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South Africa v Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the day’s play.

Dean Elgar South Africa v Bangladesh
Dean Elgar of the Proteas during day 1 of the 1st Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Bangladesh. (Photo Source: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Bangladesh will need to come out strong on day three if they at all want to overcome South Africa’s first innings total of 496/3 decl. as they lost three wickets for 127 runs before the end of 2nd day’s play. After Hashim Amla’s century and Dean Elgar’s dismissal on 199, the home side interestingly declared four runs short of a 500-run total at the Tea interval.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the day’s play.

1 – Dean Elgar (199) and Aiden Markram (97) are the first pair of openers to be dismissed in 190s and 90s in the same Test innings. There are four other pairs of openers who got out in the 90s in the same Test innings.

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1 – For the first time in his Test career, Tamim Iqbal didn’t open the innings for Bangladesh. In the 51 Test matches he played before this, Tamim faced the first ball of Bangladesh’s innings on all the 98 occasions. He was forced to bat at No.5 in this innings as he was off the field for a decent amount of time.

27 – The century by Hashim Amla in the first innings is his 27th century in Test cricket; the joint 2nd most Test centuries by a South African along with Graeme Smith (27). Only Jacques Kallis (45) has more centuries among South African players in Test cricket.

199 – Elgar became the 10th player to be dismissed on 199 in Test cricket. He is the 12th player to record 199 in Test format and the first player from South Africa. Overall, he is only the 3rd South African to be dismissed in 190s after Herschelle Gibbs (twice) and Hashim Amla.

433 – South Africa’s top three aggregated 433 runs in this innings. These are the 2nd highest aggregate in a Test innings by top three batsmen with none of them scoring a double hundred. Highest is 442 by India at Kanpur against Sri Lanka in 2009 where India’s top three Virender Sehwag (131), Gautam Gambhir (167) and Rahul Dravid (144) scored centuries.

496 – South Africa’s 496-run total is the 5th lowest total in the first innings of a Test match for any team before declaring their innings for the loss of three of fewer wickets. The lowest is 241/2 by England against Pakistan in 1971 at Lord’s. All the four scores lower than South Africa’s 496 resulted in a draw.

1992 – The instance of a team declaring the first innings of a Test match for a total less than 500 for the loss of four wickets was New Zealand way back in 1992. The Kiwis posted 325/3 before declaring their innings against Zimbabwe in 1992.

70000 – Hashim Amla’s wicket was the 70000th wicket to fall in the Test cricket. He was also the 60000th wicket of Test cricket and the 10000th lbw dismissal as well of this format.

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