– Virat Kohli gained the toss and put the South Africans into bat. The final occasion of such a occurring in a Check at Bangalore was in November 1974 – versus West Indies. Since then, 19 Checks had been performed earlier than the present one, and the captain profitable the toss had batted first.
– AB de Villiers’s thirty eighth fifty in Checks is his fourth versus India. In India, his document is sort of spectacular – his tally being 536 in eleven innings at a mean of fifty three.60, together with 100 and three fifties.
– De Villiers turned the third South African participant to amass 1,000 runs or extra vs India in Exams – his combination being 1,029 (common forty two.87) in 15 matches, becoming a member of Jacques Kallis (1,734 at a mean of sixty nine.36 in 18 matches and Hashim Amla (1,257 at a mean of fifty.28 in sixteen matches).
– On the current Indian tour, de Villiers has managed 741 runs at a mean of sixty seven.36 in eleven matches.