Scores abstract: South Africa 286 (AB de Villiers 65, Faf du Plessis 62; Bhuvneshwar Kumar four/87) and 130 (Mohammed Shami three/28, Jasprit Bumrah three/39) beat India 209 (Hardik Pandya 93; Vernon Philander three/33, Kagiso Rabada three/34) and 135 (Ravichandran Ashwin 37; Vernon Philander 6/42, Morne Morkel 2/39, Kagiso Rabada 2/41)
- Debutant: Jasprit Bumrah grew to become India’s 290th Check participant, having been handed his Check debut forward of the specialists, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
- Face to face: The 72-run loss in Cape City was India’s ninth Check defeat on South Africa soil, the place they’ve gained solely two Exams (Johannesburg 2006, Durban 2010) thus far. Seven of the 18 Exams have resulted in attracts.
- Vernon Philander registered his finest bowling figures in a Check innings within the second innings on the PPC Newlands, taking 6 for 42 and principally main the Proteas to a win. He completed with match figures of 9/75.
- Wicketkeeping document: Wriddhiman Saha grew to become the primary Indian wicketkeeper to have an effect on 10 dismissals in a Check match, going previous MS Dhoni’s document of 9 dismissals, in opposition to Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) in 2014.
- Dale Steyn, by taking 2/51 within the first innings, grew to become the tenth highest wicket-taker in Check cricket, with 419 wickets, going previous India’s Harbhajan Singh (on 417). He’s two wickets in need of turning into South Africa’s highest wicket-taker in Check cricket.
- Virat Kohli suffered his fourth Check defeat as captain, in what was his 33rd Check as captain.