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SA Vs IND: India Eye Win In Centurion Test As KL Rahul Enters Record Books - Statistical Highlights

India are on course for a victory against South Africa in the ongoing first Test match at Centurion. The Virat Kohli-led side needs six wickets on the final day on Thursday to go 1-0 up in the series.

SA Vs IND: India Eye Win In Centurion Test As KL Rahul Enters Record Books - Statistical Highlights
India opener KL Rahul scored a century in the first innings against South Africa in the ongoing first Test match at Centurion. | AP
SA Vs IND: India Eye Win In Centurion Test As KL Rahul Enters Record Books - Statistical Highlights
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2021-12-30T09:40:34+05:30

KL Rahul faced 334 balls for 146 runs in both innings of the first Test match against South Africa at Centurion. His 334 balls are the most by any overseas Test opener at this ground. (More Cricket News)

Among all openers, only South African Herschelle Gibbs (341 balls) and AB de Villiers (334 balls) have faced more balls than KL Rahul in a Centurion Test. (Highlights)

Among all overseas batters, only Shaun Marsh has faced more balls than KL Rahul in a Test match at this venue. The Australian batter faced 372 balls for his 192 runs in an Australian victory in 2013-14. Rahul’s 334 balls in this match are also the most faced by him in a Test match.

The right-hander faced 311 balls for his 199-run knock against England at Chennai in December 2016 which was his previous highest number of balls faced in a Test match.

Most Balls Faced By An Overseas Batter At Centurion In Tests:

Balls-Runs-Batter-Season-Result

372-192-Shaun Marsh (AUS)-2013-14-Australia won

334-146-KL Rahul (IND)-2021-22-Awaited

329-97-Jonathan Trott (ENG)-2009-10-Match drawn

325-94-Graham Thorpe (ENG)-2004-05-Match drawn

311-127-Steve Waugh (AUS)-1996-97-South Africa won

Most Balls Faced By KL Rahul In Tests:

Balls-Runs-Opponent-Venue-Season-Result

334-146-South Africa-Centurion-2021-22-Awaited

311-199-England-Chennai-2016-17-India won

303-158-West Indies-Kingston-2016-Match drawn

302-126-Australia-Sydney-2014-15-Match drawn

290-141-Australia-Bengaluru-2016-17-India won

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