South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day December 17, 2006

A new low for Gibbs

Stats highlights from the third day's play between South Africa and India at Johannesburg

Herschelle Gibbs plumbed the depths while Sreesanth threatened to soar to new heights. Stats highlights from the third day's play at Johannesburg.



Zaheer Khan: one of the few Indian batsmen who averages more abroad than at home © AFP

0 & 0 - Herschelle Gibbs's score in the innings at Johannesburg. It's the first time he has bagged a pair in 80 Tests.

39 - Jacques Kallis's aggregate in this match. It's his lowest in a Test against India, against whom his average has now dropped from 82.71 to 68.67.

8 for 87 - Sreesanth's match figures so far. The only Indian bowler to take more than eight wickets in a Test in South Africa is Venkatesh Prasad, who took 10 for 153 at Durban in 1996.

54* - Ashwell Prince's score at the end of the third day. All his three previous half-centuries in Tests have been in matches South Africa have lost. Of his four hundreds, though, South Africa have won one, drawn two and lost one.

5 - The total of the first-wicket stand in two innings for South Africa. India were marginally better with the openers adding 14 and 20 in the two innings.

37 - Zaheer Khan's contribution with the bat, which is his fourth Test score of more than 35, all of which have come overseas. Zaheer averages 15.11 when batting abroad; at home his average drops to 9.28.

48.50 - VVS Laxman's Test average in South Africa. His 73 at Johannesburg was his second half-century there in eight innings.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo