SA vs IND, 3rd Test, Day 1, Stats Review: Rabada’s milestones and other stats


The opening day of the third Test between South Africa and India in Newlands, Cape Town, belonged to the home side. After losing the toss, South Africa managed to wrap up the Indian innings for 223 runs. Indian captain Virat Kohli shone the brightest but failed to reach the elusive three-figure mark. Kagiso Rabada’s 4-wicket haul hogged the limelight as he was at his lethal best.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from South Africa vs India, 3rd test Day 1:

50 – Kagiso Rabada completed 5o matches in his Test career.

158 – Kagiso Rabada surpassed Morne Morkel (155) and became the sixth-highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests at home.

5 – Rabada went past Vernon Philander (14) and is now the South African bowler with most four-fors (15) in home Tests.

26.50 – Mayank Agarwal averages just 26.50 in 22 innings in away Tests while his average playing at home is 83.90 in ten innings.

31 – Virat Kohli equalled Steve Waugh (31) and is now the captain with the joint-fifth most tosses win in Test matches.

79 – Skipper Kohli recorded the highest score since his last international century in 2019.

2 – Kohli (690) went past Rahul Dravid (624) and is now the second-highest run-getter for India against the Proteas in Tests in South Africa.

5 – Fifth 50 plus score for Kohli against the Proteas in South Africa. He went past Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, and Cheteshwar Pujara’s tally of four such scores and is now second behind Sachin Tendulkar (8).

2 – Kohli recorded his second slowest fifty (158 balls) in Tests. He took most deliveries (171) against England in the year 2012.

3 – Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Dean Elgar for the third time in this series.

23.73 – Ajinkya Rahane has the second-lowest average for a batter at no. five position with a minimum of ten innings played since 2020. West Indies player Roston Chase has an average of 9.92 which is the lowest.

12 – Rishabh Pant has scored just one fifty in 12 innings after the WTC Final.

19.33 – Wicketkeeper batter Pant has an average of just 19.33 after the WTC Final.