South Africa vs India, 2018: 3rd Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and records that were recorded during India’s history Test victory.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar receives his man of the match trophy. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

India recorded one of the greatest ever comeback in Test history to register a win in the Johannesburg and avoid a series whitewash. South Africa were cruising through in the 241-run chase with help of Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla fifties after a lot of drama cause on the day three that nearly called for an abandonment of the Test. Mohammed Shami starred in the final session on day four as India cleaned up the home side to 177 who were once 124/1.

All the stats and records that were recorded during India’s history Test victory:

1 – This series is the first ever 3-match Test series which witnessed the fall of all 120 wickets. Three 3-match Test series witnessed the fall of 118 wickets.


1Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first Indian player to score 100+ runs and take 10+ wickets in the same Test series in South Africa. He has done the double despite been dropped from the 2nd Test match.

0 – Number of balls bowled by spinners in this Test match. This is the first completed Test since the West Indies-England Antigua Test in 1990 where a spinner didn’t bowl even one ball.

5 –  India have featured in five Test matches at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg winning in two and drawing three. They are the side to be undefeated at this venue in Test format.

5/28 – Mohammed Shami’s 5/28 in the 2nd innings is the cheapest 5-wicket haul by an Indian pacer in Test cricket since Javagal Srinath’s 6/21 against South Africa in 1996 Ahmedabad Test. Shami took wickets at an average of 5.6 in this innings which is the joint 4th best for an Indian pacer while taking a Test match 5-fer.

15 – India dismissed 15 South African batsmen for single digit scores in this Test. These are the joint most they dismissed in a Test alongside 15 in 1952 Delhi Test against Pakistan and in the 1990 Chandigarh Test against Sri Lanka. These are also the most number of single digit scores for South Africa in a Test since 1937.

20 – For the first time in their Test history, Indian pacers bagged 20 wickets in a single Test match. They have never bagged more than 18 wickets in a Test match.

33 – A total of 33 wides were bowled in this Test match; the 2nd most in a Test match. The 2008 Windies-Australia Test match in Bridgetown had 34 wides.

53 – The 53 runs South Africa added for losing their last nine wickets at the fewest by any team in the 4th innings of a Test against India. Australia lost their last nine wickets for 56 wickets in the 1959 Kanpur Test match.

84 – Number of “caught out” dismissals in this Test series; the most in a 3-match Test series. The New Zealand–England Test series in 2007/08 witnessed fall of 81 wickets in catches.

2002 – Only the 2nd time since their readmission to cricket that South Africa got bowled out under 200 in both the innings of a home Test match. Australia bowled out the home side to 159 and 133 in the 2002 Johannesburg Test.