India despite losing their last 7 wickets for just 55 runs earlier in their 1st innings have dominated day 3 of the Test match with spectacular bowling performance against the Proteas side. Mohammed Shami took a five-wicket haul while Bumrah, Thakur picked 2 wickets each and Siraj picked the remaining 1 wicket of SA batting line-up. In SA batting line-up only Temba Bavuma managed to cross the fifty-run mark. Earlier in 1st innings, Lungi Ngidi was very impressive as he recorded another five-wicket haul against India. Debutant Marco Jansen picked a wicket on the last ball of India’s 1st innings and he picked wicket on the 1st ball that he bowled in India’s 2nd innings.
Numbers and stats from SA vs IND 1st Test, Day 3:
2 – In 2021, only for second time Ravi Ashwin ended wicket-less in a Test innings. The other instance came at SCG in Jan, 2021 against Australia. Notably, Ashwin is the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket in the year 2021.
4- Mohammed Shami became fourth Indian bowler to take two (or) more than two five-wicket haul in Test cricket on South African soil.
Indian bowlers with most five-wicket haul in Test cricket on SA soil:
Javagal Srinath – 3
Venkatesh Prasad – 2
S.Sreesanth – 2
Mohammed Shami – 2
6/71 – Lungi Ngidi recorded bowling figure of 6/71 in the 1st innings of Test match.
Best bowling figure by South Africa bowler (in an innings) vs India in Test match:
Allan Donald – 7/84 in Port Elizabeth, 1992
Lungi Ngidi – 6/39 in Centurion, 2018
Vernon Philander – 6/42 in Cape Town, 2018
Dale Steyn – 6/50 in Durban, 2010
Shaun Pollock – 6/56 in Bloemfontein, 2001
Lungi Ngidi – 6/71 in Centurion, 2021
100 – Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian player to record 100 dismissals as wicket-keeper in Test cricket.
Fastest Indian player to record 100 dismissals as wicket-keeper in Test cricket (by least matches played):
Rishabh Pant – 26 matches
MS Dhoni / Wriddhiman Saha – 36 matches
Kiran More – 39 matches
197 – South Africa have recorded their lowest Test total ever in the Centurion.
Lowest Test total recorded by South Africa in Centurion:
197 vs India, 2021
200 vs Sri Lanka, 1998
200 & 206 vs Australia, 2014
200 – Mohammed Shami became 5th Indian pacer to take 200 wickets in Test cricket. Also he became 3rd fastest (by least matches played) Indian bowler to take 200 Test wickets from just 55 matches after Kapil Dev (50 matches) & Javagal Srinath (54 matches).
Indian pacers with 200 (or) more Test wickets: