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Stats: Ishant records best bowling figures against South Africa

December 20, 2013 11:10 IST

Stats: Ishant records best bowling figures against South Africa

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India's pace bowlers staged a dramatic turnaround and the lanky Ishant Sharma (3/64) played a crucial role as he triggered the shocking batting collapse by dismissing Hashim Amla (36) and Jaques Kallis (0) off consecutive deliveries.

Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between India and South Africa in Johannesburg.

# Ishant Sharma (3/64) has recorded his best bowling figures against South Africa in South Africa in Tests.

# Zaheer has dismissed Graeme Smith seven times in 10 Tests -- 14 times in international cricket. No other bowler has dismissed him more than 10 times in international cricket.

# Zaheer Khan took his tally of ducks to 28 in Tests for India, extending his unwanted record.

# The last three Indian batsmen had failed to score in a Test innings for the fifth time.

# India have dismissed four out of the top five players lbw in a Test innings five times.


Image: India's Ishant Sharma
Photographs: Ihsaan Haffejee/Reuters

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Philander's all-round show

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# Vernon Philander's excellent figures of four for 61 are the second best by a South African bowler against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg behind the four for 39 by Shaun Pollock in 2006-07.

# Jacques Kallis has registered a golden duck for the second time in Tests. His first duck vs India is his 16th in Tests.

# Kallis has managed just 160 runs in 10 innings at an average of 16.00 this year -- his worst performance in a calendar year in Tests when he has played at least two Tests.

# Graeme Smith (68) has recorded his eight fifty against India -- his 38th in Tests.

# Alviro Petersen, in his last 10 innings, could not record a fifty.

# AB de Villiers has taken four catches -- his best performance as a wicketkeeper in a Test innings vs India.

# Morne Morkel (23-12-34-3) has bowled quite well to record an economy rate of 1.47. The performance is his best in a Test innings when he has bowled at least 20 overs.

# Vernon Philander's excellent figures of four for 61 are the second best by a South African bowler against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg behind the four for 39 by Shaun Pollock in 2006-07.


Image: Vernon Philander of South Africa celebrates a wicket
Photographs: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

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