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Amla's fast 1000 against New Zealand

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1000 Runs Hashim Amla has scored in Tests against New Zealand. He becomes the third South Africa batsman to do so after Jackie McGlew and Jacques Kallis. Amla averages 76.92 against New Zealand and has made four hundreds and six fifties so far against them.

15 Number of innings taken Amla to make 1000 Test runs against New Zealand - the third least against them by any batsman. Wally Hammond had taken just 11 innings to aggregate 1000 runs against New Zealand. Javed Miandad had done so in 13 innings.

2005 The last time South Africa's openers put up a bigger partnership than their 133-run stand in this innings in Tests at home. Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers had added 217 runs in South Africa's first innings of the Cape Town Test against Zimbabwe. Since then the stand in this match is only the fifth hundred stand by South Africa's openers in 90 innings in Tests. This was also South Africa's first century stand for their first wicket in 35 innings since Smith and Alviro Petersen added 103 in the first innings in Durban in 2013-14.

2012 Last time before this both South Africa openers made fifty-plus runs in a Test innings. Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen had made 122 and 54 in the famous Adelaide Test. The last such instance for them in home Tests had come in 2010-11, against India at the same venue, when Smith and Petersen made fifties in South Africa's first innings.

238.00 Quinton de Kock's batting average in Tests at the SuperSport Park. This was the first time he was dismissed at this venue in Tests from four innings. Before his 82 in this innings he had hit an unbeaten century against England in January this year. In seven Tests elsewhere de Kock has made 284 runs at an average of 28.40. He has made 522 runs in Tests at an average of 47.45.

4 Consecutive fifty-plus scores for Amla in Centurion. He has made 1201 runs at an average of 85.78 at this venue and has hit five hundreds and six fifties in just 15 innings. Amla's sequence of four such scores is the second longest by a batsman in Centurion. De Villiers had a sequence of five fifty-plus scores at this venue between 2009 and 2014.

2014 The last time before this JP Duminy hit a fifty in Tests, which was against Zimbabwe in Harare. In 11 innings since then Duminy had scored only 157 runs at an average of 15.70.

397 The lowest a team had scored in the first innings of the previous four Tests at this venue. Australia had won that Test by a margin of 281 runs in 2013-14. Each of the four Tests had been won by teams batting first. The hosts themselves had put up scores of 418, 409, 552 for 5d and 475 the last four times they had batted first in a Test at this venue. Kane Williamson went against the numbers by asking the hosts to bat first in this Test.

2010 The last time before this innings each of South Africa's top-four batsmen hit at least 50 runs in a Test innings. That instance too had come in Centurion where South Africa's top five had made two fifties and three hundreds in their first innings against India. Overall, this is only the ninth such instance for South Africa.

22 Overs bowled by Neil Wagner on the first day of the Test. He was the most economical of the New Zealand bowlers, giving away only 51 runs, and took the wickets of de Kock and Amla. Wagner has been the most successful bowler for the visitors so far on tour, taking five wickets at an average of 19.60. The other New Zealand pacers have taken six wickets at an average of 62.83.