16 Wickets Fall on Day 3 - Umesh’s Big Feat & Faf’s Poor Run
India are two wickets from a 3-0 series whitewash after South Africa finished the third day at 132/8 following on in their second innings on Monday.
Mohammed Shami (3/10) and Umesh Yadav (2/35) shared five wickets. The visitors are still 203 runs behind India's first innings total of 497/9.
Here’s a look at some of the stats from a day when the hosts took 16 wickets and Zubayr Hamza was the Proteas’ highest-scorer with his first innings 62.
Another Proteas Collapse
- Zubayr Hamza's 62 is his maiden fifty in Tests, surpassing the 41 on debut vs Pakistan in January this year.
- Faf du Plessis' performance in Tests in Asia is mediocre. He’s managed just 545 runs in fifteen Tests at an average of 22.70, including three fifties, at a poor strike rate of 37.76. His aggregate includes three fifty-plus - two against India and one (80 at Galle in 2014 - his highest in Asia) against Sri Lanka.
- South Africa's average per dismissal (4.83) for the first wicket is their worst performance in a Test series when they batted atleast in five innings.
- Hamza and Temba Bavuma were invovled in a stand of 91 - South Africa's first fifty-plus partnership for the fourth wicket in the present series, eclipsing the 32 between Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram in the Visakhapatnam Test.
India On Top
- Virat Kohli's eight instances of enforcing the follow-on is an Indian record, eclipsing the seven by Mohammad Azharuddin.
- The last occasion when South Africa were asked to follow-on in consecutive Tests was in 2012 against Australia - Sydney and Johannesburg.
- India's first innings lead of 335 in the present Test is their second highest against South Africa behind the 347-run lead in the 2009-10 Kolkata Test.
- Umesh Yadav is the second pace bowler after West Indian Courtney Walsh to take three wickets or more in five successive Test innings in India - 6/88 & 4/45 vs West Indies at Hyderabad in 2018; 3/37 & 3/22 vs South Africa at Pune and 3/40 at Ranchi.
- Shahbaz Nadeem is the fourth Indian bowler to take his first wicket in Tests via stumping - the first three being Woorkeri Raman, M.Venkataraman and Ashish Kapoor.
- Sixteen wickets fell today - the joint third highest taken by India in a day's play - the highest being 20 vs Afghanistan at Bengaluru in 2018.
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