Statistical Highlight: Durban Test, Day 2

Harbhajan Singh (4/10) has recorded his best bowling performance in South Africa, outstripping the 2 for 79 at Port Elizabeth in November 2001.

updated: December 27, 2010 17:19 IST
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Durban Test - second day's highlights:
# Harbhajan Singh (4/10) has recorded his best bowling performance in South Africa, outstripping the 2 for 79 at Port Elizabeth in November 2001.
# Harbhajan has taken his tally of wickets against South Africa to 51 (ave.28.21) in 10 Tests, including three five-wicket hauls.
# Harbhajan is the third Indian bowler to capture 50 wickets or more against South Africa, joining Anil Kumble (84 in 21 Tests) and Javagal Srinath (64 in 13).
# Zaheer Khan's tally of 21 ducks is exceeded only by Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (23) for India in Tests.
# Zaheer has now dismissed Graeme Smith ten times in international cricket - the most times by an Indian bowler - five times in Tests, four times in ODIs and once in Twenty20 International.
# All ten Indian players were caught out, providng the second instance for India against South Africa - the first was at Port Elizabeth in 1992-93 when all ten batsmen were caught in India's total of 212.
# Rahul Dravid is the first fielder in Test annals to held 200 catches.
# Dale Steyn's catch by Dravid was not only his 200th in Tests but also the 50th off Harbhajan Singh.  He has held 55 catches off Anil Kumble's bowling - the most catches off any Indian bowler.  
# South Africa's 131 is their second lowest against India in South Africa - the lowest being the 84 at Johannesburg in December 2006.
South Africa's lowest totals against India
Score Overs  Venue             Series                   Result for SA
 84   25.1   Johannesburg     2006-07               Lost by 123 runs
105   38.5   Ahmedabad      1996-97                Lost by  64 runs
121   55.5   Kanpur             2007-08                Lost by 8 wickets
131   37.2   Durban             2010-11                      Awaited
South Africa's lowest totals since January 2000
Score Overs Opponents Venue          Series                 Result for SA
 84   25.1  India     Johannesburg      2006-07                Lost by 123 runs
121   55.5  India     Kanpur               2007-08                Lost by 8 wickets
124   40.0  Pakistan  P.Elizabeth      2006-07                Lost by 5 wickets
128   67.0  Australia Adelaide           2001-02                Lost by 246 runs
131   56.2  England   Nottingham         2003                  Lost by 70 runs
131   37.2  India     Durban               2010-11                      Awaited
133   38.3  Australia Johannesburg   2001-02                Lost by an innings & 360 runs
133   50.0  England   Durban             2009-10               Lost by an innings& 98 runs
# Dale Steyn (6/50) has recorded his 15th five-wicket haul in Tests - his third against India.
# Steyn has claimed 46 wickets (ave.18.60) in nine Tests against India.  His tally of 59 wickets (ave.21.22) in eleven Tests in 2010 is the second highest, next only to Graeme Swann - 62 (ave.25.85) in 14 Tests.
# Steyn's magnificent figures of 6 for 50 are his third best in Tests - the best two being the 7 for 51 against India at Nagpur in February this year and 6 for 49 against New Zealand at Centurion in November 2007.
# Steyn's above figures are his best at Kingsmead, Durban, eclipsing the 6 for 72 against West Indies in January 2008.
# Sreesanth's eighth duck in Tests is his fourth in eight Tests against South Africa.
# Zaheer has posted his 21st Test duck - his third against South Africa.  
# Zaheer has captured 44 wickets at 22.18 runs apiece in only nine Tests - the highest by an Indian bowler in 2010.
# Mark Boucher is the first South African  wicketkeeper to effect five dismissals in an innings against India twice.
# Boucher holds a world record for effecting five dismissals or more in an innings 13 times.  He has overtaken Rodney Marsh's tally of five dismissals or more in an innings twelve times.
# Abraham de Villiers' first duck against India is his second in Tests. 
# Virender Sehwag's 32 is his highest innings at Kingsmead, Durban, eclipsing the 25 in the first innings of the present Test.
# Sehwag has amassed 1422 (ave.61.82) in 14 Tests this year - his second best performance in terms of run-aggregate in a calendar year, next only to the 1462 (ave.56.23) in 14 Tests in 2008.
# Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to amass 1400 in a calendar year twice.
# Sachin Tendulkar's runs' tally of 1562 (ave. 78.10) in 14 Tests this year is the fourth highest in a calendar year - the three highest being 1788 in 2006 by Mohammad Yousuf, 1710 in 1976 by Vivian Richards and 1656 in 2008 by Graeme Smith.
# Harbhajan has captured 41 wickets at 40.97 runs apiece in 12 Tests this year - the second highest tally for India, next only to Zaheer (44)
# The six batsmen with 1,000 runs or more this year so far have been - Sachin Tendulkar (1562), Virender Sehwag (1422), Jonathan Trott (1298), Alastair Cook (1287), Hashim Amla (1233) and Jacques Kallis (1181).