South Africa's Test win in numbers

A 49-run partnership between Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was not enough as India went down to South Africa by 72 runs to start its Test sojourn on a losing note.

South Africa beat India by 72 runs to take the first Test at Newlands, Capetown.   -  AFP

South Arica (SA) beat India by 72 runs at Newlands, Capetown to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series. Here, we take a look at South Africa's win in numbers.

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Our columnist Mohandas Menon tweets:

Before this Test, India's only loss in the last three years 'away from home' came at Galle in August 2015. 

The last three Tests in South Africa have lasted just eight playing days, with all resulting in a victory for the home side.  

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Lowest targets India failed to chase down:

120 vs West Indies (Bridgetown 1997)

176 vs Sri Lanka (Galle 2015)

208 vs South Africa (Cape Town 2018) 

Worst 10-wicket collapses vs India at home: (after being 50/0):

78 by SA (Monday)

144 by WI (Kingston 1971)

152 by SA (Durban 2010)

155 by Zim (Harare 1998)

155 by Aus (Perth 2012) 

Lowest runs/wicket ratio in a single day's play in South Africa (where 18 or more wickets fell):

4.63 ( 88/19), SA vs Eng (Cape Town, 1889) -2nd day

8.11 (146/18), SA vs Aus (Durban, 1950) - 2nd day

11.11 (200/18), SA vs Ind (Cape Town, 2018) - 4th day -

Compiled by Rajneesh Gupta