The visitors South Africa played fighting cricket against the hosts India on the day three of the ongoing first Test of the three-match Test series at Visakhapatnam.
South Africa began the day three (4th October) on their overnight score of 39/3. With the help of solid two centuries, the visitors have scored 385/8 at the end of the day. They are still trailing by 117 runs.
Brief Scores: India – 502/7 decl. (Mayank Agarwal 215, Rohit Sharma 176; Keshav Maharaj 3/189)
South Africa – 385/8 (Dean Elgar 160, Quinton de Kock 111; Ravichandran Ashwin 5/128)
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:
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i) South African left-handed batsmen have already scored a total of 283 runs in this innings.
- It is the most aggregated runs by the South African left-handed batsmen in a Test innings against India. The previous record was 261 runs during the Bengaluru Test (second innings) in March 2000.
Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
i) South African captain Faf du Plessis scored 55 runs.
- It was the fourth-highest individual Test score by a South African captain against India in India.
South African Test captains who played 50+ scores in a Test innings in India
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Dean Elgar (South Africa)
i) South African opener Dean Elgar scored 160 runs.
- It was the third-highest individual Test score by a South African opener against India. The top two records in this list are 196 runs by Herschelle Gibbs (at Port Elizabeth in November 2001) and 163 runs by Andrew Hall (at Kanpur in November 2004).
Ravindra Jadeja (India)
i) Playing his 44th Test match, Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja completed his 200 Test wickets.
- Ravindra Jadeja becomes the fastest left-arm bowler to claim 200 Test wickets. Former Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was the previous record holder who achieved this feat in 47 Tests.
Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
i) South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored his second Test century at away venue.
- Quinton de Kock becomes the first South African wicketkeeper-batsman to hit more than one away Test century.
ii) Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored his fifth Test century.
- It is the joint-second most Test centuries for a South African wicketkeeper-batsman. Former South African wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher also hit five Test centuries. Former Proteas cricketer AB de Villiers is leading this table as he hit seven Test centuries as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
iii) South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored 111 runs.
- It is the highest individual Test score by a South African wicketkeeper-batsman against India. Only AB de Villiers scored the other Test century against India as a South African wicketkeeper-batsman. In the Johannesburg Test in December 2013, wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers scored 103 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
i) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed his fifth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
- It is the most number of five-wicket hauls in Test cricket for an Indian bowler against South Africa. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and the former pacer Javagal Srinath both managed four times Test five-wicket hauls against South Africa.