On Monday (21st October), during the day three of the Ranchi Test, the Indian bowlers totally dominated on the hopeless Proteas batsmen.
South Africa started the day on their overnight first innings score of 9/2 and they were bundled out for just 162 runs. At the stumps of day three, South Africa were battling on 132/8 in their following on innings.
Brief Scores: India – 497/9 decl. (Rohit Sharma 212, Ajinkya Rahane 115; George Linde 4/133)
South Africa – 162 (Zubayr Hamza 62, George Linde 37; Umesh Yadav 3/40) & 132/8 (Theunis de Bruyn 30*, George Linde 27; Mohammed Shami 3/10)
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:
i) After the end of the first innings for both teams, the hosts India managed 335 runs lead.
- India achieved the second-highest lead against South Africa at the end of both teams’ first innings in a Test match. The record is leading by 347 runs in Kolkata Test in February 2010.
ii) Indian pacers have already taken 10 wickets in this Test match.
- It is the joint-most wickets for the Indian pacers in a home Test match against South Africa. In the previous Test of this series at Pune, Indian pacers recorded 10 wickets.
i) In their first innings of this match, South Africa lost their last seven wickets for just 55 runs.
- It is the second-lowest runs add for the last seven broken wickets for South Africa in their first innings of a Test match against India. The lowest record is 45 runs during the Kolkata Test in February 2010.
India and South Africa
i) The total no. of sixes in this Test series is 65.
- It is the joint-most number of sixes in a Test series. During The Ashes 2013/14, Australia and England hit a total of 65 sixes.
Umesh Yadav (India)
i) Indian pacer Umesh Yadav managed the bowling figures of 9-1-40-3 during South Africa’s first innings. It was the fifth consecutive three-wicket haul for Umesh Yadav in home Test innings.
- After the former Caribbean pacer Courtney Walsh, Umesh Yadav became the second pacer to claim three-wicket haul in five successive Test innings in India.
Virat Kohli (India)
i) It is the eighth time when the Indian captain Virat Kohli enforces the opponents to follow-on.
- It is the most times for an Indian Test captain to enforce the follow-on. Mohammad Azharuddin was the previous record-holder as he enforced the follow-on for seven times.
Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
i) South African captain Faf du Plessis scored just five runs (1 and 4 runs) in this entire game.
- It is the lowest aggregated score for a South African captain against India in a Test match when the Proteas captain batted both the innings of the game. Faf du Plessis was also the previous record holder with just 10 runs (8 and 2 runs) during the 2018 Johannesburg Test.