Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the 31st Test captain for India. He is the first wicketkeeper to captain India in a Test match. Piyush Chawla, who made his Test debut against England 25 months ago in March 2006, is playing in his second Test match. Chawla (2/66) registered his best bowling performance in Tests, bettering his 1 for 8 against England at Mohali in 2006. Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith became the first South African opening pair to post six successive 50-plus stands in Test cricket - 52 against Bangladesh at Mirpur; 415 at Chittagong; 132 & 53 against India at Chepauk; 78 at Ahmedabad and 61 at Kanpur. McKenzie-Smith pair is the first South African opening pair to register four successive 50-plus partnerships against India. McKenzie became the first South African to aggregate 300 runs in the series - 327 at an average of 109.00, including one century and one fifty. In terms of run-aggregate, this is his best ever Test series, eclipsing his previous best against West Indies in 2000-01 - 301 (ave.33.44) in 5 Tests. McKenzie's aggregate is now a new Test record for South Africa against India in a Test series, bettering Gary Kirsten's aggregate of 322 (ave.53.66) in 3 Tests in 1996-97. Graeme Smith, when on four, surpassed Brian Lara's aggregate of 4685 (ave.57.84) in 47 Tests as Captain. Smith's aggregate of 4751 (ave.47.98) in 58 Tests as captain, is the fourth in the all-time list of most runs as Captain. Australia's Allan Border (6623) holds the record, followed by West Indian, Clive Lloyd (5233) and New Zealand's Stephen Fleming (5156). Smith's 69 is his sixth fifty against India - his 22nd overall. Smith's innings is the highest by a South African captain at Green Park, surpassing Hansie Cronje's 50 in 1996-97. Smith and Amla put on 91, a South African record for the second wicket at Kanpur, outstripping the 39 between Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs in 1996-97. Amla's 8th fifty is his third against India. Amla became the second South African to aggregate 300 runs in the series against India - 307 at an average of 76.75, including one century and two fifties. Graeme Smith's wicket is Yuvaj's first against South Africa - his fourth overall. His first three wickets in Test Cricket were Pakistani batsmen. Ishant Sharma (3/55) produced his second best bowling performance - his best is 5 for 118 against Pakistan at Bangalore in December 2007.