India vs South Africa: Jacques Kallis hits his 150th international fifty
Jacques Kallis now has 150 half-centuries to his credit in all three international formats combined. This was his 59th fifty in 166 Tests. He also has 86 ODI half-centuries and five in T20 Internationals.
Here are the statistical highlights from Day 3 of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa in Durban:
# Alviro Petersen (62) has recorded his seventh fifty in Tests- his third vs India. (Day 3 report)
# Two fifty-plus innings in succession have been registered by Petersen for the first time in Tests. In his previous innings at Johannesburg, he had scored 76 off 162 balls. (Highlights)
# Alviro Petersen and Graeme Smith were associated in a stand of 103 - South Africa's first century partnership for the first wicket vs India at Kingsmead, Durban, eclipsing the 99 between AB de Villiers and Smith in December 2006. (Pics)
# For the first time, two successive century stands for the first wicket have been recorded for South Africa vs India in Tests - 108 at Johannesburg and 103 at Durban.
# Of the six century stands for the first wicket for South Africa vs India in Tests, Petersen and Smith have shared three.
# Petersen and Smith have recorded six century stands for the first wicket for South Africa, joining Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith (seven) and Eddie Barlow and Trevor Goodard (six), who have registered six or more such partnerships for the first wicket.
# As compared to his overall Test average of 49.42, Smith is averaging 36.92 vs India.
# Hashim Amla has been dismissed 'bowled' in three successive innings for the first time in Tests.
# AB de Villiers (74) has registered his 34th fifty in Tests - his second vs India.
# With 933 runs at an average of 77.75 in 9 Tests, AB de Villiers is the top run-scorer for South Africa in Tests this year.
# Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers were involved in a 127-run stand - South Africa's second highest partnership for the fourth wicket vs India - the highest being 224 by the same pair at Centurion in December 2010.
# Ravindra Jadeja became the first left-arm spinner to bag four wickets in a Test innings for India in South Africa, outstripping the 3 for 73 by Venkatapathy Raju at Port Elizabeth in December 1992.
# Jadeja became the second Indian spinner to take four wickets in an innings at Kingsmead, Durban. Harbhajan took 4 for 10 in South Africa's first innings in December 2010.
# Jacques Kallis has become the first batsman to register ten innings of fifty or more at Kingsmead, Durban. His tally includes four hundreds and six fifties.
# Kallis' tally of 1229 (ave.51.20) in 16 Tests is the highest by a batsman at Kingsmead, Durban.
# Jean-Paul Duminy (28) has posted his first double-digit score vs India in Tests - his sequence of scores against India being 9, 0 & 6 in India in February 2010; 2, 5 & 28 in December 2013.
# Jacques Kallis' unbeaten 78 is his highest score in 17 innings in Tests since posting 147 vs Australia at Brisbane in November 2012.
(Stats Rajesh Kumar)