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England tour of South Africa 2015-16 News

Scintillating Rabada


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Nervous 99


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


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