SA won their 100 Test ©  AFP
SA won their 100 Test at home  © AFP

100 home wins for South Africa at home. Only Australia (238) and England (212) have more, while India  have won 98 and West Indies 85.

0 win for India at Newlands, Cape Town, the only South African ground where they have gone winless after playing 3 or more Tests. On the other hand, South Africa have won 24 Tests at Newlands, their most by far (they have won 17 at Centurion).

130 South Africa’s lowest second-innings score at home against India. Their previous lowest was 215, at Durban in 2010-11.

1 lower match aggregate at Newlands before this where all 40 wickets fell. Back in 1898-99, England scored 92 and 330, and bowled out South Africa for 177 and 35.

6/42 career-best figures for Vernon Philander. His previous best was 6/44, against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2011-12.

419 Test wickets for Dale Steyn now, which put him into the top ten of all-time wicket-takers. Steyn went past Harbhajan Singh (417). Steyn’s strike rate of 41.5 is the best in the top ten by far: Richard Hadlee (50.8) comes a distant second. In fact, of bowlers with 100 wickets since 1900, only Kagiso Rabada (39.2) has a superior strike rate.

10 dismissals for Wriddhiman Saha in the Test, the most by an Indian wicketkeeper. Saha went past MS Dhoni, who had snared 9 in the Melbourne Test of 2014-15.

5 men have now taken 10 or more dismissals in a Test: Jack Russell (11), AB de Villiers (11), Bob Taylor (10), Adam Gilchrist (10), and Saha (10). Interestingly, none of these hauls involved a stumping.

16 dismissals between the wicketkeepers in this Test (Saha 10 catches, Quinton de Kock 6 catches). This is the joint-most in history. They equalled the Lord’s Test of 1956 (Godfrey Evans 6c 1st, Gil Langley 8c 1st) and the Johannesburg Test of 1966-67 (Brian Taber 7c 1st, Denis Lindsay 8c).

99 added by Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the 8th wicket, India’s 3rd-best against and 2nd-best in South Africa. Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble had added 161 at Calcutta in 1996-97, while Pravin Amre and Kiran More had added 101 at Durban in 1991-92.

2 instances of India having a 100-run and a 50-run partnership for the 8th wicket in the same Test till date. India added 99 and 49 at Cape Town.

49 balls bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin in the Test, the lowest for him in a decided match. Ashwin’s previous lowest was 84 balls, in the Old Trafford Test of 2014. He had bowled 30 balls at Port-of-Spain in 2016 and 48 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata earlier this season, but both were drawn Tests.