SA vs AUS 4th Test: Records broken and interesting statistics
South Africa decimated Australia by a record 492 runs to win the fourth and final Test. The visitors were bundled out for a paltry 119 runs in the second innings. Resuming the day at 88/3, Aussies lost seven wickets for just 31 runs as Vernon Philander ripped them apart. The Proteas won the series 3-1. Here are the records broken in this fixture.
Philander bowls SA to a mammoth victory
Proteas pacer Vernon Philander entered the 200-wicket club after picking 6/21 in 13 overs. He picked five wickets in a space of 12 runs. Philander is the seventh highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests. Former legend Kallis (291) is ahead of him. The 32-year-old pacer ended up with an overall figure of 9/51 in the 4th Test to claim his 13th five-wicket haul.
Rabada a fast rising superstar
Kagiso Rabada finished with 23 wickets in the series at an average of 19+. The year 2018 has seen Rabada on song. Prior to this, he had picked 15 wickets against India in three Tests. He has 38 wickets in seven Tests this year.
Some breathtaking stats you need to know
The 492-run victory scripted by South Africa was the fourth highest in terms of largest victories by runs. Australian score of 119 was their lowest score of the series. This is the first time South Africa defeated Australia in a Test series at home since 1970 when they had won 4-0. SA had also won their away Test series against Australia in 2016-17.