Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

BA Stokes
258(198) 30x4 - 11x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 62 runs
  • 9x4 - 2x6
1 20 19 21 74 53 36 34
HM Amla
201(477) 27x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 61 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
12 20 22 42 35 12 9 49

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Piedt
O18
M8
R38
W3
Eco2.11
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
K Rabada
O29.5
M2
R175
W3
Eco5.86
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Partnerships

  • ENG - 1st
  • SA - 1st
  • ENG - 2nd

England - 1st - Innings

55
AN Cook27 (49)
AD Hales27 (51)
74
NRD Compton31 (77)
AD Hales33 (89)
38
NRD Compton14 (28)
JE Root23 (42)
0
JWA Taylor0 (1)
JE Root0 (0)
56
JE Root27 (37)
BA Stokes24 (37)
399
JM Bairstow143 (189)
BA Stokes234 (161)
7*
MM Ali0 (0)
JM Bairstow7 (2)

South Africa - 1st - Innings

7
D Elgar1 (3)
S van Zyl4 (12)
78
HM Amla34 (66)
D Elgar43 (68)
183
HM Amla92 (201)
AB de Villiers88 (211)
171
HM Amla75 (197)
F du Plessis86 (180)
0
F du Plessis0 (3)
T Bavuma0 (0)
10
T Bavuma4 (8)
Q de Kock5 (10)
167
T Bavuma89 (128)
CH Morris69 (111)
11*
T Bavuma9 (12)
K Rabada2 (10)

England - 2nd - Innings

17
AN Cook8 (27)
AD Hales5 (21)
2
NRD Compton2 (5)
AD Hales0 (5)
36
NRD Compton6 (21)
JE Root29 (29)
30
NRD Compton7 (34)
JWA Taylor23 (46)
30
JWA Taylor4 (29)
BA Stokes26 (34)
1
JM Bairstow1 (1)
JWA Taylor0 (9)
43*
MM Ali10 (60)
JM Bairstow29 (74)

Run-fest at Newlands

74.47

The average runs per wkt in this Test, the highest ever in a Test in South Africa. The top three such matches are all in Cape Town

Cook in trouble

29.90

Alastair Cook's Test average in South Africa, his lowest among all countries

A first in South Africa

0

Instances, before this Test, of both teams getting 600-plus totals in the first innings of a Test in South Africa

A gush of century stands

3

Century partnerships in the SA innings, the 14th such instance for them, and the first since the 2013 Boxing Day Test against India

Tough for the bowlers

2

Tests in South Africa where six or more bowlers conceded 100+ in an inngs; the only previous instance was also v Eng, in Durban in 1939

Amla's stunning comeback

251

Test runs scored by Amla in 12 innings in 2015. His highest in the year was 63

Batting on and on

3

Number of times Amla has faced 450+ deliveries in a Test innings. Gary Kirsten is the only other SA batsman to do it three times

Run-fests in Cape Town

58.85

The highest runs per wicket in a Test in South Africa (before this game), when West Indies played at Newlands in January 2004

A new high for Amla-Faf

113

The previous highest stand in Tests between Amla and du Plessis. This is the second century stand between them, and their best