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England tour of South Africa 2015-16 News

Scintillating Rabada

13/144

Rabada's figures in this Test, are the second-best for South Africa in Tests. Only Makhaya Ntini's 13 for 132 vs WI, Port of Spain, 2005 was better.

Youngest for SA

0

No. of SA bowlers who took 10 or more wkts in a Test at younger age than Rabada (20y, 242d). Hugh Tayfield was the previous youngest (23y, 329d)

Many a slip

6

Number of SA batsmen including Hashim Amla who have got a hundred and a score in the nineties in a Test. The last one was Neil McKenzie

SA's session

102

Runs scored without the loss of a wicket by the hosts in the 2nd session. They are now 356 runs ahead. In the 1st session SA had made 79 for the loss of 3 wickets.

Amla in Centurion

10

No. of fifty-plus scores by Hashim Amla in Centurion - the most he has got at any venue. He's got at least one fifty-plus score in eight of his ten Tests at this venue.

A rare pair

1912

The last and the only time before AB de Villiers a SA captain got a pair in Tests. Louis Tancred had got out for a duck in both innings at the Oval in 1912.

Visiting teams' misery

2

No. of times the visiting teams have taken a first-innings lead while batting second vs SA in Centurion, in the 9 Tests before this. Eng is one of them, in 2004-05.

Promising start

1

No. of SA bowlers who have taken two six-wicket hauls in International cricket before the age of 21 - Kagiso Rabada took 6 for 16 on his ODI debut and in this Test.

The collapse

3for3

England's collapse just before lunch on day three, as they slumped from 208 for 3 to 211 for 6

Nervous 99

2

Number of 99-run stands between Cook and Root in Tests; only one other pair has more than one 99-run stand: Aravinda de Silva and Hashan Tillakaratne

Consistent Root

4

Fifty-plus scores for Root in this series, the third time he has made four or more 50-plus scores in a series in his Test career