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SOUTH AFRICA 335(113.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS INDIA 307(92.1 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 258(91.3 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Varun Shetty
To play well, India need to plan well
Where South Africa's latest spearhead came from
Despite success in the second Test, South Africa's captain was concerned with the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park surface it was played on
After the kick to the gut that was their previous tour to India, South Africa really, really wanted to get their own back. And their eagerness to do so showed through clearly
India's captain has asked every member of the team to reflect on the soft dismissals and errors made by them
Cheteshwar Pujara is the first India player to be run out twice in a Test. He's the 23rd overall and first since Stephen Fleming v Zimbabwe in December 2000.
The highest run-chase at SuperSport Park in Centurion, which was by England in 2000. India are set a record target of 287 to chase. There have been only six successful chases at the venue and five of those have been by the home team.
Runs for Faf du Plessis in Tests. Since his debut, only Amla has scored more runs for SA than du Plessis.
No. of century partnerships in this series. The one between De Villiers and Elgar is the biggest of the two, going past 114 added by De Villiers and Du Plessis in the last Test.
No. of centuries by India captains in South Africa - Tendulkar (169) in Cape Town 1996-97 and Kohli in this Test.
Last time a spinner opened the bowling for South Africa in the first innings - Aubrey Faulkner v Australia. SA opened with Keshav Maharaj in this Test.
Wickets for Mohammad Shami in Tests, becoming only the 7th India fast bowler to the milestone.
Wickets for Ashwin so far, which is already 2nd-best for a spinner in the first innings of a Centurion Test; Swann's 5 for 110 in 2009 is the best. Ashwin's 31 overs is 3rd-highest by a spinner in the 1st inngs in Centurion
Number of ducks at home for de Kock in all international matches. He has 7 in away games - 3 in NZ, 2 in Ban, 1 each in Aus and SL - but this one in Centurion was his first in South Africa
Innings between two run-outs for Amla in Tests. The last time he was run out in this format was way back in November 2012, in Perth
Previous most runs by a batsman at SuperSport Park in Centurion, by Jacques Kallis. Hashim Amla has gone past that mark.
Aiden Markram's average in last 6 innings in Centurion (his home ground) across all formats in last six innings, before this match. His scores have been: 161, 119, 87, 51*, 56*, 18*. He has got to another fifty in this innings.
No. of 50+ partnerships between Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar in 7 Test innings, including this innings. They average over 100 as a pair.
Win-loss record for South Africa in Centurion, in 22 previous Tests. Their win-loss ratio of 8.50 at the venue is the second-best for any team playing 10+ Tests at a ground.