Australia vs South Africa, Perth Test: Statistical Highlights from Day 1

Faf du Plessis managed to hold on as Australia exerted pressure on Day 1 of the Perth Test.

updated: November 30, 2012 19:41 IST
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New Delhi: South Africa struggled on the opening day of the third Test at Perth vs Australia. Here are the statistical highlights from the day's play.

# Faf du Plessis' magnificent unbeaten 78 is his third innings of 75-plus in a row since debut against Australia - his scores are 78 and 110 not out at Adelaide and 78 not out at Perth

# Plessis is the first batsman to post three successive innings of 75 or more since making Test debut. He has averaged 266.00 so far in Tests - his tally being 266, including a century and two innings of 75 or more. His superb average is the highest by a South African after his first three Test innings

# South Africa (225) have posted their lowest score in Tests at Perth

# In three consecutive Tests, a side batting first has failed to cross 300 in the first innings at Perth. Australia had totalled 268 against England in 2010 and India 161 in 2012.

# Nathan Lyon (3/41) has recorded his best bowling performance against South Africa in Tests.

# Vernon Philander and Plessis have registered 64 for the eighth wicket - South Africa's highest against Australia at Perth.

# Abraham de Villiers' batting statistics as a Test wicketkeeper is just average - his tally being 380 at an average of 29.23 in 15 innings with just one fifty.

# While not playing as a wicketkeeper, de villiers has averaged 50.42 in Tests - 5345 in 119 innings, including 13 centuries and 28 fifties.