1st Test: Full list of records in India's demolition job in Vizag

The Times of India

The Times of India

Author 2019-10-07 15:28:00

Mohammed Shami celebrates after cleaning up a South African batsman (AFP Photo)India beat South Africa in first test match by 203 runs

Highlights

  • India defeated South Africa by 203 runs in Vizag to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series
  • Rohit and Mayank with the bat and Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja among the bowlers were the stars of India's big win
  • The second Test begins on October 10
NEW DELHI: Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja led the charge as India scalped seven wickets in the first session and two post lunch to win the first Test against South Africa on Sunday by 203 runs.

Chasing an improbable 395 for victory, South Africa were bowled out for 191 on Sunday, having resumed the day on 11/1.

OPENING FEAT

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score centuries in both innings on debut as opener in Test cricket. Sharma is, overall, the second Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar and sixth Indian batsman in any position to score centuries in both the innings of a Test match.

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Before Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane (vs SA in Delhi), Virat Kohli (vs Australia in Adelaide), Rahul Dravid (twice - vs NZ in Hamilton and vs Pakistan in Kolkata), Gavaskar (thrice - vs WI in Port of Spain, vs Pakistan in Karachi and vs WI in Kolkata) and Vijay Hazare (vs Australia in Adelaide) had achieved the feat.

AN ODD RECORD

Rohit also became the first Indian batsman to be stumped in both the innings of a Test match.

FIVE-STAR SHAMI

Mohammed Shami became the first Indian pacer since Javagal Srinath to take five wickets in the fourth innings of a Test match in India. Srinath did it against South Africa in Ahmedabad in the winter of 1996.

The others to have done the same are Madan Lal, Kapil Dev and Karsan Gharvi. It was also Shami's third five-for in the second innings — one more than Jasprit Bumrah, though the latter has five when considering the first innings as well.

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Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin joined Sri Lankan great Muthiah Muralitharan to be the fastest bowler to take 350 Test wickets. Ashwin achieved the feat in his 66th Test match, the same as Muralitharan's, and earlier than the next best, Sir Richard Hadlee of New Zealand and Dale Steyn of South Africa, both in 69 Tests.

A BIT OF T20

The Vizag Test saw 37 sixes across five days, the most in Test cricket. Of this, India hit 27, and Sharma alone smashed 13. In fact, the only other Test match to have had more than 30 sixes was held in 2014, when New Zealand defeated Pakistan in Sharjah.

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There was also the small matter of Ravindra Jadeja becoming the fastest left-arm bowler to claim 200 Test wickets.

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