Stats Analysis

Mustafizur makes a splash on debut

Stats highlights of the first day's play between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
0 Number of times Bangladesh have beaten South Africa in eight previous Tests. In fact, South Africa achieved innings victory in seven of those Tests - four at home and three in Bangladesh.
1 Number of previous instances where each of South Africa's top-three batsmen made 30-plus scores without getting to 50. Dean Elgar, Stiaan van Zyl and Faf du Plessis were dismissed on 47, 34 and 48 respectively. The only previous time this happened was against West Indies in 2010.
0 Number of Tests umpire Joel Wilson previously officiated. However, he has stood in 21 ODIs and 16 T20Is. He is the first Test umpire from the West Indies since Billy Doctrove, who last officiated a Test match in the year 2012.
98 Number of consecutive Tests played by AB de Villiers, the most for any South African player. The Chittagong match was the first Test de Villiers was missing for South Africa, and he holds the record for the most consecutive Tests from debut.
4-37 Mustafizur Rahman's figures in the first innings, the second best by a Bangladesh fast bowler on Test debut. Manjural Islam had figures of 6 for 81 against Zimbabwe in 2001. Mustafizur was also the fourth bowler to take three wickets - Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock - in an over on debut after Darren Sammy, Graham Onions and James Pattinson (since 2001).
3 Number of Bangladesh bowlers who have taken three wickets in an over in a Test - Sohag Gazi, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur. Gazi picked up a hat-trick against New Zealand in 2013, while Shakib (against South Africa, 2008) and Mustafizur bagged three wickets off four balls. Bangladesh's Alok Kapali has also taken a Test hat-trick against Pakistan (2003), but spread over two overs.
86 South Africa's average opening stand against Bangladesh, their best against any team in Tests. South Africa's openers have posted a 50-plus stand against Bangladesh in six out of ten innings. Elgar and Van Zyl put on 58 in Chittagong..
1 Number of innings in which no South African batsman has made a 50-plus score against Bangladesh - at Dhaka in 2008. Temba Bavuna scored 54 in South Africa's first innings to prevent a second such instance.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor with ESPNcricinfo