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

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Author 2019-10-13 03:10:04

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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.

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)

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 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

PlayerRuns scoredVenueYear
Graeme Smith73Chennai2008
Graeme Smith71Kolkata2004
Graeme Smith69Kanpur2008
Faf du Plessis64Pune2019
Faf du Plessis55Visakhapatnam2019
Hansie Cronje50Kanpur1996

Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

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i) Indian off-spinner 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.

Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)

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i) South African tailenders and 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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