IND v SA 2019: First Test - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first Test between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

Man of the Match Rohit Sharma scored twin hundreds against South Africa in Vizag | AFP

India beat South Africa by 203 runs in the first Test in Visakhapatnam on October 6 and took a 1-0 lead in the series with two matches to go. 

On the fifth day, South Africa resumed their batting on 11/1 but their top order batsmen couldn't dig in and lost wickets cheaply and at 70/8 they're set to lose the game by a big margin. Dane Piedt and Senuran Muthusamy's 91 runs partnership took them to a respectable total and eventually team bowled out for 191 runs.

For India Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took 5 and 4 wickets respectively in the second innings. Rohit Sharma was named Man of the Match for his twin hundreds. 

All the major stats and facts from the first Test between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam 

5 - India has now won 5 of their last 6 Tests against South Africa at home. 

37 - Number of sixes were hit in this Test by both teams - the most sixes in a Test match. 

Most sixes in a Test match -

37 - IND vs SA at Visakhapatnam, 2019

35 - PAK vs NZ at Sharjah, 2014

27 - PAK vs IND at Faisalabad, 2006

27 - BAN vs NZ at Chattogram, 2013

66 - Number of Tests taken by R Ashwin to reach 350 wickets milestone - the joint fewest Tests to reach this milestone. 

Fewest Tests to 350 wickets -

66 - R ASHWIN 

66 - M Muralitharan

69 - R Hadlee

69 - D Steyn

70 - D Lillee 

80 - Mohammad Shami has taken 80 wickets at an average of 22.58 in his second innings of a Test match. 

Mohammad Shami in Tests -

1st innings - 78 wickets at 34.47 in 43 innings (1 five wickets haul)

2nd innings - 80 wickets at 22.58 in 40 innings (4 five wickets haul)

91 - Dane Piedt and Senuran Muthusamy's 91 runs partnership is the highest 9th wicket partnership for South Africa against India in Test cricket. The previous highest was 60 runs by Allan Donald and Fanie de Villiers at Ahmedabad back in 1996. 

97.45 - Rohit Sharma's Test batting average at home - the second-highest after Don Bradman's 98.22 in Australia (min 10 innings).

Highest Test batting average at home (Min 10 innings batted)

98.22 - Don Bradman (4322 runs in AUS)

97.45 - Rohit Sharma (1072 runs in IND)

86.25 - Adam Voges (690 runs in AUS)

81.66 - Douglas Jardin (490 runs in ENG)

77.56 - George Headley (1231 runs in WI)


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 06 Oct, 2019

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