Records galore for Proteas at Chepauk

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Chennai: South Africa today set a series of records on the second day of the first cricket test against India at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here.

South Africa posted their highest ever total against India in India when they surpassed their best score of 510/9 declared at Kanpur during 2004-2005.

The visitors became the first team to 81 boundries in an innings, surpassing Australia's record of 72 fours in 1986-1987.

South African batsman Hasim Amla scored his first century against India, beating his previous record of 63 at Capetown in 2006. He also became the second South African batsman to score over 150 runs in an innings in India.

The first batsman was Andrew Hall, who scored 163 at Kanpur during 2004-2005 series.

Wicket keeper batsman Mark Boucher also got highest score of 85 against India surpassing his previous best of 68 not out at Port Elizabeth during 2001-2002.

Morne Morkel also scored his highest of 35 runs against the hosts erasing his previous best of 31 not out at Durban during the 2006-2007 series.


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