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Fourth innings at Newlands

9

No. of times batsmen have played 150 or more balls in the fourth innings at this venue, out of 350-plus innings

Long last-stands

117.5

Avg. no. of balls faced by de Villiers in the 4th innings in the last 5 years. Only du Plessis (187) and Rogers (128.4) have higher numbers

30 is the new 20

1

Ryan Harris is the first fast bowler to take 100 Test wickets after making his debut after the age of 30

Warner stats

2

Number of openers before Warner to hit a century and a fifty in a Test at Newlands, Eddie Barlow and Taufeeq Umar

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