India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1: Stats Highlights

AB de Villiers’ 38th fifty in Tests is his fourth versus India. In India, his record is quite impressive — his tally being 536 in eleven innings at an average of 53.60, including a hundred and three fifties.

AB de Villiers became the third South African player to amass 1,000 runs or more versus India in Tests.   -  PTI

Statistical highlights on day one of the second Test between India and South Africa in Bengaluru today.

# Virat Kohli won the toss and put the South Africans into bat. The last instance of such a happening in a Test at Bangalore was in November 1974 versus West Indies. Since then 19 Tests had been played before the current one, and the captain winning the toss had batted first.

# AB de Villiers’ 38th fifty in Tests is his fourth versus India. In India, his record is quite impressive — his tally being 536 in eleven innings at an average of 53.60, including a hundred and three fifties.

# De Villiers became the third South African player to amass 1,000 runs or more versus India in Tests — his aggregate being 1029 (ave.42.87) in 15 matches, joining Jacques Kallis (1734 at an average of 69.36 in 18 matches and Hashim Amla (1257 at an average of 50.28 in 16 matches).

# In the present Indian tour, de Villiers has managed 741 runs at an average of 67.36 in eleven matches.

# Ravindra Jadeja has captured 18 wickets (ave.15.55) in only three Tests versus South Africa.

# Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 not out is his highest score in seven innings versus South Africa in Tests.

# Despite two ducks (PAIR) in the previous Test, Dhawan is averaging 57.60 in Tests in India — his tally being 288 in six innings, including a hundred — 187 versus Australia at Mohali in March 2013.

# Ravindra Jadeja has captured 51 wickets in only 13 first-class innings, emulating the most he has taken in a first-class season. He had captured 51 wickets at an average of 20.35 in ten matches in 2012-13

# South African team is without their star bowler Dale Steyn — the last occasion when he had missed a Test was against England in the Centurion Test in December 2009. Before the present Test, he had appeared in 48 Tests in succession for South Africa.

# Hashim Amla is averaging 16.66 in the present series versus India. When the South Africans had visited India last time in 2009-10, he had averaged 490.00 — his aggregate being 490 in three innings, including three centuries.

# After posting a 283-run partnership by Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay versus Bangladesh at Fatullah in June 2015, the unbroken partnership of 80 between Vijay and Dhawan is India’s first fifty-plus stand for the opening wicket in nine innings.

# India’s opening pairs had collected 14, 12, 4, 3, 2 & 0 vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and 0 & 9 vs South Africa in their previous eight outings.

# Ravichandran Ashwin has claimed four wickets or more in an innings eight times in seven Tests — the most occasions a bowler has achieved the feat in Tests in 2015, surpassing the seven in seven Tests by Pakistan’s Yasir Shah.