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SOUTH AFRICA 309/9d(78.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
No. of Tests to be completed in fewer balls in last 50 years than this Test which had only 907 balls. The Sharjah Test of 2002 between Pakistan and Australia last only 893 balls.
No. of smaller Test totals for Zimbabwe, than the 68 in this game. This is also the lowest total for any team this year.
Last time Morne Morkel took a five-wicket haul in Tests, before today's match. He had picked it against Australia at Adelaide in November 2012. His last five-for at home was in December 2010.
Score in the final session on first day. In first two sessions, 251 runs were scored for loss of four wickets while the last session saw 9 wickets for 88 runs in 29 overs.
Runs for Markram from his four Test innings, the fifth-most for any batsman. Javed Miandad leads the chart with 419 runs while the previous best among SA batsmen was 311 runs by Rudolf.
No. of 50+ scores for Aiden Markram from his 4 Test innings. He scored 97, 15 and 143 in the series against Bangladesh and has scored another fifty in this match.
Last time a four-day Test was hosted, which was between New Zealand and Pakistan in Auckland.
The Port Elizabeth Test didn't even get to its scheduled halfway point, but it still gave players from both sides enough time to form opinions about four-day Test cricket and playing under lights with the pink ball
Coach Heath Streak, meanwhile, has said Zimbabwe, if they are to play Tests at all, will need to play 'more than three or four a year'
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day
The stand-in captain said both South Africa's batsmen and bowlers got enough out of the four-day Test
Morne Morkel and Keshav Maharaj were South Africa's first and second-innings bowling heroes as Zimbabwe folded for 68 and 121 in a combined 72.4 overs