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  • Cape Town Test, Day 5: South Africa vs India

    - Harbhajan Singh captured 7 for 120 in this Test providing the seventh occasion of his capturing seven or more wickets in an innings - 7 foe 123 vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 2001 : 7 for 133 vs Australia at Chennai in Mar 2001 : 8 for 84 vs Australia at Chennai in Mar 2001 : 7 for 48 vs West Indies at Mumbai in Oct 2002 : 7 for 87 vs South Africa at Kolkata in Nov 2004 : 7 for 62 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Dec 2005 and 7 for 120 vs South Africa at Cape Town in Jan 2011.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh became the fourth bowler in the annals of Test cricket to capture seven or more wickets in an innings on seven or more occasions. Others are - M Muralitharan {11 occasions} : SF Barnes of England {07 occasions} and GA Lohmann of England {07 occasions}.

     

    - Harbhajan Singh's seven wickets in an innings on seven occasions is an Indian record. He wrested the record from A Kumble who had performed the feat on six occasions.

     

    - JH Kallis completed 1500 runs against India during the course of his

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  • Cape Town Test, Day 4: South Africa vs India

    - SR Tendulkar's 146 in this Test represent his fifth hundred against South Africa in South Africa. SR Tendulkar now owns the record for most hundreds by a batsman against South Africa in South Africa. He wrested the record from WR Hammond of England and RN Harvey of Australia who have scored four hundreds.

     

    - JH Kallis scored 161 and 100 plus runs in this Test providing the 68th occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of a Test match. His knock provides the sixth occasion of a South African batman performing such a feat and also the third occasion against India.

     

    - JH Kallis's feat provide the ninth occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of a Test against India.

     

    - JH Kallis with his hundred in the second innings has scored his 40th Test hundred. He went past RT Ponting's 39 hundreds and only SR Tendulkar with 51 hundreds is ahead of JH Kallis.

     

    - JH Kallis and MV Boucher added 103 runs for the seventh wicket in this Test providing the 29th occasion

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  • Cape Town Test, Day 3: South Africa vs India

    - JH Kallis's 161 in this Test represent his 20th hundred at home. He became the fourth batsman in the annals of Test cricket to score 20 plus half centuries. Others are - SR Tendulkar {22} : ML Hayden {21} and RT Ponting {21}.

     

    - G Gambhir and SR Tendulkar added 176 runs for the third wicket in this Test providing the second occasion of a 150 plus runs partnership by Indian batsman against South Africa at Cape Town. The first occasion was the 153 runs stand between W Jaffer and KRD Karthik in Jan 2007. Thus G Gambhir and SR Tendulkar stand of 176 runs stand in this Test represent the record stand by Indian batsmen against South Africa at Cape Town.

     

    - G Gambhir was dismissed for 93 in this Test providing the fifth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed in nineties against South Africa. Others are - 97 by SR Tendulkar at Mumbai in Feb 2000 : 96 by G Gambhir at Kanpur in Nov 2004 : 90 by MS Dhoni at Centurion in Dec 2010 and 96 by VVS Laxman at Durban in Dec 2010.

     

    - G Gambhir

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  • Cape Town Test, Day 2: South Africa vs India

    - MV Boucher collected the first ball duck in this Test providing the 109th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman collecting the first ball duck in the annals of Test cricket. His first ball duck in this Test provides the tenth occasion of an wicket keeper batsman collecting the first ball duck against India. He is the first South African wicket keeper batsman to suffer such an ignominy. His first ball duck in this Test provide the eleventh occasion of a South African wicket keeper batsman collecting the first ball duck against various oppositions.

     

    - MV Boucher has collected the first ball duck on two occasions - against Pakistan at Faisalabad in Oct 2003 and against India at Cape Town in Jan 2001. MV Boucher became the fourth South African batsman to collect the first ball duck on two or more occasions. The other two are - DJ Richardson : JHB Waite and TA Ward.

     

    - MV Boucher and DW Steyn scored ducks in this Test providing the 47th and 48th occasion of South African batsman scoring a

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  • Cape Town Test, Day 1: South Africa vs India

    - India won the toss and elected to field in this Test. This provides the 50th occasion of India inserting the opposition against various oppositions and the fourth such occasion against South Africa. The other three such occasions against South Africa are - at Durban in Nov 1992 {Match Drawn} : at Durban in Dec 1996 {India lost by 328 runs} and at Port Elizabeth in Nov 2001 {Match drawn}.

     

    - This Test was the 150th Test for R Dravid, He became the fifth cricket to play 150 plus Tests in the annals of Test cricket. Others are - SR Tendulkar {177} : SR Waugh {168} : AR Border {156} and RT Ponting {152}. R Dravid became the second Indian cricketer to appear in 150 plus Tests after SR Tendulkar {177}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar was playing his 15th Test against South Africa in South Africa. Other cricketers to play 15 Tests against South Africa in South Africa are - WR Hammond and FE Woolley of England.

     

    - GC Smith was dismissed leg before wicket by Zaheer Khan for 6 in this Test providing Zaheer

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  • Durban Test: South Africa vs India

    - South Africa won the toss and elected to field first in this Test to provide the fourth occasion of South Africa inserting India. The other three occasions are - at Port Elizabeth in Dec 1992 : at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001 and at Centurion in Dec 2010.

     

    - This Test was the 50th Test for HM Amla. He became the 16th South African cricketer to appear in 50 or more Tests. Others are - JH Kallis {144} : MV Boucher {138} : SM Pollock {108} : G Kirsten {101} : M Ntini {101} : HH Gibbs {90} : GC Smith {90} : AA Donald {72} : DJ Cullinan {70} : WJ Cronje {68} : AB de Villiers {65} : AG Prince {61} : ND McKennzie {58} : JN Rhodes {52} an JHB Waite {50}.

     

    - India were dismissed for 136 in the first innings of this Test providing the thirteenth occasion of India dismissed all out for a total less than 206 against South Africa. India has been dismissed for a total of less than 206 at Durban on four occasions. The other occasions are - 66 in the second innings in Dec 1996 : 100 in first innings

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  • Melbourne Test: Australia vs England

    - England's win by an innings and 157 runs in this Test provide the 93rd occasion of England winning a Test by an innings margin. This win also represents the 26th occasion of England's innings win against Australia.

     

    - England's win by an innings and 157 runs in this Test provides the seventh innings victory over Australia at Melbourne. Others are - by b innings and 225 runs in Feb 1912 : by an innings and 98 runs in Mar 1885 : by an innings and 29 runs in 1925 : by an innings and 27 runs in Jan 1883 : by an innings and 14 runs in Dec 1986 and by an innings and 04 runs in Feb 1975.

     

    - Thus England's win by an innings and 157 runs in this Test represents the second largest win by an innings at Melbourne. The largest win was by an innings and 225 runs in Feb 1912.

     

    - Australia suffered its 40th innings loss when it went down to England by an innings and 157 runs in this Test.

     

    - Australia was all out for 98 in the first innings of this Test providing the 37th occasion of it being

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  • Centurion Test, Day 5: South Africa vs India

    - South Africa won this Test by an innings and 25 runs providing the 37th occasion of India losing a Test match by an innings margin. The break up of 37 occasions read thus - vs Australia {09} : vs England {09} : vs NZl {01} : vs Pakistan {03} : vs South Africa {04}: vs Sri Lanka {02} and vs West Indies {09}.

     

    - The four innings defeats against South Africa read thus - lost by an innings and 90 runs at Ahmedabad in Apr 2008 : lost by an innings and 71 runs at Bangalore in Mar 2000 : lost by an innings and 25 runs at Centurion in Dec 2010 and lost by an innings and 06 runs at Nagpur in Feb 2010.

     

    - South Africa's innings victory in this Test provides its 35th innings win against various oppositions. The break up read thus - vs Australia {02} : vs Bangladesh {07} : vs England  {05} : vs India {04} : vs New Zealand {05} : vs Pakistan {01} : vs Sri Lanka {04} : vs West Indies {03} and vs Zimbabwe (04}.

     

    - South Africa's innings victory in this Test provides its first such win against

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  • Centurion Test, Day 4: South Africa vs India

    - India scored 454 for 8 in the third innings of this Test providing the eleventh occasion of India scoring 450 plus runs in the third innings of a Test match and the first such occasion against South Africa.

     

    - R Dravid completed 12000 runs when he was on 43 in India's second innings of this Test. He was dismissed for 43. He became the third batsman in the annals of Test cricket to aggregate 12000 runs. Others are SR Tendulkar {14509} and RT Ponting {12333}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar was playing his 175th Test - most by any cricketer in the annals of Test cricket. He made his 175th appearance most memorable by scoring 50th Test hundred in the second innings of this Test. At the end of the fourth day of this Test, he had scored 107 not out.

     

    - Break up of his 50 Test hundreds read thus - vs Australia {11} : vs Bangladesh {05} : vs England {07} : vs New Zealand {04} : vs Pakistan {02} : vs South Africa {06} : vs Sri Lanka {09} : vs West Indies {03} and vs Zimbabwe {03}.

     

    - SR Tendulkar and MS

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  • Centurion Test, Day 3: South Africa vs India

    - GC Smith and AN Petersen added 111 runs for the first wicket. HM Amla and JH Kallis added 230 runs for the third wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 224 runs for the fourth wicket in South Africa's first innings providing the second occasion of South African batsmen posting three century partnerships in an innings against India. The first such occasion was witnessed at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001. In this Test, in South Africa's first innings the first wicket realized 189 runs between G Kirsten and HH Gibbs, 130 runs were added for the third wicket between JH Kallis and ND McKenzie and 121 runs were added for the seventh wicket between L Klusener and MV Boucher.

     

    - GC Smith and AN Petersen added 111 runs for the first wicket. HM Amla and JH Kallis added 230 runs for the third wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 224 runs for the fourth wicket in South Africa's first innings providing the tenth occasion of South African batsmen posting three century partnerships in an

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