Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 01:47
Manjrekar: Ashwin trying to innovate even on turning tracks

R Ashwin is no longer a bowler dependent on pitch assistance as he constantly tries to deceive batsmen, irrespective of where he bowls

, play 01:40
'We weren't positive at all' - Amla

South Africa captain Hashim Amla could not hide his disappointment after his side lost their first Test series away from home in nine years

, play 01:55
Manjrekar: South African instinct got the better of AB

De Villiers failed to pick Ashwin's carrom ball as his desire to play unorthodox cricket led to his undoing

, play 02:21
Kohli denies 'undue home advantage'

India captain Virat Kohli said turning pitches are a characteristic of the subcontinent after his side sealed a series win over South Africa in Nagpur

, play 01:45
Manjrekar: Amla, du Plessis played Ashwin smartly

Sanjay Manjrekar was impressed by the grit shown by Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla at the crease, as they resisted the Indian spinners for more than 40 overs

Long standing

30.4

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

Amla's longest

97

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

160

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

Faf's done it before

134

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

2008

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

SA again

2007

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

1978

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

82

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

12

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

1910

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

250

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

42.00

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

2008

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.