Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test: Day 1 Statistical Highlights

Hashi Amla is dangerous all on his own. Partnered by veteran Jacques Kallis, he is absolutely rampaging. The numbers are proof.

Last updated on Friday, 09 November, 2012 15:03 IST
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New Delhi: South Africa made a confident start to their Australian series with Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis taking their team to 255/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the opening Test. A look at the statistical highlights from the day's play.

# Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla have recorded a partnership of 136 (unbroken) - their eleventh in Tests. Jacques Kallis and Abraham de Villiers hold a South African record by sharing 12 century partnerships in Tests.

# Amla and Kallis have totalled 3607 runs at an average of 66.79 in 58 innings - the highest by a South African pair in Tests, surpassing the 3592 (ave.61.93) by Kallis and de Villiers in 64 innings.

# Hashim Amla (90 not out) has posted his fifth fifty against Australia - his 24th in Tests. The said innings is his highest score in Tests in Australia.

# Amla, in the course of his above innings, has completed his 5000 runs in Tests - 5036 in 63 Tests (109 innings) at an average of 50.86. He became the seventh South African to achieve the feat.

# Amla's distinction of reaching 5000 runs in 109 innings is the second fastest by a South African in Tests - the quickest being 108 innings taken by Herschelle Gibbs

# Amla's runs' aggregate of 777 in eight Tests at an average of 86.33 is the highest by a South African batsman in Tests this year - the second best overall, behind Michael Clarke's 782 (ave.86.88) in just seven Tests.

# Among the seven South African players with 5,000 runs or more in Tests, Amla is the third after Kallis and Smith to register an average of 50-plus in Tests

# Alviro Petersen (64) has posted his fourth fifty in Tests - his first in his maiden innings against Australia.

# Petersen is averaging 56.58 in Tests in 2012 - his aggregate being 679 in eight Tests, including three hundreds and a fifty.

# Amla and Kallis have added 136 (unbroken) for the third wicket - the highest partnership for any wicket for South Africa against Australia at Brisbane.

# Jacques Kallis' superb unbeaten 84 is his 10th fifty against Australia, extending his record - 1723 runs in 26 Tests at an average of 40.06, including four hundreds. The said innings is his 56th fifty in Tests.

Story first published on: Friday, 09 November 2012 14:56 IST

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