Ishant the Game-changer for India on Day 2 - The New Indian Express

Ishant the Game-changer for India on Day 2

Published: 20th December 2013 02:36 PM

Last Updated: 20th December 2013 02:38 PM

Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between India and South Africa.     

Ishant Sharma reacts after trapping Hashim Amla for 36 runs during the second day of the Johannesburg Test | AP
# AB de Villiers has taken four catches -- his best performance as a wicketkeeper in a Test innings vs India.     

# Jacques Kallis has registered a golden duck for the second time in Tests. His first duck vs India is his 16th in Tests.     

# Kallis has managed just 160 runs in 10 innings at an average of 16.00 this year -- his worst performance in a calendar year in Tests when he has played at least two Tests.     

# Ishant Sharma (3/64) has recorded his best bowling figures against South Africa in South Africa in Tests.     

# Alviro Petersen, in his last 10 innings, could not record a fifty.     

# Morne Morkel (23-12-34-3) has bowled quite well to record an economy rate of 1.47. The performance is his best in a Test innings when he has bowled at least 20 overs.     

# Zaheer Khan took his tally of ducks to 28 in Tests for India, extending his unwanted record.     

# Vernon Philander's excellent figures of four for 61 are the second best by a South African bowler against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg behind the four for 39 by Shaun Pollock in 2006-07.     

# Graeme Smith (68) has recorded his eight fifty against India -- his 38th in Tests.     

# Zaheer has dismissed Smith seven times in 10 Tests -- 14 times in international cricket. No other bowler has dismissed him more than 10 times in international cricket.     

# The last three Indian batsmen had failed to score in a Test innings for the fifth time.     

# India have dismissed four out of the top five players lbw in a Test innings five times.


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