Pakistan vs South Africa Stats: Graeme Smith becomes 1st SA skipper to hit 4 double tons
Graeme Smith has registered his fourth double hundred as captain - the first South African captain to accomplish the feat - his first three double hundreds being 277 at Birmingham and 259 at Lords - both vs England in 2003 and 232 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in February/March 2008. AB de Villiers' four hundreds as a keeper for South Africa is bettered only by Mark Boucher's five.
Statistical Highlights from Day 2 of 2nd Test between South Africa and Pakistan:
# Graeme Smith (227 not out) has posted his 27th century in Tests - his fourth vs Pakistan. Day's report
# Only Jacques Kallis (44) has recorded more hundreds than Smith for South Africa. Scorecard
# Smith's aforesaid innings is his 25th century as captain in 104 Tests, extending his record. Ricky Ponting has the next best tally as captain in Tests - 19 in 77 Tests.
# Smith's tally of 27 centuries as an opener in Tests has been bettered only by Sunil Gavaskar (33) and Matthew Hayden (30).
# Smith has registered his fourth double hundred as captain - the first South African captain to accomplish the feat - his first three double hundreds being 277 at Birmingham and 259 at Lords - both vs England in 2003 and 232 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in February/March 2008.
# Smith has joined three other captains who have scored four or more double hundreds in Tests - Brian Lara (five), Don Bradman (four) and Michael Clarke (four)
# Smith's 227 not out off 367 balls is his highest score at Dubai (DSC), eclipsing the 100 off 152 balls vs Pakistan in November 2010. He is the only captain to post two Test hundreds in UAE.
# Smith's excellent innings is the highest individual score by a captain in UAE, eclipsing the 103 not out by Steve Waugh for Australia vs Pakistan at Sharjah in October 2002.
# Smith has set a record for the highest individual innings at Dubai (DSC). He is the first to post a double hundred at this venue.
# Smith is the second South African after Jacques Kallis (13140) and the twelfth in Test annals to manage 9000 runs in Tests - 9027 (ave.49.59) in 112 Tests.
# Abraham de Villiers (157 not out) has registered his 17th century in Tests - his fourth vs Pakistan.
# During the course of his aforesaid hundred, de Villiers has completed his 1000 runs vs Pakistan - 1105 (ave.69.06) in twelve Tests. He is the third South African batsman after Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith to amass 1000 runs vs Pakistan.
# de Villiers' tally of four hundreds as wicketkeeper is bettered only by Mark Boucher's five for South Africa.
# de Villiers has amassed 736 runs at an average of 92.00 in seven Tests - the most by a South African in Tests in 2013. His tally includes three hundreds and four fifties.
# Smith and de Villiers were involved in a stand of 326 (unbroken) - South Africa's highest fifth-wicket partnership in Tests, outstripping the 267 between Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince vs West Indies at St.John's in April/May 2005.
# South Africa's previous highest fifth-wicket stand vs Pakistan was 213 between Ashwell Prince and Herschelle Gibbs at Centurion in January 2007.
# The aforesaid partnership is the second highest for South Africa for any wicket vs Pakistan in Tests, next only to the 368 for the first wicket at Cape Town in January 2003.