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SA vs IND 2nd Test Stats Review: India lose a Test match at Johannesburg for first time

Dean Elgar's 96* in the 4th innings is the 2nd highest score by a South African Captain against India in Test Cricket.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 7 January 2022 11:20 am

South Africa chased down 240 runs against India in the 2nd Test match and defeated India for the first time on The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Dean Elgar’s 96* helped South Africa to win the Test convincingly by 7 wickets and level the ongoing series 1-1. On Day-4, Pujara and Rahane’s 111 run partnership helped India recover but collapse in batting order meant India couldn’t set a big target. Vihari played a valuable knock of 40* and Thakur scored a handy 28 in the 3rd innings of the match but those two innings were completely over shadowed by Elgar and van der Dussen’s partnership.

Numbers and Stats from SA vs Ind 2nd Test match (Day-3 & 4):

1 – India have lost a Test match for first time in The Wanderers Stadium at Johannesburg.

2 – Ravichandran Ashwin became only the 2nd Indian spinner after Anil Kumble to take wicket in The Wanderers Stadium at Johannesburg.

2 – Rishabh Pant recorded his 2nd duck in Test Cricket. His first duck came against England in Southampton during 2018.

2 – Dean Elgar’s 96* in 4th innings of a match is the 2nd highest score by a South African Captain against India in Test Cricket.

Highest score by a South African captain against India in Test:

Kepler Wessels – 118 in Durban, 1992
Dean Elgar – 96* in Johannesburg, 2022
Kepler Wessels – 95* in Port Elizabeth, 1992

3 – Shardul Thakur became 3rd Indian bowler after Anil Kumble and Sreesanth to pick 8 wickets in a Test match on The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Indian pacers to pick 8 (or) more wickets in a Test match on SA Soil:

Venkatesh Prasad in Durban, 1996
Javagal Srinath in Port Elizabeth, 2001
Sreesanth in Johannesburg, 2006
Sreesanth in Durban, 2006
Mohd. Shami in Centurion, 2021
Shardul Thakur in Johannesburg, 2022

3 – Ravi Ashwin has taken 130 Test wickets outside India (Away & Neutral Test matches) and has become the 3rd highest wicket-taker for India in Test Cricket outside home.

Most Test wickets for India (In Away & Neutral conditions):

Anil Kumble – 269
Harbhajan Singh – 152
Ravichandran Ashwin -130
Bishen Singh Bedi – 129
BS Chandrasekhar – 100

7 – Kagiso Rabada became 7th bowler to pick 400 international wickets for South Africa.

9 – Cheteshwar Pujara became 9th Indian batsman to record his 50th fifty-plus score in Test Cricket.

32 – Dean Elgar smashed his 32nd fifty-plus score in Test Cricket and surpassed the tally of Faf du Plessis, who had 31 fifty-plus scores in Test Cricket.

Most fifty-plus scores for SA in Tests:

Jacques Kallis – 103
Hashim Amla – 69
AB de Villiers – 68
Graeme Smith – 65
Gary Kirsten – 55
Mark Boucher / Herschelle Gibbs – 40
Daryll Cullinan – 34
Dean Elgar – 32
Faf du Plessis – 31

240 – SA Chased down 240 runs against India in the 4th innings of the Test match.

Highest Target chased against India in 4th innings of the Test match:

Australia – 339 in Perth, 1977
West Indies – 276 in Delhi, 1987
South Africa – 240 in Johannesburg, 2022

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