Statistical highlights of day one of a fourth Test between India and South Africa in New Delhi on Thursday:
# Virat Kohli (44) has available his top Test measure at Ferozshah Kotla in Tests, bettering a 41 vs Australia in March 2013.
# Kyle Abbot (3/23 off 17 overs) has purebred his second best bowling total in Tests subsequent usually to a 7 for 29 vs Pakistan during Centurion in Feb 2013.
# Abbot’s glorious economy rate of 1.35 is a best by any bowler delivering during slightest 15 overs in an innings during Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi, bettering a 1.36 constructed by New Zealand’s Harry Cave during his total of 50-28-68-1 in Dec 1955.
# Dane Piedt (4/101), appearing in his second Test, in three consecutive innings, has taken 4 wickets in an innings. Against Zimbabwe on his entrance during Harare final year, he had taken 4 for 90 4 for 62.
# Ajinkya Rahane (89 off 155 balls) has available a highest score by any batsman in a stream rubber, bettering a 85 off 105 balls by Abraham de Villiers during M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore final month.
# Rahane’s pleasing hit is his initial fifty in 7 Test innings in India – his eighth in Tests.
# Rahane had managed usually 47 runs in his prior 6 innings in Tests on Indian dirt – a method of scores being 7, 1, 15, 2, 13 9
# As opposite his home normal of 22.66, Rahane is averaging 46.37 in abroad Tests.
# Ferozshah Kotla is a usually belligerent where in all a 33 instances, a captain winning a toss has opted to bat. Among the Test belligerent with some-more than 10 Tests, Ferozshah Kotla is the usually belligerent to suffer such a record.
# India (231/7) have purebred a top measure of the current series, eclipsing a 215 by India during Nagpur in the third Test final month.
# By winning all a 4 tosses in a series, Virat became the second Indian captain to win all a tosses in a array of four or some-more Tests. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi had won all the five tosses vs England in 1963-64.
# The partnership of 70 between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane is a initial fifty-plus mount for a fourth wicket in the benefaction series.
# The mount of 59 between Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja is the first fifty-plus mount for a seventh wicket in a present rubber.
# 41 wickets to have depressed on a initial days of 4 Tests has equalled a record for many wickets that have depressed on the first days of a shared array of 4 or fewer Tests – the last such instance being in a 1895-96 array between England and South Africa.