Best performances - Batsmen
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Hours of play (local time)
INDIA 187(76.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 194(65.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS INDIA 247(80.1 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
How South Africa worked on extra padding for their batsmen on a difficult Wanderers track
Stats from South Africa v India: record-low scores, pretty 40s, and a keeper's dream
India need to have the ambition to see this tour of South Africa as one of missed opportunities, and ensure they don't miss them again
The likelihood of sanctions against the Wanderers for the pitch it produced for the third Test against India will not deter South Africa from continuing to ask curators to prepare surfaces to favour their pace attack
He is rarely bowling any bad balls and because of the pressure he created at one end in Johannesburg, South Africa were always on the hook
Wickets for Shami in the 2nd innings of this series, average 8.75. In the 1st innings, 3 wickets at 50.33
Instances of SA openers carrying their bats in Tests since their readmission - Kirsten made 100* v Pakistan, 1997, and Elgar made 118* v Eng, 2015
Amla's in-control percentage in his knock of 52, the best among all batsmen in the Test. KL Rahul had a control % of 84.1 and Vijay 80.3 in India's 2nd innings
Century partnerships in the series, all for SA: de Villiers-Elgar in Centurion, de Villiers-du Plessis in Cape Town and Amla-Elgar in Jo'burg
No. of five-wicket hauls by India bowlers at the Wanderers in Johannesburg - their most at any venue in South Africa. Kumble, Srinath, Sreesanth and Bumrah are the ones with five-fors there.
Kagiso Rabada has played his top-two longest Test innings in this series - 66 balls in first innings in Cape Town and 84 balls in first innings of this Test.
Runs for which India lost their last six wickets, after being 144 for 4. Except Pujara, Kohli and Bhuveshwar none of them could get into double-digits.
No. of consecutive innings without a fifty by Pujara outside Asia, before this match. His last fifty outside Asia was 73 against Australia at Adelaide. This is only his 5th 50+ score in 34 innings.
No. of balls taken by Pujara to score his first run in this innings. Since 2001, only one player has taken more balls to open his account: Stuart Broad 61 balls v NZ, Auckland, 2013.
Average of India's openers in this series - the lowest in any series of 3 or more Tests. In 10 innings between Vijay, Dhawan and Rahul they have played just one inns of 20+ runs.
No. of losses for India at the Wanderers, in their previous four Tests. They won one, in 2006-07, and drawn three.