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SOUTH AFRICA 286(73.1 OVERS)1ST INNINGS INDIA 209(73.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 130(41.2 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
They've not had much time to adjust yet, but they need to swap their Indian mindsets for local ones
The fast bowler won his third Man-of-the-Match award on his home ground, while Wriddhiman Saha set a new catches record for Indian wicketkeepers
The South Africa fast bowler will be reassessed in four to six weeks' time
Runs against Sri Lanka earned Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan their places in India's XI for Cape Town, ahead of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul respectively, but neither justified his selection
Vernon Philander took the plaudits after a career-best effort gave South Africa the series lead in a low-scoring encounter at Newlands
Vernon Philander's figures in the second innings - his career-best in Tests. He ended the Test with three wickets in four balls.
Score in the second session of day 4. In the first session, 8 wickets fell for 65 runs. 15 wickets have fallen in first two session so far.
South Africa's score in the first session on Day 4. They began the day at 65 for 2 but were all out for 130, adding just 65 more runs.
This is the first time 4 India fast bowlers have taken at least a wicket in both innings of a Test - Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Bumrah and Pandya.
Hashim Amla's average in first or only Tests of a series since 2015, in 19 inns. He has just 2 50+ scores in this period. Before 2015, he averaged 70.42 in first Tests with 23 50+ scores in 52 inns.
Runs added by India's first 7 wickets. Pandya and Bhuvneshwar have added more than that so far.
Wkts for Philander in Tests at home in 23 Tests. Pujara was his 100th wicket.
Runs aggregated by top-3 wickets for both teams in their first inns of this Test - 12 for SA and 27 for Ind - is the lowest in a Test in SA since their readmission and second-lowest in any Test in last 15 years.
No. of instances in last 10 years when four India fast bowlers picked at least a wicket in a Test innings, including this game. The only other occasion was against Australia at WACA in 2011-12.
Last time AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis shared a partnership of 50+ runs in Tests, before doing it today. Their last such stand was also against India, 205 runs while chasing in J'Burg in Dec 2013.
No. of times India have got three wickets conceding fewer runs in their first inns of a tour outside Asia, than this match's 12 for 3. They had begun the 2006-07 tour of SA with 5 for 3 in Johannesburg.
Last time India got their first wicket of the tour earlier than this tour as Bhuvneshwar dismissed Elgar off the third ball. Kapil Dev had dismissed Jimmy Cook first ball of the 1992-93 tour.
South Africa's win-loss record in 11 Tests at Newlands in Cape Town, in last 10 years. However, they have won the toss only twice in those 11 matches.