Mohali: Statistical highlights on day two of the first cricket Test between India and South Africa at the PCA Stadium.
# Murali Vijay became the 35th Indian batsman to complete 1,000 runs in Tests in India - his aggregate being 1001 at an average of 52.68, including three centuries and three fifties.
# An Indian opening pair has not put on a stand of fifty in eight successive innings and they could amass just 44 runs
at an average of 5.50 for India.
# AB de Villiers (63) has registered his third fifty vs India - his 37th in Tests.
# de Villiers' aforesaid innings is his second highest in India behind the 217 not out at Ahmedabad in April 2008.
# de Villiers is averaging 59.65 in Tests in Asia - his tally being 1551 in 30 innings, including three centuries and seven fifties.
# Shikhar Dhawan became the fifth Indian opening batsman to post a Pair in a Test match. The first four being Pankaj Roy, Farokh Engineer, Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag.
# Ravindra Jadeja's Test bowling record in India is superb - his aggregate being 30 in six Tests at 19.70 runs apiece, including one instance of a five-wicket haul - 5 for 58 against Australia at Delhi in 2012-13.
# Cheteshwar Pujara has once again taken his batting average to fifty-plus in Tests - his tally being 2312 runs (ave.50.26) in 29 Tests, including seven centuries and seven fifties.
# His record against South Africa is superb, averaging 50.62 - his aggregate being 405 in five Tests including a century and two fifties.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (5/51) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings vs South Africa - his 13th in Tests. At Johannesburg in December 2013, in his only previous Test against them, he had failed to take a wicket - his figures being 0/25 & 0/83.
# With 36 wickets at 21.47 runs apiece in six Tests this year, Ashwin is the leading Indian bowler in Tests this year. His aggregate includes four five-wicket hauls and one instance of ten wickets in a Test match.
# Ashwin is the only bowler to take five wickets in an innings four times this year. He has established a record for taking only 16 Tests to complete 100 wickets (ave.23.43) on Indian soil, surpassing Harbhajan Singh's record of reaching the milestone in 19 Tests.
# Ashwin has recorded 13 five-wicket hauls in Tests in the subcontinent - his aggregate being 126 (ave.22.36) in 20 Tests. Waqar Younis is the only other bowler to bag 13 five-wicket hauls in his first 20 Tests in Asia.
# Ashwin, appearing in his 29th Test, has completed his 150 wickets in Tests at an average of 27.84. He is the quickest Indian to 150 wickets in Tests, surpassing the feats of Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble, who had taken 34 Tests each.
# Ashwin is the joint second-fastest spinner to 150 Test wickets. Clarrie Grimmet had taken 28 Tests to accomplish the distinction. South Africa's off spinner Hugh Tayfield and Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal had taken 29 Tests.
# South Africa's 184 is their third lowest total against India in India in Tests. Their two lowest scores were 176 at Mumbai in February 2000 and 177 at Kanpur in December 1996.
# The three Indian spinners have bagged all ten wickets at 14.10 runs apiece - the best ever average by Indian spinners when they took all ten wickets in the first innings, surpassing the 15.20 in the Bangalore Test vs England (195) in 1976-77.
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Updated Date: Nov 06, 2015 22:10:11 IST