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Amla's varied performance against Anderson and Broad ESPNcricinfo Ltd

8 Number of times Amla has got out to Stuart Broad - the most has he got out to any bowler, and one more than Australia's Mitchell Johnson. However, Amla has been very successful against Broad's bowling partner, James Anderson, getting out only twice while scoring 372 runs. Amla averages 39.12 per dismissal against Broad, compared to 186 against Anderson.

6 Number of batsmen Broad has dismissed on eight or more occasions in his Test career - Michael Clarke is his most regular victim with 11 dismissals, followed by AB de Villiers (10), Ross Taylor (9) and Amla, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers(8). Since his debut, no other bowler has got more than three batsmen out on eight or more occasions. Anderson and Morne Morkel have had such success against three batsmen. Since 2001, Shane Warne is the only other bowler, apart from Broad, with eight or more dismissals of six different batsmen.

300 Wickets for James Anderson in home Tests. He becomes the first fast bowler and fourth overall to take 300 or more Test wickets at home. Muttiah Muralitharan (493 wickets in 73 matches) leads the list, while the next highest by a fast bowler is Glenn McGrath's 289 scalps in 66 home Tests. Anderson averages 25.69 in home Tests and outside England he has 171 wickets in 53 Tests at an average of 33.46.

8070 Runs for Hashim Amla in Tests. He became the fourth South Africa player to score 8000 Test runs, after Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers. However, the 178 innings taken by Amla to get there is the most among his other three team-mates. He was, however, the joint-fastest to 6000 Test runs for South Africa.

113 Runs added by Amla and Quinton de Kock for the third wicket. It is the first century partnership for South Africa in this series. Since August 2016, de Kock has been part of seven of the 14 century stands for his team.

0 Number of times de Kock had batted at No. 4 position in his Test career. He walked in at that position in this innings, ahead of captain Faf du Plessis, and struck 68 off 81 balls. This was only the fifth time he batted at No. 5 or above in his career of 33 innings and has made three fifties from those positions. Since readmission, de Villiers is the only other South Africa wicketkeeper to bat at that position.

74* Unbeaten partnership between Vernon Philander and Chris Morris, the second-highest seventh-wicket stand for South Africa in England since their readmission. This is the fourth 50-plus partnership against England in last six Test innings. India's seventh wicket had added more than 50 runs in each of the last three Tests in England's last series.

2 Fifties for Philander in this series. In the first Test, he scored 52 coming in at No. 9 in the first innings and was unbeaten on 54 on day 1 of this Test. Incidentally, he is the third-highest run-getter in this series after Joe Root and de Kock. In this innings, he joined Morris to carry South Africa past 300 after they had lost four wickets in a span of 56 runs.