# Harbhajan Singh [ Images ], with his three for 60, has surpassed Anil Kumble's [ Images ] record at Eden Gardens. Harbhajan's wicket-aggregate of 41 wickets at an average of 22.87 in just seven Tests has eclipsed Kumble's tally of 40 wickets (avg 30.82) in eight Tests.
# Dhoni [ Images ], for the first time, has lost four tosses in a row - vs Sri Lanka [ Images ] at Mumbai [ Images ], vs Bangladesh at Mirpur and vs South Africa at Nagpur and Kolkata - all instances in the 2009-10 season.
# South Africa enjoy a 100 per cent record in tosses at Eden Gardens, having won all the three - in 1996-97, 2004-05 and 2009-10.
# Alviro Petersen (100 off 164 balls) is the third player to post a century on debut for South Africa, joining Andrew Hudson (163 against West Indies [ Images ] at Bridgetown in April 1992) and Jacques Rudolph (222 not out against Bangladesh at Chittagong in April 2003).
# Petersen's outstanding innings is the best on debut by any batsman for South Africa against India, surpassing Zander de Bruyn's 83 in the 2004-05 Kanpur Test.
# South Africa were comfortably placed at 251 for 3 but lost six wickets while making just 10 runs (251 for 3 to 261 for 9) - the said instance is their second worst collapse against India, both instances happening in India. In the Ahmedabad [ Images ] Test in 1996-97, they lost six wickets for only nine runs in the second innings - from 96 for four to 105 all out.
# Hashim Amla [ Images ] has registered two consecutive centuries for the second time in Tests - 253 not out in the first Test at Nagpur and 114 at Kolkata. In the 2007-08 series against New Zealand [ Images ], Amla had made 176 not out at Johannesburg and 103 at Centurion.
# Amla's run tally of 367 (avg 367.00) in the series, including two hundreds, is a South African record against India, apart from his best ever in a series, beating Neil McKenzie's [ Images ] run-aggregate of 341 (avg.85.25), including one century and one fifty in the three-Test series in 2007-08.
# Amla, with successive hundreds against India, has taken his tally against India to three and nine in Tests.
# Amla and Petersen were involved in a stand of 209 for the second wicket - South Africa's second highest at this venue, the highest being the 212 between Daryll Cullinan and Gary Kirsten in 1996-97.
# After making 367 in the series, Amla was dismissed for the first time - a record by any batsman against India, eclipsing Pakistan's Javed Miandad's [ Images ] feat of 365 in two innings - an unbeaten 280 at Hyderabad (Niaz) and 85 at Lahore [ Images ] before being got out in January 1983.