Check 10 Unique Records Set In SA vs IND 2nd Test In Cape Town

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In a thrilling encounter at Newlands in Cape Town during the New Year test match on January 3, India emerged victorious against South Africa in the second Test match, securing a historic win by seven wickets while chasing down a target of 79 runs. The match witnessed an extraordinary turn of events with 33 wickets falling in just five sessions. 

We at OneCricket, explore the historic Test match and bring you 10 significant unique records from the encounter.

1. India's First-Ever Test Win at Newlands


India's triumph marked their first-ever Test match victory at Newlands in Cape Town. Previously, in six matches at the venue, India had managed only two draws and suffered four defeats. This win also established India as the first Asian side to claim victory at Newlands.

2. India's Maiden Test Win while Chasing in SA


This victory holds significant importance as it marked the first time India won a Test match in South Africa while chasing. India's previous four wins on South African soil were achieved while batting first.

3. Shortest Completed Test Match

This clash between South Africa and India set a new record for the shortest completed Test match, with only 642 balls played. South Africa's first innings saw them bundled out for 55 in just 23.2 overs, and India's response of 153 came in 34.5 overs. India then chased down the target in a mere 12 overs. This surpasses the previous record set in 1932 between Australia and South Africa at the MCG.

4. Third Occasion of India Winning Inside 2 Days

India clinched their third Test win inside two days, previously achieving this against Afghanistan in 2018 and England in 2021. Notably, this is the first time India has won a Test match inside two days outside of India.

5. South Africa's Lowest All-Out Score Vs India

South Africa's first-innings score of 55 was their lowest all-out total against India in Test cricket. This performance surpassed their previous low of 62 against India in Mumbai in 2021.

6. South Africa's Lowest Score since Readmission:

Since their readmission to Test cricket, South Africa recorded their lowest all-out total of 55. This score broke their previous lowest against Sri Lanka in 2018 (73/10 at Galle).

7. Second-Fastest Century vs India, ft. Markram

image-lr3lo0gxAiden Markram (AP Photo)

Aiden Markram's brilliant century scored in 99 balls, became the second-fastest by a South African against India. AB de Villiers holds the record with a 75-ball ton in Centurion in 2010.

8. Jasprit Bumrah's Remarkable Achievements

Jasprit Bumrah's outstanding performance in the match elevated him to the third-highest wicket-taker among Indian bowlers in South Africa, with 38 wickets. He also joined the ranks of Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Zaheer Khan with six five-wicket hauls in SENA nations. 

9. Bumrah Surpasses Warne and Anderson

Jasprit Bumrah's six-wicket haul at Newlands propelled him to the second-highest wicket-taker among visiting bowlers at the venue, surpassing Shane Warne and James Anderson. Colin Blythe from England leads with 25 wickets.

10. Dean Elgar's Milestone and Retirement

In his final Test match, Dean Elgar achieved the unique feat of becoming the fourth Proteas player to score 1000 or more runs against India. Elgar, with 1012 runs, joined the elite company of Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, and AB de Villiers. Additionally, he concluded his Test career as South Africa's eighth-highest run-scorer, amassing 5347 runs with 14 centuries and 23 fifties.