Player of the Match
Player of the Match
36.6
4
Phehlukwayo to Liton Das, FOUR runs, too full and straying onto the pads, Liton simply tickles it away to the fine-leg boundary. Four boundaries off the over
36.5
4
Phehlukwayo to Liton Das, FOUR runs, too full on off, Liton pushes Andile again, this time driving exquisitely to the right of mid-on
36.4
4
Phehlukwayo to Liton Das, FOUR runs, pitched up and outside off, Andile invites the drive. Liton obliges, presses forward and strokes it straight of mid-off. Parnell dives over the ball and lets it through to the boundary
36.2
4
Phehlukwayo to Liton Das, FOUR runs, short and outside off, sits up, Liton picks up the length early. He rocks back and cracks a pull to the midwicket boundary. Andile doesn't have the pace to trouble Liton
35.2
4
Maharaj to Rubel Hossain, FOUR runs, overpitched on middle and leg, Rubel brings out another whippy drive and sends it to the right of mid-on
33.6
4
Olivier to Rubel Hossain, FOUR runs, Rubel gets off the mark after 10 balls. Leg-stump half-volley, which is driven capably to the left of mid-on
30.3
4
Phehlukwayo to Liton Das, FOUR runs, back of a length at off stump, stands tall and whips this off the front foot, past mid-on. Very stylish from him today
24.6
4
Parnell to Liton Das, FOUR runs, overpitched outside off stump, leans into it and it's another good looking drive past extra cover
23.5
4
Rabada to Liton Das, FOUR runs, back of a length outside off, weight moves backwards this time and he's in great position to punch this to the cover boundary
23.3
4
Rabada to Liton Das, FOUR runs, lovely shot. Good length, outside off stump. Leans into it and punches on the up through the covers
22.2
4
Parnell to Liton Das, FOUR runs, good length, wide outside off. Takes it on with a drive and slices it uppishly, but even Bavuma can't hold onto this at slip
21.2
4
Rabada to Liton Das, FOUR runs, great shot. This short one sits in the pitch and allows him some time. Great balance and he watches it onto the bat as he hooks and keeps it down
18.6
4
Parnell to Liton Das, FOUR runs, oh good shot. Back of a length and angled into the corridor, but he leaps to punch this past point
16.5
4
Parnell to Liton Das, FOUR runs, good length, angled away but he's closer to it this time with a stride and punches to the long-off boundary
16.4
4
Parnell to Liton Das, FOUR runs, outside edge flies over Elgar at third slip. Wide length ball outside off stump, chases it and gets an edge that's too quick for Elgar's leap
14.1
4
Parnell to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, overpitched and wide outside off stump. Easy to put that away, and he does. Not a lot of feet though. He reaches away from his body and sliced it through point
13.5
4
Olivier to Imrul Kayes, FOUR runs, takes on the hook and hits it in the air again, but this one bisects fine leg and deep square. Wasn't in control as this hurried him at chest-height
13.3
4
Olivier to Imrul Kayes, FOUR runs, short at leg stump, stays put in the crease and ramps this fine with a hook he never wanted to keep down
9.6
4
Olivier to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, pushed wide of the cordon with some control. Sits on the back foot, waits for this at an off stump line and dabs it into that empty region
9.3
4
Olivier to Mominul Haque, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off stump, easily tapped to the cover boundary
8.6
4
Rabada to Imrul Kayes, FOUR runs, short at middle stump, climbs slowly off the pitch and gives him plenty of time to swivel and slap this to the square leg boundary
8.2
4
Rabada to Imrul Kayes, FOUR runs, outside edge rolls through the gully region. Back of a length, in the corridor. Soft hands as he looks to defend. Thick outside edge
4.1
4
Rabada to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR runs, back of a length and angling across off, 139ks, Sarkar latches onto the width and creams it away through cover-point
1.4
4
Olivier to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR runs, back of a length and attached with a lot of width outside off, Sarkar latches onto it and cracks a cut to the left of backward point
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Rare big opening stand

9

No. of 200-run opening stands in Tests in South Africa before the one between Elgar and Markram. The previous one was between Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers v ZIM in 2005.

When toss doesn't matter

2

Number of higher opening stands in the 1st innings after losing the toss and being put in: 301 by Gibbs-Smith v WI, and 255 by Hayden-Langer, v SL

Amla past Graeme Smith

28

Centuries Hashim Amla has now made in Tests. He goes past Graeme Smith with only Jacques Kallis ahead of him among batsmen from SA.

Bloemfontein blitz

4.77

South Africa's scoring rate in their innings - tenth highest among 576 totals of 500+ in Test history and the second-highest in Tests in SA.

A huge win for SA

1

Where the win stands, in terms of margin of victory, for South Africa in Tests. Their previous best was an inns and 229, v SL in 2001