Almost unbeatable, and almost winless

AB de Villiers is all smiles after bringing up his century Associated Press

17-0 South Africa's win-loss record in Cape Town Tests against all teams other than Australia since 1993. Against Australia they have a 2-4 record during this period. Against West Indies they have won three times and drawn once.

1-47 West Indies' win-loss record in overseas Tests, excluding matches in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, since November 2000. Their only win during this period has come against South Africa, in Port Elizabeth in 2007. However, they've also lost seven out of 10 Tests there. In Australia they've lost 10 out of 11, and in England 11 out of 13.

74 Dean Elgar's aggregate in six previous innings in Cape Town, before making an unbeaten 60 in the second innings against West Indies. His previous highest in those six innings was 23. It was his third 50-plus score in 19 Test innings outside Port Elizabeth, where he has two hundreds and a half-century in four innings. (Click here for Elgar's venue-wise stats.)

5 The number of Man-of-the-Match awards for AB de Villiers in Tests. This was his first against West Indies, and his first in a home Test since January 2005. His previous awards have been against England, India, Australia and Pakistan. Overall, 10 South Africans have won more Man-of-the-Match awards in Tests than de Villiers.

1 The number of South African batsmen who have scored a century on Test debut, and a duck in their last Test. Alviro Petersen, who announced his retirement after the Cape Town Test, made 100 and 21 on his Test debut, and 42 and 0 at Newlands, thus becoming the first South African to start his Test career with a century and end with a duck.

1.41 Sulieman Benn's economy rate in South Africa's second innings - he had figures of 2 for 24 from 17 overs. The last time a West Indies bowler bowled more than 15 overs and went at less than 1.5 runs an over in an overseas Test was in October 2002, when Marlon Samuels had figures of 1 for 21 from 16 overs in a drawn Test against India in Kolkata. Excluding Tests in Zimbabwe, the previous three instances were by Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, all of them on the tour to England in 2000.

60.56 West Indies' bowling average in the series; their batting average was 24.48. The difference between the two - of 36.08 - is their worst in a series in South Africa. The previous poorest was 32.37 (batting average 34.94, bowling average 67.31) in the 2003-04 series.

18.20 Shivnarine Chanderpaul's average in the series (91 runs in five innings), his poorest since the tour to New Zealand in 2006, when he scored 74 runs in five innings at an average of 14.80. (Click here to view his series-wise averages.)