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27 Jan 2018

India won 3rd-match: Records broken in SA v/s India Series

South Africa vs India Test series records

India won the final Test of the 3-match series at Johannesburg, a dead rubber essentially, with South Africa bagging it 2-1.

Despite the series loss, the 3rd Test with its controversial pitch conditions was a testament to India's positive intent and attitude.

Here is a look at the records broken during this SA v/s India Test series.

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South Africa vs India Test series records
Kohli is the highest scoring Test captain for India

Overtakes Dhoni

Kohli is the highest scoring Test captain for India

With his 41 runs off 79 balls at an extremely difficult-to-bat Wanderers pitch in the 3rd Test, Virat Kohli has surpassed MS Dhoni to become the highest scoring Indian Test captain.

Kohli now has 3,456 runs during his Test captaincy at an average of 65.20 while Dhoni's career Test runs as Indian Test skipper stand at 3,454 with an average of 40.63.

Second-most runs in series in South Africa by an Indian

Virat Kohli's aggregate of 286 runs in the 3-match series is the second-most runs scored by an Indian player in a series in South Africa, only second to Sachin Tendulkar's 326 in 2010.

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Most caught and bowled dismissals record for Dale Steyn

Playing the 1st and only Test of the series, Dale Steyn equalled the world record for most caught and bowled dismissals by a pace bowler, held by Richard Hadlee. Both of them have 10 such dismissals.

Steyn having scalped two wickets during the match, now has 419 wickets from his 86 Tests, becoming the 10th most highest wicket taker of all time.

Most dismissals affected by Indian wicket-keeper in Tests

Wriddhiman Saha was involved in 10 dismissals during the 1st SA-India Test, the most by an Indian wicket-keeper. Dhoni held the previous best of 9 dismissals, in 2014-15 against Australia.

Most runs by a batsman at the Centurion

Move over Kallis

Most runs by a batsman at the Centurion

During the 2nd test at Centurion, Hashim Amla surpassed former great Jacques Kallis's 1,267 run mark to become the highest scorer on this ground.

Amla now has 1,285 from his 18 innings here.

He also holds an embarrassing record for joint-second most run-outs among the Proteas players, after being run out in the 2nd Test.

A record to forget for Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara is the first Indian to be run-out twice in a Test, a record he will want to forget. He is the 23rd player overall to be run-out in such a fashion and the first since Stephen Fleming in 2000, against Zimbabwe.

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Who's the highest scorer in this test series?

Asked on 28-01-2018 by Sagnik Das

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Virat Kohli scored the maximum runs (286 in 6 innings) in the recently concluded Ind vs SA series. He was followed by AB de Villiers (211), Dean Elgar (207), Hashim Amla (203) and Faf Du Plessis (183). Even in terms of average, Kohli tops this list with 47.67.

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How many test matches and test series won by India in South Africa?

Asked on 27-01-2018 by Sushanth Cotha

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India have never won a Test series against South Africa in South Africa. Including the 2018 series, India have played 20 Tests in South Africa. Out of these 20 Tests, India have won 3 matches and lost 10. The 3 Tests that India won have come under 3 different captains- Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

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