Here are the statistical highlights of the first day's play between India and South Africa in the first Test in Nagpur.
Hashim Amla has posted his second century against India - his 8th in Tests.
Five of the eight hundreds have been recorded by Amla in South Africa.
In three consecutive innings, Amla has made 95 against England at Cape Town and 75 at Johannesburg, both in the 2009-10 series and 115 not out against India at Nagpur.
For the first time in Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost three consecutive tosses.
With his unbeaten hundred - his 25th at number four, Jacques Kallis has emulated Gary Kirsten's feat of three centuries against India. Both now share a South African record for most hundreds against India.
Gary Kirsten had posted three centuries against India - a century in each innings (102 & 133) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1996-97 and 103 at Cape Town in 1996-97.
Kallis is the first South African player to register three centuries against India in India, outstripping Gary Kirsten's two centuries.
Kallis' aforesaid knock is his highest against India, obliterating the 132 at Ahmedabad in April 2008.
Kallis is the first player to amass 1000 runs for South Africa against India - 1043 at an average of 65.18 in 12 Tests, including three hundreds and five fifties.
Kallis is also the leading run-getter against India in India, aggregating 716 at an average of 71.60 including three centuries and two fifties in eight Tests.
Kallis' tally of 34 hundreds is exceeded only by Sachin Tendulkar (45) and Ricky Ponting (39). Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara have also 34 centuries to their credit in Tests.
Kallis has posted 18 centuries at home and 16 overseas.
Hashim Amla and Kallis have shared an unbroken stand of 285 for the third wicket - South Africa's highest for any wicket against India apart from the highest for any wicket at VCAS, Jamtha, Nagpur.
South Africa's previous best against India was 256 between Kallis and Abraham de Villiers for the fifth wicket at Ahmedabad in 2007-08.
The unbroken 285-run stand is now South Africa's fifth highest for the third wicket in Tests - the highest being the 429 (unbroken) between Boeta Dippenaar and Jacques Rudolph against Bangladesh at Chittagong in April 2003.
Kallis has equalled Gary Kirsten's distinction of sharing two double century partnerships against India.
The 285-run unbroken partnership is the second highest for the third wicket by any pair against India in India - Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan had put on 324 for Pakistan at Bangalore in 2004-05.