In the first Test match played in Centurion, South Africa defeated India by an innings and 32 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
In the first test match played in Centurion South Africa defeated India by an innings and 32 runs and took a 1–0 lead in the two-match Test series. In this match, all the players from South Africa performed very well and played an important role in the victory of their team.
Dean Elgar played a valuable inning of 185 runs for South Africa on the third day of the first Test match. This is his second highest score in Test. Not only this, Marco Jansen played an unbeaten inning of 84 runs in this match and this is his highest score in Test. The Indian team was behind by 163 runs in its second innings. However, the team’s performance was quite disappointing in this match and they had to face defeat against South Africa.
Virat Kohli scored the highest 76 runs for the Indian team. Dean Elgar was awarded the Player of the Match award for his excellent batting. Now the second and final Test match between these two teams will start from January 3 in Cape Town.
Know the important statistics of the third day of the first Test between South Africa and India
185- This is Dean Elgar’s second best score in Test cricket. He played an inning of 199 runs against Bangladesh in 2017.
84*- This is Marco Jansen’s best score in Test cricket. Earlier, he had scored 59 runs against Australia in 2022.
7- Kagiso Rabada has dismissed Rohit Sharma 7 times in Tests. Not only this, he has also dismissed West Indies’ best batsman Kraigg Brathwaite only so many times. Rabada has made Stuart Broad his victim 10 times in Tests.
23- South Africa has played 29 matches at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, out of which this is their 23rd Test win.
2048- Virat Kohli completed the figure of 2000 runs including all formats in 2023.
61- Virat Kohli completed his half-century in 61 balls in Test cricket away from home. This is his fastest half-century outside home. Earlier, he had completed his fastest half-century in 63 balls against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2015.
11- South Africa’s left arm fast bowlers took 11 wickets in the Test. Earlier, he had achieved this feat 100 years ago against England in Cape Town in 1923.
51- Rabada achieved the feat of 50 wickets in the Test format against India.
7- Virat Kohli scored more than 2000 international runs seven times in a calendar year.
28- Dean Elgar has hit 28 fours in one of his innings and this is a record.
13- South Africa has won 13 out of 24 Test matches against India at home. Four have won in India while two have ended in draws.
2- Dean Elgar has scored more than 150 runs twice against India in Tests. At the top of this list is Jacques Kallis who has achieved this feat three times.