India fell short by 72 runs in the 1st test match against South Africa and as ever, numbers played a vital role in the eventual outcome of the match. On the back of that, we take a look at the statistical preview of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa by listing all the key figures and statistics ahead of the much-hyped clash.
Statistical Preview for India-South Africa’s 2nd Test
The statistical preview for South Africa vs India 2nd test match sees Hashim Amla edge closer to 2 milestones while Cheteshwar Pujara is also nearing a personal landmark. Also, South Africa’s dominance is also highlighted in our 2nd test match statistical preview.
5 – South Africa have failed to win only 5 of the 22 test matches played at Centurion’s SuperSport Park taking their win % to 77.27% at this venue.
Out of those 5 matches without the win, 3 were draws and only England (in 2000) and Australia (in 2014) have managed to beat the Proteas at Centurion.
India have played just one test match at Centurion back in 2010 which ended in an innings and 25 runs defeat. A lot of recent trend and history has to change if India are to cause any major upset in the 2nd test match against South Africa.
17 – Hashim Amla needs another 17 runs to complete 5000 test matches runs in South Africa. He will be the inly second batsman after Jacques Kallis to achieve this feat. Amla has 4483 runs from 58 test matches in South Africa with 16 centuries and 20 half-centuries.
17.43 – Kagiso Rabada has the best bowling average among all the bowlers who have picked 50 or more test match wickets in South Africa. Rabada has picked 69 wickets in 12 test matches in South Africa at an average of 17.43. Very close next best is Vernon Philander who averages 18 after picking 107 wickets in 23 test matches in South Africa.
56 – Dale Steyn will miss the 2nd test vs India at Centurion’s SuperSport Park but the deadly fast bowler is way ahead in the list of highest wicket-takers at this venue with 56 scalps to his name. Among the current lot, Vernon Philander has 22 wickets and Kagiso Rabada has 18 wickets to his name at Centurion’s SuperSport park.
66 – Hashim Amla needs 66 more runs to overhaul Jacques Kallis’ tally of 1267 runs which is the most by any batsman at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. Amla has 1202 runs at this venue with 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries.
Meanwhile, AB de Villiers is also close to breaking Kallis’ record as he has scored 1157 runs at Centurion and needs another 111 runs to go ahead of the legendary South African all-rounder.
74 – Cheteshwar Pujara needs 74 more runs to reach his 4500 run-mark in test match cricket. He will be the 13th Indian player to achieve this feat.
99 – South African skipper needs another 99 runs to complete his 3000 runs in test match cricket. He will be the 16th South African player to achieve this feat.