South Africa vs India: Second Test (Day Three) – Statistical Highlights

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India Vs South Africa 2019/20: Second Test (Day Three) – Statistical Highlights 

India Vs South Africa 2019/20: Second Test (Day Three) – Statistical Highlights
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On Saturday (12th October), during the day three of the Pune Test, the hosts India continued their domination against the visitors South Africa.

The visiting team started the day three on their overnight score of 36/3 and managed to score 275 runs before losing their last wicket. The visitors are currently trailing by 326 runs.

Brief Scores: India – 601/5 decl. (Virat Kohli 254*, Mayank Agarwal 108; Kagiso Rabada 3/93)

South Africa – 275 (Keshav Maharaj 72, Faf du Plessis 64; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/69)

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Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:

(Players’ stats)

Faf du Plessis (South Africa)

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i) South African captain Faf du Plessis scored 64 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

Player Runs scored Venue Year
Graeme Smith 73 Chennai 2008
Graeme Smith 71 Kolkata 2004
Graeme Smith 69 Kanpur 2008
Faf du Plessis 64 Pune 2019
Faf du Plessis 55 Visakhapatnam 2019
Hansie Cronje 50 Kanpur 1996

 

Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

South Africa, India
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Google)

i) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 43 Test wickets against South Africa at home.

  • It is the most Test wickets at home by an Indian bowler against South Africa. On this day, Ashwin broke the record of Harbhajan Singh’s 42 home Test wickets against South Africa.

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Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

South Africa, India
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i) South African tailenders Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj put the 109 runs partnership for the ninth wicket.

  • It is the highest Test partnership for the ninth or lower wicket for the Proteas side against India. The previous record was 91 runs partnership between Senuran Muthusamy and Dane Piedt for the ninth wicket at Visakhapatnam in last Test match. 

 

Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

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i) Coming to bat at no.10, South African tailender Keshav Maharaj scored 72 runs.

  • It is the second-highest knock in a Test innings by a no.9 or lower-order South African batsman against India. The record is 102* by Lance Klusener at Cape Town in January 1997.

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