Virat Kohli becomes eighth Indian to score a Test ton in South Africa

Virat Kohli (119) has recorded his career-best score in Tests, eclipsing the 116 vs Australia in the 2011-12 Adelaide Test.

Updated: December 19, 2013 13:53 IST
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# India have won three successive tosses at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg between 1997 and 2013. (Click here for full coverage on India's tour of South Africa)

# By merely stepping on to the field at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian player and the 14th overall to record a half-century of Tests as captain. He is the first to play 50 Tests as captain-cum-wicketkeeper. (Also read: Sachin will be proud of Kohli, says Gavaskar)

# Since the Adelaide Test vs Australia in January 2012, the Johannesburg Test is India's first Test away from home. India have lost eight successive Tests away from home before the Johannesburg Test.

# India's last Test win away from home is by 63 runs vs West Indies at Kingston in June 2011. (South Africa's bodyline tactics failed against me: Kohli)

# Playing in his first Test away from home, Shikhar Dhawan has scored 13 off 27 balls - his lowest score in Tests.

# Dale Steyn has captured his 500th first-class wicket - his victim being Shikhar Dhawan. (Stats)

# Murali Vijay is averaging just 12.83 in six innings vs South Africa - his sequence of scores being 4, 32 & 7 in India in 2010; 19 & 9 in South Africa in December 2010 and 6 in South Africa in December 2013. (Day 1 in pics)

# Vijay's home average is 51.70 as compared to overseas average of 18.07 - his only fifty in 13 innings away from home is 58 vs Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in July 2010.

# Cheteshwar Pujara (25) has recorded his highest score in four innings vs South Africa, eclipsing the 19 at Durban in December 2010.

# Virat Kohli (119) has recorded his career-best score in Tests, eclipsing the 116 vs Australia in the 2011-12 Adelaide Test.

# Kohli has posted centuries in successive Tests on foreign soil.

# Kohli became the eighth Indian batsman to register a hundred in Tests in South Africa. Sachin Tendulkar had posted five centuries in Tests in South Africa.

# Kohli is the third Indian player to record a century in his debut innings vs South Africa in Tests, joining Pravin Amre (103 at Durban in 1992-93) and Virender Sehwag (105 at Bloemfontein in 2002-03). Both Amre and Sehwag had achieved the distinction on Test debut.

# Kohli's first hundred vs South Africa is his fifth in Tests.

# Kohli's magnificent century is his first in first match innings, eclipsing the 58 vs New Zealand at Hyderabad in August 2012.

# Since Sachin Tendulkar's 146 vs South Africa at Cape Town in January 2011, Kohli's hundred is the first by an Indian batsman at number four in Tests.

# Kohli is the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan and Abraham de Villiers to register six international hundreds this year.

# Ajinkya Rahane (43 not out) has posted his highest Test score.

Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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