South Africa vs India stats: Cheteshwar Pujara slams first Test ton on foreign soil

Cheteshwar Pujara also became the first India batsman to register three hundreds in Tests this year.

Updated: September 26, 2014 13:26 IST
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India's No 3 batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his sixth Test ton, his first away from home on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at Johannesburg.

# Cheteshwar Pujara's first century away from home is also his first against South Africa. He is now the first Indian to have managed six centuries in only 26 innings. The previous Indian record was shared by three batsmen - five hundreds each in 26 innings by Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly. (Scorecard)

# Pujara is the first Indian batsman to register three hundreds in Tests this year. (Highlights)

# Pujara and Kohli put on 191 (unbroken) - India's highest third-wicket partnership vs South Africa in South Africa, eclipsing the 176 between Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar at Cape Town in January 2011. (Pujara justifies 'emerging player' tag)

# The aforesaid partnership is the second highest third-wicket stand for India vs South Africa, next only to the 249 between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar at Kolkata in February 2010. (South Africa vs India, 3rd Day Final report)

# Virat Kohli, for the second time, has recorded a hundred and a fifty (119 & 77 not out) in the same Test match - the first instance being 103 & 51 not out vs New Zealand at Bangalore in 2012.

# Kohli is the second Indian batsman to post a hundred and a fifty in the same Test match vs South Africa in South Africa - the first being 148 & 81 by Rahul Dravid at Johannesburg in January 1997.

# South Africa's 244 is their second lowest score vs India at Johannesburg - the lowest being 84 in December 2006.

# Vernon Philander (59 off 86 balls) has recorded his third Test fifty - one each vs India, Pakistan and England.

# Philander is the second batsman after Mark Boucher (two) to post a fifty while batting at number eighth position vs India in Tests.

# Plessis and Philander put on 80 - South Africa's highest for the seventh wicket vs India at Johannesburg, eclipsing the 67 between Shaun Pollock and Ashwell Prince in December 2006.

# Zaheer Khan's excellent figures of 4 for 88 are his second best vs South Africa in Tests, next only to the 4 for 62 at Cape Town in January 2007.

# Zaheer Khan needs just one wicket to complete his 300 Test wickets - his tally being 299 at an average of 32.21 in 89 Tests. (We bowled as a unit: Ishant)

# Since capturing four for 59 vs England at Leeds in 2011, Ishant has claimed four wickets in an innings for the first time. He has recorded his best bowling performance vs South Africa in Tests.

# Vernon Philander has established a South African bowling record by capturing his 100th wicket in his 19th Test, surpassing Dale Steyn's feat of reaching the milestone in 20 Tests.

# Eleven bowlers have captured the first 100 wickets in less than 20 Tests. The world record is held by England's George Lohmann, who had accomplied the feat in only 16 Tests.

# Murali Vijay (39) has recorded his highest score in seven innings vs South Africa in Tests, eclipsing the 32 at Nagpur in February 2010.

# Jacques Kallis, with Shikhar Dhawan's catch, has become the leading fielder (118) in 87 Tests at home, bettering Mahela Jayawardene's tally of 117 in 77.

Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar

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