Stats: Look away if you're a Zimbabwe fan!

2017-12-28 12:00
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas sealed an emphatic Test win on Day 2 of the four-day day/night Test against Zimbabwe in St Georges Park on Wednesday.

South Africa demolished Zimbabwe by an innings and 120 runs in the historic pink ball Test in Port Elizabeth.

READ: SA cricket in 2017: 5 talking points

Here are some of the more important numbers from South Africa's win against Zimbabwe:

1973 - the last time a four-day Test match was hosted, which was between New Zealand and Pakistan in Auckland.

907 -  the amount of balls bowled in the Test, the fewest in 50 years since a Sharjah Test between Pakistan and Australia, which only lasted 893 balls.

9th - shortest completed Test match.

68 - is the lowest Test innings total for a team in 2017 and 4th lowest Test innings total for Zimbabwe.

5th - Test to end within 2 days in the last 50 years.

2nd - Test that South Africa have managed to win in 2 days after their Newlands triumph over Zimbabwe in March 2005.

2012 - was the last time Morne Morkel took a five-wicket haul in Test cricket. It came at the Adelaide Oval against Australia. 

380 - runs for Aiden Markram from his last four innings, the fifth most by any batsman.

205 - catches for AB de Villiers in Tests (101 as a wicket-keeper, 104 as a fielder). He is the third South African to complete over 200 catches.

4 - De Villiers is tied for second in most dismissals by a stand-in wicket-keeper in a Test innings, behind Pakistan's Imrul Kayes with 5 dismissals in 2017.

5th - De Villiers was the fifth captain to declare before stumps on day 1 of a Test match.

3rd - time Zimbabwe have lost a Test match in under two days. Twice against South Africa (2005 and 2017) and then against New Zealand in 2005.

4th - time South Africa have bowled out an opposition for under 70 in Test cricket in the last 10 years.

72.4 - overs it took for South Africa to bowl Zimbabwe out. It is the least amount of overs they have taken to claim 20 wickets in a Test. The previous was 73.2 overs vs India in Durban in 1996.

309-9d - is the lowest first innings declared total in Test history to win the match by an innings margin.

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