India beat South Africa: Here are the records broken
The Indian cricket team thrashed South Africa to seal the first Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. South Africa were blown away in their pursuit of 395 in the second innings. The visitors, who resumed at 11/1 on Sunday, suffered a major collapse in the first session itself. Here are the records that were broken.
How did the first Test pan out?
India posted 502/7 in the first innings after two majestic innings from Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal. The visitors replied by scoring 431/10. Dean Elgar (160) and Quinton de Kock (111) were the stars. R Ashwin claimed seven scalps. India then rode on another fine century from Rohit to declare at 323/4. SA, who were in for a Herculean task, faltered easily.
Shami excels with fifer, claims these feats
Mohammad Shami (5/35) became the first pacer to take two fifers against South Africa in the fourth innings of a Test match. He became the fifth Indian pacer to claim a fifer in the fourth innings of a Test at home. Shami also became the second Indian pacer with four bowled dismissals in a Test innings after Jasprit Bumrah. He now has 158 scalps.
Ashwin is the joint-fastest to 350 career Test scalps
R Ashwin claimed 7/145 in the first innings. This was Ashwin's 27th five-wicket haul in Tests. He took one more in the second innings and raced to 350 career Test scalps. With this feat, he equaled former Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan to become the joint-fastest to 350 Test scalps in 66 Tests. Ashwin now has 242 Test scalps at home.
Ash gets to 350 career Test scalps
Jadeja becomes the fastest left-arm bowler to claim 200 wickets
India's Ravindra Jadeja became the fastest left-arm bowler to claim 200 wickets in the longest format. The all-rounder surpassed the likes of Rangana Herath, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Wasim Akram in this illustrious list. Jadeja registered 200 Test wickets in just 44 matches and broke the record held by former Lankan ace Herath (47). He claimed six scalps in this Test match.
Magnificent Rohit smashes a host of records
In the second innings, Rohit went on to continue in the same vein. This was his fifth career century in Test cricket. He also notched his second century against the Proteas in Tests. Rohit got past the 1,000-run mark in Tests at home. He also registered his seventh successive 50-plus score in Tests on home soil.
Rohit shares a majestic opening stand in first innings
Rohit slammed 176 and 127 in this match to impress one and all. In the first innings, Rohit shared a record-breaking 317-run stand for the opening wicket alongside Mayank Agarwal, who went on to hit 215. They became the third Indian opening pair to amass 300-plus stand in Tests. It was also India's best partnership for any wicket against SA in Tests.
Rohit goes past Sidhu with this unique record
Rohit notched 13 sixes in this Test. He now has the record of hitting most sixes as an opener in a Test match among Indians, going past former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu (against Sri Lanka at Lucknow in 1994). Earlier, with the 176-run knock, he became the first Indian player to score a century in each Tests, ODIs and T20Is as an opener.
Rohit smashes these records as well in the second innings
Rohit now has the most runs in the maiden Test as an opener. He became the second Indian opening batsman in Tests to smash two centuries in a Test match. Sunil Gavaskar (1971 and twice in 1978) is the only one to achieve the feat thrice. Rohit is the first player to score two tons in the maiden Test as an opener.
Other impressive records scripted by Rohit
Rohit is now the first player to hit more than 12 sixes in a Test match, going past Wasim Akram's tally of 12 maximums against Zimbabwe at Sheikhpura in 1996. He also became the first Indian player to be dismissed twice stumped in a Test.
Indian cricket team scripts a record
Most sixes in a Test match:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 6, 2019
36 - India v South Africa, Vizag, 2019*
35 - New Zealand v Pakistan, Sharjah, 2014
27 - Pakistan v India, Faisalabad, 2006
27 - Bangladesh v New Zealand, Chattogram, 2013 #INDvSA
Elgar and De Kock slam impressive feats in first innings
Elgar went past the 3,500 run mark in Test cricket (3,574). He registered his 12th career Test hundred. This was his highest score against India in Tests and a first as well. He also went past 500 runs against India (506). De Kock went past the 2,500-run mark in Tests (2,509). This was his fifth career Test century as well.
List of records scripted by double-centurion Mayank Agarwal
Mayank registered smashed a host of records. He became the second-best score by an Indian in Test cricket against the Proteas. He also became the fourth Indian to convert a maiden Test hundred into a double century. The opener also became the 86th Indian to score a Test hundred. He also became the 33rd Indian opener to smash a century.