South Africa vs India 1st Test 2023-24 Highlights

Watch the highlights of South Africa vs India 1st Test 2023-24 - India tour of South Africa 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between India and South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion in 26th December to 28th December 2023.

South Africa vs India 1st Test 2023-24 Highlights
Dean Elgar, playing his penultimate Test, walks back after scoring 185 © Associated Press

Dean Elgar's scintillating 185 and Pace Bowling attack as South Africa stunning innings and 32-run victory over India and take a 1-0 lead inside three days in a one-sided game of the first Test match.

Match Stats : 
  • South Africa's innings and 32-run win was their third largest victory by terms of innings and runs against India in Test matches and It is their biggest win at their home venue in Tests, previous biggest win by innings & 25-runs at same venue in 2010.
  • KL Rahul became the first visiting player to scored two centuries at SuperSport Park, Centurion in Tests.
  • KL Rahul became the third Indian batsman to scored two centuries in South Africa in Tests after Sachin Tendulkar (5) and Virat Kohli (2).
  • KL Rahul became the second Indian batsman to score a century in their maiden Test as wicket-keeper, Vijay Manjrekar's 118 against West Indies at Kingston in 1953. This is the first time he played as a designated wicket-keeper in his 55-Test matches career.
  • KL Rahul because the second Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred in South Africa after Rishabh Pant.
  • KL Rahul hit 3 Fifty-plus scores in his first international as wicket-keeper across all three formats, his 80 against Australia in his first ODI as wicket-keeper at Rajkot in 2020 and 56 against New Zealand in his first T20I as wicketkeeper at Auckland in 2020.
  • 6 : KL Rahul equalled a joint second most centuries hit in outside Asia in Tests, jointly with Ajinkya Rahana. Only Virat Kohli has scored 13 hundreds.
  • KL Rahul scored 79.21 percentage of his runs through boundaries during his 101 - The third highest percentage of runs scored with boundaries by an Indian batsman in a Test hundred after Shikhar Dhawan's 87.85% in his 107 run innings against Afghanistan at Bengaluru in 2018 and VVS Laxman's 80.65% in his unbeaten innings of 124 against New Zealand at Napier in 2009.
  • Kagiso Rabada's 5 for 59 was his tenth best bowling figures for South Africa in Test matches and his best-bowling-figures against India in Tests, previous best was 4 for 42 at same venue in 2021 Boxing day Test.
  • Kagiso Rabada's 5 for 59 was his 14th 5-wicket haul or more wickets for South Africa in Test matches and the joint fifth most five-wicket haul or more wickets by an South Africa in Tests, jointly with Hugh Tayfield.
  • India's 245 was their fourth lowest score against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion in Test matches.
  • Dean Elgar's 185 was his second highest score for South Africa in Test matches and the fifth highest-score by an South African batsman against India in Tests.
  • Dean Elgar's 185 was the fifth highest score by an South African batsman at SuperSport Park, Centurion in Tests.
  • South Africa's 408 was their second highest score against India at SuperSport Park, Centurion in Tests after their 620 in 2010.
  • 111 : Dean Elgar and Marco Jansen set up the fourth highest sixth-wicket partnership for South Africa against India in Test matches.
  • Marco Jansen's 84 was his highest score for South Africa in Test matches and the third highest-score by an South African No.7 batsman against India in Tests after Quinton de Kock's 111 at Visakhapatnam in 2019 and Brian McMillan's 98 at Johannesburg in 1992.
  • The balls faced by India - 205 was their joint second fewest deliveries faced of a Test innings and It is their joint fewest balls faced in South African soil in Tests, jointly their 205 deliveries faced at Durban in 1996 Boxing day Test - when India all-out for 66 in their second innings.
  • 1263 Balls bowled in this Test match - The shortest completed Test between South Africa and India. The previous shortest match was 1335 balls at Ranchi in 2019.

* KL Rahul and Kagiso Rabada headlines in a rain-hit 59-overs boxing day of the first Test match.

* Dean Elgar's scintillating unbeaten 140 and Debutant David Bedingham's impressive debut fifty leads South Africa take a 11-run lead after KL Rahul's majestic century in the day two of the first Test match.

* Devastating bowling attack from trio Nandre Burger, Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada as India bowled out for 131, despite a Virat Kohli's fighting 76 and South Africa win by innings and 32-runs in the third day of the first Test match.

India 1st Innings scored 245 for all-out in 67.4 overs with top scorer by KL Rahul blasted a 101 off 137-balls - which was his 8th Test hundred and his second century against South Africa in Tests - including 14-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 73.72.

Virat Kohli cracked a 38 off 64-balls including 5-fours, Shreyas Iyer hit 31 off 50-balls included 3-fours & a six, Shardul Thakur struck 24 off 33-balls with 3-fours and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 17 off 37-balls contained 4-fours.

1st Innings South Africa best bowler by Kagiso Rabada claimed a 5-wicket haul for 59-runs in 20-overs including four maidens, Debutant Nandre Burger - who took 3-wickets on his debut Test match, Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee both took one-wickets.

South Africa 1st Innings scored 408 for all-out in 108.4 overs with top scorer by Dean Elgar blasted a 185 off 287-balls including 28-fours.

Marco Jansen hit a unbeaten 84 off 147-balls including 11-fours & a six, Debutant David Bedingham - who hit 56 off 87-balls on his debut Test match - included 7-fours & 2-sixes, Tony de Zorzi scored 28 off 62-balls included 5-fours and Gerald Coetzee cracked a 19 off 18-balls contained 2-fours & a six.

1st Innings India best bowler by Jasprit Bumrah claimed a 4-wickets for 69-runs in 26.4-overs, Mohammed Siraj both took 2-wickets.

Debutant Prasidh Krishna - who took one-wicket on his debut Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur both took one-wickets.

India 2nd Innings bundled out for 131 in 34.1 overs with top scorer by Virat Kohli hammered a 76 off 82-balls including 12-fours & a six with strike rate of 92.68, Shubman Gill hit 26 off 37-balls included 6-fours and Shreyas Iyer 6.

2nd Innings South Africa best bowler by Nandre Burger claimed a 4-wickets for 33-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Marco Jansen picked up 3-wickets for 36-runs in 7.1-overs and Kagiso Rabada took 2-wickets.

Dean Elgar named Player of the match for his scintillating batting performance to smashed a 185-runs knocked off facing 287-balls including 28-fours.

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