3rd Test Highlights: India vs SA, Day 4

Updated: 05 January 2011 16:39 IST

Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and South Africa in the third Test in Cape Town.

3rd Test Highlights: India vs SA, Day 4

Cape Town:

Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and South Africa in the third Test in Cape Town.

# The Indians need 340 to win the Cape Town Test. The Highest Fourth innings totals at this venue are:

Total  Target  Team          Opponent  Series   Result

354/5  441     West Indies   S.Africa  2003-04  Drawn
335    408     South Africa  N.Zealand 1961-62  Lost
334/6  331     Australia     S.Africa  2001-02  Won
306    377     Sri Lanka     S.Africa  1997-98  Lost
304    501     England       S.Africa  2004-05  Lost
296/9  466     England       S.Africa  2009-10  Drawn
280    451     Australia     S.Africa  1969-70  Lost
271    421     West Indies   S.Africa  1998-99  Lost
224    312     South Africa  England   1927-28  Lost
211/5  211     South Africa  India     2006-07  Won

# Jacques Kallis is the second batsman to register three hundreds in a Test series against India, joining Hashim Amla in 2009-10.

# His career average of 57.43 is the best amongst the players with 9,000 runs or more in Tests.

# Kallis is the first South African to register a hundred in each innings of a Test match twice. He had first posted a hundred in each innings of a Test against Pakistan at Karachi in 2007-08 - 155 & 100 not out.

# Kallis is the first South African to make two hundreds in a Test match in South Africa. The South African players with a hundred in each innings of a Test match are:

Scores      Batsman            Opponents  Venue        Series

146 & 109*  Jacques Kallis     India      Cape Town    2010-11
155 & 100*  Jacques Kallis     Pakistan   Karachi      2007-08
189 & 104*  Alan Melville      England    Nottingham   1947
120 & 189*  Bruce Mitchell     England    The Oval     1947
102 & 133   Gary Kirsten       India      Kolkata      1996-97
114 & 123*  Hashim Amla        India      Kolkata      2009-10

# With his 40 Test centuries, Kallis has moved into the second place, bettering Ricky Ponting's tally of 39 and only Sachin Tendulkar has registered more hundreds (51) than him.
 
# Harbhajan has taken 60 wickets (ave.28.40) in eleven Tests against South Africa.

# Harbhajan has bagged five wickets or more in an innings 25 times.  His tally includes four instances against South Africa.

# For the first time in South Africa, Harbhajan has taken five wickets in an innings.
 
# Harbhajan (7/120) has recorded his best bowling performance on foreign soil, surpassing the six for 63 against New Zealand at Hamilton in March 2009.

# Harbhajan has become the first Indian bowler to take seven wickets in an innings in South Africa.

# Harbhajn is the  only Indian bowler to bag seven wickets in an innings against South Africa twice.  His figures of seven for 87 at Kolkata in November 2004 are the best for India against South Africa.

# Kallis, for the first time, has aggregated 400 or more in a Test series against India - 498 (ave.166.00), including three hundreds - his aggregate is the highest by any batsman in India-South Africa Tests.

# Mark Boucher has posted his highest innings in the present series - 55 off 82 balls.

# Boucher's 34th half-century in Tests is his fifth against India.

# Kallis and Boucher have shared a stand of 103 for the seventh wicket - South Africa's highest against India at Newlands, Cape Town, bettering the 101 (unbroken) between Brian McMillan and Shaun Pollock in January 1997.

# Kallis (161 and 109*) has totalled 270 in the Cape Town Test - his highest in a Test match, beating the 255 (155 & 100 not out) against Pakistan at Karachi in 2007-08.



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