Statistical Highlights: South Africa beat England by 51 runs

Updated: 20 August 2012 23:34 IST

South Africa toppled England to take the Number 1 Test spot, on Monday. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.

Statistical Highlights: South Africa beat England by 51 runs

South Africa toppled England to take the Number 1 Test spot, on Monday. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.

# Vernon Philander's tally of 63 wickets at 15.96 runs apiece, including seven five-wicket hauls and two instances of ten wickets in a match in ten Tests is quite impressive.

# Philander (5 for 30) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings against England.

# Philander has got his fourth Man of the Match award in Tests for producing an outstanding all-round performance - 96 runs, including 61 (a career-best) and seven wickets.  

# Jonny Bairstow (95 & 54) has posted a fifty in each innings of a Test match for the first time.

# Jonathan Trott (63) has posted his third fifty against South Africa - his 12th in Tests.

# Matt Prior (73) has registered his fifth fifty against South Africa - his 22nd in Tests.

# Prior became the third England wicketkeeper after Alec Stewart and Alan Knott to complete the double of 3,000 runs and 100 dismissals.

# Prior has got his first Player of the Series award for totalling 275 runs (ave.45.83) and effecting eleven dismissals.  

# Prior's aforesaid tally is the highest for England in the recently concluded series and the second highest next only to the 482 (ave.120.50) by Hashim Amla.

# Dale Steyn is the top wicket-taker in the series - 15 at 29.20 runs apiece.

# Amla has been adjudged the Player of the Series for the second time.  He had first received the award against India in 2009-10.

# England (294) have recorded their second highest score in the fourth innings in a losing cause against South Africa, behind the 304 at Cape Town in 2005.

# South Africa have replaced England as the top nation in the Reliance ICC Test Championship.

# Gary Kirsten is the first coach to lead two Test sides to number one in the World - India and South Africa.

# England have lost their first Test at Lord's in 14 outings - their last defeat was by 239 runs to Australia in 2005.

# South Africa have become the first nation to defeat England in a Test series in England since their 2-1 series win in 2008.

# South Africa have won three Test series in a row - by 2-1 against Sri Lanka in South Africa; by 1-0 against New Zealand in New Zealand - both in 2011-12 and by 2-0 against England in England in 2012.  They have won two consecutive Test series against England in England - 2-1 in 2008 and 2-0 in 2012.

# South Africa's excellent win by 51 runs is their fifth in 15 Tests against England at Lord's.




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