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Statistical highlights of India-South Africa fourth Test

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# Ajinkya Rahane (89 not out off 155 balls) has recorded the highest score by any batsman in the current rubber, bettering the 85 off 105 balls by Abraham de Villiers at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore last month.

# Rahane's knock is his first fifty in seven Test innings in India - his eighth in Tests.

# Rahane had managed just 47 runs in his previous six innings in Tests on Indian soil - the sequence of scores being 7, 1, 15, 2, 13 & 9.

# Ferozshah Kotla is the only ground where in all the 33 instances, a captain winning the toss has opted to bat. Among the Test ground with more than 10 Tests, Ferozshah Kotla is the only ground to enjoy such a record.

# India (231/7) have registered the highest score of the current series, eclipsing the 215 by India at Nagpur in the third Test last month.

# Virat Kohli (44) has recorded his highest Test score at Ferozshah Kotla, bettering the 41 vs Australia in March 2013.

# The partnership of 70 between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane is the first fifty-plus stand for the fourth wicket in the present series.

# The stand of 59 between Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja is the first fifty-plus stand for the seventh wicket in the present rubber.

# Kyle Abbot (3/23 off 17 overs) has registered his second best bowling figures in Tests next only to the 7 for 29 vs Pakistan at Centurion in February 2013.

# Abbot's superb economy rate of 1.35 is the best by any bowler delivering atleast 15 overs in an innings at Ferozshah Kotla, bettering the 1.36 produced by New Zealand's Harry Cave during his figures of 50-28-68-1 in December 1955.

# Dane Piedt (4/101), playing in his second Test, in three consecutive innings, has taken four wickets in an innings. Against Zimbabwe on his debut at Harare last year, he had taken 4 for 90 & 4 for 62.

# By winning all the four tosses in the series, Virat became the second Indian captain to win all the tosses in a series of four or more Tests. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi had won all the five tosses vs England in 1963-64.

# 41 wickets to have fallen on the first days of four Tests has equalled a record for most wickets that have fallen on the first days of a bilateral series of four or fewer Tests - the last such instance being in the 1895-96 series between England and South Africa.

# Virat Kohli (44) has recorded his highest Test score at Ferozshah Kotla in Tests, bettering the 41 vs Australia in March 2013.

# Rohit Sharma's first duck in India is his fourth in Tests. He has posted two ducks vs South Africa (both golden ducks) and one each vs New Zealand and Australia.

# Rohit is averaging 6.50 in the present series - his tally being 26 in four innings at a strike rate of 35.13. Both his batting average (minimum two innings) and strike rate are his worst in a Test series.

# As number three batsman, Rohit is averaging 21.40 in Tests - his tally being 107 in five innings, including a fifty - 53 vs Australia at Sydney in January 2015.

# Ajinkya Rahane has managed 179 runs (127 + 52 not out) - the second highest in a Test match by him behind the 195 (147 + 48) vs Australia at Melbourne in December 2014.

# Rahane, with his aforesaid tally in the Delhi Test, has established an Indian record for a number five batsman in a Test match vs South Africa, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's 178 (169 & 9) at Cape Town in January 1997.

# Rahane's unbeaten fifty is his third vs South Africa - his eighth in Tests.

# Rahane is the fourth Indian batsman after Mohammad Azharuddin (109 & 52 at Kolkata in 1996-97), Rahul Dravid (148 & 81 at Johannesburg in 1996-97) and Virat Kohli (119 & 96 at Johannesburg in 2013-14) to post a century and a fifty in the same Test match vs South Africa.

# Cheteshwar Pujara has amassed 202 runs at an average of 33.66 in six innings - his lowest aggregate in a four-Test series at home.

# Virat Kohli (2989 runs at an average of 44.61 in 41 Tests), including 11 hundreds and 12 fifties in 41 Tests, is all set to complete his 3000 runs in Tests.

# Thanks to his unbeaten 83, Kohli is averaging fifty-plus (51.88) vs South Africa in Tests - his tally being 467 in ten innings, including a hundred and two fifties.

# Kohli, at 27 years 28 days, is the third youngest Indian captain to post a fifty-plus at Ferozshah Kotla. At the age of 23 years 34 days, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi had made an unbeaten 203 vs England at this venue in February 1964.

# During the course of his aforesaid innings, Kohli has completed his 1,000 runs in Tests in India - his tally being 1054 (ave.47.90), including three centuries and seven fifties, in 17 Tests.

# Virat Kohli has totalled 891 runs at an average of 55.68, including four hundreds and two fifties - the second highest tally by an Indian skipper after ten Tests next only to Sunil Gavaskar's 1031 (ave.79.31) including five hundreds and three fifties.

# Kohli and Rahane put on 133 (unfinished)- India's highest for the fifth wicket vs South Africa in Tests in India, surpassing the 110 between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly at Ahmedabad in April 2008.

# The aforesaid partnership is the second highest for India for the fifth wicket vs South Africa behind the 220 between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar at Bloemfontein in November 2001. The said unbroken stand of 133 is the first century partnership for any wicket in the current rubber.

# With Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli has managed 1094 runs in 21 innings at an average of 54.70 in 21 innings, including three century partnerships. With Cheteshwar Pujara, he has managed 1135 runs at an average of 49.34, including 3 stands of 100 or more.

# Ajinkya Rahane is the first Indian batsman to record a hundred in each innings of a Test match vs South Africa. In all, he is the fifth Indian batsman to post a century in each innings of a Test match, joining Sunil Gavaskar (3 times), Rahul Dravid (twice), Vijay Hazare and Virat Kohli.

# Rahane hit four sixes during his 127 in first innings and three in the course of his unbeaten 100 in the second to become the second Indian batsman after Harbhajan Singh to record at least three sixes in each innings of a Test match.

# Seven sixes posted by Rahane in Delhi Test is the joint second highest by an Indian batsman in a Test behind the eight by Navjot Singh Sidhu during his innings of 124 vs Sri Lanka at Lucknow in January 1994. Besides Rahane and Sidhu, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan have hit seven sixes in a Test match.

# Rahane has totalled 227 runs (127 + 100 not out) - the highest tally in a Test match by him, eclipsing the 195 (147 + 48) vs Australia at Melbourne in December 2014.

# With 266 runs at an average of 53.20, Rahane is the leading run-getter on either side in the series. He is the only one to register two hundreds in the present series. No other batsman has recorded even one. He became the first Indian batsman to post three Test centuries this year.

# Rahane has registered six centuries in Tests - one each vs Australia, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand and two vs South Africa.

# Virat Kohli (2994 runs at an average of 44.02 in 41 Tests, including 11 hundreds and 12 fifties) needs six runs to complete his 3000 runs in Tests. With his splendid 88, Kohli is averaging 47.20 vs South Africa in Tests - his aggregate being 472 in ten innings, including a hundred and two fifties.

# In the course of his knock, Kohli has completed his 1,000 runs in Tests in India - his aggregate being 1059 (ave.46.04), including three centuries and seven fifties, in 17 Tests.

# Kohli has managed 896 runs at an average of 52.70, including four centuries and two fifties - the second highest tally by an Indian skipper after ten Tests behind Sunil Gavaskar's 1031 (ave. 79.31) including five hundreds and three fifties.

# Amla's strike rate of 11.11 is the lowest by any batsman in a Test innings of 200 or more balls.

# Amla and de Villiers have recorded run rate of 0.78 during their unbroken partnership of 23 off 176 balls - the lowest by any pair with at least 175 balls, surpassing the 0.91 during their stand of 27 off 177 balls between de Villiers and Kyle Abbott vs Australia at Cape Town in March 2014.

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