.