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SA vs IND 3rd Test Stats Preview: Rahane on verge of completing 5000 runs in Test cricket

Dean Elgar led his side brilliantly and played a crucial knock with the bat to chase 240 runs in 4th innings of the 2nd match.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 10 January 2022 10:49 pm

India have a beautiful opportunity to win a Test series on South African soil for the first time as they have all to play in the decider on Cape Town. Virat Kohli is expected to be back in this Test match after missing out previous Test unfortunately due to upper back spasm, while Ishant Sharma (or) Umesh Yadav is expected to be in the XI in place of Mohammed Siraj. South Africa will have their morale high after a thumping win against India in the previous Test match. Dean Elgar led his side brilliantly and played a crucial knock with the bat to chase 240 runs in 4th innings of the match. It will be interesting to see whether India make a comeback and clinch this series or South Africa can win this decider.

Numbers and Stats before start of SA vs IND 3rd Test match:

0 – India has never won a Test match in Cape Town so far. India have drawn 2 Test matches and lost 3 Test matches in this venue.

5 – Mohammed Shami needs 5 more wickets to become 5th Indian bowler to take 50 Test wickets against South Africa.

Most Test Wickets by an Indian bowler against South Africa:
Anil Kumble – 84
Javagal Srinath – 64
Harbhajan Singh – 60
Ravichandran Ashwin – 56
Mohammed Shami – 45

5 – Ishant Sharma needs 1 more wicket to surpass Zaheer Khan and become 5th highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket.

6 – Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Dean Elgar most times in Test cricket.

Bowlers to dismiss Dean Elgar most times in Test Cricket:
Ravichandran Ashwin – 6
Nathan Lyon – 5
Moeen Ali – 5
Dilruwan Perera – 5

30 – Ajinkya Rahane needs 30 more runs to become the highest run-scorer for India in World Test Championship (Since 2019).

Most runs for India in World Test Championship: 

Rohit Sharma – 1462
Ajinkya Rahane – 1433
Virat Kohli – 1241

Most runs in World Test Championship: 

Joe Root – 2501
Marnus Labuschagne – 1961
Ben Stokes – 1561
Steven Smith – 1558
Rohit Sharma – 1462
Ajinkya Rahane – 1433

38 – Cheteshwar Pujara needs 38 more runs to complete 3000 away runs in Test cricket. 

79 – Ajinkya Rahane needs 79 more runs to complete 5000 runs in Test cricket.

146 – Virat Kohli needs 146 more runs to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket

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