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Stats: Sreesanth's 3-45 best in 7 Tests this year

December 30, 2010 09:21 IST
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Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Test between India and South Africa in Durban, on Wednesday. India won the Test by 87 runs to level the three-match series 1-1.

# India registered their second win against South Africa in South Africa. India won the 2006-07 Johannesburg Test by 123 runs.

# India's aforesaid victory is their seventh (lost 12 and drawn seven) out of 26 played against South Africa - success percentage 26.92.

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# India have won eight, lost three and drawn three out of 14 played this year -- success percentage 57.14.

# India's tally of eight wins this year is exceeded only by England -- 9 wins, three losses and two drawn --- out of 14 played -- winning percentage 64.28.

# South Africa have lost three Tests in succession at Kingsmead, Durban -- to Australia by 175 runs in March 2009, to England by an innings and 98 runs in December 2009 and to India by 87 runs in December 2010.

# S Sreesanth (3/45) registered his best performance in seven Tests this year, obliterating the 3 for 121 against New Zealand at Hyderabad last month.

# Zaheer Khan (47 at 21.97) and Harbhajan Singh (43 at 40.69) are the leading wicket-takers for India in 2010.

# India have recorded 14 wins against three losses and six drawn games out of 23 played under Dhoni's captaincy -- success percentage 60.86.

# Amongst the captains with a minimum of 15 Tests as captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with a success percentage of 60.86 is the fourth in the history of Test cricket, next only to Steve Waugh (71.92), Don Bradman (62.50) and Ricky Ponting (62.33).

# Dhoni is the first Indian captain to record a winning percentage of 60.00.

# VVS Laxman received the Man of the Match award for the fifth time in Tests -- his first against South Africa.

# The two leading run-getters in the present series are - Jacques Kallis -- 228 (avg 114.00) and Hashim Amla -- 189 (avg 63.00).

# Dale Steyn (15 at 16.60) and Morne Morkel (12 at 19.08) and Harbhajan Singh (8 at 31.12) are the three leading wicket-takers in the series so far.

# Laxman's 96 is his second highest for a winning cause against South Africa, next only to the 143 not out at Kolkata in February this year.

# Laxman's highest ever for a winning cause is his career-best 281 against Australia at Kolkata in March 2001.

# Dhoni is the leading run-getter for India in the present series, aggregating 179 in four innings.

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