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Stats Analysis

Stats - Maharaj lords over Bangladesh

All the key stats from the second Test between South Africa and Bangladesh in Gqeberha

Runs, wickets and trophies - it was Keshav Maharaj's Test  •  AFP/Getty Images

Runs, wickets and trophies - it was Keshav Maharaj's Test  •  AFP/Getty Images

2 Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer became only the second pair to take all ten wickets while bowling unchanged on two occasions as South Africa beat Bangladesh in Gqeberha. They had achieved this feat for the first time during the first Test in Durban. Australia's Charlie Turner and JJ Ferris are the only other pair to do so on two different instances.
3 Seven-plus wicket hauls for Maharaj in Test cricket, the second-most by a South Africa bowler, behind Hugh Tayfield (4). Maharaj is also the second bowler to pick up a seven-for in successive Tests for South Africa after Tayfield (vs England in 1957).
150 Number of Test wickets for Maharaj, the second South Africa spinner to achieve the milestone. Tayfield was the first, finishing with 170 wickets in 37 Tests.
27 Number of wickets between the South Africa and Bangladesh spinners in the second Test. These are the most wickets picked up by spinners in a Test in South Africa. The previous highest was 23 during the 1936 Durban Test between South Africa and Australia.
141 Balls needed for the South Africa spinners to pick up all ten wickets in Bangladesh's second innings. Only once did the spinners bowl fewer balls in a Test innings for all ten wickets - 114 balls by Maharaj and Harmer against Bangladesh in the previous Test in Durban.
15 Wickets between Maharaj and Harmer in Gqeberha, the joint-most by South Africa spinners in a home Test. Their spinners had shared 15 wickets on two occasions previously - against England in Gqeberha in 1949 and against Australia in Durban in 1950. Overall, the most their spinners took in any Test was 16 against Australia in Melbourne in 1952.
2 Instances of a half-century and a five-for in the same Test for Maharaj; both came at the St George's Park in Gqeberha. Shaun Pollock (3) and Jacques Kallis (2) are the only other South Africa players to achieve this double more than once.
Note: Above stats exclude the instances when bowlers of multiple styles might have bowled only spin in an innings.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo