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Statistical highlights: Kanpur Test, Day 2
April 12, 2008
Following are the statistical highlights of day two of the third and final cricket Test between India and South Africa in Kanpur on Saturday.
# Sourav Ganguly's [Images] seventh Test fifty against South Africa is his 34th overall.
# Ganguly (87 off 119 balls) equalled his previous highest score against South Africa.
# Ganguly, for the second time against South Africa, has recorded two successive fifties -- 87 in the second innings of the Ahmedabad Test before today's 87.
# Ganguly's innings is also the highest in the Kanpur Test so far.
# V V S Laxman [Images] scored his highest score in Kanpur, eclipsing his nine against South Africa in 2004-05.
# Laxman's 33rd fifty (50 off 103 balls) is his fifth against South Africa.
# Yuvraj Singh [Images] (32 off 57 balls) recorded his highest score in six Test innings. In his previous five knocks, he had made two against Pakistan, 0, 5, 12 and 0 against Australia.
# Dale Steyn is now the first bowler from South Africa to capture 15 wickets (ave.18.46) in a Test series in India.
# India (288/9) established a record for most runs in a day's play against South Africa at Green Park, surpassing the 263 for four on the third day in 1996-97.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni [Images] became the first Indian wicketkeeper to be stumped by his South African counterpart.
# Morne Morkel (3/57) produced his best performance against India, bettering his 3 for 86 at Durban in 2006.
# Rahul Dravid [Images] and Laxman were associated in a stand of 78 -- an Indian record for the third wicket against South Africa in Kanpur, eclipsing the 50 between Ganguly and Anil Kumble [Images] in 1996-97.