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Statistical highlights: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2

February 07, 2010 21:20 IST

Following are the statistical highlights from Day 2 of the first Test between India and South Aftica in Nagpur.

# South Africa's previous highest total against India in India was 540 at Chennai in March 2008.

# South Africa's 558 for six wickets declared is the third highest in India-South Africa Tests - the highest being India's 627 at Chennai in March 2008.

# Amla-Kallis pair became the first to share a triple century stand for any wicket in India-South Africa Tests.

# The previous best third-wicket stand against India in India was 324 by Pakistan's pair - Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younus Khan in the 2004-05 Bangalore Test.

# The 340-run partnership is now the second highest for the third wicket against India. Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar had shared a 451-run partnership for Pakistan at Hyderabad (Sind) in 1982-83.

# Abraham de Villiers and Hashim Amla added 108 runs, establishing a fourth wicket partnership record for South Africa against India, bettering the 105 between Herschelle Gibbs and Boeta Dippenaar at Port Elizabeth in November 2001.

# By conceding 166 runs, Harbhajan Singh has recorded a dubious distinction. His runs' tally as a bowler is the most by an Indian bowler in an innings against South Africa, surpassing his own record (164 runs) at Chennai in March 2008.

# Harbhajan became the only Indian bowler to concede 150 runs or more in an innings two times against South Africa.

# For South Africa, two batsmen have registered 150 or more in the same Test innings for the first time against India.

# Amit Mishra (53-5-140-0) has conceded 100 runs or more without capturing a single wicket - an unwanted feat achieved by him for the first time in a Test innings.

# AB de Villiers has posted his 21st fifty in Tests - his first against India.

# De Villiers, during the course of his aforesaid fifty, has become the eighth South African to amass 2,000 runs or more in Tests on foreign soil - 2010 (average 54.32) in 24 Tests, including five centuries and ten fifties.

# Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis have been involved in a 340-run partnership, the highest for the third wicket against India in India. The said partnership is the second highest for any wicket against India in India, next only to the 351 for sixth wicket by Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene for Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in November last year.

# Kallis's marvellous knock of 173 off 351 balls is his second best in an overseas Test, next only to his career-best 189 not out against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in September 2001.

# Amla has become the 14th batsman for South Africa to make a double hundred. The said knock is his first score of 250 or more in First-class Cricket/Tests.

# Amla's previous highest in Tests was an unbeaten 176 against New Zealand at Johannesburg in 2007-08.

# Amla's innings is the highest individual knock for South Africa against India, surpassing the only double hundred made by AB de Villiers - 217 not out at Ahmedabad in 2007-08.

# Amla's aforesaid innings is the highest individual at VCAS, Jamtha, bettering Jacques Kallis's 173 in the first Test of the 2009-10 series.

# The aforesaid knock is the fourth best against India in India. Mahela Jayawardene (275 at Ahmedabad in November 2009) holds a record, followed by Younus Khan - 267 at Bangalore in March 2005 and Rohan Kanhai - 256 at Kolkata in December 1958/January 1959.

# Hashim Amla has recorded the second longest individual innings for South Africa, taking 675 minutes for his unbeaten 253. Only Gary Kirsten had batted longer than Amla for South Africa - 878 minutes for his 275 against England at Durban in December 1999.

# Amla's 675-minute knock is the eighth longest individual innings in terms of minutes against India. Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya had batted 799 minutes for his 340 at Colombo RPS in August 1999. The said innings is the highest by any batsman against India.

# On Indian soil, only two batsmen have played longest individual innings in terms of minutes than Amla - Sunil Gavaskar took 708 minutes for his 172 against England at Bangalore in 1981-82 and Pakistan's Younus Khan - 690 minutes for his 267 at Bangalore in 2004-05.

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