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

February 08, 2010 19:51 IST

The statistical highlights of day three of the first Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur, on Monday.

# Dale Steyn's figures of seven for 51 are his best ever in Test cricket, bettering the six for 49 he took against New Zealand at Centurion in November 2007.

# This is the third occasion when Steyn has claimed six wickets in an innings -- the other instance being the six for 72 against West Indies at Durban in January 2008.

# Steyn's excellent figures are the second best in India-South Africa Tests. Lance Klusener had captured 8 for 64 for South Africa at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1996-97.

# Steyn became the third bowler for South Africa to bag seven wickets or more in an innings against India. Allan Donald had captured 7 for 84 in the 1992-93 Port Elizabeth Test -- the first to achieve the distinction.

# Steyn's 13th five-wicket haul in Tests is his second against India.

# Steyn's tally of 74 wickets (ave. 20.01) in 13 Tests was the best by any bowler in the calendar year 2008. His tally had included five instances of five wickets in an innings and one instance of ten wickets in a Test.

# Steyn has produced seven five-wicket hauls in South Africa and six away from home.

# Steyn's figures at VCA Stadium, Jamtha are bettered only by Australia's Jason Krejza -- 8 for 215 in 2008-09. With four for 143 in second outing, he had became the only spinner to capture 12 wickets in a match against India in India.

# India lost their last six wickets for 12 runs from 221 for four to 233 -- their worst collapse against South Africa.

# Sehwag has scored 18 centuries in Test cricket -- 10 at home and eight away from home.

# Sehwag's knock of 109 off 139 balls is his 17th in first team innings and only one in the second innings. The break-up of his match innings is -- first match innings 8, second match innings 9 and just one in the third match innings.

# Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy, Sehwag has scored three hundreds in 12 Tests -- 1178 (ave.58.90) in 21 innings, including six fifties.

# Sehwag's 109 is his fourth century against South Africa, emulating Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of four hundreds -- the most hundreds in India-South Africa Tests.

# Subramaniam Badrinath and Sehwag were associated in a stand of 136 -- India's best for the fourth wicket against South Africa in India, surpassing the 96 between Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly at Kanpur in November 2004.

# Sehwag became only the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (109 off 188 balls against Australia in 2008-09) to score a hundred at VCA Stadium, Jamtha

# Badrinath (56 off 139 balls) has become the 21st Indian player to register a half-century in debut innings in Tests.

# Badrinath is the third Indian to make 50 or more in an innings in his debut innings against South Africa, joining Pravin Amre -- 103 at Durban in 1992-93 and Sehwag -- 105 at Bloemfontein in 2001-02.

# The Nagpur Test has produced the first instance of follow-on in an India-South Africa Test. 

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