Stats highlights of the just concluded Test between India and South Africa at Visakhapatnam

Q de Kock scored 111 and zero in this test. He became the second batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a Nelson and a zero in a Test. The other batsman to score a Nelson and a zero in a Test is India’s MH Mankad. MH Mankad had scored 111 and zero against Australia at Brisbane in Feb 1948. Thus Q de Kock emulated MH Mankad after a gap of 71 years 08 months

CA Pujara has scored 2499 runs in 27 tests at home which Ind has won prior to the start of the series. One more test win would fetch him 28 tests and one more run would fetch him 2500 runs. India won this test and he scored 87 runs in this test which game him an aggregate of 2586 runs. He became third Indian batsman to achieve the double of 25 test wins and 2500 runs at home. Other two batsmen are – SR Tendulkar – 3929 runs in 52 winning tests and R Dravid – 2838 runs in 32 winning tests

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and required eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. He captured exact eight wickets in this test which fetched him 350 wickets. He became the fourth Indn bowler to capture 350 plus wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619}, Kapil Dev {434] and Harbhajan Singh {417}

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and required eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. He captured exact eight wickets in this test which fetched him 350 wickets. He became the 25th bowler to capture 350 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket.

India won this test by 203 runs to provide the eleventh occasion of India winning a test by  200 plus runs margin on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 337 runs v SAF Delhi 03 Dec 2015
2 India won 321 runs v New Zealand Indore 08 Oct 2016
3 India won 320 runs v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India won 280 runs v SAF Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
5 India won 259 runs v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
6 India won 255 runs v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988
7 India won 246 runs v England Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
7 India won 216 runs v New Zealand Chennai 26 Nov 1976
9 India won 212 runs v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999
10 India won 208 runs v Bangladesh Hyd-RGS 09 Feb 2017
11 India won 203 runs v South Africa Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019

India won this test by 203 runs to provide the third occasion of India winning a test by 200 plus runs margin on home soil against South Africa  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 337 runs v South Africa Delhi 03 Dec 2015
2 India won 280 runs v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 India won 203 runs v South Africa Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019

Ind won this test by 203 runs to provide the second occasion of Ind winning a test by 200 plus runs margin  at Visakhapatnam. Both such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 246 runs v England Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
2 India won 203 runs v South Africa Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019

Ind won this test by 203 runs to provide the 21st occasion of India winning a test by 200 plus runs margin.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 337 runs v South Africa Delhi0 03 Dec 2015
2 India won 321 runs v New Zealand Indore 08 Oct 2016
3 India won 320 runs v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India won 318 runs v West Indies North Sound 22 Aug 2019
5 India won 304 runs v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
6 India won 280 runs v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
7 India won 279 runs v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
8 India won 278 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
9 India won 272 runs v New Zealand Auckland 07 Mar 1968
10 India won 259 runs v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
11 India won 257 runs v West Indies Kingston 30 Aug 2019
12 India won 255 runs v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988
13 India won 246 runs v England Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016
14 India won 237 runs v West Indies Gros Islet 09 Aug 2016
15 India won 235 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
16 India won 222 runs v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
17 India won 216 runs v New Zealand Chennai 26 Nov 1976
18 India won 212 runs v Pakistan Delhi 04 Feb 1999
19 India won 208 runs v Bangladesh Hyd-RGS 09 Feb 2017
20 India won 203 runs v South Africa Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019
21 India won 203 runs v England Nottingham 18 Aug 2018

India posted a total of 502 for 7 and declared to provide the third occasion of India posting a team total in excess of 500 plus  runs in an innings. The other two occasions are listed below

No Team Score Overs Inns Ground Match Date
1 India 643/6d 153.0 2 Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
2 India 627 155.1 2 Chennai 26 Mar 2008

India won this test by 203 runs to provide the sixth occasion of India winning a test against South Africa by runs margin. The other five occasions are tabulated below

No Winner Margin Ground Match Date
1 India 337 runs Delhi 03 Dec 2015
2 India 280 runs Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
3 India 124 runs Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
4 India 123 runs Jo’burg 15 Dec 2006
5 India 108 runs Mohali 05 Nov 2015

At the end of this test, Indian batsmen have scored 31 centuries against South Africa, while South African batsmen have scored 35 centuries against India. The following table lists the centuries scored by both the teams

No Player Runs Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 PK Amre 103 Ind SAF Durban 13 Nov 1992
2 SR Tendulkar 111 Ind SAF Johannesburg 26 Nov 1992
3 N Kapil Dev 129 Ind SAF Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
4 M Azharuddin 109 Ind SAF Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
5 M Azharuddin 163* Ind SAF Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
6 SR Tendulkar 169 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 1997
7 M Azharuddin 115 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 1997
8 R Dravid 148 Ind SAF Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
9 M Azharuddin 102 Ind SAF Bengaluru 02 Mar 2000
10 SR Tendulkar 155 Ind SAF Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
11 V Sehwag 105 Ind SAF Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
12 V Sehwag 164 Ind SAF Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
13 W Jaffer 116 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2007
14 V Sehwag 319 Ind SAF Chennai 26 Mar 2008
15 R Dravid 111 Ind SAF Chennai 26 Mar 2008
16 V Sehwag 109 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
17 SR Tendulkar 100 Ind SAF Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
18 V Sehwag 165 Ind SAF Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
19 SR Tendulkar 106 Ind SAF Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
20 VVS Laxman 143* Ind SAF Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
21 MS Dhoni 132* Ind SAF Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
22 SR Tendulkar 111* Ind SAF Centurion 16 Dec 2010
23 SR Tendulkar 146 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
24 V Kohli 119 Ind SAF Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013
25 CA Pujara 153 Ind SAF Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013
26 AM Rahane 127 Ind SAF Delhi 03 Dec 2015
27 AM Rahane 100* Ind SAF Delhi 03 Dec 2015
28 V Kohli 153 Ind SAF Centurion 13 Jan 2018
29 MA Agarwal 214 Ind SAF Vizag 02 Oct 2019
30 RG Sharma 176 Ind SAF Vizag 02 Oct 2019
31 RG Sharma 127 Ind SAF Vizag 02 Oct 2019
             
1 KC Wessels 118 SAF Ind Durban 13 Nov 1992
2 WJ Cronje 135 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
3 AC Hudson 146 SAF Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
4 G Kirsten 102 SAF Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
5 G Kirsten 133 SAF Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
6 DJ Cullinan 153* SAF Ind Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
7 G Kirsten 103 SAF Ind Cape Town 02 Jan 1997
8 BM McMillan 103* SAF Ind Cape Town 02 Jan 1997
9 L Klusener 102* SAF Ind Cape Town 02 Jan 1997
10 DJ Cullinan 122* SAF Ind Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
11 HH Gibbs 107 SAF Ind Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
12 L Klusener 108 SAF Ind Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
13 HH Gibbs 196 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001
14 AJ Hall 163 SAF Ind Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
15 JH Kallis 121 SAF Ind Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
16 AG Prince 121 SAF Ind Durban 26 Dec 2006
17 HM Amla 159 SAF Ind Chennai 26 Mar 2008
18 ND McKenzie 155* SAF Ind Chennai 26 Mar 2008
19 JH Kallis 132 SAF Ind Ahmedabad 03 Apr 2008
20 AB de Villiers 217* SAF Ind Ahmedabad 03 Apr 2008
21 HM Amla 253* SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
22 JH Kallis 173 SAF Ind Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
23 AN Petersen 100 SAF Ind Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
24 HM Amla 114 SAF Ind Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
25 HM Amla 123* SAF Ind Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
26 HM Amla 140 SAF Ind Centurion 16 Dec 2010
27 JH Kallis 201* SAF Ind Centurion 16 Dec 2010
28 AB de Villiers 129 SAF Ind Centurion 16 Dec 2010
29 JH Kallis 161 SAF Ind Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
30 JH Kallis 109* SAF Ind Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
31 F du Plessis 134 SAF Ind Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013
32 AB de Villiers 103 SAF Ind Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013
33 JH Kallis 115 SAF Ind Durban 26 Dec 2013
34 D Elgar 160 SAF Ind Vizag 02 Oct 2019
35 Q de Kock 111 SAF Ind Vizag 02 Oct 2019

RG Sharma scored 13 boundary sixes in this test to provide the tenth occasion of a batsman scoring ten or more boundary sixes in a test. He became the first Indian batsman to achieve this feat. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player FI SI 6s Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RG Sharma 176 127 13 Ind SAF Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019
2 Wasim Akram 257* 12 Pak Zim Sheikhupura 17 Oct 1996
3 NJ Astle 10 222 11 NZl Eng Christchurch 13 Mar 2002
4 ML Hayden 380 11 Aus Zim Perth 09 Oct 2003
5 BB McCullum 202 11 NZl Pak Sharjah 26 Nov 2014
6 BB McCullum 195 DNB 11 NZl Srl Christchurch 26 Dec 2014
7 BA Stokes 258 26 11 Eng SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2016
8 WR Hammond 336* 10 Eng NZl Auckland 31 Mar 1933
9 KC Sangakkara 319 105 10 Srl Ban Chattogram 04 Feb 2014
10 SO Hetmyer 39 93 10 Win Ban Dhaka 30 Nov 2018

RG Sharma owns the record for most boundary sixes in a test. His 13 boundary sixes in this test provides the record for RG Sharma. He wrested the record from Wasim Akram of Pakistan who had scored 12 boundary sixes in his knock of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in Oct 1996

No Player FI SI 6s Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RG Sharma 176 127 13 Ind SAF Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019
2 Wasim Akram 257* 12 Pak Zim Sheikhupura 17 Oct 1996

RG Sharma scored 13 boundary sixes in this test to provide the record by a batsman against South Africa. The previous was 11 boundary sixes scored by BA Stokes of England at Cape Town in Jan 2016

No Player FI SI 6s Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RG Sharma 176 127 13 Ind SAF Visakhapatnam 02 Oct 2019
2 BA Stokes 258 26 11 Eng SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2016

At the end of this test, Indian bowlers have captured five or more wickets on 27 occasions. All such occasions are tabulated below.

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Match Date
1 A Kumble 44.0 22 53 6 Ind SAF Jo’burg 26 Nov 1992
2 J Srinath 11.5 4 21 6 Ind SAF Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996
3 BKV Prasad 35.0 6 104 6 Ind SAF Kolkata 27 Nov 1996
4 BKV Prasad 19.0 6 60 5 Ind SAF Durban 26 Dec 1996
5 BKV Prasad 25.0 4 93 5 Ind SAF Durban 26 Dec 1996
6 J Srinath 25.1 5 104 5 Ind SAF Jo’burg 16 Jan 1997
7 A Kumble 68.4 15 143 6 Ind SAF Bengaluru 02 Mar 2000
8 J Srinath 33.0 6 140 5 Ind SAF B’ontein 03 Nov 2001
9 J Srinath 30.0 6 76 6 Ind SAF P Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001
10 A Kumble 54.0 13 131 6 Ind SAF Kanpur 20 Nov 2004
11 Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7 Ind SAF Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
12 S Sreesanth 10.0 3 40 5 Ind SAF Jo’burg 15 Dec 2006
13 Harbhajan Singh 44.5 4 164 5 Ind SAF Chennai 26 Mar 2008
14 Harbhajan Singh 48.3 23 59 5 Ind SAF Kolkata 14 Feb 2010
15 S Sreesanth 29.0 0 114 5 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
16 Harbhajan Singh 38.0 1 120 7 Ind SAF Cape Town 02 Jan 2011
17 RA Jadeja 58.2 15 138 6 Ind SAF Durban 26 Dec 2013
18 R Ashwin 24.0 5 51 5 Ind SAF Mohali 05 Nov 2015
19 RA Jadeja 11.5 4 21 5 Ind SAF Mohali 05 Nov 2015
20 R Ashwin 16.1 6 32 5 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
21 R Ashwin 29.5 7 66 7 Ind SAF Nagpur 25 Nov 2015
22 RA Jadeja 12.0 2 30 5 Ind SAF Delhi 03 Dec 2015
23 R Ashwin 49.1 26 61 5 Ind SAF Delhi 03 Dec 2015
24 JJ Bumrah 18.5 2 54 5 Ind SAF Jo’burg 24 Jan 2018
25 Mohammed Shami 12.3 2 28 5 Ind SAF Jo’burg 24 Jan 2018
26 R Ashwin 46.2 11 145 7 Ind SAF Vizag 02 Oct 2019
27 Mohammed Shami 10.5 2 35 7 Ind SAF Vizag 02 Oct 2019

This Test witnessed 37 boundary sixes constituting a world record for most boundary sixes in a Test. The previous record was 35 boundary sixes witnessed at Sharjah in Nov 2014 in a test between New Zealand and Pakistan. Interestingly enough, these two  are  the only tests which have witnessed 35 or more boundary sixes in the annals of Test cricket.

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