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Stats Analysis

Stats - Rishabh Pant's lone rescue act, Marco Jansen's dream debut series

India become the first side to lose 20 wickets in a Test match as a result of catches

Rishabh Pant goes big, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, January 13, 2022

Rishabh Pant is the only Indian keeper to have hundreds in all of England, Australia and South Africa  •  Associated Press

1 Rishabh Pant's century was the first for India in an all-out total under 200 in Test cricket. Twelve players before Pant have scored a Test hundred in an all-out innings of less than 200, but none while batting at No.6 or lower.
58.82 Percentage of team runs contributed by Pant in the second innings. Only one batter made a higher contribution for India while batting at No. 6 or lower in a completed Test innings - 62.32% by Kapil Dev with his 129 against South Africa in 1992.
3 Number of wicketkeepers to score a Test hundred in all of England, Australia and South Africa - Adam Gilchrist, Jonny Bairstow and Pant. No Indian keeper before Pant had scored a Test century in any of these three countries.
4 Number of hundreds for Pant in Test cricket. These are the second-most for an Indian wicketkeeper, behind MS Dhoni's six centuries. Three of Pant's four hundreds have come outside India - no other Indian keeper has more than one Test hundred away from home.
19 Number of wickets for Marco Jansen in this series. Only four bowlers have taken more wickets in their debut Test series of three or fewer matches. Jansen's 19 wickets are also the most in a Test series for South Africa since their re-admission in 1992.
20 Number of wickets lost by India as a result of catches in Cape Town, the first team to lose all 20 wickets to this kind of dismissal in a Test match. There have been five previous instances of a team losing 19 wickets as a result of catches in a Test match - the last of those by South Africa against England in 2020, also in Cape Town.
55 Number of wickets lost by India as a result of catches in the series against South Africa, the most by a team in a three-match Test series. The previous highest for this kind of dismissal was 48 wickets by Pakistan against New Zealand in 2009.
94.75 Keshav Maharaj's bowling average in Test cricket against India. It is the worst average in Tests against India for any player to have bowled 1000-plus balls. Only seven players have a worse bowling average against an opponent in Tests (min: 1000 balls bowled).

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo