Tendulkar has posted hundreds against all the eight teams in India - the first to achieve the distinction was Rahul Dravid.
Sachin became the first batsman to record 40 centuries at one batting position (four).
Sachin's tally of 20 hundreds at home is bettered only by Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting - 21 each.
Sachin became the first to register hundreds in successive Tests at VCAS,Jamtha. Against Austraila, he had recorded 109 in November 2008.
Mohammad Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar share the Indian record for most hundreds (4) against South Africa.
Tendulkar has registered centuries in three consecutive Tests for the first time.
With his 46th hundred, Tendulkar has extended his Indian record for top-scoring on 41 occasions and is second in the list, next only to West Indian, Brian Lara (49).
India's 319 is the third instance of 300 or more in the second innings of a Test match against South Africa - the first two instances were the 400 for seven in the 1996-97 Kanpur Test and 328 at Ahmedabad in 2007-08.
Hashim Amla has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time - his first against India.
South Africa have posted their 11th victory in 23 Tests against India (Lost 5 & Drawn 7) - winning % 47.82.
South Africa have won 5, lost 4 and drawn 2 out of 11 played in India - winning % 45.45.
For Dhoni, the innings defeat is the first ever loss in Tests as captain. Dhoni has lost 1 and won 8 out of 12 played - winning % 66.66 (Drawn 3)
Dale Steyn (7/51 + 3/57) has produced the best ever performance for South Africa against India in India.
Steyn became the first South African bowler to bag ten wickets in a Test match against India in India.
Both Allan Donald (12 for 139 at Port Elizabeth in December 1992) and Shaun Pollock (10 for 147 at Bloemfontein in November 2001) had achieved the feats against India in South Africa.
Steyn's magnificent bowling figures of 10 for 108 are the second best for South Africa, next only to Allan Donald's 12 for 139 at Port Elizabeth in December 1992.
Steyn became the second South African bowler after Makhaya Ntini to bag ten wickets or more in a Test match four times.Here are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and South Africa in the first Test in Nagpur.