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Stats – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal scale rare heights for India openers in SA

122* KL Rahul’s rating at stumps on day a person, the highest specific rating by an Indian opener in Test cricket in South Africa. The only other Test century by an Indian opener in South Africa – 116 by Wasim Jaffer in Cape City in 2007.

Most Test centuries by Indian openers outside the house Asia ESPNcricinfo Ltd

5 Test centuries for Rahul outside the house Asia, the next-most quantity of hundreds for an Indian opener outside the house Asia in this structure. Only Sunil Gavaskar is in advance of Rahul, who scored 15 centuries. Rahul has scored five of the six Test centuries by Indian openers outside the house Asia considering that his debut in 2014-15.

3 Viewing openers to rating a Test century at Centurion’s SuperSport Park, including Rahul on Sunday. Chris Gayle’s 107 in 2004 and David Warner’s one hundred fifteen in 2014 are the other Test hundreds by traveling to openers here.

Test centuries outside the house Asia for Indian openers considering that 2015 ESPNcricinfo Ltd

2 Number of traveling to openers to rating a century in the very first innings of a Test in South Africa considering that 2010, including Rahul in Centurion. David Warner scored one hundred thirty five at the Newlands in Cape City during the 2014 tour.

117 Partnership operates involving Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. It is the 3rd-highest opening stand for India in Tests in South Africa. They also became the next traveling to pair to rating a one hundred-moreover run opening partnership in Centurion. The very first this kind of pair was also from India – 137 by Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in 2010.

Best opening stands for India in SA ESPNcricinfo Ltd

242 Balls faced by Rahul and Mayank for the very first wicket is the longest opening partnership by a traveling to pair in Tests considering that 2010. The very last traveling to pair with a more time stand – 263 balls by Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich for Australia in Durban in 2009.

Prior occasions of India commencing a Test collection outside the house Asia with a century opening stand. The 62 by Dattaram Hindlekar and Vijay Merchant at the Lord’s in 1936 was the highest opening stand for India in the 24 former occasions where they batted very first in a collection opener outside the house Asia. Only a person traveling to pair just before Mayank and Rahul included one hundred-moreover operates for the opening wicket in South Africa although batting very first in a Test collection opener – one hundred twenty by Bob Barber and Geoff Boycott in Durban in 1964 (excluding a person-off Tests).

259 Test wickets involving South Africa’s speed attack in this match – Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen and Wiaan Mulder. It is the least seasoned speed attack that South Africa fielded in a household Test versus India in conditions of Test wickets considering that the Johannesburg Test in 1997. South Africa’s pacers in that video game – Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock, Brian McMillan and Lance Klusener collectively picked 247 wickets.