Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Long standing


Overs played by the previous longest stand in the series, between Vijay and Pujara. This is now the longest.

Amla's longest


Most balls faced by Hashim Amla in his previous 9 inns on this tour. This is the first time he has faced 100+ balls in an inns.

SA show greater patience


Dots played by South Africa batsmen in the first inns. They have already played more in this innings.

Faf's done it before


Runs scored by Faf du Plessis the last time the batted against India in the fourth innings of a Test, in Johannesburg, 2013.

A fifty for the year


Last time an India bowler took 50 Test wickets in a year - Harbhajan Singh took 63. Only 12 instances including Ashwin's.

SA again


Last time before this 25 or more wickets fell in the first five sessions in a Test: SA v Pak, Cape Town.

Only once before


The only other time Ind surpassed their opposition's 1st inns total for the loss of 2 or fewer wkts in the 2nd inns: v WI 1978-79, Kolkata.

A new low, again


The previous lowest total against Ind in Tests, SL in Chandigarh in 1990. SA were bundled out for 3 runs short of that in this inns.

A new low


This is the lowest score on which SA have lost half their side in a Test innings. Previous lowest was 14, v Aus in 1902

Ashwin - the opener


The last time a spinner took more wickets than Ashwin's 56 in Tests when he opened the bowling. Colin Blythe took 74.

Harmer's milestone


First-class wickets for Simon Harmer; Among SA spinners, only Imran Tahir has taken more wickets since Harmer's debut.

At home with the bat


Ashwin's bat ave in home Tests. Only 3 India batsmen - Pujara, Kohli and Vijay - have scored more than his 630 runs in India.

Same opposition


Last time India were 6 down for fewer runs in the 1st inns of a home Test - also against SA, in Ahmedabad. They were 55/6 then.