India Vs South Africa 2019/20: First Test (Day Five) – Statistical Highlights

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Author 2019-10-07 00:52:26


South Africa began the day five on their overnight fourth innings total of 11/1, while they had to chase 395 runs to win that game. In the second session of the day, South Africa were bundled out for 191 runs.

With this victory, India have taken the 1-0 lead in this three-match Test series with two to go.

India – 502/7 decl. (Mayank Agarwal 215, Rohit Sharma 176; Keshav Maharaj 3/189) & 323/4 decl. (Rohit Sharma 127, Cheteshwar Pujara 81; Keshav Maharaj 2/129)

South Africa – 431 (Dean Elgar 160, Quinton de Kock 111; Ravichandran Ashwin 7/145) & 191 (Dane Piedt 56, Senuran Muthusamy 49*; Mohammed Shami 5/35)

Result – India won by 203 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:

(Teams’ stats)


i) The hosts India won this match by 203 runs.

  • It was India’s third-largest Test victory (by runs) against South Africa. The top two records in this list are winning by 337 runs (at Delhi in December 2015) and 280 runs (at Kanpur in December 1996). 

South Africa

i) The visitors South Africa scored 191 runs in the fourth innings.

  • It was the highest fourth-innings total for South Africa in India. Their previous record was 185 runs at Nagpur in November 2015. 

ii) South Africa scored 622 runs in this entire Test match.

  • It is the highest aggregated Test total for South Africa against India in a losing cause. The previous record was 586 runs during Kolkata Test in February 2010. 

India vs South Africa

i) The total number of sixes in this match was 37.

  • It is the highest number of sixes in a Test match history. The previous record was 35 sixes during the match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah in November 2014.

(Players’ stats)

Ravichandran Ashwin (India)


i) Playing his 66th Test, Indian off-spinner completed his 350 Test wickets.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the joint-fastest bowler to claim 350 Test wickets. Before this Test match, the former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was lonely holding this record as he also reached this milestone in 66 Tests. 

Ravindra Jadeja (India)


i) Indian left-arm spinner completed his 150 Test wickets at home.

  • Ravindra Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm bowler to complete 150 Test wickets at home.

Dane Piedt (South Africa)


i) South African no.10 batsman scored 56 runs.

  • It is the fourth-highest individual score by a no.10 or lower-positioned batsman in the fourth innings of a Test match. The top three scores in this list are 77* by Tim Southee (New Zealand against England at Napier in March 2008), 68* by Mitchell Starc (Australia against South Africa at Perth in November 2012) and 63 by Ish Sodhi (New Zealand against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in November 2014)

Senuran Muthusamy and Dane Piedt (South Africa)

i) In the fourth innings of this Test match, South African tailenders and Dane Piedt put the 91 runs partnership for the ninth wicket.

  • It is South Africa’s highest ninth-wicket partnership in the fourth-innings of a Test match. Their previous record was 86 runs partnership between Mark Boucher and Fanie de Villiers against Pakistan at Durban in February-March 1998. 
  • It is the highest ninth-wicket Test partnership for South Africa against India. The previous record was 60 runs partnership between Allan Donald and Fanie de Villiers at Ahmedabad in November 1996. 

Mohammed Shami (India)


i) In the fourth innings of this match, the Indian pacer had the bowling figures of 10.5-2-35-5.

  • It is the fourth-best bowling figures by an Indian pacer in the fourth innings of a home Test. 

Indian pacers who claimed a five-wicket haul in the fourth innings of the home Test

PlayerBowling figuresOppositionVenueYear
Javagal Srinath11.5-4-21-6South AfricaAhmedabad1996
Madan Lal12-6-23-5EnglandMumbai1981
Karsan Ghavri15-6-33-5EnglandMumbai1977
Mohammed Shami10.5-2-35-5South AfricaVisakhapatnam2019
Kapil Dev13.2-0-70-5EnglandMumbai1981

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