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INTERESTING numbers from Day 3 of the Delhi Test

By Rajneesh Gupta
December 06, 2015 01:49 IST
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IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI

Captain Virat Kohli roared back to form with a scintillating unbeaten 83 as India further consolidated their position with whopping overall lead of 403 runs at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test against South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi, on Saturday.

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At stumps on the third day, India were sitting pretty on 190 for four in their second innings courtesy of the 133-run stand for the fifth wicket between Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane before play was called off little early because of bad light.

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Check out the interesting numbers from day three:

4 Number of Indian batsmen to score a hundred and a fifty in the same Test match against South Africa. Ajinkya Rahane joined Mohammad Azharuddin (109 and 52 at Kolkata in 1996-97), Rahul Dravid (148 and 81 at Johannesburg in 1996-97) and Virat Kohli (119 and 96 at Johannesburg in 2013-14).

8 Number of ducks inflicted by Morne Morkel on Indian batsmen. Only Dale Steyn (12) has inflicted more for South Africa against India.

1 The Rahane- Kohli partnership was the first century partnerships in the series from  either side.

518 Number of century stands forged by Indian batsmen in Test cricket – third most after England (984) and Australia (863). India overtakes West Indies (517).

276 The highest fourth innings total in a successful chase at Delhi. West Indies did so in 1987-88 and India returned favours in 2011-12 – both did so losing five wickets.

387 Highest 4th innings total in a winning cause on Indian soil – by India against England at Chennai in 2008-09.

0 Number of times a visiting side has won by making the highest total of the match in the fourth innings to win in India.

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