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Match stats: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1, Centurion

December 17, 2010 08:43 IST

- Scorecard

Statistical highlights of the first day's play of the opening Test between India and South Africa in Centurion.

# Rahul Dravid (11957 in 148 Tests) has eclipsed Brian Lara's tally of 11953 in 131 Tests, moving into the third place behind Sachin Tendulkar (14402) and Ricky Ponting (12332).

# Tendulkar has become the first batsman to appear in 175 Tests.

# Virender Sehwag has recorded his 12th duck in Tests -- his second against South Africa.

# Dale Steyn has dismissed Sehwag five times in Test cricket.

# Ishant Sharma has recorded his first duck against South Africa -- his eighth in Tests.

# Sreesanth has posted his seventh duck in Tests -- his third against South Africa.

# Sachin Tendulkar took his run-aggregate in 2010 to 1432 at an average of 79.55 in 13 Tests -- the second highest by an Indian batsman a calendar year, next only to the 1462 (avg.56.23) in 14 Tests by Virender Sehwag in 2008.

# Morne Morkel, with Rahul Dravid's wicket, is the 13th South African bowler to capture 100 wickets or more in Tests -- 102 at an average of 30.13.

# Morkel has claimed 40 wickets (avg. 25.57) in 10 Tests in South Africa.

# Morkel (4/20) has registered his best bowling figures against India, bettering the 3 for 63 at Kanpur in April 2008.

# Morkel's figures of 4 for 20 are his second best in South Africa, next only to the 5 for 75 against England at Cape town in January 2010.

# Harbhajan Singh has made 418 as a batsman at an average of 32.15 in eleven Tests in 2010 --his best batting performance in a calendar year, bettering the 410 (avg.21.57) in 13 Tests in 2008.

# Harbhajan's knock of 27 off 25 balls is his second best innings against South Africa -- the highest being 39 at Nagpur in February 2010.
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