Statistical milestones at the end of the second day of the Pune Test between India and South Africa

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V Kohli has an aggregate of 6800 test runs prior to the start of the second test and required 200 runs to reach 7000 runs. He scored 254 not out in the first innings of this test which fetched him an aggregate of 7054 runs. He became the seventh Indian batsman to total 7000 plus test runs. Others are –  SR Tendulkar {15921}, R Dravid {13265}, SM Gavaskar {10122}, VVS Laxman {8781},V Sehwag {8503} and S Ganguly {7212}

V Kohli has scored 18 centuries while leading India prior to the start of the second test. His 254 not out fetched him 19 centuries and he now shares the second place with RT Ponting for most centuries by a captain in the annals of test cricket. RT Ponting has also scored 19 centuries while skippering Australia. GC Smith of South Africa owns the record for most centuries by a captain in tests with 25 centuries to his credit.

V Kohli would become India’s highest run getter as captain at home if he scores 130 runs. He has an aggregate of 2297 runs prior to start of the second test. He scored 254 runs in the first innings which fetched him an aggregate of 2551 runs. He went past SM Gavaskar’s 2426 runs to own the record of highest run getter as captain at home

V Kohli also became the first Indian captain to total 2500 plus runs at home.

V Kohli has an aggregate of 2297 runs as captain at home prior to start of the second test. 203 more runs would fetch him an aggregate of 2500 runs. He scored 254 runs in the first innings which fetched him an aggregate of 2551 runs He became the first Indian captain to total 2500 runs at home. He would also become the seventh captain to total 2500 plus runs at home in the annals of test cricket. Others are – RT Ponting {3555}, AR Border {3448}, GC Smith {3380}, GS Chappell {2948}, GA Gooch {2820} and BC Lara {2743}

V Kohli has scored eight centuries at home as captain prior to the start of the second test. His 254 not out fetched him his ninth century at home and he now shares the Indian record for most century by a captain with SM Gavaskar. SM Gavaskar has scored nine centuries at home as captain. Other captains to score exact nine centuries at home are – DG Bradman {09}, MJ Clarke {09}, GA Gooch {09}, DPMD Jayawardene {09} and BC Lara {09}

V Kohli has an aggregate of 809 runs against South Africa prior to the start of the second test. He needs 191 more runs for his 1000 runs. He scored 254 not out in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 1063 runs. He became the fourth Indian batsman to total 1000 plus runs against South Africa. Others are – SR Tendulkar {1741}, V Sehwag {1306} and R Dravid {1252}

V Kohli has an aggregate of 537 runs against South Africa as captain in eight tests prior to the start of the second test. He needs 17 more runs to overhaul the aggregate of 553 runs by SR Tendulkar. He scored 254 not out in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 791 runs. He achieved the double distinction of captaining India in most tests against South Africa and also own the record for most runs by an Indian captain against South Africa, This test is the ninth test as captain against South Africa for V Kohli. He would go past SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni who  have led India in eight tests against South Africa.

V Kohli has not registered a century against South Africa at home prior to the start of the second test. His highest score is 88 in the second innings of the Delhi Test in Dec 2015. He registered his first century against South Africa at home with his 254 not out in India’s first innings.

KA Maharaj has captured 99 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the second test. He needs one more wicket for his 100 wickets. He returned with figures of one for 196 in India’s first innings to become the 17th South African bowler to capture 100 plus wickets in Tests. The following table lists the other sixteen South African bowlers who have captured 100 plus wickets in Tests

No Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave 5 10
1 DW Steyn 2004-2019 93 171 18608 10077 439 22.95 26 5
2 SM Pollock 1995-2008 108 202 24353 9733 421 23.11 16 1
3 M Ntini 1998-2009 101 190 20834 11242 390 28.82 18 4
4 AA Donald 1992-2002 72 129 15519 7344 330 22.25 20 3
5 M Morkel 2006-2018 86 160 16498 8550 309 27.66 8 0
6 JH Kallis 1995-2013 165 270 20172 9497 291 32.63 5 0
7 VD Philander 2011-2019 59 111 10624 4721 216 21.85 13 2
8 K Rabada 2015-2019 38 71 7052 3940 177 22.25 9 4
9 HJ Tayfield 1949-1960 37 61 13568 4405 170 25.91 14 2
10 PR Adams 1995-2004 45 76 8850 4405 134 32.87 4 1
11 TL Goddard 1955-1970 41 75 11736 3226 123 26.22 5 0
12 A Nel 2001-2008 36 69 7630 3919 123 31.86 3 1
13 PM Pollock 1961-1970 28 52 6522 2806 116 24.18 9 1
14 NAT Adcock 1953-1962 26 46 6391 2195 104 21.10 5 0
15 PL Harris 2007-2011 37 63 8809 3901 103 37.87 3 0
16 N Boje 2000-2006 43 72 8620 4265 100 42.65 3 0

KA Maharaj has captured 99 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the second test. He needed one more wicket for his 100 wickets. He returned with figures of one for 196 in India’s first innings to become the 191st bowler to capture 100 plus wickets in the annals of Test cricket.

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