Ishant the Game-changer for India on Day 2
By PTI | Published: 20th December 2013 02:36 PM |
Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between India and South Africa.
# 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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