South Africa vs Pakistan: Highlights

Abraham de Villiers enjoys an outstanding record against Pakistan in Tests - his aggregate being 816 (ave.62.76) in ten Tests.

Updated: February 22, 2013 23:20 IST
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South Africa's 334 for six is the second highest total on the first day of a Test match at Centurion, next only to the 375 for nine by South Africa against Sri Lanka in 2000-01.

# Abraham de Villiers enjoys an outstanding record against Pakistan in Tests - his aggregate being 816 (ave.62.76) in ten Tests.

# de Villiers' third fifty against Pakistan is his 33rd in Tests.

# In five Tests this year, de Villiers has managed 447 runs at an average of 89.40. His sequence of scores being 67, 51, 31, 103 not out, 61, 36 and 98 not out.

# de Villiers' unbeaten 98 is the second highest score by a South African wicketkeeper against Pakistan in Tests - the highest being 103 not out by de Villiers at Johannesburg on February 1, 2013.

# de Villiers has become the sixth South African player to amass 3000 runs or more in Tests in South Africa, joining Jacques Kallis (6886), Graeme Smith (3755), Gary Kirsten (3384), Herschelle Gibbs (3055) and Mark Boucher (3001). Villiers' aggregate is 3023 at an average of 44.45.

# Graeme Smith has not performed consistently this year, aggregating 184 in seven innings at an average of 26.28 - his sequence of scores being 1 & 54 against New Zealand, 24, 52, 19, 29 & 5 against Pakistan.

# Hashim Amla has reached an average of fifty-plus against Pakistan - 809 at an average of 50.56, including a hundred and eight fifties, in ten Tests.

# Amla, in five successive Tests against Pakistan, has recorded fifty-plus - 80 & 118 not out at Dubai (DSC), 4 & 62 at Abu Dhabi in November 2010; 37 & 74 not out at Johannesburg; 25 & 58 at Cape Town and 92 at Centurion.

# In six Tests in succession, Amla has registered fifty-plus - his sequence of scores being 196 against Australia at Perth; 66 at Cape Town and 110 at Port Elizabeth - both vs New Zealand in January this year, followed by 37, 74 not out, 25, 58 & 92 against Pakistan.

# Amla, with 462 runs at an average of 77.00 in five Tests, is the top run-scorer this year. His tally includes a hundred and four fifties.

# Rahat Ali (3/95) has produced his best figures in Tests. On his Test debut at Johannesburg, he had gone wicketless.

# Amla and Faf du Plessis were involved in a stand of 69 - South Africa's highest third-wicket partnership against Pakistan at Centurion.

# Vernon Philander's 45 not out is his second highest score in Tests, next only to the 61 against England at Lord's in August 2012.

# de Villiers and Philander were involved in an unbroken stand of 86 - South Africa's third highest seventh-wicket partnership against Pakistan in Tests.

Rajesh Kumar

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